Nellie Smith Bedford

Published 5:00 am Monday, September 13, 2004

Services for Nellie Smith Bedford of Brookhaven were 2 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 11, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inNew Salem Cemetery.

Mrs. Bedford, 84, died Sept. 9, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Lincoln County on April 13, 1920, to James Jefferson (Jeff)Smith and Maggie Arnold Smith.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of New Salem Church ofChrist.

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Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JasperBedford; her brother, Earl Smith; and a sister, Winnie Calcote.

Survivors are her daughters, Elois Durr of Brookhaven, RebaAdame of Arkansas Pass, Texas, and June Bedford of Beaumont, Texas;her sons, Jim Bedford of LaPort, Texas, and Philip Bedford of DeerPark, Texas; her sisters, Pauline Berry of New Hebron and Clara MaeRushing of Sulphur, La.; 11 grandchildren; and 14great-grandchildren.