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James Harlin Terry

October 5, 1939 ~ December 11, 2016 (age 77)

Mr. James Harlin Terry, Chief Warrant Officer 4 U.S. Army (Retired), age 77, of Cave Spring, moved from this world to Heaven Sunday afternoon December 11, 2016 following a short illness. Mr. Terry was born October 5, 1939 in Floyd County, Georgia, a son of the late John Stephen Terry and the late Eunice Pledger Terry. A member of the Mountain Home Baptist Church, Mr. Terry was an ordained deacon, was a member of the Cave Spring Masonic Lodge, a member of the Low 12 Club, and was a member of a community that loved and respected him. Mr. Terry retired from the U. S. Army after 39 years of dedicated military service. Besides his parents, Mr. Terry was preceded in death by his step son, Barry Youngblood, by three brothers, Harold Terry, Allen Terry and Jimmy Terry, and by a sister Shirley Terry. Survivors include his wife, the former Dean Dempsey Youngblood, to whom he was married January 14, 2006; by a great niece and great nephew (“grand” children) Lexi and Blaine Terry; by wonderful nieces and nephews, caretakers and friends Brent and Angie Terry and Jimmy and Pam Cox; by a sister, Mrs. Elsie Haigwood and her family, Jennifer, Chad, Madison and Tanner Locklear; and by two brothers, Bobby (Nancy) Terry and grandson Ripley; Bill (Becky) Terry and daughters Susan Dykes and Kristy Terry. Funeral services for Mr. Terry were held Wednesday afternoon, December 14, 2016, at 1:00 P.M. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel with his Pastor, Anthony Trawick and Rev. Mikel Garrett officiating. Interment followed in the family lot of the State Line Cemetery. Pallbearers met at the funeral home at 12:30 P.M. Wednesday and will included Don Cline, Keith Vaughn, Bobby Wheeler, Gary Ashworth, Jimmy Smith, and Henry Newton. An honorary escort was composed of the men of Mountain Home Baptist Church. The family received friends at the funeral home from 12:00 noon until the funeral hour. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you follow Mr. Terry’s example by helping a needy family, feeding the hungry, or any other act of kindness done in honor of his life and memory.


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