Scott F. Hailey

Published 6:00 am Thursday, November 29, 2007

Scott F. Hailey went peacefully home to his Heavenly Father andrejoined his loving wife on Nov. 27, 2007, at his home. Visitationwill be at Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst from 5until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, and funeral services will be at 11 a.m.on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at Pleasant Valley United MethodistChurch with burial in the Sylvarena Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was born on Jan, 14, 1924, the youngest of five children ofMattie Edwards and Rankin M. Hailey. He was a lifelong resident ofCopiah County, except for 20 years when he lived and worked inAbilene, Texas. Mr. Hailey was an independent oil and gas producerin Texas and Oklahoma. His endeavors took him to many countriesallowing him to rise to the top of his profession. He was wellrespected by his peers.

He was a lifelong member of Pleasant Valley United MethodistChurch. He was also a member of the Copiah-Lincoln Institute ofLearning in Retirement and the Fifty-Plus Club. He was a kind andgentle man whose love of God and family, and concern for his fellowman were evident to all who knew him. He was easily recognized byhis friendly smile and signature cowboy hat.

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Mr. Hailey was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, LoyceBell Hailey; his parents; two sisters; and two brothers.

He is survived by one son, Dale Hailey; three daughters, Sharronand husband Robert Baird, Rita and husband Tom Burks and Jo AnnHailey; seven grandchildren, Corey Hailey, Scottie Diamond, BoHailey, Shelley Milligan, Chip Adams, Wyler Burks and HaileyPhillips; and five great-grandchildren, Cooper Barlow, ConnerDiamond, Justin Hailey, and Meg and Lillie Milligan.