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Obituaries for Wednesday, February 25

Martha Robinson

Services for Martha Robinson of Brookhaven were Wednesday, Feb.25, at 11 a.m. at Jericho Church of Christ with burial in thechurch cemetery. Tyler Funeral Home was in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Robinson, 73, died Feb. 19, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Lincoln County on April 24, 1930, to Tommy White and BerthaGearing White.

She was a former cook. She was a member of Jericho Church ofChrist.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, WillieRobinson Sr.; a son Jessie Hugh White; three brothers, Willie D.White, Alex White and John Henry White; her sisters, Ollie Goodwin,Earnestine Adams and Alice Marie Mathis; one grandchild and onegreat-grandchild.

Survivors are her daughters, Shirley Sinclair, Gloria Branch andToni Thompson, all of Brookhaven; her son, Willie Ray Robinson Jr.of Milwaukee, Wis.; her brother, Fred White of Brookhaven; 11grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Carrie Laverne Smith

A memorial service for Carrie Laverne Smith of Harahan, La.,will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

Visitation is Saturday from 1-4 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. Smith, 61, died Feb. 22, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Lincoln County on March 17, 1942, to W. Vernon Smith andIva Pearl Case Smith.

She was a registered nurse at Oschner’s Hospital in New Orleans,La., where she worked in case management.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her daughters and son-in-law, Pam and SteveCantalano of Harahan and Melissa Stoufflat of New Orleans; hersisters, Margaret Watts of Denham Springs, La., Imer Jean Kimble ofVicksburg, Nita Smith and Betty Walker of Brookhaven; her brother,C. Marcell Smith of Brookhaven; her grandchildren, Brice, Collinand Allie Cantalano, and Russell Guidroz; her special friend, JerrySmith, and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces andgreat-nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Benton Lee Wallace

Services for Benton Lee Wallace of Brookhaven were 11 a.m., Feb.23, at Ruth Baptist Church with burial in Ruth Cemetery. BrookhavenFuneral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wallace, 70, died Feb. 20, 2004, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Bogue Chitto on Feb. 21,1934, to Noel Wallace and Cordie Allred Wallace.

He was a retired instrument man for Armstrong Tire and RubberCompany in Natchez. He was a member of Ruth Volunteer FireDepartment and the Mason Topisaw Lodge. He was a member of RuthBaptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was a Navy veteran,serving in the Korean Conflict.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Johnny LeeWallace; and a granddaughter, Amber Peniston.

Survivors are his wife, Marie Seay Wallace of Ruth; hisdaughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Wayne Branton of Wilmot, Ark.,Deb and Dickie Barrett of Ridgecrest, La., Pam and Robert Wimberlyof Prairieville, La., Paula Keith of Vidalia, La., and PeggyPeniston of Ruth; his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and JosieJackson of Magnolia; his brothers, Garland Wallace and NolanWallace, both of McComb, and Stewart Wallace of Natchez; hissisters, Nevelyn Netterville of Gloster, Viana Thornhill ofHammond, La., Linda Harris of Metarie, La., Dimple Hughes of Tampa,Fla., and Debbie Cox of Richland; 21 grandchildren and 20great-grandchildren.