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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 14:43

David Clark

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Funeral service for Mr. David Clark will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday,

December 23, 2017 at Riverwood Family with burial at Ruth Cemetery.

Visitation is from 9:00 a.m. until time of the service.


David Clark, 73, of Ruth, passed from this life on December 19, 2017

at his residence. He was born on February 3, 1944 to Tom and Bertie Clark.

Mr. Clark was a caregiver, and in his free time enjoyed horseback riding.

He was a member of Ruth Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death are his parents and grandparents; brothers,

Earl Clark, Robert “Bob” Clark, Paul Clark, Jessie Clark, Sr., and

Roger Clark; sisters, Helen Clark, Betty Chapman, Dorothy Hawn.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Lucille Chapman,

Ruth Crisler (Billy), and Evelyn Rossett.


Wednesday, 20 December 2017 14:41

Vadie Fuller

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Funeral service for Vadie L. Fuller, of Jayess, MS are 11:00 a.m., Friday,

December 22, 2017, at Powell’s Grove Pentecostal Church with burial

at the church cemetery. Visitation is from 5:00 -8:00 p.m., Thursday,

December 21, at Powell’s Grove.

Mrs. Fuller died December 19, 2017. She was born May 30, 1932 to Cade

and Georgia Lambert. She was married to Walter Fuller. Mrs. Vadie was

a loving, caring mother of six children.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Walter Fuller; sons, Marvin Fuller,

David Fuller; two great grandchildren, Carmen and Cassandra Hawn; parents; sister,

Kate Zackary; and brothers, Fred Lambert and Zeb Lambert.

Those who remain to cherish her memory are her sons, Wilmer Fuller (Shirley),

J.W. Fuller (Linda), Bobby Fuller; daughter, Minnie Allen (Kenneth); daughters-in-law,

Sandra F. Gaskin (Terry), Teresa F. Miller (Mike); sister, Ann “Beet” Lambert and seven

grandchildren, Trent Fuller, Travis Fuller, Kevin Allen, Cameron Allen, Christopher Fuller,

Shanda Allen Polk and LaShay Smith. She is also survived by 22 great grandchildren,

Skylar Fuller, Logan Fuller, Ben Fuller, Marvin Fuller, Chloe Fuller, Korey Allen,

Konner Allen, Gage Brown, Ella Brown, Kinsley Fuller, Kaston Fuller, Katelyn Boyd,

Nathan Boyd, Mark Boyd, Jr., Brooke Roberts, Jaden Taylor, Easton Smith, Braylon Smith,

Branson Smith, Brody Miller, Zack Miller, Chloe Miller; and four great great grandchildren,

Ellie Lambert, Rose Allen, Bexley Roberts, Callan Roberts.


Tuesday, 19 December 2017 13:15

Donald E. Sicks

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Services for Donald E. Sicks of Brookhaven are 2:00 pmThursday, December 21, 2017 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service.

Visitation is Wednesday, December 20 at Riverwood from 5:00-8:00 pm.


Mr. Donald E. Sicks, 80, went to be with his Lord December 19, 2017 at Haven Hall Nursing Home.

He was born on January 20, 1937 to Buford and Pauline Sicks.

He served in the United States Army and was retired after 32 years as an engineer for Aetna. He had also worked for Boeing Air Craft for 5 years.

He attended Southway Baptist Church and was a member of the Lincoln County Historical & Genealogical Society.

He enjoyed playing golf, playing cards and reading.


Preceding him in death were his parents; and twin brother, David Wayne SIcks.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Darlene Sicks; son, Doug Sicks and wife Kellye;

2 grandchildren, Jillian Ricceri and husband Nic and Ian Sicks.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 10:41

Ida Mae Lofton

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Services for Mrs. Ida Mae Lofton are 1:00 pm Thursday, December 21, 2017

at Fair River Baptist Church with burial at the church cemetery.

Visitation is from 11:00 until time of service on Thursday at the Church.


Mrs. Ida Mae Lofton, 99, of Brookhaven went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 18, 2017.

She was born on March 10, 1918.

She loved her Lord and her family and her church.

She was an accomplished seamstress and talented hand worker and was the oldest living member of Fair River Baptist Church.


Preceding her in death were her husband, Edward Earl Lofton; parents, James Victor Dyess Sr. and wife Cathern Bell Watson Dyess;

brother, James Victor Dyess, Jr. and wife Tonie Dyess; sister Florence Dyess Mullen and husband Grady Mullen, brother-in-law, C.L. Day.


Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Larry Ford Lofton and wife Alma Johnson Lofton; daughter, Imogene Lofton Crowley and husband Richard;

sister, Catherine Dyess Day and her 5 grandchildren, Scott Norton and wife Stefanie, Amy Norton Hickman and Philip Hickman, Ford Lofton and wife Stacy,

Stacy Lofton Tanner and husband Bevan and Michael Crowley. She is also survived by her 9 great grandchildren, Leyton, Keegan, and Kellan Lofton,

Abbey Hickman, Samuel Hickman, Zachary Norton, Hayden and Hollyn Tanner, Caine Crowley and great-great grandson, Wyatt Williams.

Monday, 18 December 2017 16:47

Ann Ray Boyd

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Funeral services will be held Dec. 22, 2017 for Mrs. Ann Ray Boyd, 79,

of Brookhaven. She died at her home Dec. 18. Funeral services will be held at

11 a.m. Friday at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven.

The family will host a visitation at Riverwood Family Funeral Service

Thursday, Dec. 21, from 5 p.m.until 7 p.m.

Mrs. Boyd was born at Moon Lake, Miss. and was raised at Cranfield near Natchez.

She graduated from Washington High School, Copiah Lincoln Community College,

and the University of Southern Mississippi. Her early career was as a licensed lab

technician and she worked in hospitals in Natchez, Jackson, Vicksburg, and Monticello,

where she and her husband moved to raise their two sons in 1964. She worked in her

husband's accounting practice and then later returned to college at USM and earned a

degree with honors and awards in interior design. For many years she operated her own

design business. She was very talented and successful at everything she did, especially as a

seamstress. She was a member of the Lincoln County Master Gardeners and the Brookhaven

Camellia Society. She was a member of the Mississippi DAR. She and her husband returned

to Brookhaven about 20 years ago. She would have been 80 on Christmas Eve.

Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by her parents, William A. "Bill" and Inez Hall Ray.

She is survived by her husband, Roger C. Boyd of Brookhaven; her two sons, Scott Boyd

of Macon, and Eric Boyd of Brookhaven; two sisters, Judy Ray Clyburn of Monticello, and

Sue Ray Windham of Brookhaven; and five grandchildren, Christopher Boyd of Memphis,

Natalie Boyd Warnock of Memphis, and Leah Boyd Barry, Jacob Boyd, and Gillian Boyd,

all of Brookhaven.

Memorials may be made to Blair E. Batson Childrens' Hospital at University of

Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, Miss. 39216.

Monday, 18 December 2017 14:58

Quinnie Lea Williams Smith

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Services for Mrs. Quinnie Lea Williams Smith are 2:00 pm Friday, December 22, 2017 at Riverwood with burial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation is Thursday, December 21, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Riverwood.


Mrs. Quinnie Lea Williams Smith, 85, of Brookhaven, MS was fitted with her Angel wings on December 17, 2017.

Mrs. Smith was born at the home of Dr. William Lee Little in Wesson, Mississippi on April 20, 1932

to Edward Lee Williams and Allie Belle Ingram Williams. Dr. little asked for, and was granted the privilege of naming her.

Mrs. Smith marred Jesse W. Smith on October 9, 1948 and spent many years helping him with his home building business.

She also worked at Stahl Urban & Company in Brookhaven and Blue Diamond Growers in Sacramento, CA.

She was an avid animal lover and before Diabetes and Alzheimer’s robbed her of so many of her joys,

she loved to take care of her animals, cross stitch, work in the garden, visit antique stores,

and work on her family history . . . but her biggest joy was the time she spent as Mamaow to her grandchildren a

nd Great Mama to her great grandchildren.


Preceding her in death were her parents, Edward Lee Williams and Allie Belle Ingram Williams;

her brothers, Victor Nathan Williams, Porter Edward Williams, Troy Lee Williams, Clyde Monroe Williams,

Robert Wayne Williams, Whitney Print Williams; sisters, Ara Maybelle Bruard, Myrtis Vera Fassbender,

Thelma Mattie “Billie” Quintela, Laverne Marie Cupit.


Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Jesse W. Smith; her son, Jesse Ronnie Smith;

her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia “Pat” and Michael H. “Sarge” Smith; her grandchildren, Christopher M. Smith and wife, Christina,

and Alanna M. Smith and husband, Tracey Case. Great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Quinn Smith and Wrynn Case.

She is also survived by her sister and brothers-in-law, Helen and Chuck Carter, John and Patsy Smith, and Ralph and Aby Smith;

and a host of nieces and nephews and her special friend who loved her dearly and also called her “Mom”, Jennifer Porter Moak.


The family would like to extend a special thanks to Mrs. Rose Hux and Compassus Hospice Ministries.


Memorials can be mad to the American Diabetics Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Foundation, the Animal Rescue League, or the charity of your choice

Sunday, 17 December 2017 14:53

LaVerne C. Temple

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Services for Mrs. LaVerne C. Temple of Brookhaven are 11:00 am Thursday, December 21, 2017

at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial at Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation is from 5:00-8:00 pm Wednesday December 20 at Riverwood.


