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Obituaries for Friday, May 6, 2005

Ruby Lee Smith Ballard

Services for Ruby Lee Smith Ballard, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.today, May 6 at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inRiverwood Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Ballard, 84, died May 4, 2005, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Lincoln County on Aug. 10, 1920, to VirgilSmith and Amy C. Case Smith.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Easthaven BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, RoscoeSmith and Plez Ballard Sr.; her sister, Elaine Allen; and abrother, James Elmer Smith.

Survivors are her daughters, Lona Smith Waldon, of DenhamSprings, La., and Joyce Ballard Smith, of Brookhaven; her sons,Plez Ballard Jr., of Collierville, Tenn., and Keith Ballard, ofBrookhaven; her sister, Mildred Smith Cupit, of Brookhaven; herbrother, Harold Edward Smith, of Los Angeles, Calif.; ninegrandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Willis Eugene Calcote

Services for Willis Eugene Calcote, of Pensacola, Fla., are 2p.m. Sunday, May 8 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home withthe Rev. Al Butler and the Rev. Don Pouliot officiating.

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

Mr. Calcote, 78, died May 4, 2005. He was born in McCall Creekon Nov. 15, 1926.

He grew up in McCall Creek, where he played baseball, wenthunting, fishing and farmed with his four brothers and two sisters.He was a taxi-cab driver. Mr. Calcote worked for Canon Shoes for 12years and he owned his own shoe business for 43 years in EscambiaCounty, Florida. He was a square dancer and president of Sea-SideSquares. He was an accomplished fisherman.

Survivors are his wife, Nola Patrick Calcote, of Pensacola; hisson, Anthony B. Calcote, of Pensacola; his daughter, Rhonda CalcoteBoutwell, of Pensacola; his granddaughter, Candace L. Miller, ofPensacola; his sisters, Faye Calcote Smith and Ann Calcote Smith,both of Brookhaven; his sister-in-law, Alice Holland Calcote, ofNatchez; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and otherrelatives.

Ruth Ann McCall Price

Services for Ruth Ann McCall Price, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Monday, May 9 at Mt. Zion M.B. Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.

Mrs. Price, 48, died May 3, 2005, at her residence. She was bornin Brookhaven on July 31, 1956, to Joseph “Joe” McCall and AnnieMae Clark McCall.

She was disabled. She had worked at both Hospice Ministries andSanderson Farms for several years. She was a member of Mt. ZionM.B. Church.

Preceding her in death was her father.

Survivors are her mother; her daughters, Demesha Wilson andJawantt Price, both of Brookhaven; her son, Anthony Price, ofBrookhaven; her sisters, Linda Henry, Brenda Sanders, JoAnnJohnson, Mary McCall, Aline McCall and Pamela Woodard, all ofBrookhaven; her brothers, Johnny B. McCall and Sherman McCall, bothof Brookhaven, and Robert Earl Kelly, of Hartford, Conn.; 11grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Velma G. Smith

Services for Velma G. Smith, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, May 7 at Big Springs Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

Mrs. Smith, 93, died May 4, 2005, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Claiborne County on Sept. 24, 1911, toRobert Lee Greer and Eliza Ann Ford Greer.

She was a homemaker. She was a long-time member of Big SpringsBaptist Church, she was also its oldest member.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Alton H.Smith; her son, Donald Ray Smith; two brothers; and sevensisters.

Survivors are her daughter, Joyce Rutledge and her husband,Jack, of Brookhaven; her daughter-in-law, Fay B. Smith, ofBrookhaven; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and threegreat-great-grandchildren.

Virginia Sartin Smith

Services for Virginia Sartin Smith, of Monticello, are 11 a.m.Saturday, May 7 at Monticello Baptist Church with burial in WanillaBaptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home inMonticello.

Mrs. Smith, 72, died May 4, 2005, at her residence. She was bornin Kokomo on Aug. 10, 1932, to Arley C. Sartin and Alma DuncanSartin.

She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse. She was a former GAdirector at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. She was amember of Monticello Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and two brothers, A.C.Sartin Jr. and Clifford Sartin.

Survivors are her husband, Harold Smith, of Monticello; herdaughter, Brenda Greenfield, of Mesquite, Texas; her sons, TomSmith, of Huntsville, Ala., and Tim Smith, of Monticello; hersisters, Helen Wilson, of Columbus, Nellie James, of Franklinton,La., and Ruth Anderson, of Oklahoma City, Ok.; and sevengrandchildren.

James T. Taylor

Services for James T. Taylor, of Brandon, are 2 p.m. Saturday,May 7 at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in PleasantRidge United Pentecostal Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Taylor, 82, died May 5, 2005, at Brandon Court Rest Home. Hewas born in Shelby County, Texas, on Sept. 18, 1922, to Dave Taylorand Pearlie Daw Taylor.

He was retired from Gulf Oil Company. He was an Army veteranwith service in World War II. He was a member of Pleasant RidgeUnited Pentecostal Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Mary VirginiaAdams Taylor; and two sons, Lanny Taylor and Tommy Taylor.

Survivors are his sons, Terry Taylor and his wife, Paige, ofBrandon, Kenny Taylor and his wife, Regina, of Longview, Texas, andMicheal Taylor, of Brookhaven; nine grandchildren; and 10great-grandchildren.