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James Samuel McGinnisPassing: August 29, 2022


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Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery

MITCHELL– James Samuel McGinnis, 82, passed away Monday, August 29, 2022, at Meadow View Health and Rehabilitation in Salem.

Born October 5, 1939, in Debord, Kentucky, he was the son of James Isaac and Alifair (Cook) Crum. He was married to Diana Mariam Ann Harmon for over 50 years. 

James was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. After he served his country for 24 and a half years, he was a special ed school bus driver. James was a member of the Denbigh American Legion Post 368 in Newport News, Virginia and VFW Post 9107. He had been a member of Deaf Missionary Church in Norfolk, where he served as a deacon. James enjoyed collecting coins and was an avid giver, always donating to charities.

Survivors include his children Amy (Billy) Slaten of Mitchell, Kathleen Maynard of Delaware, Ohio, and Amanda (Pieter) Blanksma of Leiden, Netherlands; grandchildren, Amanda Dines, Mark Slaten, John Slaten, Hannah Hamrick, Noah Maynard, and Olivia Blanksma; and siblings, Rufus McGinnis of Vancleave, Mississippi, Beulah Spencer of Columbus, Ohio, Georgeanna Tucker of Louisa, Kentucky, Nancy Moore of Louisa, Kentucky, and David McGinnis of Louisa, Kentucky.

His parents; wife; grandson, Daniel McGinnis; son-in-law, Jeff Maynard; and siblings, Lucille Wood, Corrine Holstein, Buford McGinnis, Claire Chambers, Sillar Marie Buffinton, Harry McGinnis, Lewis McGinnis, Virge McGinnis, Robert McGinnis, Doris McGinnis, and Meredith McGinnis, preceded him in death.

James’ arrangements are pending with Denbigh Chapel of Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory in Newport News, Virginia. Burial will be in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.

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5 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Yvonne M Butler | Columbus, OH
    Date: September 1, 2022
    To Kathleen Maynard and Family: My prayers and sympathy are with you and your family during this time. May you find comfort in the memories of a great man and the service he gave to our Country. Kitti Butler @ Action for Children
  2. Guest: Jerena Bowling | Mitchell, In
    Date: August 30, 2022
    Amy & Billy so sorry for your loss, Love & Prayers Aunt Henrietta Slaten
  3. Guest: Rennie and Mike Bowling | Mitchell, In.
    Date: August 30, 2022
    Love you Amy 🙏🧡
  4. Guest: Tony and Diane Nugent | Mitchell
    Date: August 30, 2022
    Amy and Billy- Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You and Your Families.
  5. Guest: Regal Yaney | Bedford
    Date: August 30, 2022
    So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. God bless.