CHAFFEE - James Lester Triplett, 79, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 6, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born March 24, 1925, in Dexter, he was the son of the late H.C. and Effie Elizabeth Duncan Triplett. A former member of the Morley Church of God, he was currently a member of Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston.
On Feb. 26, 1945, he married Ruth Wornica who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Loyd and Debbie Triplett of Grayridge; one sister, Thelma Hampton of Hardin, Ky.; and two grandsons and one granddaughter-in-law, Michael Triplett and Steven and Janet Triplett of Dallas, Texas.
Two brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Carl V. Addison, pastor of Tanner Street Church of God, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the New Morley Cemetery at Morley.
Pallbearers will be: Kenneth Bailey, Si Dacus, Jim Brase, Larry Farrenburg, Bud LaRue and Jim Bob Daugherty.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Vernon Anderson, Lester Stafford, Vic McCoy, Merle Keefer, Ray Smith, Wayne Richbourg and Fuzzy Estes.