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James Michael Palmer

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia for James Michael “Mike” Palmer, 63 of Sumrall, who passed away Monday, August 6, 2018 at his residence. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia. Bro. David Graham will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Hathorn Funeral Home.

James was a retired state employee with Camp Shelby, Mississippi National Guard, and MDOT. After retiring James attended Barber school at Pearl River Community College and practiced as a barber locally. James was of the Baptist faith and a member of Community Baptist Church in Oloh.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Bodie Palmer; his Mother, Mary P. Brown; one Brother, Sonny Palmer; and six Sisters, Lavern West, Josephine Walley, Deonne Rigby, Linda Lovelace, Mary Manning, Gloria Rocca.

He is survived by his Wife of 39 years, Linda Palmer, of Sumrall; three Daughters, Dr. Sarah Luck (Travis), of Sumrall, Rachel Palmer, of Sumrall, Allison Roberts, of Neely; one Sister, Darlene Pipkins (Albo), of Beaumont; three Grandchildren, Ashton Deese (James), of Neely, Chad Roberts, of Neely, Chasity Roberts, of Petal; and two Step Grandchildren, Carson Luck, of Sumrall, Caroline Luck, of Sumrall.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


James Michael Palmer
December 31, 1954 - August 6, 2018





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