James E. Ames, 76 of Phoenix passed away on November 20, 2013. He was born on October 25, 1937 in Michigan and served our country in the U S Army. Before he retired, James owned and operated a well drilling business. A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 24th from 10 to 11 AM at Shadow Mountain Mortuary Chapel, 2350 E Greenway Road, Phoenix. Services will follow at the Chapel at 11 AM.