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Thomas R. Vanderslice

Services for Thomas R. Vanderslice, of Ellisville, are 10 a.m.Wednesday, Aug. 20, at First Assembly of God Church in Ellisvillewith burial in Ellisville City Cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5 until 9 p.m. at Ellisville FuneralHome.

Mr. Vanderslice died Aug. 17, 2008, after a lengthy illness.

He was retired from the Jones County Sheriffs Department. Heenjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Mr.Vanderslice was also a family man.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Jessie Rinon and VernaBoutwell Vanderslice; his stepfather, Callie Davenport; a sister,Jessie Mae Blackwell and a brother, Austin Vanderslice.

Survivors are his wife, Melba Jean Vanderslice; his three sons,Tony Lamar Vanderslice, of Ocean Springs, Gary Wayne Vanderslice,of Brookhaven, and Timothy Ray Vanderslice, of McComb; a brother,Calley Lee Davenport, of Moselle; his two sisters, Pearlean Smithand Elmer Ruth Brady, both of Ellisville; his nine grandchildren;his three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews andfriends.