Virginia Tupper

Saturday, February 14, 2004

OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Virginia Tupper, 85, of Olive Branch died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at the home of a daughter in Olive Branch.

She was born March 4, 1918, in Gale, Ill., daughter of Ernest and Eliza Jackson Prater. She married Chelsey "C.J." Tupper, who died Oct. 21, 2001.

Tupper was formerly of Thebes, Ill.

Survivors include four daughters, Betty Williams of Bloomsdale, Mo., Minnie Mormino of East Alton, Ill., Vickie Johnson of South Roxana, Ill., Rhonda Jackson of Olive Branch; a son, Chancey Tupper of Wilmington, Ill.; a sister, Pat Mathis of Gale; three brothers, Robert and Danny Prater of Gale, Leslie Prater of Olive Branch; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, a daughter and two grandchildren.

Friends may call at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Carl D. Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Thebes.