Ripley, Mississippi--- Mr. Maurice Francis Syms 75, passed away October 31, 2013 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. Mr. Syms was born on June 20, 1938 to Maurice Francis, Sr. and Ruby Lee Crosby Syms in Savannah, GA: He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a self-employed bulldozer operator and a former truck driver for Big M Trucking.
He is survived by: His wife: Betty Jean Alexander Syms of Ripley, MS: Two daughters: Kitty Whitehead (Ricky) and Donna Morales all of Ripley, MS: One son: Maurice Syms of Ripley, MS: Three sisters: Thelma Lee Kary of North Dakota: Debra Sue Burke of Savannah, GA: Clara Edna Newman of North Dakota: One brother: James Vernon Syms of Savannah, GA: 11 grandchildren: Amberly Tidwell, Dusty Syms, Sarah Whitehead, Jeffery Robbins, Megan Robbins, Jachob Robbins, Aubrey Syms, Alex Morales, Lili Morales, Luca Morales, Maury Syms: 7 Great-Grandchildren: Allie Tidwell, Jordan Syms, Peyton Tidwell, Logan Syms, Porter Odom, Frankie Syms, Braxton Sanford:
He was preceded in death by: His Parents: Two sisters: Shirley Ann Copeland and Margaret Irma Syms: One brother: Lawrence Syms:
Pallbearers will be: Bobby Benefield, Wayne Taylor, Eric Ross, Jeremy Tidwell, Bo Bursi, Licho Morales:
Honorary pallbearers will be: Peter Smith, Dwayne Jordan, Michael Miller: