News and Tribune


January 30, 2014

James R. “Doody” French Jr.

49; New Albany

— A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for James R. “Doody”  French Jr., 49, New Albany, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at the residence of Kathy and Steve Kellams, 2036 Corydon Pike, New Albany. He died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2014.

He was born in New Albany to the late James R. Sr. and Evelyn (Hampton) French. “Doody” lived all his life in New Albany and will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

Survivors include: his sisters, Kathy M. Kellams and her husband Steve, and Merry Duncan and her husband Gerald; brother, Billy Duncan and his wife Susan; many nieces and nephews.

Expressions of sympathy may go to the American Cancer Society or charity of choice in memory of James R. French Jr.  Kraft Funeral Service is entrusted with arrangements.

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