James "Max" Jackson of Ashford passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at his residence with his loving wife and family at his side. Funeral services will be Saturday in the Chapel of Kent-Thornton-Meadows Funeral Home of Ashford at 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Rex Kornegay. The interment will immediately follow the service at Ashford City Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home in Ashford. Other than scheduled visitation times the family will gather at the residence of Mrs. Jackson (303 6th Ave. Ashford.) Mr. Jackson was born on Jan. 12, 1926, in Slocomb. He is preceded in death by his parents Fred Jackson and Myrtle Watson Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a lifelong truck driver, who started with Summerford Truck Lines in Ashford. He continued on with AMX when they purchased Summerford Trucking. His love of driving kept him going until 2004, when his health forced him to retire from what he truly loved. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson attended First United Methodist Church in Ashford. Mr. Jackson is also preceded in death by his son in law, Albert Mobley. He is survived by wife of 59 years, Bennie Merle Jackson of Ashford; two daughters, Beverly Bryan of Dothan, Donna Mobley of Dothan; grandchildren, Brent Eubanks and wife (Wendy), Jay Bryan, Shane Bryan, Brooks Mobley and wife (Jenn), and Aubrey Mobley; great-grandchildren, Cason Eubanks; brothers, Ray Jackson, Don Jackson and wife (Paula); sister, Nellie Lucas and husband (Ray). Active pallbearers will be Billy Rice, LaVon Rice, Keith Grantham, Rodney Holland, John Summerford and Whitt Hughes. Kent-Thornton-Meadows Funeral Home in Ashford, (334) 899-1117, is in charge of arrangements.
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