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OBITUARY: James David Chavis

James “Jimmy” David Chavis, 63, of Ellerbe, went home to be with his Lord, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023 at Richmond County Hospice Haven.

He was born March 14, 1960, in Hamlet, son of the late John P. Chavis and Josephine Johnson Chavis.

Jimmy was a longtime truck driver and worked for Mountaire Farms. He was a member of King’s Gate Church and was an honest man of God. He enjoyed riding ATVs, UTVs, and was an avid lawn mower racer, displaying numerous awards.

Being a jack-of-all-trades, he loved fixing things and mechanic work. You could find him at anytime shopping at his favorite place, Harbor Freight. In his earlier years, Jimmy loved to hunt and fish.

Jimmy loved his family, trucking buddies and especially his grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepson, Joey Cassidy.

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife, Annette Naso Chavis of the home; sisters, Jackie Chavis Blake (Robin) of Ellerbe and Joyce Chavis Jacobs (Stan) of Rockingham; grandchildren, Anthony Chavis, Natalie Davis, Aiden Chavis, Nicholas Woodell and Paisley Chavis; stepsons, Mack Cassidy (Terri) and Charlie Cassidy (Misty Lea), all of Ellerbe; daughter, Judy Chapman of Ellerbe; and numerous nieces, nephews, and close cousins.

The funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023 at 11 a.m. at King’s Gate Church with Pastor Eddie McLean officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service.

Burial will be held private by the family.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the family home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, Melanoma Research Alliance, online at https://give.curemelanoma.org or 730 15th Street NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.


Harrington Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Chavis family.

Online condolences may be made at harringtonfuneralhome.com.

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