Elby M. Tyson, Sr.
Elby M. Tyson, Sr. 74, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at his home.
Visitation will be 5pm-8pm Friday and 1:30pm-3pm Saturday at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst. Services will be 3pm Saturday at Stringer Family Chapel with interment at Spring Hill Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements.
Mr. Tyson was a native of Hazlehurst. He worked for ICG Railroads for 17 years and owned and operated Elby’s Recreation for 24 years. Mr. Tyson was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.
Elby and Sue were married for 50 years on March 1, 2013. He was a small cattle farmer and enjoyed his cattle as long as his health permitted. He also enjoyed his small vegetable garden until failing health several years ago.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dewayne Tyson, his parents, James and Mollie Tyson, a brother, Dayton Tyson and a sister, Lottie Tyson Warrington.
He is survived by wife, Sue Tyson; son, Elby Tyson, Jr. of Wesson; sisters, Adonis Kimble of Shreveport, LA, and Mildred Floyd of Hazlehurst; grandson, Daniel Tyson and numerous nieces and nephews.