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Retired pastor Jim Rich of Brunswick died Nov. 21 from bone cancer, one week before his 85th birthday.

Some of the Georgia Baptist churches he served included Dean Forest, Botsford, Bethel, Marks, Piney Grove, Meadowbrook, Hines, Harrison and Fellowship, in addition to several in South Carolina. Rich, who was ordained in October 1954 at South Gardens Baptist Church in Savannah, celebrated his 56th year in the ministry on Oct. 3.

He retired in 1989 but continued to serve in pulpit supply, conduct revivals and lead congregational singing. He and his wife, Donna, had lived in Brunswick since 1993, where she will remain.