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TYLER, James Russell, 1917 - 8 Dec 2005

James Russell Tyler, son of Laura Ellen Austin Tyler and James Amos Tyler died Dec 5, 2005 at Maury Regional Hospital, age 88. He was a Culleoka native and married Inez Tidwell on Sept 21, 1939, who preceded him in death July 8, 2001. He served in the US Army during WW II. He was employed by TVA and later Monsanto and spent the last 25 years of his career as owner and operator of Tyler Welding Shop. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a greeter and usher for many years. James was interred
with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19.
He is survived by one daughter, Donna Faye Tyler (Jerry Wayne) Erwin of Columbia, one son, Jerry Wayne (Alanna Michelle) Tyler of Columbia, one sister Gladys Belew of Col. Four grandchildren, Brenda Erwin (Monty) Bland of Col, Gwen Erwin (Dodd) Church of Spring Hill, Tracey Tyler House of Col, Kristen Michelle Tyler of M'boro, six great-grandchildren, Chance Bland, Chase Bland, Caleb Church, Ryan Shaw, Zachery Shaw, Savannah House, two nieces and three nephews. He and his wife, Inez, used to come to the Turner reunion every year. They were very likeable people.  
Photo by Bonnie Logue, 11/04/2004. Obit Information by Linda Yates, a cousin. Transcribed from the Columbia Herald.