William Drake Jr.
April 10, 2009
STARKVILLE — William “Lil” Drake Jr., 57, died April 2, 2009, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Church of Christ Holiness in Starkville with the Rev. Jerry Boyd officiating. Burial will follow at Josey Creek Cemetery. Visitation is today from noon-4 p.m. at the church. Century Hairston Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Drake was born Feb. 2, 1952, in Starkville to the late William and Carrie Ware Drake. He was a retired mechanic. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Ann Ward of Detroit, Margaret Hairston of Lexington and Doris Drake of Starkville.