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James E. "Jimmy" Price Jr.

March 10, 1926 - February 1, 2014
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Mr. Price died on Saturday, February 1st at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born in Corinth on March 10, 1926 to the late James Emory Sr. and Ephia Bell Price. He was a graduate of Corinth High School – Class of '43 and went on to attend Tulane University, North Carolina State College, University of Mississippi, Tulane University Law School, University of Mississippi Law School, and Saint John's College at the University of Oxford where he obtained the world's most prestigious award, Rhodes Scholar. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army, was a member of First Baptist Church – Corinth where he served as Chairman...
Mr. Price died on Saturday, February 1st at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born in Corinth on March 10, 1926 to the late James Emory Sr. and Ephia Bell Price. He was a graduate of Corinth High School – Class of '43 and went on to attend Tulane University, North Carolina State College, University of Mississippi, Tulane University Law School, University of Mississippi Law School, and Saint John's College at the University of Oxford where he obtained the world's most prestigious award, Rhodes Scholar.

He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army, was a member of First Baptist Church – Corinth where he served as Chairman of the Deacons, Sunday School Teacher, and Training Union Teacher. Mr. Price was a lifetime member of the Corinth YMCA Board of Directors, coached 21 years for the YMCA baseball program, and served as past president at Hillandale Country Club, Corinth Welfare Association, and Corinth-Alcorn County United Way. He was former Director of Corinth – Alcorn County Chamber of Commerce, a member and past president of Corinth School Board, a member of the State Board of Education.

He was bestowed with the Corinth Rotary Service Award, Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award, Corinth's Outstanding Citizen of 2001, Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award, and The Mississippi Bar 2011 Lawyer Citizenship Award. He served as the Attorney for Alcorn County, Alcorn County Electric Power Association, Alcorn County School District, and The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors, Corinth Municipal Separate School District, and the Tishomingo County Municipal School District. He was also a member of the Alcorn County Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Along with his parents, Mr. Price was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Rohde.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Brown Price; one son, James E. Price, III and wife Ruth; three daughters, Deborah Brunt and husband Jerry, Karen Butler and husband Skip, and Judy Lilly and husband Steve; ten grandchildren, Megan and husband Logan, Amanda and husband Sam, Charity and husband Jonathan, Jet and wife Kristen, Christy, Shannon, Brittany, Katherine, James IV, and Hannah; and a host of friends.

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