Obituaries for Sunday, March 16, 2008

Published 5:00 am Monday, March 17, 2008

George ‘Tip’ Fairman Sr.

Services for George “Tip” Fairman Sr., of Brookhaven, are 11a.m. Monday, March 17, at Siloam M.B. Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. Williams Mortuary is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. at the funeralhome.

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Mr. Fairman, 56, died March 11, 2008, at University ofMississippi Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 30, 1952, toAnthony Fairman and Rosilee Fairman.

He was disabled. He was a member of Macedonia United MethodistChurch and a 1970 graduate of West Lincoln High School.

Preceding him in death were his father, Anthony Fairman; and hisbrother, Jimmie Fairman.

Survivors are his mother, Rosilee Fairman, of Brookhaven; hiswife, Lillie Mae Fairman, of Brookhaven; his sons, Greg Fairman andwife Vicky, George Fairman Jr. and wife Treina, Tyrell Fairman andwife Lucretia, and Troy McClendon, all of Brookhaven; his brothers,Charles Fairman and wife Judy, of Chicago, Ill., Anthony FairmanJr., of Ontario, Calif., and Harvey Fairman and wife Emma, andRobert Fairman, all of Brookhaven; and his sisters, Elease andhusband Bo Gearing, of Los Angeles, Calif., Dorothy and husbandJohn Smith, of South Holland, Ill., Jewelene and husband HarveyWaller, of Palmdale, Calif., Velma and husband Tony McCray, ofVilla Ridge, Ill., Mable and husband, L.D. Jones, of Brookhaven,and Rosie Dodd, of Sauk Village, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and manyother relatives.

Gregory ‘Aaron’ Sanford

Services for Gregory “Aaron” Sanford, of Denham Springs, La.,are 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Riverwood Family Funeral ServicesChapel with burial in Union Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Sanford, 32, died March 12, 2008, in Baton Rouge, La. He wasborn on July 10, 1975, to Gregory Keith Sanford and Millie CothernSanford Wingate.

He was an electrician. He was a member of Easthaven BaptistChurch and was an avid deer hunter and fisherman.

Preceding him in death were his father, Gregory Keith Sanford;his grandmother, Maxine Sanford; and his grandfather, NormanSanford.

Survivors are his wife, Melissa Sibley Sanford; his mother,Millie Cothern Sanford Wingate; his stepfather, David Wingate; hisdaughters, Sarah Sanford and Emily Sibley; his son, CameronSanford; his sister, Katie Wingate and friend, Matt Janes; hisniece, Melody Janes; and his maternal grandparents, Welton andMearl Boyd Cothern, and Wayne and Joan Wingate.

Pallbearers will be Welton Cothern, Adam Kennedy, Jody Wheeler,Chris Trasie, Duston Case and Levi Upton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Sanford, Jeremy Sanford,Rickie Kennedy, Danny Smith, Howard Reed, Travis Bond and RodneyBailey.

Brooks Ashton Smith

Services for Brooks Ashton Smith, of Brookhaven, are 4 p.m.Sunday, March 16, at Riverwood Family Funeral Services Chapel withburial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Brooks, 10, died March 13, 2008, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on May 6, 1997, to Mark Ashton Smith and KathyCase Smith.

He was a fifth grader at West Lincoln School. He was a member ofGum Grove Baptist Church.

Brooks was active in youth baseball, basketball and soccer. Heloved to hunt with his Dad and enjoyed being with his friends.

Preceding him in death were his paternal great-grandparents,Russell Smith, of Brookhaven, and Mr. and Mrs. Lenwood O. King, ofHolden, La.; and his maternal great-grandparents, Houston and AnnieDurr, of Brookhaven, and Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Case, ofBrookhaven.

Survivors are his parents; his brother, Cole Paxton Smith; hisaunt, Kimberly Mitchell and husband Wayne, of Madison; his uncles,Les Case, and Jason Smith and wife Heather, all of Brookhaven; hiscousins, Grant Abbey, of Madison, Anna Katelyn, Jacob, Jonah andJackson Smith, all of Brookhaven, and Samantha Mitchell, ofBandera, Texas; his maternal grandparents, Leston and Judy Case, ofBrookhaven; his paternal grandparents, Cameron and Linda Smith, ofMadison; and his paternal great-grandmother, Thelma SnyderSmith.

Robert Woodrow Wilson Jr.

Services for Robert Woodrow Wilson Jr., of Centreville, are 1p.m. Monday, March 17, at Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church in Centrevillewith burial in Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Gloster. Marshall Funeral Homeis in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the serviceat the church.

Mr. Wilson, 61, died March 12, 2008, at Field Memorial Hospitalin Centreville. He was born in Amite County on Feb. 9, 1947, toRobert and Lula Wilson.

He was a member of the NAACP in Amite County.

Preceding him in death were his father, Robert Woodrow WilsonSr.

Survivors are his wife, Rosie Wilson, of Centreville; his son,Keith Wilson; his mother, Lula Wilson; his sisters, Essie Mays andDebbie Wilson; his brother, Mack Wilson; and many nieces, nephews,other relatives and friends.