James Roy Sikes, 77

by | September 5, 2019 4:24 pm

Mr. James Roy Sikes, 77, of Twin City, passed away on Wednesday morning, August 21, 2019 at University Hospital in Augusta after a brief illness.

He was born on March 29, 1942 to Mr. Robbie and Mrs. Bertie Holland Sikes in Cobbtown. In 1978, he moved back to this area from Gastonia, North Carolina. He was employed as a mechanic with Emanuel County for several years and was of the Baptist faith. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family and grandchildren, and was a small engine mechanic for his community.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Evelyn Grimes Sikes, and two brothers.

Survivors include his children, Connie Flanders (Mickey) of Kite, Carol Mincey (Jack) of Twin City, and Sue Oliver (Brian) of Claxton; brother, Gary Sikes (Dianne) of Mt. Vernon; sisters, Laverne Padgett (Jesse) of Hephzibah and Reba Padgett of Augusta; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild on the way; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family received friends on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 6 p.m. from the Metter Chapel of Kennedy-Brannen Funeral Homes. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Metter Chapel of Kennedy-Brannen Funeral Homes with Reverends George Archer and Bill Eckles officiating. Burial followed at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robbie Sikes, Ricky Patrick, Barry Canady, Randy Ellison, Jack Mincey, Sr., and Roger Clark. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Neal, Wayne Collins, David Price, and David Grimes.

Kennedy-Brannen Funeral Homes, Metter Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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