James “Jim” Dial, of Covington, passed away October 25, 2013, at the age of 50. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington, where he enjoyed passing out bulletins at his special door. Jim loved his family and church family dearly. He was the first special-education student to graduate from Newton County High School, and he worked as a mail clerk for the Newton County Courthouse for 11 years. Jim was a happy person and inspired everyone who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Cleon Dial.
Survivors include his mother, Shirley Dial of Covington; sister and brother-in-law, Iris and James Tyo of Monroe; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Kelley Dial of Cartersville; nieces and nephews, Scott Fisher, Erin Fisher, Brett Fisher, and Alex Dial; great-nephew and great-niece, Tripp Fisher and Bayley Fisher; and many aunts and cousins.
A memorial service for Jim will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the First Baptist Church in Covington, with the Rev. Len Strozier and the Rev. Jack Wilson officiating.
The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 26. Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Sanctuary Renovation Fund, 1139 Usher St., NE, Covington, Ga., 30014.
To place online condolences, visit www.caldwellandcowan.com.