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Obituaries – Nov. 7, 2013

Jerry Leon Logan

COFFEEVILLE—Jerry Leon Logan, 70, of Coffeeville passed away Saturday, November 2, 2013, at his residence.
  Born October 11, 1943,  in Yalobusha County, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary Harrison Logan. Mr. Logan served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Vietnam Service medal and also the National Defense Service Medal. He worked at Holley Automotive and later was the owner of Coffeeville Package Store. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.
  Visitation was held Monday, November 4, from 5-8 p.m. in Garner Harper Funeral Home in Coffeeville. The funeral service was held Tuesday, November 5, at two o’clock in the afternoon in Elam Baptist Church at Coffeeville, with Bro. Bernette Fielder officiating.
  Survivors include his wife, Lynnda Rains Logan of Coffeeville; a son, Jarred Logan of Coffeeville; and a sister, Diane Atwood of Hernando.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Frank Benford Logan, and a sister, Betty Sue Gray.

Gilbert Weiley Sullivan

OXFORD—Gilbert Weiley Sullivan, age 90, died Sunday, November 3, 2013, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.
  Born June 21, 1923, in New Albany, Mr. Sullivan was a son of the late Benjamin Leander and Olive Williams Sullivan. During World War II, Mr. Sullivan was a Sergeant in the United States Army, working as a lineman telephone and telegraph specialist in China, central Burma, and India. He was awarded the APTO Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, and the WWII Victory Medal. Gilbert retired as a riverboat mechanic. He enjoyed working on machines, genealogy and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Elam Baptist Church in Coffeeville.
  Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 6, from 12-2 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service will follow at two o’clock in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home, with Rev. Stacy Douglas officiating. Burial will be in the Elam Baptist Church Cemetery at Coffeeville with Scott Ingram, James E. Hughes, Doug Hughes, Lonnie Chrestman, Ralph Byford, Ben Harrison, Tim Story and Marshall Earl Jackson as pallbearers.
  Survivors include his daughter, Joan Hughes (James) of Waverly, Kansas.; two sons, Bobby Gene Sullivan (Cathy) of Hemet, Calif. and Toby Sullivan; one step-son, Robert Branscome of New Bern, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Whitehead Sullivan.

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