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Reuben Doyle Netherland Sr., 85, of Lexington, MS, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 5, 2016.
Reuben spent most of his life as operator/owner of Crown (Chevron) Service Station and later as a rural mail carrier in Lexington, MS. He enjoyed tending to his cows, cutting and bailing hay, eating out with his friends, but most of all, spending time with his wife of 66 years and the family they built together.
Reuben has been faithful in his Christian walk, serving as an active deacon at First Baptist Church in Lexington and currently at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Reuben is survived by his wife Sylvia Netherland; son Reuben (Donna) Netherland, Jr. of Bowling Green, KY; daughter Kathy (Terry) Cox of Kosciusko, MS; son Joey Netherland of Sallis, MS; and sister Eileen (James) Branch of Ridgeland, MS. He was the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 8, at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the service following at 11:00 a.m. Arthur L. Branch (nephew), James L. Branch (nephew), Joey Netherland, Jr. (grandson), John Reuben Cox (grandson), Shane Chester (grandson) and Dr. Nick Netherland (grandson) served as pallbearers. Buster White, Paul White, Mike Hood, Landon Hood and Reid Sumrall served as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials can be sent to Ebenezer Baptist Church at 3529 Ebenezer Road, Lexington, MS 39095.

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