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James Gilchrist

YORK -- James Hutchinson Gilchrist Sr., 69, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, surrounded by friends and family at his home in York.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Bratton Funeral Home. The Rev. Olin Giles will be officiating.

A native of Ames, Iowa, James Gilchrist was a son of the late James Gilchrist and Margaret Hudson Miller. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, worked at Black and Decker and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Gilchrist of York, S.C.; eight children, James Anthony Gilchrist and wife, Amber of York, Jefery Hutchins Hankins of Maine, Rick Eugene Smith and wife, Susan of Aurora, Ill., James Wayne Gilchrist and wife, Gigetta of Aurora, Ill., George Edward Burson and wife, Rachel of York, Ronda Louise Burson of Charlotte, Robert Edward Thomas and wife, Jeanette of Aurora, Ill., and Johnny Wayne Thomas of Illinois. James is also survived by 11 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Bratton Funeral Home on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 1015 Linwood Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Bratton Funeral Home in York is serving the Gilchrist family.