Larry Darnell Christmas Sr.,

Larry Darnell Christmas Sr., 55, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008.

Services were held Sunday, Oct. 12, from Antioch M.B. Church with Rev. W. Charles Bryant officiating. Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Jan. 28, 1953 to  James and Carrie Mae Christmas in Hazlehurst. He graduated from Hazlehurst High with honors in 1971 and attended Jackson State and served in the United States Army. He was employed at Kuhlman Electric Co. and Armstrong World Industries; and a leader of the United Steel Workers Local Union 363.

Survivors include: his wife of 33 years, Debra Christmas; son, Larry (Tiffany) Christmas Jr.; and daughter, Farah Christmas; brothers, James (Juanita) Christmas Jr., Kelvin (Linda) Christmas and sister, Joann Goff; adopted sister, Nejuan (Johnny) Adams and two grandchildren.

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