Obituaries for Sunday, August 12, 2007

Published 5:00 am Monday, August 13, 2007

Geneva ‘Jenny’ Gonnellini Geoghegan

Services for Geneva “Jenny” Gonnellini Geoghegan, of Natchez,are 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Assumption Catholic Church withburial in the Natchez City Cemetery. Officiating the service willbe Father David O’Connor. Laird Funeral Home in Natchez is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the serviceat the church.

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Mrs. Geoghegan, 88, died Aug. 10, 2007, at Natchez RegionalMedical Center. She was born in Brookhaven on Oct. 29, 1918, toEugene W. Smith and Letha Ann White Smith.

She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church.

Preceding her in death were her husbands, Robert “Boobie”Gonnellini and William M. “Bill” Geoghegan Sr.; and her daughter,Margaret “Peggy” Clarke.

Survivors are her children, W. M. “Billy” Geoghegan Jr. and wifeLinda, of Lake St. John, La., Tommy Geoghegan, of Natchez, and MaryJo Calcote and husband Mark, of Smithdale; her grandchildren, W.Martin Geoghegan III, Patrick T. Geoghegan, Christopher C.Geoghegan, Geoghegan Clark, Shane Geoghegan, Steven T. Melton, andJohn Allen Melton; four great-grandchildren; her niece, MargaretWilson, of Natchez; her nephew, Louis Spencer Jr., of Natchez; anda special god child, Gloria Gonnellini.

Pallbearers will be Martin Geoghegan, Patrick Geoghegan,Christopher Geoghegan, Justin Geoghegan, Brent Geoghegan, GeogheganClarke, Steven Melton, and John Allen Melton.

Memorials may be made to the Assumption Catholic Church.

Timothy Tremaine Chad O’Neal

Services for Timothy Tremaine Chad O’Neal, of Natchez, are 2:30p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Bright Star Baptist Church in Natchez.Marshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of theservice at the church.

Mr. O’Neal, 19, died Aug. 5, 2007, in Natchez. He was born inNatchez on Dec. 7, 1987, to Beatrice M. O’Neal and TimothyChatman.

Preceding him in death were his father; his great-grandparents;three aunts; and one uncle.

Survivors are his loving mother, Beatrice O’Neal, of Natchez;his brothers, Marcus O’Neal, Calvin O’Neal, and Vantrell O’Neal,all of Natchez, and Pvt. Lamar O’Neal, of Camp TAGI; his daughters,La’Nyria S. O’Neal, of Natchez, and Erin Davis, of Baton Rouge,La.; two grandmothers; two grandfathers; a great grandmother; agreat aunt; three aunts; two uncles; and a host of other relativesand friends.

Mavis Anding Smith

Services for Mavis Anding Smith, of Wesson, are 11 a.m. Tuesday,Aug. 14, at Brookhaven Funeral Home, Jackson Street location, withburial in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Smith, 88, died Aug. 11, 2007, at Brook Manor Nursing Home.She was born in Lincoln County on Dec. 15, 1918, to Johnston Andingand Eunice Case Anding.

She was retired from Kellwood Co. She was a member of MacedoniaBaptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Edgar LeeSmith; two grandchildren, Kathy Lynn Smith and Leonard DonivanSmith; her sister, Yvonne Boyte; and her brother, CarlosAnding.

Survivors are her sons, Leonard Smith and wife Connie, ofWesson, Leland Smith and wife Dorothy, of Brookhaven, Darrell Smithand wife Geraldine, of Brookhaven; her brothers, Denver Anding andDallas Anding, both of Brookhaven; her sister, Eva Nations, ofBrookhaven; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Lena Marvie Lewis Smith

Mrs. Lena Marvie Lewis Smith went to be with the Lord Friday,Aug. 10, at the age of 91, in Brookhaven. Funeral services will beSunday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. at Nola Baptist Church with the Revs.Bobby Smith, Dexter Ware, and Daniel Gandy officiating. Burial willbe in the Holly Springs cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 9p.m. Saturday at the Brookhaven Funeral Home, Natchez Drivelocation.

Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 17, 1916, in Nola to Hardy Dolphus andLouisa Carlisle Lewis. On Dec. 7, 1935, she married Willie Smith,and they had three sons. They were faithful members of Nola BaptistChurch, where she loved teaching children in Sunday school. Sheworked for 25 years at Kellwood Co. in Monticello, making good useof her talent for sewing. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and caringfor her family. Everyone was welcome in her home, which was a placeof love, peace and laughter. She was dearly loved and her gentlespirit and pure heart will be missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers,Younger and Dolphus Lewis; her twin sister, Myra Gandy and othersisters, Jessie Foster and Edna Davis; her husband; and her son,Willie Lester Smith.

Her survivors include two sons, Charles Hardy Smith and his wifeJudy, Alvin Harold Smith and his wife Rhonda; five grandchildren,Susanne Jennings, Stuart Hardy Smith, Emily Corzine, StephanieMoore, and Summer Stracener; ten great-grandchildren, Sydney andEthan Jennings, Caleb, Brooke, and Drew Hardy Smith, Jacob, Joshua,and Macy Beth Moore, and GraceAnn and Ana Leigh Stracener; andseveral nieces and nephews.

“There’s a vacant place in our homes

Our eyes are filled with tears

Since from us has gone

Our mother, we loved so dear.

She was so precious to us

We cannot understand

But God she did trust

So He’s taken her to that beautiful land.

Mother, dear, we will always miss you,

A voice so tender and sweet

But some day up in heaven

We pray, that we all shall meet.”

Poem written for Louisa Carlisle Lewis by herchildren