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109 S. Monroe St.
Calhoun City, MS 38916
Phone: 662-628-5177
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James Sidney Warner

James Sidney Warner

Saturday, December 15th, 1934 - Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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James Sidney Warner, Sr, 85, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Born December 15, 1934, in Big Creek, he was the son of the late A.V. “Whis” Warner and the late Ruby Lee “Honey” Carter Warner. He graduated from Big Creek High School in 1953. Then he attended Holmes Junior College and Wood Junior College where he played basketball. In 1955 he enlisted and proudly served his country in the United States Army where he served as a cryptographer in Japan and a Sergeant of the Signal Corps. He was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church. He began teaching Sunday School as a teenager and continued serving in various roles throughout his adult life including being a deacon, Sunday school teacher, Sunday School director, Training Union director and a member on various committees. He enjoyed reading the Bible and studying God’s word. His Faith and his family meant the most to him. He married the former Gwendolyn Vance on April 4, 1959, and they have spent 61 years together, raising a large, loving family that gave him so much happiness.
They began their life together in Grenada, MS, where James Sidney worked as a bookkeeper for Graeber Brothers. In 1960, the young family moved back to Big Creek. James Sidney was a farmer and cattleman for most of his life. He was also a fan of history and loved to do research on many different things and staying up to date on current events. Overseeing and helping take care of Chapel Hill Cemetery has been one of his projects and pleasures for many, many years. He wanted a beautiful cemetery to honor those who have gone on before us. He always looked forward to the Memorial at Chapel Hill and the Big Creek school reunion so he could visit with many friends and family. God has now called him home, but his memory will be cherished forever by his family and friends.
Pryor Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Warner family.
A Graveside Service celebrating his life will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at 5:00 pm at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Big Creek. Bro. Matthew White and Bro. Chris Conlee will be officiating with interment to follow.
Pallbearers will be David White, Travis England, Kevin Troyer, Matthew White, Cory Warner, Jordan England, and Mark Troyer.
Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Gwendolyn Vance Warner; daughters, Lynda (Kevin) Troyer of Madison, Deborah White of Big Creek, and Beth (Travis) England of Calhoun City; son, Jim (Teresa) Warner of Big Creek; son-in-law, David White of Big Creek; brother, David Warner of McCleary, WA; grandchildren, Hollie (Josh) Parker, Matthew (Whitney) White, Brooke (Steven) Conlee, Cory (London) Warner, Jordan England, Mark Troyer, Rileigh England, and Sydney Troyer; and 12 great-grandsons, Cade Parker, Carsen Parker, Preston Conlee, Evan Conlee, Camden Conlee, Coley Warner, Rhett Warner, Finn Thomas Warner, Aaron White, Aaden White, Aacen White, and Asher White.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Ellen Warner; sister, Nell Dismuke; brothers, A.V. Warner, John Warner, and Carter Warner
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chapel Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Michael Denley, PO Box 928, Calhoun City, MS, 38916.
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Wayne & Tammie Doler

Posted at 05:31pm
Our condolences to the Warner family. We will continue to remember you in prayer.

Rose Diamond

Posted at 10:57am
I have so enjoyed the time with Mr. James Sydney. I 'inherited' him and his search for the original Big Creek from Karen Norman. He would come by the office 'for just a minute' which everyone knew was impossible 😉 He loved his heritage and filling his history notebook with facts. My heart is indeed heavy for the passing of my special friend. Rose Diamond

Lounez West Boland Posted at 12:19am

Gwendolyn and family, I am so sorry to hear today about James Sydney and that I couldn't be there today with you. Just know that in my heart I was with you, and I will continue to pray for all of you. Lounez West Boland

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