Elmer Rhuvana "Bud" Stodard Jr.
October 20, 1940  -  February 24, 2019

Elmer Rhuvana "Bud" Stodard Jr.

James F. Webb Funeral Home
2514 7th Street
Meridian, MS  39301
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Memorial Service
James F. Webb Funeral Home
2514 7th Street
Meridian, MS  39301
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
1:00 p.m.
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Meridian Memorial Park
Old HWY 80 West
Meridian, MS  39301
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I served in the Army.

A memorial service for Elmer “Bud” Rhuvana Stodard Jr. will be held Wednesday, February 27th, 1:00 p.m., at James F. Webb Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Giles officiating. Burial will follow at Meridian Memorial Park.
Mr. Stodard, 78, of Madison, passed away Sunday morning at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Elmer served in the U.S. Army and then worked at AT&T Bellsouth, where he retired in 2001. He also enjoyed all things outdoors. He will be most remembered for being a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife Arulia Joyce Stodard; daughter Susan S. Jones; son Michael R. Stodard and wife Brandi; grandchildren James G. Jones, Joseph M. Jones and wife Kailan, Daniel C. Jones, Dillian M. Stodard, and Wesley A. Roberts; sister Betty J. Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Elmer R. Stodard Sr. and Waldeen Stodard; sisters Dorothy Hobbs and Myrtle Hodge; and brothers Terry Stodard and Charles Stodard.
Visitation will be held two hours prior to service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to East Mississippi Animal Rescue in Meridian, MS or Webster Animal Shelter in Madison, MS.
Friends may express their condolences at www.jamesfwebb.com.


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  1. Pat Morgan Allen
    Severville, TN

    Sorry for your loss, will keep you in our prays

  2. Pat Morgan Allen
    Sevierville, TN

    I have you in my prayers and so sorry for you lost,

  3. Ouida L. Tomlinson
    Oxford, MS

    The class of 1958, Meridian High School, expresses its sorrow over your loss and its prayers.

  4. Elizabeth S Rackley
    Meridian, MS

    Joyce, Susan and Michael, you have our most sincere sympathy on the loss of your loved one. The last time that I saw Bud was in Big Lots where he turned me on to No Salt Seasoning. Jerome was with me and we had a nice visit. I'll always remember the laughs we shared and him being " crazy" and big smile. Think of you often Joyce. I am here if I can do anything for you. The Rackley family...Elizabeth, Eddie and Jerome. Much love.

  5. Mona Neal Odom
    Enterprise, MS

    Sending much love and hugs to all of you. I have such great memories with your family and am glad I got to see Bud a few times over recent years at our Relay. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

  6. Chuck Shepherd
    Bailey, MS

    I really can't think of the words that express the feeling in my heart. You and I had a good run in telecom and beyond my dear long time friend. Our memories go back so far to when I was just a young upstart and looked up to you because you and Houston were my true heroes. God has built you a castle and I am sure one day I will see you there. Rest well my dear friend.

  7. John and Donna RICHARDS
    Spring Hill, TN

    Sorry for your loss

  8. Thomas (Shine) Somers
    Pearl, MS

    So sorry to hear about Bud’s passing! I enjoyed working with him at the Meadowbrook office in Jackson while working with Western Electric! The last time I saw him was at the Doctor’s office! We had a wonderful visit!


    I have you and the family in my prayers.

  10. Ross Hall
    Brandon, MS

    So sorry for your loss

  11. Ross Hall
    Brandon, MS

    So sorry for your loss

  12. Annie w. Porter
    Jackson, MS

    Rest in peace s o b BellSouth days.love you Joyce and may the love of Christ and the fellowship of his spirit be with you and sustain you through the difficult time..annnie

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