James Thomas Stewart III

Published 5:00 am Monday, June 14, 2004

Services for James Thomas Stewart III of Bogue Chitto are 10a.m., Monday, June 14, at Catchings Funeral Home Chapel in McCombwith burial in Hollywood Mausoleum. The Rev. Robert Vick Jr. willofficiate the service.

Visitation is Sunday from 4-6 p.m., and Monday from 9-10 a.m. atthe funeral home.

Mr. Stewart, 55, died June 11, 2004, at Ocshner Hospital in NewOrleans. He was born in McComb on Aug. 17, 1948, to J.T. StewartJr. and Polly Winborn Stewart.

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He was a graduate of McComb High School. He spent most of hisadult life living in Baton Rouge, La. While there, he worked forOdom Offshore Surveys, where he maintained equipment for offshoresurveying. Until his retirement, he worked for Shell Chemical as aspecial systems technician. he excelled at his job and receivedmany special recognition awards. Mr. Stewart was an avid golfer. Heremained a computer enthusiast until his death. After he retired,Mr. Stewart moved back to Bogue Chitto. He was a member ofCentenary United Methodist Church.

Preceding him in death were his mother; and his brother-in-law,Charlie Sills.

Survivors are his father, J.T. Stewart Jr. of McComb; his wifeof 31 years, Diane Moak Stewart of Bogue Chitto; his sisters, DodieSills of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Janet Stewart of McComb; hisbrother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Beverly Stewart of Ft. WaltonBeach, Fla.; two nieces and their husbands, Sean and Stacy SillsTrammel of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Harrison and Natalie StewartCarr of Fredricksburg, Va.; two nephews, Bud Sills of Naples, Fla.,and Josh Stewart of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; his aunt, ShirleyBrumfield of McComb; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Cliff andJeannie Moak of Bogue Chitto; a brother-in-law, David Moak of BogueChitto; and numerous friends.

Memorials may be made to the Polly Stewart Girl ScoutScholarship Fund, P.O. Box 991, McComb, MS 39649; or to theMississippi Lions Club Eye Bank.