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.