MIMS RANKIN, SR., MAGEE, MS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mims  Mims Rankin, Sr., age 94 of Magee, passed away Monday, February 7, 2011, at Hospice Ministries,Ridgeland, MS.         Mims was born in Magee on October 17, 1916, a son of the late Nancy (Williamson) and John  Rankin.  Mims is survived by: eight daughters, Virdia Kitchens, of IL; Geneva  Ross, of Mendenhall; Nancy Rankin, of IL;  Subrena McLaurin, of Brandon;  Janet Grishby, of Jackson;  Jacqueline Rankin, of Ocean Springs:  Josephine Carter, of Raymond;  and Debbie Warren, of Magee; four sons, Odell Rankin, of Mendenhall; Mims Rankin, Jr., of Magee; Martin Rankin, of Magee; and Washington John Rankin, of CA. He is also survived by: fifty-six grandchildren, one hundred four great grandchildren, and thirty-five great, great grandchildren:  a sister, Lillie Mae Rankin, of Laurel;  and a sister-in-law, Vallie Rankin of Jackson.   Mims was preceded in death by:  his wife, Earline Hayes Rankin; a son, Carlwell Rankin; and two grandchildren, Angel Hall and Leon Hall.

Visitation is Friday, February 11, 2011, from 5 pm to 8 pm at Tutor Funeral Home, Magee.

Religious services will be at Goodwater CME Church, Magee, at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 12, 2011,  with Minister Darell Harrington and Minister Ava S. Harvey officiating.  Interment will be in Gregory Cemetery, Magee.