Obituary: James Thomas “Joe” Chavis

HAMLET, N.C. — Mr. James Thomas “Joe”  Chavis, 86, of Hamlet passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at Morrison Manor in Laurinburg.

James Thomas “Joe”  Chavis

James Thomas “Joe” Chavis

He was born April 13, 1928, a son of the late Zack and Maggie Grooms Chavis.

Mr. Chavis was a carpenter for many years with A. L. Hendrick and then retired from Pinecroft in Hamlet.  He attended Church of God of Prophecy in Hamlet.  Mr. Chavis was a veteran, serving in the U. S. Army.

Mr. Chavis is survived by a daughter, Dianne Chavis Griggs and husband Donnie of Rockingham; a stepdaughter, Alma Patrick Duggins of Hamlet; a granddaughter, Heather Griggs; a step grandchild, Jody Duggins; a sister, Thelma Knight of Hamlet; two brothers, Roman Chavis and  Leavey Chavis, both of Hamlet.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Eveline Chavis,  and siblings, Fairley Chavis, Hoover Chavis, Bud Chavis, Sterling Chavis, Walter Chavis, John Chavis, Amos Chavis, and Caroline Parrish.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at Church of God of Prophecy in Hamlet with Rev. Steve Crews officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors.

flagThe family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Church of God of Prophecy,  615 Cheraw Road, Hamlet and other times at the Griggs home, 428 S. Caroline St., Rockingham.

Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet is assisting the Chavis family. Online condolences may be sent to www.watson-kingfuneralhome.com.

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The Pee Dee Post
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

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