Published 6:00 am Thursday, November 9, 2000


Lewis W. Bell

Services for Lewis W. Bell of Verona are 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov.9, at First Baptist Church with burial in Lee Memorial Park. LeeMemorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mr. Bell, 88, died Nov. 7, 2000, of congestive heart failure atCedars Health Center.

He was a retired farmer. He was a member of First BaptistChurch.

Survivors are his daughter, Shirley Williams of Verona; hissons, Johnny Bell of Verona, James Bell of Magnolia, Ky., LonnieBell of Tupelo and Larry Bell of Monticello; his sisters, MamieHill of Tupelo, Macie Miller of Blue Springs, Gettie Bridges ofSherman and Opal Brown of New Albany; his brother, Paul Bell ofPontotoc; and 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Velma Scott Smith

Services for Velma Scott Smith of Brookhaven are 1 p.m., Friday,Nov. 10, at Mary’s Temple COGIC Church with burial in St. Paul onthe River Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday, Nov. 9, from noon until 7 p.m. withfamily hour from 6-7 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. Smith, 72, died Nov. 5, 2000, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Lincoln County on July 14, 1928, to PhilipScott and Josie Pierce.

She was a member of Mary’s Temple Church of God in Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Elijah”Puddin” Smith; her sister, Clara Black; and her brother, CliftonScott.

Survivors are her son, Elijah Smith Jr. of Union Church; herdaughters, Pamela Hooker and Elaine Dixon May, both of Brookhaven;her sisters, Christine Henderson of Brookhaven, Josie Culver andDoris White, both of Chicago, Mortena Lewis of Pontiac, Mich., andEula Mae Floyd of Toledo, Ohio; her brother, Marvin Scott ofChicago; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Dezzie Dalton Wallace

Services for Dezzie Dalton Wallace of Jayess are 2 p.m., Friday,Nov. 10, at Divide Methodist Protestant Church with burial inTilton United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday, Nov. 9, from 5-9 p.m. and Friday from 8a.m. until noon at Wilson Funeral Home and from 1 p.m. untilservice time at the church.

Mrs. Wallace, 88, died Nov. 8, 2000, of a stroke at LawrenceCounty Hospital. She was born in Jayess on July 27, 1912, to Georgeand Ola Netherland Dalton.

She was a retired seamstress with Monticello Manufacturing andEdward Hyman Company. She was a member of Divide MethodistProtestant Church. She was a former Sunday school teacher andsuperintendent and a member of the Women’s Missionary Society.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, TroyWallace; her grandson, Landal G. Wallace; and her brother, MarcusDalton

Survivors are her sons, Troy J. Wallace of Silver Creek, DaltonWallace of Jayess, Ladon Wallace of Monticello, and Darry Wallaceof Brandon; her daughters, Bobbie Lambert and Genell Nelson, bothof Jayess, and Glynda Rutland of Monticello; her sister, DaisySmith of Jackson; and 19 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren andfour great-great-grandchildren.