Services for Mrs. Pauline “Polly” Boyte Smith of Brookhaven are
2:00 Sunday, January 21 at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial at the Church Cemetery.
Visitation is Saturday, January 20, from 5:00-9:00 pm at Riverwood Family Funeral Service
and she will lie in state from 1:00 until time of service at the church on Sunday.
Mrs. Pauline “Polly” Smith, 81, went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2018.
She was born on August 22, 1936 to Oscar Boyte and Mary Eula Jackson Boyte.
She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and owned “Polly’s Beauty Shop”
for 50 years and loved to travel in their RV with her husband, crocheting and spending
time with her family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Lee Roy Smith and daughter, Alisa Gail Forrest.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Larone Smith (Debbi) and Kerry G. Smith (Sherree);
son-in-law, Tony Forrest; brother, Wayne Boyte and wife Carole; sister, Shirley Boyte Martin (Charles).
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Jenny Edwards (Paul), Angela McKay (Leif), Landon Smith (Jessica),
Travis Smith (Bailey), Derek Smith (Tiffany), Brittany Fortenberry (Brandon), Katie Slaton (Brandon),
Krishanna Harvey, Karah Williams (Zachary) Geoffrey Forrest. 17 great grandchildren,
along with numerous nieces, nephews and her special friends Mrs. Audrey Watts, Ms. Vernestine Byrd
and a special thanks to the staff of Silver Cross Health and Rehab and Hospice Ministries.
Services for Rowena Case McGee of Bogue Chitto are 2:00 pm Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church
with burial at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5:00-8:00 pm Friday, January 19 at Riverwood and also from 12:00 until time of service on Saturday at the church.
Mrs. Rowena Case McGee, 80, went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2018 at her residence.
She was born on December 23, 1937 to Harvey Lee Case and Lola Smith Case.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Preceding her in death were her parents and husband, Willie McGee. and an infant daughter.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Cindy Wallace (Gerald), Sandra Rials, (Harold) and Stacy Leake (Jason), all from Bogue Chitto.
Sisters, Annette Bullock, Marilyn Brown and Joyce Harris; brothers, Thomas Case and Dennis Case.
She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren, Adam Wallace (Tiffany), Blake Wallace, Mattie Rials, Grant Leake, Olivia Rials and Karly Leake
and 3 great grandchildren, Cambrie Wallace, Brody Wallace and Piper Wallace.
Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Jan 19, Riverwood Family
Service: 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan 20, Friendship Baptist Church
Lie in State: 10-11 a.m.
Interment: Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery
The funeral service for Mr. Mark Jason Gill, will be Thursday, January 18, 2018 at
Riverwood Family with interment at Easthaven Cemetery. Visitation is from 10:00 a.m.
until time of service Thursday at Riverwood.
Mark Jason Gill, 48, of Wesson, departed this life on January 16, 2018 at his residence.
He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on August 13, 1969 to George Mark Gill and
Linda Gail Russell Allen. He was employed as a Welder and worked in the
Boiler Making industry. He was a graduate of Brookhaven High School.
Preceding him in death are his maternal grandparents, Vernon Russell and
Inez Smith and his paternal grandparents, Arnold and Iva Gill.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his father, Mark Gill and step-mother,
Sheila and his mother, Linda Gail Allen and step-father, Jack; brothers, Brandon Allen,
Blake Allen, and Wesley Gill and wife Angie; sister, Nikki Gill McClain. He is also
survived by two step brothers, Ryan Allen and Lee Allen and wife Stephanie;
step sister, Leta Allen Searcy and a host of nieces, nephews, and other
loving family members and friends.
Visitation for Lillie Mae Posey Smith will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 5:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service. The visitation will resume on Tuesday
from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00. Bro. Slade Powell, Bro. Al Felder, and
Bro. John Smith will officiate and interment will follow in New Salem Church of Christ Cemetery.
Lillie Mae, age 87 and a resident of Brookhaven, went to be with her Lord on January 13, 2018.
