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(Updated) James Clifford. McCrickard

Mr. James C. “Buddy” McCrickard, age 73, of Menlo, GA, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Redmond Regional Medical Center.

Mr. McCrickard was born February 26, 1946, in Lyerly, GA, son of the late John William and Lena Belle Copeland McCrickard.  He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, and prior to his retirement, was employed with Mohawk Industries.  In addition to his parents, Mr. McCrickard was preceded in death by brothers, Jack McCrickard, Frank McCrickard, and Bob McCrickard; and his first wife, Shirley Willingham McCrickard.

Mr. McCrickard is survived by his wife, Amelia James McCrickard; step-son and daughter-in-law, William and Tara James; step-daughter and son-in-law, Brandy and Guy Chambless; a brother, Gary McCrickard; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Nick Stoner; and 3 grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. McCrickard will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 23, 2019, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Odom and Rev. Mike Odom officiating.  Interment will follow in AMI Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be William James, Guy Chambless, Ricky Sumner, Bob Dover, Jeremy Croy, and Eddie Millican.  Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Mitchell, Paul Hosmer, Doug Farmer, Donnie Hammond, Steve Clowdis, Gary Jackson, Johnny Marshall, and the members of Trinity Baptist Church.

Mr. McCrickard will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service on Friday.

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