Mike Dunagin, 76, passed away peacefully at Baptist Nursing Home in Calhoun City on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Born December 9, 1943, in Houston, MS, he was the son of the late Charles Ado Dunagin and the late Lahoma Brown Cooner. In 1966, he married the former Katherine Elizabeth York, and they have spent 54 years together. Mike graduated from Calhoun City High School, and went on to get his degree from Delta State University. He was a member of Calhoun City First Baptist Church, and was retired after many years as owner of York’s Greenhouse in Derma. Mike also served his community as Fire Chief for the Calhoun City Fire Department for over 40 years. He was also an EMA responder and County Fire Coordinator for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and loved to be outdoors either fishing or duck hunting. Mike was loved and highly respected by his family, his friends, and his community. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
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A funeral service celebrating his life will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 1:00pm at Calhoun City First Baptist Church. There will also be a visitation on Thursday from 11:00am until service time at the church. Bro. Jim Vance will be officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City.
Pallbearers will be Jarrod Davis, Jess Moore, Shane Childs, Scott Boone, Mike Beasley, Don Davidson, James Jennings, and Robert Ira Davis.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Joel Dunagin, Charlie Dunagin, Robert Allen Langston, Dale Hays, and the members of the Calhoun City Fire Department.
He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Beth York Dunagin of Calhoun City; daughter, Piper Haynam and her husband Steve of Warner Robins, GA; son, Blake Dunagin and his wife Robin of Wesley Chapel, FL; and three grandchildren, Ana Riley Haynam, Spencer Haynam, and Kristoffer Trest.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Ado Dunagin; his mother, Lahoma Brown Cooner, and step-father, G.C. Cooner.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation,
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL, 33131.
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