Obituary: Bobby J. Sauls

Bobby J. Sauls

80, Columbia

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Darbun Community Cemetery for Bobby J. Sauls, 80, of Columbia, who died on Sunday, May 24 in Columbia. Dr. Benny Hornsby officiated at the services. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the time of the services on Thursday, May 28 in Darbun Community Cemetery.

A long-time resident of Columbia, he was known far and wide for his singing. That was one of his greatest passions. He had a very strong memory of about 600 songs and knew the presidents front and back. He was a faithful member of East Columbia Baptist Church. He loved all kinds of sports, sometimes playing as a one man team for volleyball. He was married 31 years and loved his wife dearly. He was a Free Mason and Town Marshall of Tylertown. He was lead singer of a country group, Marshall and the Outlaws. He was extremely kind hearted, loved telling jokes and playing cards. He loved his life and he will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnie and Mary Andrews Sauls; son, Clark Sauls, and brother, Johnie Sauls.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Sauls; daughter, Daphne Evans; son, Jeffrey Evans; granddaughter, Presley Herbst; great-grandson, Reider Herbst; brothers, Doyle Sauls and Kenny Sauls; sister, Gail Cothern, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Miller, Hayden Miller, Geoffrey McMichael, Jerry Broom, Virgil Singley, Jim Allen, Greg Elkins and Danny Alexander.

Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements. 

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