William Harrison Armour, Sr.

William Harrison Armour, Sr.

William Harrison Armour, Sr. died October 11, 2014 at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi.

He was a retired instructor for the Great Rivers Vocational Technical School in McGehee and was the first black person elected to the Lakeside School Board in Lake Village.

Mr. Armour attended college at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, however prior to graduating he joined the United States Navy. He later returned to college and earned degrees from Olive Harvey College and Chicago State University.

Mr. Armour also pastored at Holy Kingdom Church in Lacey, and later, Block Temple COGIC in Portland, West Side COGIC in Lake Village, and Holy Deliverance in Warren.

He was born on June 11, 1941 and was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Armour.

He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Gladys Terry and Clara Tarr; and a brother, Leviticus Armour, Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Edna Brown Armour; sons, Danny Armour of San Diego, California, Michael Armour, William Armour, Jr. (Kerry) both of Louisville, Kentucky, Myron Armour (Yvette) of Orlando, Florida; daughters, Gwendolyn Smith (McKinnley) of Lake Village, Naomi Adkins (Michael) of San Diego, California, Monica Beason (Stacey) of Bowling Green, Kentucky; sisters, Ruby Woods of Chicago, Illinois, Dorothy Young, Velma Johnson, Linda Armour all of Lake Village, and brother, Thomas Armour, Jr (Rose) of Lake Village; brothers-in-law Kenneth Tarr of Chicago, Illinois, David Brown (Melanie) of Clarkston, Michigan and James Love of Lake Village; a sister-in-law, Idella Brown, of Lake Village; an aunt, Ida B. Johnson of Memphis, Tennessee; 20 Grandchildren; 16 Great-Grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.