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Stanley Dewayne Echols

Funeral services were held March 29, 2014, at Sweetwater CME Church for Mr. Stanley Dewayne (Duke) Echols, age 35, who died March 22 at his residence. Rev. Ernest Thompson officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Stanley Echols was born to Abraham and Vergie Echols.

He attended East Marion Elementary and Bassfield High School. He was a member of Sweetwater CME Church and remained a member until his death. He was a member of The Baby Land Choir. He was employed with Veteran Home in Collins and worked with McRay Construction until he became disabled.

He is survived by special friend, Kristen McRaney; two children, Ke’Ondra Echols and Ke’Nard McInnis; mother, Vergie (John Ed) Echols; two sisters, Debra (Johnny) Foxworth and Christian (Devin) Hall both of Bassfield; brother Terry Adams of Hattiesburg; two godbrothers, Jonathan Adams of Hattiesburg and Derek Echols of Bassfield; eight aunts; seven uncles; many other relatives and friends; two close friends, Damario Booth and Willie Magee.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. James Echols, and his maternal grandfather, Specer Loftin.