Margaret Bernita Harlan, 85, of Hazlehurst, died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at St. Catherine’s Senna. Graveside services will be 2pm Sunday at Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Miss Harlan was born in Crystal Springs on June 3, 1926. She graduated from Hazlehurst High School in 1944 and Copiah-Lincoln Jr. College in 1946. After graduation, she was employed by the W. S. Henley Law Firm in Hazlehurst and Jackson for some 47 years retiring in 1993
During that time, she was active in the Local and National Legal Secretaries Association, serving as an officer on the Jackson Chapter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Louis Harlan and Margaret Hartley Harlan, sister, Bessie Mae Nelson, brother, Benjamin Louis (B.L.) Harlan, nieces, Joy Harlan Cliburn and Kimberly Denise Harlan, nephews, Louis Harlan and Kirk Bennett Cliburn.
She is survived by her sister, LaDelle Harlan Ray; niece, Margaret Nelson Forsythe; nephew, John E. Harlan and 21 loving great and great great nieces and nephews. Additionally she is survived by her nephew-in-law, Bennett L. (Roy) Cliburn who so lovingly cared for her for a number of years.