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Jimmy Gordon Thames

Services for Jimmy Gordon Thames of Monticello are 11 a.m.,Friday, May 18, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inPleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Thames, 55, died May 15, 2001, at his residence. He was bornin Columbia on July 6, 1945, to Kermit and Bennie BlackwellThames.

He was a safety medic with Helmerich & Paine Offshore. Hewas a graduate of Monticello High School and Co-Lin CommunityCollege and received a B.S. degree from Midwestern State Universityin Wichita Falls, Texas. He was honorably discharged from the U. S.Air Force in 1972. Prior to his employment with Helmerich &Paine, he was personnel director and EMT for 15 years with King’sDaughters Hospital in Brookhaven. He was captain of Lawrence CountyDistrict 3 (Topeka Center) Volunteer Fire Department. He was amember of the Brookhaven Moose Lodge.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his sister,April.

Survivors are his wife, Brenda Thames of Monticello; his son,Joseph Gordon Thames of Bellefontaine, Ohio; his son-in-law, MarkBrister of Ruth; his stepson-in-law, Donnie Hodges of McComb; hisdaughter, Andrea T. Brister of Ruth; his stepdaughter, KimberlyHodges of McComb; his grandson, Austin Alan Brister of Ruth; hisstepgrandchildren, Whitney and Christopher Hodges of McComb; andhis niece, Anna Tew of Chunchula, Ala.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Building Fund, c/o Rt.1, Box 128B, Monticello, MS 39654; or Topeka Center FireDepartment, 743 Hwy 27 S, Jayess, MS 39641.