James Lamar Calcote

Published 6:00 am Monday, December 29, 2008

Services for James Lamar Calcote, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Monday, Dec. 29, at Bethel United Methodist Church with burial inthe church cemetery. The Revs. Ivan Cray, Loyd Calcote and RoyBarlow will officiate.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at Riverwood FamilyFuneral Service.

Mr. Calcote, 79, died Dec. 26, 2008, at Field Memorial Hospitalin Centreville. He was born on Aug. 8, 1929, to Versie Calcote andRutha Posey Calcote.

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He retired after 36 years with Getty and Texaco Oil Co. and wasa member of Bethel United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Navyveteran during the Korean conflict and served two years in the U.S.Air Force Reserves.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother, HenryCalcote.

Survivors are his wife, Irene Wallace Calcote; his son, JamesDonald Calcote and wife, Cindy, of Cookeville, Tenn.; his stepsons,Danny Bertram, of Axix, Ala., and Darrell Bertram and wife, Cristy,of Creola, Ala.; his daughter, Cindy Trest and husband, Mark, ofBay Springs; his stepdaughter, Sonya Thames and husband, Alan, ofRuth; his brother, the Rev. Loyd Calcote and wife, Ann, ofBrookhaven; and his sisters, Willena Varnado, of Ridge Crest, La.,Mary Lou Barlow and husband, the Rev. Ray, of Hurley, Elva Smithand husband, Melvin, of Long Beach, Bernita Reeves and husband,Ronnie, of Monticello; his sister-in-law, Thelma Calcote, ofBrookhaven; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Calvin andCathy Wallace, Johnny and Cookie Wallace, Liz Franklin, Sherrilland Jerri Wallace, Mary Ann and John Ritchie, Paul and SounniaWallace, Jackie Wilkinson, Myrtle and Paul Cartwright, Ray andPaulette Wallace and Roy and Susan Wallace, all of Brookhaven; avery special friend, Joe Frank Wooks, of Creola, Ala.; and manynieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Memorials or gifts may be made to Bethel United Methodist ChurchBuilding Fund, 8710 Highway 84 East, McCall Creek, MS 39647.