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Edwin O’Briant, 87, of Durant Passed away Monday, June 7 , 2021 at the Mississippi State Veteran Home in Kosciusko.
Edwin had retired from the Mississippi State Highway Department after 13 years. The last few years he worded maintenance at the rest area on Highway 55. He also had served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Durant.
Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, D.C and Nellie Welch O’Briant and his wife Eleanor O’Briant.
Edwin is survived by his son Eddie (Chie) O’Briant of Madison, MS; daughters, Dolores Petersen (Steve) of Kosciusko, MS and Diane Cole of Little Rock, AR.
He is survived by his brothers, Durward (Dorothy) O’Briant of West, MS and Bobby Joe O’Briant (Linda Kay) of Kosciusko, MS; and five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.
Visitation was held Wednesday, June 9 at Southern Funeral Home in Lexington from 12 Noon until service time at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel, with burial at Mizpah Cemetery in Durant.

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