2008-05-22 / Obituaries


William Elwood Overstreet Sr., 83, of Jackson died May 14, 2008.

He was born Sept. 14, 1924 in Alma. He was a member of Jones Chapel Methodist Protestant Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a retired overseer of the Stimpson Properties at Choctaw Bluff in Clarke County.

Survivors include three sons, Elwood Overstreet Jr., Darrell Duane Overstreet, both of Jackson, Joe Frank Overstreet, Leroy; one daughter, Patricia O. Shipp, Prattville; four brothers, Ralph Overstreet, Ronnie Overstreet, Gerald Overstreet, all of Alma, C.W. Overstreet, Satsuma; two sisters, Voncile Echols, Jackson, Willine McDonald, Bessemer; brother-in-law, Bryant McDonald Jr., Jackson; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

The service was May 17 at 11 a.m. at the Jones Chapel Methodist Protestant Church with Rev. Reggie Smith officiating. Burial was in the Jones Chapel Methodist Protestant Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

The family states that they will accept flowers or you may send a donation to the Jones Chapel Methodist Protestant Church, c/o Tony Cox, P.O. Box 1403, Jackson, AL 36545.

Active pallbearers were James W. McDonald, William E. (Trip) Overstreet, Michael Overstreet, Clint O'Gwyn, Brandon Reed and Jimmy Shipp.

Honorary pallbearers were Bonnie Ray Overstreet, Jim Perine, Fred Stimpson and Mitch Shackleford.

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