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Lewis Martin Wallace

Funeral services for Mr. Lewis Martin Wallace, of Brookhaven, will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lewis Martin Wallace, 86, died June 5, 2017. He was born Sept. 28, 1930, in Bogue Chitto to Martin Wallace and Elena Brown Wallace.

Mr. Wallace worked in the sawmill business for 20 years before becoming owner and operator of Wallace Lumber Supply for over 20 years. He later retired as an independent contractor and carpenter. He was also an active member of First Baptist Church of Brookhaven where he was part of the adult choir for over 50 years. He helped create, design and build the FBC “Singing Christmas Tree.” He was a member of the Exchange Club for over 50 years and served as past chairman and boardmember for the Riverfield Hunting Club.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Bobbie Jean Case Wallace; parents; siblings, Oma Wallace Winborne, Aubrey Wallace, Eva Nell Wallace, Irvin Wallace, Audra Wallace, Edith Marie Wallace, Marlett Wallace, Earl Wallace and George Earl Winborne who was a nephew but raised as a brother.

He is survived by his son, Lewis Gregory Wallace of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Jeanne Carol Wallace of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; sister, Laverne “Missy” Wallace Hancock of Summit, and Willette “Sally” Winborne Porter who was a niece but raised as a sister; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family friends.

Memorials may be made to Brookhaven Exchange Club, P.O. Box 486, Brookhaven, MS 39602 or First Baptist Church of Brookhaven or a charity of your choice.

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