April 7, 1944 - December 25, 2021
Mr. Harvey Cornell Gause was born on April 7, 1944, in Grenada, MS, to Sherman Sr., and Lola Kay Gause. He was the 5th child of this union. He passed away on December 25, 2021, in Columbus, MS. During his childhood, he developed a love for animals, football, and singing. He graduated from Carrie Dotson High School in 1962. After high School and on a choir scholarship, he attended Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Springs, MS, where he graduated on May 30, 1966, and received his Bachelor of Science. He later graduated on August 17, 1974, with a Master of Education from Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. While at M.I. College, he met the love of his life, his life partner, Stella Louise Crouther. They were inseparable from their first semester of college. They married on May 28, 1967, in Carthage, MS. This union produced one child, Portia Colette Gause Lewis. Harvey held many jobs throughout his lifetime, but he was a born educator. He taught middle school, high school, junior college and even served as a middle school principal. He also continued to sing and even performed in some local plays. His church home was St James United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman, Sr, and Lola; one brother, Sherman Jr.; two sisters: Laverne and Wilhemenia; a stepbrother, Rufus; and a stepsister, Joann. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife and daughter, Stella and Portia; sister, Pearlie; Stepbrother, Benny; stepsister, Earnestine; and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends. The funeral service is set for Thursday, December 30, 2021, at 11 AM at St James United Methodist Church. However, church seating is reserved for family only. For all others seated in their cars, the church will broadcast the service over a radio frequency. The services will also be live streamed on the Hairston & Hairston Funeral Homes Facebook page.
Mr. Harvey Cornell Gause was born on April 7, 1944, in Grenada, MS, to Sherman Sr., and Lola Kay Gause. He was the 5th child of this union. He passed away on December 25, 2021, in Columbus, MS. During his childhood, he developed a love for animals,... View Obituary & Service Information
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