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Douglas Taylor

Douglas Brown Taylor, age 70, went to be with the Lord Monday April 04, 2011 at the Bolivar Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.Visitation will be held Wednesday April 6, 2011 from 1:00pm until 2:30PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home. Celebration of life service will be held 3:00pm Wednesday April 6, 2011 at the Shaw Cemetery. Reverend John Thomas will officiate the service. Mr. Taylor was born on August 06, 1940 to Everett and Lorena (Brown) Taylor in Bolivar County. He graduated from Shaw High School and Mississippi Delta Community College and had attended Delta State University. While at Mississippi Delta he was an All American football Player. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at MDCC and DSU. Mr. Taylor was a former Mississippi Army National Guardsman, Mississippi Highway Patrolman and a retired farmer.He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Ann Riggenbach. He is survived by wife of 17 years, Jerry McKnight Taylor of Shaw, MS.  Son, Douglas R Taylor of Studio City, CA.  Three daughters, Regina and husband Dave Sutton of Houston, TX, Tina and husband Steve Elliot of Germantown, TN and Hope and husband Pete Johnson of Southaven, MS.   Two grandchildren, River Johnson of Southaven, MS and Bianca Elliot of Germantown, TN.  Brother, Larry and wife Verna Taylor of Lacassine, LA.  Three sisters, Barbara Cochran of Merigold, MS.  Sister, Peggy and husband Floyd Shelton of Brownsville, TN.  Sister, Carol and husband Dennis Burrell of Shaw, MS. and a  Brother-in-Law, Gerald Riggenbach of Definance, OH. And a host of nieces and nephews.Honorary pall-bearers will be Taylor Burrell, Jared Burrell, Dennis Burrell, Dudley Tribble, Pete Johnson, Steve Elliot and Mike Weeks.Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, Morrison Chapel Baptist Church building fund or the charity of donors choice.Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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I knew Douglas at Shaw School. So sorry for your loss.

Carolyn Batson - April 11, 2011 at 08:28 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Rutledge and family, Please accept our condolences on the death of your Father. It is a difficult time. Our thoughts are with you. The Goldbergs (Judy, Sarah and Bill)

Bill,Judy and Sarah Goldberg - April 06, 2011 at 01:57 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Steve & Tina - I am very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Tina LaMoore - April 06, 2011 at 09:44 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My prayers go out to his family. He was a great man and friend and will be truly missed by everyone who knew him

Jimmy Johnson - April 05, 2011 at 11:17 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Rutledge and Family, Please accept our sincere condolences, in regard to the passing of your father. You are in our hearts and prayers. All Love, David and Jamie Henderson-Turner

Mr. and Mrs. David Turner - April 05, 2011 at 07:23 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Jerry, you and yours have me ddepest sympathy. I was very fond of Doug and had a great respect for him/ He certainly made a valiant fight.

Ray Wilson - April 05, 2011 at 03:16 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sorry for your lost.

Rhonda Williams (Robinson) - April 05, 2011 at 11:34 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Jerry, So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. I said today that Doug needed you as much as you needed him. Love is like that!! Your family is in my prayers.

Marcia Lishman - April 04, 2011 at 10:20 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM