Wilson Cassels

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 29, 2011

May 12, 1927 – March 27, 2011

GLOSTER — Services for Wilson Cassels, 83, a lifelong resident of Amite County, who died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson, La., will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Louis Burghard officiating.

Burial will follow at Talbert Cemetery under the direction of Brown Funeral Home in Gloster.

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Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time, both at the funeral home.

Mr. Cassels was born May 12, 1927, in Amite County, the son of the Rev. Delos Cassels and Ida Bryant Cassels. He was employed as a forester.

Mr. Cassels was a member of Gloster United Methodist Church. He had a good singing voice and led song services in a number of churches in the area. He also sang for the veterans at the Louisiana War Veterans Home. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. Cassels joined the U.S. Army after he completed the 11th grade. After he was discharged, he completed his high school education and attended Mississippi State University.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and nine brothers and sisters, Bryant Cassels, Fielding Cassels, Quayle Cassels, David Cassels, Alice Butler, Sella Allen, Ottomese Wilson, Mary Cassels and Lyndall Larson

Survivors included his wife, Lyndell Sorrels Cassels; two daughters, Mattelyn Cassels Chatham and husband, Rick, of Hattiesburg and Letitia Cassels Haygood and husband, Todd, of Liberty; two brothers, Milton “Bill” Cassels of Baton Rouge and Raymond Cassels of Summit; and seven grandchildren, Chris Chatham, Sarah Chatham, Laura Chatham, Rebecca Chatham, Joycelyn Haygood, Haley Haygood and Leslie Haygood.