January 20, 2008

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 19, 2008

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Hazel Price M. Gannaway

BATON ROUGE — Hazel Price M. Gannaway died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, in Baton Rouge. She was 96.

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She was born in Hamburg, Miss., on Oct. 24, 1911, to Cora and Wilson Price.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, J.W. Price, Ray Price, Mack Price, Velma P. Hall and Georgia P. McCully. She is survived by a multitude of nieces and nephews, especially her niece, Elizabeth “Betty” Price Ewell, whom she thought of as her daughter. She also considered great nieces Hazel E. Randall and Burnie E. Ratcliff her granddaughters, and their children to be her great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., in Baton Rouge from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. today. Graveside services will be at 1:30 pm at Midway Cemetery, near Meadville, Miss.

Pallbearers will be Mackey Price, Terry Price, Warren Ratcliff, Will Ratcliff, Trace Day and A.J. “Bud” Williams.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70810.

Dunbar Wade Lee Sr.

MAYERSVILLE — Dunbar Wade Lee Sr., a lifelong resident of Issaquena County, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was 84.

Services for will be at 3 p.m. Monday at South Delta High School Auditorium in Rolling Fork. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the service at the school.

Mr. Lee was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Issaquena County. He graduated from Rolling Fork High School, then served three years in the U.S. Army in World War II. Following the war, he attended Mississippi College, where he played football, and completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Mississippi in 1950.

Mr. Lee served in the field of education for Issaquena and Sharkey counties for 50 years. He also received many education service awards during his lifetime. He served on numerous boards — Rural Electric Cooperative Association Board, Mississippi Delta Community College Board, commissioner on the U.S. Soil and Water Conservation, and director of the Mississippi Farm Bureau. As a farmer, he received many outstanding agricultural and conservation awards.

He was an avid hunter, sportsman and conservationist. Due to the fact that he was a lifetime duck hunter, there are many lucky ducks in the Delta today. His main interest involved creating a habitat for waterfowl and places for other avid hunters to enjoy the hunting experience. He was known far and wide for his duck ponds.

Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his son, Dunbar Wade Lee Jr.; and his parents, Israel Sylvester Lee and Alice Gray Wade Lee.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Miller Lee; one daughter, Kathy Lee Barlow; one son-in-law, David Michael Barlow; two granddaughters, Jessica Nicole Barlow and Natalie Denise Barlow; one brother, Israel Sylvester Lee Jr.; one sister, Anne Elizabeth Lee Abney and husband James B. Abney; nine nephews; and three nieces.

Memorials may be made to the Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital in Rolling Fork.

Sidney E. Sorrels

MECHANICSVILLE, Md. — Sidney E. Sorrels died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, Md. He was 99.

Mr. Sorrels was born in Carlisle and served in the U.S. Navy in New York in World War II. He trained at Tucker Printing Co. in Jackson and was employed by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. After retirement, he lived in Mechanicsville, Md., where he was a member of Living Word Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and six sisters.

Survivors include his wife; three sons; one daughter; two sisters, Cathleen Harmon and Virginia Seawright, both of Vicksburg; nine grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services with military honors were Wednesday at Living Word Community Church. Burial followed at Maryland Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Brinsfield Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall, Md.

Gertrude Jones Terrell

Gertrude Jones Terrell died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at River Region Medical Center. She was 85.

Mrs. Terrell was a member of Pleasant Green M.B. Church and served on the Mother’s Board. She was a retired food service supervisor with Vicksburg Convalescent Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Haywood Terrell; one son, Robert Jones; three grandchildren, Pazdarlene Cosby, Cedric Jones and Pandelia Jones; and her parents, Carey White Sr. and Parzettia White Thomas.

Survivors include two sons, Tommy Jones and Isiah Jones, both of Vicksburg; two daughters, Gertrude Cosby of Detriot and Peggy Watson Adams of Vicksburg; 10 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends, including the Hall, Taylor and Wright families.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.