2021 Obituaries

James Lee Staten, 92

July 24, 1928 - January 16, 2021

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James Lee Staten, 92, died tragically Saturday, January 16, 2021, in a house fire.  He was born July 24, 1928, in Union County, Mississippi, to Jesse Lee and Sybil Elizabeth King Staten.  He was married to Annie Jones Staten who preceded him in death April 21, 2018.  Mr. Staten served his country in the U. S. Navy stationed in Washington D. C.

He was a member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder.

Mr. Staten, a retired employee of the Union County Board of Supervisors, was a passionate horse rider, enjoying nothing better than a good trail ride with his many horse-riding buddies.

He is survived by two sons, Larry and Jimmy Staten, both of New Albany; one sister, Martha Jane George of Southaven, Mississippi; his beloved grandson Shane Staten; three granddaughters, Helen, Jessye, and Lori; one great grandson; and two great granddaughters.

Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later.  Reverend Bill Everett and Reverend Randy Kolb will officiate, burial will follow in Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  Pall bearers are Brad Prewitt, Dewayne Cummings, Josh Wagner.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Ebenezer Presbyterian Church cemetery fund.

Friends attending are asked to follow CDC guidelines, wear masks and social distance.

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