Graveside Services for Mr. Rupert Dickson Cornelson, age 83 of Butler, were held on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the Scotland Cemetery in Leakesville, MS with Jerry Cornelson and James Pasley officiating.
Mr. Cornelson passed away at his residence on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Merchant Marine having served in World War II and Korea. He was also a retired Millwright for James River Corporation.
Mr. Cornelson was survived by his wife Mildred Lindesmith Cornelson of Butler, AL; sons Jerry Dickson Cornelson of Thomasville, AL; Steven Truitt Cornelson of Butler, AL; daughter Sarah Lynn Gibson of Meridian, MS; sister Sallie Gene Woodward of Leakesville, MS; 8 grandchildren: Truitt, Susan, Jeremiah, Matthew, Derek, Samuel, John David, Sarah Beth; 3 step grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers: Truitt Cornelson, Matthew Cornelson, John David Cornelson, Jeremiah Cornelson, Samuel Cornelson, Derek Thorn, Ian Gibson, David Greer
Honorary Pallbearers: Mark Eubanks, George Albert, Larry Cornelson, Phil Cornelson, David Cornelson, Rodney Cornelson, Tony Cornelson, Tommy Cornelson, George Dalton
Bumpers Funeral Home of Butler, Alabama was in charge of arrangements.