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From: "Lee and Billie Jones" <>
Subject: [SCEDGEFI] Obit of James "Jim" W. Jennings, Sr d May 3, 2007
Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 21:36:15 -0400

The following was published May 5, 2007 in "The State", Columbia, Richland
Co, SC

James Jennings, Sr.
BRANCHVILLE - Mr. James "Jim" W. Jennings Sr., 85 years of age, died
Thursday May 3,2007. Mr. Jennings was born in McCormick Co., a son of the
late James B. (Beauregarde-bj) Jennings, and Ida Pearl Bodie Jennings. He
was a member of the Branchville Baptist Church, an Army veteran of WWII, a
member of the John S. Davidson Masonic Lodge in GA., retired from the
Savannah River Plant in Aiken, and made his home in Branchville for the past
20 years.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday May 6, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. at the
Branchville Baptist Church with Dr. Richard Porter Officiating. Burial will
be in the Metts Cemetery in Branchville. The casket will be placed in the
church at 1:00 P.M. Pallbearers will be Robert Dunning, Toby Dukes, Todd
Owens, Finley Dickson, Lee Jennings, Jeff Jennings, Mike Halter, and Roy
Turner. Honorary will be the Branchville Baptist Church Adult Sunday School

Survived by his wife, Mrs. Esther Ruth Jennings of the home, three children
Mrs. Idella J. Wray and husband Byers of Bamberg, James Jennings Jr. and
wife Joyce of Simpsonville, and Diane J. Bodie and husband Randy of Ringgold
GA, One brother, Carl Jennings, Four sisters, Merry Bell Roper, Arline
Wilkie, Catherine West, and Carolyn Scott, seven grandchildren, nine
greatgrandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 P.M. at The Ott Funeral
Home in Branchville, and friends may call at the residents of Mrs. Althea
Dickson 331 Camp Edisto Road, Branchville. Memorials may be made to the
Metts Cemetery Fund, c/o Althea Dickson, 331 Camp Edisto Road, Branchville,
SC 29432. Online condolences may be sent to


In some other records I have, his paternal grandmother Jennings is given as
Bessie Holloway Jennings. Can anyone share information on Bessie Holloway,
1st wife of James Beauregarde Jennings, Sr.

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