Rosa Lee Hart Wallace

Published 5:00 am Monday, May 24, 2004

Services for Rosa Lee Hart Wallace of Brookhaven, formerly ofBogue Chitto, were 11 a.m., Monday, May 24, at Bethel BaptistChurch of Bogue Chitto with burial in the church cemetery.Brookhaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Wallace, 89, died May 21, 2004, at Silver Cross NursingHome. She was born in Lincoln County on Oct. 26, 1914, to HarrisonHart and Clara Wallace Hart.

She was retired from Stahl Urban Manufacturing Company. She wasa longtime member of Bethel Baptist Church of Bogue Chitto, whereshe served in various capacities of the church including songleader for many years. In years past, she was instrumental inorganizing the annual Wallace Family Reunion honoring hergrandparents, the late Elisha and Malissia Wallace. She was thefirst of their 101 grandchildren. She was a 1933 graduate of BogueChitto High School.

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Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, WilliamErnest Wallace; a sister, Elsie Nettles; and her brothers, HarleyHart, Hoyte Hart, Herman Hart, Wallace Hart and Hugh Hart.

Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and RonaldDurr of Brookhaven; her son and daughter-in-law, Milton and PatsyWallace of Brookhaven; her sisters, Lottie B. Smith of BogueChitto, Jenny Ford of McComb, and Peggy Gardner of Oklahoma City,Okla.; her granddaughters, Nannette W. Clark of Brookhaven, ReneeW. Bilbo of Columbia, and Rhonda D. Johnson of Bogue Chitto; hergreat-grandchildren, Nathan Wallace Bilbo, Lydia Kate Bilbo, OliviaClaire Clark and Anna Brooke Johnson; and numerous nieces, nephews,cousins and other relatives.