Martha Belcher Montgomery

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Services for Martha Belcher Montgomery, of Brookhaven, are 2p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial inLittle Bahala Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Montgomery, 75, died Jan. 24, 2006, at her residence. Shewas born in Doucette, Texas, on Aug. 9, 1930, to Mark Belcher andBessie McManus Belcher.

She was co-owner, along with her husband, of MontgomeryDepartment Store in Brookhaven for many years. She was a homemaker.She was a member of Little Bahala Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brother, JimmyBelcher and her sister, Emma Mannery, both of Liberty, Texas.

Survivors are her husband of 56 years, Willie Montgomery, ofBrookhaven; her son, Kenneth Montgomery and his wife, Virginia, ofPicayune; her daughters, Linda Bumpers and her husband, the Rev.Phillip Bumper, of Grenada, Susan Kyzar and her husband, Marco, ofMcComb, and Marilyn Russell, of Brookhaven; 10 grandchildren; fivegreat-grandchildren; and a very devoted and special lady, Mrs.Frances Smith.

Memorials may be made in her honor to the Parkinson’s Foundationof Mississippi.