RISING STAR Funeral services for Kenneth Jeff Willett, 70, of Rising Star, will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at Rising Star Cemetery.

The family had visitation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

He passed away Sunday, May 6, 2007 at his home in Rising Star.

Kenneth was born on Dec. 3, 1936, in Rising Star to Oscar M. and Sadie Gales-Willett. On June 3, 1955, he married Von Dene Ware in Rising Star. A member of the First Baptist Church, he lived in the community all his life. He farmed peanuts and used to work at the feed store for his father-in-law, D.E. Ware, driving a truck. He was a part of the 4-H, and loved to show his livestock. He enjoyed being around people and visiting. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Von Dene Willett of Rising Star; son, David and his wife Angi Willett of Rising Star; two daughters, Denise Emert of Rising Star and Dena and her husband Joey Withers of Rising Star; five grandchildren; and sister, Ina Mae Brown of Mae.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Rising Star.