2012-07-12 / Obituaries


John Christopher Milstead, 84, of Coffeeville died July 10, 2012 at his residence. He was born Aug. 2, 1927. He was a member of the Union Grove Baptist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #122 in Coffeeville. He retired as a right of way foreman with Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation. Survivors include his wife, Evonne D. Milstead, Coffeeville; three sons, Chester Glen (Susan) Milstead, Pensacola, Fla., John Craig (Lisa) Milstead, Coffeeville, Chris (Ashley) James, Leroy; three daughters, Martha Inez (Danny M., Sr.) Hoven, Salitpa, Anita Lynn (Jimmy) Allen, Pace, Fla., Mary Catherine Milstead, Saraland; two sisters, Rada Jones, Jackson, Virgie Mae Hodge, Coffeeville; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, July 12 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson. The service will be Friday, July 13 at 2 p.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Cleon Kyle officiating. Burial will be in the Union Grove Baptist Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jason James, Tim Seibert, Chris James, Michael Stringfellow, Dan Hoven, Joshua Allen, Brian Moton and Mac Beasley. An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.

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