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James Mercier DeVeaux

October 1, 1939 — April 23, 2023


James Mercier DeVeaux

James Mercier DeVeaux, 83, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Louise Weekley DeVeaux entered into eternal rest Sunday, April 23, 2023. His funeral service will be held Friday, May 5, 2023  in Old St. Andrews Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Road at 11:00 am.  Following the service there will be a reception at James Island Yacht Club 734 Wampler Dr.  Private interment will be held at Magnolia Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 4, 2023  from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm, in J. Henry Stuhr, West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414. 
Jim was born October 1, 1939 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of Mercier Green DeVeaux and Mary Hall DeVeaux. Jim was a Clemson Graduate and a member of the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division. As an avid outdoorsman he enjoyed boating, sailing, travel, tennis and golf. He was a member of the Elks Club, Country Club of Charleston, Executive Association of Greater Charleston, and a Past Commodore at James Island Yacht Club.  He was General Manager of The SC Farm Bureau Grain Elevator and the SC Farm Bureau's Man of The Year. . Jim was an exceptionally devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. An inspiring gentleman and companion to all, whose smile lit up the room. 

He is survived by his son, James Mercier (Sallie) DeVeaux Jr.; two daughters, Cassie DeVeaux, Mary (Lee) Hudson; brother, Albert Lionel DeVeaux; seven grandchildren; Maxwell DeVeaux Hudson, Ryan Patrick Henry, Amanda Grace Hudson, Riley DeVeaux Henry, James Mercier DeVeaux III, Caroline Ravenel DeVeaux, John Wyatt Hudson and beloved nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by one sister, Mary Hall DeVeaux Carpowich. 

Memorials may be made to Water Mission, 1150 Molly Greene Way, Bldg 1605, North Charleston, SC 29405 (


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Thursday, May 4, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, May 5, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Old St. Andrews Parish Church

2604 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

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