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Obituaries for Sunday, February 27, 2005

Lydia Mae Anding ‘Coote’ Case

Services for Lydia Mae Anding “Coote” Case of Brookhaven are 4p.m., Sunday, Feb. 27, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel withburial in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Case, 84, died Feb. 25, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn in Franklin County on March 3, 1920, to Martin Redrick Andingand Myrtis E. Durr Anding.

She was a retired homemaker. She was a member of MacedoniaBaptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, CarlosCase; a son, Phillip Ray Case; two sisters, Lillian Case andMildred Estele Sanford; and two brothers, Willie Anding and BennieAnding.

Survivors are her daughters and sons-in-law, Palma Jean andPercy Wilson, Marcia Renee and Dennis Bowman, and Rebecca “Becky”and Rayborn Bowman, all of Brookhaven; her sons anddaughters-in-law, Samuel and Evonne Case, Carlos Glen and JuaniceCase, and Roger Vance and Edie Case, all of Brookhaven; her sister,Alice Sanderford of New Iberia, La.; her brother, James Anding ofBreaux Bridge, La.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; andtwo great-great-grandchildren.

Donald Lee Hancock

Services for Donald Lee Hancock, of Meadville, were 10 a.m.Saturday, Feb. 26 at Pilgram’s Rest Primative Baptist Church withburial in the church cemetery. Franklin Funeral Home was in chargeof arrangements.

Mr. Hancock, 64, died Feb. 24, 2005, at his residence. He wasborn in Franklin County on May 25, 1940, to Leo Hancock and GliddieDillon Hancock

He was a refrigeration and electrician technician. He was amember of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his brother, Fulton Hancock and his wife, Betty,of Natchez; his nephews, Robbie Headrick, of Laurel, Todd Hancock,of Lake Charles, La., and Steve Hancock, of Natchez; and hisnieces, Valarie Hancock, of Ridgeland, and Connie Scott, of Dover,Ark.

William E. ‘Bill’ Neal Jr.

Services for William E. “Bill” Neal Jr. of Florence were 10a.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, at Briar Hill Baptist Church in Florencewith burial in the church cemetery. Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home inPearl was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Neal, 77, died Feb. 24, 2005, at Mississippi Baptist MedicalCenter. He was born in Lawrence County on Feb. 1, 1928, to Estusand Isabel Neal.

He worked for Vickers of Jackson for 17 years and later retiredfrom Siemens of Richland in 1991. He was a veteran of the Army. Hewas a lifetime member of the Scottish Rites of Free Masons and amember of Grand Lodge of Mississippi, Evening Star #0070 inFlorence. He was a member of Briar Hill Baptist Church, where heserved as a deacon for many years.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and two brothers, RalphNeal and Carey Neal.

Survivors are his wife of 59 years, Murle Lambert Neal ofFlorence; his daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and ScottHigginbotham of Ridgeland; his son, Randall Neal of Destin Fla.;his sisters, Bonnie Lambert of Haus, Tenn., and Elinor Winters ofGassville, Ark.; his brother, Huey Neal of Lowell, Ark.; hissister-in-law, Joy Neal of Likely, Calif.; and his grandchildren,Elizabeth Ann Neal of Portland, Ore., Ashley and Cody Nelson andAndy Higginbotham, all of Ridgeland.

Memorials may be made to Briar Hill Baptist Church, 591 Hwy 469N., Florence, MS 39073

Billy Ray Rushing

Services for Billy Ray Rushing of Brookhaven are 2 p.m., Sunday,Feb. 27, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mt. ZionChurch of Christ Cemetery.

Mr. Rushing, 62, died Feb. 25, 2005, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on April 10, 1942, to MeltonH. Rushing Sr. and Lucille Posey Rushing.

He was a retired oil field worker and a former member of theNational Guard. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Paulette Wilson Rushing of Brookhaven;his sister, JoAnn Netterville of McComb; and his brother, Melton H.Rushing Jr. of Brookhaven.