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Joe Louis Gholar

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Johnnie Brister Gynasium for Mr. Joe Louis Gholar, 74, who died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at Hattiesburg Health and Rehabilitation in Hattiesburg. Rev. Micheal Smith officiated with interment following in the Shady Grove M. B. Church cemetery in Silver Creek. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Joe Louis Gholar was born to the late Elmer and Lela Expose-Gholar in Silver Creek, MS. He was an active member of Shady Grove M. B. Church until his health began to fail.

He served on the trustee board, usher board, brotherhood, choir member and The Gholar Quartet. He married Bertha Gholar and to this union four children were born. He was employed at South Central Ready Mix for 27 years until his health failed.

He was preceded by his father and mother-in-law, Quitman and Willean Thomas; brothers, E. L. Gholar, M. L. Gholar and Paul Gholar; sisters, Ina B. Gholar and Martha (Doll) Gholar.

He is survived by his wife, Bertha Gholar; four children, Joe L. Gholar, Monique (Bobby) Duckworth, Tamara (Linton) Watts, Deon Gholar; adopted daughter, Sheletta Buckley and Amy Stubbs; two sisters, Margie Gholar and Clotee Longino; three brothers, Charles (Annie) Gholar, James (Gaynelle) Gholar, Bobby Ray (Kathrine) Barnes and god brother, Levernon Burnes; many other relatives and friends.