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Van Arnold Casanova

Van Arnold Casanova, 81, of Picayune, Miss. passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Picayune Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home with Bro. R.T. Buckley and Bro. Christopher Macedo officiating.

Mr. Casanova was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and a lifetime resident of Picayune.

He is survived by his mother, Winnie A. Thigpen Casanova, wife of 61 years, Joyce Casanova of Picayune; son, Phillip Arnold Casanova of Vacaville, California; daughters, Cynthia Diane Macedo and husband Rich of Tennessee, Cathrine Elizabeth Lopez and husband Rory of Brownsmills, New Jersey, and Cheryl Lorraine Casanova and husband Fernando of Vacaville, California; grandchildren, Vanessa, Christopher, Aaron, Jessica, Tara, Erica, and Jake; and great-grandchildren, John, Kayla, Kiya, Caden, John, Logan, Grayson, Jocelyn, Elaina, and Celeste.

He is preceded in death by his father, Seab Britt Casanova; siblings, Robert, Bo, and Verna Lee.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Leukemia Foundation or the Kidney Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home. Please visit our website for the obituary. You can leave an online condolence or share photos and memories. www.picayunefuneral.com