James Y. Perkins

Published 11:32 am Tuesday, April 26, 2011

PORT GIBSON — James Y. Perkins died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Patient’s Choice Hospital in Port Gibson. He was 80.

Mr. Perkins was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Perkins; his parents, J.C. Armstead and Nannie L. Jones; his stepmother, Annie Armstead; his foster parents, Jack and Mattie Perkins; a son, Frank Perkins; a brother, Frank Jones; and two sisters, Nettie Mae Kirkman and Ella Mae Boddie.

He is survived by four sons, Gregory Yarbrough of Waukegan, Ill., Craig Perkins of North Chicago, Marvin Yarbrough of Kansas City, Mo., and James Perkins Jr. of Las Vegas; three daughters, Denise Perez and Nannette Glass, both of Waukegan, and Veda Perkins of Oakland, Calif.; four stepchildren, Johnie Barnes of Lathrop, Calif., Delores Gross of Oakland, Cynthia Harding of Richmond, Calif., and Lorene Carmichael of Stockton, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Clara McGriggs of Port Gibson.

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Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke Christian Church in Pattison with the Rev. Jeremiah Lutch officiating. Burial will follow at Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Florence, Ala. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 today with family hour from 6 until 7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson and Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.