James B. Jernigan, 86, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Stones River Hospital following an extended illness.
A resident of Bradyville, TN., he was born in Cannon Co., TN
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie McCrary Jernigan of Bradyville; two children, Janice (Jerry) Higgins and Stephen (Wanda) Jernigan, both of Bradyville; grandchildren, Becky Barber of Nashville and Rachael Jernigan of Bradyville; and sister, Hazel Jernigan of Petersburg, MI.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Zettie Bynum Jernigan.
A Deacon at Hopewell Baptist Church, Mr. Jernigan was Farm Bureau President and served on the Board for over 50 years. He was also Cannon Commissioner for 32 years and served 18 years on the Rutherford Co. Co-Op Board of Directors.
Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 07, 2011 with Bro. Donald Gregory, Steve Anderson and Leonard Herman officiating.
Burial will be in Thyatira Cemetery
Visitation is from 2 – 9 pm Wednesday, April 06, 2011.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ag in the Classroom, Thytira or Jernigan Cemeteries at Woodbury Funeral Home
Active Pallbearers: Martin Daniel, Wayne Jernigan, Tim Jernigan, Charles Fults, W.T. Todd, Bill Williams, Ronald & Robert Jernigan, Steven & Waylon Broyles
Honorary Pallbearers: Cannon Co. Farm Bureau Board of Directors and Staff, Dr. Leon Reuhland and Donald Jernigan