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ROBERT  MIXON   "BOBBY"  JELKS

OBITUARY

 

 

Henry County Sports Hall of Fame charter inductee and insurance agent Robert Mixon "Bobby" Jelks, 91, of Paris died at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at his residence following an illness.

His wife Martha Frey Jelks survives. They were married May 7, 1939.

His funeral is scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20 at First Baptist Church.

Bob Agee of Jackson and Charles Orr of First Baptist Church in Paris will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.

Chosen as pallbearers are grandsons: Robert and Michael Moore, Trey Appleton, Trebor, Will, Andrew and Ben Jelks, and Trey and Matthew Teel.

Honorary pallbearers will be all of his former football and basketball players from Grove High School and Union University;

Deacons and members of the men’s Bible class at First Baptist Church; members of the Paris Lions Club, Elks Lodge, Shrine Club and Masonic bodies.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Monday at the church.

Born Feb. 14, 1915, in Tylertown, Miss., he was a son of the late Hiram and Cassie Jelks.

He also leaves three daughters: Barbara Jelks (Larry) Moore of Memphis and Beverly Jelks (Roy) Appleton and Jennifer Jelks (Jerome) Teel, both of Jackson;

Two sons: Bill (Debbie) Jelks of Paris and Bobby (Sylvia) Jelks of Jackson; five other grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by four sisters; and three brothers.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Paris or the Cynthia Jelks Scholarship Fund at Union University in Jackson.

ADDED/CORRECTION ~

A deceased daughter was omitted in the obituary for Coach Jelks.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Kay Jelks in November 1976.

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COACH  JELKS ~ TRIBUTE and EDITORIAL

 

Reprinted  from the Paris Post-Intelligencer
Paris, Tennessee
Wednesday, February 17, 2006  Edition
Used by permission.

 

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