Long-time Madison County educator Jim Perkins passed away Wednesday, May 16, at 4:10 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital after recently suffering a stroke.
Perkins, who would have turned 80 in June, served the Madison County School System for 38 years as superintendent, principal, teacher and coach.
“His dedication and commitment to the Madison County School System was legendary,” said Madison County superintendent Dr. Allen McCannon.
Visitation will be at Bernstein Funeral Home tomorrow (Friday), May 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will at Bernstein Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m. The burial will be at Evergreen.
Mrs. Perkins has asked that all of his former basketball players serve as honorary pallbearers for the funeral. Those former players interested in serving in this capacity can contact Bernstein Funeral Home at 706-643-7373.
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