Published 10:27 am Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Keith Rials died at his residence Friday, July 31, 2015. Visitation was Monday from 1 until 2 p.m. at Stringer Family Chapel with burial at Damascus Cemetery.
Mr. Rials, 58, a native of Hazlehurst, was a graduate of Copiah Academy and attended Copiah-Lincoln Community College. He was employed at Yellow Freight for 25 years and was a member of the Teamsters Union. Keith was a volunteer for Baptist Prison Ministries and an avid sports fan. He had a lifelong devotion to the care of animals.
Mr. Rials is survived by his father, Royce Rials of Crystal Springs; mother, Joyce Simon Rials of Hazlehurst; brother, Steve Rials of Wesson, brother, Heath (Boo) Rials of Crystal Springs; sister, Dana Rials Gunter of Wesson; sister Kelly Rials Burke of Crystal Springs; sister, Kimberly Rials Braley of Mountain Grove, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dog “Bear”.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chest of Josh, First Baptist of Hazlehurst, or the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League.