Lester Oris Niblett

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TUPELO – Lester Oris Niblett, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 7, 1930, to James Dewitt and Jewell Whitehead Niblett. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. For many years, he was a mechanic for Aircap Industries until he retired. He was a faithful employee who never missed a day of work. He was an experienced gardener and was very proud of his produce.
A celebration of his life, with military honors, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Sammy lansdell officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Helen Niblett of Tupelo; one stepson, Billy McAnally of Tupelo; one son, Jerry Niblett; three sisters, Mary Bowen of Houston, Texas, Jewel Dean Wigley of Brandon and Alice Mae Cockrell (Ronnie) of Magee; four brothers, B.E. Niblett of Baldwyn, Buzz Niblett of Wheeler, Thomas Niblett of Fort Worth, Texas, and Pete Niblett of Wheeler; three grandchildren, Natasha, Aaron and Nickolett, all of Tupelo; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Niblett; and one sister, Ruth Ann Niblett Hathcock.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
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W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors
535 West Jefferson Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
(662) 842-4872
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Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Feb. 25, 2014
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