James Watts Chance, 83, died July 6, 2013 at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin. Chance was born Dec. 18, 1929 to the late William Henry and the late Bell Johnson Chance. He proudly served our country in the Korean Conflict in the United States Army. He was a retired machinist and worked for Reynolds Aluminum. Chance was a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge. He had lived in Appling County for 19 years.
Survivors include his spouse, Shirley Chance of Baxley; two daughters, Sherry (Kevin) Carter and Cathy (Eddie) Carter, both of Baxley; four sons, James (Frances) Chance of Swainsboro, Henry (Sharon) Chance of Augusta, David (Gail) Chance of Buford and Terry Thomas of Baxley; eleven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and four nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two special friends, Lynn Todd of K’Ville and Gladys Carter of Baxley.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at Swain Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Daniels officiating. Interment followed in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville.
Active pallbearers were Derek Chance, Clint Crapps, Stacy Crapps, Tyler Thomas, Kevin Carter and Lee Chance.
Musical selections were rendered by Gail Carter and the Rev. Tommy Daniels.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.