Mr. James Edgar Pickett, 99, died Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, Sept. 4th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Noxapater, MS. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:30 PM until service time at the Porter Funeral Home. Mr. Pickett was born March 25, 1914, in Noxapater, MS. He was retired from farming and construction, and was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ava Pearl Pickett; and a son, Jimmy Dale Pickett. He is survived by a son, Eddie (Kathy) Pickett of Madison, MS; a daughter, Barbara Jo Pickett of Ft. Smith, FL; a step-daughter, Judy (Fern) LaChance of Dalzell, SC; a daughter-in-law, Diane Pickett of Noxapater; two sisters, Dorothy Williford of Frost Proof, FL, and Billie Irby of Collierville, TN; a brother, Byron Pickett of Florida; 9 grandchildren, David Barbee, Danna Barbee Huddleston, Dale (Kathryn) Pickett, Darrin (Lynda) Pickett, Denise ( Doug) Hepp, Kaytie (Drew) Hayslett, Tallie (Daniel) Anderson, Patrick LaChance, and Ryan LaChance; and 9 great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to CARA Animal Rescue and Adoption, (carams.org) 960 N. Flag Chapel Rd, Jackson, MS, 39209.