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Obituaries for Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Madison Lee Dykes

Services for Madison Lee Dykes, 2, the daughter of Shane Dykesand Melinda Busby Dykes, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. Wednesday, May10, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel with burial in Mt.Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogue Chitto.

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

She died May 7, 2006, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Shewas born on March 24, 2004.

Preceding her in death were her great-grandparents, ChapmanClark, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Busby, Mr. and Mrs. Lee R. Dykes Sr., andMr. and Mrs. Jeff Hester.

Survivors are her parents; her brother, Matthew Dykes, ofBrookhaven; her grandparents, David and Martha Busby, of McComb,and Lee and Sylvia Dykes, of Brookhaven; her great-grandmother,Effie Clark, of Summit; her uncle, Barry and Anissa Busby, of NewOrleans, La., her cousins, Gavin, Caitlin and Ian Busby, all of NewOrleans, and a host of other uncles, aunts and cousins.

Memorials may be made to The Baptist Children’s Village and Mt.Moriah Baptist Church.

LaVerne White Smith

Services for LaVerne White Smith, of Monticello, are 11 a.m.Wednesday, May 10, at Monticello Baptist Church with burial inShiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Sontag. Wilson Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday from 8 to10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Smith, 90, died May 7, 2006, at Lawrence County Hospital inMonticello. She was born in Lawrence County and was a lifelongresident of the area. She was born on Oct. 4, 1915, to Edgar Whiteand Daisy Parkman White.

She graduated from high school and attended two years ofcollege. She was a school teacher during World War II and thenbecame a bank teller in Silver Creek. She was the first drive-thruteller at Monticello Bank, and retired after many years of service.She was a member of Monticello Baptist Church for 50 years.

She was a member of the Eastern Star, Lawrence County AnimalRescue League and a Daughter of the confederence.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Joe TroySmith; and her brother, Kemp White.

Survivors are her son, Patrick Joe Smith, of Monticello.

Memorials may be made to the Lawrence County Animal RescueLeague, 141 Jefferson St., Monticello, MS 39654.