Victor Sterling Sr.

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Services for Staff Sgt. Victor Sterling Sr. of Brookhaven arenoon, Tuesday, July 1, at New Hope M.B. Church in Brookhaven withburial in New Hope Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday, June 30, from noon until the wake which isfrom 6-7 p.m. at Tyler Funeral Home.

Staff Sgt. Sterling, 75, died June 25, 2003 at King’s DaughtersMedical Center in Brookhaven. He was born in Brookhaven on March23, 1928 to Ernest Truvillion and Eva Nell Amos Truvillion.

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He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, serving in theDominican Republican and Korea for many years. He attended UticaJunior College for barbering in 1968 upon his retirement from themilitary. He was employed at Byrd’s Barber Shop until his healthfailed. He was a member of New Hope M.B. Church where he served onthe Usher Board and was the contact person for the New HopeCemetery for a number of years.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sisters, ChristineJordan, Johnie Mae White and Lillie Mae Parker; and one brother,James Truvillion.

Survivors are his wife, Anna Lee Sterling of Brookhaven; hissons, Victor Sterling Jr., the Rev. Phillip Sterling, DonaldSterling and Earnest Sterling, all of Brookhaven; his daughters,Sarah Sterling-Willis of Las Vegas, Nev., and Phyllis S. Watkins ofBrookhaven; his brothers, Johnny Hue Truvillion of Milwaukee, Wis.,Amos Truvillion of Bogalusa, La., and Roosevelt Truvillion of SanFrancisco, Calif.; his sisters, Willie Till Beard of Lansing,Mich., Dorothy Truvillion and Donis Truvillion, both of Milwaukee,and Lurlean Collins of Lucenter, Wash.; and 15 grandchildren, sixgreat-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.