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M.C. “Bud” Urban Jr.

M.C. “Bud” Urban Jr., born April 29, 1929, in Terre Haute, Ind.,died on June 10, 2009, at the age of 80. Mr. Urban passed awaypeacefully at his residence surrounded by his beautiful gardens inBrookhaven.

He was predeceased by his parents, Marcel C. Urban and Lois M.Urban; and a sister, Janet Mullikin.

Mr. Urban graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind.,in 1951. Upon graduating college, he served in the U.S. ArmyCriminal Investigative Services Unit and was stationed in WesternEurope for the duration of his military service. Upon completion ofduty, Mr. Urban joined the family business, the Stahl-Urban Co.,and moved to Brookhaven where he resided until his death. Mr. Urbanremained with the company until his retirement. As a vice presidentin charge of sales, his primary responsibility was managing theSears and Roebuck Co. portfolio. Mr. Urban was especially proud ofoverseeing the Urban Foundation created in 1954 by his father,Marcel C. Urban, and uncle, Carl E. Urban. The foundation wasestablished to offer college scholarships to deserving high schoolseniors and later, continuing education scholarships to outstandingteachers.

Mr. Urban is survived by his niece, Marsha Wilmerding andhusband, James, of Northeast Harbor, Maine; and nephew, PeterMullikin, of Houston, Texas; as well as by great-nephews, Andrewand wife, Emily Wilmerding, Alexander and Nicholas Wilmerding; andgreat-great-niece, Electra Lucille Wilmerding; and cousins, MaryAnna Urban Jeppe and husband, Arthur, and Carl E. Urban Jr. andwife, Betsy.

The family extends grateful appreciation to Gary Bass for hisloyal service to Mr. Bud.

A memorial service will be held at the Episcopal Church of TheRedeemer in Brookhaven on June 15 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Episcopal Churchof The Redeemer, Trinity Park, P.O. Box 804, Brookhaven, MS, 39602or Gilbert’s Hospice, 119-D West Presley Blvd., McComb, MS,39648.