Mr. John “J. H." Willingham, JR, age 90, of Menlo, GA died Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at OakviewNursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Willingham was born April 3, 1919 in Chattooga County, GA, the son of the late John Henry Willingham, SR and Arrie Lasater Willingham. He was retired from Mt. Vernon Millsand was also a farmer. Mr. Willingham was a member of the Chelsea Baptist Church wherehe taught the Men’s Sunday School Class for over 50 years. He was the oldest living memberof Chelsea Baptist Church.  Mr. Willingham was preceded in death by a son, Connie Willingham;two daughters, Jean McGraw and Shirley McCrickard. Surviving is his wife of 69 years, Mozelle Willingham; daughter and son-in-law, Betty Sue and John Marshall; son & daughter-in-law, Lonnie and Sue Willingham; 6 Grandchildren; and 14 Great Grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p. m. Saturday, July 18, 2009 at Mason Funeral HomeChapel with Rev. Mike Odom and Rev. Dean Tapp officiating. Burial will follow in AMI


  Active pallbearers will be Don McGraw, John Marshall, Buddy McCrickard, BillyEdwards, Donald McGraw, and Labranne Willingham. Honorary pallbearers will be all Nurses and CNA’s from Oakview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Willingham will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Friday, July 17, 2009. Mason Funeral Home is directing. For guestbook, please go online to