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Jerry Francis Ainsworth, Sr

  • Birth 20 May 1935 Mississippi, USA
  • Death 17 Aug 2011
  • Burial Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 75141134

Jerry Francis Ainsworth, 76, passed from this earth to his heavenly home on August 17, 2011 after an extended illness. He was born on May 20, 1935 in Jackson, Mississippi to Lexi and Travis Ainsworth.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Francis Ainsworth, II; his mother and father; his sister and brother-in-law, LaNita and Bob Barnett; his brother-in-law, David Overall; and his sisters-in-law, Hazel Watkins.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Jobie Ainsworth of Hattiesburg; his daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Charlie Evers of Madison; two grandsons, Taylor and Jackson of Madison; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mike and Margie Overall of Jackson; sister-in-law, Ava Overall of Fort Pierce, Fla.; seven nieces, two nephews and a number of great-nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ainsworth was a member of Temple Baptist Church for 64 years, a member of the Sunday school class and a member of the Celebration Choir. He was chaplain of the Forrest County jail until his health declined. He and his family owned Hattiesburg Manufacturing Company for a number of years. He was assistant manager for Zenith TV Corporation in Lewisburg, Penn. and plant manager at Custom Wood Products in Roanoke, Va. He was very talented in woodworking, building many pieces of furniture for his family. He served our country in the U.S. Army and was scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 70 for many years.

Visitation will be held Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. at Hardy Street Baptist Church followed by services at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hardy Street Baptist Church in his memory.

(Obituary published in The Hattiesburg American, Hattiesburg, MS, 08/19/11)


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  • Created by: Caroline Passmore
  • Added: 19 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75141134
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jerry Francis Ainsworth, Sr (20 May 1935–17 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75141134, citing Highland Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Caroline Passmore (contributor 47201760) .