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Jimmy Faulkner, nephew of William, dies at 78

24 December 2001


OXFORD, Miss. — James Murry “Jimmy” Faulkner, 78, died Monday, Dec. 24, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

The widower of Nancy Watson Faulkner, he was a retired architect and contractor with Faulkner Construction, and lectured throughout the United States on the life and times of his uncle, William Faulkner.

He served with the U.S. Marines during World War II and the Korean Conflict before retiring as a lieutenant colonel. For his service, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the World War II Victory Ribbon, and the Pacific Theatre Ribbon. He was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Meg Faulkner Du Chaine of Oxford; two sons, James Murry Faulkner Jr. of Jackson and Thomas Wesley Faulkner of Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; a brother, M. C. “Chooky” Falkner of Oxford; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

A memorial service titled “The Burial of the Dead: A Celebration of the Life of James Murry ‘Jimmy’ Faulkner, July 18, 1923 - December 24, 2001,” took place at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford on Thursday, December 27, 2001, with the Rev. Wilson Webb officiating. He was buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford.

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