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AUBURN — Rev. James “Jim” V. Hedger, 96, of Auburn, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 17, 2018.

He was the son of the late Alfred and Lydia Hedger. Jim grew up in Eastport, Long Island, and attended Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y. Jim was an ordained minister with the Christian & Missionary Alliance for 35 plus years; all in the Northeastern District. Following “retirement,” he also pastored an independent church in Center Moriches, Long Island.

Jim and his wife, Ginny (who passed away in September), were married on Aug. 26, 1947, and celebrated their 71st anniversary last year. They had two children – son Tim (Cheryl) Hedger, of Canandaigua, N.Y., and daughter Sue (John) Richwine, of Fort Wayne, Ind.

He is survived by his son, daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, and grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Jim was predeceased by his parents, and seven siblings.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Auburn Alliance Church, 630 N. Seward Ave., Auburn, NY 13021.

The family requests no flowers. Please make memorials (checks can be made out to Auburn Alliance Church, address above) to a help send a young missionary to the field for the first time.

Brew Funeral Home, Auburn, is in charge of the arrangements.

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