James Haney Obituary, Death Cause – On Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the age of 77, James Eugene Haney passed away in his home, having endured neither agony nor suffering in his final days. On February 22, 1946, he was born in Monroe County, Mississippi, which is also the location of his birthplace.
Eugene received his elementary education at Becker Elementary School before transferring to Hatley School to finish out his secondary education. Because he put forth so much effort, he was able to take care of his family financially. He was in the business of selling tractors for a significant portion of his working life.
He was a faithful member of Meadowood Baptist Church and attended services there frequently. While he watched westerns on television, he found it relaxing to sit down in front of the set with a bowl of cereal, a glass of milk, and something sweet to eat. Eugene was an extraordinarily talented man who knew how to work with his hands and was capable of doing a variety of manual labor, including but not limited to carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work.
Among those who continue to carry on his legacy are his wife Linda, his two daughters Jill Haney and Robyn Gray, his two granddaughters Elizabeth Riddle (Scott) and Karli Gray, and one great-grandson named Clay Riddle. In addition to his sister Judy Spencer (Keith), he is survived by his step-son Michael, his step-grandchildren Cole and Kristen, and his step-great-grandsons Carson and Presley.
His step-great-grandsons Carson and Presley were born after he passed away. He had two different wives. The deaths of Eugene Haney’s parents, J.D. and Mavis Haney, as well as his sister, Doris Haney Tate, came before Eugene’s own. Bobbye Dale Plunkett Haney, who was Eugene’s wife of more than 40 years, passed away prior to his passing as well.
On Sunday, March 5, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., there will be a Celebration of Life service performed in honor of Eugene, and the Reverend Dr. Lloyd Sweatt will serve as the chief celebrant for the occasion. The funeral and interment will be held at the Hatley Cemetery in Hatley, Mississippi. Beginning at 1:30 in the afternoon, there will be a visitation that will continue until the start of the service.