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Services for Thelma Jean Walkup, 88, of Tupelo are at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tupelo First Baptist Church. Wendell Ingram will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, near Stonewall.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday
at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Walkup passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at an Ada hospital. She was born Feb. 1, 1930, at Tupelo to Allen Grady and Annie Belle Angel Ingram.
She married Richard Murray Walkup on Sept. 25, 1954. He preceded her in death March 29, 2007, at Stonewall. Mrs. Walkup was a homemaker and attended the Tupelo
Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children, David Walkup, Gary Walkup and wife, Kate, and Steven Walkup and Judy Gonser, all of Tupelo, and Ron Walkup, Ada; two brothers, Bobby Ingram and wife, Edna, Tupelo, and James Ingram, Washington, Oklahoma; a sister, Betty
Reed and husband, Kenneth, Campbell, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and siblings LeAllen, Hank, Leroy, Allen, Harrison, Odetta and Melba.
Bearers will be Steven Walkup Jr., Richard Walkup, Tyler Walkup, Rodger Walkup, Trent Walkup and Trevor Walkup.
Published on February 21, 2018
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