Obituaries for Sunday, February 15
Florence M. Beasley
Services for Florence M. Beasley of Hazlehurst are 3 p.m.,Sunday, Feb. 15, at Stringer Family Funeral Services Chapel withburial in Shady Grove Cemetery.
Visitation is Sunday from 1-3 p.m., at the funeral home.
Mrs. Beasley, 79, died Feb. 13, 2004, at St. Dominic Hospital inJackson. She was born in Copiah County.
She was a former partner in Hood and Beasley Oil Company. Shewas the hostess for Stringer Funeral Homes in Hazlehurst andCrystal Springs for the past 15 years. She was a member of ShadyGrove Baptist Church of Hazlehurst.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Lawrence Beasley.
Survivors are her daughter, Charlotte Neely of West Point; hersons, Reeves Beasley of Hazlehurst, and Dennis Beasley of Brandon;eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several niecesand nephews.
Bill Randolph Grimes
Services for Bill Randolph Grimes of Monticello are 2 p.m.,Sunday, Feb. 15, at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. WilsonFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is Sunday from noon until 2 p.m., at the church.
Mr. Grimes, 65, died Feb. 12, 2004 at St. Dominic’s Hospital inJackson. He was born to Emmett Grimes and Irene Pruitt Grimes.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial managementat Georgia Institute of Technology. While at Georgia Tech, heplayed football as a lineman for the Yellow Jackets and was amember of the ROTC. After receiving his commission as a secondlieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, he served on active duty atFort Dix, N.J. He then joined Shell Oil Company in Jacksonville,Fla. as a salesman. In 1963, he joined the Oak Ridge Institute ofNuclear Studies in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and married Judy McAulay ofMonticello. In 1965, he joined Atlantic Steel in Atlanta, Ga.,where he built a 29-year career in sales, earning the position ofsales manager. He retired from Atlantic Steel in 1995 and startedhis own business as a manufacturer’s representative. In 1998, heand his wife moved to her hometown of Monticello.
Grimes was an active member of the Episcopal Church of theRedeemer where he sang in the choir. His lifelong involvement withthe church stems from childhood leadership roles in the MethodistYouth Fellowship, where he served as president of the localcongregation and the state sub-district. He served as president ofthe Monticello Lions Club.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a daughter, MaryLochlin Grimes.
Survivors are his wife, Judy Grimes; his daughter, Leigh AnneJaunsen of Florence, Italy; his daughter-in-law, Curtis Jaunsen;his sister, Marie Grimes Lawler of Huntsville, Ala.; his grandson,McAulay; and his granddaughter, Stewart.
Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer,230 W. Monticello St., Brookhaven, MS 39602-0804 or to UABNeurology Parkinson Research Fund, Department of Neurology,University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 19th St., South, JeffersonTowers, Birmingham, AL 35273.
Louis W. Smith
Services for Louis W. Smith of Marrero, La., formerly ofBrookhaven, were 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at Community FuneralServices Chapel with burial in New Salem Church of Christ Cemeteryin Brookhaven.
Mr. Smith, 72, died Feb. 11, 2004, in New Orleans, La. He wasborn in Lincoln County on May 17, 1931, to Earl Smith and LillieLaird Smith.
He was retired from the oil field.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Survivors are his wife, Mildred Smith; his daughter, KlyndiaSmith of Irving, Texas; his son, Gary Smith of Harvey, La.; hissisters, Pauline Falvey of Brookhaven, Yvonne Cothern of Natchez,and Marjorie Haney of Crosby; his brother, Curtis Smith of Natchez;two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.