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From: "Pat Creel" <>
Subject: [CREEL-MS] MS Original Creel Obits.
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 20:42:42 -0800


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Original Creel Obits.
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State, The (Columbia, SC) - August 25, 2008
FLORENCE, SC -- Harold Jennings Creel passed away at the age of 87 on
Saturday, August 23, 2008. Harold was born to Lawrence Edward Creel and
Pearl Eaddy Creel in Poston, SC, April 6, 1921. He is the last of three
brothers, Lawrence Edward Jr., Eaddy, Earl and one sister, Mary Byrd Bryant.
A consummate storyteller and jokester, Harold never missed an opportunity to
make friends and family smile. Many will remember him as the owner of
Singleton's, a men's store in downtown Florence. He also opened The Carriage
Shop and The Junction. Always giving to the community, Harold was a member
of the Kiwanis Club and the Masons. He loved the outdoors and was an avid
hunter and fisherman. Harold graduated from Johnsonville High School and
attended Superior State Teacher's College. He served in the Air Force as a
pilot and taught other young men to fly. He is survived by his wife Dorothy
and three children: Marcia (Hal) Jensen, Brenda Creel Burdette and Harold
Creel Jr.; four grandchildren, Christopher (Kathleen) Jensen, Kathryn (Joe)
Keith, Jessica Colker and Gabriel Colker; four great-grandchildren:
Charlotte, Mac, Owen and Ellis; and two sisters-in-law, Laura Creel and
Maxine McCutchen. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Central United
Methodist Church where Harold had been a member for 60 years. Burial,
directed by Waters-Powell Funeral Home, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central United
Methodist Church, 225 W. Cheves St., Florence, SC 29501.

Hattiesburg American (MS) - November 21, 2006
OVETT, MS - Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at County
Line Cemetery in Jones County for Boyd Creel, 66, of Ovett, who died Nov.
19, 2006, at Wesley Medical Center. Survivors include his parents, Clayton
and Perlene Creel of Ovett; and a sister, Michelle Howells of Ovett.
Visitation will be from 5:30-8 p.m. today at Jones and Son Funeral Home in
Richton, MS.

Hattiesburg American (MS) - November 1, 2006
OAK GROVE - Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oak Grove United
Methodist Church for Cheryl S. Creel, 45, of Oak Grove, who died Oct. 30,
2006, at Wesley Medical Center. Burial will be in Grantham Cemetery. Mrs.
Creel was a school teacher in Lamar County and owner of Cheer Authority
Athletics. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Survivors
include her husband, Roy Creel of Oak Grove; two sons, Cody Creel and Ty
Creel, both of Oak Grove; a daughter, Rivers Creel of Oak Grove; her mother
and stepfather, Ouida and Alton Loftin of Oak Grove; her father and
stepmother, Eugene and Geraldine Stephens of Bushnell, Fla.; four sisters,
Dodie Robertson of Oak Grove, Kim Beserock, Tammie Sumner and Jennifer Gant,
all of Bushnell; a stepsister, Linda Madden of Oloh; and two stepbrothers,
Ronald Loftin and Randall Loftin, both of Oloh. Visitation will be from 5-8
p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, MS.

Sun Herald (Biloxi, MS) - January 13, 2006
Mr. Richard J. Creel, a lifelong native of Biloxi, was born October 26,
1913, and died January 9, 2006. He went into the grocery business as a
butcher and eventually owned several grocery stores. The last was a Jitney
Jungle on Highway 90, just east of where the Beau Rivage is now. Richard was
married for many years to the late Grace Trehern Creel. He was a fine
athlete who loved sports, fishing, golf, and poker. He was active in the
Sunkist Country Club from itbeginning. He was a longtime member of the
Biloxi School Board and the Gulf Coast Junior College District Board of
Trustees. He was on the Board of Directors of the People's Bank of Biloxi
and the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Elks Club, the
Masons and the Biloxi Business Men's Club. One year he was Grand Marshal of
the Fireman's Day Parade in Biloxi. Another year he was king of the
Revelers' Mardi Gras Ball. He and his wife, Grace, were active members of
Epworth Methodist Church for many years. He loved life, had a marvelous
sense of humor, and was loved by many friends as well as family. Richard was
predeceased by his mother, Mary Fortner Creel; his sisters, Beulah Bellais
and Genevieve Conrad, and his brothers, Herman and Melvin Creel. Survivors
include his sister, Verna Mae Klein; his brother, Ferrill Creel; three sons,
Richard and his wife, Diane, of Biloxi, Danny and his wife, Mary, of Biloxi,
Randy and his wife, Brenda, of Chatsworth, Georgia, and his foster son, Bill
Boudreaux and his wife, Susan, of Brooklyn, MS. He leaves twelve
grandchildren, Richard M. Creel of Naples, FL, Christopher Creel of
Birmingham, AL, Tammy Creel, Forrest Creel and Timothy Creel all of Biloxi,
Kelly Scott, Brian Sheffield, Kim Sheffield, and Kristi Bowling all of
Chatsworth, GA, Jennifer Boudreaux of Orlando, FL, Jolie Kae Boudreaux of
Brooklyn, MS, Chip Boudreaux of Hattiesburg, MS and ten great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his beloved caregiver, Sheryl Moore. Funeral services
will be held Saturday, January 14, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Pass Road Chapel
of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi where friends may visit from
9:30 a.m. till service time. Interment will follow in Southern Memorial
Park. www.bradfordokeefe.com

