Funeral services were held for Roger Maurice “Rev. Bud” Tolbert, 81, of Lucedale on Friday, May 3, 2019, at 11 a.m. at George County Funeral Home Chapel.

  Interment followed in Howell Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. J.W. McInnis, Rev. Adrian Puckett and Rev. Mark Warden officiating the services.

   A former pastor of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church (first and last pastorate), Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Cannan Missionary Baptist Church, Halls Creek Missionary Baptist Church and Leakesville Missionary Baptist Church, he died April 30. He was born December 12, 1937.

  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Virginia A. Christian Tolbert; son Tim Tolbert of Lucedale; brothers Everett (Linda) Tolbert of Biloxi, Dale Tolbert of Vicksburg; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

   He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Eula Ree Tolbert and brothers Arvis, Pete and Lynwood Tolbert.

   Pallbearers included Bobby Read, David Shorts, Ricky Turner, Eddie Ray Turner, Robert Davis and Brent Campbell.

   George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.