William D. “Billy” Hairston, Jr.

Funeral services for William D. “Billy” Hairston, Jr., 80, of Scott will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Benoit Union Church, Benoit. He died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Delta Regional Medical Center. Burial will be in Hollandale Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home. He was born October 12, 1930 in Moorhead, MS the son of William D. Hairston and Annie Rachael Miller Hairston. Billy served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and after his discharge in 1952 he came to Scott, MS where he worked for Delta and Pine Land, retiring after 45 years of service. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge where he was a Master Mason.  Also, he was a member of the Benoit Union Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Mable Ruth Hairston Cole and Frances Marie Hairston Guyton and brothers, Bobby Edward Hairston and Wayne Allen Hairston. He is survived by his wife, Marlene D. Hairston of Greenville; 2 daughters, Verne Miller (Steve) of Greenville and Connie H. Eshbach (Cal) of Bridge City, TX; a son, Bill Hairston (Janda) of Wake Forest, NC; sister, Mary Ann Cooper of Greenville; brother, Ira Hairston (Mary Allene) of Hollandale; and 4 grandchildren, Colin Hairston (Mallory) of Grand Prairie, TX, Alison Reams (Rusty) of Plano, TX, Tyler Hairston of Wake Forest, NC and Hayes Miller of Greenville. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00p.m., Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Boone-Wells Funeral Home.