James Paul Bournes

ADRIAN-James Paul Bournes, age 77, of Clayton, died Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Provincial House under the care of Hospice of Lenawee.  He was born October 5, 1943, in Adrian to Philemon T. and Ruby D. (Jackson) Bournes.  He was married to Paula Wirick and she preceded him in death in 1980.  James had been employed by Ace Drill and was also a farmer.  He enjoyed his horses, especially riding them, tinkering with old cars, and farming.


James is survived by a sister, Betty Butcher of Arizona; special nieces and caregivers, Betsy (Richard) Luck and Brenda (Larry) Rathbun; numerous cousins; several nieces and nephews spanning over five generations; and very good friends and neighbors, Jim Mitchell, Randy Keck, and Sherry Tinder.  In addition to his wife, Paula, he was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Joyce Bakewell and Phyllis Rowe.


At James’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 23, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. with a celebration of life starting at 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian with Bart Tinder officiating. A private burial of cremains will be held in Lenawee Hills.


You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Lenawee or to the Lenawee Humane Society. Envelopes are available at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.




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