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Monday, 25 September 2017 09:02

Brandon Kirk Smith

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Visitation: 5:00-8:00 pm.Thursday, September 28 at Riverwood


Services: 2:00 pm Friday, September 29 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with burial at the church cemetery.




Monday, 25 September 2017 09:01

Alisa Gail Smith Forrest

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Visitation for Alisa will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

at Riverwood Family Funeral Service. The visitation will resume on Thursday from 11:00 a.m.

until the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Riverwood.

Bro. Landon Smith and Dr. Garland Boyd will officiate and interment will be Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.


Alisa, age 55, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, September 23, 2017

at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven. She was born on March 16, 1962

to Lee Roy and Polly Smith in Brookhaven, and was a graduate of Brookhaven High School.

After high school, Alisa went on to attend Copiah Lincoln Community College where she received two degrees.

Many may remember Alisa from her restaurant, Lisa’s Place, on Highway 550, or from her 5 years working as a lab tech

at KDMC. Alisa enjoyed spending time with her family and taking care of her grandchildren. She was also an excellent

cook and was awarded the Wooden Spoon Award for her sweet potato and banana casserole. Alisa was a loving wife,

mother, grandmother, sister and friend that will be missed dearly by all who knew her.


Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Tony Forrest; son, Geoffery Forrest;

daughter, Krishanna Harvey; mother, Polly Smith; brothers, Larone Smith and wife Debbi,

Kerry G. Smith and wife Sherree; grandchildren, Jason Heathcock, Michael Forrest,

and Tara Rose Harvey; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.


She is preceded in death by her father, Lee Roy Smith; mother-in-law, Bonita Faye Forrest;

sister-in-law, Celana Forrest; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Boyte and Mr. and Mrs. Hamlin Smith.




Friday, 22 September 2017 13:55

LeDon Langston

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Visitation 4:00-7:00 pm Friday, September 22, 2017 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service


Service 2:00 pm Saturday, September 23, 2017 at First United Methodist Church of Brookhaven

with interment at Riverwood Memorial Park.




Dr. LeDon Langston, 75 died peacefully at King's Daughters Medical Center on September 21, 2017.

"Doc" as he was known to those who loved him is celebrated by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 53 years, Cherie Pope Langston. 

Doc and Cherie are the proud parents of Cleve Langston, and his wife Ferris of Tupelo,

Leigh Cher Gray and her husband, Bruce of Brookhaven and Shely Shows and her husband, Russ of Oxford. 

They are also the extremely proud grandparents of Gracie, Rivers, Lily and Anabel Gray, Cashe and Crawford Shows, and Jack Langston.

Dr. Langston is also survived by his sister in law, Dot Langston and nephew, Joey and wife, Tracey Langston of Booneville. 

Their sons, Keaton, Colby and his wife Jessica, and Kane are great nephews and special Rebel fans to Doc and Cherie. 

Nephew Shane Langston his wife Rebecca and their family of Dallas, TX and Pearl Strange, Aunt, of McComb are also special family members.


Dr. Langston had a distinguished career in medicine that spanned 5 decades culminating in his 50 year class reunion that he enjoyed immensely just last month. 

After graduating from the University of MS School of Medicine in1967, Dr. Langston trained as an intern in Savannah, GA. 

He then proudly served his country as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina and around the globe

at Mildenhall Air Force Base at Lakenheath, England where his squadron of C130's transported the 82nd Air Borne during the Vietnam War. 

He returned to MS after his service and completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of MS. 

The Langstons settled in McComb in 1974 where he enjoyed almost 25 years of service to the women of Pike and surrounding counties,

delivering more than 6,000 babies during his career.  He took great pride in being a physician and the special relationship it afforded

him with his patients, fellow physicians, nurses, and all the staff of Southwest Clinic for Women and Southwest Regional Medical Center. 


Not one to actually rest, after his first retirement, he began working for the MS Department of Health seeing patients and instructing

their Nurse Practitioners all over the state from 2001- 2010.  Having loved his earlier role as visiting teacher on occasion at Southwest School of Nursing,

Dr. Langston also embarked on a teaching career at Jackson State University in their Masters / Doctorate program from 2004-2008.

While a consultant for the Health Department, he was on numerous committees including serving as the chairman of the MS Folic Acid Council

and representative of the National Folic Acid Council.  He was also vice chairman of the MS March of Dimes Program Services Committee,

and served on the MS Public Health association executive council from 1999-2009.


In his next adventure, Dr. Langston joined the staff of King's Daughters Medical Center in 2010 where he served as medical director of

Kings Daughters Medical Clinic from 2010-2016.  He continued to practice part time in Brookhaven as a collaborative

physician with Brookhaven Health and Wellness touching the lives of so many through his love for health care until just a few weeks ago. 


Doc loved the Lord and his dear friends at J.J. White Presbyterian Church in McComb where he served as an elder for over 20 years.

His witness of God's love and grace was evident in his servant's heart whether it was at home, at church, or in the communities he cherished.

McComb was special to him where he and Cherie raised their three children and he volunteered in everything from

Little League Baseball Coach to McComb High School football, serving as team doctor for the 4A State Champions of 1984. 

