Tommy Cleveland James Jr. of Bowman, Georgia, passed away Tuesday evening April 20, 2021.

Born September 6, 1965, in Athens, Georgia, he was the son of the late James Leonard Sweat Sr, and Tommy Cleveland James Sr., and Linda Diane Barrett Norris. He was the brother of the late Tim Norris. He was a retired truck driver with Star Transport. He was a Past Master of Grove Lodge #652, and a member of Granite Center Shrine Club, Philoman Commandery #33 Knights Templar, Toccoa Chapter 321 Royal Arch Mason, and E L McConnell #40 Royal select Master.  He was a member of Double Branches Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Paula Buffington James; two sons Brandon (Lauren) Buffington, of Royston, and Chad James of Bowman; daughter, Amber (James) Mayhew, Commerce; 9 grandchildren; step-father, Odis Norris; brothers Jimmy sweat, White Valley, TN, Carl James Dacula, GA, Ken Norris, Carnesville, Richard Janes, Dallas, GA, and Roger Tiller, Danielsville; sister, Frances Brock, Waterloo, South Carolina.

Services will be Sunday at 3pm at Double Branches Baptist Church with Rev. Nate Bunner. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

the body is at the Ginn Funeral Home. The family is at the home and will receive friends Friday evening from 4 until 8pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at ginnfuneralhome.com.