Services for Mr. Willie Hayes Burkes were held Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. from John E. Stephens Chapel.

The Rev. Bill Cox and the Rev. Al Crawford officiated. Interment was in White Oak Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Burkes, 94, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired mechanic. He was a member of White Oak Baptist Church.

Mr. Burkes was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roy Burkes and Effie Elizabeth Hamilton Burkes; wife, Ruthie Jewel Burkes; sisters, Ruby Lee Burkes Barnett, Amye Ethredge and Rosalie Daniels.

He is survived by his son, Willie Bryant Burkes of Philadelphia; two granddaughters; a grandson; two great-granddaughters; and four great-grandsons.

Pallbearers are Mike Snow, Jackson Breazeale, Johnny Nolan, Stanley Breazeale, Conner Cox, Ricky Walker and Jamie Breazeale.