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Obituaries

Lamar Green

Services for Lamar Green of Brookhaven are 3 p.m., Saturday,March 10, at Cool Springs M.B. Church in McCall Creek with burialin Hillcrest Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. with family hour from7-8 p.m. at Tyler Funeral Home.

Mr. Green, 68, died March 4, 2001, at his residence. He was bornin Pontotoc on June 7, 1930, to Joe Green and Annie Mae WilsonStewart.

He was a former night orderly at Franklin County Hospital. Hewas a member of Cool Springs M. B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Perry MaeGreen; and his brother, John Green.

Survivors are his sons, Lamar Green Jr. and W. C. McKnight, bothof Shreveport, La., and Kenneth E. Green of Meadville; hisdaughters, Debra Gail Green Birden of Brookhaven, Linda Amos andSharon Green, both of Bude, and Shirley Dorsey of El Paso, Texas;his brother, Joe Green of Pontotoc; his sisters, Vera Nell Young ofPontotoc and Betty Joe Golden of Racine, Wis.; and a host ofgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Katherine Ratliff Harrington

Services for Katherine Ratliff Harrington of Wesson are 2 p.m.,Thursday, March 8, at Strong Hope Baptist Church with burial inStrong Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Harrington, 76, died March 6, 2001, at her residence.

Survivors are her sons, Jimmy Harrington of Wesson and JohnHarrington of Mobile; her daughter, Patsy Berch of Hazlehurst; herbrothers, Robert Ratliff of Wesson and John Ratliff of Columbia;her sister, Lavell Douglas of Brookhaven; and 10 grandchildren and10 great-grandchildren.

Willie N. Harris

Services for Willie N. Harris of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Saturday, March 10, at Della Green M. B. Church in Brookhaven withburial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Sontag.

Visitation is Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with the wake from 6-7p.m. at Tyler Funeral Home.

Mr. Harris, 80, died March 5, 2001, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Sontag on Aug. 14, 1920, to Otho Harris andWynema Frelix Harris.

He was a retired construction worker. He was a member of Mt.Pleasant M. B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, JamesHarris and Otho Harris; and his sisters, Mamie Harris, MagdaleneLevi, Earline Dixon and Eva Richardson.

Survivors are his brother, John Levi Jr. of Brookhaven; hissister, Queen Esther Middleton of Brookhaven; and a host of niecesand nephews.

Joseph Harris “Bubba” Ross

Services for Joseph Harris “Bubba” Ross of Wesson are 11 a.m.,Saturday, March 10, at Little Rock M. B. Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 5 p.m. with family hourfrom 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mr. Ross, 80, died March 6, 2001, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Pearl River, La., on Dec. 20, 1920, toLambert Ross and Mary Armstrong Ross.

He was retired. He was a member of Little Rock M. B. Church. Hewas an Army veteran of WWII.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Mary L. Ross;his son, Carl Ross; his brother, Lambert Ross Jr.; and his sisters,Ariska Germain and Doretha Wilson.

Survivors are his stepson, George Gibson of New Orleans; hisdaughters, Mona Ross Skinner of Rialto, Calif., and Dominique Rossof Florida; and five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mary Alice Smith

Services for Mary Alice Smith of Wesson are 11 a.m., Friday,March 9, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in WessonCemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Smith, 92, died March 7, 2001, at her residence. She wasborn in Copiah County on June 20, 1908, to Ed Hennington and MaryE. Weeks Hennington.

She was a retired antique store owner. She was a member of theMethodist faith.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, John F.Smith; her son, Bobby R. Smith; her granddaughter, Debbie Langdon;and six brothers and four sisters.

Survivors are her son, J. Fred Smith of Virginia; her daughter,Mary Ann Jasper of Wesson; her sisters, Hazel Box of Wesson andMarguerite Granberry of Hattiesburg; and seven grandchildren, 14great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and a numberof nieces and nephews.

Tyree Smith

Services for Tyree Smith of Brookhaven, and formerly ofCharleston, Mo., are 2 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at Mt. Olive M. B.Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 6 p.m. with family hourfrom 6-7 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mr. Smith, 90, died March 4, 2001, at his residence. He was bornon July 27, 1910, to Joe Smith and Louvenia Smith.

He was a retired operating engineer for Midwest OperatingEngineers, Inc. He was a member of Mt. Hope M. B. Church inCharleston, Mo. He was a member of Rough Ash Lodge #22 AF&AM.He was an Army veteran of WWII.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, MorantSmith, Pearlie Smith, Joe Emmitt Smith, Troy Smith, and WoodrowSmith; and his sisters, Roxie Kees, Della Mae Jackson, and GladysBarnes.

Survivors are his wife, Abbye Harris Smith of Chicago; his son,Harry Leonard of Chicago; his daughters, Cheri Johnson of MoundCity, Ill., and Peggy Harris of Chicago; his brothers, LutilliusSmith, Ananisa Smith, and John W. Smith, all of Chicago, and MalcoSmith, David D. Smith, and McNair Smith Sr., all of Brookhaven; hissister, Annie Pearl Bradford of Chicago; and 12 grandchildren and20 great-grandchildren.