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Services for Jerry B. King Sr., of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 6, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Saturday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. King, 77, died Sept. 3, 2009, at St. Dominic-JacksonMemorial Hospital in Jackson. He was born on April 6, 1932, toBenton “Sox” King and Alma Burch King.

He was the original owner of “Jerry’s Drive-in” and also workedand traveled doing construction work all over the United States asa pipe fitter. Mr. King was a lifelong democrat and he loved andenjoyed meeting people and talking politics with people. He nevermet a stranger. He was lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge inBrookhaven. He was a giving man and of the Baptist faith. He was amember of Heuck’s Retreat Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Benton and Alma King;his wife, Wilma Williams King; his brothers, Byron King, DonaldKing, Royce King, Cody King, Lenwood “Buster” King and Micky King;a sister, Allowanna Rice; and a daughter-in-law, Joanna DuVallKing.

Survivors are a son, Jerry B. King Jr.; a daughter, Kathy Lairdand husband, Gilbert; a sister, Paulina Nations; his brother- andsisters-in-law, Hulon Williams, of Brandon, Edna Reynolds, ofBrookhaven, and Florence McCall, of McComb; his five grandchildren,Jeffrey Laird and wife, Ashley, Jerry Laird and London Merx,Benjamin Laird, all of Brookhaven, Hunter King and Hailey King, ofSanta Rosa, Calif.; his six great-grandchildren, Adrianna, Riley,Savanna, Olivia, Emma Grace and Isabelle Laird, all ofBrookhaven.

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