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James Baldwin

James Ardis Baldwin, 79, of Laurens passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at his home.Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late William Ardis and Dorothy Inez Hellams Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served from 1955 to 1960 on the U.S. Des Moines as a BT2. After retiring as a Department Manager of Extrusion with 3M, he worked with Drug Lo Discount Drug Centers and later traveled the U.S. working at nuclear plants as a planner. A member of Holly Grove Baptist Church, Mr. Baldwin was an avid fan of golf and football, enjoyed taking many camping trips with family and friends, and loved his antique automobiles.He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dorothy O'Cain Baldwin of Laurens; son, Clayton Ray Baldwin of Fairbanks, Alaska; daughter, Amy Baldwin Cox and husband Shane and their son, Xavier, all of Queensland, Australia; and three nephews and one niece.In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother William Edwin Baldwin.Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm, Friday, December 29, 2017, at Holly Grove Baptist Church conducted by Rev. John O'Cain and Pastor Allen Simpson. Committal will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Military Honors.The family will be at the home and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary on Thursday, December 28, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.Memorials may be made to Holly Grove Baptist Church, 92 Holly Grove Church Road, Laurens, SC 29360.Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Baldwin please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Forest Lawn Cemetery
765 East Main Street
Laurens, SC, 29360


DEC 28. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)

The Kennedy Mortuary

606 West Main Street PO Box 282

Laurens, SC, 29360



DEC 29. 2:00 PM (EST)

Holly Grove Baptist Church

92 Holly Grove Church Road

Laurens, SC

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Dot and Family,We were sorry to hear about James. Johnny and I are continuing to lift You and Your Family up in Our Prayers. We Pray that God will continue to Comfort You all during this Time.In Christ,Johnny and Brenda Townsend

Johnny and Brenda Townsend Jan 1 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to read of the passing of Mr Baldwin. My prayers will be with the family.

Polly Griffin Jan 1 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry about James. I remember him from living next door to us when I was 12. He was such a nice man. Prayers for you and your family from Billy Fullbright and me.

Jan Murphy Dec 30 2017 12:00 AM

Amanda, thanks for your thoughts and prayers. Yes they are many memories for us to cling to.

Dorothy Baldwin Dec 30 2017 12:00 AM

Ms.Dot so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Prayers for your family.

Joyce Lanford Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM

Mrs. Dot, Amy, Clay and Family, Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around you all during the days ahead!!! I will always cherish the many memories with Dad and our neighbors on Moreland Ave!!!

Amanda Hudgens Brewer Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM

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Peaceful White Lilies Basket Dec 28 2017 12:00 AM

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