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James Hitchcock

James Allen Hitchcock, 75, of Millersville passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at his home.

He was born June 8, 1946, in Delta, son of Sylvester and Imogen King Hitchcock. He and Karen Seabaugh were married Sept. 24, 1966, at Caney Fork Baptist Church in Daisy.

Jim worked at Procter and Gamble for over 29 years, retiring in 2002. From 1980 to 2006 he had the pleasure of being part of the farming operation of Seabaugh, Hitchcock and McLane. He was a member of Cape County Cowboy Church. Jim was a simple man. He loved farming, hunting, going to shooting matches, camping with friends, and attending church camp.

Loving survivors include his wife of 55 years, Karen Hitchcock of Millersville, a daughter, Kimberly (Toby) Cook of Millersville, and a granddaughter, Deana Cook (Dylan Maloney) of Millersville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Ellie Breckenridge.

Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Chapel B at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Funeral service will follow, at 2 p.m., at the funeral home, with the Pastor Jim Matthews officiating.

Interment will follow in Caney Fork Cemetery in Daisy.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Caney Fork Cemetery Fund or Fresenius Kidney Care Dialysis Center in Cape Girardeau.

Jim’s family would like to give a special thank you to all the doctors, nurses, and technicians at Fresenius Kidney Care Dialysis Center in Cape Girardeau who provided such diligent and kind care to him.

To send an online condolences to the family, visit McCombs Funeral Home website at; then click on the Tribute Wall tab of Jim’s personal obituary.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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