Obituaries for Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Nelson Case

Services for Nelson Case of Brookhaven are 1 p.m. Wednesday,Dec. 15 at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Lincoln County withburial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9-11 Harrigill Funeral Home.

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Mr. Case, 80, died Dec. 12, 2004, at his residence. He was bornin Lincoln County on March 11, 1924, to Bernice Case and ViolaCalcote Case.

He served as a Lincoln County Supervisor for three terms and wasself-employed as an entrepreneur and businessman in Brookhaven andNatchez. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member ofPhiladelphia Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Carl Case;one sister, Winnie Ruth Lenoux; and one nephew, Wayne Boyd.

Survivors are his wife, Melanie Wilson Case; his two daughters,Lola Smith and her husband, Paul, of Natchez, and Janet Lynn Murrayand her husband, Mike, of Brookhaven; his three sons, Jerry NelsonCase and his wife, Ramona, of Brookhaven, Donald Case and his wife,Pam, of Brookhaven, and Woody Case and his wife, Barbara, ofNatchez; his three sisters, Doris Robinson and her husband, L.T.,of Zachary, La., Eddis Harville and her husband, Mearle, of Baker,La., and Delma Brooks and her husband, Gene, of Clinton; hisbrother, James Case and his wife, Mable, of Zachary; his tengrandchildren, Johnny Fielder, Cam Fielder, Shaun Case, MistyFielder Smith, Woodrow Case Jr., Autumn Nelson, Rhett Case, DonovonCase, Casey Gould and Drew Case; seven great-grandchildren; twocousins, Juanita Walker of Clinton and Billy Buck Smith ofBrookhaven; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Howard Martin Fisher

Private graveside services for Howard Martin Fisher ofBrookhaven are Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Memorial Park Cemetery inMemphis, Tenn. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Fisher, 70, died Dec. 13, 2004, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 18, 1933, to HaroldFisher and Ida Martin Fisher.

He was retired from construction and mechanic work.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, DonaldFisher; and one sister, Carol Nicopules.

Survivors are his sisters, Dorothy Fisher McRae of Memphis, andRuth Snow of Tucson, Ariz.; and his brother David Fisher ofBrookhaven.

Edward Grady Jones

Services for Edward Grady Jones of Hazlehurst are 11 a.m.Wednesday, Dec. 15 at First Baptist Church in Hazlehurst withburial in in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Community FuneralServices is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30-10:45a.m. at the church.

Mr. Jones, 73, died Dec. 13, 2004, at home following a lengthybattle with cancer. He was born in Carpenter on Nov. 21, 1931, toGrady Jones and Olive Porter Jones.

He lived in Copiah County most of his life and was a member ofthe First Baptist Church in Hazlehurst. He was an activeoutdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons andgrandchildren. He was an Army veteran mobilized with theMississippi National Guard’s 155th Infantry Regiment for activeservice in both the Korean War and Operation Desert Shield. Heretired from the military in 1991 with 41 years of service.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Bobby June Smith Jones; his sons, Lt.Col. Vann Edward Jones and his wife, Robbin, Lt. Col. Craig SmithJones and his wife, Melissa, and Neill David Jones; his sister,Bobby Jean Jones and her husband, Russell; and his sixgrandchildren, Nathan Thomas, Brendan Edward, Marty Porter, JourdanMarie, Meagan Claire and Micah Colon.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Hazlehurst, P.O.Box 749, Hazlehurst MS 39083; Hederman Cancer Center, 1190 NorthState St., Ste. 501, Jackson MS 39202; and Hospice Ministries,Inc., P.O. Box 1228, Ridgeland MS 39158.

Nell Kinnebrew Smith

Services for Nell Kinnebrew Smith of Raymond are 11 a.m.Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Tabernacle Methodist Church in Dentville withburial in Gallman Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9-10:30a.m. at Stringer Funeral Home in Hazlehurst.

Mrs. Smith, 85, died Dec. 12, 2004, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center. She was born in Copiah County on July 18, 1919, toWalter Leonard and Virginia Purser Kinnebrew.

She was a graduate of Gallman High School and Copiah-LincolnJunior Collge. Most recently she was a resident of Riggs Manor inRaymond. She was the youngest of her family of nine children andthe last surviving “Kinnebrew girl.” She was admired for hercreativity and attention to all details. A very gifted artist, whoonly began painting later in life, she had many art showings,including a solo show at the Eudora Welty Library. She was also atalented singer and dedicated gardener.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband,William Henry (Jack) Smith.

Survivors are her daughters, Diane Wever of Bedford, Ind., andSusan Wall of Walnut Creek, Calif.; her son, William Henry (Skip)Smith of Hazlehurst; her cousin and adopted daughter, Ann Williamsof Crystal Springs; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;and a host of family, friends, nieces and nephews.