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James Huey Giles, 85, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Mississippi Veteran’s Home in Oxford. He was born December 29, 1934 in the Pleasant Ridge community of Union County to Paul Nance Giles and Annabelle Smith Giles. He was a 1953 graduate of New Albany High School and a 1959 graduate of Mississippi State University. He retired as a Major from the U.S. Marine Corp. and also retired from Air Gas Company. He was a member of New Albany ARP Church and was very active in Boy Scouts of America.
He is survived by a brother, Bobby Joe Giles (Carolyn) of Caledonia, MS. He was also survived and loved by his nieces, nephews and their children: Bob Cornelius, Bill Cornelius, Kathy Cornelius Pace, Ginny Ray, Carol Cornelius, Jeff Giles, D’Anne Giles Wester, Chris Giles and Rob Giles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Billie Ruth Giles Tabor (Bob) and Mary Elizabeth Giles Cornelius (Tom).
The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Mississippi Veterans Home, 120 Veterans Drive, Oxford, MS or to the Boy Scouts of America.
United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements. Please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com for online condolences and registry