Obituaries for Monday, October 24, 2005

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Geneva E. Smith Davis

Services for Geneva E. Smith Davis, of Gilmer, Texas, are 10a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Harrigill Funeral Home with burial inNew Salem Cemetery in Franklin County.

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

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Mrs. Davis, 89, died Oct. 23, 2005, at a nursing home in Gilmer.She was born in Franklin County on Jan. 27, 1916, to John Allen andLucy Smith.

She was a nurse. While in Brookhaven she worked for Dr. HiramBatson and King’s Daughters Hospital. She attended New ProspectBaptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Willie LeeDavis; and a son, Willie Jewel Davis.

Survivors are her daughter, Juanita Davis, of Diana, Texas; twograndchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Grace Kattau Oliver

Services for Grace Kattau Oliver, of McCall Creek, are 10 a.m.Tuesday, Oct. 25 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church withburial in Cahallero/Woodlawn South in Miami.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Harrigill Funeral Home.A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the funeralhome

Mrs. Oliver, 87, died Oct. 23, 2005, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Jan. 23, 1918, toFrank Kattau and Mary Kattau.

She was a beautician. She was Catholic and a member of SaintAnn’s in Meadville.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, SidneyLeon Oliver Sr.

Survivors are her daughters, Dana Costa, of Panama City, Fla.,Grace Diaz Mareno, of McCall Creek, and Nancy Roberts, ofHazlehurst; her sons, Michael Oliver, of Miami, Mitchell Oliver, ofPanama City, and Sidney Leon Oliver Jr., of Florida; her brothers,Donald Kattau, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Richard Kattau, ofIndianapolis; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Margie J. Smith

Services for Margie Smith, of Madison, are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.25 at Calvary Baptist Church in Jackson.

Visitation is today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Wright andFerguson Funeral Home on High Street in Jackson, and Tuesday from 1until 2 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Smith, 76, died Oct. 23, 2005, at home surrounded by herfamily after a long journey with Alzheimer’s disease. She was bornin Franklin County on Aug. 6, 1929.

She graduated from Gilfoy School of Nursing and worked as anurse at King’s Daughters Hospital in Brookhaven; Baton RougeGeneral Hospital, Baton Rouge, La.; the Children’s Medical Group inJackson; and the Baptist Medical Center of Jackson. She worked atthe Baptist Medical Center for 25 years and retired as head nurseof OB-GYN. Nursing was more than a job; it was her calling. She wasa long time member of Calvary Baptist Church. She loved music,loved to sing and loved to worship.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Martin and InezJackson, of Brookhaven; and her brother, Edwin Jackson, of Bivens,Texas.

Survivors are her husband of 53 years, David L. Smith; herdaughters, Kathy Boteler, of Madison, Karen Godfrey, of Vicksburg,and Linda Smith, of Madison; her brother, John W. Jackson, ofNatchez; her sister, Sybil Freeman, of Brookhaven; fourgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to HIS Heart, Calvary Baptist Church’sCommunity Ministries, 1300 W. Capitol St., Jackson MS 39203.