Brother James Rufus Lindsay was born the son of the late Marshall and Mary Smith Lindsay. He was reared in the home of his Aunt Mary Sue Ligon and Aunt Nancy Smith.
He was educated in the Newberry County Public School system. He furthered his education with classes at Piedmont Technical College and Calvary Bible School. He was a dedicated member of the St. Vaughnville Baptist Church where he served on the All Male Chorus, Kitchen Ministry, Missionary Ministry and was a candidate for Deacon. He was a member of Sons of Aid Society. He was a former member of the All Male Choir and Brotherhood Ministry of Bethel and attended the Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church Senior Bible Study Class. He was an affiliated member of Mars Hill Baptist Church in Hodges, and a member of the Flatwood Community Club.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie Junior Smith and Willie James Smith; an uncle, John Edward Smith; and an aunt, Mamie Bell Richard.
He leaves to cherish his memory, one son, Quindarious Callaham (Jessica) of the United States Marine Corp; one grandson, Ezra Callaham; a devoted aunt, Jessie Hendrix (James) of Easley; one brother of the home, Alvin Smith; three sisters, Bessie Mae Reeder (James) and Daisy M. Smoot (Harold) of Chappells, and Lula Ree Crawford of Cross Hill; two aunts, Thomasina Grant and Lille B. Pitts of Cross Hill; two uncles, Bishop Emanuel Spearman of Hodges and Willie Edward Grant of Passedina, CA; two close cousins, Hattie M. Cunnigham and Bernita Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including his special friends, Elder Christopher Richard, Juliet Cook, Barbara J. Williams, Hardy Higgins, Joe Goggins and Ella Mae Cook to celebrate his life.
The family will receive friends at the home, 5127 Hwy 39, Chappells, SC.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Saint Vaughnville Baptist Church in Chappells, SC. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
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