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Obituaries for Monday, June 5, 2006

Kenneth Albert Hoffman

Funeral mass for Kenneth Albert Hoffman, of Brookhaven, are 9a.m. Wednesday, June 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gretna,La., and at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at St. Francis of Assisi CatholicChurch in Brookhaven, with burial in Riverwood Memorial Park.Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge of localarrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 6 until 9 p.m. at Mothe Funeral Homein Harvey, La.

Mr. Hoffman, 77, died June 3, 2006.

He was the head of Fire, Security, and Safety at Kaiser Aluminumfor 25 years. He served many years as the chief of the ThirdDistrict Fire Department in Kenner, La., where he later retired. Hewas a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gretna, and alsoassociated with St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church ofBrookhaven. He served in the Navy.

Survivors are his wife, Betty Ott Hoffman; his sons, KennethHoffman Jr., Michael Hoffman and Marc Hoffman; his daughters, JulieParun, Yvette Runyan, Elizabeth Ross and Betsy Hoffman; hisbrothers, George Hoffman and Tom Hoffman; his sisters, EllieKabchef, JoAnn Blaida and Sister Carol Hoffman; and his 12grandchildren.

Faye East Ray Roberts

Services for Faye East Ray Roberts, of Natchez, are 10 a.m.Tuesday, June 6, at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel, inNatchez with burial in Arlington Baptist Church Cemetery in LincolnCounty. The Rev. Mike Harrigill will officiate.

Mrs. Roberts, 76, died June 4, 2006, at her residence. She wasborn in Lincoln County on Feb. 10, 1930, to Louie Grant and LeonaParsons East. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her son, Roy Lee Ray;and her granddaughter, Melissa Faye Ray.

Survivors are her husband, J.W. Roberts of Natchez; her son,Phillip Ray and wife Lynn, of Natchez; her stepsons, Randy Robertsand wife Era, and Glenn Roberts and wife Sue, all of Natchez; herstepdaughter, Candice Pepper and husband Raymond, of Natchez; hergrandchildren, Kristi and Skyler Simmons, Kimberly Ray, Carl,Adrena Faye and Bessie Ray, Courtney Roberts Fanning, Anna Morgan,Tapper Hendricks, Katrina and Paul Trospar; and hergreat-grandchild, Colette Nicole Simmons.

Pallbearers are Roy Ray, Tommy Roberts, David Roberts, JerryYoung, Sidney Irby and James Fairchilds.

Alice Kaiser Smith

Memorial services for Alice Kaiser Smith, of Natchez, were 3p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Jefferson Street United Methodist Churchin Natchez with burial in Natchez City Cemetery. Laird Funeral Homewas in charge of arrangements. The Revs. James Earl Herndon andFaye Junkin Hudnall officiated.

Mrs. Smith, 103, was born in Natchez, on Dec. 23, 1902, toWilliam Joseph Kaiser and Clara Rawes Kaiser.

She was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, traveling, bridge andgardening, and was a member of the Pilgrimage Garden Club. She wasan active member of of Jefferson Street Methodist Church, where shewas president of the United Methodist Women and taught Sundayschool for many years. She was a graduate of Natchez Institute andattended what is now Mississippi University for Women inColumbus.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, FrankLevon Smith; her son, Frank Levon Smith Jr., of Natchez; ason-in-law, John Evan Wimberly, of Pensacola, Fla.; her sisters,Clara Belle Kaiser Junkin and Maude Kaiser of Natchez; and herbrothers, Leslie Kaiser, Harold Kaiser, Marion Kaiser, AlbertKaiser and Frank Kaiser, all of Natchez.

Survivors are her son, William Marion Smith and his wife,Carolyn Vance Smith, of Natchez; her daughter, Clara SmithWimberly, of Pensacola, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth SandelSmith, of Natchez; her grandchildren, Linda Smith Bailey and herhusband Thomas Bailey, William Key Smith and his wife AugustaSmith, Frank Levon “Hank” Smith III and his wife Jackie Smith,Pamela Smith Harriss and her husband Richard Harriss III, RobertLouis Smith and his wife Jennifer Smith, all of Natchez; ElizabethSmith Sauve and her husband Thomas Sauve, of Alexandria, La., EmilySmith Henderson and her husband Carlisle Henderson, of Brookhaven,William Marion Smith Jr., of New Orleans, La., John Evan WimberlyJr. and his wife Mecy Wimberly, of Pensacola, Laura Alice WimberlyBell, of Pensacola, David Lawrence Wimberly and his wife LanaeWimberly, of Atlanta, Ga.; her 24 great-grandchildren; her fivegreat-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews andother relatives.

Honorary pallbearers were Thomas Bailey, William Key Smith,Frank Levon “Hank” Smith III, Richard Harriss III, Robert LouisSmith, Thomas Sauve, Carlisle Henderson, William Marion Smith Jr.,John Evan Wimberly Jr., and David Lawrence Wimberly.

Memorials may be made to Jefferson Street United MethodistChurch or to the donor’s charity of choice.