James William Works

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James William Works


James William "Bill" Works, 85, of Old Fort, passed away Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at his home. 

He enjoyed reading his Bible, and watching the Braves on TV. Bill was a deacon for many years at New Liberty Baptist Church in Cleveland. He was a member of Mountain Springs Baptist Church in Old Fort. 

He is proceeded in death by his parents, James Russell Works and Violet William Works; his first wife, Jennette Rogers Works; one brother, Ralph Works of Cleveland; two sisters, Jenny Booth of Cleveland, and Judy Garner of Charleston; two infant siblings; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren; one daughter, Ima Joyce Floyd of Benton; two sons, Cletus Floyd of Dayton and Darrel "Doe" Works of Cleveland; and one step-son, Jamie Matthews of Old Fort. 

Left to cherish his memory, are his wife of 20 years, Geraldine Matthews Works of Old Fort; daughter and son-in-law, Tressia and Roy Totherow of Etowah; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Kim Works of Cleveland; daughter-in-law, Julie Works of Cleveland; one stepson and daughter-in-law, Sammy and Debbie Hogan of Ranger, Ga.; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Joe Brown of Tennga, Ga., and Fay and Alan Snyder of Cleveland; one sister, Margret Farmer of Charleston; three brothers: the Rev. Robert "Bob" Works, Thomas and Mary Works, and Wayne Works, all of Cleveland; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; and other extended family members and friends. 

The funeral will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, 2415 Georgetown Road N.W., with the Revs. John Parker and Rob Works officiating.

Following the service, the family and friends will go in procession to Lee Cemetery for the graveside service. Tanner Works, Heath Works, Johnny Smith, Travis Hipps, Steve Wilcox, Cody Hembree, Brent Flowers, and Eric Flowers will serve as pallbearers 

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Share a personal or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com.

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