She was the daughter of Walter and Lexie Watts Posey. She was a loving wife, mother,
grandmother and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her former husband, Dennis I. Smith; parents; and sons,
Keith and Michael Ray Smith.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Thomas Calvin Smith; sons,
Chester Larkin Smith and Kurt Smith and wife Shannon; daughters, Lanita Watts and
husband Doug, Denise Nettles and husband Michael, Angela Thornton and husband Gary,
Melaine Daigle and husband Michael; brother, Walter Posey, Jr.; grandchildren, Melissa Case,
Wade Smith, Natalie Smith, Michael Smith, Loren Williams, Brittany, Aiden, and Ben Watts,
Katie Dyess, Landon and Trent Nettles, Burt, Garrett, Travis and Olivia Thornton, and Cole,
Madison, and Alayna Daigle; 10 great-grandchildren; and her special friends,
Laverne Lea and Diane Smith.
The visitation for Frances Yvonne Thames Wooten, a resident of Lincoln County, will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
at Riverwood Family Funeral Service. The funeral will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Riverwood. Bro. David Fortenberry and Bro. Moody Davis will officiate,
and interment will follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Wooten, age 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 11, 2018
at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, surrounded by her loving family, as the Lord brought her to be with Him in His wisdom and timing.
Mrs. Wooten was born and lived in the East Lincoln community all of her life, growing up working on her parents’ farm as well as others in the community.
She attended East Lincoln and Enterprise schools. As an adult, she worked at Stahl Urban and Potter Company,
and later completed cosmetology school and operated Yvonne’s Beauty Shop for over 40 years. Mrs. Yvonne,
as she was known to her friends, and Granny Yvonne to her family, loved the Lord and always praised Him for the gift he gave her of playing the piano by ear.
She loved music of almost every kind, with a special love of gospel and hymns, and served as the pianist for East Lincoln Baptist Church and Union Baptist Church.
She had a wonderful ear for singing and sang alto harmony in her church choir and in duet with her daughter, Dianne.
Mrs. Yvonne always loved traveling to beautiful scenic places, like the Rocky Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains,
and had a great interest in history, both local and worldwide. After the Lord and her family, whom she treasured, her greatest enjoyment was her home.
She always worked hard to keep her house, and was an accomplished seamstress who made and mended clothes for her family her entire life.
Mrs. Yvonne enjoyed every minute that she could be outdoors with her flowers and the birds, deer, and rabbits that visited her yard.
Two of her best companions in her later years were her dogs, Rascal and Trouble.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Delois Thames; brother, Doyle Thames; husband, Paul Wooten; as well as her former husband, Wadie Townsend.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Dianne Altman and husband Steve of Brookhaven, and Linda Wooten of Tuscaloosa, AL;
grandsons, Kyle (Susann), Kelly (Nikki), and Kory (Aileen) Altman; five great-grandchildren, Madisyn, Korben, and Ava Altman and Hunter and Kenzie Thomas;
special niece and nephew, Jenny Thames Maxwell and Ron Thames; and dear friend, Macky Dunaway. Mrs. Yvonne kept all of her family close to her heart and loved them all with pride.
DUE TO INCLIMATE WEATHER, BRO. MACK'S SERVICE IS POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY, JANUARY 19.
VISITATION 1:00 P.M. UNTIL 2:00, SERVICE AT 2, FIRST BAPTIST, BROOKHAVEN.
The visitation for Malcolm Reese Massey will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
at Riverwood Family Funeral Service. The visitation will resume on Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Brookhaven from 1:00 p.m.
until the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Greg Warnock and Dr. Jon Daniels will officiate and interment will follow in Riverwood Memorial Park.
Bro. Mack, age 87 and a resident of Raymond, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born on March 23, 1930
to Clarence and Ruth Leggett Massey in Dentville, MS. Bro. Mack was retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving for 24 years.
He was also a Southern Baptist Pastor and served all across Mississippi and Louisiana for over 60 years.
