Jim Carraway, 82, died Saturday, May 6, 2017, at his home in Brandon.
He was born November 7, 1934, to Wood and Lela Carraway of Bassfield. Jim was a graduate of Bassfield High School and the University of Southern Mississippi, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
Jim had a long and active work life with both private and public service, which included: Director of Wildlife and Fisheries, MS State Air and Water Pollution Board, MS Manufacturers Association Board, Pearl River Valley Water Supply District Board, BIPEC Board, USM Executive Committee Alumni Association and USM Foundation Board. He worked for St. Regis Paper Company in Monticello and then retired from Champion International in Stanford, Connecticut. He was active in the Jeff Davis Country Forestry Association in retirement. He was an active member at Fannin United Methodist Church.
Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Catherine Carraway, two sons Kirk Carraway (wife Cindy) and Ken Carraway (wife Beth), both of Brandon. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, David Carraway (wife Mary Lynne) of McLean, Virginia. Jim had nine grandchildren who he loved dearly – Clinton, Amanda, Graham (wife Olivia), Molly, Kristina, Coleman, Carson, Brandon and Hannah.
Visitation was Tuesday, May 9, 2017, from 5 -7 p.m. and a memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The location for both was Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Fannin United Methodist Church (2851 Hwy. 471 Brandon, MS 39047) or Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital.