Tara Smith Leonard

Published 6:00 am Friday, November 17, 2006

Services for Tara Smith Leonard, of Monticello, were 2 p.m.today, Nov. 17, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello withburial in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Sontag.

Visitation was Thursday evening and today from 8 a.m. until thetime of the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Leonard, 27, died Nov. 15, 2006, in Simpson County frominjuries resulting from an auto accident. She was born in McComb onJune 2, 1979, to Michael D. Smith and Carla Douglas.

She was an industrial insulator and an employee of Circle “S” inNew Hebron. She was a member of Silver Springs Baptist Church inSalem. She was a devoted mother and wife who loved the outdoors andvolunteered time at Shiloh Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs.Mitchell Graves Sr., and her grandfather, Fay Smith.

Survivors are her husband, Will Leonard, of Monticello; hersons, Austin Wayne Williams and Jeremiah Smith Williams, both ofFriendship; her daughter, Samara Lynn Leonard, of Monticello; herfather and stepmother, Mike and Deborah Smith, of Magnolia; hermother and stepfather, Carla and Ian Douglas, of Sontag; herbrother, Dustin Michael Smith, of Progress; her stepbrothers, KrisDouglas, Troy Douglas and Andi Douglas, all of Sontag, and JodyStone and Randell Sheets, both of McComb; and her grandmother,Patricia Smith, of Progress.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons International.