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The funeral for Edwin R. (Babs) Jackson will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Starkville with burial in Memorial Garden Park.
The Rev. Clifton Curtis will officiate.
Visitation will be held today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville.
Mr. Jackson, 84, of Starkville, passed away at his home on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Sturgis and graduated from Sturgis High School.
Mr. Jackson was a member of First Baptist Church of Starkville.
He was employed by Hand Chemical Laboratory at Mississippi State University where he served as director of the Department of Agriculture and Industry.
He also was a charter member of Starkville Civitan Club, American Chemical Society and American Association of Analytical Chemists where he was a Fellow.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Britt Jackson of Starkville; his daughter, Martha Jane (the late Travis Denton, Jr.) Phillips of Starkville; son, David Clark (Lorraine) Jackson of Penn Yan, N.Y.; grandchildren, Edwin Travis Phillips and David Denton Phillips both of Starkville; sister, Martha (the late Willie) Makamson of Florence and brother, Elman Dale (Ruth) Jackson of Sturgis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clark and Mary Jackson and a brother, Calvin Clark Jackson.
Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 106 E. Lampkin St. Starkville, MS 39759; or French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745.
You can go online to sign the guest register at http://www.welchfuneralhomesinc.com.