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Dwayne Simmons “Pete” Gammons

Dwayne Simmons “Pete” Gammons, 83, of Yazoo City, died Monday, November 25, 2013 at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson.

Arrangements are pending with Burton Funeral Home. An online guest book may be signed at

He was born Nov. 11, 1930 in Kingston, TN, and was the son of James Willie and Mary Simmons Gammons.

Mr. Gammons served his country in the United States Army, and was discharged as a Master Sergeant. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Belzoni, and the American Legion. He was a retired farmer.

Mr. Gammons was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include: wife, Nellie Ruth Powell Gammons of Yazoo City; son, Dwayne Gammons, Jr. of Hazlehurst; daughter, Janice Kaye “Missy” Waldrup of Madison; brother, Thomas Roy “Bay” Gammons of Belzoni; sister, Billie Marie Rodgers of Dothan, AL; and four grandchildren.  

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