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Obituaries for Thursday, February 19

Rhonda Grimes

Services for Rhonda Grimes of Monticello are 2 p.m., Friday,Feb. 20, at Southgate Baptist Church with burial in Carmel BaptistChurch Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 5-9 p.m., at at Wilson FuneralHome.

Mrs. Grimes, 52, died Feb. 18, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Lawrence County on March 8, 1951, to Diamond Young and IdaElois King.

She was a homemaker, and Southgate Baptist Church. She was aSunday school teacher for 25 years.

Survivors are her parents; her husband, Tory Grimes ofMonticello; her sons, John Terrell Grimes of Florence, and JasonLadon Grimes and Joshua Aaron Grimes, both of Monticello; herbrothers, Ronald Young, Wayne Young, Harold Young, Michael Young,Kerry Young and Kevin Young, all of Monticello; her stepsister,Gail Hudson of Maben; her stepbrothers, Don King of Monticello, andSteven King of Hinds County; and five grandchildren.

Lyntine C. Lenoir

Services for Lyntine C. Lenoir of Brookhaven are 1 p.m.,Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. James Missionary Baptist Church withburial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Services will be conducted by theRev. Larry Jointer.

Visitation is Friday from 6 p.m., with family present from 6-7p.m., at Tyler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lenoir, 84, died Feb. 14, 2004, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. She was born in Jefferson County on May7, 1919, to Cleveland Culver and Kathleen Thompson Culver.

She was a retired educator, and a member of St. Francis ofAssisi Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Alcorn StateUniversity. She was a member of the Natchez chapter of The Links,Inc., and a member of the Bertha L. Johnson Literary and GardenClub in Brookhaven, and the Colored Women’s Federated Club inBrookhaven.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, LamarLenoir; her sister, Claudine Autman; and her brothers, Sterling andJohn Culver.

Survivors are her son, Andre L. Lenoir of Brookhaven; hernephew, Kenneth Ray Culver of Jackson; two grandchildren; threegreat-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Ruby Lee Smith

Services for Ruby Lee Smith of Caseyville are 2 p.m., Saturday,Feb. 21, at Galilee African Methodist Episcopal Church with burialin the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 6 p.m., at WilliamsMortuary.

Mrs. Smith, 78, died Feb. 15, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Lincoln County on Dec. 31, 1925, to Asnone Smith and CarrieJackson Smith.

She was retired, and was a member of Galilee African MethodistEpiscopal Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, OdellJohnson; two sisters, Mandy Smith and Mattie Smith; and herbrothers, Willie Smith, R.T. Smith, R.C. Smith, Otis Smith, HenrySmith and Elijah “Puddin” Smith Sr.

Survivors are her daughter, Mattie Williams of Caseyville; hersister and brother-in-law, Mary Alice Pierce and Claude ofCleveland, Ohio; her grandson, Lorenzo K. Smith of Caseyville; hergranddaughter, April L. Williams of Hattiesburg; her devotednephews, James Earl Smith of Caseyville, and Elijah Smith Jr. ofUnion Church; and other nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.