James (Jim) Avant

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James (Jim) Avant

James (Jim) Avant The death of James (Jim) Thomas Avant occurred Oct. 4 ,2018, in Augusta, Georgia, following an extended illness.
He was born on the June 8, 1944.  He graduated from Baldwin High School in 1962, and then served two years in the United States Army at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia where he played in the Army Band.  He then returned to Milledgeville where he remained until around 1974, at which time, he relocated to Augusta.
Jim's favorite things in life were family, friends, music, and his drums.  Throughout his life, he played music of several genres but beach music became his favorite.  In fact, the beach was his happy place and he went anytime he had the opportunity.
Avant is predeceased by his parents, Hilda and Claxton Avant.  He is survived by a son, James Thomas (Tom) Avant, Jr. of Milledgeville; a brother, Steve Avant (Connie) of Thomasville, Georgia; a sister, Sue Avant Howell of Milledgeville; two granddaughters, Emma and Abby Avant of Milledgeville, and several nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in the chapel at Williams Funeral Home of Milledgeville.
All are welcome to attend.
Express online condolences at www.williamsfuneral.net
 Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Milledgeville has charge of arrangements.
Published on October 10, 2018
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