James “Mac” R. McCollum

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James “Mac” R. McCollum, 66, of Old Town, died at his home Monday, May 23, 2011. Mr. McCollum was born in Crenshaw, Miss., on October 31, 1944, to Travis and Earlene McCollum.  He moved to Old Town in 1963  where he was employed for 30 years at Cross City Correctional. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Vickie McCollum; sons, Eddie Boyd, of Palm Bay and William Poston, of Old Town; daughters, Jane R. (Loyde) Dunham, of Trenton, Jamie R. (Johnny) McElreath, of Ga., and Ginny Hutnik, of Cross City; sister, Nancy Keen, of Interlachen; 12 grandchildren, four nieces, three nephews and two great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Travis McCollum and Earlene Williamson; stepfather, Ivey Williamson; and brother Edward McCollum.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25  at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Royce Hanshew officiating.  Interment followed at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation was Tuesday evening, May 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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