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Browning Funeral Home

141 West Oxford Street, Pontotoc, MS

OBITUARY

Charles LaPrade Stubblefield

April 19, 1926January 29, 2020
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Rev. Charles L. Stubblefield, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Church Street Manor in Ecru. He was born April 19, 1926 to DeWitt and Mattie Weaver Stubblefield. Charles was a graduate of Ingomar High School and later obtained a Master’s of Divinity from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was an active Baptist Minister for 60 years, serving as Pastor, Interim Pastor and Director of Missions during his service. Charles served on the Executive Committee of the MS Baptist Convention Board, the Lion’s Club, PTA, Woodmen of the World, New Albany American Legion and the “Ecru Good Timers”. He was also a WWII Navy Veteran, where he served on the USS San Diego as a radio operator. Charles enjoyed gardening, woodworking, reading and calligraphy.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Ecru Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Lassett, Rev. Tom Sumrall and Rev. Terry Cutrer officiating, burial will follow in the Ecru Cemetery. The family has entrusted Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the arrangements.

Survivors include his children, Beverly Ann Stubblefield (Burt Kemp) of Ecru, Betty Jean Short (Billy) of Ingomar and Charlie R. Stubblefield (Lecia) of Ingomar; five grandchildren, John Short (Breck), Beth Norton (Sonny), Chad Stubblefield (Ashley), Cody Stubblefield (Emilee) and Collin Stubblefield (Alyssa); and eight great-grandchildren, Ryder Short, Kelby Short, Samuel Norton, Iva Grace Norton, Charles Case Stubblefield, Sadie Stubblefield, Ray Stubblefield and Lyla Stubblefield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marie Hall Stubblefield, three sisters and one brother.

Pallbearers will be Chad, Cody and Collin Stubblefield, Billy and John Short, Sonny Norton and Burt Kemp.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM Friday and from 1 to 2 PM Saturday. The visitation will be at Ecru Baptist Church.

Memorials may be sent to Ecru Baptist Church, P.O. Box 467, Ecru, MS 38841.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chad Stubblefield
  • Cody Stubblefield
  • Collin Stubblefield
  • Billy Short
  • John Short
  • Sonny Norton
  • Burt Kemp
  • DONATIONS

  • Ecru Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 1, 2020

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Robbie Trussell

February 5, 2020

Brother Stubblefield was a significant minister in my family. He will be missed by many people. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. What a pleasure to have known him.

Alan Friday

February 1, 2020

Many prayers are sent to the family during this sad time. We have lost a friend, and a cornerstone of the Ecru community ,and ministry. Heaven has gained a great man !

Prayerfully, Alan Friday

Billy & Harriette Smith

January 31, 2020

Charles was a great defender of the faith, wonderful pastor and inspiration for all preachers. We send our condolences and regret that we cannot be there for the celebration of life service.

Kathy Respess

January 31, 2020

Brother Stubblefield married Don and me November 22, 1970. He was such a dear man of God to our family in the death of our mother in 1968. He holds a special place in the hearts of all our family.

Richard/Sandra Greene

January 30, 2020

To the three generations of Stubblefield born and joined that we have known because of our parents. There is no way to choose a single memory of “Uncle Charlie” and you guys through the years.

He was a respected authority figure in our lives. We mourn his passing with you and because you are family terribly regret not being able to be with you in person. Will be thinking of you during the viewing, the service times, and the days and weeks to come.

Richard and Sandra Greene

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Biography

Rev. Charles L. Stubblefield, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Church Street Manor in Ecru. He was born April 19, 1926 to DeWitt and Mattie Weaver Stubblefield. Charles was a graduate of Ingomar High School and later obtained a Master’s of Divinity from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was an active Baptist Minister for 60 years, serving as Pastor, Interim Pastor and Director of Missions during his service. Charles served on the Executive Committee of the MS Baptist Convention Board, the Lion’s Club, PTA, Woodmen of the World, New Albany American Legion and the “Ecru Good Timers”. He was also a WWII Navy Veteran, where he served on the USS San Diego as a radio operator. Charles enjoyed gardening, woodworking, reading and calligraphy.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Ecru Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Lassett, Rev. Tom Sumrall and Rev. Terry Cutrer officiating, burial will follow in the Ecru Cemetery. The family has entrusted Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the arrangements.

Survivors include his children, Beverly Ann Stubblefield (Burt Kemp) of Ecru, Betty Jean Short (Billy) of Ingomar and Charlie R. Stubblefield (Lecia) of Ingomar; five grandchildren, John Short (Breck), Beth Norton (Sonny), Chad Stubblefield (Ashley), Cody Stubblefield (Emilee) and Collin Stubblefield (Alyssa); and eight great-grandchildren, Ryder Short, Kelby Short, Samuel Norton, Iva Grace Norton, Charles Case Stubblefield, Sadie Stubblefield, Ray Stubblefield and Lyla Stubblefield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marie Hall Stubblefield, three sisters and one brother.

Pallbearers will be Chad, Cody and Collin Stubblefield, Billy and John Short, Sonny Norton and Burt Kemp.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM Friday and from 1 to 2 PM Saturday. The visitation will be at Ecru Baptist Church.

Memorials may be sent to Ecru Baptist Church, P.O. Box 467, Ecru, MS 38841.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com