Joseph Jesse “JJ” Brumfield

Published 8:00 pm Thursday, April 12, 2012

Funeral services for Joseph Jesse “JJ” Brumfield, of Powder Springs, Ga., formerly of Bogue Chitto, are 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, at Moak’s Creek Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Matt Alexander will officiate. Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb is in charge of arrangements.

     Visitation is Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church.

     Mr. Brumfield, 82, died April 9, 2012, at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga. He was born in Walthall County on Oct. 14, 1929, to Sandy B. and Mildred Seab Brumfield.

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     He attended Bogue Chitto School, and after attending school, he joined the military, serving in the Korea and Vietnam War. He retired after 20+ years with the service. He then went to work for the Clorox Company in Forest Park, Ga. and retired from there in 1994. Mr. Brumfield spent the remainder of his life in Powder Springs, Ga. He played semi-pro for the Washington Senators baseball team. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and he loved to hunt, fish and garden.

     Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Guynell Langston Brumfield; and three brothers, Duane Brumfield, Samford “Sam” Brumfield and Julian “Pete” Brumfield.

     Survivors are his wife, Shirley Brumfield; son, Joseph Rickey Brumfield and wife, Donna, of Crossville, Tenn.; daughter, Pamela Brumfield Wells and husband, Eric, of Summit; brothers, Joe S. Brumfield and Robert “Ed” Brumfield, both of Bogue Chitto; sisters, Margaret Boyer and husband, Don, of Norborne, Mo., Irene Baggett, of Florence, Laura Ruth Alexander, of Summit, Marilyn Mullins, of New Hebron, and Cheryl Alexander and husband, Jim, of Jayess; and five grandchildren, Justin C. Smith, Zachary, Patrick and Alison Brumfield, and Dakota Wells.

     Pallbearers will be Justin Smith, Zachary Brumfield, Patrick Brumfield, Darrell L. Smith, Kenny Alexander and Monroe Price. Honorary pallbearer is Don Smith.

     In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity.

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