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Obituaries for Friday, July 23

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.

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.