Stephen Jett Smith
Services for Stephen Jett Smith, of Brookhaven, are 2:30 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on JacksonStreet with burial in Rosehill Cemetery.
Visitation is Monday from 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. at the funeralhome.
Mr. Smith, 87, died Feb. 3, 2007, at Countrybrook Living Center.He was born on Nov. 3, 1919, to Homer Eugene Smith and Vera BellePeavey Smith.
He was a dairy farmer and cattleman. His professionalaffiliations included memberships in Dairymen, Inc., MississippiDivision and Board of Directors for over 20 years, and the LincolnCounty Livestock Association for 25 years. He was a member of theBrookhaven Chamber of Commerce for eight years, and served on theAgriculture Committee during that time. He was on the Board ofDirectors of Brookhaven Bank and Trustmark Bank for 10 years, andwas a member of the Federal Land Bank for 22 years. He served onthe board of the FHA.
Professional honors included the Soil Conservation Award in 1960for Outstanding Soil Conservation Farmer, and he was the 1988Outstanding Grassland Farmer. He was featured on WLBT’s “FarmFamily of the Week” RFD Televisit.
He was an Army veteran and master sergeant during World War II,and served four years in the Philippines. He was a member of theVeterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
He was a member of Heuck’s Retreat Baptist Church where heserved as Sunday School Superintendent for 20 years. He served aschairman of the Building Committee for the new educational buildingin the 1970s; the building committee for the new sanctuary in the1980s; and of the Pastor Search Committee.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife of 54 years,Nell Turnbough Smith, who died in May 2003; his brother, Dr. FredElliott Smith; and his sisters, Jane Covington and EvelynnLofton.
Survivors are his son, Stephen Joel Smith, of Brookhaven; hisdaughter and son-in-law, Patricia Ann Smith Walker and Dr. DurrWalker Jr., of Brookhaven; his granddaughters, Kara Pannell andhusband Rusty Pannell, of Brookhaven, and Leigh Anne Betts andhusband Ross Betts, of Frisco, Texas; and his great-grandson,Tucker Kees Nations.