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Obituaries for Friday, March 17, 2006

Willie Mae Barnes

Services for Willie Mae Barnes, of Houston, Texas, are 2 p.m.today, March 17, at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial inHollywood City Cemetery in McComb.

Mrs. Barnes, 86, died March 13, 2006, at Cypress FairbanksHospital in Houston. She was born in Jayess on March 16, 1919, toLuther S. Boyd and Lettie Carney Boyd.

She was retired from her job as a school administrator with theSt. Mary Parish School Board in Franklin, La. She was a member ofFirst Baptist Church in Brookhaven.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husbands, A.C.Bright and Felton Barnes.

Survivors are her daughter, Judith Hutchinson, of Houston; hersister, Ruby Lee Talbert, of Jackson; her grandchildren, PamelaMiller and husband, Glen; and great-grandchildren, Lauren AshleyMiller and Ashley Nicole Miller.

Vernon ‘Pop’ ‘Coach’ Hancock

Services for Dewey Vernon Hancock, of McComb, are 11 a.m.Saturday, March 18, at Hartman Funeral Home Chapel with burial inArlington Cemetery in Lincoln County.

Services will be conducted by the Rev. Bruce McKenzie, the Rev.Keith Smith and Dr. David Millican.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Hancock, 74, died March 15, 2006, at McComb Nursing Center.He was born in the Moak’s Creek community on Nov. 12, 1931, to LulaMae Wallace Hancock and W.A. Hancock.

He was retired from his job with the transportation department,having worked with the Illinois Central and Gulf Railroad. He was amember of Arlington Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the UnitedStates Navy. He was an avid sports fan and was considered an expertin the statistics and strategies of many sports. He coached DixieYouth Baseball, as well as basketball, at the East McCombActivities Gymnasium and the old Summit School. He coached theSummit Rams and peewee football.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, MyrtleSanders Hancock; his brothers, Jimmy Hancock, Marvin Hancock andDean Hancock; his grandson, Robert Smith; and his son-in-law, JerryChapman.

Survivors are his son, Mickey V. Hancock, of McComb; hisdaughter, Cindy R. Roberts, and husband, Lee, of Summit; hisstepdaughters, Helen R. Smith, and husband, Walter, of Tylertown,Carol Chapman, of Summit, Charlotte Phillips, of Mandeville, NitaMcKenzie, of Arlington community, and Joy Steele, of Smithdale; hisbrother, Robert L. Hancock, of McComb; his sister, Eloise H. Lang,of McComb; his grandchildren, Daniel Roberts, David Roberts, AmandaRoberts, Penny Gendusa, John Smith, Sharon Hingle, Susan Dixon,Lamar Chapman, Thomas Chapman, Hank Chapman, Crystal Phillips, DanMcKenzie, Bruce McKenzie, Kristen Sisco, Ricky Lee, LarissaJacobsen and Jason W. Lee; his niece, Robbie Lynn Hogstead, ofNorfolk, Va.; his nephews, Robert Hancock Jr., of California, andJohnny Lang, of McComb; and one great-nephew, Evan Lang, ofMcComb.

Pallbearers will be Lamar Chapman, Dan McKenzie, Jason Lee,Thomas Chapman, Hank Chapman and Kenneth Cisco. Honorarypallbearers are David and Daniel Roberts and John Smith.

Leavell Robinson Hill

Graveside services for Leavell Robinson Hill, are 2 p.m. today,March 17, at a chapel in Pearl.

Mrs. Hill, 77, died March 16, 2006, in Pearl. She was born onJune 1, 1928, to Harvey and Carrie Robinson, of Brookhaven.

She was retired from her job as a worker at Piccadilly inJackson.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her brother, J.T.Robinson.

Survivors are her daughter, Linda Dickerson Reed, and husband,Ira; her sons, Larry Dickerson, of Smithdale, and Calvin Dickerson,of Rolling Fork; her granddaughters, Elizabeth and Hanna; herbrother, Robert “Slim” Robinson, of Jackson; her sister, MildredLea, and husband, Roscoe, of Brookhaven; her three nieces and threenephews.

Betty McDaniels

Services for Betty McDaniels, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Saturday, March 18, at Siloam M.B. Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 12 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, withthe family present from 6 to 7 p.m.

Mrs. McDaniels, 59, died March 12, 2006, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was born on July 8, 1946, to Richard Kelly andBeatrice Oliver Kelly.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Siloam M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, WillieHorace McDaniels; her son, Willie Horace McDaniels Jr.; her threebrothers and one sister.

Survivors are her sons, Matthew McDaniels, of Nashville, Tenn.,Steve McDaniels, of Slidell, La., and Charlie McDaniels, ofBrookhaven; her daughters, Eunice Newsome and Annie Bee, both ofSlidell; her brothers, Robert Lee Kelly, Roosevelt Kelly, Eddie D.Kelly, Clarence Kelly and Jerry Kelly, all of Brookhaven; LeviKelly, of New Orleans, La., Napoleon Kelly and Willie Kelly, bothof Slidell; her sisters, Margaret Brooks, Carolyn Kelly, Louada K.Smith and Jessie Mae Byrd, all of Brookhaven, and Eunice Brown, ofSummit; her 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Louise Price

Services for Louise Price, of Bogue Chitto, are 3 p.m. Saturday,March 18, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial in Moak’sCreek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5 to 10 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Price, 79, died March 16, 2006, at Silver Cross Home. Shewas born on March 28, 1926, to J.W. Roberts and Eula WallaceRoberts.

She was retired from her job with Kroger Food Stores. She was amember of Moak’s Creek Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, MurphyPrice; and her son, Steve Price.

Survivors are her son, Doyle Price, of McComb; her daughters,Karen Stockman, of McComb, and Sharon Bullock, of Ruth; her sister,Eleamease Gates of Summit; her 10 grandchildren and 12great-grandchildren.

Mary Lea Sandell

Services for Mary Lea Burkett Sandell, of McComb, are 10 a.m.Saturday, March 18, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in McComb withburial in Hollywood Cemetery. Catchings Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

Visitation is Saturday from 9 a.m. until mass at 10 a.m. at thechurch.

Mrs. Sandell, 85, died March 16, 2006, at McComb Nursing andRehabilitation Center. She was born in Port Gibson on Sept. 17,1920, to Alfred Jennings Burkett and Viola Breaux Burkett.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Alphonsus CatholicChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Watt Ray”Bud” Sandell; and her sister, Jimmie Nunnery.

Survivors are her niece, Vicki Halford, of Brookhaven; hernephew, Jeffery Nunnery, of Brookhaven; her great-nieces, AmyDunaway, of Wesson, Claire Nunnery and Logan Nunnery, both ofMcComb; her great-nephews, Chase Fugler, of Brookhaven, andBrantley Nunnery, of McComb; her aunt, Marguerite McDonald, ofMcComb; and special friends and caretakers, Micky and Al Wimberly,of McComb.

Memorials may be sent to St. Alphonsus Building Fund, P.O. Box1105, McComb, MS 39649.