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James Perkins

April 18, 1931 — March 11, 2013

Perkins, James Henry of Powhatan, Virginia, died unexpectedly at his residence on March 11, 2013. He was born April 18, 1931 in Danville, Virginia.  He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry Perkins and Minnie Pearl Black and his wife, Zell Adams Perkins.  He served his country in the United States Navy.  He is retired from the Department of Corrections (Powhatan) and started working at the Cumberland Restaurant after his retirement and was still working there up until his death.   Mr. Perkins was a member and Deacon at Muddy Creek Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James and Kelly Perkins of Powhatan, Virginia; three grandchildren, Joshua Perkins and wife, Stephanie, of Powhatan, VA, Jarad Perkins of Powhatan, VA and Sarah Beth Perkins of Powhatan, VA; five great-grandchildren, Dylon, Austyn and Nataleigh, Cheyanne and Camryn Perkins; his sister, Barbara Hinson of Hickory, North Carolina and a special cousin, Betty Bowman of Keysville, Virginia and many nieces and nephews.  He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Esther Woods, Marie Parlier and Sarah Gammon.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 3:00pm at the chapel of Shorter Funeral Home with interment to follow in Trinity Memorial Gardens in Rice, VA.  Family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:30-8:00PM at the Shorter Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Powhatan Rescue Squad.  Shorter Funeral Home is serving the family.
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