James Melvin Carroll, 68, of Marietta, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Marietta, GA. Born to Marshall and Dorothy Carroll on July 24, 1945 in Atlanta, GA. Jim graduated from Blacksburg High School in Blacksburg, VA in 1964. After high school, Jim joined the Army National Guard before attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He returned to Marietta, GA where he married Melanie Hamilton in 1970. Jim was a long time business owner who began his career with Builders Diversified; a family owned construction business which built churches in the metro area. They went on to form Carroll & Sons Construction and continued commercial building in Atlanta. In 1981, Jim founded Georgia Mountain Water. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year and Georgia Mountain Water was named Business of the Year by Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Jim was very involved in his community as a Scoutmaster of Troop 750, a Leadership Cobb graduate, and an Honorary Commander. He was a member of Piedmont Baptist Church before moving his membership to Sandy Plains Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Melanie Carroll of Marietta; two sons, Jamie and Edward (Sinwua) both of Marietta; his daughter, Suzanne Carroll of Marietta; a granddaughter, Maylu; three sisters, Marsha Flanigan of Athens, TN, Pat Young and Gail Johnson of Blue Ridge, GA; three brothers, Tommy Carroll of Blue Ridge, GA, Steve Carroll of Kennesaw, GA, and Jeff Straub of MN; as well as many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Dorothy Carroll and his brother, David Carroll. Visitation will be held 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home, Marietta. Funeral Service will be Monday, April 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Sandy Plains Baptist Church, Marietta, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jim’s memory to the American Heart Association: http://honor.americanheart.org/goto/JimCarroll 770-428-1511 .