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James "Jim" Arthur Godwin

James “Jim” Arthur Godwin, 68, of New Hill, passed away on Wednesday November 19, 2014 at his home, after a long battle with heart disease. He was born on August 1, 1946 in Wilders Township, Johnston County NC. He was the son of the late William Arthur Godwin and Bertie Batten Godwin.

Jim was retired from Carolina Power & Light Company – Duke Progress Energy. He was a supervisor over the maintenance department at the Harris Visitor Center, devoting over 20 years to the company. Jim enjoyed the simple life – spending Sunday afternoons with his grandkids, JR & Taylor.

Jim is survived by his son: Jimmy Ray Godwin and wife Ann, of Moncure; grandchildren: JR Godwin and Taylor Marie Godwin, of Moncure; siblings: Walter Douglas Godwin and wife Frances of Latte SC, Ella “Louise” Sullivan and husband Donald of Clayton, NC, Judith “Judy” Ann Capps and husband Douglas of Pinetops, NC and Linda “Gail” Pittman and husband Leland of Selma, NC.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Ruby Mae Sauls Godwin, by his parents, William and Bertie Godwin, by a brother, William “Eugene” Godwin and by a sister, Betty “Geraldine” Godwin Holder Davis.

Visitation and viewing will be held at Apex Funeral Home on Sunday November 23, 2014 from 12:30 – 2:30. There will be a procession to New Elam Christian Church Cemetery 3290 Pea Ridge Road New Hill NC 27562 for a graveside service that will begin at 3:00. Pastor Aubrey Cochran of New Hill Baptist Church will be officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

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