Robert Lessey Rippy

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Services for Robert Lessey Rippy, of Bogue Chitto, were 11 a.m.Monday, March 14 at Cold Springs Church of Christ in Bogue Chittowith burial in Stewart Cemetery. Hartman Funeral Home of McComb wasin charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rippy, 74, died March 11, 2005, at his residence. He wasborn in Lincoln County on Aug. 9, 1930, to Robert “Bob” Rippy andEmma Richardson Rippy Lofton, of Hattiesburg.

He was a retired painter. He was a faithful longtime member ofCold Springs Church of Christ in Bogue Chitto.

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Preceding him in death were his father; his first wife, AlmaBeatrice Rippy; his second wife, Rose Mary Rippy; two brothers,Jonathan Rippy and James Ray Rippy; one sister, Sally Ray Womack;and one son, Elmer Jonathan Rippy.

Survivors are his mother, Emma Richardson Rippy Lofton; hisdaughters, Joyce Rippy Wallace and her husband, Carlos, of Summit,and Bobbie Rippy Rawls and her husband, Dalvis, of McComb; his son,Robert Larry Rippy and his wife, Susan Britt Rippy, of Brookhaven;his sisters, Shirley Ray Rippy Kendall, of Brookhaven, Sarah RippyMonistre, of Hammond, Mildred Cook, of Hattiesburg, and BonnieAdams and Kathy Rippy, both of Bogue Chitto; his brothers, JackieRay Rippy and his wife, Beverly, Donnie Ray Rippy and his wife,Beverly, Luther Ray Rippy and his wife, Trudy, Charles Ray Rippy,Bobby Ray Rippy and his wife, Charlotte, Billy Ray Rippy and GlennRay Rippy and his wife, Rena, all of Brookhaven; sevengrandchildren, Dwight Wallace, Leslie Wallace, Jason Wallace,Jeremy “Ace” Wallace, Brad Morgan, Bryan Morgan and Dalton Rawls;six stepgrandchildren, Sandi Vanlandingham, Debra Holcomb, BettyRollins, Shannon Hodges, James Buffington and Jo Buffington; andeight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Brad Morgan, John Rippy, Jeremy Wallace, JasonWallace, Will Montgomery and Tony Davis.