James M Gilstrap

james gilstrap
Funeral services for James Montice (Buddy James B.J.) Gilstrap, 81, of Daingerfield will be at 1 P.M., Friday, May 27, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Daingefield with the Rev. Travis Bowie officiating. Burial will follow at Daingerfield Cemetery under direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. of Hughes Springs. Mr. Gilstrap will lie in state at the funeral home Thursday afternoon and evening, and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Gilstrap died Saturday, May 21 at his residence. He was born January 1, 1930 in Daingerfield to Herman and Ida Mae (Oakroy) Gilstrap in Daingerfield. He was a lifetime member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church and attended Rock Hill Elementary and J.J. Rhoads High School, all in Daingerfield. Mr. Gilstrap attended Butler College and Wiley College. He is survived by two sisters: Verda M. Allen, his caregiver and confidante, of Daingerfield and Mary J. Brannon of Portland, OR; and one niece and husband Phyllis Allen and Tyrone Thomas of Azusa CA; two nephews and wives James and Linda Brannon and Michael and Tara Brannon, all of Portland; one aunt Cleo Gilstrap of Dallas and many other relatives and friends.

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