2011-01-06 / Front Page


Uhbern Kirkland, 82, of Millry died Jan. 7, 2011 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss.
He was born March 8, 1928 in Millry, (Red Creek community). He was a veteran of the United States Army during Korean Conflict. He was a businessman dealing with timber, cattle, farming and also operated convenient stores. He was known to have helped many people in the community and was a friend to many.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Sue Holland Kirkland, Millry; two sons, Raymond (Jewel) Kirkland, Laurel, Miss., John (April) Kirkland, Prattville; two daughters, Brenda (Danny) Lee, Buckatunna, Miss., Carrie Merle (Newman) Hall, Natchez, Miss.; one sister, Vida mae Touchstone, Millry; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Oscar "W.O." and Lula Mae Dearmon Kirkland and a brother, Randolph Kirkland.
A graveside service was Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at Flat Branch Assembly of God Cemetery in the Red Creek Community of Millry with Bros. I.D. Sullivan, Jimmy Butts and Darryl Butts officiating. St. Stephens Funeral Home directed.

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