James Huffman Guyse, age 89, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at his residence in Morton, MS. His visitation will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 12:00 PM until 1:15 PM at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS. His services will take place in our Funeral Home Chapel at 1:30 PM. His burial will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl, MS. Rev. Spencer Sullivan and Rev. Guy Hughes will officiate under the direction of Wolf Funeral Services.
James was on July 7, 1934, in Scott County, MS to William A. Guyse and Mamie Irene Huffman. He lived most of his life in Scott County, MS and was a member of Pelahatchie Baptist Church in Pelahatchie, MS. James was a 1952 graduate of Forest High School and obtained his B. S. Degree at Mississippi State where he played in the Band and later graduated from Jackson School of Law. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S Army for two years and the National Guard fof two years. Upon returning home he was an insurance adjuster for several companies, then worked at the V.A. as a Claims Adjuster and then served as a Judge with the USDA until retirement. In his later years he enjoyed his cows, horses, dogs, cats and he really enjoyed traveling.
James is preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Irene Guyse; his sister, Doris Jean Leahey and his brother, William A. Guyse, Jr. He is survived by his wife of sixty-seven years, Carolyn Guyse of Morton, MS; his two daughters, Jayne Guyse (Steve Bayer) of Salt Lake City, UT and Gayle Statham (Mark) of Huntsville, AL; his brother, Robert Guyse (Sue) of Poplarville, MS; two grandchildren, Matt Statham (Tammy) and Lara Statham and one great grandchild, Amelia “Emma” Statham.
Pallbearers will be Kent Pickett, Mike McKay, Lyle Tate, Matt Statham, Clyde Guyse and R. P. Vanderford.