Obituaries for Monday, November 10, 2008
Albert Lee Smith
Services for Albert Lee Smith, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m. Wednesday,Nov. 12, at Siloam M.B. Church in Brookhaven with burial in thechurch cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday from 1 until 6 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.
Mr. Smith, 57, died Nov. 6, 2008, at Southwest Mississippi RegionalCenter in McComb. He was born in Lincoln County on June 27, 1951,to Robert Lee “Buck” Smith and Virgie Mae Kelly.
He was disabled. He was a member of Siloam M.B. Church.
Preceding him in death were his mother; a sister, Oma Lee Smith;and a granddaughter, Nahkia Lyons.
Survivors are his father; his companion, Shirl Christmas, ofBrookhaven; his sons, Calvin Haynes and wife, Felicia, DerrickChristmas and James Christmas, all of Brookhaven; his daughters,Patricia Smith, Patricia Newsome and husband, Darrell Newsome Sr.,and Dianna Christmas, all of Brookhaven; his sisters, LucilleRankin, Brenda May, both of Mobile, Ala., Catherine Smith,Priscilla Garner and husband, Leroy, all of Brookhaven; hisbrothers, Michael Curtis and wife, Priscilla, of Mobile, Ala.,Billy Ray Smith and wife, Thelma, of Atlanta, Ga.; Jerry Smith andwife, Alice, of Summit, Calvin Smith and Clifton Smith and wife,Gloria, all of Brookhaven; his 11 grandchildren; and agreat-grandchild.
Geraldine Crum Watkins
Services for Geraldine Crum Watkins, of Robstown, Texas, are 2 p.m.Monday, Nov. 10, at Highway 44 Church of Christ in Robstown withburial in Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery. Sawyer-George FuneralHome in Corpus Christi, Texas is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Watkins, 75, died Nov. 7, 2008, at a Corpus Christi hospital.She was born in Bogue Chitto on March 1, 1933, to Ernest and MattieLaird Johnston.
Mrs. Watkins married Lawrence Crum in 1950 and spent the next 20years as a preacher’s wife. After her husband passed away whileserving as minister at Highway 44 Church of Christ, she wasemployed as a bank teller at State National Bank in Robstown. Latershe married W.R. “Pug” Watkins. She was a member of Highway 44Church of Christ. She loved the Lord and her family.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Lawrence Crum; herhusband, W.R. “Pug” Watkins; and a grandson, Quinton Crum.
Survivors are her daughters, Nancy Crum, of Robstown, and MarthaWilks and husband, Darwin, of Grapevine, Texas; a son, David Crumand wife, Amber, of Robstown; a brother, Elwin Johnston, of BogueChitto; his six grandchildren, Bobby Hestand and wife, Traci,Jeseph Crum, Brandon Stover, Bobbi Stover, and Jay Walthall andwife, Shannon, and Jill Walthall; a great-grandchild, Adam Hestand;numerous nieces and nephews; and her church family at Highway 44Church of Christ.
The Rev. William Lloyd Williams
The Rev. William Lloyd Williams, 76, of Tucker, Ga., died Nov. 8,2008, of cancer at his home.
He is survived by his loving family; his wife, Jane; his twodaughters and sons-in-law, Margie and Randy Greer and Becky andBobby Harris; a stepson, William Robison Foster and wife, Sue; andhis grandchildren, Katie and Bryan Haynes, David and Daniel Harrisand Sarah and Matt Greer.
The Rev. Williams was born April 27, 1932, in Brookhaven. He was agraduate of Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis,Tenn., and Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.with Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Divinity degrees. He was afaithful Presbyterian, serving as pastor of several churches inIndiana. Most of his 25 years in the ministry were spent as pastorof the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood, Ind.
The Rev. Williams loved woodworking and construction and, after hisretirement, started a small construction company in Atlanta, Ga. Heenjoyed building and making repairs for friends and neighbors. Hewas an avid golfer and enjoyed the associations and friends that hemade on the golf course. The Rev. Williams will be rememberedaffectionately for his strength, warmth, sense of humor andfaithfulness.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. atH. M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill Chapel with the Rev. Dr.D. Scott Weimer, senior pastor of North Avenue Presbyterian Church,officiating. Family visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesdayfrom 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will take place following the service atFloral Hills Memory Gardens in Tucker.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to NorthAvenue Presbyterian Church, 607 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Ga.30308.