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Jackson Daily News
Wednesday, June 7, 1972
John B. Bynum
PRENTISS - Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from Prentiss Baptist Church for John B. Bynum, 76, of Prentiss, who died Friday afternoon at the Jefferson Davis County Hospital where he had been a patient for one week. Interment followed in the Prentiss Cemetery with Saulters Funeral Home in charge.
Bynum was a native of the Sumrall area of Lamar County. He attended public schools there and later was graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. For a number of years he taught school in the counties of Lamar, Marion, Greene, Covington and Jefferson Davis. From 1944 to 1960 he served as a county superintendent of education of Jefferson Davis County.
He was an active member of the Prentiss Baptist Church and for at least 50 years he had taught Sunday School in the various communities where he ad resided.
He was a veteran of World War One and a member of the Jefferson Davis County Election Commission, had served as a member of the Jefferson Davis County Democratic Executive Committee, the town of Prentiss Democratic Executive Committee and was an Advisor To Registrants of the Jefferson Davis County Selective Service Board.
He was currently serving as secretary of the Jefferson Davis County Chamber of Commerce, a post he had held for several years following his retirement. He was also a substitute mail carrier from the Prentiss Post Office.
In November of 1971 he and his wife observed their golden wedding anniversary.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Flora McIver Bynum of Prentiss; one son, Jimmy Bynum of Mandeville, La.; three daughters, Mrs. Edwin Luper of Jackson, Mrs. Lloyd Livingston of Prentiss and Mrs. Bruce Edmonds of Sicily Island, La.; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Howard Bynum of Jackson, Gordon Bynum and Terrell Bynum, both of Sumrall; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie McQueen of Hattiesburg, Mrs. Robert Bobinger, Mrs. Waldo Ford and Mrs. Dewey Robertson, all of Baton Rouge, La.