Mr. James O’Neal “Peanut” Florence, Sr. — 1937-2019

Published 10:35 pm Thursday, October 17, 2019

The funeral service for James Florence, 82, of Valley, will be at 1 p.m. EDT on Oct. 19 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church on 1111 East 10th Street in West Point 31833 with interment in Fairfax Cemetery in Valley, Dr. W.T. Edmondson, pastor, the Rev. Tony Avery, officiating and the Rev. Willie G. Wimberly, eulogist.

Mr. Florence, who passed away on Oct. 12 at the Bethany House in Auburn, was born on May 5, 1937, in Chambers County.

A public viewing for Mr. Florence will be on Oct. 18 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. EDT. A family hour and a sing-along will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Mr. Florence will lie in repose at the church one hour before the service.

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Survivors include five children, Larry Bailey, of Decatur, Georgia, Debra Glenn, James O’Neal (Delilah) Florence, Jr., Chyristal (Phillip, Jr.) Douglas, of Valley, and Armealia (Antwane) Robinson, of LaGrange, Georgia; two brothers, Jesse (Addilaye) Florence, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Joe Willie Florence, of Scottsdale, Arizona; one sister-in-law, Katherine (Elijah) Marshall, of Valley; 20 grandchildren, Ryan, Stephanie, Eddricos, Angelica, Mario, Ken, Tj, Tyon, Chriteria (Gary), Erique’ (Bianca), Eriquel, Arteria, Triphel, Norquezdan, Antwania, ArJavia, Taneshia, Tomeshia, Larry, Jr. and LaTasha; 16 great-grandchildren, Star, Sky, Reshun, Terique, Teriquel, Kyson, Kace, Autumn, Kasiley, KyLiegh, Aden, Ava, Aiyanna, Melonie, Jamouri, Denauria and Jeremy; god-sons, Mark Pickett, Eddie Jews, Don (Duchess) Lucier and Mark McCoy; god-daughters, Annette, Meriel, Valerie, Cardine, Kristy, Lakeiya and Shalicia; special nieces as daughters, Glenda, Linda and Leshia (Aaron); a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Harris Funeral Home is directing, visit to view and sign the registry.