FULTON – Truman Lawson McNeece, 99, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at Dogwood Plantation in Fulton. He was born Oct. 26, 1914, in the Tilden community of Itawamba County to Jesse E. and Annie M. Dill McNeece. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of the 294th Joint Assault Signal Company. He fought in World War II during the invasion of Normandy at Omaha Beach. He married Mauvine Hankins in 1939 in Fulton. They later made their home in Tupelo where they owned and operated C&E Cleaners until he retired in 1980. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Tupelo, where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Tupelo Luncheon Civitans and was a Master Mason.
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Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Casey Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include daughter, Martha Lynn Holcomb (Roger) of Fulton; grandson, John Holcomb (Alexis) of Knob Noster, Mo.; a granddaughter, Morgan Coombs of New Albany; great-grandchildren, Jackson Holcomb, Aidan Holcomb, Natalie Holcomb, Samuel Coombs and Emma Coombs, all of New Albany, and Donnie and Jordan Calder of Missouri; two brothers, Bob McNeece of Tupelo and John McNeece (Barbara) of Mantachie; and two sisters-in-law, Nadine McNeece of Fulton and Greta Lou West of Leesville, La.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mauvine Hankins McNeece; his parents, Jesse and Annie McNeece; and three brothers, Dalton McNeece, Fred McNeece and Jim McNeece.
Pallbearers will be his nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Boyce McNeece, Mitchie McNeece, Jeff McNeece and Steven McNeece.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
McNeece Morris Funeral Home - Fulton
401 South Cummings Fulton, MS 38843
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on May 7, 2014