Mr. James Franklin Corbin, Sr., age 86, of 972 Linville Creek Road, Vilas, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston.

James is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Corbin of the home; three daughters, Sandy Dowless and husband David, Sr. of Fayetteville, Shelly Giles of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Lisa Martin and husband Ross of Summeville, South Carolina; one son, Jimmy Corbin, Jr. of Boone; two granddaughters, Ashley Marie Dowless of Fayetteville, and Hailey Elizabeth Giles of Jacksonville, North Carolina; four grandsons, David Wayne Dowless, Jr. of Fayetteville, and Hayden Dean Bullman, Corbin James Bullman, and Landon Ross Martin, all of Summerville, South Carolina, and two sisters, Shelby Jean Price of Summerville, South Carolina and Montien Elliot of Jonesboro, Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillie Britt Corbin; his father and mother, Charles Rubin Corbin and Katie Louise Deloche Corbin; one brother, Charles Rubin Corbin, Jr., and one sister, Mary Louise McCollum.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. James Franklin Corbin, Sr. are incomplete and will be announced.

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Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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