She was born June 11, 1924. She was a native of Montgomery and raised in Coffeeville. She was a graduate of Coffeeville High School and retired from International Paper Company. She was a former member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church and a member of First Baptist Church of Chickasaw. She was active in the Chickasaw United Methodist Church Quilting Club.
Survivors include one daughter, Danita James (Steve) Beck; her twin sister, Ouida Howell Faile; two grandchildren, Steven Bryant Beck and Ryan James (Sabrina Chestang) Beck; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Earl James; and her infant daughter, Martha Nell James.
The service was Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home Chapel in Saraland. Burial was in Mobile Memorial Cemetery.
Radney Funeral Home of Saraland directed. (33-1tp)