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James Tramel

BATESVILLE — James Edward “Doc” Tramel Jr., 90, died Saturday, May 14, 2016, at his home.

Funeral services were held May 16, 2016, at Wells Funeral Home.

Doc was born Nov. 14, 1925, in Lafayette County to the late James Edward Tramel Sr. and Julia Ann Ray Tramel. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Doc first retired from the Brookhaven City Schools after 30 years of service where he was school district superintendent from 1967 to 1982. Doc and his wife, Lorraine, then moved to Batesville, where he served as high school principal at South Panola in 1982 and 1983. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lorraine Sorrells Tramel of Batesville; son, James Edward Tramel III of Buford, Georgia; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Judith Carole Conner; two sisters, Lucy Leigh Morrow, Daisy Estelle Tramel, and one brother, Bobbie Little Tramel.

Memorial contributions in honor of Doc Tramel may be made to either Shady Grove Baptist Church, 1638 Shady Grove Road, Batesville, MS or Baptist Childrens Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027.