James Earl Hutson, 91, of Bogue Chitto, passed away Nov. 26, 2017.

A memorial gathering will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven.

He was born April 19, 1926, in Baton Rouge.

He served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years, from 1943-1966, as an electrician’s mate, master chief petty officer rank E-9.

He also worked at Kellwood Co. in McComb until his retirement in 1990.

His favorite hobbies were camping in his RV, playing cards, and repairing things around the house. He took great joy spending time with his great-grandchildren, especially Jack and Palmer Hutson, and Grayson and Matthew Beyl. His smile and cheerful attitude will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy L. Hutson; father, Thomas Ford Hutson; mother, Floye Hart Davis; and one sister, Winnie Ruth Emmons.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Bruce Hutson and wife, Darlene,

Greg Hutson and wife, Sharon; daughter, Rhonda Little and husband, Tom; sister-in-law, Gale Smith; and six grandchildren, Michael Hutson, Barbara Beyl, Christina West, Jonathan Savell, Jennifer Hutson and David Hutson. He is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren.

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