ALBANY -- James A. Wilson, 94, of Albany, GA died May 14, 2012 at his residence. A funeral mass will be conducted Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Teresa's Catholic Church. Rev. Finbarr Stanton will officiate.

A native of Mescaline, IA, Mr. Wilson had resided in Albany since 1959, moving from Boynton Beach, FL. He was retired from Adams AGRI Machinery Company and was a retired MSGT in the Air Force serving during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Wilson was a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and a member of American Legion Post # 30. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Sievers Wilson, son, Sgt. Gerald L. Wilson, daughter-in-law, Vanda B. Wilson, two grandchildren, Gerald (Jerry) Wilson, Jr. and David (Davy) Wilson.

Survivors include his children, James G. Wilson of Spanaway, WA, Alvin "Chip" Wilson (Carolyn) of Leesburg, GA, Shirley Wilson of Albany, GA, Michael Wilson (Joan) of Duluth, GA, Diane Wilson-Poey (Frank) of Worth County, GA, Julie Ramsey (Jon Allen) of Albany, GA and Betty McGee (Barry) of Leesburg, GA; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; niece, Helen Weiershauser.

The family would like to give a special "Thank You" to Terry Bowman, Steve Garner, and Albany Community Hospice for the personal care and concern they have shown our father.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home.

Those desiring, may make contributions to Albany Community Hospice, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707 or to St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 421 Edgewood Lane, Albany, GA 31707.

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Mathews Funeral Home

Albany 229/435-5657