Obituaries for Sunday, September 14, 2008

Published 5:00 am Thursday, September 18, 2008

Willie E. McGee

Services for Willie E. McGee, of Bogue Chitto, are 3 p.m.Monday, Sept. 15, at Calvary Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. The Revs. Trent Bilbo and Hal Hatten willofficiate. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home andMonday from 2 until 3 p.m. at the church.

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Mr. McGee, 70, died Sept. 13, 2008, in Brookhaven. He was bornon Jan. 11, 1938, to Virgil E. McGee and Maude Leggett.

He was the owner of Southern Electric Works and a member ofCalvary Baptist Church. He was a 1956 graduate of Bogue ChittoSchool and a 1958 graduate of Co-Lin, where he was inducted intothe Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and an infantdaughter.

Survivors are his wife of 51 years, Rowena McGee; his daughters,Cindy Wallace and husband, Gerald, Sandra Rials and husband,Harold, and Stacy Leake and husband, Jason, all of Bogue Chitto;his brothers, Joe McGee, of Bogue Chitto, and Jackie McGee, ofBrookhaven; his sister, Sarah Nell Rutledge, of Bogue Chitto; hisgrandchildren, Adam Wallace, Blake Wallace, Mattie Rials, GrantLeake, Olivia Rials and Karly Leake; and his great-grandchild,Cambrie Laken Wallace.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Leggett, Randy Leggett, Andrew McGee,Joe Dan Leggett, Dan Leggett, Tommy Sasser, Greg Allen and BrianRutledge.

Honorary pallbearers will be the co-owners and employees ofSouthern Electric Works and Southern Welding Supply.

Memorials or gifts may be made to the Calvary Baptist ChurchBuilding or Cemetery Fund.

Loyce Wallace Smith

Services for Loyce Wallace Smith, of Bogue Chitto, are 11 a.m.Monday, Sept. 15, at Calvary Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge ofarrangements.

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

Mrs. Smith, 83, died Sept. 12, 2008, in Bogue Chitto. She wasborn on Nov. 17, 1924, to Luster Wallace and Minnie Rae MoakWallace.

She was retired from Stahl-Urban. She was a member of CalvaryBaptist Church. She was an avid gardener who also enjoyed quiltingand spending time with the joys of her life, her grandchildren andgreat-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Randolph Smith; herson-in-law, Garland Crosby; her brothers, Arthur Wallace, MartinWallace, Jewell Wallace and L.C. Wallace Jr.; and her sisters,Pearl Haver and Ruth Bryant; and many special nieces, nephews andfriends.

Survivors are her daughter, Shirley Ann Tedder Crosby, of BogueChitto; her brother, J.H. Reeves, of Summit; her grandchildren,Derek Crosby and wife, Rebecca, of Brookhaven, Don Crosby, of BogueChitto, Amy Crosby Cupit and husband, Brad, of Brookhaven, andKaren Crosby Fahner, of Bogue Chitto; and her great-grandchildren,Logan, Bretton, Connor, Colby, and Kara Beth Crosby, Kyle andKassidy Cupit, and Chloe Fahner.

Pallbearers will be Derek Crosby, Don Crosby, Brad Cupit, LoganCrosby, Bretton Crosby and Colby Crosby.

Honorary pallbearers will be Connor Crosby and Kyle Cupit.

Helen Barnes Watts

Services for Helen Barnes Watts, of Monticello, are 2 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 14, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inMasonic Cemetery.

Mrs. Watts, 81, died Sept. 13, 2008, at Lawrence County NursingHome. She was born in Oakvale on Nov. 8, 1926, to Cleve Barnes andElla Hathorn Barnes.

She was a retired secretary for Georgia-Pacific. She was amember of Monticello Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Tom RayWatts; and her brother.

Survivors are her son, Jackie Watts, of Monticello; and herdaughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Pete Matthews, ofMonticello.