The Newnan Times-Herald


James Edward Abercrombie

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • May. 11, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Mr. James Edward Abercrombie, 79, of Newnan, Ga, died Wednesday, May 8, 2018.

He was born in Louisville, Ala. on February 24, 1940. Mr. Abercrombie was born and lived on a farm. At a young age he knew he wanted to do better and move to Georgia.

He started at the bottom and worked his way up. In 1973 he opened his own business, A & W Nursery and Garden Center. He retired successfully in 2007.

James believed in hard work and honesty. His family was first in everything, and everything he did was for his family.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Alfred and Cleonia Abercrombie, as well as his brother, Charles Abercrombie.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Abercrombie; son Mike (Kim) Abercrombie;
grandchildren, Michelle (Hawk) Gunter and Elizabeth Abercrombie; brother, Wayne
Abercrombie; sisters, Amy (Sam) Wilks, Mary Anne Mulkey and Caryln Kirkland; as well as
numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2019 in the Rosehaven Chapel of Whitley-Garner Funeral Home in Douglasville at 4 p.m. Interment will follow in the Rose Haven Cemetery in Douglasville.

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Arrangements by Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246.