Obituaries for Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, July 1, 2008

James Smith

Services for James Smith, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m. Tuesday,July 1, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial inFriendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Smith, 84, died June 29, 2008, at his residence. He was bornon March 16, 1924, to Robert Lee Smith and Blanch C. Smith.

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He was in the oil and construction fields. He was chief engineerin maintenance and retired after 20 years from King’s DaughtersMedical Center. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Heserved in the United States Navy and was on the U.S. Custer as agunner during World War II in the South Pacific. Mr. Smith enjoyedcountry living, raising cattle, fishing, turkey hunting, andespecially deer hunting with friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers and theirwives, Harvey R. Smith and Winnie Smith, and Randolph Smith andLouise.

Survivors are his wife of 64 years, Annie Clara Case Smith; hisnephew, Paul Preston Smith and wife, Lola Jean Smith, of Natchez;his nieces, Neta Fay Case and husband, Dennis Case, of Baton Rogue,Veda Grace Britt and husband, Dykes Britt, and Brenda Joyce Caseand husband, Harry S. Case, of Brookhaven; his sister-in-law, LoyceT. Smith, of Bogue Chitto; and many very special family members andfriends that have stood by so faithful.

Herbert Stevenson Woolley

Services for Herbert Stevenson Woolley, of Brookhaven, were 11a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burialin the Woolley Family Cemetery in Caseyville.

Mr. Woolley, 79, died June 28, 2008, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Caseyville in 1929, toStonewall Jackson Woolley and Lozier Northern Woolley.

He was a United States Army veteran. He worked as a ProductionField Superintendent for Conoco Oil Company. Mr. Woolley was amember of the Blue Lodge No. 241, and the Shriner Wahabi Temple. In2007 he received his 50-year Masonic ring and lapel pin. He was amember of Damascus Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Frances RayBass; his brothers, Purvis Woolley, Clayton Woolley, PrentissWoolley and Edgar Woolley; and his sisters, Wessie W. Smith, AnnieWoolley and Luna Herring.

Survivors are his sons, Julius Stevenson “Steve” Woolley, ofBrookhaven, and Nolan Herbert Woolley, of Crystal Springs; hisdaughter, Susan Mignon Woolley, of Caseyville; his sister, Eula W.Pierce, of Jackson; his grandchildren, T.J. Dunn, of Brookhaven,Stevenson Mignon Dunn, of Brookhaven, and Herbert Reason Chandler,of Caseyville; his niece, Jane Woolley Bounds, of Brookhaven; hissister-in-law, Inez Woolley, of Brookhaven; and many dear lifelongfriends.