Obituaries for Sunday, November 23

Published 6:00 am Monday, November 24, 2003

William C. Davis

Services for William C. Davis of Summit are 2 p.m., Monday, Nov.24, at Johnston Station Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Catchings Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 3-9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. untilservice time at the church.

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Mr. Davis, 58, died Nov. 21, 2003, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center. He was born in Franklin County on Nov. 16,1945, to Clara Belle Nordan Davis and Alvie Davis.

He was a retired tool pusher with Cornwell Well Service. He wasa member of Johnston Station Baptist Church, where he was a deacon.He was a member of the John A. Quitman Masonic Lodge #231.

Preceding him in death were his father; and three brothers,Rudolph Davis, Leo Davis and Billy Ray Davis.

Survivors are his mother; his wife, Dianna Cobb Davis of Summit;his daughter, Stephanie White of Summit; his son, Michael Davis ofSummit; three sisters, Geneva Harrigill of Roxie, Clara Johnston ofSummit, and Wanda Newman of Smithdale; one brother, Buford Davis ofMeadville; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, P.O.Box 55802, Jackson, MS 39296 or American Diabetes Association, MSAffiliate, Inc., 16 Northtown Drive, Suite 100, Jackson, MS39211-3058.

Robert B. Smith

Services for Robert B. Smith of Brookhaven are 10 a.m., Monday,Nov. 24, at New Salem Church of Christ with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 2-9 p.m., at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

Mr. Smith, 84, died Nov. 21, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on Nov. 23, 1918, to MollySmith and Hugh I. “Buck” Smith.

He was retired from Southern Wholesale Co. with 44 years ofservice and later worked at Wayne Smith Greenhouse. He was a memberof New Salem Church of Christ and was an Army veteran with servicein World War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister, Ruby SmithHammill; and his brothers, Elmer Smith, Willie H. Smith, FrankSmith, Hugh Smith, Bracey Smith, and Grover Smith.

Survivors are his wife of 64 years, Sarah Lee Smith ofBrookhaven; his daughters, Amy Ratcliff and Deborah Jane Smith,both of Brookhaven; his son, Lawrence Mitchell Smith of Wesson;eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.