James “Corn” Allen Dunn, 72, a resident of Cleveland, ascended into heaven to reside with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
He retired from Bowater Corporation after 19 years. Prior to his employment at Bowater, he was employed with Magic Chef for 22 years. In his retirement, he basically “took up residence” and spent a significant amount of his free time at Lowes Hardware store, and spending time helping his friends and family.
He loved spending time with his family and spent countless hours taking care of his grandchildren. He was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church since 1990, where he served in many capacities, including chairman of the Deacon Board. He was totally devoted to the maintenance and growth of each department within his church, and he spent endless hours doing all he could to serve the members of his church. Prior to joining Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, he was a member and chairman of the Deacon Board of Mount Eagle Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Thursia Dunn; and three brothers: Melvin Dunn, Thomas Dunn Jr. and Franklin Eugene Dunn Sr.
Survivors include his precious and devoted wife of 44 years, Beverly Yvonne Dunn; two daughters: Tara (Mark) Pollard of Cleveland and Traci (Charles) Fant of Cleveland; six grandchildren: James Ryan Fant, Mikayla Horton, Josiah Pollard, Samuel Fant, Solomon Fant and Janelle Pollard; two sisters: Betty Dunn of Cleveland and Sylvia (Wyman) Lewis of Cumming, Ga.; one brother, Ronald E. Dunn of Charleston; special nieces: Pam Upton and Tina Ash; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many special friends.
The funeral will be held on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at 4 p.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Alfred B. Johnson Sr. officiating.
Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Sunday prior to the service, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home in Cleveland.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Youth Department at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 3406 Blair Road, Cleveland, TN 37312.
Words of comfort may be submitted at www.mddotsonandsons.com.