Mr. Burl H. Denson, age 82, of Decatur, MS died on Friday, 01/29/2010 at Anderson's Hospital in Meridian, MS. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, 02/02/2010 at Newton County Funeral Home North in Newton, Ms with Father Terrell Griffis officiating. Burial will be in the Bay Springs City Cemetery in Bay Springs, MS. Newton County Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements. 601-635-3200 Mr. Denson was born in Bay Springs, MS in 1927; he served in the Merchant Marines during WWII.
He later retired from the Newspaper industry having served several papers including the Meridian Star (executive editor), the Clarion Ledger and the Newton Record. Mr. Denson was an avid golfer who loved the game.
Survivors include his wife, Marijo James Denson, of Decatur, MS, daughter, Allyson Claire Denson of Greenville, MS, son, Mikel W. Denson(Deanna) of Collinsville, MS and Grandchildren: Shade Denson, Samantha Denson, and Chance Denson.
Visitation was held on Monday 02/01/2010 at Newton County Funeral Home North in Newton, MS from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.