July 7, 2009
BELLEFONTAINE — James Paul Hitt, 64, died July 5, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Wise Funeral Home in Eupora with the Rev. Willy Weddle and Dr. David Booth officiating. Burial will follow at Embry Cemetery. Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Hitt was born July 15, 1944. He was a welder at B&W in West Point and a member of Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church of Webster County. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Hitt; brother, Ed Hitt; and a grandson, Craig Collum. He is survived by his wife Clara Hitt, of Bellefontaine; father and stepmother, Jesse and Billie Hitt, both of Bellefontaine; daughters, Paula Morris, of Oxford, and Jessica Green, of Bellefontaine; sister, Becky Nail; sons, Bill Mason, of Bellefontaine and Roy Hitt, of Eupora; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.