Obituaries for Thursday, December 30, 2004

Published 6:00 am Thursday, December 30, 2004

Kirby LeAngelo Brooks

Services for Kirby LeAngelo Brooks of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 1 at Alexander Junior High school auditorium withburial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 5 p.m. at Williams Mortuarywith family hour Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at the school.

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Mr. Brooks, 32, died Dec. 27, 2004, in Hazlehurst. He was bornin Chicago, Ill., on May 22, 1972, to Kirby Matthews Sr. and JessieAnn Brooks Womack.

He was a forklift driver for Advance Auto Parts in Hazlehurst.He was a 1990 graduate of Brookhaven High School and a member ofSt. James M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his father; and his grandmother,Clara Brooks.

Survivors are his wife, Sonya Melvin Brooks of Brookhaven; hismother and stepfather, Jessie Ann Brooks Womack and Ray Womack, ofBrookhaven; his daughter, Shakyria Brooks of Brookhaven; his sons,Shamar Brooks, Jadahn Brooks, Orlando Wesley and Darrion Poole, allof Brookhaven; his sisters, Terria Green and her husband, Victor,of Brookhaven, Christi Brooks and her fiance, Jeramy, ofBrookhaven, Shonda Williams and her husband, Sean, of Brookhaven,Latoi Matthews, Tamesa Matthews, and Antoinette Matthews, all ofChicago; his brothers, Dwayne Cameron of Oakland, Calif., AllanMatthews, Mario Matthews and Kenyon Matthews, all of Chicago; hisgrandmother, Lela Matthews of Chicago; his grandfather, JessieJames Johnson of Picayune; and a host of nieces, nephews, otherrelatives and friends.

Mattie Bell Wellborn Cowart

Graveside services for Mattie Bell Wellborn Cowart of Monticelloare 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31 at Rose Hill Cemetery. Wilson FuneralHome in Monticello is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cowart, 92, died Dec. 29, 2004, at Lawrence County NursingCenter in Monticello. She was born in Lawrence County on Feb. 14,1912, to Robert M. Wellborn and Annie Rebecca Beale Wellborn.

She was an executive housekeeper who worked in hospitals and inMarriott hotels.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, EdwinMax Cowart.

Survivors are her niece, Betty Davis; and her nephew, JackWellborn.

Velma Price Dale

Services for Velma Price Dale of Brookhaven are 10 a.m. Friday,Dec. 31 at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in MonticelloCity Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Dale, 89, died Dec. 29, 2004, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Jayess on Oct. 23, 1915, to Luther Boyd andLettie Carney Boyd.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husbands, MaxieM. Price and J.M. Dale.

Survivors are her daughters, Maxine P. Walker and her husband,Earl Lloyd, of Brookhaven, and Ruth P. Moore and her husband, Harl,of Jackson; her sisters, Rubye B. Talbert of Madison, and WillieMae Barnes of Houston, Texas; her grandchildren, Peggy W. McDowelland her husband, Jessie, of Meadville, and Bubba Walker and hiswife, Debbie, of Jackson; her great-grandchildren, Jessica and BenMcDowell of Meadville.

Leslie ‘Stuart’ Greenfield

Memorial services for Leslie “Stuart” Greenfield of Mesquite,Texas, are 2 p.m. today, Dec. 30 at Monticello Baptist Church.Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Greenfield, 49, died Dec. 28, 2004, at Lawrence CountyHospital in Monticello. He was born in New Orleans, La., on Jan.20, 1955, to John Bruce Greenfield and Madeline ChidoGreenfield.

He was a stay-at-home dad.

Preceding him in death was his father.

Survivors are his mother; his wife, Brenda Greenfield ofMesquite; his sons, Michael Allen Greenfield of Praireville, La.,Daniel Scott Greenfield and Brendan Kyle Greenfield, both ofMesquite; his sister, Patty Poupart of Metairie, La.; and hisbrothers, Jimmy Greenfield, Jerry Greenfield and Steven Greenfield,all of Mississippi.

