Obituaries for Monday, August 6, 2007

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, August 8, 2007

William Calvin Monroe Baggett Jr.

Services for William Calvin Monroe “Bill” Baggett Jr., ofWinder, Ga., are 1 pm Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at the First UnitedMethodist Church in Meadville, with burial in Midway Cemetery,Meadville.

Visitation is Wednesday from noon until the time of the serviceat the church.

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Mr. Baggett was born Dec. 2, 1927, in Foxworth, passed away onAug. 3, 2007, at his home.

He was a retired minister with the Methodist church and hadserved as a chaplain in the Army. He attended Mississippi SouthernCollege, Asbury College, and graduated from Emory University with adegree in Theology.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel Roberta WoodBaggett and William Calvin Monroe Baggett; his sisters, LoisWinnefred Baggett, Virginia Clair Baggett Wactor, Aubrey FayeBaggett and Ethel Roberta Baggett Wynn; and his brother, JohnAustin Baggett.

Survivors are his wife, Peggy; his children and their spouses,Deborah and Bob Jarvis, Cindy and Mike Riemann, and William CalvinMonroe (Sonny) III and Margaret Baggett, his stepchildren, MelisaSanders and Steven Sanders, his two sisters, Frances Zumbro andLavonia Harthcock; his nine grandchildren and fourgreat-grandchildren.

The Riemann Family’s Gulf Coast Funeral Home in Gulfport is incharge of arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed

Robert ‘Dewey’ Boling

Services for Robert “Dewey” Boling, of the New Sight community,are 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on NorthJackson Street with burial in the New Sight Cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 1 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Boling, 81, died Aug. 4, 2007, at Haven Hall Health CareCenter. He was born in Brookhaven on May 27, 1926, to Louis Bolingand Fannie Edna Furlow Boling.

He worked with Dickerson and Bowen for 38 years in roadconstruction and served in the United States Army during World WarII. He was a lifetime resident of New Sight and a member of NewSight Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Euna BerniceBoling; his brothers, James Audrey Boling and L.C. Boling; and asister, Ruby Mae Boling.

Survivors are his sons, Sherrell Boling, of Brookhaven, DeanBoling and his wife Nancy, of Texas, and Bruce Boling and his wifeDot, of Brookhaven; his daughters, Angela Callender, Pam Boling,Tywana Hart and LaKisha Garay and husband Heath, all of Brookhaven;his brother, Billy Ray Boling, of Pascagoula; his sister, AlyneWilkinson, of Brookhaven; nine grandchildren; and fourgreat-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Harley Hart, Specialist Robert “Jake”Mohon, Jerry Bruce Boling Jr., Heath Edward Garay, Ricky E. Smithand Trey Bales.

Dorothy Irene Boyd

Services for Dorothy Irene Boyd, of Monticello, were 5 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 4, at Powell’s Grove Pentecostal Church in Jayesswith burial in the church cemetery. Community Family FuneralServices was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Boyd, 73, died Aug. 2, 2007, at Lawrence County NursingHome. She was born on April 5, 1934, to Toxie Hedgepeth and ZelmaDunn Hedgepeth.

Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers.

Survivors are her husband, Freddie J. Boyd, of Jayess; her sons,Roger Boyd, of Jayess; her daughter, Linda Hedgepeth, of Jayess;her brothers, James Hedgepeth and Carl Hedgepeth; and her sisters,Nellie Turner, Johnnie Ruth Nations and Geneva Nations; sevengrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Fred Douglas ‘Hop’ Kelly

Services for Fred Douglas “Hop” Kelly, of Bogue Chitto, are 11a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at New Zion Union Missionary Baptist Churchin Bogue Chitto with burial in Bogue Chitto-Norfield Cemetery.Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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

Mr. Kelly, 65, died Aug. 2, 2007, at Mississippi Baptist MedicalCenter in Jackson. He was born in Brookhaven on May 30, 1942, toVersie Kelly and Cleo Paxton Kelly.

He was retired after 23 years with the Homelite ManufacturingCo., and 13 years with Sanderson Farms. He retired in 2006. He wasa member of New Zion Union M.B. Church, where he served as Sundayschool superintendent and custodian until his health declined.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, RalphKelly.

