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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
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
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
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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
Mr. McDaniel attended
school at South Pike, where
he played football and baseball. He received numerous
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,
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
To share sympathies go to
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
from 9 a.m.
services there
at 11 with
David Hedden, Danny
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
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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
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.
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FRACKING: Report shows Pike’s
groundwater levels are good
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.
Supervisor Gary Honea
expressed concerns about the
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
‘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
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
James Darrel McDaniel
Visitation 1 p.m. today until
services at 3:30 at Jones
Burial, Wilson Cemetery,
Kentwood, La.
Jason & Christy Jones, Owners
905 Park Dr., McComb, MS
Jane Lea Allen Ott
Memorial service
2 p.m. today
at Osyka Baptist Church
Mr. Lenester Robertson,
Thomas W. Stockton Sr.
54, of New Iberia, La., died Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight
Jan. 25, 2012, at a hospital
at Enon Baptist Church
and 9 a.m. Monday until
Memorial services are 1
services there at 11
p.m. today at Craft Funeral Burial with military honors,
Home in McComb. The Rev.
Enon Cemetery
Kimmie Nicholas will offici-
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Services were 11 a.m.
at LifePointe Nazarene
Church, McComb
Burial, Concord Baptist
Church Cemetery
in Franklin County
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Services were 2 p.m.
at Catchings
Burial, Hollywood Cemetery
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