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.

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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.