James Earl Sherrod, Sr, 74


Mr. James Earl Sherrod, Sr., 74, of Stillmore, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at AU Medical Center in Augusta following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 15, at 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend James Ervin Stapleton officiating. Interment followed at Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at Chapman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Jesse Brown, Dale Brown, Jonathan Slater, Mark Slater, Kevin Slater, and Dylan Slater.

Mr. Sherrod was born October 16, 1946, in Graymont, to the late Oliver Sherrod, Sr. and Annie Mae Alcott Sherrod. He loved to fish, watch sports, and spend time with his family, and was of the Baptist Faith. Mr. Sherrod is preceded in death by his parents; mother of his children, Gloria Sherrod; brothers, Bud Sherrod, Oliver Sherrod, Jr., Green Sherrod, and Billy Sherrod; sisters, Annie Ruth Oglesby, Margaret Brown, and Jeanette Boatright; son-in-law, Curtis Beckum; and great-grandson, Grant Elliott Hill.

Survivors include his sons, James Earl Sherrod, Jr. of Stillmore and Ronnie Sherrod (Teresa Holloway) of Metter; daughters, Shirley (James) Stapleton and Cindy (Kenneth) Moore, both of Swainsboro, Dorothy Beckum of Aline, and Cynthia Sherrod of Stillmore; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; several nieces, nephews, in-laws, and many friends. 

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.


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