James Wright Hunley

(1927 - 2003)

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James Wright Hunley
1927 - 2003
Born
May 13, 1927
Duff, Campbell County, Tennessee United States 37729
Death
December 17, 2003
St. Mary's Health Care in La Follette, Campbell County, Tennessee United States 37766
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James Wright Hunley, father to 1 child, was born on May 13, 1927 in Duff, Tennessee. He was born to Maggie L Ford and James Everette Hunley. He married Rachel Bryant. He was the parent of Patricia L Hunley with an unknown spouse. James died on December 17, 2003 at St. Mary's Health Care, La Follette, Tennessee at age 76.
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James Hunley died on at St. Mary's Health Care in La Follette, Campbell County, Tennessee United States 37766
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James Hunley died on at St. Mary's Health Care in La Follette, Campbell County, Tennessee United States 37766
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James Wright Hunley was born in a small comunity of Campbell County Tennessee called Duff to James Evert Hunley and Maggie Lou Ford Hunley on May 13, 1927 He had one step brother named Fowler Walden. Due to the early death of his mother, and the lack of paternal concern of his father his family history is in question.
However after living with different families and dealing with the hardships of being the extra child to care for, He found himself to be a strong and loving man, who would become the father that he wanted and give his child and grandchildren the family that he deserved.
At the age of 18 he married Rachel Loueller Bryant of Campbell County Tennesse. in a small court house in the neighboring state of Kentucky on Sept 6, 1945. The following day he proudly left for the Army, as he had been drafted into WW2, where he served both in the states and abroad.
After returning from his military duities, He made his home mostly in Campbell County, Tennessee. He spent a short stay in Ohio working, but returned to Campbell County, in the 1950s never to move away again.
He worked for years on the farm and in the textile factory supporting his family and making a home for them. His only dreams was to provide for his family's future. He was a man of strong faith and morals, who didn't care to fight for what he believed in. He served as a Decon to his church for several years and was a member of the Disabiled American Verterans and the Tennessee Defence Force for several years as well.
He found his way to Heaven on Dec. 17,2003 leaving behind his wife Rachel, his daughter Patricia and his grandchildren Lonnie Dewayne Branam and Jamie Denice Branam
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James Wright Hunley, father to 1 child, died on December 17, 2003 at St. Mary's Health Care, La Follette, Tennessee at 76 years old. James was born on May 13, 1927 in Duff, Tennessee. He was born to Maggie L Ford and James Everette Hunley. He married Rachel Bryant. He had Patricia L Hunley with an unknown spouse.

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In 1927, in the year that James Wright Hunley was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1947, when he was 20 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1959, by the time he was 32 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1968, at the age of 41 years old, James was alive when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1991, by the time he was 64 years old, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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