Obituaries for Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Grafton T. Smith

Grafton T. Smith, of Lakewood, Wash., died Saturday, May 26,2007, at his residence.

Mr. Smith, 84, was born in Lincoln County to Coney Travis Smithand Timmie Smith.

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He attended Heuck’s Retreat High School and worked with theCivilian Conservation Corps. He was a veteran of the United StatesArmy and served his country during World War II. He retired fromthe U.S. Army and the Civil Service, and was disabled. He was amember of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sisters, LoreneFurlow and Geraldine McGraw; and his brother, Billie Smith.

Survivors are his wife, Linda K. Smith, of Lakewood; hisbrothers, A.J. Smith, of Brookhaven, and Jimmy Smith, of Wesson;his sisters, Sarah Smith, of Brookhaven, and Flo Massey, of SourLake, Texas; and his nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Carol Ann Tillman

Services for Carol Ann Tillman, of Roxie, are 11 a.m. Saturday,June 2, at St. Paul United Methodist Church. George F. West FuneralHome in Natchez is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 4 until 9 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Tillman, 65, was a teacher in the Franklin County SchoolSystem for over 25 years and was part owner and realtor of TillmanReal Estate Co., Inc.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith,of Port Gibson.

Survivors are her loving husband of 44 years, Dr. Charles J.D.Tillman; her children, Daphne (Stanfort), Tara, Cassandra, Andreaand Joel (Alanda); her grandchildren, Garciea, Janna, Jada, LaJoy,Chandler, Tristan and Joel; her brothers, Joe Jr. (Ann) and Thomas(Margaret); her sister, Mary; her aunt, Rhea; and a host of nieces,nephews, family and friends.

Calvin Leroy Wallace

Services for Calvin Leroy Wallace, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Wednesday, May 30, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on Natchez Drive withburial in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogue Chitto.

Visitation was held on Tuesday from 5 until 9 p.m. at thefuneral home, and will be held on Wednesday, from 8 a.m. until thetime of the service.

Mr. Wallace, 82, died May 28, 2007, at his residence. He wasborn in Lincoln County on Aug. 17, 1924, to Elzy Wallace andBlanche McFadden Wallace.

He was retired and the former owner of B&O Supply Inc., andMill and Industrial Supplies. He was a United States Army veteranof World War II, and served in Europe, France, Germany and Belgium.He was a member of First Baptist Church of Brookhaven. He was amember of Sportsman Paradise, and enjoyed gardening, fishing andhunting, especially fox hunting.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers,Claiborne, Curtis, Cleon, Hulon L. Sr., and Edwin Wallace; hisson-in-law, James E. Willoughby Jr., and an infant sister.

Survivors are his son, Tim L. Wallace and wife Cynthia, ofColumbus; his daughters, Cindy W. Willoughby, of Lenoir City,Tenn., and Nancy W. Rancont and husband Dennis, of Birmingham,Ala.; his brother, Donald Wallace, of Bogue Chitto; his sister,Mavis Johnston, of McComb; his grandchildren, Brandon L. Wallace,April R. Wallace, Brad Willoughby and wife Stacey, and ShaunWilloughby; his great-grandson, Taylor Willoughby; and numerousnieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MississippiCollege Athletic Department in Clinton.