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March 9, 2023
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James W. Lanham, 88, of Fordsville, passed away peacefully at home with his loved ones on Thursday, March 9, 2023. He was retired from Century Aluminum and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school and served as a deacon. Jim was a member of United Steelworkers Local 9423 and was a member of the Free Masons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Dewey and Sibil Orene Lanham; and his wife, Joanne Lanham.
He is survived by three daughters, Bambi (Tony) Brown of Hawesville, Penny (Bart) Smith of Granbury, Texas and Becky (Mark) Mefford of Willow Park, Texas; grandchildren, Jamie Stephens, Ben Brown, Kellen Smith, Kelcey Daffan, Colton Mefford, Chloe Mefford and Hannah Mefford; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be noon Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Providence Baptist Church, Fordsville. Burial will follow in Fordsville Cemetery, with military honors by the Ohio County Honor Guard. Visitation will be 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Providence Baptist Church and from 10:00 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.