Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia, MS for Doyle Lavaughn Sauls, 87, of Jayess, who passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022. Interment will be at Magee's Creek Cemetery. Bro. Buddy Day will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Hathorn Funeral Home and will resume on Thursday at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM prior to service. Doyle Sauls was born the oldest of five children. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He married his high school sweetheart, Lyndora Smith Sauls, and loved her his entire life. He was known to many as "Poppa Doyle" and was truly everything a Poppa should be. To him, family always came first, and he would do anything for them. He was a hardworking man who worked as a farmer and as a supervisor at Exxon Mobil for 30 years. After retirement, he was a proud member of the Exxon Mobil Annuitant Club of South Mississippi. Sauls was generous with his love, advice, time, resources, and faith. He was a member of Magee's Creek Baptist Church. He was a humble, genuine person who loved the Lord, his family, gospel music, and eating catfish. Despite living with chronic pain, he tried to not let it get him down. Doyle was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Lyndora Smith Sauls; father, Johnie Nicodemus Sauls; mother, Mary "Maude" Andrews Sauls; brothers, J.N. Sauls and Bobby Sauls. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Steve & Jan Sauls of Baton Rouge, LA; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Julie & Edwin Noland of Denham Springs, LA; great-grandson, Emmett Remington Noland; brother, Kenny Sauls; sister and brother-in-law, Gail & Nicky Cother; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Edwin R. Noland, III, Shane Sauls, Chad Sauls, Philip Cothern, Mike Evans, and Michael Brister. Honorary Pallbearers will be Emmett Noland and The Exxon Mobil Annuitant Club of South Mississippi. Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements.
Published by The Advocate from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13, 2022.
So sorry for your loss would have love come but grandkids has been exposed to covid.
Deana Keyes Anderson
January 13, 2022
Steve, Jan and Julie,
We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet `Papa Doyle and Mommy Dora´. They were a special couple, and, we have wonderful memories of time spent with them when our girls were little! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time.