Jeff D. Burkett

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Services for Jeff D. Burkett, of Bogue Chitto, are 2 p.m. today,Feb. 2 at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mt.Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Burkett, 90, died Jan. 31, 2005, at G.V. “Sonny” MontgomeryVeterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. He was born inBassfield on April 5, 1914, to Cleve Burkett and Fannie ThompsonBurkett.

He was a cattleman. He was a veteran of the Army Air Forces andserved in World War II. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant BaptistChurch.

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Preceding him in death were his parents; and his wife, RachelClark Burkett.

Survivors are his son, Jerry L. Burkett, and his wife, Maria, ofBogue Chitto; his sisters, Lucy Adams, of Indiana, Grace Danahue,of Hartford, Conn., and Sara Sciaky, of France; his brother, BillBurkett, of South Carolina; one grandson, Jeffrey L. Burkett, andhis wife, Tory; and one great-grandson, Steven Burkett.