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James Buford Stilwell

Nov. 8, 1921 - Jan. 17, 2013

James Bufford Stilwell, 91, of Matagorda, Texas, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at his residence.

James was born in Bristol on Nov. 8, 1921, the son of the late Annie Mae Davis and James Benard Stilwell. 

James served the US Air Force as a Staff Sergeant for 23 years. He also worked as a mechanic for Pan Am Airlines in Florida. 

James is survived by one son, Jefferson Mimms Stilwell of Dallas; one daughter, Sandra Salena Stilwell Rogers of Ellis County; one stepdaughter, Cynthia Stilwell Hoefer of Sacramento, Calif. 

He is also survived by two brothers, Ted Waylon Stilwell of Payne Springs, Texas; Billy Thomas and wife Norma Stilwell of Hutchins and one sister, Patricia Ann and husband Reeder Price of Andrews, Texas. 

James is also survived by six grandchildren, Jeremy and Carla of Alma, Ashley and Eric Carver of Ennis, Dustin and Jodie Stilwell of Ennis, Cameron Stilwell of Ennis, James and Jessica Rogers of Red Oak and Bo Rogers and Stephanie Morgan of Palmer.   

He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jack Davis Stilwell. 

Memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at the Bristol Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bristol Cemetery Association, 557 Union Hill Rd., Ennis TX 75119 or Houston Hospice, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo TX 77437.

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