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James Whitaker,

WATER VALLEY - James M. Whitaker, Jr. age 70, of Water Valley formerly of Cleveland , died on Thursday March 18, 2010 at the Bolivar County Medical Center. He was born on February 25, 1940 to James and Dealie (Morris) Whitaker, Sr in Mathiston, MS. Mr. Whitaker graduated from Cleveland High School. He was had worked for Hardin Farms, S & F Services, Eubanks Trucking and was co owner of J & K and Son Trucking before his recent retirement. Mr. Whitaker was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Cleveland. He was a former member of the Bolivar County Riding Club. His family says he was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Kay Boyd Whitaker. Visitation will be held Tuesday March 23, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will be Wednesday March 24, 2010 10:00 AM at the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the North Cleveland Cemetery. The Rev. Elbert McKnight and Rev. Fish Robinson will officiate the service. He is survived by Daughter, Pam and husband Keith James of West Lafayette, IN. Son, James "Jimbo" Whitaker of Water Valley, MS. Sister, Lavearn and husband Carl Howard of Crystal Springs, MS. Sister, Patty and husband Bill Avritt of Cleveland, MS. Grandson, Matthew and wife Jessica James of Lafayette, IN. Two granddaughters, Tabbitha James of West Lafayette, IN. and, Lilly Whitaker of Water Valley, MS. Brother and sister in-laws; Charles and Nancy Boyd of Holly Springs, MS, Bill and Ann Quinton of Cleveland, Wallace and Betty Boyd, and special friends Kenneth and Barbara Sherron of Cleveland. He was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Pall-bearers are Matthew James, Lane Quinton, Neil Quinton, Less Avritt, Clancy Howard and Jarred Mosley. Honorary pall-bearers are Steven and Charlie Boyd. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105. Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. On-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevlandfuneralhome.net

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Hi Pammy,and Jimbo. I just would like to take the time to express my sincerly condolences from my family to yours. I know it is not easy but GOD will see you through. We love you and we will continue to pray for your strength.

Mary Denise Brown - March 25, 2010 at 06:58 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sympathies to the family, we will miss James' and Kay's smiles that we remember from their visits up north--The Staff at Eye Care Associates of Lafayette

Brian Krown - March 25, 2010 at 04:54 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

deepest sympathies

leman e. whitaker - March 24, 2010 at 10:48 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this rough time.

Tom & Angela Poole - March 23, 2010 at 04:29 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry for your lost

Buster Whitaker - March 23, 2010 at 08:42 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Pam and family - I am so very sorry for your loss. I know the past year has been a very difficult one for all of you. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. My mom in Nevada has added all of you to her personal prayer list and her churches prayer list. Only God can see you through all of the difficult days ahead. Love always, Angela

Angela Sherron West - March 23, 2010 at 08:34 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

James and Kaye were a very loving couple. James was a very kind and jovial person. May the Lord hold all of you in the palm of his hand during this trying time. Love to all of you, Ralph & Virginia

Ralph & Virginia Collier - March 22, 2010 at 11:35 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am sorry about the death of your father. We went to school togheter and rode the same bus. He was a very nice person and I know that you will miss him so much. May God give you all comfort and strength that you need for this difficult time. You are in my prayers.

Hazel Rozier Revis - March 20, 2010 at 08:29 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Your father was one of my classmates (Cleveland High School Class of 1959). We had our 50th class reunion in October. I do wish he could have attended - to see some "old" friends. I know he could not attend due to Kay's health. Peace with James and Kay. Sincerely, Rachel M. Ouzts

Rachel M. Ouzts - March 18, 2010 at 11:12 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM