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Obituary: James M. Andrews, Columbus

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James M. Andrews, 69, of Columbus, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Mr. Andrews was born in St. Louis Crossing March 11, 1943, to Gladys M. Robertson and James F. Andrews, and attended Hauser Junior Senior High School. Following early graduation, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany and one of his most memorable assignments was being stationed along the East-West border as the Berlin Wall was being constructed, observing activities and reporting back to U.S. intelligence.

After being honorably discharged, Mr. Andrews worked briefly at the former Regal Paper plant in Edinburgh and then entered the hospitality industry. He worked at the Chanteclair in Indianapolis, owned and operated Jim's Yellow Turkey in Columbus and later served as manager of the BPOE 521 Elk's Lodge. After retiring from hospitality, he joined Arvin in Process Inprovement and retired from there in 2007.

Mr. Andrews was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Ellsworth Frazee Andrews, his parents, and a grandchild, Joey Rose.

He is survived by his brother, Timothy M. Andrews of Princeton, N.J.; his daughter, Vici Frazee Bushey of Greenville, S.C.; his son, Richard Andrews of Avon; his daughter, Jamee Andrews Rose Wyan of Pendleton, S.C.; his daughter, Rachael Andrews Bannister of Columbus; grandchildren, Jessica Andrews Vance of Williamston, S.C., Samantha Andrews of Greenville, S.C., Jordain Rose of Millersport, OH, Matthew Andrews of Greenville, S.C., Kevin Wyan of Kentucky, Ashley Wyan of Pendleton, S.C., and Travis Wyan of Pendleton, S.C.; and great-grandchildren, Carter, Hannah, Ella, Kylee, Jacey and Hazel.

He requested no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or Hope Food Bank Endowment Fund.

He will be forever with his beloved Donna at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus.

Online condolences may be sent to the Andrews family at


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