Oituaries for Thursday, October 25, 2007

Published 5:00 am Friday, October 26, 2007

Gloria Ann ‘Bo’ Williams Peartree Byrd

Services for Gloria Ann “Bo” Williams Peartree Byrd, ofBrookhaven, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, atFriendship Missionary Baptist Church in Brookhaven with burial inSt. Luke Church Cemetery in McCall Creek. Williams Mortuary is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 2 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home,with family hour from 6 until 7 p.m.

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Mrs. Byrd, 54, died Oct. 20, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Franklin County on Oct. 6, 1953, to WilsonWilliams and Mary Williams.

She was retired. She was a member of Pleasant Grove BaptistChurch in Summit.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Ossie”Bigun” Byrd; her son. Tony Terell Peartree; her stepdaughters,Gloria Weathersby, Wyline Byrd and Josephine Winston; her sister,Willie Mae Kelly; and her brother, Al Jessie Williams.

Survivors are her son, Guy Williams, of Brookhaven; herstepsons, E.C. Byrd, of Brookhaven, Wayne Cooper, of Monticello,and Corey Green, of Los Angeles, Calif.; her daughter, PhylissPeartree, of Brookhaven; her stepdaughters, Mary Jean Henderson andMattie Byrd, both of Brookhaven, and Ernestine Burks, of Meadville;her brothers, James Williams, of Amite, La., Jimmie Williams, ofChicago, Ill., and Larry Williams, of Brookhaven; her sisters,Marilyn Henry, of Brookhaven, and Katie Mae Young, of Baton Rouge,La.; her 23 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, otherrelatives and friends.

Barbara Ann Pennington Farmer

Services for Barbara Ann Pennington Farmer, of Natchez, will beheld at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at First Baptist Church inNatchez with the Rev. Bill Hurt officiating. Burial will follow atGreenlawn Cemetery. Laird Funeral Home in Natchez is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the serviceat the church.

Mrs. Farmer, 66, died Oct. 23, 2007, at her residence. She wasborn in Monticello on April 2, 1941, to Farrell and EdnaPennington.

She was educated in the Adams County Public Schools. She was alifelong member of First Baptist Church in Natchez. She was adevoted wife, mother and “Maw Maw” to her family.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her sister, RobbiePennington Arnold; and her niece, Diane Arnold Priest.

Survivors are her husband, Henry K. Farmer Sr.; her sons, HenryK. Farmer Jr. and wife Marla, of Natchez, and Gary Farmer and wifeLiz, of Natchez; her grandchildren, Jordan B. Farmer, Madison A.Farmer, Trevor W. Farmer and Brock D. Farmer; her Uncle EarlLambert and wife Zelma, of Natchez; and her Aunt Helen Ballard, ofMonticello; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, brothers-in-lawand sisters-in-law, and many lifelong friends.

Pallbearers are Tommy Davis, William Davis, Billy Ray Farmer,Roy Farmer Jr., Jonathon Foster, Ken Price and David White.

Online condolences may be made to the family atwww.lairdfh.com.

Robert Grandberry

Services for Robert Grandberry, of Monticello, will be held at11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Oak Grove Missionary BaptistChurch in Monticello with burial in the church cemetery. WilliamsMortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 2 until 5 p.m. at the funeral home,and on Saturday from 10 until 11 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Grandberry, 94, died Oct. 18, 2007, at Lawrence CountyNursing Home in Monticello. He was born on Dec. 15, 1912, to WylieGrandberry and Lizzie Grandberry.

He was retired. He was a member of Oak Grove M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, EstellaGrandberry; his daughter, Dorothy Terry; his sisters, MaryGrandberry and Laura Tucker; his brothers, Willie Grandberry,Harvey Lee Grandberry, Charlie Grandberry and Carsie Grandberry;and his two stepchildren.

