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Obituaries for Friday, December 7, 2007

Cecelia L. Abel

Services for Cecelia L. Abel, of Brookhaven, will be held at 1p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Riverwood Family Funeral ServiceChapel with burial in Union Church Cemetery in Union Church.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Abel, 97, died Dec. 6, 2007, at Brook Manor Nursing Center.She was born on March 31, 1910, to Nicholas Loftus and EdnaBrigger.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Community MethodistChurch in Fayette.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, theRev. Ferrell Abel.

Survivors are her sons, Ferrell Nick Abel, of Fayette, andRobert L. Abel, of Pascagoula; her daughter, Brynda Moore andhusband David, of McCall Creek; her 11 grandchildren and 18great-grandchildren; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Allyson Nashia Bennett

A memorial service for Allyson Nashia Bennett, of Brookhaven,will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at WilliamsMortuary.

Baby Bennett was born in Brookhaven on Nov. 28, 2007, to AngieD. Bennett and Clarence A. Bennett. The 7-day-old infant died Dec.5, 2007, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center inJackson.

Preceding her in death were her grandfather, Ira Bennett; hergrandmother, Lear Bennett; her sister, Keisha M. Bennett; and herbrother, Steven A. Bennett.

Survivors are her parents; her sister, Shania E. Dixon; herbrothers, Travis A. Bennett, Terrence Bennett and Kelbe Bennett;her grandfather, James D. Bullock; her grandmother, Willie PearlBullock; and her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Danny McCullough

Services for Danny McCullough, of Brookhaven, will be held at 2p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at Pleasant Ridge Pentecostal Church withburial in Easthaven Cemetery. Community Funeral Services is incharge of arrangements.

Mr. McCullough, 61, died Dec. 5, 2007, at his residence. He wasborn on Feb. 25, 1946, to Marris McCullough and Annie LeaAllen.

He was a self-employed logger.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Janet McCullough; his brothers, JerryLee McCullough and Greg Lynn McCullough, both of Brookhaven; andhis sister, Nita Waldon, of Brookhaven.

Lucy Mae ‘Lulu’ Parker

Services for Lucy Mae “Lulu” Parker, of Crosby, will be held at1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Mercy Seat Ministry Baptist Church inPort Gibson with burial in the church cemetery. Marshall FuneralHome is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 7 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home inBude, and on Saturday at the church from noon until the time of theservice.

Parker, 62, died Nov. 30, 2007, at her residence. She was bornin Port Gibson on Oct. 21, 1945, to Matt and Mary Parker.

Preceding her in death were her mother, Mary Parker; and hergrandmother, Florence Champ.

Survivors are her daughter, Jonesia M. Parker, of Crosby; hersons, Curtis Parker and Wendell Parker, both of Dallas, Texas; herfather, Matt Parker; her sisters, Elaine Joseph, Bettye JeanParker, Linda Jackson, Anita Parker, all of Dallas, and MarieHerrington, of Port Gibson; her brothers, Alfred Parker, ofJackson, Douglas Parker, of Dallas, Larry Ray Parker, of PortGibson, Junior Herrington and Johnny Herrington, both of Fayette;her seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, otherrelatives and friends.

Lillian Agatha Sandidge

Services for Lillian Agatha Sandidge, of Brookhaven, will beheld at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Riverwood Family FuneralService Chapel with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev. GregWarnock will officiate.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Sandidge went to be with the Lord on Dec. 6, 2007. She wasborn on March 12, 1917, in Lincoln County to Benjamin LamarSandidge Sr. and Lillian Mae Little Sandidge.

She was a graduate of Heuck’s Retreat School and Copiah-LincolnJunior College. After Co-Lin, she completed a correspondence coursefrom the University of Southern Mississippi and began to teachfourth and fifth grades in Lincoln County schools. In 1943 she wasemployed with Western Union in Brookhaven, and was latertransferred to Jackson, where she worked for the company forapproximately 40 years. While in Jackson she was a member of FirstBaptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and sang in thechoir. After her retirement she moved back to Brookhaven and becamea member of First Baptist Church, working as a volunteer in thechurch library. She also worked for Lincoln County BaptistAssociation as secretary. She was also a volunteer at King’sDaughters Medical Center. An avid gardener, she loved flowers andhad a beautiful yard, where she always had something blooming inseason.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her sister KathleenSandidge Nations; her brothers, Benjamin Lamar Sandidge Jr., andJohn Jefferson Sandidge.

Survivors are her brother, Edwin Sandidge and wife Anita, of Mt.Pleasant, Texas; her sister, Rebecca Sandidge Grim and husbandNathan, of Brookhaven; special nieces and nephews, Floy NationsMathis, Deborah Sandidge Carr, Dr. Ernie Sandidge, Claude Sandidge,Charles Sandidge, Ronnie Sandidge, Johnny Sandidge, Mike Grim andRandy Grim.

Pallbearers are Mark Mathis, Samuel Mathis, Brad Mathis, AndyGrim, Mike Grim and Randy Grim.

Memorials may be made to the Library Fund at First BaptistChurch Brookhaven.