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James Montgomery Dula

December 11, 1950 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 71)


James Montgomery Dula, 71, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 4th. Born on December 11, 1950 to Constance and Thomas Dula. Jim was a graduate of UNC Asheville. On September 4th, 1970. He married the love of his life, Patricia Lee Ballard. The have lived in Maryville since 1978. Jim is survived by his wife, Pat; daughter and son in law, Carrie and Jack Croker; brothers, Tom, John, Bob, Bill and Ken; sisters, Carol O'Gorman and Connie Dula; sister in laws, Anita Collins, Penny Morris  and Tia Finney. He was a member of Smoky Mountain Methodist Church. Jim loved to travel and be outdoors especially in the National Parks. He also loved to work in his yard and tend to his roses. He was a fantastic husband, father, brother and friend. His death is a loss for us all.


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