2009-09-17 / Obituaries


R.J. Bumpers, 89, a native and resident of Winn died Sept. 10, 2009 at a hospital in Jackson.

He was born Oct. 11, 1919. He was a decorated soldier of World War II serving in the United States Armed Forces where he received the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. He was a member of Berry's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church of Winn where he served as chairman of the trustee board, member of the senior choir and an active member of the Sunday school department. He was employed for years as a supervisor and a machine operator at Mc- Corquodale Lumber Company. He retired as a courier for First United Security Bank of Clarke County.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Delia Mae Calhoun Bumpers; one son, Charles Randal (Edith) Bumpers, Winn; four daughters, Doris (Fred) Rose, Cleveland, Ohio, Barbara (Earl) Troy, Detroit, MI, Rosie (Donald) Howze, Winn, Patricia (Willie) Slater, Shorter; two brother-in-laws, Collin (Helen Deloris) Calhoun, Hollious (Claudine) Calhoun; four sister-inlaws, Elizabeth Bumpers, Annie Parham, Jimmie King, Willodean Calhoun; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis "Mose" and Sarah Parker Bumpers, a son, Curtis "Hop" Chapman and a granddaughter, Della Frazier.

The service was Sept. 14 at Berry's Chapel AME Zion Church of Winn with Rev. Edward Seaborn, pastor and officiating minister. Burial was in the Berry's Chapel AME Zion Church Cemetery with military honors.

Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.


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