Everett ‘Lamar’ Moak

Published 5:00 am Thursday, April 17, 2008

Visitation for Everett “Lamar” Moak, of Summit, will be heldWednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home ofMcComb. Visitation continues Thursday from 1 p.m. until services at2 p.m. at Moak’s Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mike Alexanderofficiating, assisted by Pastor Kern Wickware. Burial will followin the church cemetery.

Mr. Moak, 80, died on April 14, 2008, at his residence. He wasborn on May 6, 1927, in Lincoln County. He was the son of John A.and Odessa Hux Moak.

He was the founder of Moak’s Creek Hunting Club and loved everyminute of his hunting and fishing experiences. He was a member ofMoak’s Creek Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school and sangin the choir. Mr. Moak was also a former member of the LionsClub.

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Preceding him in death were parents; his brothers, Fred Moak andBill Moak; and his sisters, Katherine Moak Crewes, Julia Moak andMary Moak Smith.

Survivors are his wife of 56 years, Wilda Wells Moak, of Summit;his 98-year-old mother-in-law, Myrtis Wells; his daughter, SusanMoak Wickware and husband Pastor Kern Wickware; his brothers andtheir wives, Britt and Ethel Moak, of Magnolia, and John Lee andFrancis Moak, of Moak’s Creek; his sisters and their husbands,Rhoda Moak and Bill Westbrook, of McComb, and Helen Moak and OliverBoyd, of Summit; his grandchildren, Robert Lamar Wickware, KimberlyWickware and Brian Metz, all of Huntsville, Ala., and CelesteWickware, of Panama City, Fla.; and his great-grandchildren, IanWickware and Kiley Wickware, both of Huntsville.

Pallbearers are Jim Wells, Paul Smith, Bobby Gates, Joey Wells,Edwin Johnson and Toby Wells. Honorary pallbearers are RobertWickware and the deacons of Moak’s Creek Baptist Church.