LOUISBURG - James Howell Champion, 63, of Louisburg, died Monday, September 10, 2007, in Wake Medical Center. He was an insurance agent for NC Farm Bureau, where he retired after 35 years.

A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. from Louisburg Baptist Church with Dr. Reggie Rushing officiating. Interment will follow on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving: wife of 44 years, Iris A. Champion; daughter, Lydia C. Gardner and husband, Johnny of Louisburg; son, Brian Champion and wife, Missy of Louisburg; grandchildren, Benjamin Kyle “Ben” Gardner and James Thomas “Jayme” Champion.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Aubrey S. Tomlinson room at Louisburg Baptist Church and at all other times at the home, 107 Rex Place, Louisburg.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Louisburg Baptist Church Neighbors Fund, P. O. Box 730, Louisburg, NC 27549.

Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, 804 N. Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg.

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