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Obituary: James Hadley, Columbus

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James R. Hadley, 77, of Columbus, died at 1115 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at his home.

James was of the Methodist faith. He was in machine repair at Cummins Engine Company for 45 years.He coached Little League Baseball for 15 years. loved to watch sports and was a great Purdue fan.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with the Rev. John McKay officiating. Calling will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time. Burial will be at Ohio Chapel Cemetery.

James was born March 5, 1936 in Bartholomew County, the son of Maurice and Wanna Stierman Hadley. He married Rosalee Lewis in 1956, she preceded him in death in 1988. He married Anna Lee Lewis Lawles Dec. 13, 1993. She survives.

Other survivors include children, Debra Prince of Ogilville, Ron Hadley of Columbus, Gary (Candi) Hadley of Ogilville, Bryan (Sherri) Hadley of Baltimore, MD and Nikia Lynn Lawles of Columbus; stepchildren, Janice Sue (Dale) Spears, Linda (Lonnie) Doty, and Jimmy (Gail) Lawles, all of Columbus and Jack Lawles of Tenn.; a brother, Dewey “Bob” Hadley of Columbus; sisters, Dorothy Beavers and Barbara (Dave) Baker of Columbus; eight grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and several great-grand and stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a borther, David Hadley; a stepson, Ricky Lawles; and a son-in-law, Terry Prince.

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