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Jim Friday

GAFFNEY -- James (Jim) Lewis Friday Jr., 48, of 316 Hickory St., passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby, N.C.

Born in Chester, S.C., he was the son of James Lewis Friday Sr. and Donna Youngblood Friday of Gaffney, S.C. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Friday was employed by Magnolia Finishing Company and was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to his parents, he is also survived by a son, Jamie Friday of Hampton, S.C.; a daughter, Ashley Friday of Hampton, S.C.; a brother, Kevin Friday of Monroe, N.C.; and a sister, Michelle Friday of Taylorsville, N.C.. He is also survived by his fiancée, Jasmine Chandler of Gaffney.

Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, in Oakland Cemetery conducted by Mr. Ashby Blakely. The family will meet with friends at the graveside after the service.

The family will be at their respective homes.

An online guest register will be available at

Blakely Funeral Home in Gaffney is in charge of arrangements.