James Earl Sills

Published 5:00 am Monday, June 1, 2009

Services for James Earl Sills, of Monticello, are 2 p.m. Friday,May 29, at Crooked Creek Baptist Church in Silver Creek with burialin Cliburn Cemetery in New Hebron. Wilson Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

Mr. Sills, 69, died May 27, 2009, at Lawrence County Hopsital.He was born in Mississippi on Nov. 8, 1939, to James Henry Sillsand Dezzie Sills.

He was a retired police officer. He served in the U.S. Navy. Hewas a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church.

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Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his sons, James Edward “Eddie” Sills, ofMonticello, Mike Gaffney, of Jackson, and Pat Gaffney, of Sontag;his daughters, Sherry Rushing, Jo Hyde, both of Monticello, andKathy Sills, of Arizona; a sister, Linda Sills, of Alabama; his 12grandchildren; and his eight great-grandchildren.