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James Edward South

November 08, 1937 – July 20, 2020

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MANTACHIE – James Edward South, 82, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born November 8, 1937, in Itawamba County to Troy Washington and Clocile Dulaney South. He retired after 30 years from Delta International and was a member of Center Star Independent Methodist Church. He served in the National Guard for ten years. He enjoyed doing yardwork, gardening, fishing, and hunting. His greatest joy in life was his family, especially his grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Terry Steele officiating. Lee Jones and Jaxon Jones will deliver eulogies. Burial will be in the Center Star Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Bammie South, of Mantachie; two daughters, Melissa Moore (John) of Fulton and Vickie Sheffield (Greg) of Mantachie; five grandchildren, Lee Jones (Ericka), Bethany Jones, Alan Sheffield (Vanessa), Cody Sheffield (Kayla), and Chance Sheffield; seven great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Kaylee, Lincoln, Dakota, Ziva, Ella, and Oliver; special friends, Tommy and Tangie Franks; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Joe South; one grandson, Noah Sheffield; and his parents.

Pallbearers will be Greg Sheffield, John Moore, Alan Sheffield, Cody Sheffield, Chance Sheffield, Lee Jones, and Jaxon Jones.

Visitation will be from noon until service time Wednesday at the funeral home in Mantachie.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

McNeece-Morris Funeral Home – Mantachie

3535 Highway 371

Mantachie, Mississippi 38855

Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
2:00 PM

McNeece-Morris Funeral Home – Mantachie

3535 Highway 371

Mantachie, Mississippi 38855

1 thought on “James Edward South”

  1. I am deeply sorry for your loss and would like to share a scripture with you. The scripture is found at Acts 24:15 where the Bible speaks of a resurrection. Yes, God has made a promise to bring our loved ones back to life. This is a promise many people find comforting. I hope you find comfort in it add well during this difficult time.


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