The sun rose for Mr. Willie E. Worthen on Novemeber 17th 1958 in Gulfport, MS. He was born to the late Mr. Jessie Worthen and mrs. Lillie Wilson-Worthen of Denton, Georgia. Mr. Willie E. Worthen was a resident of Gulfport, Mississippi for 52 years. During this time Mr. Worthen joined the United States Air Force at the age of twenty-one and served three years. Willie was preceded in death by his father Jessie Worthen and mother, Lillie Wilson-Worthen, two sisters; Freddie Mae Rankin and Mary Griffin and his aunt, Mattie L. Lawson of Gulfport, Mississippi. Mr. Worthen leaves to cherish his memory eight brothers; Robert Worthen of Hazelhurst, Georgia, Percy Worthen of Oakland, California; Bobby Lee Worthen of Seattle, Washington; James Worthen of Portland, Oregon; and Larry Worthen (Cynthia); Alvin Worthen, Jessie Worthen (Debra) and Steve Worthen (Sherry) all of Gulfport, Mississippi; four sisters, Almeda Worthen-Clark (Earl), Sallie Worthen-Moore (Sam), Patricia Worthen-Carter (Earl) and Mattie Worthen-Boggs (Leniar), The Wilson and Kendricks family and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family has entrusted the care of their loved one only to the caring professionalism of RICHMOND-AUGUST FUNERAL HOME.