Donald (Donnie) Lee James, age 69, passed away on January 10, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, and son and daughter-in-law Kristopher and Emily of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Kristopher is serving in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Afghanistan. He is also survived by his sister, Sherial Foust of Anderson, S. C.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Erline and Larry Gunter of McDonough, GA; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins. Donnie served in the U.S. Marine Corp and did two tours in Vietnam. Upon leaving the Marines, he joined the Atlanta Police Dept. and later the South Fulton County Police Dept. retiring as a Lieutenant in 2002 with 36 years of service. He was a wonderful husband and a very loving father. Memorial service Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3pm with visitation beginning at 2pm at Tara Garden Chapel, 681 North Ave., Jonesboro, GA., 770-471-7171.