James Oliver “Tincy” Gant

A graveside service for Mr. James Oliver “Tincy” Gant of Elliott will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 22, at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery near Duck Hill. Rev. Billy Little will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Jacob Bennett, Keith Norris, John Fly, Richard Hood, Jack Blakely, and Teddy Ford.

Visitation will be Monday, August 22, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Oliver Funeral Home.

James Oliver “Tincy” Gant, 92, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2022, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born to Joseph Tilman and Florence Moore Gant on March 19, 1930. He was a member of Elliott Baptist Church, served in the US Army, and was a former Masonic Lodge member. Before retiring, he worked for the former McQuay Corporation in Grenada.

Mr. Gant is survived by his longtime friend, Larraine Love; sister-in-law, Margaret Gant and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and four sisters.

7 thoughts on “James Oliver “Tincy” Gant

  1. So many,many people will miss this kind , generous
    and caring Gentleman. He brought joy to so many with Christian love and caring. He enjoyed his life with friends to the fullest. He brings joy and love with him to the Spirit world, Godd bless him!,,,, Dr Tarsi


  2. I am very sorry to hear about Mr. Tincy Gant passing away. He was always so nice, truthful, honest, helpful to anyone. Tincy had so many talents that’s it’s hard to name them all. God Comfort his family,& friends during this time.


  3. I have known Mr. Tincy Gant for many years. I worked at the McQuay Corporation when Mr. Gant worked there. I have known to a straight honest man. He trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as his
    Savior. He was a hard working man, intelligent, thoughtful, and a
    kind individual. I will miss him as
    well as his many friends and relatives. I consider myself lucky to have known Mr. Gant


  4. It was always a special time with Tincy..ice cream that only he could make, his Model A Ford in the Christmas parade, smoke sausage from south MS, car club events, Great Race trips, stories about Elliott before Camp McCain. Thankful for the memories and his friendship.


  5. My sisters and I are so saddened by Mr Tincy’s death. Our aunt, Della Rosamond married Tobe Moore and her stories of the Gant and Moore families and their brilliance, love for each other and curiosity of this world remain with us.

    Mr Tincy shared his life in so many gentle ways with others. I feel so blessed to have been touched by this special man and his family. He made our world a kinder place.
    My sincere condolences to his friend and family.
    Rita Leverette Royals, Madison, MS


  6. I’ve known Tincy for many, many years. My grandparents lived 1/4 mile down the Hwy from their store. I went back to Elliot today and saw that his beautiful home had burned and heard that he passed away. His whole family was so sweet. When I would visit I’d go with my aunt sometimes when she sat with his mother. Tincy was a sweetheart and will be missed so much. RIP Tincy


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