James Alan Spurlin, 76, of Preachersville, died Sunday, Nov. 25 at his home.
A native of Madison County, he was born Oct. 6, 1931 to the late James R. and Nevelyn Alexander Spurlin. He was a former member of the Lincoln County School Board (11 years) and was instrumental in the consolidation of Lincoln County High School, owned and operated Dix River Valley Farms, helped develop West Wood Apartments and the Spurlin Funeral Homes, served in Okinawa, Japan during the Korean War, and was a member of Drakes Creek Baptist Church where he was a trustee and former treasurer.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Anderson Spurlin of Preachersville; three sons, Jim (Libby) Spurlin of Lancaster, Dr. Mark Spurlin of Danville, and Barry Spurlin of Preachersville; a brother, George Spurlin; and seven grandchildren, Jessica, Kimberly, James David, Mark Alan, Ashley, Ethan and Haley Spurlin.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today (Nov. 29) at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford and 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at the Spurlin Funeral Home in Lancaster.