|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1918|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1973|
Son of Lenard L Lee.His Mother Bessie Owen buried in Brooklym Cem. Brooklym, MS.
Drown in small pond in McLaurin. James Otis Lee X-Wife Buried in Memorial Gardens Cem. in Mosselle, MS. Mellie Marie Graham Lee Davis. They had 6 Children Marie, Linda, Evelyn, James Jr., Lenard, & Robert E Lee.
Otis Lee rites to be Wednesday
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home chapel for Otis Lee, 60, caretaker at Johnson State Park, who was drowned Saturday afternoon in a farm-fishing pond just south of McLaurin.
The Rev. Garland Mclnnis will officiate. Burial will be in McLaurin Cemetery
The body will be in state after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs Marie Hariel of Poplarville, Mrs Linda Cromwell of Moselle and Mrs Evelyn Holcomb of Hattiesburg; three sons, James Otis Lee Jr. of Moselle Lenard of Petal and Robert E. USMC Iceland; a brother, Floyd Lee of Mobile; and three sisters.
Drowns in fishing pond near Mclaurin
The body of Otis Lee, about 60, was recovered from a small fishing pond located on a farm just south of Mclaurin around 7 p.m. Saturday.
Officials launched the search for Lee, who had been caretaker at Johnson State Park for four months, after the owner of the farm were Lee lived alone in a house trailer discovered a fishing boat overturned in the pond about 4 p.m. and failed to locate Lee.
Farm owner C.W. Johnson said he also found a 16 gauge unloaded shotgun lying on the seat of a second boat and a fishing pole floating in the pond.
Johnson, who had gone to the farm to get some corn, is superintendent of Johnson State Park.
The Forrest County Sheriff's department sent units to the area and called in several rescue teams, including one unit of the Hattiesburg Fire Dept. Dragging operations began shortly after dark.
Neighbors said Lee was a native of McLaurin but had been living eleswhere for several years. He returned a few months ago to take the job at the state park.
Coroner Harry Phillips went to the scene Saturday night and held an inquest. Phillips ruled that death had been caused by accidental drowning, authorities said.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Lenard L Lee (1888 - 1925)
Bessie Owen Daw (1898 - 1967)
Mellie Marie Graham Davis (1922 - 1999)
Linda Joyce Lee Cromwell (1941 - 2000)*
Evelyn Doris Lee (1943 - 2002)*
James Otis Lee (1949 - 2008)*
Robert E Lee (1954 - ____)*
James Floyd Lee (1914 - 1992)*
James Otis Lee (1918 - 1973)
Joyce Flora Lee (1920 - 1994)*
Rae Virgina Lee Matlock (1926 - 2011)*
Katie Odell Daw Leaman (1935 - 1990)**
Maintained by: Lee Graham Family
Originally Created by: Robert E. Lee
Record added: Apr 06, 2006
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