Mildred Short

Services for Mildred Short of Union Church are 2 p.m. Sunday,Jan. 2 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with burial in Pleasant HillCemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 1-2 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Short died Dec. 26, 2004, in Ruston La., after battlingParkinson’s Disease for many years.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Augden Walden Short.

Survivors are her daughter, Jane Anne Watson and her husband,Buddie, of Ruston, La.; her son, A.W. Short Jr. and his wife, Tess,of Fort Worth, Texas; her sister, LaVerne Viator of Delcambre, La.;her five grandchildren, Misty Anderson and her husband, Mark, ofHuntsville, Ala., Andy Short of Missoula, Mont., Matt Watson andhis wife, Brandie, of Lake Charles, La., Ammie Watson of Ruston,and Genna Egalnick of Fort Worth; two great-grandchildren, LaineyElizabeth Anderson and Matthew Augden Watson Jr.

Pallbearers will be Mark Anderson, Andy Short, Matt Watson,Wayne Smith, Owen Smith and Vince Smith.

Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation,Inc., 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494,

Andrea Marsh-a Smith

Services for Andrea Marsh-a Smith of Chicago, Ill., are 2 p.m.Friday, Dec. 31 at New Vision Church with burial in HillcrestCemetery.

Visitation is today from noon until 5 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.

Little Miss Smith, 2, died Dec. 24, 2004, in St. Louis, Mo. Shewas born in Jackson on April 17, 2002, to Darrel Smith and SherithaCopeland.

Preceding her in death was her grandfather, RooseveltCopeland.

Survivors are her parents; her sister, Ivyonna Smith of Chicago;and her grandparents, Bruce and Barbara Smith of Brookhaven, Willieand Phyllis Anderson of Chicago, and Michael and Phyllis Tanner ofBrookhaven.

Chip ‘L.W.’ Tanner

Services for Chip “L.W.” Tanner of Brookhaven are 2 p.m. Friday,Dec. 31 at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in EastLincoln Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Spencer willofficiate.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 2p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Tanner, 43, died Dec. 29, 2004, at G.V. “Sonny” MontgomeryVeterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in Lelandon May 4, 1961, to Albert Calvin Tanner Sr. and Mary ElizabethGraham Tanner.

He was a truck driver and better known by his C.B. handle,”L.W.” He was honorably discharged from the Air Force. He was ofthe Baptist faith and attended Pleasant Valley Baptist Church inSmithdale.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Teri Lyles Tanner of Brookhaven; hisson, Joey Tanner of Brookhaven; four stepchildren, Michelle Badeauxof Boutte, La., Regina Barber of Franklinton, La., Jim Smith andJoey Dykes, both of Mt. Hermon, La.; two sisters, Debi Mason ofCarthage, formerly of Brookhaven, and Brenda Baty of Hattiesburg;two stepgrandchildren, Matthew Badeaux and Abigayle Barber; aspecial friend, Leroy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Climon A. Wallace

Services for Climon A. Wallace of Brookhaven are 10 a.m. Friday,Dec. 31 at Bethel Methodist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Wallace, 83, died Dec. 29, 2004, at his residence. He wasborn in Franklin County on March 30, 1921, to George Wallace andJanie Lee Wallace.

He was owner of Wallace Grocery on Highway 84 West. He served inthe Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member ofBethel Methodist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his two sisters, AnnaCupit and Nettie Roberts; and his eight brothers, Clinton,Cleveland, Brown, Charles, Billie Gene, George, Glynn, and J.J.

Survivors are his wife, Annie Rae Wallace of Brookhaven; hisdaughters, Shirley Crosby of Brookhaven, Nell Jones and herhusband, Willie, of Bolton, Polly Phillips and her husband, Jimmy,of Crystal Springs, and Alice Hall and her husband, Quincy, ofBrookhaven; his sons, Climon E. Wallace and his wife, Deborah, ofBrookhaven, and Raymond Wallace of Brookhaven; 17 grandchildren;and 23 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Methodist Church in memory ofClimon A. Wallace.