James Vernice Case

Published 5:00 am Monday, October 3, 2005

Services for James Vernice Case of Smithdale were 2 p.m. Sundayat Ramah Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Case, 89, died Sept. 30, 2005 at his residence. He was bornin Lincoln County on March 15, 1916, to John V. Case and MaudePosey Case.

He was retired from ICG Railroad after 34 years. He was a elderdeacon and Sunday school teacher at Ramah Baptist Church.

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Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Mattie Lee(Lofton) Case; his son, Bill Joe Case; his grandson, Joe GaineyCase; his brothers, Homer Case, Millard Case, C.L. Case, Ike Case,and Sheldon Case; and his sisters, Edna Porter and Mary DellSmith.

Survivors are his daughter, LaWanda Dixon and her husband Pete,of Brookhaven; her daughter-in-law, Frances Faye Case, ofSmithdale; her grandchildren, Bob Dixon, of Salt Lake City, Utah,Ken Dixon and his wife Donna, of Brookhaven, and Billie Ann Ashleyand her husband Toby, of Smithdale; and his great-grandchildren,Garrett Ashley, Karri Dixon, Rhett Dixon, Will Dixon, and LeeJones.

Special thanks go to his caregivers, Ann Laird, Elaine Boyd,Katie Moak, and Lillie Kline.