Joe Hunter

MACON –– The funeral for Joe Hunter will be today at 10 a.m. at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel in Macon with burial in Oddfellows Cemetery. Glenn Miller will officiate. A visitation for friends and family was held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mr. Hunter, 55, of Macon Mississippi passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Golden Triangle Hospital in Columbus after a brief illness.
Joe was a native and lifetime resident of Macon. He was a graduate of Central Academy where he was very popular and was a star football player for the Vikings, handling the kick-off, extra-point, and punting duties.
He worked locally as a farmer for many years and then became a Meter Reader for Four County Electric Power Association in Lowndes and Noxubee Counties. He was a very friendly person who enjoyed visiting with friends and family. He enjoyed being outdoors and attending local drag-races. He will sorely missed by his many friends and loved ones.
Joe is survived by two nieces: Leslie (Randy) Woolington of Sturgis, and Erin (Michael) Jones of Macon; three great-nephews: Seth Woolington and Jay and Carson Jones; and by one sister-in-law: Rebecca Hunter of Macon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Louise Hunter and by his brother: Jimmy Hunter.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online by visiting the funeral home website at Memorial donations may be made to Central Academy P.O. Box 231 Macon, MS 39341.