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1936 James 2022

James E. Coulter

March 24, 1936 — August 1, 2022

Funeral services for Mr. James E. Coulter will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Victory Baptist Church in Bassfield. Interment, with the observance of Military Honors, will follow in Double Church Cemetery. Dr. Jim Roberson and Dr. Nathan Barber will officiate. Mr. Coulter, age 86, entered into the eternal rest of his Lord Monday afternoon, August 1, 2022, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. The family will receive friends Friday evening, August 5, 2022 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Saulters Moore Funeral Home. James Earnest Coulter was born on March 24, 1936 in Bassfield, MS to Irvin and Lille Mae Penton Coulter. James graduated from Bassfield High School, where he played football. After graduating high school, he would go on to marry his sweetheart, Daisy Hutchison Coulter, with whom he would enjoy 65 years of marriage. To this happy union, 2 children were born. Sadly, James and Daisy would say goodbye to their son, Mark, in 2006, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mr. Coulter retired after 35 years of service as a machine operator with the Warren Company (formerly Fontaine) in Collins, MS. James and Daisy especially enjoyed retirement. Many happy hours were spent as James and Daisy would have Renette and Curtis in their home one week, for a time of visiting over a good cup of coffee, with James and Daisy visiting in Renette and Curtis' home the next week. It has been facetiously said of James that 3 things had to be perfect; his yard, his hair and his clothes. In reality, he took lots of pride in his yard and anything else he was involved with. One of his greatest joys came from caring for the House of God. James loved his church, Victory Baptist; he would set his alarm for 5:30 AM on Sundays in order to make certain the church building was ready for the worship of God. James will also be remembered as a fabulous baker. He loved making cakes, pies and candies for not only his family, but also his church family. Among all the delectables that he made, he was especially known for his Peanut Brittle, Italian Cream Cheese Cake and his Chocolate Cake. Mr. Coulter was a member of Victory Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Irvin and Lille Mae Coulter; his son, Mark Coulter; 2 brothers, Lyndell Coulter and Travis Coulter and his sister, Olivia Saulters. His memory will forever by cherished by his beloved wife of 65 years, Daisy Hutchison Coulter of Bassfield; daughter, Belinda Coulter Dowdy (Jerry) of Collins; daughter-in-law, Jenny Coulter of Collins; The legacy of their PawPaw will also live on through his grandsons, Tristan Coulter (finace' Jordan Dunaway) of Liberty, MS, Evan Coulter (finace' Hannah Reed) of Alabaster, AL; granddaughter, Gaylan Gentry (A.J.) of Prentiss; sister, Renette Coulter McRaney (Curtis) of Collins; step-grandson, Brandon Dowdy (Jessica) of Florence; step-granddaughter, Tricha Davis (Jeffery) of Florence and step great-grandchildren, Maddix, Zoey, Ella Rose, Magnolia and Sunny Dowdy, Adeline, Hayden and Presley Davis. Mr. Coulter also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers are Greg McRaney, William King, Trent Hanegan, Garrett McClure, Hal Bullock, Willie Jones, Dr. Martin Harvey and Dr. Randy Hathorn. Honorary pallbearers include Curtis McNeil, Clifford Rutland and W.L. Bagley. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com
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