Longtime Petal resident dies at 96

Longtime Petal resident dies at 96

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - A longtime Petal resident has passed away at age 96.

Hazel Christine McInnis died on Sunday at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Funeral arrangements have been made, and visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Petal Harvey Baptist Church. Burial will begin right after the services in Highland Cemetery.

McInnis was the founder and director of Helping Hands Mission in downtown Hattiesburg for 25 years. She was a member of Petal Harvey Baptist Church and was the wife of Rev. John Garland McInnis, Sr.