JW "Doug" Breland
Mr. JW "Doug" Breland passed away peacefully on August 20, 2019 at his home in Richburg community after a brief illness. Doug was ninety-one years old, born December 6, 1927. He grew up in the Sumrall-Hattiesburg area, the fifth of 10 children and spent most of his adult life living in Richburg.
Mr. Breland was a painter by trade and never met a stranger. He was a founding member of Richburg Baptist Church and served as a deacon there for many years. He was an avid fishman and held the state record for the biggest large-mouth bass catch for several years. He spent many hours in his garden, working in it until he was 90 years old, growing vegetables and giving them to all his family and friends.
Doug was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Johnie; his son, Jacky Breland, his great-great-granddaughter, Nora Hofer; his mother and father, Azzie and Commodore Breland; sister, Jackie Burnham, Eloise Holland, and Nell Richards; brother, VL Breland.
He is survived by three daughters, Judy Breland Breazeale of Ocean Springs, Jeannette Breland Blocker of Richburg, and Jan Breland Bayer (Richard) of Lucedale; two sons, Denny Breland and Ricky Breland both of Richburg; three sisters, Mazine Richardson, Bernice (BB) Taylor and Jo Breland all of Gulfport; two brothers, Charles Breland of Gulfport and Gene Breland of Saucier. He has one surviving sister-in-law, Eloise Illanne of Cypress, TX; nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Breland was the foundation of his family. He leaves a great hole in the lives of those who love him. He will truly be missed but we know that he is at peace in Heaven; still guiding and watching over us.
Services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 PM Friday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.
Interment will be in Richburg Baptist Church Cemetery.
Doing the honor of pallbearers are James Timothy Blocker, Shain Breland, Chris Breazeale, Richard Bayer, Wade Shepard, Berniy Younger, and Rick Craft.