Edgar Haywood Sessions
Born: January 20, 1920 in Lauderdale County, MS
Died: November 6, 1988 in Clarke County, MS
Services for Edgar Haywood Sessions were to be held today at 12:30 pm from Barham Funeral Home Chapel. A second service was to be held at 2:30 pm from Rose Hill Methodist Church in the Rose Hill Community. Graveside services and burial were to be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with full military rights. Mr. Sessions, 68, Meridian, a retired educator and military officer, died Sunday November 6, 1988 at Riley Foundation Hospital. At age 17, Mr. Sessions entered the US Army and was to serve with distinction in Panama, China, Japan, Alaska, and stateside. He retired from the military service at the age of 37 with the rank of major. Mr. Sessions later established a second career in the field of education. He served on the staff and faculty of University of Southern Mississippi and Meridian Community College, and from 1968-1974 served as director of Chattanooga State Technical Institute of Chattanooga, TN. He was recognized throughout the south for his leadership in the field of vocational and technical education. Born in Meridian, Mr. Sessions was dean of occupational education at MCC from January 1075 until his retirement in June 1985. He was a member of Popular Springs Drive United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ann Louise Sessions, Meridian; a son Rodney H. Sessions, Petal; 3 daughters, Deborah Chaze, Hattiesburg, Linda Sims, Chattanooga, TN, and Anita Cryer , Patuxent River, MD; a brother J. W. Sessions, Baton Rouge, LA; 2 sisters, Frances Scott, Chapel Hill, TN, and Sarah Nash, Brandon, MS; and 9 grandchildren.