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Gary Devesta Merritt

September 1, 1961 ~ April 11, 2021 (age 59)


Gary Devesta “Hagen” Merritt, age 59, passed away April 11, 2021. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing. He was a member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church. He was a loving family-man and dear friend to so many. He will be greatly missed.             

He is preceded in death by his parents, Quinton Devesta and Ella Annis Box Merritt.   

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters, Kristy (Dustin) O’Rourke and Kayla (Chuck) Eubanks; grandson, Maddox O’Rourke; siblings, Randy Merritt, Sherial (Glen) Stevens, Pamela (Jimmy) Fallon and Judy (Ricky) Stevens; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.                        

The Visitation for Gary Merritt will be Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM. The Funeral Service will be Thursday, April 15, 2021 beginning at 11:00 AM in the church sanctuary with Bro. Jeff Bass officiating. Burial will follow in Pipkins Cemetery. Pallbearers include Paul Hilburn, Little Roy Havard, Charles Stevens, Thomas Merritt, Eliel Mounteer and Joey McDaniel. Honorary Pallbearers include Scott Harris and Stanley Cochran.        

Moments Funeral Home, locally owned and operated in Lucedale, Mississippi is honored to be in charge of arrangements. 


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April 14, 2021

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Corinth Missionary Baptist Church
Fig Farm Road
Lucedale, MS 39452

Funeral Service
April 15, 2021

11:00 AM
Corinth Missionary Baptist Church
Fig Farm Road
Lucedale, MS 39452

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