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Master Sergeant Paul James McCants, Jr.

Master Sergeant Paul James McCants, Jr. Master Sergeant Paul James McCants, Jr. of Charlotte, NC passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Atmore, AL on May 18, 1943 the sox of the late Rev. Paul James McCants, Sr. and the late Ruby Holmes McCants. He was a member of the 1961 graduating class of Academy Street High School in Troy. He was also a graduate of Piedmont Community College. Mr. McCants served 20 years with the US Army retiring as a recruiter on May 1, 1982. He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Will McCants on June 29, 2014. They were married Sept. 27, 1963. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Louise. Survivors are his two children; daughter, Angela McCants Strother and her husband, Darryl of Rocky Mount, NC; his son, Paul J. McCants III of Summerville, SC; four grandchildren, David Strother, William Strother, Britney McCants and Paul J. McCants, IV; three siblings, Urla (Frank) Boggan, David (Regina) McCants of Atmore and Betty Bradley of Brewton, AL; one brother-in-law, Strauter Collier, Jr. of Pine Hill, AL; a very caring and devoted Aunt Louise (L.G.) McCants of Atmore and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. A memorial service will conclude with full military honors in Atmore on June 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., at Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church, Rev. Joseph Williams, Pastor.