Marie James was born Aug. 23, 1927, to Yancey Leroy James and Mattie Adeline (Henderson) James.

Marie James was born Aug. 23, 1927, to Yancey Leroy James and Mattie Adeline (Henderson) James.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lonnie James; sisters, Joan Colwell, Wanda Taylor, Willie Mae Wilson, and Glena Roy James.

Survivors include two sisters, Beverly James of El Paso, Texas, and Ruth Ann Walker and husband, Bill of Newalla; brother, Yancey Leroy James Jr. and wife, Donna of Newalla; children, Lisa Bell and husband, Peter of Jenks, Lonnie James and wife, Sara of Oklahoma City, and Lori James of Oklahoma City; one grandchild, Madison James of Oklahoma City; and loved by many nieces and nephews.

She was a beautiful seamstress and crafty person. Devoted to her family, she put her family first in every decision that she made. Generous by nature, she provided love and support to her family and friends. She was quoted as saying, "We grew up in a time when people didn't have much, but we knew we were loved by our parents and siblings."

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Aug. 7, at First Baptist Church in Newalla, followed at 1 p.m. by funeral services with Reverend David Nolan officiating. Interment will be at Dale Cemetery, McLoud.