Bertha B. Smith

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Services for Bertha B. Smith of Brookhaven are 10 a.m.,Thursday, June 5, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inRosehill Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 6-9 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. Smith, 99, died June 3, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Brookhaven on Feb. 29, 1904, to Nick EdSmith and Anna Calcote Smith.

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She was a school teacher and a librarian at the Lincoln CountyLibrary. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband,George Isom Bethea; her second husband, Millard W. Smith; and agrandson, George Harvey Bethea Jr.

Survivors are her son, George Harvey Bethea of Homosassa, Fla.;her daughter, Virginia Anne Bethea Peavey of Brookhaven; herstep-daughter, Audrey Smith Pringle of Hattiesburg; her sister,Bessie Callender Coker of Brookhaven; six grandchildren; 14great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.