Funeral Set For Brazos Valley Business Leader

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A longtime Brazos Valley banker and community volunteer will be laid to rest Monday. James "Jim" Florence succumbed to liver cancer Thursday at the age of 71.

Funeral services are Monday at 11 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Hearne. Visitation is Sunday from 6 8 p.m. at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home in Hearne.

Florence worked for Planters & Merchants Bank for 40 years before retiring as its president in 2005. He was involved in many community activities including service on the Hearne school board and MHMR Board.