William ‘Bill’ Lauderdale

Published 6:00 am Thursday, March 1, 2007

A memorial service for William “Bill” Lauderdale, ofPhiladelphia, formerly of Brookhaven, is 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28,at First United Methodist Church of Philadelphia. McClain-HaysFuneral Service in Philadelphia is in charge of arrangements. TheRev. Fred Britton will officiate.

Visitation is Wednesday at the church parlor from 2 p.m. untilthe time of the service.

Mr. Lauderdale, 56, died Feb. 24, 2007, at the UniversityMedical Center in Jackson.

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He was an artist and musician. He was a native of Brookhaven,and had been a resident of Philadelphia for the past 17 years. Hewas employed as an art instructor at East Mississippi CommunityCollege and had also taught at East Central and Meridian CommunityCollege. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church inPhiladelphia.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Bill and PegLauderdale, formerly of Brookhaven.

Survivors are his wife, Cynthia Lauderdale, of Philadelphia; hisson, David Lauderdale and wife Piper, of Philadelphia; hisdaughters, Sarah Lauderdale, of Birmingham, Ala., and ElizaLauderdale, of Philadelphia; and his brother, Jon Lauderdale, ofDandridge, Tenn.

The family requests memorials be made to The GideonsInternational, Compassion International, or charity of choice.