Rufus D. King

Published 11:02 am Tuesday, November 8, 2011

PORT GIBSON — Rufus D. King died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 73.

Mr. King was a member of Central Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served for 23 years. He was retired from the Alaska State Prison after 15 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Jimison-King of Port Gibson; four sons, Rufus D. King Jr. of Fairbanks, Alaska, Jeremy Johnson of Port Gibson, Nathan Jones of Tacoma, Wash., and Joseph Jones of Puyllap, Wash.; a daughter, Jo’Ann Winger of Vicksburg; his mother, Berthina King of Port Gibson; four sisters, Ola Matthews of Dayton, Ohio, Ruth McCord of Dallas, Christine Kelly of Pattison and Earnestine King of Port Gibson; five grandchildren; other relatives and friends including Ginneta Anderson of Natchez.

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Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Central Church of Christ in Port Gibson with Eugene Carney officiating. Burial will follow at Natchez National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 today at Thompson Funeral Home and Wednesday at the church from 9 a.m. until the service.