Survivors are his wife, Linda Edwards Kelly, of Bogue Chitto;his son, Wayne Kelly, of Milwaukee, Wis.; his daughters, TeresaKelly, Angela Mitchell and husband Jermaine, Phillis Patton, andBarbara Ward and husband Vander, all of Milwaukee; Kim Addison,Crystal Washington and Kayla Hubbard, all of Bogue Chitto; hisbrothers, Virgil Kelly and wife Sylvia, of St. Louis, Mo., PhillipKelly and wife Flora, of Brookhaven, Willie Lee Kelly, of Naples,Fla., Jerry Kelly, of Radcliff, Ky., and Eric Kelly and wifeSuzanna, of Pittsburg, Calif.; his sister, Dorothy Harrison, ofChicago, Ill.; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; threeaunts; two uncles; and many nieces, nephews and otherrelatives.

Hoyte Lambert

Services for Hoyte Lambert, of Jayess, are 2 p.m. Monday, Aug.6, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on Natchez Drive with burial inAntioch Baptist Cemetery in Monticello.

Visitation is Monday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Lambert, 68, died Aug. 4, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Lawrence County on March 13, 1939, to RoeDenver Lambert and Juanita Rayborn Lambert.

He was a pipe fitter and welder with Georgia Pacific. He was amember of Antioch Baptist Church and a member of the MonticelloMasonic Lodge.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Beatrice Smith Lambert, of Jayess; hisson, Hoyte Bradley Lambert, of Meridian; his daughter, SharonFoster Lambert, of Monticello; his sister, Joan Lambert Martin, ofHammond; his grandchildren, Brandy Lambert Brooks and MaylahaLambert; and his great-grandchildren, Will Brooks, Kathryn Brooks,Kyle Brooks and Jessica Brooks.

Donis Holloway Rice

Services for Donis Holloway Rice, of Wesson, are 10 a.m.Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on North Jackson Streetwith burial in the Wesson City Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Rice, 88, died Aug. 4, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Lincoln County on Dec. 13, 1918, to JosephHolloway and Annie Fauver Holloway.

She was a retired inspector for the Potter Co. and manager ofWesson’s Nutrition Center. She was a lifetime resident of Wessonand a member of the Lions Club, American Legion and an activemember of various church groups, such as the Women’s MissionaryUnion. She was a member of Wesson Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, John Rice;her sons, Johnny and Joe Rice; and a daughter, Sue Rice Hudson.

Survivors are her daughters and their spouses, Sharon and J.J.Inman, and Janet and Chuck Kelley, all of Wesson; her sisters,Audrey Alexander, of West Lincoln; Elsie Matthews, of Boulder,Colo., and Lorraine Jones, of Virginia; her grandchildren, LydiaKelley, of Wesson, Chuck Williams, of Wesson, Brian Inman, in Iraq,Tim Rice, of Florida, Mitchell Rice, of Florida, Taylor Rice, ofFlorida, Ronald Rice, of Wesson, Michael Rice, of Brandon, JenniferGray, of Virginia, Brenda Lacharite, of Fort Worth, Texas, ScottHudson, of Jackson, Andy Hudson, of Florida, Laurie Bunch, ofFlowood, and Cathy McCoskey, of Monticello; 11 great-grandchildren;one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jerry Clinton Smith Sr.

Services for Jerry Clinton Smith Sr., of Bogue Chitto, are 3p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at Community Family Funeral Services withburial in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service at thefuneral home.

Mr. Smith, 67, died Aug. 4, 2007, at Mississippi Baptist MedicalCenter. He was born on Feb. 26, 1940, to Harvey Smith and VirgieHunt Smith.

He was owner of Jerry’s Sheet Metal in Port Gibson for nineyears and Brookhaven Sheet Metal for two years.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother; and onesister.

Survivors are his wife, Claudine Smith, of Bogue Chitto; hisson, Jerry Clinton “Cotton” Smith Jr., of Brookhaven; hisdaughters, Sue Leggett and husband Samson, of Bogue Chitto, andRobin Smith, of Fayetteville, N.C.; his brother, John Smith, ofNatchez; his sisters, Inez Gardner and Phyllis Hale, both ofNatchez; and four grandchildren.

Domingo Zapata

Graveside services for Domingo Zapata, of Brookhaven, are 3 p.m.Monday, Aug. 6, at New Sight Cemetery in Brookhaven. RiverwoodFamily Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 1 until 2:30 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Zapata, 61, died Aug. 4, 2007, in Brookhaven. He was born onFeb. 17, 1946, to Ignasio Zapata and Mariaz Vasces Zapata.

He was a truck driver. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

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

Survivors are his daughters, Tammy Foster and husband, Bo,Sheila Halford and Sara Halford; and his 11 grandchildren.