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Obituaries for Friday, August 26, 2005

Sylvia Noble Bentz

A private memorial service for Sylvia Noble Bentz, of Houston,will be held in the spring of 2006. Lifelong friends should expectnotification of the date at that time.

Mrs. Bentz, 74, died Aug. 21, 2005. She was born in Brookhavenon March 5, 1931.

She was retired business owner. She graduated from BrookhavenHigh School in 1949 and later attended college at Mississippi StateCollege for Women.

In 1952 she married A. William Bentz, also of Brookhaven. Sherelocated to Houston with him in 1955. In 1978 she establishedGreenspoint Personnel Service, which she operated for the followingseven years. Later she continued a successful career in thepersonnel business until her retirement.

Survivors are her husband of 53 years, A. William Bentz, ofHouston; her sons, David, Don and Andy Bentz, all of Austin, Texas;three grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter, allof Austin; her sister, Edna Lovitt, of Brookhaven; and her brother,James F. Noble Jr., of Brookhaven.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Lou Annie Peavey

Services for Lou Annie Peavey, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Aug. 27 at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inEasthaven Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Peavey, 92, died Aug. 24, 2005, at Beverly Health Care. Shewas born in Sicily Island, La., on Jan. 21, 1913, to Thomas WebbTarver and Julie Etta Posey Tarver.

She worked for many years at Stahl Urban Co. She also worked asa nurse’s aide at King’s Daughters Hospital and Silver CrossNursing Home. She was a member of the Brookhaven Chapter of theOrder of the Easter Star. She was a member of Brookway Church ofChrist.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 61years, Freemon E. Peavey; her brothers, Claude, Joel Lee and HermanTarver; and her sisters, Amelia Tarver, Lela Jackson, La NellWatson, Clara Belle McFarland and Dorothy Cupit.

Survivors are her daughter, Peggie Jean and her husband, L.B.Griffin, of DeRidder, La.; her sons, Daniel “Danny” Webb Peavey andhis wife, Joy, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Billy Peavey and hiswife, Virginia, and James David Peavey and his wife Judy, all ofBrookhaven; her sister, Beatrice Stutson, of Sicily Island; twosisters-in-law, La Nelle Webley, of Shingle Springs, Calif., andBernice Smith, of Brookhaven; 12 grandchildren; 24great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host ofnieces and nephews.

Sandra Kay ‘Sandy’ Boyd Rials

Services for Sandra Kay “Sandy” Boyd Rials, of Summit, are 11a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at First Baptist Church in Summit withburial in Hollywood Cemetery in McComb. Dr. Jerry Smith and theRev. Jerry Barlow will officiate services.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Jones Family FuneralServices in McComb and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at thechurch.

Mrs. Rials, 48, died Aug. 24, 2005, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. She was born in Eupora on Nov. 10, 1956,to Marvin “Buck” Boyd and Joann Peoples Boyd.

She worked as a bank teller for several years before becoming aninsurance agent. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Churchof Summit.

She was a wonderful loving wife and mother. She was very devotedto her family and friends. She was the sweetest person you wouldever meet and Sandy never met a stranger. She was a professional”visitor” first and an insurance agent second. She really lovedhelping people.

Preceding her in death was her mother, Joann Peoples Boyd.

Survivors are her husband of 31 years, William E. “Billy” Rials,of Summit; her father, Marvin “Buck” Boyd, of Summit; her son,Bradley E. Rials, of Summit; her brother, Joe “Butch” Boyd, ofSummit; her sister, Debbie Rutter and her husband, Nick, of Summit;and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

Pallbearers will be Eric Boyd, Douglas Neal, Justin Boyd, ChrisWilliams, Jason Stead and Ben Etheridge.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Summit BuildingFund or to Hospice Ministries Brookhaven.

Loyd Glen Smith

Services for Loyd Glen Smith, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Aug. 27 at Friendship Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Riverwood Family FuneralService.

Mr. Smith, 53, died Aug. 24, 2005, at Baptist Hospital inJackson. He was born in Lincoln County on Aug. 30, 1951, to LoydEdgar and Laverne Herring Smith.

He was an employee of Georgia Pacific at the Monticello mill. Hewas a member of USW Local No. 1369. Over the course of his 33 yearsof employment he formed many lasting friendships with hisco-workers. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He was anavid Harley Davidson rider who loved going on biker trips with hisfriend Bob Leary. He was a huge NASCAR fan. He was a loving husbandand father.

Preceding him in death was his father, Loyd Edgar Smith.

Survivors are his wife, Sharon Brister Smith; his pride and joydaughter, Clancy Beth and his stepson, Marshall Morgan; his motherLaverne Smith, of Brookhaven; his sister, Elaine andbrother-in-law, Stanley Gipson, of Petal, and Nancy andbrother-in-law, Bill Haag, of Brookhaven; his life long runningbuddy, Roger Smith; his Mexican compadre, Clyde Herrera; hisfriends, H.T. and Ray; his nephews, nieces, loving in-laws, and ahost of family and friends.

Virginia Rae Smith

Services for Virginia Rae Smith, of Brookhaven, are 3 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 27 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Rosehill Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Smith, 67, died Aug. 26, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn in Brookhaven on July 23, 1938, to E.V. Fairchild and RubyHarveston Fairchild.

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

Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, John E.Fairchild and Marvin Fairchild; and one son, Tony Smith.

Survivors are her husband, Phillip Smith, of Brookhaven; herdaughter, Cynthia Smiley and her husband, Bruce, of Baton Rouge;her granddaughter, Candance Barbay and her husband, Joey, of BatonRouge, La.; two grandsons, Joey Smiley and Tony Smiley, of BatonRouge, La.; her sisters, Lydia Brent and her husband, Gerald, ofSilver Creek, Catherine Callendar and her husband, Dale, ofBrookhaven, Ruth Waldrop, of Brookhaven, and Margaret Smith, ofByrum; her brothers, Henry Fairchild and his wife, Jennifer, andRoy Fairchild and his wife, Joyce, all of Brookhaven; and a host ofnieces and nephews.