Earl Tarver

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 12, 2004

Services for Earl Tarver are 3 p.m., Sunday, April 11, atBrookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in AldermanCemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Tarver, 69, died April 9, 2004, at Baptist Hospital inJackson. He was born in Brookhaven on March 24, 1935, to Mr. andMrs. Quitman Tarver.

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He was retired from the American Can Company of New Orleans,La., after 33 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.After retiring, he became involved in organizing the ZetusVolunteer Fire Department, in which he served as president. Heworked part-time with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. He was amember of New Prospect Baptist Church. Through his retirementyears, he enjoyed living on the family farm and raising cattle withhis son. One of his greatest joys was his grandchild to whom he wasaffectionately known as PaPa T.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his brother, JamesTarver.

Survivors are his wife, Glenda Montgomery Tarver; his daughtersand sons-in-law, Tammy Tarver Barnes and Joe Barnes of Brandon, andSonda Tarver Johnson and John Johnson of Morton; his son, WalleyEarl Tarver; his sister and brother-in-law, Elaine Barber and ClarkBarber of Slidell, La.; his grandchildren, Jana Johnson, MarshallWest, Joseph Barnes, Jonathon Barnes and Kara Beth Johnson; andmany nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Zetus Volunteer Fire Department orNew Prospect Baptist Church building fund.