Gerald James Washegesic, 65, died Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Lauderdale Community Hospital . Visitation will be Sunday September 18, 2011 from 5 until 8 Pm at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley. Funeral services will be Monday September 19, 2011 at Garner Funeral Home. Interment will be in Michigan at a later date. Mr. Washegesic, a retired metal cutter for Whites Salvage is survived by his wife Deborrah Washegesic; three daughters Stephanie Northcott of Ripley, Karen Carrizales of Michigan,Kelly Washegesic of Kentucky; two sons Danny Heflin and Jason Washegesic of Ripley; a sister Margie Pratt of Southaven, Michigan; four brothers Mike Washegesic, Ronnie Washegesic, Bobby Washegesic and Richard Washegesic all of Southaven Michigan; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Shirley Cattacio.