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December 9, 2013

James Floyd Lamb Sr.,

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — James Floyd Lamb Sr., 85, of Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of Tifton, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Heritage Home Health Care in Tallahassee, Fla. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. The Rev. John Hughes will officiate with burial to follow in Tift Memorial Gardens.

His grandsons Chris Garrison, Kelly McAlpin, Dr. Ryan McAlpin, Kyle Fortenberry, T.J. Fortenberry and a cousin, Tommy Williams, will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from noon until the hour of the service Wednesday at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

Mr. Lamb was born on Sept. 20, 1928 in Tift County and was the son of Joseph Lamb and Elizabeth Watson Lamb, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Lamb, and eight brothers.

He was a welder and pipe fitter and was a member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union Local #630 for 60 years. He was also a Mason, Shriner and veteran of the United States Navy.

Mr. Lamb is survived by his companion of 14 years, Pat Miller and her family of Tallahassee, Fla.; two sons, Dr. Buddy James McAlpin (James F. Lamb Jr.) (friend, Pamela Spencer) of Orange Park, Fla. and Joseph E. Lamb of Homestead, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara “Peaches” and Fred Fortenberry of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Larry Lamb of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Joseph “Butch” Lamb of Middletown, Del.; seven sisters, Christine Lewis of Moultrie, Geneva Stringfellow of Polk City, Fla., Mitzi Edge of Oklahoma City, Okla., Jeannie Bassett of Tifton, Debbie York of Tifton, Gertrude Renew of Bradenton, Fla. and Evelyn Dale of Gastonia, S.C.; two stepchildren, Paula Selva and Gilbert Walker; six grandchildren, Chris Garrison and wife Dr. Jodie Calain-Garrison, Kelly McAlpin, Dr. Ryan McAlpin and wife Dr. Jessica McAlpin, Kyle Fortenberry, T.J. Fortenberry and Misty Lamb; five step-grandchildren, Claressa Waters, Malissa Herring, Adam Walker, Mary Walker and Ryan Walker; and nine great-grandchildren, Alyssa McAlpin, Izzy Lamb, Lilya McAlpin, John William “Jack” Garrison, Christopher Waters Jr., Zane Herring, Amya Herring, William Walker and Julia Walker.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial gifts may be made to the Shriners Children Hospital, P.O. Box 2585, Tampa, FL 33633, or the Forward In Faith Building Fund at Tifton’s First Baptist Church, 404 Love Ave., Tifton, GA 31794.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.

Services for the Lamb family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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