Ernest Paul Seals Sr.

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Graveside services with burial for Ernest Paul Seals Sr., ofMcComb, are 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 31, at Hollywood Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 10-10:40 a.m., at Catchings FuneralHome in McComb.

Mr. Seals, 82, died Jan. 27, 2005, at Southwest Regional MedicalCenter in McComb. He was born in Pike County on July 9, 1922, toJoe Allen Seale and Nellie Gatlin Seale.

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He was a retired carpenter for Jim Walter Homes. He also workedfor a number of years for the Veterans Administration in Jackson.He was a longtime member of Friendship Baptist Church in McComb,where he served as a deacon.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife,Vernelle Nettles Seals; His second wife, Winnie Mae Sudduth Seals;his brothers, Chester Seale and Joe Melvin Seale; and a grandson,Pete Barnett.

Survivors are his daughter and son-in-law, Ann Jeanette andDanny Oliver, of Bogue Chitto; his sons and daughters-in-law, Wayneand Shari Seals, of Abilene, Texas, Ernest Paul Seals Jr. andAlice, of Buffalo Gap, Texas, and Roy “Butch” and Judy Nelms, ofDenham Springs, La.; his sister and brother-in-law, Nellie Sealeand Billy Puckett, of Raymond; his sisters-in-law, Janet Seale andMinnie Seale; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; andnumerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 1046Friendship Circle, McComb, MS 39648.