Obituaries for Monday, February 9, 2009

Published 6:00 am Monday, February 9, 2009

Shiva ‘Little Mike’ Behal

Memorial services for Shiva “Little Mike” Behal, of Brookhaven,were 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Riverwood Family Funeral ServiceChapel. Riverwood Family Funeral Service was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Behal, 18, died Feb. 6, 2009, in Gallman. He was born onOct. 10, 1990, to Rajesh Behal and Swami V. Giri Behal.

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He was a storeowner. He was of the Hindu faith.

Survivors are his parents; and a sister, Vrinda Behal, ofBrookhaven.

Ruby Smith Boggan

Ruby Smith Boggan, of Meadville, died peacefully on Feb. 7,2009, at age 96. She was born Oct. 28, 1912, in Scott County to thelate Jim and Tinie Hawkins Smith.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, 
William E.Boggan; and four brothers; Earl, Cliff, Troy and Dorsey Smith.

“Mrs. Boggan”, as she was affectionately known throughoutFranklin County, was a schoolteacher for nearly 50 years. Shetouched the lives of thousands of children and taught severalgenerations of many families. She was a very special lady. She madeeach of her students feel special in her love and gentle attentiontoward each of them. In addition to being a caring teacher anddevoted servant of God, she was a loving wife, mother, sister,grandmother, and great-grandmother whose spirit of strength andsupport will be greatly missed. Mrs. Boggan is survived by her twochildren, Laura Ann Boggan Tyson, of Bude, and William Joe Boggan,of Idaho; a brother, Billy Ray Smith, of Clinton; her fourgrandchildren, Ann Tyson Speyer, of Virginia, Jodi Boggan Rush, ofTexas, Barry Tyson, of Meadville, and Shannon Boggan, of Maryland;nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relativesand friends, including her close friend of 65 years, LorenaDean.

A viewing will be held from 4 until 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 10,2009, at First Baptist Church in Bude. Funeral services will beheld immediately following the viewing at 7 p.m. Graveside serviceswill be held at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery near Mendenhallat 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville is in charge of theservices.

Billy Wayne Brown

Services for Billy Wayne Brown, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burialin Montgomery Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogue Chitto.

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

Mr. Brown, 67, died Feb. 8, 2009, at the University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born on April 14,1941, to Cephus Elvin Brown and Mildred Inis Brown.

He retired from the Mississippi State Highway Department. He wasof the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his brothers,Hervie W. Brown and Fermon C. Brown.

Survivors are his wife of 47 years, Judith Maurrice Boyte Brown;his sons, Terry Wayne Brown, Timmy Lynn Brown, Tony William Brownand wife, Lisa, all of Brookhaven; a daughter, Tina Brown Douglas,of Wesson; a sister, Joyce Elaine Brown Cade, of McComb; his 10grandchildren, Cody Brown, Kelby Brown, Kelly Brown, Cam Lofton,Kayla Lofton, Shawn Thibodeaux, Dustin Thibodeaux, Christian Brown,Katie Brown and Kristi Portrey; and his four great-grandchildren,James Portrey, Dakota Portrey, Lydia Torres and Collin Conn.

Maxine Turner Buchanan

Services for Maxine Turner Buchanan, of Monticello, are 2 p.m.Monday, Feb. 9, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inMonticello Municipal Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Buchanan, 87, died Feb. 7, 2009, at her residence. She wasborn on Sept. 20, 1921, to A.C. Turner and Christine ThomasTurner.

She was retired after 32 years with Kellwood as an inspector.She was of the Baptist faith and attended Bethel Baptist Church inMonticello.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Herman LeeBuchanan; and her brother, Riley Turner.

Survivors are her son, Willard Griffin, of Monticello; threegrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.