May 7, 1933 – Jan. 21, 2021

Funeral services for Mr. James William Kirkland, 87, of McCall Creek, were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, at Brookhaven Funeral Home with Dr. Dale Smith and Brother Emory May officiating.

Burial followed in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in McCall Creek.

Visitation was held from 9 a.m., until the time of service at Brookhaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Kirkland, who was a member of McCall Creek Baptist Church and who worked as a lineman with Southwestern Bell in Texas after 35 years, passed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.

He was born to Henry Bethard Kirkland and Maxine Whatley Kirkland on May 7, 1933, in Wallace Ridge, La.

Brookhaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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