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Obituaries for Monday, July 3, 2006

Angelle Quintana Boyd

A memorial service for Angelle Quintana Boyd, of Baton Rouge,La., and a native of McComb, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July8, at Antioch Baptist Church in Monticello.

Boyd, 72, died June 27, 2006, at her residence.

She was a graduate of McComb High School. She was retired fromJ.C. Penny. She loved fishing, reading and watching movies.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Edward and JuanitaQuintana; her brothers, Edmond, Henry and Cameron Quintana; and hersisters, Edwina East, Henrietta Barrass and Bernice McCann.

Survivors are her daughters, Jennie M. Boyd Conyers and husbandMike, of Georgetown, Ky., and Jo Nell Boyd Brister, of Baton Rouge;her sons, Michael D. Boyd and wife Phyllis, of Clinton, and Ed Boydand wife Judy, of Brookhaven; her sisters, Alma Westbrook and AnnBrumfield, both of McComb; her brother, Ben Quintana, of Meridian;her grandchildren, Nathan Boyd, Chelsea Boyd, Cameron Boyd, AllenBoyd, Eric Boyd, Callie Conyers and Cayla Conyers; and her 35nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to theAmerican Diabetes Association, or the charity of your choice.

Emmit Dickerson

Services for Emmit Dickerson, of Summit, are 2 p.m. today, July3, at Moaks Creek Baptist Church in Summit with the Revs. BillyHouse and Mike Alexander officiating. Burial will be in the churchcemetery. Jones Family Funeral Services is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is today from 10 a.m. until noon at the funeral home,and from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Dickerson, 88, died June 30, 2006, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Lincoln County onJuly 14, 1917, to William Walter Dickerson and Clara Belle ReevesDickerson.

A soldier in World War II, he was awarded the Bronze Star forheroic actions “above and beyond the call of duty.” He came home tohis wife, Edna Leona Kornegay Dickerson, and together they rearedthree children in a Christian home. His love for the Lord and hisfamily returned to him in love and adoration from his family andclose friends. He was respected and admired by all who knew him. Heserved the Lord as Sunday school teacher, Training Union directorand church treasurer for many years. He was elected as a deacon onFeb. 16, 1958, and served as chairman of deacons.

He was a member of Summit Lodge #231 F. & A.M. He was PastPatron of Auburn Chapter #87 Order of the Eastern Star.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing as long as his health allowed. Healso enjoyed watching sports of all kinds, especially Ole Missfootball games. He was an exceptional gardener and took greatpleasure in sharing the fruits of his labor with family andfriends. He was a very wealthy man in the things that mattered:love, respect, honor and integrity.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, Clarence,Herbert, Fred, Horrace, Hollis and James Walter Dickerson; hisstepbrothers, Houston I. Pouns and William James Pouns; hissisters, Mary Dickerson, Bessie Lucille Hodges, Alma Leonard, RuthBruner; his stepsisters, Essie White, Lillian Dickerson, RuthMcDaniel and Bennie Fisher.

Survivors are his wife of 64 years, Edna Leona KornegayDickerson, of Summit; his sons and daughters-in-law, JimmyDickerson and Irene, of El Paso, Texas, and Gene Dickerson, andJody, of Gautier; his daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn D. Stephensand Frederick, of McComb; his grandchildren, Jennifer ChristineRiley, Melanie Dianne Hinton, Christopher Matthew Stephens, MichaelAnthony Stephens, Patrick Lynn Dickerson, Adrian James Dickerson,Christopher Aaron Dickerson and Jeremy Todd Dickerson; his 14great-grandchildren; and his great-great-grandchild; hisbrothers-in-law, Edwin and Nadine Kornegay, of Denver, Colo., Davidand Grace Kornegay, of Summit, and Tommy and Louella Kornegay, ofBrookhaven; his sisters-in-law, Lilly Dickerson and Ella Dickerson,both of McComb; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends andrelatives.

Pallbearers are Hal Lyles, Joe Brumfield, Gene Jones, BillyGunther, Jack Rawls and Cotton Johnston;

Honorary pallbearers are Kyle Hinton and the deacons of MoaksCreek Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lincoln CountyBaptist Association: Cecil Hubbard Ministerial Fund.

