OBITUARIES ENTERPRISE JOURNAL, McCOMB, MISSISSIPPI SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2013 www.enterprise-journal.com Frederick E. Abel James D. McDaniel Frederick E. Abel, 78, of McComb, died Feb. 12, 2013, at the Louisiana War Veterans Home Southeast in Reserve, La. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today in Hollywood Cemetery, with Dr. Woody Rimes officiating. Jones Family Funeral Services of McComb is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Abel was born June 3, 1934, in Lexington, the son of Clarence Houston Abel and Mary Dunn Abel. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served our great country during the Korean War. After serving in the military, he worked construction most of his life and was a member of the Carpenter’s Union. Mr. Abel was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Judge Clarence Houston Abel and Evander James Abel. Survivors include two sons, Guy F. Abel and wife Cristy of Pittsburg, Calif., and Keith W. Abel of Hahnville, La.; four daughters, Cynthia A. Jackson and husband Kevin of New Orleans, Anna A. Hymel and husband Ralph of Hahnville, Ella A. Brasher and husband Gary of Luling, La., and Allison Abel of New Orleans; a brother, David Abel and wife Evelyn of Irmo, S.C.; six granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of friends. To share condolences, visit www.jonesfamilyfuneralservices.net. James Darrel McDaniel, 46, of McComb, died Feb. 14, 2013, at his residence. Visitation will be 1 p.m. today at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb until services at 3:30. The Rev. Jim Dalton will officiate. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery in Kentwood, La. Mr. McDaniel was born April 7, 1966, in Metairie, La. He was the son of the Bertis T. McDaniel Jr. and Amy Grant McDaniel. Mr. McDaniel attended school at South Pike, where he played football and baseball. He received numerous academic and athletic awards. Mr. McDaniel was a former medical assistant and former truck driver for Sanderson Farms. He also was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Osyka. Mr. McDaniel will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He loved his family and always had a special place in his heart for children. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers and three sisters, William “Billy” McDaniel, Keith McDaniel, Wendell “Andy” McDaniel, infant Lonnie McDaniel, infant Lela McDaniel, infant Cynthia McDaniel and Sheila Shropshire; and his grandparents, the Rev. W.D. and Victoria Grant and Bertis T. and Edith McDaniel. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Whitney Howell and Daniel of McComb; one son, Cody McDaniel of Baton Rouge; one sister and brother-in-law, NATION Jesse Jackson Jr.’s downfall tied to objects, not power CHICAGO (AP) — For all the talk of Jesse Jackson Jr. aspiring to be a U.S. senator or mayor of the nation’s third-largest city, his career wasn’t ended by attempts to amass political power. Instead, it was the former congressman’s desire for flashy items — a gold-plated Rolex watch, furs and collectibles, such as Eddie Van Halen’s guitar. In a state where stop-atnothing political ambition has been well documented — and often rewarded — the seemingly frivolous cause of Jackson’s undoing is seen by political observers and former colleagues as both nonsensical and sad. “When you have a magic name like that, he was in position, waiting for the gun to go off, for mayor, the Senate ... he was playing with the big guys,” said Paul Green, a longtime political scientist at Roosevelt University in Chicago who moderated Jackson’s first congressional campaign debate. “To go down for this, you just feel sad.” Federal prosecutors on Friday charged Jackson Jr. with one count of conspiracy for allegedly spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal expenses. The Chicago Democrat’s wife, former alderman Sandra Jackson, was charged with one count of filing false joint federal income tax returns. Authorities say the returns, for the years 2006 through 2011, knowingly understated the income the couple received. Both agreed to plead guilty in deals with federal prosecutors. Their sentencing dates have not been set, but the charges both carry possible sentences of several years in prison. Jackson Jr. also could be ordered to repay thousands of dollars in fines and forfeitures. While former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich went to prison because he tried to trade President Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat for a more prestigious job or millions in campaign donations, Jackson could go to prison for, in part, buying memorabilia tied to martial arts movie star Bruce Lee. The son of a civil rights icon, Jackson represented Illinois’ 2nd District, which includes part of Chicago’s South Side and south suburbs, for 17 years. He was wildly popular in his heavily Democratic district, consistently winning elections with more than 80 percent of the vote. Jackson served as national co-chair of Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008 and had his eyes on becoming mayor or a senator. But those hopes were dashed when his name surfaced as part of the Blagojevich corruption investigation and with revelations that Jackson had been involved in an extramarital affair. Jackson denied any wrongdoing in the Blagojevich matter, which involved unproven allegations that he was involved in discussions to raise campaign funds in exchange for being appointed to Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat. Suddenly last summer, Jackson disappeared from public view for several weeks. His staff eventually revealed he was being treated for bipolar disorder and other medical issues. When Jackson resigned from office in November, he cited his bipolar disorder and acknowledged he also was under federal investigation. Sandi Jackson resigned from her