James Flay Cullins, 82, of Coleman, died Thursday, July 5, 2007, at Songbird Lodge in Brownwood.

Graveside funeral services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at the Coleman City Cemetery Pavilion.

Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

James Cullins was born Dec. 1, 1924, in Coleman County, Texas, a son of George A. Cullins and Dillie Edith Pridemore Cullins. From 1943-1946 he served in the United States Army in the 342nd Armored Field Artillery. On May 1, 1949, he married Tishie “Speedy” Lackey in San Angelo and she preceded him in death on May 26, 2001. James was an oilfield driller, living in Ozona from 1972-1979, then moving to Gaines County. He came to Coleman in 1988 and moved to a Brownwood nursing home two years ago. He was Baptist.

Survivors include two sisters, Edith Deland of Ozona and Melba Whiteley of Brownwood; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Coleman Cullins of Orange, Calif., and Zella Cullins of Mesa, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Tony Cullins, in 1991; three sisters, Gladys Wright, Annabelle Warren and Mary Telford; and three brothers, J.T. Cullins, Dan Cullins and Floyd “Porky” Cullins.