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Mr. James Dunn, 89

Mr. James Dunn, 89, of Hazlehurst died Dec. 3 at Jeff Davis Hospital.
Mr. Dunn was born April 13, 1931, in Appling County. He is preceded in death by his parents Jewell Dunn and Bernice Crosby Dunn, his wife, Eddie Merle Spann Dunn, son, James Edward Dunn Jr. (Jimbo), brothers, Norman Dunn, W.R. Dunn, Reddar Dunn and Max Dunn, sisters, Lillian D. White, Adell D. Miller and Merlene D. Kelly. Mr. Dunn was the owner and operator of Dunn-Rite Cabinet Shop, organized the Jeff Davis County Fire Department and served as volunteer Fire Chief, was instrumental in starting the Senior Citizens Nutrition Program, Transportation Program, and Multi-Purpose Center for Senior Citizens. He was the Director of the Emergency Management Agency for 26 years, was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst and was a beloved PaPa, known to many and will be sadly missed by everyone.
Survivors include his daughters, Debbie Dunn Coley (Keith) of Lumber City and Suzanne Dunn Howard (John) of Hazlehurst; sister, Bertie Helen Crosby of Pine Grove; grandchildren, Allen Keith Coley Jr. (Jennifer), Joshua Marc Coley, Christa Taylor (Kevin), Casey Cravey (Tony), Jayme Crosby (Richard), Aaron Smith and Travis Smith; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Dec. 5 in Hazlehurst City Cemetery with granddaughter, Casey Cravey giving the eulogy, the Rev. Brad Waters and Chief Charles Wasdin officiating.
Funeral honors were provided by South Georgia Honor Guard under the direction of Calvin Hitchcock and the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Fire Rescue and Jeff Davis County Emergency Management Agency under the direction of Chief Charles Wasdin.
Honorary pallbearers were Men’s II Sunday school Class, Chief Charles Wasdin, Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Fire Rescue, Senior Friend Finders and all friends and family in attendance.
Active pallbearers were grandsons, Chandler Coley, Tony Cravey, Gaven Cravey, Drew Cravey, Richard Crosby, Trevor Crosby, Chase Crosby and Kevin Taylor.
Music was rendered by Dustin Hutto.
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Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge.

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