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Jimmy Hogan

James Ford “Jimmy” Hogan, 79, of Hattiesburg, Miss., formerly of McComb, Miss., and of this area, passed away Sept. 12, 2015, in Hattiesburg, surrounded by his family, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until a memorial Mass at noon at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in McComb. Father Brian Kaskie of Saint Alphonsus will be principal celebrant and Fr. Bill Henry of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Greenville, Miss., will concelebrate. A 3 p.m. graveside burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery. Hartman Funeral Home of McComb is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011; or to the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Building Fund. Jimmy was born in Paris, Tenn., Sept. 14, 1935, the son of the late James Robert and Dorothy (Ford) Hogan. He graduated from Sewanee Military Academy in 1953 and attended the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of the varsity swim team. He then attended Murray (Ky.) State University, where he met his wife-to-be. Jimmy was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Charles Brill Council 8054, a former member of the church choir and former member of the McComb Lions Club. He was in sales all of his career, ending his career as an agent with Northwestern Mutual Financial. Jimmy was an avid Kentucky basketball fan and enjoyed all sports. He made three trips to Ireland with his son, Tim, and greatly enjoyed visiting his ancestral homeland. In his later years, Jimmy had a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin and regularly prayed the Rosary. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and his grandchild, Barry Hogan. He is survived by his wife of 60 happily married years, Phyllis (Montgomery) Hogan of Hattiesburg; five children and their spouses, Cyrena H. and Michael Austin of McComb, James M. “Monty” and Marguerite Hogan of Ponchatoula, La.; Timothy H. and Donna Hogan of Atlanta, Kelly H. and Jeff Adams of McComb and Glen A. and Pam Hogan of Hattiesburg; 10 grandchildren and their spouses, Kramer Austin, David Austin, Meagan and Adam Waller, Dane Hogan, Emily Hogan, Kyle Adams, Molly Adams, Michael and Brittany Martin, Matthew Hogan and Heath Hogan; his great-grandchild, Sage Waller; his sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Dave Tarbox of Clearwater, Fla.; his brother and sister-in-law, Don and Joan Hogan of Panama City, Fla.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.