May 10, 2010
WEST POINT — James Milton Dill, 91, died Sunday at his home in West Point. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bros. David Parker and R.C. Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Cairo Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home. He was born Jan. 17, 1919, in Woodland to the late Mattie Lee Howard Dill and John Andrew Dill. He was retired from the U.S. Army with 22 years service and worked as a security guard. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938, then the United States Army during World War II in the Pacific and in Korea. He was awarded the Korean Service Ribbon with five battle stars. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the Phillipine Liberation Medal with one battle star, the American Defense Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He was a founding member and ordained deacon in the original Bible Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pearlie Mae Andrews Dill, and all his siblings, Felix Dill, Aubrey Dill, Mary Evelyn Whatley, Arneta Orman and Jack “Oris” Dill. Survivors include his daughter, Janice Pearl Dill, and his grandchildren. Pallbearers are Jason Orman, James Howard Dill, Jammy Whatley, Charlie Whatley and Herman Whatley. Memorials may be made to Cairo Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Jack Thompson, 5381 Hopewell Road, Cedar Bluff, MS 39741.