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Jerald David Broughton

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jerald David Broughton on September 14, 2011, in Jackson, Mississippi. Jerald was born in Hico, Louisiana, on November 30, 1935, the first son of the late Theron Carlton Broughton and Iva Lee Bennett Broughton. Jerald was also predeceased by his daughter, Faye Broughton, and his brother, Jack Wayne Broughton. Jerald was also preceded in death by his father- and mother-in law, John and Vernice Mobley, and two brothers-in-law, John Allen Mobley and Jerry Don Mobley.

Survivors are two sons, Jerald Theron Broughton of Utica, Mississippi, and Scott Andrew Broughton of Arcadia, Louisiana, and their mother, Bettye Mobley Broughton, along with four grandchildren, Jarred, Charles, Makayla, and Danille. There are two sisters, Linda Broughton Bridges of West Monroe, Louisiana, and Sue Broughton Cole of Section, Alabama; sister-in law, Dee Ann Mount Broughton, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and one brother-in-law, Barry Mobley of Ruston, Louisiana. Jerald is also survived by two aunts, Edith Hancock Bennett of Gibsland, Louisiana, and Yvonne Baker Bennett of Homer, Louisiana, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and special friend Dottie.

Jerald graduated from Hico High School and Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in Ruston, Louisiana, with a petroleum engineering degree. He served in the United States Army, stationed at Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and continued working at Waterways Experiment Station during his entire career. His work led him throughout the United States and many parts of the world. Jerald was a faithful and generous man, beloved by family and friends.

Interment will be at Harmony Chapel Church Cemetery Friday 16, 2011 at 2 p.m. Please make any planned memorials to Louisiana Tech University or Palmer Home for Children in Columbus, Mississippi.

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