The Transylvania Times -

James Henry Self


March 1, 2018

James Henry Self, 74, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

A native of Cobb County, Ga., he was the son of the late Henry David and Ada Adair Self. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Eugene Self, Thomas Alton Self and William David Self; and his sisters, Mary Elizabeth Fisher, Sarah Frances Self and Ida Lorene Self.

He was a United States Army veteran and worked as a millwright with Ecusta.

A 1963 graduate of McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., he was a member of the Brevard Masonic Lodge, was a Shriner Clown since 1989 and was also a member of the Eastern Star.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Marcum Self; sons, Ty Robert Batson (Allison) and Kyle David Self (Tina) and Wayne Alley; grandchildren, Dustin Lee Batson, Cole Robert Batson, Eli Self, Josiah Self and Alex Self; and sister, Artie Blanks.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Blantyre Baptist Church in Pisgah Forest, with Rev. Ron Nelson officiating and Masonic Rites provided by Dunn’s Rock Masonic Lodge.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Oasis Clown Unit, P.O. Box 936, Conover, NC 28613.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.


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