James "Jim" Wooten
1945 — 2023
Jim Wooten was a man of many interests and much service to each. To the general public, Jim was the award-winning Atlanta Journal-Constitution conservative editorial page editor willing to speak any time to any group that asked. Nationally, he is known and admired as a colonel in the Georgia Army National Guard. At home, he was a stalwart supporter of the Smyrna library and restorer of the city's historic cemetery. For 26 years, Jim planned family reunions attended by 200 kinfolk. All the while, he quietly performed countless acts of kindness for friends and strangers, neighbors and family. James Roger Wooten, 78, died Oct. 29 of Lewy Body Dementia. The memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday...