Loren E. Jackson, 83, son of the late James Marvin and Mary Ann Smith Jackson, was born April 19, 1918 in Cape Girardeau County and died on Sunday, March 17, 2002, at his home in Advance . Mr. Jackson was a farmer and a veteran of the United States. Army serving in W.W. II. He was united in marriage on June 15, 1954 to Elva Watkins at Jackson. Mrs. Jackson survives of the home in Advance. He is survived by three sons, Jerry Jackson of Qulin, Jimmy and Shawn Jackson, both of Advance; one daughter, Linda Eddie of Texas; six grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and two step-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by one son; Tommy Jackson. Visitation was held on Monday, March 18 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Morgan Funeral Home in Advance. Funeral services were conducted, today, Tuesday, March 19 at 11 a.m. in the Morgan Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Tolbert officiating. Interment followed at Morgan Memorial Park in Advance with Morgan Funeral Home of Advance in charge of arrangements.