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Harold Benjamin Armstrong Sr.

Harold Benjamin Armstrong Sr., 81, of Brandon, passed away Sept. 21 at home. A memorial service with immediate family only will be held on his family farm. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Mr. Armstrong was born in Hazlehurst on June 26, 1939, to Clyde and Agnes Armstrong. He graduated from Hazlehurst High School and Mississippi State University, where he received his BA in English and sociology and his Masters in sociology and psychology. He had a 33-year career with the State of Mississippi, working with Mississippi State Department of Health, the Department of Mental Health, and Mississippi Health Systems Agency. He retired after 18 years of service from the State Health Department as director of resource development, having been instrumental in public health policy and in charge of the Certificate of Need Program. He spent his leisure time on his farm raising cattle, enjoying woodworking, and tending his vegetable garden.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Rachel Curtis and Mildred Bolin.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ann Boyd Armstrong, of Brandon; daughter, Mauri Armstrong Davis, of Jackson; sons, Jeff Armstrong, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and Harold Armstrong Jr. (Benji), of Meridian; and eight grandchildren.