James Curtis Akery
James Curtis Akery
  • November 8, 1932 - July 28, 2017
  • Poplarville, Mississippi

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James C. Akery, 84, of Poplarville, Mississippi, died Friday, July 28, 2017 in Asbury Hospice House, Hattiesburg.

Mr. Akery was born November 8, 1932 in Heard County, Georgia to Herman Akery and Lula Akery Butler. He was a retired drilling supervisor with Phillips Petroleum; and a United States Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Akery is preceded in death by his wife, Bethel Akery; one sister, Shirley Akery; and his dog, Casey.

Family members include his daughter Marie Gomillion and her husband Jerry; three sisters, Ruth Hammett, Rudene Kelley, Winnie Kenyon; three grandsons, Jeremy Gomillion (Anna), Jeffery Gomillion (Kaycee), James Gomillion (Lacie); five great grandchildren, Bentley, Kaylee, Jayden, Lexie, Nora; and his dog – “His Boy” Bozo.

Funeral services will be at White Funeral Home, 315 Hwy 11 South, Poplarville, MS, 39470 on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm. Burial with military honors will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Gretna, Louisiana at 2:45 pm. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

White Funeral Home, (601) 795-4982.