Meridian Star


January 20, 2013

James Rodney “Jim” French

MERIDIAN —     Memorial Services for James Rodney “Jim” French will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2013 at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel.

    Mr. French, 61, of Meridian died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

    Mr. French served as a Marine. He was then employed by Norfolk Southern Railroad as an engineer.

    Survivors include: his wife, Belinda French of Meridian; his children: Lisa Blair and her husband Clay of Senatobia, MS, Richard French and his wife Katie, of Oakland Tennessee; Heather Allen and her Husband Dr. Lee Allen of Chesapeake, Virginia; his grandchildren: Tanner Blair, Porter Rodgers, Mary Katherine Blair, Ava French, and Ainsley Allen.   His mother Mrs. Sue French of Meridian, his brother, Mike French wife Jo Ellen of Meridian, and his sister Chris Ethridge husband David of Bailey.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Cooper McBride French.

    The family request memorials be made to U. A. B. Lung Transplant Program, 619 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294-7410 Attention Debby Foster.

    Visitation will be today, January 20, 2012 5- 8 p.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.

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