Howard D. O’Gwin

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, June 7, 2016

May 17, 1935 – June 4, 2016

NATCHEZ — Memorial services will be announced at a later date for Howard D. O’Gwin, 81, of Natchez, who died Saturday, June 4, 2016, at his residence.

Arrangements are under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

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Mr. O’Gwin was born May 17, 1935, in Nauvoo, Ala., the son of Benjamin Washington O’Gwin and Bessie Lee Monasco O’Gwin.

Mr. O’Gwin was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was married to Virginia O’Gwin for 50 years, making his home in Natchez. He was known well in the construction industry. He spent his career as a painter and drywall contractor. Known by many as “Mr. Howard,” he made a number of friends over the years and was very easy to talk to.

Mr. O’Gwin enjoyed fishing, church and reading the Bible. He was a kind, gentle and humble man who will be missed greatly.

Mr. O’Gwin was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Virginia O’Gwin; three grandsons, Todd Lipscomb, Max and Scott Byrd; one great-grandson, Myles Hill; one brother; and two sisters.

Survivors include one son, Van O’Gwin and wife, Ljuba, of Vidalia; two daughters, Jan Lipscomb and husband, Randy, of Walker, La., and Gina Byrd of Natchez; two sisters, Bettye Davis and Billye Rains; five grandchildren, Stephen Lipscomb, Jamie Lipscomb and wife, Krissy, Sean O’Gwin, Ben O’Gwin, Kelly Hill  and husband, Chris; one daughter-in-law, Paula Guillot; and six great- grandchildren, Lily Byrd, Gavin Lipscomb, Michael and Khloe Lipscomb, and Declan and Mylee Hill.

The family extends a special thank you to the nursing staff at Glenburney Nursing Home, Stahome Health, Compassus Hospice and Dr. Barry Tillman and his staff.

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