Good-Bye to a Pine Belt hero

Funeral services will be held Wednesday for a highly decorated Jones County WWII veteran.

Cooper McKenzie served with the 100 First Screaming Eagles Airborne Division during WWII and was awarded two purple hearts and the Medal of Honor.  He was also a POW during the war.

Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 5-8pm at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel with funeral services Wednesday at 10am at Memory Chapel.

Cooper McKenzie was 85 years old.