Thomas Jewell ‘Skete’ Wallace

Published 6:00 am Thursday, November 13, 2008

Services for Thomas Jewell “Skete” Wallace, of the Silver Creekcommunity in Pike County, are 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at SilverCreek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m. at Hartman-SharkeyFuneral Home in McComb and Friday from 10 until 11 a.m. at thechurch.

Mr. Wallace, 90, died Nov. 12, 2008, at his residence. He wasborn in Lincoln County on Dec. 20, 1917, to Tom and Emma BrownWallace.

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He was a retired assistant manager of Pike County Co-op after 20years service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force servingin World War II in the 2nd Field Artillery in the 407th FighterSquadron in the Canal Zone in Panama. He also served in the CivilConservation Corp in Pennsylvania. He was the oldest member ofSilver Creek Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school and alsoserved as a deacon.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Dulcie LeeSimmons Wallace; his three brothers, William Ernest Wallace, EllisRay Wallace and Clifton E. “Bud” Wallace; and his two sisters, EdnaMae Pope and Gertie Lucille Wallace.

Survivors are his sons, Barry Wallace, of Foxworth, and Russelland Rachel Wallace, of Osyka; a sister, Lillie Belle McGehee, ofSummit; his three grandchildren; his four great-grandchildren; andnumerous nieces and nephews.