Obituaries for Friday, May 14

Published 5:00 am Friday, May 14, 2004

Bobbie Jean Rials Beeson

Homegoing services for Bobbie Jean Rials Beeson of Brookhavenare 2 p.m., Saturday, May 15, at Pleasant Ridge United PentecostalChurch with burial in Bethel Temple United Pentecostal Church.Services will be officiated by the Rev. Ronnie Stoots and the Rev.Lloyd G. Thompson.

Visitation is Friday, May 14, from 5-9 p.m., at CommunityFuneral Services Chapel, and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., atthe church.

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Mrs. Beeson, 69, entered into eternal rest on May 13, 2004, ather residence after a 14-year battle with cancer. She was born inLincoln County on April 13, 1935, to Marcus “Red” Rials and AlmaWallace Rials.

She was saved on Feb. 6, 1957, and was a faithful member ofPleasant Ridge United Pentecostal Church. She was employed byStahl-Urban in Brookhaven, Kellwood in Monticello and Wesson, andImaginations in Brookhaven.

Preceding her in death were her father and a sister, Helen RialsGivens.

Survivors are her mother, Alma Rials of Brookhaven; her faithfulhusband of 49 years, Carey Beeson; her daughters and sons-in-law,Joy and Jimmy Moak of Wesson, and Gale and Sam Bates of Collins;her sisters, Bonnie Boyte of New Albany, VonDell Norton of Morton,and Veta Grenn of Brookhaven; her brothers, Joe Rials and NickRials of Brookhaven; her grandchildren, Dustin Moak of Wesson,Amanda Bates Burrell and husband Steve of Collins, and Caryn Batesof Collins; and her great-granddaughter, Laryn Davis ofCollins.

Steven Neal Nevels

Services for Steven Neal Nevels of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.,Sunday, May 16, at Community Funeral Services Chapel with burial inRosehill Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 5-9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m.until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Nevels, 49, died May 13, 2004, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Paul Nevels and Ruby”Petie” Price Nevels.

Survivors are his wife, Sarah Ida Swilley; his daughters, LorrinKelly Nevels of Florida, and Stevie Lavell Nevels of Brookhaven;his stepdaughter, Johanna Russell of Brookhaven; his sisters,Paulette Fioretti of Jackson, and Veda “Jan” Melancon ofBrookhaven; and his brothers, Edmond S. Nevels, Paul Rex Nevels andGreg A. Nevels, all of Brookhaven.

Ford Smith

Services for Ford Smith of Ruth were 11 a.m., Friday, May 14, atHarrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Providence BaptistChurch Cemetery.

Mr. Smith, 69, died May 12, 2004, at BeverlyHealthcare-Brookhaven. He was born in Lawrence County on Oct. 3,1934, to Sidney Smith and Agnes Peavey Smith.

He worked in the oil fields and was retired from Louisiana WellService. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church. He was anArmy veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife and a brother,Thurman Smith.

Survivors are his daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and GeorgeMorgan of Pricedale, Debbie and Tommy Boone of Brookhaven, andDenise and Tony Clark of Ruth; his sons and daughter-in-law,Stephen Ford Smith and wife Kathy, and Brandon Smith, all of Ruth;his brother, Paul Smith of Monticello; eight grandchildren; fourgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.