Elijah Randolph

Published 2:29 pm Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Funeral services were held Aug. 3, 2018, at Rose Hill M. B. Church, Silver Creek, for Mr. Elijah Randolph, 81, who died July 21, 2018, in Hattiesburg. Minister Williams officated with burial following in the church cemetery.

Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrange- ments.

Mr. Elijah Randolph was born to the late Joe and Mattie Simmons Ran- dolph in Arm. He was a member of Rose Hill M. B. Church. He attended China Lee and New Zion Schools while working on the farm. He worked on the piers on the Missis- sippi Gulf Coast and later returned to Arm where he started his own busi- ness as a logger. He was known as the “The Wood Boss” and “Rabbit”. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #63.

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He is survived by: four daughters, Joyce Ran- dolph of Hattiesburg,

Debra Randolph of Pearl, Gloria (Rowdy) Daughtery of Madison, and Kirstie Manning of Ox- ford; three sons, Larry (Janet) Randolph of Hattiesburg, Fred L. Randolph of Hattiesburg and Kenric Randolph of Silver Creek; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.