Jim Henry Draime

Published 2:57 pm Thursday, December 20, 2012

Jim Henry Draime

Born December 5, 1951, Jim Henry Draime passed away December 18, 2012, at the age of sixty-one.

He was preceded in death by his young son, Bryan Henderson Draime; his father, Lawrence Draime; and his brothers, Joe and John Draime.

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He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sue Henderson Draime; son, James Adam Draime, wife, Alyssa; three grandsons, Caleb Bryan, Hunter Steven, and Riley James Draime; mother, Evelyn Draime; sisters, Cindy Nabor and Eunice Merrett; brother, David Draime; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

After graduating from Southside High School, he was an employee of Dan River Mills, Miller Lumber Company, and later worked at W.O.Bearden Nursery and Greenhouses. Jim was a hard worker, never failing to give his all.

Jim was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama and had also attended Sister Springs Baptist Church and Shiloh Baptist Church in years prior. He always took pride in First Baptist by singing in the choir every Sunday, and by attending choir practice each week. He and Sue were recently welcomed into the congregation of Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, North Carolina.

Even from his earliest years, Jim was an avid outdoorsman. This gave him many opportunities to experience his love of adventure, nature, and outdoor activities such as hunting. Among his most favorite was fishing,especially with friends. Jim will always be remembered as a caring, selfless man; one that would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it. All you needed to do was ask and he’d be right there, ready to help in any way. Although the time he lived in Stokesdale, North Carolina was short, he touched so many lives with his sincere, loving spirit.

Papa Jim spent every day this last year with his grandbabies. He relished every moment he spent with them and loved them more than words could say. He would often say the words, made famous by Winnie the Pooh, “If there ever comes a day when we cannot be together, keep me in your heart and I’ll stay there forever.” Papa Jim will be missed dearly and will

stay in our hearts forever.

“Time passes, life rushes by, special people remain in the heart always.”

Visitation will take place at the Selma Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Selma, AL with Doctor Jerry Light of First Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will be at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Sardis, Alabama.

Pallbearers will be friends of Jim: Danny Wynn, Norman Copeland, Allen Bearden Sr., Allen Bearden Jr., Glenn Gibbs and Ronald Oglesby. Honorary Pallbearers will be: The Maverick Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.