William E. ‘Willie’ Brownell

Published 6:00 am Friday, December 11, 2009

Services for William E. “Willie” Brownell, of Summit, are 10a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home Chapel inMcComb with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. DavidMillican will officiate.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9until 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Brownell, 64, died Dec. 10, 2009, at his residence followinga lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Winnsboro, La., onApril 19, 1945, to Jesse Randolph “Randy” Brownell and Eura LeeTaylor Brownell.

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He was a drilling superintendent for Hercules Drilling. Mr.Brownell was also an avid collector of Coca-Cola memorabilia. Hisfamily said Mr. Brownell was a devoted husband, father, grandfatherand brother, who loved spending time with his family and especiallyhis grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, ToshaCooper, and his sisters, Louise McKey, Sue Anderson and BettyQuin.

Survivors are his wife of 29 years, Annie White Brownell, ofSummit; his daughters, Jennifer Brownell Young, of Summit, WandaKay Comeaux and husband, Donald, of Maurice, La., Brandi Brownell,of Plaquemine, La., and Glenda Cooper Harris and husband, Wade, ofSummit; his brothers, Carl Brownell and wife, Joyce, of Lancaster,S.C., Raymond Brownell and wife, Brenda, of La Habra, Calif., andRandy Brownell and wife, Cindy, of Summit; a sister, ShirleePhillips, of Frisco, Texas; his seven grandchildren, Abbey Young,Lexey Young, Taylor Forrest, Madison Smith, Chloe Smith, RobertPhelps and Donald Comeaux; a great-grandchild, Gillian Newman; andhis special friends, Hester Smith, Joe Rutland and Susie Reid; andnumerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Joe Rutland, Charlie Anderson, Billy Young,Brent Barron, Bubba Anderson and Artie Brownell.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice Compassus, 140 North FifthStreet, McComb, MS 39648.

To share sympathies, condolences and memories, go toHartman-Sharkeyfuneralhome.com.