CANON - Annie Lou James Strickland, 92, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at her residence.
She was born in Madison County on December 1, 1920, the daughter of the late William Cleveland James and Evie Ann Scarboro James. She was a homemaker, farmer, and a member of the Redwine United Methodist Church, where she participated in the Young at Heart, Minnie Poore Sunday School Class and the Redwine UMW. She was also a member of the Goldmine Homemakers Club. Mrs. Strickland was preceded in death by her husband, George Edward Strickland; daughter-in-law, Carolyn B. Strickland; brothers, Carrice, Reppard, Felton, Otis, Odell, and Doyle James; and sisters, Bertie Macomson and Irelle Thompson. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, James and Mary Strickland, Canon, and Charles Strickland, Sr., Bowersville; grandchildren and spouses, Kathy (William) Cothran, Joey (Suzanne) Strickland, Teresa (Kelly) Bird, and Charles (Susan) Strickland, Jr.; great-grandchildren and spouses, Brad (Brittany) Cothran, James (Ariel) Cothran, Joseph Strickland, Savannah Bird, Ford Bird, Blake Sowell II, and Patrick Sowell; great-great-grandchild, Case Cothran; special friend and personal caregiver, Willie E. (Kesha) Faust; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Don Richards and Duane Holcombe officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Royston. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 2. The family is at the home.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.pruittfhroyston.com.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.