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Dwayne Gammons


Dwayne "Pete" Simmons Gammons, 83, of Belzoni went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 25. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 27 at 1:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m.; all at First Baptist Church, Belzoni. Interment will be at the Belzoni City Cemetery. Burton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pete was born November 11, 1930 in Kingston, TN to James W. "Bill" and Mary Louise Simmons Gammons. He was a friend to all and stranger to none. Pete loved his family and friends, but above all he loved Jesus, his Lord and Savior.

He was a long time resident of Belzoni. Raised on a farm, he made farming his career and then worked in the equipment auction business. Pete graduated from Belzoni High School in 1949. He then served in the National Guard and was mobilized for the Korean War. After the war, he finished his education in agriculture at Mississippi State.

He met and married Nellie Ruth Powell Gammons of Indianola in 1961. They shared 52 years of marriage. Pete was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Belzoni; until failing health brought him to the Martha Coker Center in Yazoo City. He then attended First Baptist of Yazoo. He lived the remainder of his life in the center, making many friends in the Luse House and being well taken care of by the staff.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie Ruth Powell Gammons; son, Dwayne Simmons Gammons, Jr. (Carolyn) of Hazlehurst, MS; daughter, Janice Kay "Missy" Gammons Waldrup of Madison, MS; brother, Thomas Roy "Bay" Gammons (Mary John) of Belzoni; sister, Billie Marie Rodgers (Mike) of Daleville, AL; grandchildren, Max Gammons, Hayden Tisdale, Sam and Lindsey Waldrup.; and many nieces and nephews. An online guestbook may be signed at

Published in Clarion Ledger on Nov. 27, 2013
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