James "Burleigh" Harwood III
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS - Mr. J. "Burleigh" Harwood III, age 83, of Ocean Springs, MS died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at his home. He was a longtime resident of the coast since 1970. He was employed with Ingalls Shipbuilding for 23 years and with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock for 23 years. Mr. Harwood was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Ocean Springs, MS and Newport News, VA, was an avid tennis player and the past manager of Gulf Hills Racquet Club. He was also a member of Treasure Oaks Country Club. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Lillian Harwood, parents, J.B. Harwood Jr and Ida Harwood, a sister Doll Carter and a brother, Donald Lee Harwood. Survivors include two sons, Ray Harwood of Arizona City, Arizona and Bob Harwood of Ocean Springs, MS, a sister, Henny Price, three brothers, George Harwood, Bruce Harwood and David Harwood, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. On Saturday, March 30, 2013, there will be a 1 pm Graveside Service in Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery in Newport News, VA. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials be sent to one's favorite charity in his name. The Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home. View and sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com.View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published by Daily Press on Mar. 27, 2013.
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Burleigh was a great man, a true friend to my family and especially my dog (Burleigh threw many new tennis balls over the fence for my dog); he was a great neighbor. He accomplished great things like traveling the world a few years back for tennis matches. I don't think I can go to my old street without thinking of him. He will surely be missed by so many people. (And his good friend Rocket dog)
Jessica Thames
March 27, 2013
Dear Harwood family, It was a shock to see Burleigh's obit in the paper today. He was a Masonic bother and dear E-mail buddy. I'll truly miss his E-mail messages. We had some great times together, back in Newport News Shipbuilding. I'll miss you pal. Clem
William Forehand
March 27, 2013
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