James E. "Jimmy" Price Jr.

March 10, 1926February 1, 2014

Mr. Price died on Saturday, February 1st at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born in Corinth on March 10, 1926 to the late James Emory Sr. and Ephia Bell Price. He was a graduate of Corinth High School – Class of ’43 and went on to attend Tulane University, North Carolina State College, University of Mississippi, Tulane University Law School, University of Mississippi Law School, and Saint John’s College at the University of Oxford where he obtained the world’s most prestigious award, Rhodes Scholar.

He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army, was a member of First Baptist Church – Corinth where he served as Chairman of the Deacons, Sunday School Teacher, and Training Union Teacher. Mr. Price was a lifetime member of the Corinth YMCA Board of Directors, coached 21 years for the YMCA baseball program, and served as past president at Hillandale Country Club, Corinth Welfare Association, and Corinth-Alcorn County United Way. He was former Director of Corinth – Alcorn County Chamber of Commerce, a member and past president of Corinth School Board, a member of the State Board of Education.

He was bestowed with the Corinth Rotary Service Award, Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award, Corinth’s Outstanding Citizen of 2001, Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award, and The Mississippi Bar 2011 Lawyer Citizenship Award. He served as the Attorney for Alcorn County, Alcorn County Electric Power Association, Alcorn County School District, and The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors, Corinth Municipal Separate School District, and the Tishomingo County Municipal School District. He was also a member of the Alcorn County Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Along with his parents, Mr. Price was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Rohde.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Brown Price; one son, James E. Price, III and wife Ruth; three daughters, Deborah Brunt and husband Jerry, Karen Butler and husband Skip, and Judy Lilly and husband Steve; ten grandchildren, Megan and husband Logan, Amanda and husband Sam, Charity and husband Jonathan, Jet and wife Kristen, Christy, Shannon, Brittany, Katherine, James IV, and Hannah; and a host of friends.


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, February 4, 2014
  • Reception of Friends Monday, February 3, 2014
  • In State Tuesday, February 4, 2014

James E. "Jimmy" Price Jr.

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February 6, 2014

Debra, so sorry I was not able to attend Jimmy's services. I have been involved with my parents who are both bed-bound. He was a valuable member of our community, as his obituary confirms, and a gifted servant in our church. I know you will miss him but rejoice at the same time that he is in the presence of our Savior.

Connie Evers

February 6, 2014

Judy was my Supervisor at Biblica US Inc and the best manager I have ever had; and still a great friend. She spoke very highly of her Dad and Mom and I know she will miss her daddy but has the assurance that he is enjoying his eternity with the Lord. My prayers for comfort and peace are with your family during this time of mourning and recovery.

David Palmer

February 5, 2014

It is with deep regret that I was unable to visit with you, and attend Jimmy's service. He was a dear friend for many years, and a good neighbor. It was my good fortune to serve with him on the school board and several committees at The Alliance. His ability to recognize, evaluate, and solve was amazing! Many, many people who never knew him will benefit from his expertise, now and in the future. David Palmer

Jan Clark Jones

February 5, 2014

Judy was my roommate at Mississippi College for 2 years. She and I were both daddy's girls! Mine too is with Jesus. I am praying for the Price family. We will see our Dad's again.

Brenda Rogers

February 4, 2014

Deborah my prayers for you and your family. I know the loss of a daddy is so unbearable, I ask God to give your heart peace and comfort knowing he is well and happy now with Our Godly Father.

February 4, 2014

Herby & I were at the CHS football field several years ago when Mr. Price was awarded the distinguished Alumni of the Year Award. As the announcer read his resume, I thought about how the world could sure use a few more Mr. Prices! What an amazing and honorable life he led. Praying for all of you. Herby & Cindy Key (Corinth, MS)

February 4, 2014

We are so saddened to learn of Jimmy's passing. We have always held him in the highest regard. Will be remembering all of you in prayer. Kellie & Janie Holder (Corinth, MS)

Joan Robertson

February 4, 2014

I'm so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to give your parent up. My prayers are with you in the days and weeks to come. I still miss my dad so much. With time it gets better.
Joan Robertson
Joy class .....Olive Baptist Church

February 3, 2014

We are sorry to hear of your loss. He was my Sunday school teacher for many years at Tate Baptist. We know he will be greatly missed in the community.

Don & Margaret Rutledge---Rienzi.MS

Sherry Baker Childers

February 3, 2014

I was so very sorry to hear about Mr Price. I've known him all of my life, and I always admired him. He was an outstanding attorney, a wonderful family man, and a fine Christian. My prayers are with you all.