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Charles Ross Wilson

Charles Ross Wilson, 79, passed away July 13 at his residence. He was born in Itawamba County, Mississippi, worked as a jeweler and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member and deacon of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Services were held July 16 at 11 a.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Golden, Miss., with Bro. Jimmy Dale Sartain officiating. Burial was in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay.

Survivors are his wife of 54 years – Mary Helen Wilson; two children – Kerri Blaylock and husband Tony, Tuscumbia, and Charles Eddie Wilson and wife Sarah, Killen; two grandchildren – Russ Blaylock and wife Jenny and Whitney Winchester and husband Jeff; two great-grandchildren – Charlee Winchester and Maverick Winchester; eight brothers and sisters – James Robert Wilson and wife Floyce, John Wilson and wife Sandra, Gerald “Jerry” Wilson and wife Jimmie Lou, Lanny Wilson and wife Becky, Judy Rogers and husband Lowell, Shirley Whitfield, Janice Shepard and husband Michael and Jackie Lucas and husband Jimmy; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and brother-in-law – Charles Stone.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Gordy Wilson and Eva Ledbetter Wilson; two sisters, Brenda Wilson and Helen Stone; and a brother-in-law, Johnny Whitfield.

Pallbearers were deacons of Poplar Springs Baptist Church – Tony Enis Jr. Cromeans, Gary Watson, Steve Jones, Leamon Lindsey and Jimmy Lucas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Poplar Springs Life Center, 7210 Fairview Banner Road, Golden, MS 38847.

Visitation was held July 15 from 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, and he laid in state July 16 from 10-11 a.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

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