James Fordyce Sr.

James Robert "Juicy" Fordyce Sr., 71, of Table Grove, died at 12:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.

He was born May 29, 1928, at the home of his grandparents, Frank and Cora Fordyce, in Table Grove, a son of Jesse Matheny and Alice Liberty Kendrick Fordyce. He married Bonnie J. Friday on Feb. 23, 1952. He later married Peggy J. Warren Loter in September 1972. They both survive.

Also surviving are two sons, James Jr. of Table Grove and Randall Joe of New Boston; a special friend, Esther Irwin of Lewistown; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Freeman Fordyce, and one sister, Marilyn Marie Fordyce Orr.

He was a member of Ipava American Legion Post #17, LaMoine Squares Square Dancing Club of Macomb and a past member of Rushville Moose Lodge #506.

He worked for International Harvester, East Moline Works, before retiring.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Table Grove Community Church with Rev. Tim Ashley officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Cemetery in Table Grove where military services will be conducted by the Ipava American Legion Post #17. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville and one hour before the services at the church.

Memorials may be given to the Table Grove Community Church in memory of his sister, Marilyn Fordyce Orr.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/26/2000

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