Cloren James

August 21, 1918 ‒ January 19, 2002

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Cloren J. James, age 83, of Clearwater Florida, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Saturday January 19, 2002 at the Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. Cloren was born August 21, 1918 in Morrow County to Neal and Lottie (Truex) James and had spent his lifetime in the Morrow and Knox county areas. He was an Army veteran of World War Two when he served in the Pacific Theater of War. He retired in 1982 from Ludlow Flexible Packaging Company in Mount Vernon where he had been employed for 41 years as an electrician.

Cloren had attended the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. He was a member of Mount Zion Lodge #9 F&AM in Mount Vernon, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus; Aladdin Shrine in Columbus, Baldwin Shrine Club and Baku Grotto in Mount Vernon, Bladensburg Chapter Order of Eastern Star; and Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS, Eagles Lodge and Moose Lodge all in Mount Vernon.

Surviving are his wife M. Carole (Robinson) James; three daughters Ruth Ann “Nann” Crawford of Mount Vernon, Norma “Noree” J. Ness of Mount Vernon, and Nancy E. James of Plano, Texas; a son Thomas J. James of Upper Arlington, a stepson Thomas Wells of Mount Vernon; three stepdaughters Candy Epps of Clearwater, Florida., Karla Hubbard of Bladensburg, and Ginger Caito of Lancaster; 6 grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren, and his sister Eileen Pastorick of Pittsburgh. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Florence James; five brothers Carl James, Charles James, Clifford James, Clayton James, Claude James, two sisters Creta Banks and Cleo Snow; and a stepson Timothy Wells.

Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8:15 PM Thursday. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 AM at the funeral home with Mr. Raymond Lynn officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be in Maple Grove Cemetery at Chesterville.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or to the charity of your choice.

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