Clarion-Ledger, The (Jackson, MS) - December 31, 2005
Infant James Robert Creel, died Friday, December 30, 2005, at South Central
Regional Medical Center in Laurel. A graveside service will be held at 2
p.m. today at Two Mile Baptist Church Cemetery in Morton. Rev. Joe Crane
will officiate. Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton is handling arrangements.
Survivors include: his mother, Emily Creel of Sandersville; sister, Faith
Marie Creel of Morton; grandparents, Fletcher and Sherri "Miley" Wilkerson
of Morton and Ronnie and Janie Creel of Sandersville. He was preceded in
death by his brother, Joseph Coleman Creel.


Hattiesburg American (MS) - December 22, 2005
Margaret Creel, 76, of Laurel, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at her
residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at Memory
Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, with burial in Hickory Grove Cemetery in
Laurel. The Rev. Bob Kendricks will officiate. A homemaker and secretary for
Laurel Yamaha, she was a member of West Laurel Baptist Church. She was
preceded in death by her parents, Brady and Ruth Smith, and two brothers,
Cecil Smith and Larry Smith. She is survived by her husband of 52 years,
Mike C. Creel of Laurel; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Cindy
Creel and Dirk and Mary Jo Creel, all of Laurel; two daughters and a
son-in-law, Perri and Keith Housley and Tracy Creel, all of Laurel; four
grandchildren, Sunshine Housley, Summer Housley, Shane Housley and Brady
Creel; two great-grandchildren, Tiffani Housley and Isaac Housley; four
brothers, Carl Smith, Donald Smith, Billy Smith and twin Melvin Smith, all
of Laurel; two sisters, Nancy Blakeney of Gulfport and Sylvia Gardner of
Laurel; and nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Kirk Smith, Randy Smith,
Phillip Smith, Joey Allen, Scott Suggs and Lloyd Waite. Honorary pallbearers
will be Chris Sykes, Keith Pitts, Robert Chaney, Benji Wedgeworth, Marvin
Jones and Mark Stennett. Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel is in charge
of arrangements.

Clarion-Ledger, The (Jackson, MS) - November 15, 2005, Magee, MS
Andrea Elliott Creel Yates, 30, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at
Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Services are 1 p.m. today at Colonial
Chapel Funeral Home in Magee with burial in Womack Cemetery.

Hattiesburg American (MS) - September 22, 2005
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg
for Ronald C. "Ron" Creel, 53, of Hattiesburg, who died Sept. 21, 2005, at
his home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. He was preceded in death by
his father, J.C. Creel. Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda Creel Burge of
Lumberton; his mother, Oleen Creel Lyon of Hattiesburg; two sisters, Gayle
Creel Moore of Hattiesburg and Carol Creel Byrd of Petal; three brothers, Ed
Gardner of Purvis, Jerry Creel of Hattiesburg and Larry Creel of Petal; and
two grandchildren.

Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS) - February 28, 2004
Biloxi businessman and civic leader Joseph L. "Joe" Creel died Friday,
February 27, 2004, in Biloxi. He was 78. Creel was a native and lifelong
resident of Biloxi. He attended Biloxi High School, Perkinston Junior
College and Tulane University in New Orleans before entering the U.S. Navy
in 1944. He worked in the construction business, owning and operating Gulf
Paving Co. with Johnnie Parkinson, and later entered the real estate field
with his own company, Joe Creel Realty. Creel also served on a number of
boards, most notably the Biloxi Port Commission, to which he was appointed
by three Mississippi governors. As president of the commission, he
negotiated a lease for what would become the Isle of Capri Casino Resort,
the first legal casino in the South. In fact, he made history by being the
first person to legally play a slot machine in Mississippi. In 1969, in the
aftermath of Hurricane Camille, Creel for months donated his company's
equipment and manpower to help clear Biloxi and the Gulf Coast of the debris
left in the hurricane's wake. Creel served as king of Gulf Coast Carnival in
1970, and went on to serve as Captain of Gulf Coast Carnival from 1973
through 1976. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn "Cakie" Creel;
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. "Tony" Creel; and two brothers, Francis
Creel and William H. "Billy" Creel, Sr. He is survived by a daughter,
Motsie, and her husband Brooks Senter of New Orleans; a son, Lynn, and his
wife Diane of Sugar Land, Texas; and three brothers, G.N. "Nicky" Creel, Sr.
and Gerald J. "Sunshine" Creel, both of Biloxi, and Arthur Creel, of
Gautier. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Howard Avenue
Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Biloxi, where a service will be
held Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Southern Memorial Park in
Biloxi.

Hattiesburg American (MS) - September 5, 2003
MADISONVILLE, Tenn. - Graveside services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday
at Forrest Memorial Gardens in Petal for Albert Benjamin "Bennie" Creel, 61,
of Madisonville, Tenn., formerly of Petal, MS who died Sept. 4, 2003, at his
residence. Mr. Creel was the Director of Missions for the Sweetwater Baptist
Association in Madisonville and a member of the First Baptist Church of
Madisonville. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred C. Creel.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Watson Creel of Madisonville a son, Joseph
B. Creel of Knoxville, Tenn. a daughter, Gina Creel Hicks of Petal his
mother, Edith Creel of Petal a sister, Patricia Brumbaugh of Petal six
brothers, Clifton C. Creel, William C. Creel, A.C. "Junior" Creel, Ronnie
Creel and Emmett Creel, all of Petal, and Tom Creel of Rapid River, Mich.
and three grandchildren. Visitation will be at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Moore
Funeral Home in Hattiesburg.

Hattiesburg American (MS) - May 15, 2002
LAUREL - Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Memory Chapel
Funeral Home in Laurel for Cecil J. Creel, 75, of Laurel, who died May 14,
2002, at Wesley Medical Center. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. Mr.
Creel was retired owner of Cecil's Curb Store. Survivors include two sons,
Troy Creel of Prairieville, La., and Larry Creel of Runnelstown two
daughters, Irene Ishee of Hattiesburg and Judy Hand of Laurel two brothers,
Mike Creel of Laurel and Lester Creel of Texas 10 grandchildren and 12
great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. tonight at Memory Chapel
Funeral Home.


Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS) - April 26, 2002
PICAYUNE --- Richard L. Creel Sr., 60, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, in
Picayune. Mr. Creel was a native of LaComb, La., and was a self-employed
auto mechanic. He was a member of the Church of Lord Jesus Christ and was a
Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife, Eunice Creel of Picayune;
a son, Richard Creel Jr. of Baton Rouge; a daughter, Dawn Authurs of New
Orleans; four sisters, Patsy Frazier of Purvis, Mary Jackson and Martha
Jackson, both of Nicholson, and Nora Mayeaux of Marksville, La.; and three
grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Church of the Lord
Jesus Christ in Ozona. Burial will be in Burgetown Cemetery in Carriere,
directed by Picayune Funeral Home.

Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS) - January 7, 2002
BILOXI --- Norman Creel, Jr., 54, died Sunday, January 6, 2002, in Biloxi.
Mr. Creel was a native and lifelong resident of Biloxi and a master
carpenter with Ingall's Shipbuilding for the past 16 years. He was a member
of the Knights of Columbus Council 1244 in Biloxi, the Merry Makers Carnival
Association and was past King of Les Bons Temps Rollez. Mr. Creel was a 1965
graduate of Notre Dame High School and a member of Our Lady of Fatima
Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Creel; stepdaughter,
Christye McVay; stepson, Burt Tremmel, Jr.; two grandchildren, Tyler and
Dylan McVay; his parents, Blackie and Ruby Creel; two sisters, Linda Dodson,
and Dixie Bellman and her husband, Chris; and two brothers, Kenny Creel and
his wife, Kathy, all of Biloxi, and Rodney Creel and his wife, Linda, of
Vancleave. Burial: Biloxi City Cemetery.

Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS) - December 28, 2001
OCEAN SPRINGS --- Elizabeth "Betty" Creel, 89, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001,
in Ocean Springs. Mrs. Creel was a resident of Ocean Springs for 30 years
and was a native of Bogalusa, La. She was a member of Belle Fountain Baptist
Church, the BPOE 2501 and Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Norman Creel. Survivors include two daughters, Diana Hill and
Martha Lee, both of Ocean Springs; a son, Norman E. Creel of Hattiesburg;
eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Belle Fountain Baptist Church in Gulf
Park Estates in Ocean Springs.

Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS) - January 4, 2002
BAY ST. LOUIS --- Levon "Lee" Creel, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, in
Gulfport.
Survivors include a son, Jimmy R. Creel of Byron, Ga.; two daughters, Diane
Lucas of Culloden, Calif., and Yvonne Calloway of Ozark, Ala.; two brothers,
Albert Creel of Columbia and Freddie Creel of Laurel; 11 grandchildren; and
13 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at
Hulett-Winstead Sumrall Funeral Home in Hattiesburg where friends may call
two hours before service time. Burial will be in Mount Gilead Cemetery
directed by Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport.

Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS) - December 1, 2001
OCEAN SPRINGS --- Mrs. Margaret L. Creel, 69, died Wednesday, November 28,
2001, in Ocean Springs, Ms. Mrs. Creel was a lifelong resident of Biloxi and
a resident of Ocean Springs since 1963. She was a general foreman in
housekeeping with the Biloxi VA Hospital for 20 years, having retired in
1992. She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary Elks No. 606 and a
member of the La Petit Club and the Fleur de Lis Ladies Auxiliary. She was a
member of Christus Victor Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her
parents, Clifton and Eunice Crawford; and three brothers, Robert Crawford,
Eldon Crawford and Eugene Crawford. Survivors include her husband, Larry
Creel of Ocean Springs, MS; a daughter, Sylvia Rose Creel of Cleveland, TN;
four sons, Tody Creel of Ocean Springs, MS, Lance Creel of Kenner, LA, Doug
Creel of Ocean Springs, MS, Mike Creel of Gulfport, MS; two sisters, Annie
Mae Dall of Ocean Springs, MS, Leona Bowe of Ocean Springs, MS; and four
brothers, Howard Crawford of Gulfport, MS, Mark Crawford of North Biloxi,
Larry Crawford of North Biloxi and Milton Crawford of Ocean Springs, MS; 11
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 9
p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2001 at the Ocean Springs Chapel of
Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, December
2, 2001 at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, where friends may call one hour
prior to service. Burial will be in Crestlawn Cemetery.

BAY ST. LOUIS --- Charles Joseph Creel Jr., 45, died Saturday, Oct. 13,
2001, in Bay St. Louis. Mr. Creel was a native of Biloxi and a resident of
Bay St. Louis for the past seven years. He was preceded in death by his
father, Charles J. Creel Sr. Survivors include his mother, Earline Lepre
Sigworth of Gulfport; a brother, Sean Sigworth of Orange Grove; and two
sisters, Joleen Ellis of Waveland and Charlene Brown of Lakeshore. Services
will be private.

Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS) - August 14, 2001
BAY ST. LOUIS --- Dixie Creel Taylor, 62, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, in
Bay St. Louis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Taylor.
Survivors include four daughters, Betty Clark of Sumrall, Shirley Jaeger of
Metairie, Lynn Britain of Lumberton and Ann Rush of Bay St. Louis; three
brothers, Levon Creel of Bay St. Louis, Albert Creel of Columbia, and
Freddie Creel of Laurel; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Hulett-Winstead Sumrall Chapel where
friends may call from noon until services. Burial will be in Mount Gilead
Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in
Hattiesburg.

Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS) - December 15, 2000
SAUCIER --- Helen Marie Creel, 70, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, in Gulfport.
Mrs. Creel was born in Saucier and was a longtime resident of the Gulf
Coast. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin M. Creel; her
father, Jesse Bond Sr.; and a brother, Clinton Bond. Survivors include her
mother, Lula Bond of Saucier; three sons, Melvin "Rocky" Creel Jr. of
Jackson, Ala., Barney Creel of Gulfport, and Michael Creel of Saucier; two
sisters, Opal Compton of Dallas, and Myrtle Shaw of Gulfport; two brothers,
Jesse Bond Jr. of Gautier, and Ronald Bond of Saucier; eight grandchildren;
and a great-grandchild. A service will be at 11 a.m. today at
Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport where friends may call one hour
before service time. Burial will be in Saucier Cemetery in Saucier.

Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS) - March 1, 2000
PERKINSTON --- Mr. Monroe Floyd Creel, 83, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in
Wiggins.
Mr. Creel was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a retired
employee of Ingalls Shipbuilding. He was a member of Ten Mile Baptist Church
in Wiggins and a member of Daisy Vestry Masonic Lodge No. 421 and a 32nd
Scottish Rite Mason. Survivors include his wife, Lela Evelyn Creel; a son,
Floyd Creel of Jackson; two daughters, Peggy Nell Stiver of Saucier and
Donna Barton of Wiggins; a sister, Virgie Miller of Picayune; a brother,
Carsie Creel of Carriere; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 2 p.m. today at White Funeral Home Chapel in
Poplarville with burial in Springhill Cemetery with Masonic rites.

Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS) - February 17, 2000
D'IBERVILLE --- Mrs. Ola Mae Fayard Creel, 93, of D'Iberville, died in
Biloxi on February 15 and went to heaven to be with her Savior, Jesus
Christ.
She was born in Biloxi and remained a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast.
At the time of her death, Mrs. Creel had been the oldest living member of
Big Ridge Baptist Church in D'Iberville, where she was very active with her
Sunday School class and the "Merry Makers." She was a devoted wife, mother
and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd J. Creel Sr.;
two sons, Floyd J. Creel Jr., and Charles J. Creel; a daughter, Sarah Creel;
and three grandchildren, Mark and Helen Richardson and Glen Padgett.
Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Shannon and Grady Baggett
of Biloxi, DeVerne and E.E. Padgett of Laurel, Mary and Sammy Woodard of
Laurel, and Nancy and Frank Averett of Biloxi; one son and daughter-in-law,
Robert and Margie Creel of Houston, TX; 26 grandchildren; 40
great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Burial: Southern
Memorial Park Cemetery, Biloxi.

Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS) - January 2, 2000
LONG BEACH --- Louise Creel, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in Long
Beach. Mrs. Creel was a native of Opp, Ala. She was a member of the Gulfport
Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Long Beach Food Pantry and the First
Baptist Church of Long Beach. She was preceded in death by her husband,
William F. Creel. Survivors include two sons, William J. Creel of Augusta,
Ga., and Eddie Creel of Gulfport; a daughter, Sherryl Gause of Semmes, Ala.;
two sisters, Maybelle Ward of Dothan, Ala., and Elizabeth Carman of Vero
Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will
be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Riemann Funeral Home in Long Beach. A service
will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with burial in
Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport.

POPLARVILLE --- Mr. James Rossie Creel, 75, died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, in
Biloxi. Mr. Creel was an Army veteran of World War II and was retired as a
nuclear supervisor for the sheet metal department at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
He was a self-employed welder and was a member of the Springhill Baptist
Church in Poplarville and the Sherrard Byrd Masonic Lodge No. 445 in
Carriere. Survivors include his wife, Doris V. Creel; three sons, Bobby
James Creel of Frankston, Texas, John Douglas Creel of Hasty, Ark., and
Donald Hugh Creel of Poplarville; a daughter, Janice V. Smith of
Poplarville; a sister, Virgie Garrett of Picayune; two brothers, Monroe F.
Creel of Wiggins and Carsie W. Creel of Carriere; 16 grandchildren; and 23
great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 tonight at White Funeral
Home in Poplarville. A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral
home chapel with burial in Springhill Cemetery in Poplarville.

Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS) - January 21, 1999 Deceased Name: William F.
Creel Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel in Long Beach.
LONG BEACH -- William F. Creel, 74, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, in
Gulfport. Mr. Creel was a native of Gulfport and was formerly chief of the
Long Beach Police Department Auxiliary. He was a security guard with the
Long Beach Harbor Security and was retired as a quality assurance inspector
at Ingalls. He was a member of the Long Beach First Baptist Church and a
member of Southern Star Masonic Lodge (NU)500 F&AM in Long Beach. He was
preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Josie M. Rice Creel. Survivors
include his wife, Louise Yelverton Creel of Long Beach; two sons, William J.
Creel of Augusta, Ga., and Eddie Creel of Gulfport; a daughter, Sherryl
Gause of Semmes, Ala.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Gulfport.


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