James L. May, 82


Graveside services for James L. May, 82 of Augusta, were held Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 11 a.m. at his family cemetery with Pastor L.T. Logue officiating. The family received friends Friday, October 29, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. He passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at The Oaks Bethany in Vidalia following an extended illness.


Mr. James L. May was born November 6, 1938 in New Ellenton, South Carolina to the late Robert (Bob) Lewis May and Estelle Muns May. He loved all of his family, but he loved his grandkids the most. Mr. May enjoyed John Wayne westerns, fishing, and was an avid NASCAR fan. A member of the CB Club, his handle was Tally Ho. He was of the Christian faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Mike May.


Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Verna May of Augusta; daughter, Terry Richards (David) of Wrightsville; grandchildren, Jamie Boatright (Adam) and Katy Hood (Shannon); great-grandchildren, Kylie Floyd (Jason), Lexi Cutler (Zach), Lauran Bedgood, Alyssa Lyles, Olivia Boatright, Madison Hood, and Peyton Hood; great-great-grandchildren, Landrey Cutler, Emree Kate Floyd, and Taylor Floyd; very special niece and family, Kimberly Avilez Ibarra (Max), Blake Judd, Erica Avilez, Heaven Ibarra, Mindy Hogan, Layla Judd, Alyssa Judd, and Kayden Spires; and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Pallbearers were David Richards, Adam Boatright, Shannon Hood, Zach Cutler, Max Ibarra, and Jon Stubbs.


Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.

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