James Lester Deaton, 60, of Cherokee, Ala., died May 16, 1973 at Shoals Hospital in Sheffield. Services were May 18 at Mynott Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont had charge. He had been a resident of the area for 30 years. He was a factory worker and was a member of Mynott Baptist Church.
Survivors included his wife, Mrs. Frances McVay Deaton of Cherokee; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Woodis of Cherokee and Miss Bobby Deaton of Cherokee; one son, Douglas Deaton of Cherokee; seven sisters, Mrs. Mary Bostick and Mrs. Ollie Hamm, both of Belmont, Mrs. Mattie McNatt of Cherokee, Mrs. Edna Houser of Decatur, Ala., Mrs. Eva Sims of Red Bay, Mrs. Lena Crews of Florence, Mrs. Verdie Mae Pounders of Sheffield; two brothers, Henry Deaton of Cherokee and Willie Deaton of Sheffield; three grandchildren.