James M. (Dude) Bloodworth, age 67, of Norcross, GA passed away peacefully on May 21, 2005 after a battle with both throat and lung cancer. He was born March 1, 1938 in Memphis, TN, to the late Viola & Harper Bloodworth, formerly of Raleigh, NC. He was raised in Durham, NC, where he was a graduate of Durham High School, Class of 1956. He was a track team letterman and graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He went on to serve as a Navel Reservist in the U.S. Navy. He retired a Fire Protection Engineer having worked with such companies as F.I.A., Kemper, Marsh & McLennan, A.I.G., and Hartford Steam Boiler. He has been a franchise/owner in the Great Clips franchise chain since 1988. He served as a youth league football coach and commissioner at Tucker Football league in the 1970's and a basketball coach at Lilburn Youth Basketball in the 70's & 80's. He is survived by his wife Nancy Payne Bloodworth of Norcross, son Mike Bloodworth, son and daughter-in-law, David and Cindy Robbins Bloodworth, grandchildren Joshua & Jonathan, and Lauren, Brad & Conner, all of Lawrenceville, GA, sister and brother-in-law Helen and Bill McDonald of Wake Forest, NC, sister-in-law & husband Carolyn and Dr. T.J. Ross, Jr. of Clearwater Beach, FL, step-mother Mary B. Bloodworth of Durham, NC, and in-laws Mabel and Woodrow Payne of Tucker. He was preceded in death by his brother Charles F. Bloodworth. A memorial service & visitation was held at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church. Donations may be made in his memory to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park lane, Duluth, GA 30096. Tom. M. Wages Funeral Services, Inc. 770-963-2411.