Ronnie Earls

Published 7:07 pm Monday, January 21, 2019

Funeral services for Virgil Ronald “Ronnie” Earls, of Wesson, are Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral in Brookhaven with burial at Sylvarena Baptist Church Cemetery in Wesson.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Riverwood and will continue Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, form 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the Riverwood.

Mr. Earls, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. He was born on May 13, 1950, to the late Lee Virgil Earls and Margurette Furlow Earls. He began serving as Copiah County constable, Post 2, in Wesson, in 1982. He also worked in the carpentry business and he received the Wesson Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. He will be missed by all those who loved him.

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Preceding him in death are his parents; brothers, Randolph, George and Mitchell

Earls; sister, Irene Earls Ramsey; nephew, Jerry Earls Jr.; niece, Kay Blalock; and brother-in-law, Jimmy Purser Sr.

Survivors his wife, Debbie Bennett Earls; daughter, Lisa Smith and husband, Briley; brothers, Jerry Earls, Sr. and Lee V. Earls Sr.; sisters, Ina Taylor, Genice Inabnet, and Donnis Renfroe and sister-in-law, Patricia Purser; two grandchildren, Aubree Lee Smith and James Brantley Smith, his special friends, Phillip and LeaAnn Knight; and a host of special nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends.

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