Joseph Laverne Rund, 80, of Lucedale, Miss. passed away July 25, 2014. He was a retired Paris police officer and a retired case manager with the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Edgar Cemetery. Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Rund was born Nov. 18, 1933, the son of the late Wilbert and Helene Rund. He is survived by his daughter Doris Johnson (Raymond) Cook: grandchildren, Brett (Candy) Johnson of Purvis, Miss., Pamela Nihiser of Colorado Springs, Colo., Michael (Carmen) Johnson of Lucedale, Miss., and Christopher Nihiser of Nebraska; 13 great-grandchildren: a sister and two brothers. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Rund, a daughter Patricia Rund. Mr. Rund was a member of the Catholic faith. Online condolences may be left at

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