Mildred P. Laird

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Services for Mildred P. Laird, of Meadville, were 11 a.m. today,Dec. 20 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Franklin County with burialin the church cemetery. Franklin Funeral Home was in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Laird, 89, died Dec. 18, 2005, at the Meadville NursingHome. She was born in Franklin County on March 22, 1916, to DotsonBennett Pickett and Lillie Terry Pickett.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Zion BaptistChurch.

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Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, John M.Laird Sr.; a son, John M. Laird Jr.; a great-granddaughter; abrother; and one sister.

Survivors are her two daughters, Evelyn Laird Godbold, of McCallCreek, and Peggy Laird Brocato, of Smithdale; a daughter-in-law,Brenda Ratcliff Laird, of Brookhaven; her sisters, Tommie Jean Nixand Martha Gammill, both of Natchez, Wanzie Smith, of Gloster, andGlen Schmidt, of Donaldsonville, La.; seven grandchildren; and 10great-grandchildren.