Jean Oldham

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BROOKHAVEN, Miss. Jean Ratliff Oldham, 101, formerly of Jackson, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at her home.She was born April 30, 1911 in Clinton, Miss.She taught school for a brief period of time after graduating from Mississippi College. The rest of her life was spent as a devoted homemaker.Preceding Jean were her parents; six brothers; one sister; and Sam Oldham Sr., her husband of 69 years.Survivors are Bettye Oldham Ware and husband, Clifton, of St. Paul, Minn., Sam E. Oldham Jr. and wife, Carolyn, of Brookhaven; and Scott C. Oldham, of Chattanooga. There are also five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.Mrs. Oldham was a member of the First Christian Church while living in Jackson, and a member of the First United Methodist Church when she moved to Brookhaven in 2002.Visitation is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven.Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, Miss.If you would like to leave a comment to the family, you can do so at

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