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James "Jim" Melvin Allender


James “Jim” Melvin Allender, 87, of Gautier, Mississippi, passed away following a short illness Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Singing River Hospital, Ocean Springs, Miss.

He was born Oct. 5, 1934, at home in Williamsburg. He was the son of Luther and Sadie (Isenberg) Allender. He married the former Annette Waldrop.

Jim graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1952 and began his working life painting houses and businesses with Jesse Shelly in and around Williamsburg.

In 1954 he volunteered for the draft and entered the United States Army. Following basic and advanced training he was assigned to t...


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