James David Ansley, Sr.
December 2, 1935 – August 8, 2022

Funeral services for James David Ansley, Sr., 86, of Spence, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Pine Forest Baptist Church, Ochlocknee, GA.  Pastor Teddy Williamson will officiate.  Interment will be in Pine Forest Baptist Church Cemetery.  Mr. Ansley passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA, on Monday, August 8, 2022, after a short illness.

His grandsons will be pallbearers.

Mr. Ansley was born on December 2, 1935, in Spence, GA, to the late William Israel Ansley and Margaret Annette Carroll Ansley.  On March 16, 1961, he married Bonnie Jean Britton Ansley, who preceded him in death on October 30, 2014.  After they were married, they lived in Ohio and he worked in the steel factory.  Later he moved back to his home in Spence, Georgia.  He was a lifetime farmer and of the Christian faith.

Mr. Ansley was a very loving devoted family man.  His family was the most important thing in his life.  His favorite pastime was riding his grandchildren on his John Deere lawn mower.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and his gun collecting.  He enjoyed farming, raising cattle, hogs and growing tomatoes.  He enjoyed living life to the fullest.

Survivors include: son, William Ansley of Spence, GA; daughters, Millie Collins (Michael) of Spence, GA, Betty Owens of Spence, GA, Louise Caccese (Rick) of Spence, GA, Debbie Rhoden (Pat) of Bradenton, FL, Gail Duval of Spence, GA; daughter-in-law, Debbie Ansley of Cairo, GA; host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne Ansley of Cairo, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; son, James David Ansley, Jr.; grandson, Brian Bentley; great-grandson, Joseph Roberts; brothers, Homer, T.J., Wilbert, Albert, Larry; and sisters, Joyce, Buice, Margie and Betty.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Ansley’s memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Pine Forest Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Teresa Hawthorne, 435 Pine Forest Road, Ochlocknee, GA 31773.

The family will receive friends at Pine Forest Baptist Church on Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.


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