J. B. Stewart, 78, of Sumrall passed away Monday, August 8, 2011, at Southwest MS Regional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Mize on April 7, 1933, a son of the late Rovilla (Tuggle) and Jeff Stewart. He is survived by his wife, Mary Matthews Stewart, and: five sons, James, Jeff, Larry, Doug and Ricky; five daughters, Linda Young, Peggy Shoemaker, Barbara Bourne, Glancy Wheet, and Lucy Saul; sister, Lena Wedgeworth; brother, Carol Ray Stewart; and fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Visitation is Tuesday, August 9, 2011, from 5 pm until 8 pm at Macedonia Baptist Church in Mendenhall; and from 9:00 am until service time Wednesday morning. Religious Service will be at Macedonia Baptist Church, Mendenhall, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, with Rev. David Jager officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery.