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Sidney Skipper

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.

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.