Mr. James 'Jim' Railey

James "Jim" Railey, 91, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013, at his home in Newnan. He was born June 26, 1922, in Carrollton, GA, to the late Willie Morgan Railey & Hattie Phillips Railey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons, Jimmy Railey & Terrell Railey; and granddaughter, Lisa Beck.

Mr. Railey was a Drill Sergeant in the Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was an avid golfer who worked as a starter at Mystery Valley Golf Club in Stone Mountain. He was a member of Canongate on White Oak in Newnan. He was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church.

The funeral is Monday, August 26, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Duncan & Rev. Jimmy Lee officiating. The visitation is Sunday afternoon between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St, Newnan, GA. Interment is Tuesday at noon at Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Veterans Cemetery Road, Canton, GA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Pkwy, Suite 1, Marietta, GA 30067 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346.

Condolences can be sent to the family online at www.mckoon.com.

Survivors include wife, Joyce Hadaway Railey; children, Phyllis Beck, Deborah Free, Tim Railey, Mickey Railey, Tony Railey, Patricia Hales, Karen Railey; sister, Sylvania Hendrix; brother, Rudolph Railey; grandchildren, Sherry Maltbie, Todd Beck, Jennifer Free, Rachel Free, Pamela Fortner, Amanda Hales, Emily White, Meagan Railey; and numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

McKoon Funeral Home 770-253-4580



More Obituaries

Mrs. Bernice Mae Jones Walker

Bernice Mae Jones Walker, age 89, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2014 at Doctors Hospice in Peachtree City. She was born May 1, 1925 in Cowe ... Read More


Mr. Billy "Bill" Hulan Jr.

Mr. Billy "Bill" Hulan Jr., 47, passed away on July 22, 2014, in his Newnan home and is now experiencing an eternal weight of glory in the p ... Read More


Mr. James Chadwick Shuler

Mr. James Chadwick Shuler, age 42, of Newnan, Georgia, passed away at his residence on July 16, 2014.  He was born in Newnan on July 1, ... Read More


Mrs. Arlene Hornsby McCloud

Mrs. Arlene Hornsby McCloud, 73, of Hogansville, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Molena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. McCloud was ... Read More


Mr. Donald Ayers

Mr. Donald Ayers, age 49, of Grantville died at Doctors Hospice on July 25, 2014.  He was born in Fulton County on Nov. 2, 1964, to Rol ... Read More

Mr. Bobby Joe Story

Mr. Bobby Joe Story, age 78, of Newnan, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Tanner Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 7, 1935, in C ... Read More