Published 11:09 am Saturday, February 8, 2014

James Augu????????st Montegut Jr.

February 4, 2014

James August Montegut Jr., 86, of Picayune, Miss., passed away peacefully at home on February 4, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.  A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1000 Goodyear Blvd., Picayune.

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Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 10-11:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

Father Joseph Trinh will officiate the service.

A native of New Orleans, LA, he was a retired Manager with the United States Postal Service located in New Orleans, LA, a United States Army Veteran, and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. James enjoyed golfing with his wife and sons. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, James August Montegut Sr. and Camille Agnes Graff Montegut; his two sisters, Gloria Piegts and Vera Comstock.

Survivors include: his wife, Laverne Folse Montegut; his three sons, James “Jim” August Montegut III and wife Rhonda, Steven David Montegut and wife Glynis, Jeffrey Paul Montegut and wife Karen; his seven grandchildren, Nicole, Mindy, Brooke, Jamie, Evan, Heidi, and Heather; his eleven great grandchildren; and his sister, Verna Daspit.

Obituary, register book, and driving directions can be found on the internet page, at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society,; or St. Jude Children’s Resear

ch Hospital,

About Barbara Mizell

Barbara Mizell began working for the Picayune Item in 1993. She started during the "cut and paste" days of the newspaper, and was the first to create a newspaper page using the computer for the Item. She has served as Composing Supervisor and honorary Religion Editor. Of all the contributions she has made over her 20 years at the Item, she is most proud of the World War II book "The Greatest Generation." Barbara was born and raised in the White Sand Community on Lee Hill, she has also written many short stories about growing up on the hill.

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