West Point, Mississippi
1924 — 2022
Garland Hunt, of West Point, went home to Heaven on April 9, 2022, at the age of 97 at home. He was born in 1924 at the height of the Roaring 20"s in rural Oktibbeha County near Sturgis, Mississippi to Earl Maben Hunt and Martha Adelaide Sharp Hunt. He spent his school years during the worst of the Great Depression. After the 8th grade, he tried his hand as a sawmill worker, field hand, carpenter, milk delivery man among other various jobs in and around Sturgis and Starkville. At the age of 18, he married his sweetheart, Perval E. Sanders, on April 24, 1943. Three months later, Garland enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country in the amphibious forces. He was a pilot in...