Robert Dunavent

January 4, 1943 ~ December 9, 2020 (age 77)

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Robert Dunavent (77) passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. He enjoyed traveling, singing with his brothers and spending time with his wife.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Brenda Coker Dunavent of Booneville; his sons, Robert Dunavent III of Booneville and John Cartwright (Dixie) of Starkville; his daughters, Tamala Harris of Texarkana, TX, Kaye Roselle (Mike) of Bossier City, LA and Regina Newton (Glenn) of Ponte Vedra, FL; his brothers, Chester Dunavent (Lydia) of Sumner, Thomas Dunavent (Patti) of Hernando, Author Dunavent (Richelle) of Hendersonville and Jimbo Dunavent (Barbara) of Tutweiler; his sisters, Alice Melton of Brazil, MS and Donna Weeks (Thomas) of Sumner, MS; his brother-in-law, Tommy Coker (Janet) of Booneville; his grandchildren, Tyler Dunavent, Alec Cartwright, Ethan Cartwright, Emily Cartwright, Hunter Newton, Curtis Newton, Seth Newton, Hannah Harris, Justin Keillor and Robert Keillor; his great-grandchildren, Haley and Avery and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Sr. and IV; his in-laws, Laverne and Quentin Coker and his nephew, Eddie Dunavent.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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