McVey, James T.


December 8, 1869 - December 3, 1951
Thro’ the shining gate,
Where the angels wait,
When the saints are marching in,
The redeemed shall come,
And be crowned at home,
When the saints are marching in.

James T. McVey was born December 8, 1869, at Madisonville, Kentucky, and was freed from the limitations of the flesh December 3, 1951, in McComb, Miss., where he had made his home for some years, after his retirement.
We have no information of his early life. His work in the Christian ministry began in 1896, when he was 27 years old. He was admitted into the ministry of the General Baptist Church, and served as an ordained minister in that denomination until he was received into the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in Orders, December 1906. In November 1920, at the De Ridder, La., session of the Louisiana Conference, he was transferred to this conference from the North Mississippi Conference, and assigned to the Boyce-Melrose charge. After that his appointments were as follows: Hornbeck, Greensburg, Baker, Jackson, Coviugton, Simsboro two years, Indian Bayou, Merryville and Bienville. He was retired November 1931.
Upon retirement he made his home near Hattiesburg, Miss., and later moved to McComb, Miss., where he spent his last years.
Mr. McVey married Miss Flora Adams February 28, 1894, and she was his companion in the Christian ministry through the many years of service in that sacred field. Mrs. McVey survives.
When these earthly ties are broken, our hearts feel the shock; but we do not sorrow as those having no hope. We rejoice in the assurance of the Savior, who said: “Because I live, you shall live also.”

Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, Pages 165, 1952 by Sidney A. Seegers.

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