(WEDOWEE) The funeral for James Alton Flournoy, 81, of Wedowee will be Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Todd Mabrey and the Rev. Michael White officiating and eulogy by nephew Keith Flournoy. Burial will follow at Wedowee City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday until the time of service.

Mr. Flournoy died Monday, July 27, at his residence surrounded by family and friends.

An Opelika native, Mr. Flournoy was born June 10, 1939, the son of William Stinson and Mary Pearl Simms Flournoy. He was a member of Soul's Harbor Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and owned and operated Flournoy Mobile Home Service for 30 years before opening J&J Sales.

Survivors include his wife, Deloris Flournoy of Wedowee; two daughters, Cindy Gray (Tim) of Acworth, Ga., and Melondy Rivers (Chris) of Carrollton, Ga.; three sons, Billy Flournoy of Carrollton, James Earl Flournoy of Wedowee and Kenneth Flournoy of San Antonio, Texas; stepchildren, Sandy Mandall of Milledgeville, Ga., and James Mills of Fayetteville, Ga.; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margie McKee of Douglasville, Ga., and Maggie Savell of Wedowee; and brother, Earl Flournoy of Opp. Mr. Flournoy was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister.

Pallbearers will be Justin Rivers, Samuel Rivers, Brandon Farmer, Aiden Farmer and William Flournoy. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Gray and Chris Rivers.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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