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James Bevins Sr.


META, Ky. — James Truman “JT” Bevins Sr., 83 of Meta, Ky., passed away Fri., July 25, 2014, at his home.


Born April 28, 1931, at Toler, Ky., he was a son of the late James Arnold and Leola Pinson Bevins. JT retired after 46 years with the N&W Railroad, was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of the Cedar Bottom Old Regular Baptist Church. He was a Kentucky Colonel and served as an Honorary Pike County Deputy Sheriff and Honorary Pike County Judge Executive.


Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years of marriage, Ethel Mae Deskins Bevins; to this union was born two sons, James T. (Lisa) Bevins of Red Jacket and William Matthew (Rebecca) Bevins of Meta; one daughter, Cynthia Darlene (Dale) Bishop of High Point, N.C. Additional survivors include two sisters, Lola Stine Canupp of Edgewater, Fla., and Debra Lynn Waller of Dandridge, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Joshua Bevins, Kirsten Bevins, Garrett Bevins and Haden Bishop; two great-grandchildren and his three wonderful in-home caregivers, Jenny Preece, Nancy Blackburn and Charlene Cox. JT was loved by many and surrounded by a host of family and friends.


Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tues., July 29, at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Young, Lee Layne and Albert Cable officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky., with Garrett Bevins, Cecil Beckett, Rodney Canupp, Jordan Johnson, Russell Deskins, Quinn Deskins, William T. Deskins and Craig Deskins serving as pallbearers.


Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the funeral home with special services both nights at 7 p.m.


Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com


R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.


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