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James Hardy Gilmore

August 31, 1932 July 8, 2021
James Hardy Gilmore
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Obituary for James Hardy Gilmore

James Hardy “Jim” Gilmore, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in Pearl, MS, early in the morning on July 8, 2021. He was born August 31, 1932, to Lee Austin and Hattie Maude Bailey Gilmore in the Dixon community of Neshoba County, MS.
After serving in the US Army, James and his young family moved to Jackson, MS, eventually settling in Pearl and rearing three sons. He made his living selling building materials and real estate which afforded him the opportunity to make friends all over the state. He also gained many friends being active in Masonry as a 32nd Degree Master Mason, as a Shriner, and serving as Worthy Patron in The Order of Eastern Star. He was ordained as a Deacon at Grandview Baptist Church and also served as a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Pearl and Eastside Baptist Church.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Montell Gilmore, Margie McDiarmid, Cujette Hood, Wendell Gilmore, and Melvin Gilmore.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Alfa Mae Rigdon Gilmore; sons James “Jim” Gilmore (Nita) of Brandon, MS; David (Teresa) of Madison, MS; Johnny (Dianne) of Madison, AL; grandchildren Sam (Donna) Gilmore of Brandon, MS; Sarah Kathryn Gray of Memphis, TN; Grant Gilmore of Madison, MS; Krissa (James) Beers of Tiger, GA; great-grandchildren Daniel Rogers of Chattanooga, TN; Hannah Beers of Tiger, GA; Jordan White of Brandon, MS; Sydney Gray of Memphis, TN; brothers George Buck Gilmore of Jackson, MS; Kenny (Linda) Gilmore of Brandon, MS; sister-in-law Christine Gilmore of Mobile, AL; brother-in-law Darwin (Carol) Rigdon of Pearl, MS and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals at shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

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Visitation

Saturday

10

Jul

9:00 AM 7/10/2021 9:00:00 AM
Eastside Baptist Church

3464 Patterson Dr
Pearl , MS 39208

Eastside Baptist Church
3464 Patterson Dr Pearl 39208 MS
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

10

Jul

11:00 AM 7/10/2021 11:00:00 AM
Eastside Baptist Church

3464 Patterson Dr
Pearl , MS 39208

Eastside Baptist Church
3464 Patterson Dr Pearl 39208 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery - Newton Final Resting Place

248 Honor Circle
Newton, MS 39345

248 Honor Circle Newton 39345 MS
United States

Memorial Contribution

Shriners Hospitals for Children

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