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Charles Edward Cameron Sr.

Published 12:00am Friday, November 30, 2012

Sept. 4, 1949 – Nov. 25, 2012

NATCHEZ — Services for Charles Edward Cameron Sr., 63, of Natchez, who died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at the Mississippi University Medical Center in Jackson, will be at noon Saturday at St. Mark Baptist Church with the Rev. K.E. Stanton Sr. officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset View Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Bateaste Memorial Funeral Home.

A special service visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Cameron was born Sept. 4, 1949, in Natchez, the son of Isom Cameron Sr. and Pinkey E. Cameron. He was a 1967 graduate of Holy Family High School and president/owner of Cameron Logging, Inc.

Mr. Cameron was a faithful member of St. Mark Baptist Church No. 2, where he served a musician (drummer.) He was a member of Sky Vikings Radio Control Model Airplane Club in Vidalia and Trojans Iron Horse LTD Motorcycle Club. Other interests included aviation.

Mr. Cameron was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Larry “Turk” Cameron and Isom J. Cameron; and one granddaughter, India S. Cameron.

Survivors include five children, Neka Cameron Ware and Charles E. Cameron Jr., both of Natchez, Eclecius Franklin Sr. and wife, Timika, of Jackson, Chrisceese Franklin and Demarcus Franklin and wife, Lena, all of Ridgeland; four sisters, Gloria Cameron Calcote of Natchez, Dr. Olivia Cameron Burkett, Pinkey A. Cameron Bowman and Francis Cameron Clark and husband, Malcolm, all of Hattiesburg; one brother, Acey R. Cameron and wife, Rose, of Oakridge, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren, Gervoni E. Ware, Brandi S. Ware, Kendric Smith, Jordan Daniels, Niah Daniels, Bryant Foster Jr., Charles E. Cameron III, all of Natchez, Eclecius Franklin Jr., Elandra Franklin, Emera Franklin, Elia Franklin, Matthew Franklin and Kelsey Mathews, all of Jackson, Leia Perkins, Thelma Franklin and Jeri Christine Franklin, all of Ridgeland; three great-grandchildren; seven nieces; nine nephews; a very special friend, Penny Rachal of Natchez; and a number of devoted relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Earl Williams Sr., David Hawkins Jr., Willie Dobbins, Bradrick Ware, Joseph Jones and Melvin Lyles.