James "Jim" Cable
1933 — 2023
James "Jim" Kenneth Cable, 90, of Petal, Mississippi, passed away peacefully at home on September 9, 2023, surrounded by his loving family, including Georgia (Runnels) Cable, his cherished wife of 60 years. Born on April 14, 1933, in Cable Branch in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, Jim was the third of five boys. He was the son of the late Norman Holt Cable and Ethel Naomi (Queen) Cable. At the age of nine, Jim's family was among those displaced by the Tennessee Valley Authority's dam-building efforts. The Cable family bought land and resettled in East Tennessee's mountains, where they farmed the new land. Jim enlisted in the United States Air Force at 18 and served with distinction...