Obituaries for Sunday, April 20

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 21, 2003

Odell Boyles

Services for Odell Boyles of Monticello are 2 p.m., Monday,April 21, at Wanilla Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. untilnoon at Wilson Funeral Home, and from 1:30 p.m. until service timeat the church.

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Mr. Boyles, 80, died April 18, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Lawrence County on March 4, 1923, to W. C.Boyles and Maude Glover Boyles.

He was retired from the Human Resources Department in LawrenceCounty. He was a member of Wanilla Baptist Church, where he was adeacon. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in LawrenceCounty.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his brothers,Claudine Boyles, Euell Boyles, and Buren Boyles.

Survivors are his wife, Rachel W. Boyles of Monticello; hissons, Donnie Boyles and wife Lynn of Wanilla community and MarkBoyles and wife Gwen of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; his daughter, GayleMcCaffrey and husband Greg of Friendswood, Texas; his brother,Larue Boyles of Jackson; his sisters, Marie Templet of New Hebronand Irene DuVall of Baton Rouge; and his grandchildren, StephaniePurkey and husband John of Houston, Texas, Michael McCaffrey ofFriendswood, and Christy Boyles and Brad Boyles, both of theWanilla community.

David Earl Smith

Services for David Earl Smith of Madison are 10 a.m., Tuesday,April 22, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson with burialat 12:30 p.m. at Little Bahalia Baptist Church near Wesson.

Visitation is Monday from 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. atthe funeral home.

Mr. Smith, 89, died April 18, 2003, at the home of his daughterin Madison. He was born in Lincoln County, lived in Texas for 45years, and in the Jackson area for the past 28 years.

He had owned and operated Smith Swabbing Service in Texas andretired to the Brookwood Country Club area in Jackson in 1975. Heowned a soybean and cattle farm in Red Lick. He was a Navy veteranof WWII. He enjoyed hunting.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Connie; his brother,Horace Smith; and his sisters, Bess Purviance, Mary Nell Smith, andCat Craft.

Survivors are his daughter, Marianne Machost of Madison; hisbrothers, Sam Smith, Jim Smith, and Pete Smith, all of Jackson; hissister, Helen Starnes of New Orleans; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or theParkinson’s Foundation.

Edgar Lee Smith

Services for Edgar Lee Smith of Wesson are 11 a.m., Monday,April 21, at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is today from 4-9 p.m. and Monday from 8-10:30 Brookhaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith, 86, died April 18, 2003, at Beverly Health Care. Hewas born in Lincoln County on July 8, 1916, to Allen Smith Sr. andAda Smith Smith.

He was retired from Keystone Wire. He was a member of MacedoniaBaptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his grandchildren,Lenord Donivan Smith and Kathy Lynn Smith.

Survivors are his wife, Mavis Anding Smith of Brookhaven; hissons, Leland Smith, Leonard L. Smith, and Darrell G. Smith, all ofBrookhaven; his brothers, Elmer Smith and Allen Smith Jr., both ofBrookhaven; his sisters, Edith Case and Ethel McMillan, both ofBrookhaven; and four grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.