05/21/04 — JIMMY K WASHAM

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Jimmy K Washam, 66, of 284 Combs Road, died Wednesday at his home.

A native of Graves County, Kentucky, Mr. Washam was the son of the late John Terry Washam and Cluster Jo Lawrence Washam. For 18 years, he was a broadcaster with WGBR Radio Station and was known as "Jim Kent." Mr. Washam was an ordained minister and had served 11 years as a chaplain for Wayne Memorial Hospital. He had worked with American General Insurance Company and had taught at Wayne Community College for two years. Mr. Washam was a member of New Life Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Lee Washam; his sons, James Kenneth Washam and wife, Lynnette of Fremont, Terry Lee Washam of Raleigh, William Donald Washam of Greensboro and Clifford Earl Washam and wife, Melissa of Charlottesville, Va.,; his sisters, Carol Walker of Boaz, Ky., and Ginger Washam of Boaz, Ky.; five grandchildren, Tracy Owens, Trina Owens, Tia Owens, Amanda Allison, Jessica Washam and Anthony Washam; and his great-granddaughter, Julia Beth Allison.

The funeral will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Turbyfill and the Rev. Dade Sherman officiating. Interment will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Pikeville Cemetery.

The family will greet friends at Seymour Funeral Home following the service on Sunday night, and other times at the residence.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to New Life Baptist Church Building Fund, 800 S. Harding Drive, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.


Published in Obituaries on May 21, 2004 1:36 PM