Obituaries for Friday, July 23

Published 5:00 am Friday, July 23, 2004

James Carroll Smith

Services for James Carroll Smith of Bogue Chitto are 3 p.m.,Sunday, July 25, at Gum Grove Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday, from 5-9 p.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Homeand Sunday, from 2-3 p.m. at the church.

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Mr. Smith, 60, died July 23, 2004, at his residence. He was bornin Lincoln County on March 28, 1944, to James W. Smith and EvelynSmith Smith of Bogue Chitto.

He was a retired welder. He was a member of Gum Grove BaptistChurch, where he served on the Cemetery Committee and BenevolenceCommittee for many years. He was a graduate of West Lincoln School.After his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and doing projects forhis church.

Preceding him in death was his father.

Survivors are his mother; his wife, Sybil Allen Smith of BogueChitto; his daughters, Kim Neal and her husband, Jessie, ofBrookhaven, and Connie Nations of Bogue Chitto; his sisters, BettyFaye Sanders and her husband, Joe, of Carthage, and Jane Leary andher husband, Terry, of Brookhaven; his brother, Bobby Glen Smithand his wife, Delores, of Bogue Chitto; his brother-in-law, DeLynnAllen and his wife, Darlene; three grandchildren, Meagan Neal, AlexNeal and Taive Nations; three nieces; and six nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons International or to theBaptist Children’s Village.

Ruby Washington

Services for Ruby Washington of Brookhaven are 1 p.m., Monday,July 26, at Friendship M.B. Church in Brookhaven with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 2-6 p.m., with family present from 6-7p.m., at Tyler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Washington, 90, died July 20, 2004, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. She was born in Brookhaven on Jan. 30, 1914, to OliverRawls and Lillie Daniels Rawls.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Friendship M.B. Church,where she served on the Usher Board.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, CharlieWashington.

Survivors are her daughter, Brenda Ratcliff of Brookhaven; acousin, Cheryl D. Bell of Brookhaven; and a host of other cousinsand friends.