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Edward Earl Catchings Sr.

Edward Earl Catchings, 74, of Hazlehurst, died Thursday, July 16, 2020, at his home. Services were held July 23 at Deliverance Tabernacle Church, Hazlehurst, with Rev. Charles Singleton Sr. officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with the House of Peoples Funeral Home handling arrangements.
Mr. Catchings was born March 9, 1946, in Copiah County, to Leroy J. and Rosie Bell Berry Catchings. He united in holy matrimony to the former Bertile Barner. He and his family united with Deliverance Tabernacle Church. During his lifetime, he worked various jobs, including Hazlehurst Lumber Company and Graves’ Sawmill.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Beverly Catchings; granddaughter, Latasha Thomas; parents; and brothers, Robert Earl Catchings (his twin), Richard Catchings, Roy Catchings, and Henry Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Bertile Catch¬ings; sons, Edward E. Catchings Jr., Nathan Catchings, Nathanial Catch¬ings, John Catchings, and Donta’ Catchings; daughters, Barbara Thomas, Jen-nifer Carter, Christy Harvey, Erica Sutton, Mildred Carter, and Karen Cooley; sister, Rosie Robinson; brothers, J. C. Catchings and Jimmie Lee Catchings; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.