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James Terry Greer

April 28, 1947 — January 30, 2020

CLEVELAND - James Terry Greer, age 72, of Cleveland, MS, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN.

 Visitation will be held Monday, February 3, 2020, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church Boyle in Boyle, MS.  A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church Boyle. Reverend Clarence Edwards will officiate the service.

Terry was born on April 28, 1947, to Holly States and Ruby Jewel (Mathis) Greer in Boyle, MS. He attended Skene Schools and before graduation went into the United States Army and received his GED while there. He married Linda Price on December 04, 1965. He worked with Misceramic Tile, John Deere, and Wholesome Bread before going to work at Baxter Laboratory for 30 years retiring as a Supervisor.  Terry was an avid fisherman, loved working in his yard, woodworking, and building birdhouses.  His grandchildren were his pride and joy, he loved them dearly. Terry was a member of First Baptist Church Boyle for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents Holly and Ruby Greer, four brothers, J W Mathis, Freddie Mathis, Bobby Mathis, and Glen Greer and a sister Patsy Winters.

  He is survived by wife of 54 years, Linda Price Greer of Cleveland, MS.  Daughter, Terri Lynn Greer (Charles Brewer) of Cleveland, MS.  Daughter, Pamela (Andy) Collier of Cleveland, MS. Twin Sisters, Jynan Bowen of Skene, MS and Jynean (Edward) Medders of Pontotoc, MS.  Brother, H S (Syble) Greer of Cleveland, MS.  Sister, Robbie (Gene) Doyle of Skene, MS.  Brother, J D (Rose Ann) Mathis of Jackson, MS.  Brother, Kenny Mathis of Lafayette, LA.  Two Grandchildren Christopher Brewer and Stormy Brewer. Six great-grandchildren, Gracelyn Robinson, Braylee Brewer, Adeline Tonos, Raelyn Lyons, Axdin Brewer, and Isabella Lyons. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

Pallbearers are Jr miller, Andy Collier, Willie Sellers, Cliff Cooper, Christopher "Bubba" Brewer, and Matthew Lyons. Honorary pallbearers are Travis Greer, Paul Kevin Greer, and Charles Brewer.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Boyle P O Box 218  Boyle, MS 38730.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at


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Monday, February 3, 2020

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel

3463 Hwy 8, Cleveland, MS 38732

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Celebration of Life

Monday, February 3, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church-Boyle

208 N Brooks Ave, Boyle, MS 38730

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