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James Porter "Jim" Hunter

October 19, 1927 ~ September 20, 2019 (age 91)


Mr. James Porter “Jim” Hunter, 91 of Blackshear, passed away early Friday morning, September 20, 2019, at Harborview – Pierce County.

Born in Hoboken, Georgia on October 19, 1927, he had lived in Pierce County most of his life.  Mr. Hunter had worked for Thomas Feed for several years before going to work for Clough-Pearson Funeral Home (Pearson, and Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home) where he worked for over 25 years.  He then went to work with Gene Mattox at Gene Mattox Vault & Monument Co.  They would also take care of keeping the Blackshear City Cemetery.  These two had a close friendship over the years - so close that Mr. Hunter would pass away less than 11 hours after Mr. Mattox.   Mr. Hunter had also served as coroner of Pierce County for 16 years.  Mr. Hunter loved to fish and enjoyed working in his yards.  He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

He was a son of the late Mack Porter & Agnes Youmans Hunter.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Edith Moody Hunter; a daughter, Shirley Clark; a son, Frank Dixon; two sisters, Winnie Oliver and Maryann Brannon; and his brother, Rob Hunter.

Survivors include his son and caretaker, Billy Dixon of Blackshear; his daughter and son-in-law, B. J. & Mike Thomas of Spartanburg, SC; two sisters, Dorothy Thrift of Waycross and Elizabeth “Snookie” Ervin of Ivey, SC; 10 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Hunter will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 11 o’clock from the Pearson- Dial Chapel.

Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home chapel one hour prior to the service.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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