Martha Estella Jumper

December 23, 1932 – December 5, 2020

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Martha Yates Jumper, 87, passed away while surrounded by loved ones at home on Saturday, December 5, 2020, after an extended illness. Born in Jumpertown, Mississippi on December 23, 1932, she was the daughter of Clovis and Eliza Yates. She married Douglas Jumper on November 25, 1950, and recently the couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. A true southern lady who enjoyed family, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of West Booneville Church of Christ.

She is survived by her one son, Art Jumper (Mitzi); one grandson, Doug Jumper (Saray); two great-grandsons, Arthur and Samuel; two sisters, Linda McCreary and Sadie Hardin, all of Booneville, along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Clovis Guy Yates; and three sisters, Katherine Brumley, Lois Geno, and Oliviene Green.

Due to COVID-19, there will be a private family funeral. Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers: Michael McCreary, Greg Hardin, Bo Ricks, Jr. Geno, Billy Brumley and Jerry Green. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association at, the American Heart Association at, and/or the American Lung Association at

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