George Madison WootenPublished 12:00am Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Jan. 4, 1920 – Dec. 9, 2012
NATCHEZ — Services for George Madison Wooten, 92, of Natchez, who died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at his residence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Highland Baptist Church with the Rev. David McGuffee officiating.
Burial will follow at Lucien Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church.
Mr. Wooten was born Jan. 4, 1920, in Lincoln County, the son of Prentiss Perry Wooten and Ada Esteller Posey Wooten. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church and served as a deacon Cliff Temple, Calvary and Highland Baptist Churches.
Mr. Wooten enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends. He also enjoyed gardening and worked at Schlumberger for more than 35 years.
Mr. Wooten served for four years in the U.S. Army Air Corp and worked in the CCC for two years. He loved driving the big John Deere tractor to plant pine trees.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Ann Butler Wooten; three sisters, Margie Estelle W. Wilkerson and husband, Tildon, Thelma Rachel W. White and husband, Garland, and Mamie Dell W. Lyons; two brothers, James Vernon Wooten and wife, Lillian W. Linder, and Paul Perry Wooten.
Survivors include four daughters, Wandra W. Dees and husband, T. Joe, of Golden, Mo., Gail W. Walker and husband, Donald, of McGee, Carla W. Sanders and husband, Anthony, of Mendenhall and Betty W. Brown and husband, Bill, of Natchez; one son, George Leslie Wooten and wife, Peggy W., of Natchez; one sister-in-law, Yvonne Wooten; one brother-in-law, Ben Lyons; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Walker, Josh Walker, Clark Walker, Brook Sanders, Patrick Sanders and Daniel Brown.
Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Wooten and Craig Wooten.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.