Max Huff

Published 12:01 am Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Aug. 22, 1933 – Oct. 14, 2014

FERRIDAY — Services for Max Huff, 81, of Ferriday, who died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sevier Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clyde Ray Webber and the Rev. Truman Stagg officiating.

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Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

Mr. Huff was born Aug. 22, 1933, in Crescent, La., the son of Howard and Wildred Norris Huff.

He was a 1951 graduate of Simmsport High School. He attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La., until he was inducted in the U.S. Army.

He served in the 11th airborne as a paratrooper. After discharge, he attended Northwestern, earning a degree in agriculture and forestry. Upon graduation, he lived at Lake St. John and was a farmer for more than 40 years.

Max was instrumental in forming the Ferriday Country Club (now Panola Woods Country Club.) He was president of the Concordia Farm Bureau for 11 years. During the building of the present Sevier Memorial United Methodist Church, he helped in securing money through bond sales.

Max was an avid hunter of deer and squirrels in various camps in Louisiana and Mississippi.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, Charles Jordan Jackson; and one brother-in-law, Roland Landry Sr.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jane Brown Huff; three daughters, Leslie Huff Jackson of Lake St. John, Dr. Amy Huff Berryhill and husband, Ray, of Starkville and Macky Huff Stockstill and husband, Mark, of Natchez; five grandchildren, Max Jackson, Cody Berryhill, Tyler Stockstill, Wes Stockstill and Carolina Berryhill; one sister, Joyce Huff Landry; and one brother, James T. “Babe” Huff.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, nephews, Bobby Landry and Max Huff and friends, Trey Corbett and Jeremy Wood.

Honorary pallbearers will be Loyce Maroon, Tommy Dennig, Harry Pankey, Don Horton, Don Marshall, Red Tiffee, Chester Hoover, Richard Craig and a number of friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sevier Memorial United Methodist Church.

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