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James William Spell

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Lakeview Church of God in Columbia for James William Spell, 67 of Covington, Louisiana, who passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at his residence. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Bro. Donnie Havard will officiate. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Lakeview Church of God.

Born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, James retired after 36 years as a USCG Licensed Chief Engineer, carrying on a tradition of three generations of Merchant Marines in the Spell family. The friendships that he formed were treasured and lifelong. He was a Christian conservative that loved his Lord and his family. One of his passions in life was giving out Bibles and witnessing to people, which has made an eternal impact on countless people. He will also be remembered for his love of Mexican food.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Joseph Spell and his Mother, Gertrude Spell.

He is survived by his three Daughters, Kelly Rogers (Gerald), of Covington, Louisiana, Sherri Montgomery, of Covington, Louisiana, Mandy Leahey, of Pearl River, Louisiana; one Son, Derrick Spell (Jennifer), of Covington, Louisiana; three Brothers, Joel Spell (Janis), of Hattiesburg, Allen Spell (Debra), of Wiggins, Gary Spell, of Perkinston; and eight Grandchildren, Johnathan Montgomery, Hunter Spell, Logan Rogers, Ali Montgomery, Cole Chaney, David Gremillon, JC Spell, and TY Spell.

Pallbearers will be Joel Spell, Allen Spell, Gary Spell, Logan Rogers, Derrick Spell, Joe Spell, II, and Ashley Spell.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


James William Spell
April 21, 1951 - January 7, 2019





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