Keith Rials

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”.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chest of Josh, First Baptist of Hazlehurst, or the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League.