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James Winston Stokes

James Winston Stokes
June 28, 1937 – July 30, 2021

James Winston Stokes age 84 of Thomaston, AL died July 30, 2021 at his home. He was born June 28, 1937 in Thomaston, AL to William Everette and Bertha Grey Stokes. He was retired from the Marengo County Board of Education and a retired as sergeant with the Alabama National Guard in 1993. He was a member of Sardis Baptist Church and a member of St. Alban’s Masonic Lodge #22 F & FM.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine B. Stokes of Thomaston, AL; two sons, James Wayne Stokes and John Douglas Stokes of Thomaston, AL; two brothers, Elvin Myles Stokes and Billy Gaines Stokes of Thomaston, AL; sister, Phyllis Hicks Jackson of Pine Hill, AL; four grandchildren, Kylie Elizabeth Stokes, Tebow Cullen Stokes, Molly Kate Stokes, and Anna Kate Golden.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Everette Stokes and Bertha Grey Stokes; brothers, Charles Everette Stokes, Warren Lyman Stokes, and Willie Argle Stokes; sisters, Alice Lalene McGilberry and Anniece Joyce Clark.

Funeral services were held at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville, AL on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 11:00 am with Rev. Mike Snow officiating. Burial followed at Thomaston Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Joe Hicks, Jr., Steve Stokes, Richard Stokes, David Stokes, Chris Clark, and Scotty Stokes.

Honorary pallbearers were Jason Stokes, Gabe Myrick, Paul Stokes, Brian Stokes, Ronnie Stokes, and Darrell Stokes.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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Arrangements by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home.

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