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Danny Dillon

Danny Dillon, 72, a resident of Smithdale, Mississippi, passed away Sept. 23, 2019, at his residence.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Church Cemetery. Rev. Eric Moak will officiate.

Mr. Dillon was born Dec. 3, 1946, in McComb, Mississippi, to William M. Dillon and Christine Thornton Dillon.

He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and a Mason with the Auburn Lodge. Danny loved woodworking and could make most anything. He was a talented painter. He enjoyed the time spent on his lawnmower cutting the grass at home.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister-in-law; Charlotte Laird and a brother-in-law; Randy Laird.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years; Hilda Laird Dillon of Smithdale; a son, Daniel Marcus Dillon Jr. of Smithdale; a daughter and son-in-law, Robin Dillon McDaniel and Allen of Hazlehurst; grandchildren, Cory Hughes, Grace Dillon, Ilene Pittman, Dorian Dillon, Jake McDaniel, Dru McDaniel and Maggie McDaniel; great-grandchildren, Paxton Pittman and Willow Pittman; a sister and brother-in-law, Paulette Dillon Bass and Marty of Summit; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gerry Laird, Shirley and Ed Zumbro, Margaret and Jerry Crane, Robert Laird and Doris Seale and Johnny; along with other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Carroll Smallwood, George Rushing, Pat Kelly, Ed Zumbro, Johnny Strain and Jerry Crane.

The family wishes to thank St. Luke Hospice, Juilette Culbert and Lexie Miller for the excellent care given to Danny during his illness.

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