(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)
MACON, MS — Cornelia P. Dossett, 96, died Dec. 23, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–Golden Triangle. Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Cockrell Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Artesia Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to service.
Mrs. Dossett was born Sept. 28, 1917, in Richmond, Ky., to the late Charlie and Willie Lowery Parke. She graduated from Macon High School as Valedictorian. She was formerly employed with M&F Bank, Artesia State Bank and Flora Insurance Agency. She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Pilot Club and Magnolia Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Silas Gillespie and Evan Dossett; and sister, Hazel Barnett.
Survivors include her son, Charlie Moore Gillespie of Huntsville, Ala.; stepdaughter, Mackie Bethay of Huntsville; three stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 540, Macon, MS 39341.