Obituaries for Friday, March 16, 2007

Published 5:00 am Monday, March 19, 2007

Samuel Walter Huff

Services for Samuel Walter Huff, of Gulfport, are 2 p.m.Saturday, March 17, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on Natchez Drivewith burial in Nettles Cemetery in Eddiceton.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 10 p.m. at the funeralhome.

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Mr. Huff, 45, died March 14, 2007, at VA Gulf Coast VeteransHospital in Biloxi. He was born on July 27, 1961, to Samuel EarlHuff and Judy Nettles Huff.

He was a maintenance/mechanic technician with the United StatesPost Office in Gulfport. He was a veteran of the United States AirForce. He played pool and was a member of the Gulfcoast BilliardsAssociation, the American Pool Players Association and the Tri-CityPool Players Association. He was a member of Saucier Church ofChrist.

He was preceded in death by his father; two aunts and threeuncles; and his grandparents, Hoyt and Ola Huff, and Julius andGladys Nettles.

Survivors are his wife, Andrea D’Angelo Huff, of Gulfport; hisdaughter, Cristina Scott and husband Keith, of Smithdale; hismother, Judy Nettles Huff, of Eddiceton; his brother, Gary EarlHuff and wife Susan, of Tallahassee, Fla.; his sister, Wanda HuffKnight and husband Randall, of Meadville; numerous aunts anduncles, three nieces and five nephews, and four great-nephews.

Ida ‘Sis’ Johnson

Services for Ida “Sis” Johnson, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Monday, March 19, at Center Street Church of Christ in Brookhavenwith burial in Rosehill Cemetery. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Johnson, 68, died March 13, 2007, at her residence. She wasborn on July 17, 1938, to Ollie Washington and Clara McKenzieWashington.

She was a former nurse assistant at Cartwheel Nursing Home inBrookhaven. She was a member of Center Street Church of Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her brothers, OllieWashington, Lige Washington and Thomas C. Moore.

Survivors are her husband, James Johnson Sr., of Brookhaven; herson, James Johnson Jr., and Jerry Johnson, both of Brookhaven; herdaughters, Barbara Phillips and Linda Searcy, both of Brookhaven;and her five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Julius Pearl Smith

Services for Julius Pearl Smith, of Brookhaven, are 1 p.m.Saturday, March 17, at Avery Chapel A.M.E. Church in Brookhavenwith burial in Bogue Chitto Cemetery. Williams Mortuary is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Smith, 76, died March 12, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on March 9, 1931, to Frank Smith and OctaviaSmith.

He was a 1951 graduate of Alexander High School and alsoattended Prentiss Institute. He was a veteran of the United StatesArmy. He was retired from Jones Lumber Co., and Lincoln Lumber Co.He was a self-employed landscaper and salesman of arts and crafts.He had worked as a bus driver for the Pearl River Valley YouthIncentive Program. He was a member of Avery Chapel A.M.E.Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his son, Lasalle Smith;his brother, Frank Smith Jr.; his sister, Laura Carter; hisfather-in-law, Jodie Holmes; his mother-in-law, Cora Holmes; hissister-in-law, Laverne Blackwell; and his brother-in-law, AldolphusHolmes.

Survivors are his wife, Emma Lee Smith, of Brookhaven; hisdaughters, Emelda Thompson and husband Ronnie, and Felissa N.Smith, all of Brookhaven, and Dorothy Williams, of Lumberton; hissons, Larry Rochelle Smith, Stephen Gregory Smith, Julius TerrellSmith, and Phillipe Alou Smith and wife Christine, all ofBrookhaven, Tysha Perez Smith and wife Tammy, of Buffalo, N.Y., andLetara Smith, of Las Vegas, Nev.; his sister, Lentee Smith, ofRaymond; his 20 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a hostof nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.