COLUMBUS — Willie James Jethrow, 82, died July 10, 2019, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Providence Church, with the Rev. Timothy Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Stallion Cemetery. Visitation is from noon-6 p.m. today at Century Hairston Funeral Home. Century Hairston Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Jethrow was born Nov. 15, 1936, in Columbus, to the late Sally Mae Cheeks Jethrow and Willie Lee Jethrow. He is survived by his children, Earnest Ballard, Bertha Ballard, Sallie Stevenson, Willie Jethrow Jr., Ethel Jethrow, Georgia Davis, Lori Murray, Carolyn Fields and Yarnell Jethrow, all of Columbus; brother, Eddie Jethrow; sisters, Lillie Williams of Columbus and Catherine Jones of St. Louis, Missouri; 20 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on July 17, 2019
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