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James A. Senter Obituary

Submitted by: Michael Crosby

Source: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Nov. 1946


 Nov. 1946

Professor J.A. Senter,  Veteran educator and resident of Verona for the past 26 years , died of a heart attack at his home at 5 a.m. Tuesday. He passed his 75 birthday in August and was in apparent good health up to the moment of his fatal illness.

Mr. Senter was reared in Itawamba County  , taught school there for a number of years and was elected County Superintendent of Education in which post he served with distinction and honor. He was a founder of the Itawamba County Agricultural High School and served as its superintendent for several years.

Moving to Lee County , Mr. Senter became superintendent of the Verona High School . A post which he held until his retirement about two years ago. Hundreds of his pupils over North Mississippi loved him and are saddened because of his
death. He was a kindly Christian gentleman and his influence will live long after him.

Mr. Senter held several offices in the Baptist church , of which he was a loyal  life long member. He was teacher of the men's Bible Class in the Verona Baptist Church.

He leaves his wife Mrs. Vona Grady Senter; a daughter Mrs. Ruble Griffin of Verona; Two sons Grady Senter of Mobile and Paul Senter of Tupelo; five sisters Mrs.'s Molly Graham of Jackson, Mrs. Luther Bookout of Santa Rosa Texas, Mrs. Will Brown of Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Mrs. J. T. Holley of Spigler Oklahoma, and Mrs. Mittie Copeland of San  Benito, Calif.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements for his services are incomplete pending arrival of his son from Mobile, Ala. Pallbearers will be members of his Sunday school class. Honorary pallbearers will be his many friends.