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Robert Tex McCoy

Robert Tex McCoy, 74, of Flora, died at his home Friday, Oct. 24, 2008.

A graveside service was held Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at the Jessamine Cemetery in Ridgeland.

Tex was born in Canton in 1934 to Sadie and James B. McCoy. He married Pearl Eloise Gaughf of Ridgeland in 1952 and they were blessed with 5 children. He was employed with the McCarty-Holman Company (Jitney Jungle) for 43 years as a manager, both in Canton and Hazlehurst. He retired in 1995

Survivors include: his wife, Pearl Eloise McCoy; children, Charlotte and Bobby Brown of Flora, Cheryl and Gary Stringer of Ridgeland, Mike McCoy of Pocahontas, Ken and Lauren McCoy of Madison, and Heath and Andrea McCoy of Flora;  sister, Mona Wilson of Panama City, FL; grandchildren, Renee Brown Sumlin, Aimee Brown, Landon McCoy, Ashton McCoy, Matt McCoy, Megan McCoy, Ryan McCoy; and two great grandchildren, Jacob and Cade Sumlin.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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