Sunday, September 6, 2009

James (Jim) G. Rester Jr.

Memorial services for James (Jim) G. Rester Jr., 66, will be at 4 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. He died Sept. 4, 2009, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Smith Funeral Home, Greenville, has charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rester was born March 13, 1943, in Bogalusa, La., to the late James and Estelle Rester. He grew up in Ackerman, where he attended school. He had been a resident of Greenville since 1979. He was a former employee of Atkins Saw Co. and was employed with Viking Range in Greenwood when he retired in 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Tina Rester of Wayside; two sons, Hugh (Stephanie) Rester of Greenville, and Jay (Juli) Rester of Starkville; his stepson, Jerome (Denise) Jackson of Indianola; one brother, Thomas Edwin Rester of Ackerman; one sister, Joan Rester Duffy of New Orleans, La.; his former wife, Cheryl Rester of Greenville; and four grandchildren, Rivers Rester, Raines Rester, Jacob Rester and Alex Rester.

Visitation will be today from 3 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.Graveside rites will be at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman on Monday at 11 am.