Services for Lamar Maten were held Saturday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Rev. James O. Petermann officiating. Burial was in Itawamba Memorial Gardens. Maten, 91, died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Unit. He was born April 1, 1929, in Gilbertown, Ala., to Julius and Kate Jackson Maten. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Baldwyn. He was a veteran, serving in the United States Air Force. He was retired as a civilian items parts manager at the Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga., where he received the prestigious award for Item Parts Manager of the Year for the United States Air Force in 1982. He was an avid golfer and fisherman, and he enjoyed camping, and traveling with his wife. He especially enjoyed spending time at his cabin at Pickwick. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Patricia Wallace Maten of Guntown; one son, Kevin Maten of Franklin, Tenn.; one grandson, Hunter Maten of Springhill, Tenn.; one sister, Mildred Doggett of New Carlisle, Ohio. He was preceded in death by one sister, Christine Whatley; and his parents. Pallbearers were John Evans, Andy Wallace, Garry Wallace, Jesse Allen, Hunter Maten, and Todd Warner.
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