James Benedict Wiseman Jr.

Published 11:17 am Friday, December 9, 2011

James Benedict Wiseman Jr. died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at his home. He was 59.

Mr. Wiseman was born in Memphis and graduated from Greenville High School. He was a graduate of Millsaps College and received his doctorate from Mississippi State University. He was employed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. When he lived in Greenville he was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Benedict Wiseman and Mary Lois Bell Wiseman.

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He is survived by a sister, Mary Ann Wiseman Bennett of Ball, La.; nephew, Robert “Chip” Bennett Jr. of Ball; niece, Kristina Bennett of Ball; and five grand-nephews and -nieces, Alexa Bennett, Drew Bennett, Caitlin Bennett, Dalton Scroggs and Gracie McCrae, all of Ball.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Greenville Cemetery in Greenville. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home of Greenville, www.boonefuneralhomeinc.com.