November 9, 1932 ~ October 24, 2008

Born in: Madison County, NC,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

James Daniel Caldwell, 75, of Big Sandy Mush, Leicester, died Friday, October 24, 2008. Mr. Caldwell was a native of Madison County and was a son of the late Richard and Fairre Payne Caldwell. He was also preceded in death by a son, John Daniel Caldwell, a sister, Edie Parke, and brothers, Andrew Ray Caldwell and Hubert Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell was a lifelong farmer. He loved farming and was always smiling. All who knew him well will miss him. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruby Rathbone Caldwell; one daughter, Joann Karn and husband, Melvin; one son, Ronnie Caldwell and wife, Becky; four sisters, Mae Justice, Ella Mann, Mildred Morrow, and Lillian Turner; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Gene Turner and Dan Blackwell officiating. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and at other times friends may call at the residence. Memorials may be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mike Duckett, 428 Willow Creek Road, Leicester, NC 28748.

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  1. I was so sorry to hear about James.I have such great memories of him.He was a wonderful man and he will be missed.Love and Prayers Chantel Cole LaMore

  2. Dear, Ruby,Joann,Uncle Melvin,
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.James will be missed he is in a better place now .I have nothing but good things to say about him for the time that i knew him. ( ADVICE FOR THE FAMILY TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND VALUE EVERY MINUTE YOU HAVE WITH EACH OTHER.)I will keep all of you in my thoughts and if you should need anything please call. GOD BLESS!!!! Amy k wilson

  3. Our prayers are with all of you. James was a very special man. He was loved and respected by everyone he met.Please call us if we can do any thing for you all.God bless you and keep all of you.

  4. To the Caldwell Family,
    It was a pleasure to wait on James and the family. He was an inspiration and always the same when he came into Southern States.
    Now Jmaes is growing stranberries
    and tomatos in the heavenly garden.
    May God’s love enfold you.May His peace surround You. May His light touch you.
    May God be with you at this time and may you remember the good times you had as a family.
    Rev. Cecil Hopps

  5. Ruby and all the family, our heart felt sympathys are with all of you. May God be with you and comfort you. James will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Love and Prayers Jerry and Phyllis

  6. Aunt Ruby and Family:
    We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I know he will be missed by all that loved and knew him. If you ever need anything PLEASE let us know. Just trust in Jesus and lean on him to help you through and that we will see him again in heaven. We love you all.

  7. It was such an honor to be Mr.Caldwell’s nurse for the past three years. He always had a smile on his face whenever he came into the office. He will be deeply missed. Ruby, you are in my thoughts and prayers! ~God Speed Mr. Caldwell~ Rest with the angels!


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