Meridian Star


February 1, 2007

Friday, February 2, 2007

Jacob Ray Gibbs


FOREST — Services for Jacob Ray Gibbs will be held today at 10 a.m. at Ott and Lee Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ryan Culpepper officiating. Burial will be in Hazel Baptist Church.

Mr. Gibbs, 78, of Lake, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, in his home. he was a native of Newton County and had been a resident of the Gibbstown Community for most of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army. He served in World War II and the Korean War.

He loved watching football and traveling.

Survivors include his sons, David Gibbs and his wife, Carolyn, and Mike Gibbs and his wife, Michelle, all of Lake; a sister, Lee Pinson and her husband, Huey, of Seminary; sisters-in-law, Jean Gibbs of Lawrence, Inez Gibbs of Philadelphia, Tabitha Williams and her husband, Charles, of Hickory and Maurine Williamson and her husband, Charlie, of Collinsville; grandchildren, Carmen Robinson and her husband, Thomas, Kristin Boykin and her husband, Sammy, Brandi McDill and her husband, Brad, Justin Gibbs and his wife, Lacey, Jacob Gibbs and Josie Gibbs; great-grandchildren, Casey Robinson, Cody Robinson, Chase Robinson, Levi Boykin, Julie Boykin, Braxton McDill, Bailey McDill and Drew Gibbs; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, “Red” Frances Melfaline Hurst Gibbs; parents, Levi and Carrie Hollingsworth Gibbs; two sisters and two brothers.

Pallbearers will be Danny Edmonds, Michael Edmonds, Michael Wooten, Thomas Robinson, Sammy Boykin and Brad McDill.

Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Gibbs, Jacob Gibbs, Doyle Gibbs, Billy Joe Gibbs, Chester Dearing and Zack Edwards.

Tommy F. Culpepper

FOREST — Services for Tommy F. Culpepper will be held today at 2 p.m. at Ott and Lee Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Larry Laird and Steve Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

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