Oliver J. Priest Sr.

Published 6:00 am Monday, March 18, 2002

Services for Oliver J. Priest Sr. of Roxie are 11 a.m., Tuesday,March 19, at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in MidwayCemetery.

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

Mr. Priest, 72, died March 16, 2002, at Franklin CountyHospital. He was born in Copiah County on Feb. 1, 1930, to CliftonPriest and Mattie Wactor Priest.

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He was employed with International Paper Mill. He was a memberof Union Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was a veteran ofKorea.

Preceding him in death were his father; and his sisters, GertieHancock and Ida White.

Survivors are his wife, Betty Faust Priest; his mother, MattieWactor Priest of Roxie; his sons, Joey Priest of Meadville andBobby Priest of Roxie; his daughters, Hilda Smith of Roxie andNancy Gonsoulin of Natchez; his brothers, Troy Priest of Roxie andJimmy Priest of Natchez; his sisters, Joy Dale Jones of Monroe andLinda Cotten of Meadville; and 10 grandchildren.