William Given “Bill” Hornsby, age 70, of Columbus, MS, passed away January 7, 2017, at his residence. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charlie Whitney officiating. The interment will immediately follow at Furnace Hill Cemetery in Vernon, AL. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Mr. Hornsby was born December 14, 1946, in MS, to the late Given and Pina Young Hornsby. He was a boy scout and eagle scout and enjoyed scouting. Mr. Hornsby worked for many years and retired with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department as a jailer and transport officer. He attended East End Baptist Church and in addition to his parents, was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Wilson Hornsby. Survivors include his daughter, Charlene Cooke and her husband Marsh of Columbus, MS, sister, Sue Foster of CA, grandchildren, Gibson Cooke and Will Cooke of Columbus, MS, and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS,
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on January 10, 2017
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