Meridian Star


March 22, 2014

Carlis “Bulldog” Kufel

MERIDIAN —     Services for Carlis “Bulldog” Kufel will be held today, Saturday, at Wright Funeral Home in Quitman at 1 p.m. with Rev. Charles Waddell and Rev. Taylor Wallace officiating.  Interment will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Quitman.

    Mr. Carlis Kufel, 91 passed to his heavenly home Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

    Mr. Kufel was a member of First Baptist Church of Quitman, where he taught youth boys in Sunday School for many years. He retired from Meridian Coca Cola Bottling Co. after 38 years and served as a Quitman Volunteer Fireman. After retirement he enjoyed meeting with his “buddies” at Hardees and visiting and eating lunch at the Senior Citizen Center “catching up on all the news”.

    His main hobby was visiting and talking, never meeting a stranger.  “Paw Paw” enjoyed all sports and with pride saw his grandchildren achieve in sports and other events.

    Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Kufel Murray (Larry) of Enterprise; a son, Larry Jimerson (Jeanette) of Butler, Ala.; a son-in-law, David Overby of Enterprise; four grandsons, Brent Overby of Birmingham, Ala.; Dustin Murray of Birmingham; Jay Jimerson of Butler, Ala.; and Shane Jimerson of Butler; one brother, Tony Kufel (Gertis) Houma, La.; ten great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty six years, Ruby Gibson Kufel and a daughter, Lena Kufel Overby.

    Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time for service

    Pallbearers will be Johnathan Jimerson, Jason Jimerson, Shane Jimerson, Jay Jimerson, Dustin Murray and Brent Overby.

    In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to your favorite church or charity.

    Online condolences can be given at

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