Daily Corinthian Newspaper,
Corinth, MS dated Jan. 25, 1971
WILLIAM TOMLINSON, 89, SUCCUMBS, RITES TUESDAY
William Lytle Tomlinson, who had extensive land holdings in Tippah
County, died at 5:25 a.m. today at Care Inn Nursing Home in Corinth. He
was 89. A resident of Walnut, Tomlinson was a steward for 40 years at
Campground Methodist Church later named an honorary steward. He served
as trustee for the church parsonage for several years and served for 12
years as trustee on the Alcorn County School Board. He was a member of
the Alcorn County Board of Education for 10 years. He also served for 15
years on the Alcorn County Welfare Board.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Campground Methodist
Church with the Rev. J.E. Long and the Rev. L.R. Shumaker officiating.
Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, W.L. Tomlinson, Jr. of Walnut, Raymond
Tomlinson of Jackson, Mississippi, Brewer Tomlinson of Kossuth; two
daughters, Mrs. Loyce Gilliam of Munford, Tennessee, and Mrs. Bennett
Harrison of Walnut; four brothers, Jim Tomlinson of Greenville, South
Carolina, Grady Tomlinson and Willis Tomlinson, both of Walnut and Claud
Tomlinson of Kansas City, Missouri; three sisters, Mrs. T.J. Newman and
Mrs. James George, both of Memphis and Mrs. Clyde Hopper of Walnut; 12
grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Pat Harrison, Paul W. Tomlinson, John B.
Tomlinson, Ray Tomlinson, Wallace Tomlinson, W.L. Tomlinson, III.
McPeters Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.