DUDLEY - James Garner Avery, 59, died Dec. 30, 2004, at his home.
Born June 23, 1945, in St. Louis, to the late Oscar and Beverly Virgo Avery, he was a resident of Dudley for the past three years and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
On July 29, 1981, he married Charlotte Prince, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, James G. Avery Jr., stationed in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps; and four sisters, Virginia Meadows and Johnnie Rachow of St. Louis, Kathy Ulicne of Mansfield, Ohio, and Annie Peterson of Kelso, Minn.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
Graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.
Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield was in charge of arrangements.