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George Edman ‘Eddy’ Schultz 

Funeral services for George Edman “Eddy” Schultz, of Monticello, are Saturday, May 12, 2018, at noon at Monticello United Methodist Church. Rev. Mike Evans will officiate the service. Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Mr. Schultz, 80, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018, doing what he loved to do, fish. He was born March 5, 1938, in Sevierville, Tennessee, to George and Mary Dell Schultz. He served in the US Army after graduating from high school. After his honorable discharge, he moved to Athens,Tennessee, where he met and fell in love with his future wife Laurell “Lolly” McCamish. He and Lolly were married in 1961. They then began their life as a “mill” family living in Arizona, Louisiana and Mississippi. He retired from Georgia Pacific in Monticello in 2004, as assistant superintendent of the pulp mill. While at Georgia Pacific, he was a member of the catfish cooking team. 

He was well known as an avid fisherman, a legend in many minds and hearts. He was a member of various fishing clubs. He was an avid outdoorsman, gardener, golfer, bowler and hunter. He was also a great dancer. He was an active member of Monticello United Methodist Church where he was serving as chairman of pastor staff relations and cemetery committee. He was also faithful member of the Men’s Sunday School Class. 

Survivors are his wife of 56 years, Lolly; children, Michael (Emily), Keke (Saundra), Misty (Guy) Tuccio, and Mindy (Pate) Fee; grandchildren Elise, Kiley and Gianna; stepgrandchildren, Hannah and Brady; great-grandchildren Mary Alice, Sophia Grace and Parker; brothers, Larry Schultz of Texas, and Billy Joe Schultz of Tennessee, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Monticello United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 87, Monticello, MS 39654 in memory of Eddy.