Funeral services for Mr. Audrey McLaurin, 51, of Collins, (formerly of Mount Olive) were held on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Collins. Interment was in the Lockhart Family Cemetery Collins. Pastor Craig Williams officiated the services. Reeves Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Olive was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. McLaurin died at Covington County Hospital, Collins, on Sept. 6, 2017.
The honorary pallbearers were Ernest McInnis, Lee Luvine, Freddie McNair, Dewayne Pittman, Carlos Barnes, Calvin Keller, Harvey Easterling, and Jason McNair.
The active pallbearers were Tony Hawthorn, Tony McNair, Danny Spencer, Odell Beasley, Dennis Beasley, and Roy McLaurin. The flower bearers were family and friends.
Mr. McLaurin joined St. Paul MBC, Mount Olive, at an early age.
He was a 1986 graduate of Mount Olive Attendance Center. He was employed for many years at Jefferson Davis Industries, Ensco Offshore Drilling, and Warren, Inc. He was also the owner of Big A Mobile.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Lillie Mae McLaurin; and one sister, Marquetta McLaurin.
Survivors include, his five children, Demario Lockhart, Sr.,Whitney Lockhart, Cory McLaurin, Courtney McLaurin, all of Collins; Brittany Lockhart, Hattiesburg; three brothers, Clyde Pittman, Prentiss, Elton McLaurin, Kenny McLaurin, Mt. Olive; one sister, Shannon (Tony) Duckworth, Mt. Olive; three grandchildren, Kayden Lockhart, Logan Williams, Demario Lockhart; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends and special friend, Cassity Booker.