Hugh Garraway Jr.
1924 - 2018
BORN
1924
DIED
2018
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Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home - Hattiesburg
205 Bay Street
Hattiesburg, MS
Hugh Garraway, Jr.

Hattiesburg - Memorial services will be held at 12:00 noon Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church Columbarium for Mr. Hugh Garraway, Jr, 94, of Hattiesburg, MS.

Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

He died Monday, December 17, 2018.

Hugh Garraway, Jr. was born on May 7, 1924 in New Augusta, MS. He graduated from high school in New Augusta and began college at Mississippi State College. His college education was interrupted by military service but he later graduated from Mississippi Southern College.

Hugh was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a C-47 and C-46 pilot with the Flying Tigers 2nd Combat Cargo Squadron in the Burma/China Campaign. He flew through the Himalayan Mountains or "The Hump" as it was called by the pilots and crews. He was awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Cluster and The Air Medal with two Oak Clusters. He continued to serve after the war as a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard flying fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

Hugh was a banker by profession, beginning with Perry County Bank in the 1950s. In 1962 he moved his family to Hattiesburg and began a long association with The First National Bank of Hattiesburg which, through a series of acquisitions and name changes, became BancorpSouth. Hugh retired in 1990 as a loan officer and Senior Vice President.

As a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church he served in various roles such as session member and trustee. A favored role was to serve as a Church Fryer on catfish dinner events.

Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh, Sr. And Jessie Garraway, New Augusta, MS; a daughter, Susan Victoria Garraway, Hattiesburg, MS; and many friends.

Hugh is survived by his wife, Betty Myers Garraway, Hattiesburg, MS; a brother, James "Jimmy" Garraway, Hattiesburg, MS; a son, Hugh, III (Jo Ann), Petal, MS; three grandsons, David Garraway (Michelle), Starkville, MS; Andrew Garraway, Winter Park, FL; Holt Coltharp (Jennifer), Nashville, TN; and four great grandchildren.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, MS.







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Published by Hattiesburg American on Dec. 19, 2018.
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Dec
21
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Westminster Presbyterian Church
, MS
Dec
21
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12:00p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church Columbarium
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I was just thinking of all the Christmases we spent as children in New Augusta and then Hattiesburg with our wonderful friends, the Garraways, and their parents and their children. I told my husband I had not heard anything about Betty and Hugh all year long and decided to look at Hattiesburg American obituaries and was so surprised to see Hugh, Jr. listed. I can assure the Garraway family that Hot and Patsy Monroe were part of the welcoming committee in heaven waiting to see him along with many, many others. He was a wonderful man, kind, considerate and loyal and the world will miss him. Kiss Betty Blue for me and
Beth. We are saddened to hear this news.
Beckie Johnson
December 24, 2018
During my time at Provision Living really enjoyed getting to know Mr Hugh. Each day hoped we could ride somewhere. He was a real Gentleman. Thank U Mr. Hugh for many things and especially for your service to our country.
Steve Phillips
December 21, 2018
We thought a lot of Mr. Hugh. May he rest in peace. Our prayers are with you Mrs. Betty and Holt.

Randy and Mary Camp
Mary Camp
December 20, 2018
Our prayers and condolences to the family.
Carl and Nadine (Breland) Patterson
December 19, 2018
Hugh P. (Paw) has been like a father to me since our parents passed away in 1993-94. I've enjoyed many years visiting with them since then.
Claudia Thompson
December 19, 2018
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