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James Rife ‘Jim’ Wade Jr., 1949 – 2020

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A memorial service for James Rife “Jim” Wade Jr., 71, of Grace, Mississippi, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Grace International Airport on Highway 1 in Grace. Longtime friend, the Rev. Andy Sharpe, will officiate.

Mr. Wade died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson from complications related to COVID-19.

He was born Feb. 9, 1949, in Vicksburg to James Rife Wade and Alice Clements Wade. He graduated from Rolling Fork High School in 1967 and attended Mississippi State University.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army Feb. 3, 1970, and trained at Fort Polk, Louisiana. He was deployed to Vietnam where he served with the 101st Airborne, 2nd battalion, 502nd Company E.

Jim received the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and National Defense Medal.

After his discharge in 1976, he returned to Grace where he was an ag pilot and farmer. He retired in 2009.

He lived a wide life, full of curiosity and adventure — jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. A parachute collapse left him with broken legs and a broken pelvis, but just added to the adrenaline rush on his next jump.

He built cars and airplanes as a hobby.

He married Melissa Thomas in 2015, and the couple enjoyed traveling around the country.

Jim is survived by his wife, Melissa; sons James Rife Wade III of Killen, Alabama, and Jason Scott Wade of Grace; sister, Vicki Murray of Grace; and grandchildren Kelsey, Kaitlin and Rhett Wade.

Glenwood Funeral Home of Rolling Fork is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 276, Rolling Fork, MS 39159 or a charity of choice.

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Timothy Wayne Randall, 1954 – 2020

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Timothy Wayne Randall

Timothy Wayne Randall passed away Oct. 12, 2020, at the age of 66.

Timothy was a member of Bowmar Baptist Church. He attended H. V. Cooper High School. He lived in Vicksburg most of his life.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Wayne Randall and Ruby Lucille Randall.

He is survived by his daughter, Rachel Rene Randall Campbell; son, Nathan Wayne Randall; sister, Elaine Randall English (Bill); grandsons Austin and Landon Kraemer; nephew, Cris Bessette; and niece, Evie Bessette.

A visitation will be Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home.

A graveside service will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Rev. Roger Cresswell officiating.

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Marion G. ‘Buster’ Cupp, 1926 – 2020

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Marion G. “Buster” Cupp passed away Oct. 13, 2020. He was 93.

Buster was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, on Oct. 25, 1926, the son of John F. and Bertha Ashley Cupp; he was one of 14 children. He had lived in Vicksburg since 1942. He worked for Davis Grill from 1943 to 1944 and again from 1947 to 1953; then for A&P from 1953 until 1988. He served in WWII in the South Pacific, 7th Division, 17th Regiment, Company K. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2572 and lifetime member of American Legion Post 3.

He is predeceased in death by his parents and all his siblings.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Mary L. “Tippy” Cupp; daughters Janie Ruth Hollowell (Thomas) and Mary Ann Lockhart; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Due to Covid-19, the family is holding a private service.

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Dannie Ezell Emrick, 1948 – 2020

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Dannie Ezell Emrick

Dannie Ezell Emrick went home to be with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at 7:19 p.m. surrounded by all of his loved ones. For all that knew him knew he absolutely loved fishing and his kids, grandkids, great grandkids and great-great grandchild, in addition to all of the bonuses that came along with them.

Mr. Emrick was preceded in death by his parents, Julian Ezell Emrick and Virginia Mildred Dobbs, and two sisters, Kitty Fay Hunt and Teresa Nowell. He is survived by two sons, Danny Emrick Jr. and Trinity Emrick (Nikki); five daughters, Lisa Kapp (Robert), Christie Emrick, Lee Moulder (Jason), Mistie Davis and Destiny Emrick (Kurt); two sisters Shirley May and Debbie McDaniel; 20 grandchildren, April Johnston (David), Robert Kapp Jr., Stacia Guider (Peyton), Caleb Baker (Chanci), Lexi Baker, Shane Emrick (Laurin), Dillion Nevels, Ethan Moulder, Abigayle Davis, Emma and Lyndon Davis, Raina and Jordan Emrick, Angel Hunt, Hayden Hinson, Connor Emrick and Jordan, Lilly, Skyla and TJ Shamblin; 10 great grandchildren, Corbin Hart (Jacie Redditt), Taylor Palmer, Conley Johnston, Lanie Johnston, Shane Michael Emrick Jr., Brayden Kapp, Kenzie Brewer, Colby Baker, Ayden Thomas and Greyson Guider; and one great-great-grandchild, Laken Hart.

Services will be held at Glenwood Funeral Home with visitation from 10 a.m. until noon and service to follow. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Beautiful Deliverance Ministry.

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