James Nolan Brister Sr.

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Services for James Nola Brister Sr., of Athens, Ala., are 1 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Spry Funeral Home Chapel in Athens withburial in Rose Hill Cemetery at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Visitation is today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Brister, 89, died Nov. 27, 2005, at Huntsville Hospital. He wasborn in Bogue Chitto on June 30, 1916.

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He was a chaplain in the Army and at the Veterans AdministrationHospital in Jackson. He was active with the Southern Baptist HomeMission Board and a volunteer of the Mississippi Southern BaptistAssociation and V.A. Nursing Home in Jackson. He was a graduate ofMississippi College and the Southern Seminary of Louisville, Ky. Hepastored churches in Virginia, Indiana and Mississippi and servedas interim pastor at two Mississippi churches. He was a formerchairman of deacons at Pinelake Baptist Church in Brandon and amember of First Baptist Church of Athens, Ala.

Survivors are his wife, Frances Brister, of Athens; his daughter,Mary Lynn Shadburn, of Corinth; his sons, James Nolan Brister Jr.,of Trinidad, Colo., and Tom Brister, of Athens; his grandchildren,Jennilyn McDaniel, Janalee Shadburn, Daniel Nolan Brister, JamesTravis Brister, Lindy Claire Brister, Brian Brister and TimothyNolan Brister; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Gideon Memorial Bibles.