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Eddie Taylor Jr.

Eddie Taylor Jr., 74, of Hazlehurst, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at his home.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 10, from Jesus Name Holiness Church in Crystal Springs with Pastor Clevie King officiating. Interment was at Greater Damascus Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. in Hazlehurst. House of Peoples Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Taylor was born April 23, 1933, to Delois Rhodes Taylor and Eddie Taylor, Sr. As a teenager he moved to Los Angeles, CA. He was employed at McDonald-Douglas Aerospace and later Boeing Aircraft, where he retired. In 1996 he returned to Crystal Springs.
Survivors include: wife, Ann Taylor of Los Angeles, CA; children, Debra Taylor of Los Angeles, Eddie Eugene Hairston, Sr. (Patricia) of Los Angeles, Carla J. Day (Joseph III) of Los Angeles, Cynthia D. Aldana of Altadena, CA, Karla Taylor of Los Angeles, and Derrick Taylor of Los Angeles; mother, Delois Rhodes Smith of Hazlehurst; sisters and brothers, Evelyn McGee and Betty Hartfield of Chicago, IL, Willie Charles Smith (Kim) of Murietta, CA, Mary Alice Johnson (John), Jack Smith, Jr. (Joyce), Richard Smith, Frank E. Smith, Rosie P. Fatheree, Jimmie West (Larry) and Joyce Richardson of Hazlehurst; Brenda Smith of Los Angeles, and Julia Pinkston (Al) of Jackson; step-children, Charlotte and Darlene Stewart, Shedrick DeVaul fo Los Angeles, Demetric DeVaul fo Downey, CA, and Terrence Thomas of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

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