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Mr. Nathan James (Deceased)

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Nathan David James

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:00 PM Monday, February 27, 2012 at St. Peter Catholic Church in New Iberia for Nathan David James, 96, who died on Friday, February 24, 2012 in New Iberia.

Entombment will follow in Holy Family Cemetery.

Rev. Ed Degeyter will be the Celebrant.

A gathering of family and friends will be Sunday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Pellerin Funeral Home,
502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560
, 337.365.3331. A rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM Sunday. Visitation will continue Monday from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM.

Mr. James was born in Newton County, Texas. During his childhood, his family moved to Merryville, LA, where he attended and graduated from Merryville High School. He later attended S.L.I. (ULL) on a football scholarship. After graduating from college, he was employed by Arkansas Fuel Oil Co. in Shreveport, LA. In 1944, Mr. James moved to New Iberia where he was employed as a Petroleum Chemist and First Aid Instructor with Texaco. He retired from Texaco after 30 years of service.

During his employment, he also became a Red Cross Volunteer teaching First Aid Classes through the Iberia Trade School, to firemen and many industrial workers.

Mr. James was a charter member of the New Iberia Lions Club. He was recently presented a certificate of appreciation by the International President for his 58 years of service to the club.

He was also a member and past president of the Cancer Association of Iberia Parish, St. Peter Catholic Church Men’s Vigil, Holiday Rambler Campers, The Krewe of Iberians, The Hoedowners Square Dance Club, Pioneer Oil People (POP), Sugar Cane Festival and Fair Association, and Friends of the Shadows.

Mr. James is survived by his wife of 71 years, Carey B. James of New Iberia; his two sons, Larry James of New Iberia and Kenneth James and wife Frances of Natchitoches; two granddaughters, Carey James Brewer and Mary James Claycomb; and three great grandsons, Dalton and Ethan Brewer, and Asher Claycomb.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David James and Minnie James Willis; sisters, Allie Mae Carr, Verta Lee Mana, Viola Willett, Bertha Fay Davis; and brothers, Jack James, Ray Willis, and Roy Willis.

Pellerin Funeral Home,
502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560
337.365.3331, is in charge of arrangements.

To view on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign guestbook, go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com.
Published in the The Advertiser on February 26, 2012

Cindy P. Landry | Micro Information Systems Specialist 1
University of Louisiana at Lafayette | Advancement Services
(337) 482-0928 | cpl1999@louisiana.edu
The Athletic Network extends its condolences to the Nathan James family.