James O. Ruple - Osceola

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

James O. Ruple, 69, of Osceola, died Nov. 8, 2005, at SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola. He was born Dec. 9, 1935, at Fulton, Miss. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. He had been a lifetime resident of Mississippi County.

He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Hopper, of Osceola; four sons, Billy Ruple of Fulton, Miss., James Ruple of Jonesboro, Terry Ruple of Zion, Ill., and Donald Ruple of Manila; a sister, Bessie Oaks, of Fulton, Miss., a brother, Dwight Hopper, of Belmont, Miss.; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Arie Ruple.

A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Rivercrest Gardens in Marie with Brother Gary Andrews officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home of Osceola.