July 31, 2018
SHUQUALAK — James Franklin Lockett, 76, died July 30, 2018. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ivy Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Ronald Anthony Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Macon. Lee-Sykes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Lockett was born Dec. 22, 1942, in Shuqualak, to the late Jeff and Callie C. Lockett. He was formerly employed with Boral Bricks and Trailboss Trailers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Albert Lee Lockett. He is survived by his wife, Martha Lee Lockett; children, Jacqueline Malone, Melvin Lockett and Margaret Frierson, all of Columbus; brothers, Henry Lockett, Charles L. Lockett and Lawrence Lockett, all of St. Louis, Missouri and David Lockett of Shuqualak; sisters, Jeanette Browning, Patricia Shamily and Katherine Naylor, all of St. Louis, Missouri, Daisy Benion of Elgin, Illinois, Mamie Jones and Trudy Alrefie, both of Shuqualak; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.