James completed his bachelor’s degree at DePauw University and master’s degree at Duke. During the war, he was a photographer with a mapmaking team over much of the Middle East, India and Mexico. After his military service, he became a professor of English at Georgia Tech for 35 years before he retired from Atlanta and moved to North Georgia. He was a wonderful husband and father, an avid bridge player, an opera lover, a bread maker, gourmet cook and accomplished in needlepoint. In Rabun County, he was involved with Sharing and Caring and Friends of the Library for years.
His wife, Margaret Ann Hill Haman, passed away in January 2013 after 65 years of happy marriage.
He is survived by: three daughters, Sarah Haman of California, Carol Walker of Texas and Laura Haman of New Mexico.
A memorial service followed by a potluck picnic will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 14, at Sylvan Lake in the Sylvan Lake Falls community at Moses and Sylvan Lake Road in Rabun Gap.
Donations may be made to Sharing and Caring or the Friends of Rabun County Library in lieu of flowers. Burial for both will be scheduled later this fall at Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg, Va.
Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.byarsfuneralhome.com.