Rev. Hivey Carson
May 26, 1929 – March 16, 2020
Rev. Hivey Carson, 90, of Tylertown, died March 16, 2020, at his residence in Tylertown.
Born Sunday, May 26, 1929 in Walthall County, he was the son of the late Ansel Carson and Muyer Holmes Carson.
He completed the 11th grade at Walthall County School. He maintained various jobs at Tylertown Saw Mill, Valley Seed Mill and Haspel where he worked until they closed. He united with Antioch MB Church at an early age and managed a gospel singing group called the H. C. Gospel Singers which included some of his family. He married Rosie Elizabeth Fountain and to this union five children were born.
He pastored several churches, including Fairview, Tylertown First Baptist, Pink Hill in Magnolia, Mt. Bethel in Sandy Hook, and Antioch MB Church. During his time as a pastor, he was actively involved with the West Pearl River Assn. He also served as a board member for Lexie Water Assn.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Rosie Elizabeth Fountain; two brothers, R.C. Carson and A.R. Carson; one sister, Virgie Lee Gutter; two daughters-in-law, Alyne Carson and Mary Nell Carson.
Survivors are three sons: Rev. Alton (Mary) Carson of Hattiesburg; Rev. Jerry (Vonunetta) Carson of Laurel, MD; Rev. Richard (Stacey) Carson of McComb; one daughter, Ora Nell (Gilbert) Bullock of Tylertown, Shirley Geoffery of Wavely, TX; four brothers-in-law, James Fountain, Foxworth, Preston (Gail) Fountain of Moss Point, Rev. Kennis Fountain of Columbia, James Owens of Baton Rouge; four sisters-in-law, Katie Washington and Shirley Wilson of Gautier, Ersie Pittman of Bogalusa, Charlene Carson of Tylertown; 22 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren.
A funeral service was March 21, 2020, at Antioch MBC, with Rev. Alton Carson rendering the eulogy and officiating, interment in Tylertown Cemetery II.
Pallbearers were Neil Bullock, Juan Simmons, Fredrick Beal, Ray Youngblood, Byron Bullock, James Carson, Kenny Ray Carson, M.L. Leonard and Richard M. Carson.
Honorary pallbearers were Alton Carson, Jerry Carson, Richard Carson, Gilbert Bullock, Kennis Fountain, Preston Fountain, James Fountain and Harold Leonard.
Washington Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.