James Edward Jefferies, 87, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Curis of Waynesboro.

James Edward Jefferies, 87, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Curis of Waynesboro.

He was born May 22, 1931, a son of the late Ernest and Emma (Yeago) Jefferies.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, bank president, mayor of Buena Vista, owned and operated several businesses, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Waynesboro.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Marie (Hime) Jefferies and four brothers.

Survivors include daughters Donna J. Wells of Fredericksburg, Dianne J. Lane of Waynesboro and Joan J. Zirkle of Waynesboro; three grandsons and one step-grandson; and two step-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m., prior to the service at noon, on Monday, July 23, at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes conducted by the Rev. Larry Jones. Burial will follow in Augusta Memorial Park.

Military Rites will be provided by American Legion Post 340.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends attending the service.

Donations can be made in his memory to First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, 301 S. Wayne Ave. Waynesboro, VA  22980.

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