Okolona – Mr. Harland Wayne Pigg, 80, longtime beloved Okolona resident, died Thursday, May 4, 2017 at North MS Medical Center after an extended illness. Harland was born April 6, 1937 in Carthage, MS, Leake Co. to Shelby Pigg and Maggie Thornton Pigg. He was a 1956 graduate of Carthage High School. He became a Chickasaw Countian in the mid l950’s. For over 35 years, Harland was manager of Prairie Farms in West Point. He retired as Production Manager of Rose Hill Furniture Manufacturing Co after 16 years of service. Harland was a devoted man of faith and loved his family dearly. He was close to all God’s creation, loved the outdoors, kept an immaculate yard and home and greatly enjoyed fishing and hunting. Very civic minded and humble, he was a former alderman for the City of Okolona, was on the Board of Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home at his death, was former President of Wilson Park in Okolona and was President and founder of the White Tail Hunting Club. He will be sorely missed by his family and a grateful community.
A celebration of his life and home-going will be at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Faith Outreach Church in Okolona, located on Hwy 41. Bro. Jimmy Bryan will officiate assisted by Rev. Bill Cornett. Private burial will follow at Boone’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Saturday) from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1 pm- service time, all at Faith Outreach Church. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel is honored to be assisting their friends.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Whitlock Pigg of Okolona; son, Paul Pigg (Tammy) of Amory; daughters, Valerie Pigg Rosentreter of Honduras, Pam Gann (Chip) of Houston, and Wanda Carol Sweeney (Doug) of Okolona; brother, . J.D. Pigg (Betty) of Carthage; three sisters, Ramona Brooks of Carthage, Shirley Ladner of Gulfport, and Gloria Jean Spears of Carthage; five grandchildren, Michelle Holman (Jay), Stephanie Larsen (Eric), Crystal Hicks (Kenny), Clark Carlisle, and Anna Kathryn Gann; four great-grandchildren; Annabelle and Luke Holman, and Austin and Easton Hicks. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Rodney, Jimmy Dale, and Larry Pigg and his son-in-law, Chuck Carlisle.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Hicks, Jay Holman, Clark Carlisle, Tommy Rogers, Richard Stallings, and Buddy Mims. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the White Tail Hunting Club.
Memorials may be sent to Boones Chapel United Methodist Church, C/O Bank of Okolona, P.O. Box 306, Okolona, MS 38860. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Karen jones lit a candle on May 6 2017 12:32:27 PM
i had the pleasure of working for Harland at Rose Hill for 5 years. He was a good and honest man to work for. He took care of me and provided me opportunities to do as i could there at Rose Hill. I remember one time i had gotten into it with Mike Milstead and Mike said " Fire him" and walked away. I asked Harland if i was fired, and he grinned and said No---- but if you see Mike coming your way dodge him for a couple of days till he cools down!! I am praying for the family. Rev Ricky Aldridge( son in law of Freddie and Lounez Scrivner)
Submitted by Ricky Aldridge on May 6 2017 11:51:44 AM
May the Lord be with you all during this journey. Love to you all
Submitted by Sherry and William Brown on May 6 2017 09:11:44 AM
Dear Wanda, Stephanie and Eric, Clark, Pam and all other family members. Mom and I send our condolences to you and will keep you in our prayers as you go through this loss. May God hold you close and may you always have great stories and wonderful memories in the days ahead. We love you.
Submitted by Donna Thompson Cook & Aunt Mary Ann on May 6 2017 02:08:23 AM
Carolyn and family, we are thinking of you all during this time. We cannot express how much we thought of Harland. We still tell stories of our Rose Hill days and of course the hunting stories Tim tells are never ending. We probably won't be able to make it down, but please know you are all in our prayers and thoughts. We will keep his spirit alive in our fond memories. Mr. Pigg was such a wonderful man - it was a true pleasure knowing him.
Submitted by Tim and Catherine Rouse on May 5 2017 11:45:13 PM
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Marilyn Reed lit a candle on May 5 2017 07:08:58 PM
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