James Monroe Styles of Mars Hill died Friday, November 30, 2018. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Tom and Pansy Styles. James was also preceded in death by his first wife: Opal Emory Styles; and, a brother: Leonard Styles. He had been a resident of Weaverville since 1983; prior to that he lived in Harper Woods, MI for 34 years. James retired from Chrysler Corporation in 1983 after 32 years of service. He was a member of Ivy Hill Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.
Surviving are his wife of 13 years: Gladys Ward; son: Jimmy Styles and wife, Yvonne; sister: Lois Byrd; grandchildren: Joshua Styles and wife, Charlotte, and Jessica Styles; and great grandchildren: Cara, Anna and Elise Styles.
Funeral services will be held at 3PM Sunday, December 2, 2018, in Ivy Hill Baptist Church. Weaverville. Revs. Worth Emory, Kevin McMillian and his grandson Joshua Styles will officiate. Burial will be in West Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 3 until 5PM Saturday at West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Avenue, Weaverville.
Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider Ivy Hill Baptist Church "Mission Work Fund", C/O Ruth Ball, 58 First Street, Asheville, NC 28803, or Gideons International, P. O. Box 2292, Weaverville, NC 28787.