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James A. Williamson / January 23, 2018

James A. Williamson of Clarksville, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. He was born on Dec. 3, 1944 in Clarksville and was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Mary Williamson, sister Ruth Lewis and sister Nancy Cheek.

James was a retired cattle, horseman and tobacco farmer (bacca as he called it). He also proudly drove a school bus for Mecklenburg County for many years. He spoke fondly on many occasions of how much he enjoyed taking the kids to school, to ball games and on band trips.

He is survived by sons Kenneth and Jennifer Williamson of Roanoke, and Chris and Charlene Williamson of Clarksville, as well as grandchildren Tristan, Tyler, Joanna, Leeann and Ann-Taylor Williamson and his beloved Frankie.

A celebration of life service in his memory will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Clarksville Fire Department or the Mecklenburg County Life Saving & Rescue Squad.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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