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1933 James 2011

James Avirett

November 9, 1933 — September 19, 2011


James A. Avirett, 76 of Havana passed away Monday, September 19, 2011 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

The graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Nicholson-Freeman Cemetery near Havana. His family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Faith Funeral Home in Havana. (850.539.4300 or

Mr. Avirett was born November 9, 1933 in Gadsden County, Florida, the son of Abner and Janie Avirett. He was one of ten children. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a barber at Griner's Barber Shop in Havana for more than 22 years before his retirement in 1978. Mr. Avirett was well known for his knowledge and history of Havana and Lake Tallavana.

Mr. Avirett is survived by his wife of 52 years Lois Ann Chandler Avirett of Havana; and his sister Janie Creel of Havana, and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside Funeral Service

Wednesday September 22, 2010, 11:00 at Nicholson-Freeman Cemetery
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Wednesday September 21, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 at Faith Funeral Home Chapel
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