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James Rueben Gill October 9, 1924 - May 17, 2020

Tisdale-Lann Memorial

James Rueben Gill, 95, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at his residence. He was born on October 9, 1924, in Arkansas to Dewey Gill and Delphia English Gill. He was a life long resident of Monroe County. Mr. Gill was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He attended Business College and he worked for the Highway Dept., Raley Construction, Walker Mfg. and for Sam Jaynes at Continental Engineering. He was an avid bowler and golfer. He was a member of Meadowood Baptist Church in Amory.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Helon Gilmore Gill of Amory; one daughter Barbara Byrd (Darryl) of Smithville, MS; three sons James R. Gill, Jr. of Michigan, David Gill of Atlanta, GA and Thomas Gill of Michigan; one sister Genie Bolle of Texas; two brothers Edward Gill of Birmingham, AL and Robert Gill of Hamilton, MS; ten grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother William Gill and three sisters Myrtle Darnell, Dorothy North, and Faye Gill. Pallbearers will be family. Visitation will be Friday, May 22, 2020, from 9:30 A.M. until service time at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home.

Monroe County, MS Amory, MS

  • There will be a Graveside Service Friday, May 22, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen with Bro. Lloyd Sweatt officiating.
  • Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.


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    Paula Spruill says

    I’m sorry for the loss of pawpaw. He was such a kind man. He will be missed.

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    Julie says

    James was such a wonderful man. I was truly blessed to be his daughter in law for many years. I have only fond and great memories of all the times spent with him and Helon. I will always keep these memories close to my heart. James will be missed by many as I am sure anyone who knew him loved him. I am thinking of everyone during this difficult time! Julie Gill- Baccus

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    The Guisinger Family says

    Heaven gained an angle may God bless the Gill family. Until we meet again fly high.

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    Jerry & Marilyn West Umfress says

    Sending our love & sympathy to Ms Helton & family. We will miss him dearly.

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    Cheryl Ingersoll says

    I sure am sorry to read about Mr. Gill. I know my dad and Mr. Gill were good friends from their days at Walker and hitting that golf ball! My sympathy to your family.

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    Stanley Doss says

    We’re sorry about your loss and praying for the family.

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      Robbie Doss says

      James was a great guy who would always take time to talk to you. So sorry for y’all’s loss and we will be praying for his family.

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    Jim Buffington says

    James always seemed like family, since he was a valued employee of my late father-in-law, Rem Raley, at Raley Contracting Co. James was a good man – always pleasant. He will be missed!

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