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Obituaries for Monday, July 2, 2007

Armarie Bounds Williams Galloway

Services for Armarie Bounds Williams Galloway, of Brookhaven,formerly of Calhoun City, are 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, at PryorFuneral Home in Calhoun City with burial in Calhoun CityCemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Galloway, 82, died June 30, 2007, at Silver Cross Home inBrookhaven. She was born in Calhoun County on Jan. 16, 1925.

She was a retired legal secretary with Lawrence Chandler LawOffice in Calhoun City. She was a member of Pittsboro UnitedMethodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tim Bounds and ClaraBoland Bounds; her husbands, Ray Williams and Raymond Galloway; herdaughter, Angie Williams; her sister, Earl Hensley; and hergrandchild, Andy Kellar.

Survivors are her daughters, Rosemarie Kellar and MarjorieMcNamee, both of Brookhaven, and Gloria Dyer, of Greenville, N.C.;her brother, Charles Bounds, of Houston; her sister, Myrl Owens, ofCalhoun City; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Emma Jean James

Services for Emma Jean James, of Wesson, were 11 a.m. Monday,July 2, at Sylvarena Baptist Church in Wesson with burial in thechurch cemetery. Stringer Funeral Home in Hazlehurst is in chargeof arrangements.

Mrs. James, 79, died June 30, 2007, at St. Dominic-JacksonMemorial Hospital in Jackson.

She was a lifelong member of the Sylvarena community and was agraduate of Wesson High School. She was a 25-year employee of theformer Stahl-Urban Company and then owned and operated Ruth’sFashion in Wesson until her retirement. She was a devoted churchmember and Sunday School teacher at Sylvarena Baptist Churchthroughout her life. She will be greatly missed in her community,church and especially by those who knew her as “Mother,””Grandmother” and “G.G.”

Preceding her in death were her parents, Garland N. and RuthSullivan Case; and her husband, Virgil (Simmie) James.

Survivors are her her daughter, Pamela James Owens and husbandBob, of Vicksburg; her grandchildren, Casey Owens and wife Beth, ofByram, and Christie Owens Ayers, of Cleveland; and hergreat-grandchildren, Dylan and Campbell Owens, and CameronAyers.

Memorials may be sent to the Sylvarena Baptist Church BuildingFund, 1119 Old Sylvarena Road, Wesson, MS 39191.

Linda Catt Lambert

Services for Linda Catt Lambert, of Monticello, were 3 p.m.Sunday, July 1, at New Hope Baptist Church in Monticello withburial in the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello isin charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lambert, 59, died June 28, 2007, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. She was born in Columbia on Nov. 24,1947, to James Lonnie Catt and Dorothy Claire Beachan Catt.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Churchand former church treasurer for nine years.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her brother, RayCatt.

Survivors are her husband, Drury Lambert, of Monticello; hersons James Drury “Jimmy” Lambert and wife Stacy, of Jayess, andDavid Brian “Biscuit” Lambert and his wife Theresa, of Arm; herbrothers Hughey Catt and wife Linda, of Jayess, T.D. Catt and wifePeggy, of Mobile, Ala., Paul Catt and Mike Catt, both of Jayess,and Johnny Catt and wife Kim, of Monticello; her sisters Dora DeanDubec, of Richmond, Texas, Alice Lee and husband Bobby, of NewHebron, Mary Case and husband Eddie, of Brookhaven, Amy Wages, ofLeakesville, Ruthie Stewart and her husband Billy, of Brookhaven;and grandchildren Harley Bixler, Lanie Lambert, Tyler Lambert,Jennifer Long, Cheyenne Long, Jason Lambert, Warren Buffington andEmeral Buffington.

Rosie Mae Johnson Martin

Services for Rosie Mae Johnson Martin, of Brookhaven, are 11a.m. Tuesday, July 3, at New St. John Missionary Baptist Church inWesson with burial in the church cemetery. Williams Mortuary is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 1 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home,with family hour from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mrs. Martin, 72, died June 30, 2007, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. She was born in Copiah County on Dec. 31, 1934, to HoustonJohnson and Annie Johnson.

She was retired. She was a member of New St. John M.B.Church.

Preceding her in death were her father and daughter Annie J.Cowart.

Survivors are her mother, Annie Johnson, of Hazlehurst; her sonCharlie Martin, of Wesson; her brother Willie Ward Frelix, ofHartford, Conn.; her sister Bessie Minor, of Hazlehurst; ninegrandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Nell S. Smith

Services for Nell S. Smith, of Brookhaven, are 4 p.m. Monday,July 2, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on Natchez Drive with burial inMatthews Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Monday from 1 until 4 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Smith, 88, passed away June 29, 2007, at her residence. Shewas born in Copiah County on July 22, 1918, to William M. Smith andBeulah Sasser Smith.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Sweetwater MethodistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Virgil T.Smith; her brothers Willie, Miller, Howell, Mack, Paul, Leonard andPat Smith; her sister Mayme Smith Britt; and her son-in-law GradyJones Jr.

Survivors are her daughters Bobby June Smith Jones, ofHazlehurst, Betty Butler and husband Ralph, of Florence, JeanetteWatts and husband Ronny, of Brookhaven; her sister, Johnnie PearlSmith, of Brookhaven; grandchildren Vann Edward Jones, and wifeRobbin, Craig Smith Jones and wife Melissa, Neill David Jones,Bradley Gene Watts and wife Wendy, and Blake Edgar Watts and wifeChristina; her great-grandchildren Nathan Jones, Brendan Jones,Jourdan Marie Jones, Marty Jones, Meagan Jones, Micah Jones, WillWatts, Whitney Brooke Watts, Avery Anna Watts; and a host of niecesand nephews.

Donations may be made to Matthews Chapel Methodist ChurchCemetery Fund, 3174 Old Red Star Road N.W., Brookhaven, MS39601.

Florene B. Thames

Services for Florene B. Thames, of Jayess, are 2 p.m. Tuesday,July 3, at New Bethel Jesus Name Church in Jayess with burial inProvidence Cemetery in Jayess. Hartman Funeral Home in McComb is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 10 p.m. at the church, and onTuesday from 10 a.m. until the service time.

Mrs. Thames, 73, died June 30, 2007, at Regency HospitalCovington in Covington, La. She was born on Nov. 24, 1933, inLawrence County to John T. Boutwell and Sally I. Sumrall.

She was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Jesus Name Churchof Jayess,

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JohnieVondell Thames; and her brothers and sisters.

Survivors are her sons, Johnny B. Thames and Travis Thames, bothof Jayess; her daughter, Sandra A. Braswell, Jayess; her brothers,Bobby Boutwell, of Monticello, Charlie Boutwell, of Bassfield, andJohnny D. Boutwell, of Monticello; her sister; Mattie Bell Delancy,of Poplarville; her eight grandchildren and sixgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces nephews and friends.