Chicago alderman seat in January. U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, who represents a neighboring district and visited Jackson Jr. shortly after his release from treatment at the Mayo Clinic, said the charges against the Jacksons “couldn’t be more unfortunate.” “I think things probably just got out of hand for them and they got involved in making decisions that just didn’t make a lot of good sense,” Davis said. Davis wondered whether the long list of luxury purchases mentioned in the federal criminal complaint were “an indication that his bipolar condition kind of was manifesting itself even then.” If so, he said, it’s unfair to compare this situation to other Illinois corruption. “It’s hard to rationalize it,” Davis said. “Not all elected officials in Illinois are corrupt or building any kind of political dynasty or trying to develop political power.” Debbie Lee and Ricky of McComb; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; his very best friend, Greg Sullivan, and other friends. Pallbearers will be Philip Lee, Darren Lee and Cain Schenk. To share sympathies go to Jonesfamilyfuneralservices.n et. Thomas Stockton Sr. Thomas William Stockton Sr., 69, of the Enon community, died Feb. 16, 2013, at his residence. Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight at Enon Baptist Church and Monday from 9 a.m. until services there at 11 with the Revs. David Hedden, Danny 1943-2013 Smith and Floyd Davis officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Enon Cemetery with HartmanSharkey Funeral Home in McComb in charge. Mr. Stockton was born July 16, 1943, in Pike County. He was the son of Marvin Henry and Louise Reid Stockton. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a longtime member of Enon Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, JoAnn Whitehead Stockton; and a daughter, Janette Jobe. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Obituary policy The Enterprise-Journal charges for most of the obituaries printed in the newspaper. 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A free obituary is available, but is limited to the person’s name, age and residence, the date and place of death, and the schedule for visitation and funeral services, including officiating ministers and burial plans. There is no charge for publishing a photograph in any obituary. Funeral homes or families with questions are invited to call editor Jack Ryan at 684-2421. Thomas W. Stockton Jr. and Melody of Smyrna, Tenn.; two daughters, Michelle and Amy Durham of Baton Rouge; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy and Billy Moak of Baker, La., and Diane and Hewitt McCullough of Enon; six grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren and five nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Kevin Watts, Joseph Watts, William Moak, Troy McCullough, Ronnie Campbell and Lane Ball. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Campbell, Shot Dunaway, Robert Stockton and members of the Louie Huhn Sunday School Class. Share condolences at Hartman-Sharkey.com. FRACKING: Report shows Pike’s groundwater levels are good FROM PAGE 1 Supervisors acknowledged Encana already has procedures to repair roads, but they want the Legislature to consider the topic anyway. Herrin said he has been telling oil company officials about job training available at Southwest Mississippi Community College, whose new workforce training center will have a grand opening Feb. 22. “It’s going to take tens of thousands of people to do what needs to be done to support commercialization of this,” Herrin said. GROUNDWATER CONCERNS Supervisor Gary Honea expressed concerns about the potential depletion of groundwater if oil companies rely on it for fracking, which uses around 4.5 million gallons per well. Herrin said surface water is a viable alternative. “I’d like to see local people putting ponds in and selling that water and spreading the wealth to people who don’t have mineral rights. That’s what they’re doing in north Louisiana,” Herrin said. Later in the meeting, officials with Pearl River Basin Development District presented their annual report to supervisors, including results of the district’s groundwater monitoring program. Pike County groundwater levels are in great shape, said PRBDD’s Jimmy Baldwin, who monitors a number of wells across the county. “You do not have a well in Pike County that drops a foot a year, and that’s pretty durn good,” Baldwin said. Baldwin said he doesn’t expect fracking to pose a threat A3 ‘You do not have a well in Pike County that drops a foot a year, and that’s pretty durn good.’ Jimmy Baldwin Pearl River Basin Development District n to groundwater levels since the Department of Environmental Quality regulates the amount used. He said he expects DEQ will require oil companies to get most of their water from surface water or recycled water. He said the Mississippi Oil and Gas Board monitors pressure on oil well casings to guard against blowouts. In a related matter, PRBDD director Mike Davis said 15 campsites at Bogue Chitto Water Park will be converted into longterm sites, which are in demand by oilfield workers. The park has 81 campsites, of which seven are for longterm, with concrete pads and utilities. The district will convert eight more into longterm sites this spring, and seven more in the fall. “The people that are doing this fracking work, they’re coming in and asking for sites, and we’re having to turn them away,” Davis said. While regular sites rent for $18 per night, longterm sites cost $355 per month, and the district is planning to go up to $20 and $400, respectively. Lenester Robertson Jones F am ily Funeral Services Frederick E. Abel Graveside services 2 p.m. today in Hollywood Cemetery James Darrel McDaniel Visitation 1 p.m. today until services at 3:30 at Jones Burial, Wilson Cemetery, Kentwood, La. 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