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Obituaries for Sunday, June 10, 2007

Anaise Marie Therese Crochet Mabile

Services for Anaise Marie Therese Crochet Mabile, of Magnolia, diedJune 2, 2007, at Promise Hospital in Gonzales, La., after a lengthyillness.

A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, June 6, atSt. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Pierre Part. Father BillHenry officiated. Entombment was in the church cemetery. CappsFuneral Home in Tylertown was in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Mabile was born March 27, 1942, in Pierre Part, to Paul andNellie Crochet.

She was a loving, giving, spiritual wife, mother, grandmother,sister, aunt and friend. She lived in Magnolia, where she was afaithful member of St. James Catholic Church. The love of her lifewas family and friends. She enjoyed helping and giving to others.She was a loyal wife and devoted many years helping her husband ontheir farm.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brother, LaurieCrochet; and her parents-in-law, Lovelace and Adeline Mabile.

She is survived by her husband, Morris Mabile, of Magnolia; herdaughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Shawn Hebert, of Gonzales; hersons and daughters-in-law, Troy and Tammy Mabile, of Tylertown,Fred and Lanelle Mabile, of Gonzales, Matt and Terri Mabile, ofBrookhaven, Richard and Kim Mabile, of McComb, and Grant Mabile, ofSummit; her 17 grandchildren, Lauren, Landon and Lacey Mabile,Courtney Mabile, Elaine and Cassie Chenevert, Colby, Sage, Robbie,Anna, Samual and Amy Mabile, Christopher, Sarah and Anthony Mabile,and Zachary and Emily Hebert; her brothers, Ray, Morris, Charlesand Harold Crochet; and her sisters Thelma Templet, Amie Marks,Agnes Daigle and Patricia Mantel.

Pallbearers were Christopher Mabile, Colby Mabile, Anthony Mabile,Landon Mabile, Shawn Hebert and Josh Dencause. Honorary pallbearerswere Robbie Mabile, Samual Mabile and Zachary Hebert.

Velma Smith Lee

Services for Velma Smith Lee, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. Tuesday,June 12, at Mt. Wade M.B. Church with burial in the Mt. OliveChurch Cemetery. Williams Mortuary is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 1 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lee, 84, died June 7, 2007, at her residence. She was born inBrookhaven on May 29, 1923, to Jessie Smith and Mary CainSmith.

She was a retired teacher who had worked in the Brookhaven PublicSchool District for 27 years. She was a member of Mt. Wade M.B.Church.

She was a 1945 graduate of Alexander High School and a graduate ofJackson State College. She received her golden diploma from JacksonState University in 2002. She was the executive director of theMartha Sykes Widows and Orphans Center, and a member of theAlexander High School Legacy Committee, the “O” Foundation, and theJackson State University Alumni Association.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Sherman LeeSr.; her brothers, Joe Louis Smith and Roland Smith; and hersisters, Annie Ruth Smith Boston, Doris Tyner and AtriceHilliard.

Survivors are her brother, Elkner Smith, of Brookhaven; her sister,Maseree Smith Louis, of Brookhaven; her stepson, Sherman Lee Jr.,of California; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.