COLUMBUS — William Given “Bill” Hornsby, 70, died Jan. 7, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Whitney officiating. Burial will follow in Furnace Hill Cemetery in Vernon, Alabama. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Mr. Hornsby was born Dec. 14, 1946, to the late Given and Pina Young Hornsby. He was previously employed with Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department as a jailer and transport officer. He attended East End Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Wilson Hornsby. He is survived by his daughter, Charlene Cooke of Columbus; sister, Sue Foster of California; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on January 9, 2017
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