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Bryson Lemoine James, PhD, 86
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McMinnville resident and Florence, Ala., native Bryson Lemoine James, PhD, 86, was born Sept. 12, 1930 and died April 29 at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta following an extended illness. Dr. James was a former professor of horticulture at the University of North Carolina, former director of horticultural research at the University of Florida and after moving to McMinnville, he became a consulting horticulturist with the nursery industry and many other clients. He volunteered as director of horticultural research for the Southern Nursery Association and directed its Annual Research Conference for 37 years.