78 year old James Alex Pedigo of Sparta died Monday at his residence. He attended the Church of Christ and was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked at the shirt factory, Co-op and Convience Center. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Funeral Home with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Elmore Judd and Doyle Crawford will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents James Monroe and Ethel Mai Foster Pedigo, as well as ten brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janie Pitman Pedigo of Sparta; sister, Eva Cubbins of Smithville; brother, Alfred Pedigo of Smithville. Three nieces and three nephews, J.D. and Ethelene Pedigo, Kenny and Katrina Cubbins, Marty Cubbins, Michelle and Roger Curtis, Teresa Rigsby, Joan and Glen Campbell; two brothers-in-law, Royce and Dottie Pitman, Dewey and Linda Pitman, both of Sparta. Two sisters-in-law, Barbara and Tim Jones of Sparta, Kathy and Joe Korn of Florida; special friends Roger and Carolyn Walls, Wesley and Tyler. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.