STARKVILLE — Johnny Irvin Chesser, 65, died Jan. 4, 2013, at his residence. Services are Wednesday at 10 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville. He was preceded in death by his parents, G.D. and Mattie Sue Kelly Chesser; brothers, George and Archie Chesser. He is survived by his daughters, Randi Stephenson of Brandon; Margaret Dennon and Michelle Kaufhold, both of Cincinnati, and Dawn Johnson of Ocena Springs; sister, Becki Eaton of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; brothers, Kelly Parrish of Sarasota, Fla., and Gary Chesser of Starkville; and seven grandchildren.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on January 6, 2013
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