James Brantley Vanwhy

Born: Tue., May 20, 1986
Died: Thu., Aug. 22, 2013

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James Brantley Vanwhy, 27, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, formerly of Madison, Georgia died on Thursday, August 22, 2013. Born on May 20, 1986 in Augusta, Georgia, he was the son of Jerry and Vicky Lynn Malcom Vanwhy of Madison, Georgia. In 2004 he graduated from Morgan County High School, where he played four years of football and for four years was a member of the AFROTC. After graduation he enlisted into the United States Marines and served two tours of duty in Iraq. James married the former Champagne Misty Boening of California. He loved making people laugh, telling jokes and playing the guitar.

In addition to his parents, Jerry and Vicky Vanwhy of Madison, Georgia, he is survived by his wife, Champagne Vanwhy of Jacksonville, North Carolina; stepsons, Andrew and Mikey; siblings, Justin Malcom Vanwhy and Christy Hilsman Vanwhy both of Madison, Georgia, Jeanna Lynn Vanwhy of Gainesville, Georgia and Julia Marie Vanwhy of Watkinsville, Georgia; grandparents, James Malcom of Madison, Georgia and the late Betty Jo Smith Malcom; Billy Milton Garrison of Madison, Georgia and the late Polly Ann Almond Garrison; nephews, Malcom, Bryce and Joshua Vanwhy all of Madison, Georgia; mother-in-law, Susie Baker; a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and military family.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Funeral Home Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Rick Smith officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 1000 Sugar Creek Baptist Church Road, Madison, GA 30650. Serving as pallbearers are Chris McGlauchlen, Dusty Sidwell, Chris Jagielski, Allen Hagler, Brian Mitchell and Bill Perkins. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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   Posted Sun August 25, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss and I will miss James terribly

GySgt Shivers
   Posted Mon August 26, 2013
Sgt Vanwhy was a great friend and brother. He gave is all each and everyday to accomplish any task or mission given to him. He was a great ambassador for mankind. He always put others feelings and well being before his own. I want to say thank you brother for your service, but most of all thank you for being a friend. Semper Fi and God Bless you.

Cissy and Wes Hanemayer
   Posted Mon August 26, 2013
Our fervent prayers are offered up to the entire Vanwhy family, at this most difficult time in their lives. We pray for God's blessings of comfort and strength to everyone. There are no words good enough to express our sadness about the loss of James, but please know you are in our prayers. God bless you all. Cissy and Wes Hanemayer Madison, GeorgiaA

Lynn Ciesla
   Posted Tue August 27, 2013
It is with may deapest sympathy that I send my thoughts and prayers for all in the family. I never had the opportunity to met this young man but I am hoping GOd will look after all of you during this hard time and provide peace in the time to come.

John Cranmer
   Posted Tue August 27, 2013
I didn't know James, but appreciate his service in the Marine Corps. I pray that the Lord will give you comfort and strength. John Cranmer Chaplain for Military Order Of The Purple Heart, Department of Georgia

1stSgt & Mrs. James M Fender
   Posted Tue August 27, 2013
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Sgt. Vanwhy. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you always. It was a pleasure to have served with him and to have known him. Semper Fidelis and God Bless

Robin Shuman
   Posted Tue August 27, 2013
The Morgan County family is very close, but, the Marine family is even closer, still. This Marine family sends it's love and prayers to each of you. God bless. Dan and Robin Shuman (USMC parents) Deborah(Shuman), Luke and Audrey Miller Robert Shuman, USMC

Bradley Towe
   Posted Tue August 27, 2013
TO James Parents. James was a great Man, Great Friend, Great Firefighter and great service member. James was my number one student in Firefighter 1 class always kept the class motivated and smiling. Me and James had some good times together. Whether it was fishing, relaxing, or helping him on my days off pressure washing. James was a great friend. Im gonna miss him very much. If yall need anything Please let me know and i will get my wife to get you whatever you need. Wish i could be there more than anything but im currently in Afghanistan. Bradley Towe

Derek & Rebecca Jenkins
   Posted Tue August 27, 2013
Deeply saddened to hear of James' passing. Our prayers to the VanWhy family and to all that were affected by the loss of this dear soul. Thank God that He gave us the opportunity to know James and be his Pastor at one time. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. May God's mercy, love, and grace uphold and support the VanWhy family... Love, In Christ Derek & Rebecca

dianne mulllins rn
   Posted Wed August 28, 2013
Dear family of James, My condolences on the loss of your young son, The Bible teaches that one day in the near future our Creator, Jehovah God, by means of the ransom sacrifice of his son, Jesus,will reunite us with our dead loved ones by means of a resurrection right here on earth in paradise conditions that will be filled with peace, happiness, and perfect health for everyone. (John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:9-11,29; Isaiah 33:24) As you read the above texts from your Bible, may the wonderful hope they give us, along with loving memories bring you a measure of comfort during this most difficult time. There is much Bible-based comfort to be found on the website www.jw.org Sincerely dianne mullins

Gary & Vivian McCullough
   Posted Wed August 28, 2013
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We appreciate his service for our country. May God bless your family and may you look to Him for comfort now and in the future.

MGySgt Bill Scheible
   Posted Wed August 28, 2013
I will miss you as a Marine and a friend. I look forward to seeing you again. Semper Fidelis, MGySgt

L Croft
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
I did not know your son, but I am a 30 year Air Force brat and I feel your loss as if it were my own, we are all connected through the military and when one falls we all feel it. My deepest sympathy to your family.

Brittany Leach
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of James. My prayers and thoughts go out to your family in this troubling time.

Carol Bishop
   Posted Thu September 05, 2013
Thank you so much for James' service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Heroe