Kathleen Jones Haralson Eager

Published 6:00 am Friday, January 28, 2005

Services for Kathleen Jones Haralson Eager, of Trace PointLiving Center in Clinton, formerly of Lake Lorman in Madison, are 2p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on HighStreet in Jackson with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park inJackson.

Visitation is Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Eager, 84, died Jan. 27, 2005, at Pleasant Hills NursingHome in Jackson. She was born in Leake County on March 21, 1920, toLacey Elijah Jones and Trudy Benton Jones.

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She was a long time member of Henderson Road Baptist Church inByram. She was a former director of Grace Ministry, an outreachprogram for children. The church gave her an appreciation award onher 80th birthday for her “Untiring Service and Dedication.”

She was one of the first women rural mail carriers inMississippi (she retired after 34 years), and worked at the sametime at St. Dominic Hospital from 1955 to 1986 as a switchboardoperator and continued to do volunteer work there after retiring.She worked in a jail ministry program for about 12 years,ministering to prisoners.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, WillEager; her brother, Lacey Golden Jones; her sister, Dorothy “Dot”Bryant; and her daughters, Joan Haralson King and Brenda HaralsonKuehl.

Survivors are her sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and LizHaralson, of Brookhaven, and Lacey “Pud” and Dale Haralson, ofByram; her sisters, Mary Pearl Griffin, of Jackson, and RitaPeters, of Raymond; her brother, Robert S. Jones, of Yazoo City;her grandchildren, Donald King, of Gulfport, Donnie Joe HaralsonJr., of Bogue Chitto, Shirley Price, of Bogue Chitto, Dawn Gouge,of Mineral Wells, Texas, Kathy McKone, of Bogue Chitto, Dr. BillyKing, of Mountain Home, Ark., Amy Frank, of Weatherford, Texas,Vicki Marcellus, of Ridgeland, Keri Haralson, of Byram, BrettHaralson, of Byram, and Dillon Kuehl, of Weatherford, Texas; 23great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerousnieces and nephews and cousins.