February 14, 2013

James M. (Jim) Walden

Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — James M. (Jim) Walden, 90 went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 with his daughters by his side.

He was the son of William and Katie Sullivan Walden, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Peggy  Jones Walden; by one daughter, Eudella Walden; by four sisters, Allie Proffitt, Beulah Boyles, Sarah Walden, and Nelly Bauereiss; and by three brothers, Frank Walden, Jesse Walden, and Charles Walden.

He is survived by four daughters, Kathern Finley and husband Kenneth of London, Betty Thomas of London, Ella Shanklin and husband Ronnie of Fairfield, Ohio, and Jamie Doneghy and husband John of London; six grandchildren, James Finley, Edward House, Ronnie Shanklin II, Peggy Anderson, Shaun Shanklin, and Nanette Carson; 12 great-grandchildren, Edward House II, Casie Finley, Chelsea Shanklin, Michael Anderson, Austin Anderson, Sydney Shanklin, Brandon Finley, Hailee Carson, Jamison Carson, Braeden Shanklin, Javon Carson,  McKenzee Shanklin; five brothers, William G. Walden of London, Jack Walden of Hamilton, Ohio, John Walden of Montezuma, Ga., Eugene Walden of Middletown, Ohio, and Douglas Walden of Lady Lake, Fla.; three sisters, Betty Jones of London, Hettie Crawford of Hamilton, Ohio, and Mary Jarvis of Huber Heights, Ohio.

He was a faithful member and deacon of Fariston United Baptist Church for over 52 years. He served Laurel County as magistrate of District No. 2 for two terms, and was a member of the Fifth Congressional District Democratic Hall of Fame. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army 1897 Aviation Engineers in the South Pacific.

The family of James M. (Jim) Walden will receive friends at London Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 in London Funeral Home Chapel with David Hammock and Denny Proffitt officiating.

Burial will follow in Norvell Cemetery in Fariston.

 Pallbearers will be James Finley, Edward House, Ronnie Shanklin II, Shaun Shanklin, Edward House II, Michael Anderson, Austin Anderson and Brandon Finley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Peggy Anderson, Nanette Carson, Jamison Carson, Braeden Shanklin and Javon Carson.      

The local DAV will be in charge of military honors.