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James Louie Poythress

    Meridian Star
    February 18, 2009 10:56 pm
    James Louie Poythress

    Services for James Louie Poythress will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Justin Knight and Carless Evans officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
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    Mr. Poythress, 84, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. Mr. Poythress graduated from Meridian High School, Meridian Junior College and Mississippi College. He then attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received a bachelor’s degree and a master's degree..
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    Mr. Poythress worked at the Meridian Post Office for 28 years until he retired. He was also a World War veteran, having served his tour with the Third Infantry Division in Europe..
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    Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty Harrell Poythress of Meridian; a daughter, Susan Gardner and her husband, Mike; a son, Jimmie Poythress and his wife, Patty; three grandsons: Jeremy Gardner and his wife, Sandra, Daniel Gardner, and Jacob Gardner; two granddaughters, Hannah Poythress and Me’Chell Sharp and her husband, Matt; three great-grandchildren: Ethan and Eli Faircloth and Ava Sharp; and two cousins, Al Gartin and William Denton..
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    He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Lena Poythress; a brother, Ben Jr.; and a nephew, Bengy Poythress..
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    Visitation will be today, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., at the funeral home..
    Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jeremy, Daniel and Jacob Gardner; son-in-law, Mike Gardner; family members, Oscar Morgan and Mike Sterling; and Robert Kelly and T.W. Calcote.

Submitted by Elizabeth Hagwood Poster-#-4-

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