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James L. Tynes

Funeral services for Mr. James L. Tynes, 93, were held Monday, September 11, 2017, at the Sartinville United Methodist Church. The Reverends Gary Harper and Barry Dickerson officiated. Mr. Tynes, a resident of Jayess, died peacefully at his residence on Thursday, September 7, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.
Mr. Tynes was born September 23, 1923 in Lawrence County, the son of the late James Leslie and Esther Bracey Tynes. He was a dairy farmer and a member of Sartinville United Methodist Church and the Sartinville United Methodist Church’s Men’s Club, a member of the Sartinville Volunteer Fire Department, a former board member of the Walthall County Farm Bureau and a former director of the FHA. Mr. Tynes was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Marines, and saw action in the battles of both Okinawa and Peleliu.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Florence Bozeman Tynes; two sisters, Vena Bearden and Christine Bennett; one half-sister, Gertrude Craft; one brother, William Ray Tynes and four half-brothers, B.O. Tynes, Cecil Tynes, C.J. Tynes and Claude Tynes.
Mr. Tynes is survived by three sons, Ken (Jocelyn) Tynes of Columbia, Scott (Gabi) Tynes of Magnolia and Mark (Karen) Tynes of Jayess; three daughters, Sharon (Ken) Estess of Magnolia, Leslie Bozeman of Foxworth and Becky Robertson of Jayess; two sisters, Evelyn Dyer of Louisiana and Sally Brumfield of Hattiesburg; 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Landon Tynes, Dustin Tynes, Nelson Estess, Brad Bozeman, Kevin Bozeman, Jamie Zeigler and Van Dawsey. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Sartinville United Methodist Church’s Men’s Club.
The family would like to give a very special “thanks” to Mr. Tynes’s caregivers, Joan “Rose” Stewart and Patricia Ballhagen, and to the staff of Hospice Compassus, especially Teresa, Tulip and Shannon.
Burial was in the Sartinville Cemetery with Capps Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
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