James William Spring

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, December 26, 2001

Services for James William Spring of Smithdale were 2 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 23, at Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church with burialin the church cemetery.

Mr. Spring, 82, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at SouthwestRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Franklin Countyon June 15, 1919, to Walter W. and Virginia Amazon DavisSpring.

He was retired after 28 years with International Paper Companyin Natchez in the finishing and shipping department. He was aseaman first class in the Navy and a veteran of World War II. Hewas the recipient of two Purple Hearts. He was a longtime member ofMt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church.

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Preceding him in death were his parents; five brothers, Floyd,George, Erwin, Dekalb and Claude Spring; four sisters, LillieDillon, Martha Callendar, Elizabeth Reilly and Mavis Dillon; and agrandson, Andy Roper.

Survivors are his wife, Eloweese Jones Spring; sons anddaughters-in-law, Joe and Yolanda Spring, Leroy and Janice Spring,James Spring, and Johnny and Betty Spring; daughters andsons-in-law, Gloria and David Wicker, Marjorie and Joe Roper, andShellah and Travis Young, all of Smithdale, and Georgia and ChrisDaughdrill of Loranger, La.; a brother and sister-in-law, Josephand Nellie Joyce Spring of Smithdale; 27 grandchildren; and 13great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Danny Spring, Carlos Spring, Jamie Spring, BradWicker, Ellie Spring, Marc Roper, Thomas Daughdrill and Nick Young.Honorary pallbearers are Mr. Spring’s grandsons.

Hartman Funeral Home of McComb is in charge of arrangements.