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Danny R. Ladner

Danny Raymond Ladner, 63, of Bogue Chitto, died Feb. 2, 2009, atSouthwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center emergency room aftera sudden illness.

Visitation is 5 until 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hathorn Funeral Home,Columbia, and resuming Thursday morning at 10 a.m. until funeralservices at 3 p.m. at Hathorn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial willfollow at Clear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Marion Countyunder the direction of Brookhaven Funeral Home as well as HathornFuneral Home.

Mr. Ladner was born June 20, 1945, in Columbia. He was the sonof Dorothy Kirkfield Ladner Byrne, of Columbia, and the late L.V.Ladner.

He was a proud U.S. Army veteran having served two tours inVietnam with the Special Forces, 101st Airborne Division. He was alongtime sandblaster having worked for various monument companiesand was the former owner/operator of Custom Sandblasting Inc. Hewas currently employed with Cotten’s Carpet Cleaning andRestoration of Summit. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church ofColumbia and attended Bethel Baptist Church of Bogue Chitto.

Mr. Ladner was preceded in death by his father, L.V. Ladner; hisstepfather, Dr. William James “Jim” Byrne; and two aunts, HazelHowell and Lucille Powell.

Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Dana Gail WallaceLadner, of Bogue Chitto; his mother, Dorothy Byrne, of Columbia;two stepsons, Chase Bonham and Travis Bonham, both of Bogue Chitto;his sister, Judy L. Barber and her husband, Kenneth, of Columbia;his aunt, Wanda Pittman, of Foxworth; his sister-in-law, Neisha W.Leggett; his brother-in-law, Josh Leggett; his niece, Joy Leggett;and nephew, Jax Leggett, all of Bogue Chitto; his nephews, ShawnBarber, Zane Barber and great-nephew, Dallas Barber, all ofColumbia; his mother-in-law, Gail Wallace and father-in-law, DanWallace, both of Bogue Chitto; and numerous cousins, friends andother relatives.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blair E. BatsonChildren’s Hospital, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216 orto Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, One Intrepid Square, West 46thStreet and 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036.