2017-02-09 / Front Page


Annie Mae Motes, 80, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 8, 2017 at her residence.

She was born Oct. 28, 1936 to Drury Columbus “Lum” Wade and Amelia Vastie Bradley Wade. She was a loving and devoted servant to her family and friends, especially her children and grandchildren even fulfilling the duties of being a mother to her grandchildren, James “Bo” Motes and Jason Motes.

Survivors include her husband, James Samuel Motes, Jackson; children, James Richard (Jeanie) Motes Sr., of Tyler, Ala., William Lamar (Angie) Motes, Jackson, Gary Jenkins (Sandra) Motes, Salitpa, Mary Ann (Clay Sr.) Motes Ready, Jackson; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Chalmas Wade, Curtis Edward Wade, Carlton Clayton Wade Sr., Elroy Wade Sr. and Geraldine Wade Sullivan.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 10 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson. The service will be Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at Stave Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Giles officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Norman Clay “Tarzan” Ready Jr., Robin Dewayne “Vito” Ready, Elroy Wade Jr., Eddie Claudine Wood Jr., James Edward Wade, Carlton Clayton “Carl” Wade Jr., Christopher Harris and Paul Criswell.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.lathanfuneralhomejackson.com.   

Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.


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