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James Deaton Sr.

James Fredrick Deaton Sr., of Hazlehurst, died Saturday Feb. 11, 2017, at his residence. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Deaton, 82, was preceded in death by his sons, Ricky Deaton and John Deaton.

Survivors are his son, James Deaton (Lajuan), of Hazlehurst; Melvin Grubbs (Kadejah), of Norfolk, Virginia, Roger Grubbs (Laurie), of Wyndale and Hank Grubbs (Christy), of Wesson; daughters, Betty Rae Box (Scott), of Brookhaven and April Grubbs, of Hazlehurst; Jackie Rutland, of Brandon; grandchildren, Michael, Shane, Chris, Reese, Elijah, Daniel, Linda, Lucas, R. J., Nick, Hannah, Bridget, Marcus, Michael, Ashley, Laura Gail, Hank, Brandi, Britney, Johnna, Jasmine, Michael, Craig, Shawn, Brandon, Britney Berch, Luke, Kelly, Amber, Erin, John II, Heath, Jason and Chad; and numerous great grandchildren.