Survivors are his sons, Lloyd Grandberry, of Chicago, Ill., andRickey Grandberry, of Michigan; his daughters, Betty Anderson andMartha Philpot, both of Chicago; his sisters, Edna McCoy and LettieJohnson, both of Chicago, and Maggie Baggett, of Monticello; hisbrother, George Grandberry, of Monticello; his 24 grandchildren;and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and relatives.

Howard R. Hailey

Services for Howard R. Hailey, of Hazlehurst, will be held at 11a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at Stringer Family Funeral Chapel inHazlehurst with burial in New Providence Cemetery.

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

Mr. Hailey, 88, died Oct. 24, 2007, at his residence.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Copiah County exceptfor the 25 years served in the United States Air Force. He was acattleman. He was a member of New Providence Baptist Church, WessonAmerican Legion, and the John Galsbreath Masonic Lodge. He was anavid hunter.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Ruth King Hailey; his son,William H. Hailey; and his two sisters and one brother.

Survivors are his brother, Scott F. Hailey of Wesson; twonephews, three nieces and a special cousin and caregiver.

John W. ‘Billy’ McDaniel

Services for John W. “Billy” McDaniel, of the Mt. Canaancommunity near Tylertown, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.25, at Craft Funeral Home Chapel in McComb with burial in Rose HillCemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the serviceat the funeral home.

Mr. McDaniel, 78, formerly of Brookhaven, died Oct. 18, 2007, atSouthwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb. He wasborn in Brookhaven on Feb. 28, 1934, to Fred McDaniel and EthelByrd McDaniel.

He was a shoesmith. He was a member of Mt. Canaan BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Claudette McDaniel, of Brookhaven; hisdaughter, Claudette McDaniel, of Brookhaven; his sons, BennieMcDaniel and wife Mae, and Ronnie Robinson, all of Brookhaven, andCarzell Smith, of Tylertown; his sisters, Mary McDaniel and FeliciaMcDaniel, both of Brookhaven, Alfreda Patton and Barbara Allen,both of McComb, and Cora Whittington, of Moss Point; his brothers,Will McDaniel, of Shelby, Eugene McDaniel, of Pascagoula, LouisMcDaniel, of Brookhaven, Leon McDaniel, of Louisiana, ChauncyMcDaniel and Bennie McDaniel, both of Paducah, Ky., James McDanieland Fred McDaniel, both of Michigan, Carl Carter, of Paducah; hisdaughter-in-law, Margaret McDaniel, of Brookhaven; and his eightgrandchildren.

M. Lynwood Smith

Services for M. Lynwood Smith, of Wesson, will be held at 2 p.m.on Friday, Oct. 26, at New Salem Church of Christ in Brookhavenwith burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 2 until 9 p.m. at Brookhaven Funeralhome on North Jackson Street.

Bro. Smith, 83, died Oct. 24, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on March 27, 1924, to RanceSmith and Lillian Smith.

He was a retired Church of Christ evangelist, which allowed himto travel the United States and the world. Bro. Smith was theauthor of several books and had written numerous gospel hymns thathad been recorded. He was a member of New Salem Church ofChrist.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are numerous cousins, nephews and nieces who loved himdearly.

Ula Lee Wells

Services for Ula Lee Wells, of Monticello and formerly of NewOrleans, La., will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, atWilliams Mortuary Chapel with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery inBrookhaven.

Visitation is Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the serviceat the funeral home.

Mrs. Wells, 82, died Oct. 18, 2007, at Forrest General Hospitalin Hattiesburg. She was born on Oct. 8, 1925, to Joseph LaDay andAdline LaDay.

She was retired. She was a member of God Teach Us Your WayMinistry in Liberty.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, John E.Brown and Livingston Wells; her brothers, Earl Harris, Floyd LaDay,L.J. LaDay, Joseph LaDay and Leo LaDay; and her sister, ClaraLaDay.

Survivors are her daughter, Rosa Lee Brown, of Little Rock,Ark.; her six grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and sevengreat-great-grandchildren.