James William English, 18, of Mauriceville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009 in Starks, La. Services to remember his life will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Bailey Harris, pastor of the Old First Orange Baptist Church in Orange. Interment will follow services in the Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in the McLewis community of Orange. A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Born on Aug. 19, 1991 in Orange to Miles and Denise English, he was a lifelong resident of the Orange and Mauriceville area. he was a Christian and a member of the Old First Orange Baptist Church. James was a senior at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School where he enjoyed debating. James had obtained membership in the National Honor Society and had recently won the Stark Reading Contest. James worked at Market Basket and he loved music, both writing and playing his guitar. 

James is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, F. C. and Rachel Faries Sr.; and his aunt and uncle, Ronnie and Annette Couthran. 

Those who are mourning his passing yet cherishing his memory are his parents, Miles and Denise English of Mauriceville; paternal grandparents, James W. and Lorraine English of Orange; brother, Jonathan English of Mauriceville; aunts, D’Juana Gandy and husband Rick of Orange, Jeri English and Phyllis Hager and husband Mark all of Houston; and his uncle, Dr. and Mrs. F. C. “Buddy” Faries Jr. of College Station. James is also survived by many extended family members and friends. 

Honoring James, as pallbearers will be his best friends, Wesley Graham, Blake Mazzola, Kyle Gentry, David Clark, Blake Leleux and Dustin Selman.

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