Obituaries for Sunday, April 15, 2007

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Dealus Leo Nettles

Services for Dealus Leo Nettles, of Bogue Chitto, are 1 p.m.Monday, April 16, at Brookhaven Funeral Home, Natchez Avenuelocation, with burial in Gum Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 3 until 6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

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Mr. Nettles, 84, died April 13, 2007, at Camelot Nursing Home inFerriday, La. He was born in Brookhaven on Jan. 3, 1923, to RichardDuncan Nettles and Vertis Johnston Nettles.

He was retired after serving for over 45 years as manager ofWood Auto Supply Store in Natchez. He was a member of Gum GroveBaptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II where he served inthe Marines.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his wife, MildredSmith Nettles.

Survivors are his daughters, Sheila King, of Ferriday, andShirley Porter, of Columbia; his sister, Esteen Cupit, of Vidalia,La.; his brother, R.E. Nettles, of Brookhaven; his grandchildren,Bryan Porter, Chad Porter and Lucas Porter, all of Columbia, JayKing, of Ferriday, and Megan King, of Scott, La.; and hisgreat-grandson, Layne William King, of Ferriday.

Cecile Ruth Ginsberg Schlesinger

Cecile Ruth Ginsberg Schlesinger died recently at the age of 79,following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Originally fromSavannah, Ga., Mrs. Schlesinger moved to Hattiesburg as a youngchild. After marrying Milton A. Schlesinger, she moved toBrookhaven, where she often worked in the family’s two shoe stores,The Shirley Slipper Shop and The Boston Shoe Store. When herhusband left the retail shoe profession and went into the practiceof law, Mrs. Schlesinger moved her family to Hattiesburg, where shehad spent her own childhood.

She was a member of Temple B’nai Shalom in Brookhaven and TempleB’nai Israel in Hattiesburg.

Mrs. Schlesinger is predeceased by her husband, Milton AbramsSchlesinger, and her brother, Herbert Ginsberg.

She is survived by her three children, Sue Brook and husbandMaury, of Marietta, Ga., Sharon Shedd and husband Cory, of Aurora,Colo., and Dr. Louis Schlesinger and wife Ina, of Macon, Ga.; abrother, Sidney Ginsberg, of Evanston, Ill.; and fourgrandchildren, Brittany Brook Dasher, of Winston-Salem, N.C., RichHarrington, of Sacramento, Calif., Jeremy Brook, of Athens, Ga.,and Rachel Schlesinger, of Macon.

Visitation with the family will be from 10 until 11 a.m. onTuesday, April 17, at Temple B’nai Israel in Hattiesburg, withfuneral services to follow immediately afterward at the temple. Abrief interment ceremony will be held at the Hattiesburg Cemeterydirectly following the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be madein Cecile’s memory to Temple B’nai Shalom, P.O. Box 157, Wesson, MS39191; Temple B’nai Israel, P.O. Box 15636, Hattiesburg, MS39404-5636; the Alzheimer’s Association; the American CancerSociety; or to any charity interested parties so desire.

Louise Hadwin Curtis Smith

Services for Louise Hadwin Curtis Smith, of Wesson, were 10 a.m.Wednesday, April 11, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burialin Highland City Cemetery in Hattiesburg at 2 p.m.

Mrs. Smith, 89, died April 9, 2007, at Brook Manor NursingCenter. She was born in Louisiana on Oct. 7, 1917, to WilliamAndrew Hadwin and Sally Lee Hadwin.

She was a homemaker and a retired hairdresser. She was a memberof First Baptist Church of Brookhaven. She was a member of theChristian Women’s Club of Brookhaven and Hattiesburg, and a memberof the Eastern Star.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husbands,William Oscar “Pat” Bolling and Gaynel Curtis.

Survivors are her husband, Edward O. Smith, of Wesson; herdaughter, Janice Gay Quinnelly, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; her sister,Maxine Cox, of Baton Rogue, La.; her grandchildren, KarenArrington, of Kosciusko, and Andy Quinnelly, of Sugarloaf Beach,Fla.; her great-grandchild, Caroline Arrington, of Kosciusko; herstepchildren, Jim Curtis, of Cedar Hill, Texas, Jean Curtis, ofPensacola, Fla., Edward O. Smith Jr., of Prairieville, La., andCynthia Matthews, of Mansfield, Texas; and her stepgrandchildren,Noel Curtis and Ben Curtis, both of Cedar Hill, Edward O. “Trey”Smith III and Chris Smith, both of Prairieville, and Amanda DareMatthews, Brady Matthews and Nicholas Matthews.