Gus Laird

Services for Gus Laird, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m. today, July 3,at Mt. Zion Church of Christ in Brookhaven with burial in thechurch cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Laird, 86, died July 1, 2006, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on July 18, 1919, to Victor Laird and MollyLofton Laird.

He was a retired farmer. He was a member of Mt. Zion Church ofChrist.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, Jack,Doc, Ben, Hugh, George, Hiram and Brady Laird; and his sisters,Vera Smith, Ruth Day and Winnie Laird.

Survivors are his wife, Marie Smith Laird; his stepdaughter,Brenda Case and husband Steve; his grandchildren, Blake Case andwife Elaine, and Neil Case and wife Jennifer; and a number ofnieces and nephews.

Leonard Smith

Services for Leonard Smith of Baker, La., are 2 p.m. Wednesday,July 5, at Jones Family Funeral Service Chapel in McComb withburial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5 until 9 p.m., and on Wednesday,from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith, 80, died July 2, 2006, at Oschner Hospital in BatonRouge, La. He was born in Brookhaven on March 23, 1926, to Ernest”Cutworm” Smith and Lillie Franklin Smith.

He worked with Allie Chemicals in Baton Rouge for 34 years. Heentered the Army in 1944 and fought in World War II in the 10thMountain Division. He enlisted in the Mississippi Army NationalGuard several years after the war, where he was reactivated andfought in Korea as a sergeant first class. He was a very talentedbaseball and softball player.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his brothers, ElmerSmith and Pearlie Smith.

Survivors are his wife, Minnie McDaniel Smith, of Baker; hissons and daughters-in-law, Spencer and Beth Smith, Stacey and BethSmith, Shannon Smith, Steve and Jamie Smith and Scott and JulieSmith, all of the Baton Rouge area; his sisters andbrothers-in-law, Mildred Zeller, of Rockford, Ill., Mavis and AndyAnderson, of Albany, Ga., Earline and Vincent Unger, of Ashton,Ill., and Thelma Doby, of Ocean Springs; his grandchildren, Kristyand David Bush, Jonathan Williams, Dustin Smith, Corey Smith,Brennon Smith, Catherine Smith, Brandon Smith, Buford and LacyHebert; and his great-grandchild, Saigen Bush.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Smith, Nicki Smith, Butch Smith, TracySmith, Johnny Kenna and Bo Guillot.

Honorary pallbearers are Elmer Tarver, Junior Smith, MitchSmith, Greg Smith, Flint Smith, Randy Smith, Lonnie Sandier andBilly Judge.

Ralph Charles Smith

Services for Ralph Charles Smith of Summit are 11 a.m. Tuesday,July 4, at Hartman Funeral Home Chapel in McComb with burial inWoodlawn Cemetery in Summit.

Visitation is today from 6 until 9 p.m., and on Tuesday from 9a.m. until 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith, 80, died July 2, 2006, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Lincoln County onMarch 20, 1926, to Edger Green Smith and Anna Dunigan Smith.

He was retired from his job as a drilling superintendent withMurphy Oil Company. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was alifelong member of Summit Masonic Lodge #231. He was a member ofFellowship Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife of 55years, Dorothy B. Smith.

Survivors are his wife, Birdie Dickinson Smith, of Summit; hisdaughters, Delores Moak and husband Elliott, of Summit, Dee DeeHinton, of Summit, Gwen Lockett, Janet Tucker and husband Don, allof Zachary, La.; his son, Jeff McCurley and wife Barbara, ofZachary; his grandchildren and their spouses, Dwayne and Dana Moak,Dlayne and Chastity Moak, all of Brookhaven, Kerri Hinton, ofHammond, La., Keith and Kevin Hinton, of Summit, Angela Lockett, ofZachary, Tiffany and Steven Treloar, of Kansas, and Jeffrey,Melissa and Megan McCurley, of Zachary; his great-grandchildren,Blaine, Madison and Parker, all of Brookhaven; his sisters andtheir spouses, Marie Laird, Margie Smith, Betty and James Keen, andCarolyn and Claude Bowlin, all of Brookhaven; his brothers andtheir spouses, Melvin and Elva Smith, of Long Beach, and Donald andCarolyn Smith, of Brookhaven; and numerous nieces, nephews, otherrelatives and a host of friends.

Pallbearers are Jeff McCurley, Don Tucker, Harold Smith, MemphisSmith, Delroy Smith and Donald Smith.