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Obituaries for Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Freida Boone Braswell

Services for Freida Boone Braswell of Bogue Chitto are 2 p.m.Friday, Nov. 26 at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inRosehill Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Braswell, 82, died Nov. 23, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Carriere, Pearl River County on April 28, 2004, to RobertClarence Boone and Courtney Ballard Boone.

She was a homemaker and a member of Cold Springs Church ofChrist.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, LawrenceJefferson Braswell; and her four brothers, R.C. Boone Jr., ClydeBoone, Frank Boone and D.L. Boone.

She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Edith Goodson Lofton

Services for Edith Goodson Lofton of Meadville are 11 a.m.Friday, Nov. 26 at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel in Meadville withburial in Midway Cemetery in Meadville.

Visitation is Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and Friday from 8-11 a.m.at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lofton, 87, died Nov. 23, 2004, at Franklin MemorialHospital in Meadville. She was born in Franklin County on March 6,1917, to Alex H. Bonds and Pearl Aldridge Bonds.

She was a homemaker and member of the Baptist faith.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, Edgar T.Goodson and Claude Lofton; three sisters; three brothers; and onegrandson.

Survivors are her three daughters, Onnie Longmire and herhusband, Ronnie, of Meadville, Jo Schneyer and her husband, T.J.,of Bude, and Hilda Myers of Bude; her son, Phillip Goodson and hiswife, Eline, of Meadville; her stepson, James “Jimmy” Lofton, andhis wife, Martha, and their children, of McCall Creek; her sisters,Tiny Temple of Meadville, Pearl Marie Embry of Vicksburg, and GraceHelen Halford of Meadville; her brothers, Ralph Bonds of New PortBend, Calif., and Gerald Bonds of Baker, La.; 10 grandchildren; 13great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be Justin Gauthier, Leroy Loflin, LynnWactor, Denver Goodson, Luke Johnson and Mickey Saucier.

Mary Martha Logan Smith

Graveside services for Mary Martha Logan Smith of Jackson are 2p.m. today, Nov. 24, at Moak’s Creek Cemetery in Lincoln County.The Rev. John Thomas will officiate. Catchings Funeral Home inMcComb is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Smith, 93, died Nov. 22, 2004, at Jaquith Nursing HomeFacility in Pearl. She was born in Jefferson County, Ill., on Oct.2, 1911, to Clarence Chester Logan and Minnie Catherine Logan.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, ClarenceWesley Smith; one daughter, Barbara Catherine Jackson; one brother,Bud Logan; and two sisters, Catherine Logan and Mildred Logan.

Survivors are her two sons, Donald Smith and his wife, Nancy, ofPocahontas, and Mark Smith and his wife, Janice Doreen, of BogueChitto; one brother, Isaac Earl Logan of Illinois; one son-in-law,Ray Arnold Jackson of Baton Rouge, La.; one sister-in-law, RoseMarie Thomas of Ocean View, Del.; four grandchildren, Wesley J.Smith of Brookhaven, Holly Marie Smith of Jackson, Robert WayneSmith of Brandon and Donna Sue Sandifer of Florence; and fivegreat-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Edwin Sandifer, Jay Sandifer, Robert Smith,Jack Rawls, Joe Brumfield and Ed Brumfield.

Idella Williams

Services for Idella Williams of Atlanta, Ga., are 12:30 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 27 at R.E. Tyler Funeral Home Chapel with burial inMeadville Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Williams, 72, died Nov. 17, 2004, in Atlanta. She was bornin Franklin County on Sept. 3, 1932, to John Henry Thomas andStella Thomas.

She was affectionately known by her family and friends as”Madea.” She attended Atlanta Area Technical School of Nursing fornursing assistant. She was a nursing assistant at Highview NursingHome in Atlanta. She resided at John O. Chile’s Highrise where sheenjoyed checking on different residents.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JohnWilliams Sr.; a sister, Hattie; and a brother, Larkie Mitchell.

Survivors are her daughters, Delores Williams-Buford and Gale W.Daugherty, both of Atlanta, and Debbie “Niecy” Mitchell of Bude;her sons, John Henry Williams Jr. and James Williams, both of BatonRouge, La.; her brothers, J. C. Johnson and Dallas Johnson, both ofLos Angeles, Calif.; one aunt, Gladys Thomas of Meadville; a hostof grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces andnephews.