James (Jim) Martin Lunsford, 64, passed away on July 14 in Nashville. He was born in Asheville, NC and was the eldest son of Frances Stroup Lunsford and the late James Camille Lunsford. He was a 1967 graduate of Father Ryan High School and attended University of Tennessee Nashville. Jim returned to Nashville in 2002 after a 30-year career as an acclaimed cameraman in Hollywood. He was nominated in 1997-98 for two Emmys for Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography for his work on “Beakman’s World.” His other credits include “All in the Family,” “Married With Children,” “Golden Girls,” “Blossom,” “Soul Train”, “Empty Nest,” “City Guys,” “Play the Percentages,” “Hee Haw,” “The Jeffersons,” “Sanford and Sons” as well as documentaries, commercials, and music videos including Devo’s “Whip It” and Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” and “Thriller.”
In addition to his mother he is survived by seven sisters, Beanie, Nancy, Tomi, Teresa, Celina, Eppie, and Sam and five brothers, Kiffen, Joseph, John, Chauvie, and Silas. He is also mourned by 20 nieces and nephews, one grand niece and many friends, co-workers and extended family. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, tell someone you love them.