Preacher Jim Cordell 69 of LaFayette passed away after a short battle with cancer on Monday October 17th…He was a faithful servant of the Lord for 40 years …He pastored at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Trion First Baptist, Ruhama Baptist and Walnut Grove Baptist, he was  an Alumni of Shorter College, on the board of trustees for the Baptist Village and the Georgia Baptist Children Homes…Jim loved being with his family and grandchildren, dealing with antiques and working with For Evergreen Landscaping in Rome…He was preceded in death by his parents Shamblin Franklin,  and Lecile Mae Williams Cordell and brother Leonard Cordell….He is survived by his wife of 50 years , Wanda Dycus Cordell, Daughters and son in laws Pam and Barry Bridges of Summerville, Beth and Chip Hood of Rome, a son and daughter in law Chris and Amber Cordell of Cramerton, NC, sister and brother in law Shirley and Dan Deakins of Whitwell, TN. Grandchildren Christopher and Amy Cordell , Jenny, Brynna, and Chantry Bridges , Noah, Braden and Katelyn Hood, and several nieces and nephews….Funeral services will be held from the Trion First Baptist Church on Thursday at 11AM, services will be conducted by Dr. Joel Snider, and Dr. Floyd Roebuck…with private interment in the Walnut Grove Cemetery…The Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 3 to 8PM and will lie in state at the church from 10 AM until the service hour…In lieu of flowers contribution can be made to the American Cancer society or to aChurch or Charity of your choice…Funeral arrangements for Mr. Jim Cordell are made by Wallis Wilbanks Funeral Home in LaFayette….