Rev. Doc Jeter, retired pastor


Rev. Doc Jeter, retired pastor

RIPLEY – The Rev. Doc Jeter, 86, a retired United Methodist pastor, died Nov. 2, 2007, at the Golden Living Nursing Home in Ripley.

Services were held Nov. 4 at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with the Rev. Jerry Beam officiating, assisted by the Rev. Scott Falgout and the Rev. Doc Shelton. Pallbearers were Danny Mauney, John Harold Childs, Charles Smith, Randall Jeter, Kenneth Jeter and Keith Glissen.

Burial was in the Lowry Methodist Church Cemetery in Ripley.

Rev. Jeter served as a pastor for 40 years in Mississippi and Georgia. He was also a retired school teacher in the Tippah County School System. He was a 1942 graduate of Pine Grove High School. He graduated from Northeast Mississippi Community College, Millsaps College and Emory University in Atlanta where he received his master of divinity. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving as a corporal during World War II. He enjoyed fishing and following the St. Louis Cardinals and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Jeter; his parents, Richard and Melinda Caroline Derrick Jeter; sisters, Alma Robertson, Minnie Gissom, Elsie Stewart and Ann Cornelius; and brother, James Jeter.

Survivors include: his wife, Bertie Mauney Jeter of Ripley, daughter, Sharon Lofton of Laurel; son, Rodney Jeter of Corinth; Maudie Butler of Ripley; brother, Alvin Jeter of Union City, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.