Clayton Eli Cupit Sr.

Published 5:00 am Friday, August 22, 2003

Services for Clayton Eli Cupit Sr., of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.,Sunday, Aug. 24, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inNew Salem Baptist Church in Franklin County.

Visitation is Saturday from 5-9 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Cupit, 63, died Aug. 22, 2003, at VA Hospital in Jacksonafter a lengthy illness. He was born on Dec. 18, 1939, to ThomasEli Cupit and Ammie Burris Cupit.

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He was co-owner of Cupit’s Service Company, and had worked atKing’s Daughters Hospital for 14 and a half years. He served in theAir Force from 1958-1962. He was an active member of FriendshipBaptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 16 years.

Preceding him in death were his father; and an infant sister,Margaret Cupit.

Survivors are his wife, Shirley Seale Cupit of the West Lincolncommunity; his daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda Cupit Martin andhusband, Bob, of Edmond, Okla., and Angie Cupit Brown and husband,Mark, of Taylors, S.C.; his son, Clay Cupit Jr., of Bogue Chitto;his mother, Ammie Cupit of McCall Creek; his sisters, ClaudellJones and Nina Golman, both of McCall Creek, Doris Dillon of Bude,and Judy Smith of Denham Springs, La.; his brothers, W.L. Cupit ofBogue Chitto, and Tommy Cupit of Brookhaven; his grandchildren,Josh Martin, who like his grandfather served, is serving in theArmed Forces in Germany, Brooke Martin, Erin Brown, Meagan Brownand Alana Cupit.