Obituaries for Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Jonathan Brennan Huffman

Graveside services for Jonathan Brennan Huffman, the infant sonof George “Bo” Huffman and Darla Welch Huffman of Magee wereFriday, Dec. 17 at Riles Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery inMendenhall

The infant died Dec. 14, 2004, at Woman’s Hospital at River Oaksin Flowood.

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Preceding him in death was his maternal grandfather, LennisWelch.

Survivors are his parents; one brother, Derek Huffman of Magee;his maternal grandmother, Marlene Welch of Mendenhall; paternalgrandparents, the Rev. W.R. “Chubby” Lowery and Sonya Lowery ofMcComb and George and Zoula Huffman of Hattiesburg; his maternalgreat-grandmother, Eloise Chesney of Mendenhall.

Betty Sue Johnson

Graveside services for Betty Sue Johnson of Brookhaven are 1p.m. today, Dec. 21 at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. WilsonFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Johnson, 62, died Dec. 19, 2004, at Silver Cross NursingHome. She was born in Copiah County on Oct. 10, 1942, to CharlieBreeden and Mary Parrett Breeden.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her brother, H.KBreeden.

Survivors are her sister, Mildred E. Matthews of Natchez; and ahost of nieces and nephews.

Edith Redd

Services for Edith Redd of Brookhaven are 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec.23 at St. James M.B. Church with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Redd, 64, died Dec. 16, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Lincoln County on April 23, 1940, to Percy Washington Sr.and Mary Coleman Washington of Brookhaven.

She worked in housekeeping a number of years at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was a member of Norfield Bethel Church in BogueChitto, where she served on the usher board and in the choir.

Preceding her in death were her father; her daughter, GevellWashington; and her husband, Herman Redd.

Survivors are her mother; her son, David Washington ofBrookhaven; her sisters, Maxine Brown of Hattiesburg, Irma FayeDorsey of Crystal Springs, Juanita McGrew of Chicago, Ill., MonellBrown of Brookhaven, Ella V. Sanders of Muskegeon Heights, Mich.,Inez Quarles, Nita Knight, Geneva McGregory, Mary Alice Love andVera Fields, all of Brookhaven; her brother, Percy B. Washington ofMichigan; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces andnephews.

Horace Edward Smith Sr.

Services for Horace Edward Smith Sr. of Wesson are 1 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 23 at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inBeauregard Cemetery in Copiah County.

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

Mr. Smith, 83, died Dec. 18, 2004, at the Mississippi StateVeterans Home. He was born in Copiah County on Nov. 25, 1921, toOscar Joseph Smith and Miriam Edith Howington Smith.

He was a Navy veteran.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, Walter J.Smith; and two sisters, Loretta Smith and Mattie Woods.

Survivors are his daughter, Miriam Elaine Hollier of Anchorage,Alaska; his sons, Horace Edward Smith Jr. of Franklin, Texas, SteveAllen Smith of Baton Route, La., and James “Jimmy” Smith of Wesson;his sisters, Mary Alice Weeks of Wesson, Velma Cariaway ofArkansas, and Georgia Smith of Brookhaven; eight grandchildren, andfour great-grandchildren.

Victor Bruce Smith

Services for Victor Bruce Smith of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 23 at Alexander High School Auditorium with burialin Mt. Olive Church Cemetery. Williams Mortuary is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at the school.

Mr. Smith, 23, died Dec. 17, 2004, at the University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in Brookhaven onNov. 19, 1981, to Bruce Smith and Bobbie Jean Smith.

He was manager of Vision Service Center. He studied criminaljustice at Copiah-Lincoln Community College and for one semester atMississippi College. Mr. Smith was named Mr. Basketball in 2000 asthe most valuable player in Lincoln County by The DAILY LEADER. Hewas a member of New Vision Fellowship Church.

Preceding him in death were his mother, Bobbie Jean Henry Smith;and his grandmother, Audrey Shannon.

Survivors are his father, Bruce Smith and his wife, Barbara, ofBrookhaven; his sisters, Audrey B. Quinn, Conchita L. Smith andVictoria R. Robinson, all of Brookhaven, Deandra L. Jones ofDetroit, Mich., and Sheritha Copeland of Chicago, Ill.; hisbrothers, Cuebus Williams of Milwaukee, Wisc., and Dorian Dunn ofBrookhaven; his grandmother, Beatrice Smith of Brookhaven; hisgrandfather, McNair Smith Sr. of Brookhaven; his fiance, LatoyaStewart of Brookhaven; six nieces; four nephews; a host of adoptedbrothers, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Ethelean Wallace

Services for Ethelean Wallace of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.Thursday, Dec. 23 at Second Baptist Church with burial in HillcrestCemetery.

Visitation is Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. Wallace, 85, died Dec. 19, 2004, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was born in Brookhaven on May 5, 1919, to DanBrown Sr. and Lula Brown.

She was retired and a member of Second Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, DudleyWallace; one sister, Estella Davis; and one brother, AnnizeBrown.

Survivors are her sister, Bonnie Powell of Denver, Colo.; herbrothers, Dan Brown Jr. and his wife, Ivy, of Brookhaven, and RufusLyons and his wife, Emma, of Chicago, Ill.; her nieces, LindaMcCarty of Lansing, Mich., Irene Stewart and her husband, Bennie,of Tampa, Fla., and Ruby Fields of Brookhaven; her nephews, GregoryDavis of Lansing, and Leroy Stovall of Brookhaven; and many otherrelatives and friends.

Leroy Williamson

Services for Leroy Williamson of Wesson are 11 a.m. Wednesday,Dec. 22 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello with burial inLowe Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5:30-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Williamson, 62, died Dec. 20, 2004, at Southwest MississippiRegional Hospital in McComb. He was born on June 2, 1942, to AltonBen Williamson and Lura Lee Bullock Williamson.

He was disabled. He was a member of Pearl Valley BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, DottieYates; and one brother, Clifton Williamson.

Survivors are his wife, Myrtle Sills Williamson of Wesson; hisdaughters, Ronda Ward of Lawrence County, and Tammy Holifield andher husband, Tim, of Puckett; his sons, Toby Williamson of LawrenceCounty, Melvin Hogan of Brandon, and Ronald Jefcoats of LawrenceCounty; his brothers, John Williamson and his wife, Susan, ofLawrence County, James L. Williamson and his wife, Eunice, ofLawrence County, and Michael Williamson and his wife, Dona, ofCopiah County; three grandchildren; and twogreat-grandchildren.