Mrs. LaVerne C. Temple, 70, passed away December 17, 2017 at Kings Daughters Medical Center.

She was born on December 12, 1947 to the late Vaughn and Dorothy Campbell.

She was a retired receptionist for the Southwest MS Nephrology Clinic.


Preceding her in death were her parents; son, Jimmy Lane Temple, Jr.; brother, Bubba Campbell and sister Dottie Hanson.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Jimmy Lane Temple, Sr.; son, Brad Temple and wife Natasha;

brothers, Steve Campbell and John Campbell; sisters, Olive McDowell and Minnie Campbell.

She is also survived by her 2 grandchildren, Samantha Reeves and husband Cody and Ryan Temple and wife Courtney

and 3 great grandchildren, Ryder and Remy Reeves and Charleigh Temple.

Sunday, 17 December 2017 14:51

John Butler Smith, Jr.

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Services for Mr. John Butler Smith, Jr., of Wesson are 10:00 am Wednesday, December 20, 2017

at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial at Sweetwater United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4:30-8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 19 at Riverwood.

Mr. John Butler Smith, Jr., 74, went to be with his Lord on December 16, 2017. He was born on December 6, 1943

to the late John Butler Smith, Sr. and Wessie Katherine Smith. John was also a proud attendee of Loyd Star and Copiah Lincoln Junior College.

He was the owner of Rebel Testers, Inc. and a member of Sweetwater United Methodist Church. John enjoyed working

in the oilfield and with his cattle, but most of all, he liked spending time with his family.


Preceding him in death were his daughter, Rhonda, K. Thomas; parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Denver and Wisie Smith;

brothers, Carol P. Smith, Larry Smith and Charles Smith.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda S. Smith; daughter, Deanna Edwards and husband, Pittman of Cleveland, MS.;

son-in-law, Trey Thomas; brother, Mike Smith; sisters, Valerie Hill, Veta Covington and Bonita Sue Bullock. He is also survived by his

5 grandchildren, Trace Edwards, Anna Thomas, Abby Thomas, Sara Peyton Edwards and John Butler Edwards.

Friday, 15 December 2017 14:27

James Anderson

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The graveside service for James will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Magnolia Cemetery. Brother Phil Gerber will officiate.

James, age 79, went to be with his Lord on Friday, December 15, 2017, at his Magnolia residence. He was the son of Edward Anderson

and Estelle Anderson Pounds. James was a veteran of the Unites States Air Force and a retired truck driver. He was also an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints.


He is preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Jerry; infant daughter, Angel; daughters, Gwendolyn Anderson and Veronica J. Anderson; and sister, Carol Sue Westmoreland.


Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, Jimmy Dale Anderson and wife, Diane, and Samuel Joe Anderson and wife Flo; 2 granddaughters; and a host of nieces and nephews.


The family would like to thank St. Luke Hospice and extend a special thank you to Brandi and Denise.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke Hospice or Magnolia United Methodist Church.

Friday, 15 December 2017 14:25

Alvie Elouise Burns Meyers

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Services for Mrs. Alvie Elouise Burns Meyers of Brookhaven are

11:00 am Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Riverwood with a private

burial at Bethel Temple Cemetery. Visitation is from 9:00 until time

of service at Riverwood.

Mrs. Alvie, 83, of Brookhaven, passed away December13, 2017 at

Countrybrook Living Center. She was born on October 7, 1934 to

William “Ted” Clarence Burns and Lillian Hayes Burns. She was a

retired Care Giver and was a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church.

Mrs. Alvie was a loving mother, grandmother and spent many hours

with her grandchildren playing games and enjoying them. She will

be missed by all who loved her.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Marvin Martin and J.C. Meyers;

parents; sons, Edward Martin, Danny “Boone” Martin; sisters, Lavon Laird,

Marie Lenoir; brothers, Bill Burns, Clifton Burns; granddaughter,

Nicole King Daughdrill and grandson, Eli Holmes.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Gordon Martin and wife, Esther,

Malcolm Meyers and wife, Shirley, Curtis Meyers and wife, Kathy, Pat Meyers

and wife, Rhonda; daughters Martha Marin, Rhonda Wallace and husband Ken,

Diane Ratcliff and husband, Marwyn; brothers, Ronnie Burns and wife, Patsy,

Troy Burns; sisters, Teddy Perere and husband, Earl, and Lucille Hicks.

She is also survived by 34 grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren and grandson, Ira King.

The family would like to thank the staff at Countrybrook for the love and

care they gave her, she loved each and every one and thought of them not only as her caregivers but her family.

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