Monday, November 19, 2012

James Olyn Gillett

Mr. , 74, died Sunday, November 18, 2012, at his home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 21st, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Wayne Hill officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gillett was born November 28, 1937, in Louisville, Mississippi. He retired after 42 years as a railroad engineer for Kansas City Southern, and was a farmer with many talents who could fix anything. He served in the Mississippi National Guard, and was a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Myrtle Pugh and Solon Upton Gillett.

Mr. Gillett is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dell Johns Gillett; two daughters, Brenda (Chuck) Donald, and Cassandra Fulton, both of Louisville, MS; two sisters, Carolyn (Dobbin) Johns of Louisville, MS, and Cathryn (Billy Charles) Stokes of Noxapater, MS; four grandchildren, Nicholaus (Karla) Fulton, Mallory Donald, Macy Donald, and Katlin Fulton; and one great grandchild, Anna Grace Fulton.

Pallbearers are Nick Fulton, Joe Johns, Dobbin Johns, Bob Johns, Todd Russell, Billy Charles Stokes, Joey Johns, and Chuck Donald. Honorary Pallbearers are Employees of Kansas City Southern Railroad.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Louisville; or Palmer Home for Children. To sign the guest register, go to