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Obituaries for Monday, March 10, 2008

Barbara Ann Mizell Allred

Services for Barbara Ann Mizell Allred will be held at noon onWednesday, March 12, at Hartman Funeral Home in McComb with burialin Montgomery Cemetery. The Rev. Mike McKee will officiate.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home,and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mrs. Allred was born on Oct. 14, 1956, in Franklinton, La., toFrank and Ruth Mizell. Thomas E. Allred took Barbara’s hand inmarriage in 1981.

She was a member of Montgomery Baptist Church for many years.She retired from Kellwood Co., in Summit after 26 years. Mrs.Allred was extremely devoted to her family and friends. She alwaysenjoyed making her family and friends feel loved and welcomed withher good cooking and her good loving heart. For years they grewgardens full of vegetables and truckbeds full of catfish werecaught making many memories for Barbara and Thomas through theyears. She loved talking and playing with her children andgrandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brother, EddieMizell; her father-in-law, T.J. Allred; and mother-in-law, NellAllred.

Survivors are her husband of 28 years, Thomas Allred, of Summit;her sons, James Earl Allred, of Bogue Chitto, Michael T. Allred andwife Tammy, of Bogue Chitto, and Thomas Neil Allred of Summit; herdaughter, Misty Ann Ainsworth, of Maurepas, La.; her brothers, PaulK. Mizell, of Franklinton, and Luther Mizell and wife Lisa, ofMonroe, La.; her sisters, Shirley Mizell and Carrie Thomas, both ofFranklinton; her sisters-in-law, Jean Whittington and Patsy Johnsonand husband Bill, all of Summit; her grandchildren, Alan MichaelAllred, Breeanna Smith, Kasey Smith, Jacob Smith and Jasper DeanThomas Allred; her nieces and nephews, Amanda Slaughter and husbandAdam, Melinda Allred, Lisa Cooper, Brian Mizell and wife Casandra,Heath Thomas and wife Joanna, April Thomas, and Gary and VickieMizell.

Pallbearers are Alan Michael Allred, Adam Slaughter, SteveWinborne, Aubrey Wallace, Brian Mizell and Heath Thomas.

Lovida L. Ratcliff Clyburn

Lovida L. Ratcliff Clyburn, 86, of Brookhaven, left his earthlyworld to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in her newheavenly home while at her daughter’s residence in the Loyd Starcommunity on Saturday, March 8, 2008.

Services will be held at Community Funeral Services Chapel at 2p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, with burial at the Church of JesusChrist of Latter-day Saints in the Red Star Ward, beside her firsthusband who died in 1956 on this same date.

Visitation will be held on Monday at the funeral home from 5until 9 p.m.

She was born in Lincoln County on Dec. 3, 1921, to William Cardand Mae Albritton Lawrence.

She was a longtime member of Southway Baptist Church. She was aretired employee with the Brookhaven School System as a cafeteriaworker and also a former employee of Stahl-Urban and Gibson’sDiscount Store. She loved to garden, quilt, sew and cook. Shedearly loved her Lord and her family.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, E.C.Lawrence, of Wiggins; her sisters, Onedia Simmons Smith, ofBrookhaven, and Lavaun Cupit, of Ferriday, La.; her husbands,Barney E. Ratcliff and William Earl Clyburn; and her son-in-law,Danny McCullough.

She is survived by her sons, Melvin and Dixie (Dye) Ratcliff, ofFlorence, Randy and Addie (Root) Ratcliff; and one daughter whodevotedly took care of her, Janet Ratcliff McCullough; her sister,Lavelle L. White, all of Brookhaven; her grandchildren, ChristiRatcliff Myers, Vikki Ratcliff, Mel Ratcliff, Jason Ratcliff, ToddRatcliff and Keesha Ratcliff; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Jared Myers, David Corley, Gery Cupit, DavidMcCullough, Robby Channel and Ronny Lawrence.

Billy Don ‘Bird-Dog’ Reid

Services for Billy Don “Bird-Dog” Reid, of Monticello, will beheld at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 10, at Tilton United MethodistChurch with burial in Tilton Cemetery in Lawrence County. WilsonFuneral Home in Monticello is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Reid, 57, died March 8, 2008, at his residence. He was bornin Mississippi on July 8, 1951, to G.W. Reid and Francise CarneyReid.

He worked in the oil field. He was a veteran of the UnitedStates Army Special Forces and served during the Vietnam era. Hewas a member of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his brothers, SamualAnthony Reid and Charles Walter Reid.

Survivors are his son, Billy Clyde Reid, of Monticello; hisdaughters, Miranda Faye Reid, Molly Virginia Reid and Makata JoeReid, all of Monticello; his brother, Gerald Wayne Reid, ofMonticello; and his grandsons, Cooper Haze Reid and Cash ClydeReid, both of Monticello.

Curtis P. ‘C.P.’ Smith

Services for Curtis P. “C.P.” Smith, of Natchez, will be held at2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, at First Pentecostal Church withburial in New Salem Church of Christ Cemetery in Brookhaven. TheRev. James Johnson will officiate. Laird Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the church and onWednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Mr. Smith, 73, died March 8, 2008, in Jackson. He was born inBrookhaven on Feb. 27, 1935, to Earl J. and Lillie Louise LairdSmith.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and had retired fromArmstrong Tire and Rubber Co.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, LouisSmith and Shirley Smith.

Survivors are his wife, Janet Smith, of Natchez; his daughter,Regina Rand and husband Donald, of Natchez; his son, Reggie Smithand wife Denise, of Vidalia, La.; his grandchildren, Ashlea Rand,Shelby Smith and Bo Smith; his sisters, Pauline Falvey, ofBrookhaven, Yvonne Cothren, of Natchez, and Marjorie Haney, ofCrosby; a special aunt, Tommie Laird, of Natchez; very specialin-laws; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Gary Smith, Adrian Day, Kenny Jackson, LavonneHamilton, Tracey Whitehead and Bubba Dill.

Honorary pallbearers are Jack Byrd, Jack Whitehead, andemployees of Great River Chevrolet-Cadillac-GMC.

The family extends special thanks to Dr. Edward Daly, Dr. JohnP. O’Brien, Dr. Kenneth Stubbs and employees at Natchez RegionalMedical Center; the employees and doctors of the MICU at UniversityMedical Center; Dr. Rajesh Patel; special nurses Shauna and Connie;and employees of Select Specialty Hospital.

Henryetta Kayes Townsend

A memorial service for Henryetta Kayes Townsend, of Brookhaven,will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, at the chapel ofFirst United Methodist Church in Brookhaven.

Mrs. Townsend, 95, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at HospiceMinistries. She was born in Norfield on Aug. 12, 1912.

She attended Whitworth College and graduated from William Carey.She earned her master’s degree from the University of Virginia.Mrs. Townsend taught special reading in the Arlington, Virginiapublic school system. She retired in 1973, moving back toBrookhaven. She was a member of First United Methodist Church inBrookhaven.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dabney WinstonTownsend Sr.

Survivors are her sons, Dabney Winston Townsend Jr., ofSavannah, Ga., and Henry Kayes Townsend, of Manassas, Va.; and hergranddaughter, Victoria Kayes Townsend.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church inBrookhaven.