COLUMBIA - Willie Eckles, 57, died Feb. 27, 2006, at his home.
Born June 5, 1948, in Dundee, Miss., he was the son of the late Lewis and Carrie Walley Eckles.
Survivors include: four sons, Willie Edwards, Jeff Edwards and Stewdrick Jackson of Columbia and Mark Eckles of St. Louis; four daughters, LaToyia Edwards and Charlotte Eckles of Columbia and Yalonda Jackson and Takeisha Jackson of Vicksburg, Miss.; one brother, Johnny Eckles of Waco, Texas; two sisters, Pamela King of Sikeston and Martha Gladney of Waco; and 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 2 p.m. until time for services at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Richard Lee will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Sunset of Memories Cemetery.
Williams Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.