Obituaries for Sunday, December 5, 2004

Published 6:00 am Monday, December 6, 2004

Jerry Paul Jones

Services for Jerry Paul Jones of McCall Creek are 2 p.m.,Saturday, Dec. 4, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church with burialin the church cemetery. Franklin Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.until 2 p.m., at the church.

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Mr. Jones, 62, died Dec. 2, 2004, at St. Dominic/JacksonMemorial Hospital. He was born in Franklin County on Oct. 29, 1942,to Fred L. Jones and Dorothy Arnold Jones.

He was a retired state livestock inspector. He was a member ofEbenezer United Methodist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother,Roger Jones.

Survivors are his wife, Sarah Brown Jones of McCall Creek; hisdaughters, Traci Rodi of McCall Creek and Windi Bishop ofBrookhaven; his son, Toby Jones of McComb; his sister, Diane Myersof Zachary, La.; and two grandchildren.

Thomas F. Thompson

Services for Thomas F. Thompson of Wesson are 2 p.m. Sunday,Dec. 5, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation is Saturday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Thompson, 69, died Dec. 1, 2004, at the University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in Copiah Countyon July 13, 1935, to Frank Thompson and Viola Lack Thompson.

He received an associate’s degree from Copiah-Lincoln CommunityCollege, where he was also retired as a heavy equipment instructorafter 12 years. He served for 22 years in the Air Force and was alifetime member of the American Legion. He was a member of DamascusBaptist Church in Hazlehurst.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and one sister, LillianBaldwin.

Survivors are his wife, Dena Thompson of Wesson; his daughterand son-in-law, Vicki and Glynn Greer of Brookhaven; his sons anddaughter-in-law, Aaron and Shelley Thompson of Willow Wood, Ohio,Bryon Thompson of Wesson, and Steven Thompson of Starkville; hissisters, Carolyn Connelly of Walterboro, S.C., Martha Wiggins ofLearned, and Janice Curtis of Utica; his brother, Kenneth Thompsonof Puckett; a special niece, Patricia Allen of Raleigh; sevengrandchildren; and several other nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation ofMississippi Inc.

Ada Ezell Travis

Services for Ada Ezell Travis of Meadville are 2 p.m., Sunday,Dec. 5, at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New HopeBaptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Travis, 93, died Dec. 4, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Franklin County on Oct. 30, 1911, to Henry L. Ezell andElizabeth Jones Ezell.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of New Hope BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her sons, James L. Travis of Meadville and TroyEzell Sr. of Brookhaven; her sisters, Bernie Wilson of Meadville,Clara Jackson, Rose Forrest and Ann Pepper, all of Brookhaven; herbrothers, Johnny Ezell, and the Rev. Charlie Ezell, both ofMeadville; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Weaver, Christopher Travis, TroyEzell Jr., Tracey Ezell, Ryan Ezell, Greg Holland and BradFoster.

Thomas S. Smith

Services for Thomas S. Smith of Wesson are 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec.5, 2004, at New Salem Church of Christ with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 4-9 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

Mr. Smith, 84, died Dec. 3, 2004, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on April 9, 1920, to JohnsonC. Smith and Mary McGee Smith.

He was a retired building contractor. He was a graduate of LoydStar High School. He was a member of New Salem Church ofChrist.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, EstelleHardin; and four brothers, Clark, Percy, Claude B., and ClydeSmith.

Survivors are his wife, Juanita Smith of Wesson; his daughterand son-in-law, Cynthia and Blackie Post of Farmerville, La.; hisson and daughter-in-law, Juan and Rachel Smith of Wesson; hissisters, Hallie Lea and Ina Belle McCoy, both of Brookhaven; hisbrothers, Sam Smith and Denver Smith, both of Brookhaven; hisgrandchildren, Brad, Luke and Matt Post, and Brock, Zac and MacySmith; and two great-grandchildren.