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Mr. Edwin R. (Babs) Jackson
Feb 2, 1926 – Dec 25, 2010 (Age 84)
Mr. Edwin R. (Babs) Jackson, 84, of Starkville, MS, passed away at his residence on Saturday, December 25, 2010 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Sturgis, MS 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, MS; daughter, Martha Jane Phillips (the late Travis Denton, Jr.) of Starkville, MS; son, David Clark Jackson (Lorraine) of Penn Yan, NY; grandchildren, Edwin Travis Phillips of Starkville, MS; and David Denton Phillips of Starkville, MS; sister, Martha Makamson (the late Willie) of Florence, MS; brothers, Elman Dale Jackson (Ruth) of Sturgis, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clark and Mary Jackson; and a brother, Calvin Clark Jackson. Visitation will be held at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville on Tuesday, December 28th from 4-6 p.m. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 29th at First Baptist Church in Starkville conducted by Rev. Clifton Curtis. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Park. 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.