James Harold Sellers died July 26, 2022, at Bethany House in Auburn, Alabama, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Tallapoosa County on Oct. 30, 1925. His father later moved the family to Lee County, Alabama.
At 18 he was drafted and served in World War II in the U.S. Army in Europe and the Pacific. He was discharged as a staff sergeant. When he came back home, he met our beautiful mother, Peggy Daniel, and they were happily married for 68 years.
Mr. Sellers was preceded in death by his loving wife, Peggy Daniel Sellers; his parents, William Andrew and Mattie McDonald Sellers; and all six siblings, Archie (Geneva) Sellers, Doris (Eric) Affolter, June (Ophelia) Sellers, Lewis (Marjorie) Sellers, Sara (Harry) Milner and Donald Sellers.
He is survived by his four children, Larry (Connie) Sellers, Myra (Johnny) Yates, Randy (Elaine) Sellers and Hal (Judy) Sellers, nine grandchildren and 19 great — grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
He was an avid gardener and loved to play the stock market and he was very good at both.
We would like to thank the staff at Valley Park Manor for their wonderful care of our father the last two years of his life. We would also like to thank Chattahoochee Hospice and Bethany House for their great care and compassion also.
There was a graveside service at Shady Grove Cemetery, Opelika, Alabama, on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at 10 a.m. Dr. Jeff Redmon officiated.