Sidney Skipper

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Services for Sidney Skipper of Brookhaven are 1 p.m., Friday,Feb. 20, at Beulah Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with burial inHillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from noon until 4 p.m., at MarshallFuneral Home, and 6-8 p.m., at the church, and Friday from 11 a.m.until 1 p.m., at the church.

Mr. Skipper, 71, died Feb. 11, 2004, at his residence. He wasborn in Adams County on March 10, 1932, to Willie Skipper andRebecca Watkins Skipper.

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He was an automotive specialist with The Budd Company in Gary,Ind. He was a member of Beulah Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Heattended St. Francis School.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Myrtis Skipper of Brookhaven; hisdaughters, Jordania Leary of Goldsboro, N.C., Patricia Ikard ofNatchez, and Katerinia Noble and Felicia Small, both of Brookhaven;his sons, Ari Skipper of Atlanta, Ga., and Daron Skipper of McCallCreek; his sisters, Narcissa Houston of Cleveland, Ohio, and ClaraDavis of Natchez; his brothers, Willie Skipper, Nelson Skipper andLandy Skipper, all of Cleveland, Ohio, and Pearly Skipper ofNatchez; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.