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Originally published: 2012-08-03 13:56:21
Last modified: 2012-08-03 13:56:21

James Vadis Price

James Vadis "Proxy" Price, 67, of Wildcat Hollow Road, Creston, passed away Wednesday evening, August 1, 2012, at Blowing Rock Hospital.

Born January 6, 1945, in Caldwell County, to James Houston Price and Rosie Coffey Price Rich, James was a retired carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. He was a devoted NASCAR racing fan and an avid deer hunter.

Mr. Price is survived by his wife, Linda Mahala Price; son, Jimmy Price of Creston; daughter, Melissa Price Millner and husband, Jesse, of Beloit, Wis.; three grandchildren, Kenneth Millner and Jessica Millner, both of Beloit, Wis., and Deja Price of Trade, Tenn.; his step-mother, Mae Price of Union, S.C.; nine sisters, Shirley Hollars and husband, Lewis, Mary Ann Gonzales, and Roberta Rich, all of Lenoir, Frances Laws and husband, J. L., and Martha Ford and husband, Bud, all of Boone, Rosemary Price and Alice Davis and husband, Roy, all of Union, S.C., Trula Rawlings and husband, Jack, of Richland, Texas, and Betty Sharpe of Lenoir; six brothers, Frank Coffey, Gaither Rich, Junior Rich and wife, June, Paul Rich and wife, Mary, and Johnny Rich, all of Blowing Rock, and Jim Price of Roswell, N.M.; and one aunt, Dolly Coffey and husband, Dayton, of Randleman. A number of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by step-father, Leonard Rich, and one brother, Robert Rich.

Funeral services for James Vadis "Proxy" Price were conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2012, at the Rock Creek Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Anthony Roark and the Rev. James Henson. Burial followed in the Mahala Cemetery.

The family received friends 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to the Price family at the website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Price family.

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