When a holiday came around, he absolutely loved setting up haunted houses at Hughs and Otken or anything that had to do

with fall festivals and Christmas.  After family and work, Doc's two favorite things were

Ole Miss sports and golf and he loved all his Fernwood golf buddies. 


Most of his volunteer time during his years in Brookhaven was as his most treasured title, Grandfather.

Doc was loved by family and friends, colleagues and patients and we are all blessed for having had him in our lives.

Many people are to thank for the care Doc received during his illness, in particularly Dr. Justin Baker and Dr. Paul Dykes. 


His family  would like to express their sincere appreciation and love to the nurses and staff of

Kings Daughters Medical Center, especially the dear nurses of  two surgical, and Hospice Ministries. 


In lieu of flowers memorial can be sent to the First United Methodist Church of Brookhaven or the University of MS Medical Center



Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:22

Sarah Rebecca "Becky" Ivy

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Visitation 1:00-2:00 pm Sunday, September 24 at Riverwood

with services at 2:00 pm

Interment at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery

Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:16

Shayla Machel Melton

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The Memorial Gathering for Shayla Machel Melton will be Monday, September 25, 2017

at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

There will be a procession to Bowman Cemetery for a Graveside Service following the Memorial Gathering.


 Shayla Machel Melton, 35, died on September 20, 2017 at her residence.

She was born on October 24, 1981.

She was a homemaker enjoyed cooking, and shopping, purses and collecting trinkets.

She had a kind heart and loved her children dearly.

Preceding her in death were her great grandmothers, Carrie Mae Bessonette

and Lydia Mae Case. uncle,Terry Case.

Those left to cherish her memory are her father, Danny Melton; mother, Tammy Jackson;

sons, Austyn Melton, Kaughner Melton; daughter, Kayleigh Schmitt and twin daughters,

Kenna Melton and Kyla Melton.





Tuesday, 19 September 2017 16:07

Patricia Lee Culp Puckett

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Monday, 18 September 2017 09:54

Philip Eugene Smith Sr.

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Visitation : 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21 Riverwood Family Funeral Service

Service: 11:00 am Friday , September 22, at Riverwood

Interment: Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.




Philip, age 68, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017. He was born on December 24, 1948

to Herman and Marjorie Smith in Brookhaven, MS. Philip was a sergeant in the United States Air Force,

having volunteered and serving two tours in Vietnam. He was the Vice President of Sunbelt-Dubai, UAE.

In his spare time, Philip enjoyed golfing, baking, cooking, carpentry, reading and genealogical research.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend that will be dearly missed by all who knew him.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Erminda F. Smith; sons, Philip E. Smith, Jr., Sean P. Smith,

Tommy H. Smith, Ariel Chona, June Flores; daughters, Jennifer Heffner and Chona Magadia; brothers, Melvin and Terry Smith; a

s well as 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.


He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Emily Catherine Smith Dilisio.


Sunday, 17 September 2017 09:08

John Allen Sisk

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Services for Mr. John Allen Sisk will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 2:00pm

at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with interment at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 5:00-9:00pm also held at Riverwood Family.

John Allen Sisk, 70, of Monticello, passed away September 15, 2017

at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. He was born on October 15, 1946 to John and Lillian Sisk.

Mr. Sisk was a supervisor for Georgia Pacific, was also retired from the National Guard

and a member of Charity Baptist Church of Monticello. He enjoyed reading,

watching movies and spending time with his family.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Georgia Ann Smith Sisk; sons, John Stewart Sisk

and wife Stacey of Brookhaven and Charles Andrew Sisk and wife Mary Beth of Silver Creek;

three grandchildren, Collin A Sisk, Jessie A Sisk and Jillean Sisk of Silver Creek.

He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Annie Mae Foster Smith.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 15:56

Walter Freeman, Jr.

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 13:08

Jenell P. “Tiny” Killingsworth

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Services for Mrs. Jenell P. “Tiny” Killingsworth, of Brookhaven are 2:00 pm Sunday, September 17, 2017

at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with burial at the Church Cemetery.


Visitation is from 5:00-8:00 pm Saturday, September 16 at Riverwood.


She will also lie in state from 1:00 until time of services on Sunday at the church.



Tiny Killingsworth, 81, passed away peacefully on September 13 2017 at Kings Daughters Medical Center.


She was born on June 21, 1936 to George and Inez Pennington in Lawrence County.


She was a homemaker and was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.


Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Howard Killingsworth; grandson, Trent Killingsworth;

sisters, Yvonne Wilson and Cleo Netherland; brothers, T.J. Pennington and Bill Pennington.



Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Ronnie Howard Killingsworth and wife, Marilyn; George Larry Killingsworth and wife, Nan;

daughter, Libby Wilson; brother, John Pennington and wife Claudine. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren, Ronnie Paul Killingsworth,

Micah Blake Killingsworth, Duane Bonnette, Justin Wells, Jeffrey Wilson, Logan Killingsworth and 9 great grandchildren; special nephew,

James Richard Wilson and wife Sallie and niece Glenda Glover and a host of other nephews and nieces.



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