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John A. Flemmons

November 5, 1931 — May 17, 2016

CLEVELAND - John A. Flemmons, age 84, of Cleveland, MS, passed away on Tuesday May 17, 2016 at his home.

Visitation will be held Thursday May 19, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday May 20, 2016 in the First Baptist Church Sanctuary. Burial will be at the Old Cleveland Cemetery. Reverends Fish Robinson and Brad Beckwith will officiate the services.

John was born on November 05, 1931 to S. Truman and Dessie L. (Green) Flemmons in Tallahatchie County, MS. He attended Sumner High School before entering the United States Air Force. He was stationed in San Antonio and Boston before being sent overseas to Iceland during WW II. He married Lillie Pritchard Flemmons on June 06, 1953 in Tutwiler, MS. John and Lillie moved to Cleveland in 1953 where they have lived in the same house for 64 years. Mr. John worked for Kossman's for a while before opening his own auto repair shop. In his later years he worked at Duo-Fast Corporation. After his retirement he became the Bailiff for the Bolivar County Circuit Court for several years. John enjoyed hunting and attending church functions. He was a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church for 42 years and ten years ago moved his membership to First Baptist Church where he also has served as Deacon. He was a former Cleveland Volunteer fireman for 52 years. He was also a life member of the VFW and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, S. Truman and Dessie Flemmons, son, Mark Alan Flemmons, brother Samuel "Ed" Flemmons and a sister Vivian Ruth Brooks.

Mr. Flemmons is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lillie Pritchard Flemmons of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Pamela F. (Ty) Dedwylder of Corinth, MS. Sister, Mary Jane Chandler of Parchman, MS. Sister, Doris Ann Powell of Madison, MS. Brother, James "Bud" (Frances) Flemmons of Hernando, MS. Brother, Arvin W. Flemmons of Drew, MS. Brother, Marvin L. Flemmons of Drew, MS. Brother, Don L. (Rose Anne) Flemmons of Houston, TX. Five grandchildren; Ashley F. (Charles) Schindler, John Oliver (Lisa) Flemmons, Allyn F. (Chris) Williams, T. Davis (Brittany) Dedwylder, Anna C. (Matthew) Floyd. Nine great grandchildren; Nathan C. Robertson, Noah B. Robertson, Charlotte A. Schindler, Simone Schindler, Joshua Schindler, Avery Flemmons, Wyles Floyd, Savannah Dedwylder and Harrison Dedwylder.

Pallbearers are members of the Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department; Greg Jackson, Gene Bishop, Don McNeer, Neely Robinson, Lance Jackson and Jimmy Yeager. Honorary pallbearers are current and retired Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department members.



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