Deacon Jimmy Dale Gholar
Deacon Jimmy Dale Gholar, 66, passed away Sept. 29, 2021, at Asbury Hospice in Hattiesburg. Services were held Oct. 7 at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Silver Creek, with Pastor Michael Smith officiating. Interment was in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary handling the arrangements.
Deacon Gholar was the sixth child born to Deacon Alcee and Sister Edna Ree Gholar in Silver Creek. Deacon Gholar was baptized at Shady Grove M.B. Church at an early age and remained a faithful member until his health prevented him from participating as usual. Deacon Gholar served his God and church as chairman of the Deacon Board, Sunday school superintendent and teacher, chief usher, choir adviser, mission adviser, praise team adviser, chairman of the Trustee Board, and a member of the Brotherhood.
Deacon Gholar graduated from Prentiss High in 1973 and began his work career at Kopper’s Inc., with various occupations that included sawmill worker, Allen King Construction Company, Georgia Pacific Paper Mill, and Gholar Construction Company, which he was most proud of.
Deacon Gholar always maintained a positive attitude and kept a smile on his face. He was a hard worker that loved his family and church.
Deacon Gholar was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alcee Gholar Jr., Larry Gholar, and Thomas Barnes.
Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Sarah Gholar; sons, Broderick (La’Wanda) Gholar, Jimmy L. (ReKesha) Gholar, both of Jackson; daughters, Erica Gholar, of Richland; and Whitney Yarbourgh, of Tylertown; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six brothers; and two sisters; and host of other relatives.