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JAMES MANGRUM

Martha SparksSociety Editor

January 19, 2013

MAN, W.Va. — James Darrell Mangrum, 46, of Man, departed this life Friday, January 18, 2013, at Logan Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.


Born March 29, 1966, at Decator, Miss., he was a son of Martha Christine Horne Mangrum and the late Jimmy D. Mangrum. Also preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Jacob and Sarah Horne, and his paternal grandparents, Carlie and Hazel Mangrum.


Darrell was a 1984 graduate of Decator High School, a 1986 graduate of East Central Community College, and a 1989 graduate of the University of Mississippi’s School of Pharmacy.


Upon graduation, he began his pharmacy career which spanned for 23 years, most of which was with Rite Aid of Man. He was very civic minded, serving on the Town of Man City Council, the Town of Man Park Board, and the Buffalo Creek Memorial Library Board. Darrell was a long time member of the Clark Veneable Baptist Church of Decater. Darrell was a loving husband who loved and cared for his wife through sickness and in health. He was an honorable, compassionate, and loving person who will be deeply missed by all that loved and knew him.


Additionally, those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 17 years, Chrissondria “Chrissy” Wilson Mangrum; one sister, Debra (Randy) Barrett of Decator; father and mother-in-law, Gary and Janice Wilson of Man; two brothers-in-law, Gary (Staci) Wilson of Garrett Fork and Scott (Christy) Wilson of Lyburn; three uncles, James “Cooter” Mangrum of Pearl, Miss., Raymond Horne and Willus Horne (Faye) both of Laurel, Miss.; three nephews, Brody Kitchings, Judah Wilson and Jacob Key; nieces, Carlie Kitchings, Brilee Wilson, Alexis Cunningham, and Brendie Cunningham, and a host of other relatives and friends.


Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24, at the Doty Springs Baptist Church in Attala County, Miss., with Rev. Gary D. Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Doty Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Attala County.


Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home.


Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com.com


Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.