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James Edward "Jim" McAfee, 87, of Danville, husband of Patsy Ruth Hastings McAfee, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. Born Jan. 22, 1929, in Logan County, he was the son of the late Samuel Taylor and Ruth Irene Bearden McAfee. He received his AB at Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1951, his MA from the University of Kentucky in 1958 and his Rank I, also from UK, in 1968. He was first a coach and teacher at Salt Lick High School, Mt. Sterling High School and Versailles High School from 1952 to 1962; principal at Mt. Sterling High School from 1962 to 1967; principal at Danville High School from 1967 to 1973; instructional service advisor for Jefferson County and Northern Kentucky for the Kentucky Department of Education from 1973 to 1991 and then worked for the Kentucky Department of Surface Mining in finance from 1991 to 2003. He has served on numerous boards, including the Danville Board of Education (1988 to 1992); chairman, Danville Board of Education (1990 to 1992); K.E.A., N.E.A., N.A.S.S.P., and K.A.S.S.P; president, Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals; president, Central Kentucky Conference; and the Kentucky Committee of the Southern Association. He is a former member of the Versailles Rotary Club and Danville Rotary Club, Kentucky Methodist Conference Council on Higher Education, and the Wesley Foundation at EKU and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of Danville Centenary United Methodist Church, where he has served as chairman of staff-pastor-parish relations and as a member of the administrative board. He enjoyed golf, reading, TV, athletics, and UK football and basketball. He owned and operated Blue Diamond Tours to UK football games. In addition to his wife of 64 years, he is survived by three children, Mary Jane McAfee (Paul) O'Bryan, Springfield, David Edward (Robyn) McAfee, Danville, and Jim Allen McAfee, New Albany, Ind.; six grandchildren, Patricia O'Bryan (Steven) Squires, Campbellsville, Jim Allen (Tara) O'Bryan, Lexington, Michael (Cara) McAfee, Danville, McKenzie McAfee, Danville, Ryan McAfee, New Albany, Ind., and Megan McAfee, New Albany, Ind.; four great-grandchildren, Carter and Cam McAfee, Danville, Trevor O'Bryan, Lexington, and Tyler James Squires, Campbellsville; a brother, Douglas McAfee, Harrodsburg; and several nieces and nephews. Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 2, at Danville Centenary United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. Mike Voigts, the Rev. Dr. Quentin Scholtz and Don Lane. Casket bearers were Agnes Hampton, Paul Hampton, Joe Simpson, Mike Hunt, John Kennedy and Jay Johnson. Honorary bearers were Russell Kreider, George Cunningham and members of the Pruitt Sunday School Class. W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home, Hustonville, was in charge of arrangements.

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