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“Dearest Beverly, We are so sorry to hear of Greg's untimely death. You and he will always bring sweet memories. Let's talk soon. (I need a current...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy

“Beverly, Chris, Laura & families, Debbie and I are so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. We extend our condolences to all of his loving family. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Steve Williams

“So very sorry for your loss.... ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Marvin & Pat Teckenbrock

“So sad to hear of your loss. Will be praying for you as you share this time together. ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Lisa Wallace

“I can't say enough to convey my sympathies. Just want you to know I feel blessed to have known all of you, as a family. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda Trammel

“We were saddened by this news. He will be truly missed . ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Cynthia and Harry Overstreet

“Bev Chris and Laura Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.Peace be with you.The Gregg Family ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Tim Gregg

“Many good memories of Greg from my high school years onward. A good family man, a community activist, a fine Episcopalian, a kind and witty man. My...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Barbra Luce-Turner

“I WAS DEEPLY SADDEN TO HEAR OF GREGS PASSING AWAY. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.I HAVE MANY FOND MEMORIES OF REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION WE...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: BETTINA MUNSON

“My deepest sympathies to Greg's family. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Michelle Herrin

“Beverly, Chris, Laura, Judy, and your families....I was so saddened to hear of Greg's passing. I have many great memories of the years that you all...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Beth Simpson Barger

“Bev, Chris, Laura & families,Jill and I were so sad to hear of Greg's passing. We extend our condolences to all of his loving family and many...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Herman & Jill Styles

“Bev, Chris and Laura, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have such great memories of knowing Greg. He was always such fun to be around. I...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Melissa (Ferguson) Van Steen

“Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: C J Miller - Harrisburg, IL

“Our deepest sympathy to the family. Harrisburg High School Class 1961 ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Connie Miller - O'Fallon, MO

“Sincere condolences to Bev, Chris, Laura and families. You were good neighbors and friends. Greg will live on through so many good memories...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Karen McClusky

“I remember Greg from years at Harrisburg High School; he always nice to everyone...my sympathy to your family! ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Susan Howton

“Sorry to hear of Greg passing. Always treated me well in all my visits to his home growing up. Thoughts and prayers are with Bev, Chris and the...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Britt Pavelonis

“Bev, I am so sorry to hear about Greg. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sara Sullivan Wettaw ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Sara Wettaw

“Please accept my condolences. What a wonderful human being. Always smiling.....so sorry Bev,Chris n Laura n you to Judy. Joe Pearson ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Joe


Gregory H. James, age 69, departed this life on September 4, 2013 with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Beverly, who he met and married in college at Southern Illinois University. He is also survived by a son, Christopher Medlock, his wife Bradley, and their three sons, Jasper, Loc, and Calder of San Francisco, and a daughter, Laura James Alford, her husband Neil and their two sons, Brady and Dane. After military service Greg began a 45 year real estate and public service career. He was a licensed appraiser, involved in commercial and apartment development, served on the hospital board, taught real estate classes at Southeastern Illinois College, was owner of franchise restaurants in Illinois, Kentucky and Mississippi.He also served on the public utility board and served as a state Vice President of the Illinois Jaycees. Upon moving to Hilton Head in 1989, he worked for a division of Sea Pines, the Hilton Head Company, and later for Sea Pines Commercial Division. In 1991 he founded the Wm. F. Hilton Real Estate Company. He was active in the community as a graduate of Leadership Hilton Head and a member of its Board of Regents. He was a Rotarian and past president of Van Landingham Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He held a Real Estate Broker's license in Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. He served as a Trustee of the Hilton Head Multiple Listing Service for 19 years and served as president of the Hilton Head Association of Realtors, Life Member of the Million Dollar Club, 1995 Realtor of the Year and Chairman of the High School Improvement Council. He enjoyed his family, friends, fly fishing and hunting. He took special joy and pride in being one of the announcers on #9 green during the RBC Heritage of Golf. Services will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting Street at 4pm on Saturday, September 7, 2013, with a Celebration of Life at Sea Pines Country Club from 5:30 to 9. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Van Landingham Rotary Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 5013, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 or the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, 4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 202, Bethesda, MD 20814. The Island Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. www.theislandfuneralhome.com.