He was a member of the Lion’s Club, Shriners, and Freemasons.
Bro. Mack was also an exceptional artist and loved painting and photography. He played golf, dominoes,
and cards and enjoyed drinking coffee as well as performing magic tricks.
He was truly an amazing man who will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Polk Massey; parents; sister, Wanda Higdon; and nephew, Kelly Higdon.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Vicki Daniels and husband Jon; grandsons, Reese Daniels and wife Allison,
and Russ Daniels; granddaughter, Rachel King and husband Wesley; great-grandchildren, Dayne, Addie, and Selah Daniels;
nieces, Wanda Jackson and Ramona Smith; and one nephew, Hal Higdon
Services for Mr. Jessie Earl Givens, Sr. of Brookhaven are 11:00 am Monday, January 15, 2018
at Landmark United Pentecostal Church in McCall Creek.
Visitation is from 5:00-8:00 pm Sunday, January 14, at Riverwood and will lie in state at the church from 10:00 until time of service on Monday.
Interment: Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Jessie Earl Givens, 72 went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2018.
He was born on November 28, 1945 and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was the owner of Star Drive In and a member of the Landmark United Pentecostal Church and enjoyed helping and feeding others,
and loved church activities and spending time with family.
He is preceded in death by his father, Cliff Givens.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, June Givens; mother, Helen Shaheen; stepmother, Vedia Givens;
son, Rev. Jessie Givens, Jr. and wife Tiffanye; daughter, Missy Freeman and husband Mark;
sisters, Hilda Ray Floyd, Linda Oliver and husband, Earl, Carolyn Richardson and husband Bobby, Darlene Allen and husband Delynn
and Lisa Givens; he is also survived by his 3 grandchildren, Amanda Jordan, Meagan White, Steven Bessonette,
and great grandchildren, Austin Jordan, Tucker Jordan and Chezley White.
Services for Mrs. Elizabeth Dell Holliday Arrington of Brookhaven are 3:00 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
on Saturday, January 13, 2018 with visitation from 1:00 until time of service.
Interment at Riverwood Memorial Park
Mrs. Elizabeth Dell Holliday Arrington, 77, went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2018.
She was born on October 13, 1940.
She was a member of Jr Auxiliary, Treasurer and Senior Warden of Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, board of Silver Cross Nursing Home.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Samuel Newton Holliday and Grace Holliday; husband, Clark Arrington and sister, Kathy Jackson.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Keith Arrington and wife Tina and Wes Arrington and wife Angela “AJ”; brother, Samuel Newton Holliday III;
7 grandchildren, Amber Putnum and husband Lance, Andrew Arrington and wife Rebecca, Malissa Arrington,
Amy Arrington, Alysha Arrington, Nellie Arrington Sarah Grace Arrington, 2 great grandchildren Elijah Bearden and Landen Putnum.
Services for Mr. John “Jack” Jackson Hutcherson, of Monticello are 2:00 pm Saturday, January 13, 2018
at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial at Fair River Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5:00-9:00 pm Friday, January 12 at Riverwood.
Mr. John “Jack” Jackson Hutcherson, 66, went to be with the Lord on January 10, 2018 at St. Dominics Hospital.
He was born on December 3, 1951 to the late R.B. Hutcherson Jr. and Ida Ree Terrell Hutcherson
He was a Chief Engineer for the U.S. Merchant Marines for 21 years.
Jack was a member of Fair River Baptist Church and was a Motorcycle and Antique Car enthusiast, enjoyed gardening and working with his hands.
Those left to cherish is memory are his son, John Hutcherson II; daughter, Ginger Young; brothers, Eugene Hutcherson and wife Sharon of Rock Spring, GA.,
Bruce Hutcherson and wife Paula of Sontag; sisters, Ina Neill of El Dorado, AR., Winnie Boyles, and Patsy Carr and husband, Randy all of Monticello.
He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Jeremy Young, Lilly Young, Liam Young and a host of friends, nieces and nephews.