Kenneth McLendon, 81, of Hazlehurst, died Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Visitation will be 1pm-2pm Saturday at Stringer Family Funeral Home. Services will be 2pm Saturday at Stringer Family Chapel with interment at Hazlehurst Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements.
Mr. McLendon was a native and lifelong resident of Copiah County except for 5 years he served in the U. S. Navy. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Mr. McLendon served in law enforcement for 30 years. He was Chief of Police in Hazlehurst and Sheriff of Copiah County.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Laiche McLendon; daughters, Marilyn Steele of Hazlehurst, Sue Buchanan (Gregg) of Eldorado, Ark, Brenda Tatem (Jack) of Princess Anne, MD, Vickie Weatherford (Stan) of Crystal Springs, and Kristi Granger (Mitchell) of Venice, LA; brothers, Herbert McLendon (Jerry) of Bay St. Louis, Richard McLendon (Ruth) of Hazlehurst, and William “Dub” McLendon (Beatrice) of Crystal Springs; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland, MS.