Edward Robert Kirkpatrick, son of Zola Viola Statler Kirkpatrick and the late Benjamin Kirkpatrick, was born on Nov. 30, 1934, at Sturdivant and died at his residence in Bernie on Thursday, June 12, 2003, at the age of 68. Mr. Kirkpatrick attended the First Pentecostal Church of Bernie, had worked at the General Motors Plant in Michigan, at the Elgin Metal Casket Factory for many years and also the City of Bernie from 1977 until his retirement. He was united in marriage to Carol Jean Jines on June 29, 1957, at Bernie. Mrs. Kirkpatrick survives of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Zola Kirkpatrick of Bernie; two sons, Tim Kirkpatrick and Mike Kirkpatrick, both of Bernie; one daughter, Shelia Burch of Bernie; two brothers, Frank Kirkpatrick of Corinth, Miss., and Gail Kirkpatrick of Bernie; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2003, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2003, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.