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 Jerry Neil Cockerham

Jerry Neil Cockerham

Amite County, Mississippi, USA
Death 8 Jul 2005 (aged 73)
Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Centreville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 86862910 · View Source
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Jerry Neil Cockerham, 73, of Woodville, died July 8, 2005, at his home.

Visitation is 1 p.m. today until services at 2 p.m. at Centreville United Methodist Church in Centreville. The Rev. Frank Camp and the Rev. Warren Whitaker will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville under the direction of Newman Funeral Home of Centreville.

Mr. Cockerham was born March 14, 1932, in Amite County. He was the son of Charles Robert Cockerham and Mada Estelle McCurley.

He was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He was a member of Whites Chapel Methodist Church and was the voice of the Centreville Academy Tiger Football Team from 1962 to 2002. He also was an avid sportsman.

Mr. Cockerham was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Sally Jo Cockerham.

Survivors include his wife, Eula Margaret Schultz Cockerham of Woodville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deannie and Bernie Bagley of Centreville and Ida Estelle and Clifford Whetstone of Woodville; three sons, Norman Stevenson of Liberty and Clint and Carroll Stevenson, both of McComb; the mother of his daughters, Patsy Cockerham of Centreville; his mother-in-law, Julia Schultz of Centreville; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Will Bonvillian, standing in for Tech. Sgt. Jason Whitaker, U.S. Air Force, deployed in Iraq; Dustin Whetstone; Zachary Whetstone; Lance Corp. Charles Landers, U.S. Marine Corps; Norman Stevenson and Ruston Cado.

Honorary pallbearers are Pat Conerly, J.C. Brown, Ronnie Babers, Randy Whetstone, Charles Whetstone, David Carter, Randy Whetstone Jr., Dickie Smither, Dr. David McGraw, Dr. Jennings Owens, Bill Hurst and Dr. Edwin Holt Jr.

Published in The McComb Enterprise-Journal, July 9, 2005

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jerry Neil Cockerham (14 Mar 1932–8 Jul 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86862910, citing Oaklawn Cemetery, Centreville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Ron Manley (contributor 46788603) .