James Yelverton passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Magee General Hospital. He was born on January 28, 1939, to James Albert Yelverton Jr. and Marie (Maddox) Yelverton Ware.
James worked for over forty years with Illinois Central Gulf Railroad before retiring. He was a lifelong member of Sharon Presbyterian Church.
He will be remembered as a loving husband and father, as well as a very proud grandfather and great grandfather, caring brother and trusting friend.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; three sons, Robbin Yelverton, Clint Yelverton, Darryl Yelverton; brother, David Yelverton (Norma); sisters, Alba Maria Garner, Texine Gregory; grandchildren, Ethan Yelverton, Colton Yelverton, Tate Yelverton, Cheyenne Yelverton; great grandchildren, Wyatt Yelverton and Emelia Yelverton.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Reba Lou Yelverton and Rosemary Smith.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee, MS from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Sharon Presbyterian Church with interment following in the Sharon cemetery. Rev. Curt Presley and Rev. Dale Linton will officiate.
Pallbearers are Ethan Yelverton, Tate Yelverton, Colton Yelverton, Matt Boehs, Darrell Grubbs and Lance Pearson.
Arrangements are entrusted with Tutor Funeral Home of Magee.