George William HAIRSTON III

HAIRSTON.org ID#2220, b. 8 August 1927, d. 23 October 2013
Father*George William HAIRSTON Jr. b. 3 Aug 1890, d. 10 Mar 1976
Mother*Mary Corine PATTY1 b. 18 Aug 1901, d. 23 Oct 1968
Birth*George William HAIRSTON III was born on 8 August 1927 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi
He was the son of George William HAIRSTON Jr. and Mary Corine PATTY.1 
Census 1930George William HAIRSTON III appeared on the 1930 census of George William HAIRSTON Jr. on 29 April 1930 in Main Street, Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi; Lists: George W. Jr 38, Corine P. 28, Robert E. 8, George W. III 3 8/12 and owns a home valued at $2,500 and has a radio. George purchased this home from Mr. Waller.2

Census 1940George William HAIRSTON III appeared on the 1940 census of George William HAIRSTON Jr. on 3 April 1940 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.3

Death*George William HAIRSTON III died on 23 October 2013at his home. in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, at age 86. 
Obituary*OBITUARY

George Hairston III

COLUMBUS — George William Hairston, III, 86, died Oct. 23, 2013 at his residence. Services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery in Vernon, Ala. Visitation is one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society, 50 Airline Road, Columbus, MS 39702.

Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on October 25, 2013

George William Hairston, III, 86, of Columbus passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at his home after a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home. Services will be Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clark Richardson officiating. Visitation will be at 1:00 PM. Interment will immediately follow in Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery in Lamar County, AL, with a brief graveside service and prayer conducted by Calvin "Eddie" Thurmond, Mr. Hairston's son-in-law. The son of the late George William Hairston, Jr. and Corine Patty Hairston, Mr. Hairston was born August 8, 1927, in Columbus. He attended school in Brooksville and spent six years at Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, TN, graduating from high school in Brooksville. Shortly thereafter, he was drafted into the military during World War II. He served a total of nine years in both the US Air Force and the US Navy. Returning to Columbus in 1962, he eventually went to work in the Shipping Department of General Tire, retiring in 1990. While at General Tire, he acquired the nickname "Bulldog", because he was a big fan of Mississippi State Football and most of his co-workers were Alabama fans. In 1966, he married Jeanne H. McGee, a young widow with three children, whom he embraced as his own. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Robert E. "Bob" Hairston. Mr. Hairston is survived by his wife, Jeanne M. Hairston of Columbus; two sons, Darryl G. McGee and his wife Lisa of Woodbridge, VA and Roy R. McGee of Columbus; daughter, Deborah M. Thurmond and her husband Calvin "Eddie" of Shreveport, LA; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nephew, Robert E. "Bob" Hairston, Jr., and niece, Shelby H. Pilkington (Doug), both of FL; and a number of cousins. Memorials may be made to the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society, P.O. Box 85, Columbus, MS 39703 or to the donor's favorite charity. 
Burial*He was buried in Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery, Lamar County, Alabama
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S92] Birth Certificate.
  2. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  3. [S1940] 1940 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
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