The Meridian Star
Jason Adams Niles of Meridian, Miss. won his battle against kidney disease and cancer by going home to be with the Lord on Feb. 22, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Brown Niles, his Mother and Father, Jason A. Niles and Myrtis Gilliland Niles, a sister Victoria Lee Niles and two brothers, Dr. Henry C. Niles and John Swanson Niles. He is survived by his daughter, Emily Niles Wiley and husband Robert, as well as three grandchildren, Jason Wiley, Stephen Wiley and Melanie Wiley of Birmingham, Ala. He is also survived by sister-in –laws Sammie Niles and Jean McKenzie Grant, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Kosciusko High School and from the University of Mississippi Pharmacy School, class of 1951. While at Ole Miss he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, serving as President his Senior Year. He has been a lifelong member of the Ole Miss Alumni Association and proud supporter since graduation. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force, serving at Luke Air Force Base as the Chief Pharmacist of the 3600th Air Force Base Hospital. Upon discharge he was employed as a community pharmacist in Jackson, MS. In 1960 he went to work for Eli Lilly and Company as a Sales Representative and maintained that position until retiring in December of 1989.
He was a long time member of 1st Presbyterian Church in Meridian, Miss., where he served as a deacon and Elder. He was named Elder Emeritus in 2009. For the past 2 ? years he lived in Birmingham, Ala. and was able to spend time with his daughter’s family. While in Birmingham he attended Lakeside Baptist Church, where he was welcomed and supported by the Chapel Sunday School Class and the Senior Ministry.
The family would like to thank Cahaba Valley Dialysis in Birmingham, Ala. for their care and support over the past 2 ? years. The family also is thankful for the caregivers and staff of the ACTS Ministry and New Beacon Hospice in Birmingham. Their professional care, support and guidance helped to allow for precious quality time for the family in the final days before God called him home. The family requests any memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church (Meridian) Building Fund, French Camp Academy, Alabama Kidney Foundation or any other charity of choice.
Arrangements are handled by Robert Barham Funeral Home in Meridian. Visitation for family and friends will be held at First Presbyterian Church on today, Feb. 25, 2014 from 9:30 a.m.- 11 a.m. with service immediately following. Burial and graveside service will be held at Magnolia Cemetery.