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James Edward ‘Ed’ Crosby

Services for James Edward “Ed” Crosby, of Brookhaven, are 10a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapelin Brookhaven with burial in Cold Springs Church of Christ Cemeteryin Bogue Chitto.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Crosby, 71, died Dec. 10, 2009, at his residence. He wasborn on July 22, 1938, to Burton Eldridge Crosby and Mildred”Billie” Aldridge Crosby.

He was a retired machinist for Letourneau. He also served in theArmy National Guard. He was a member of Cold Springs Church ofChrist. Mr. Crosby loved gardening and riding his tractor. Heparticipated in the Brookhaven Farmer’s Market and thoroughlyenjoyed visiting with old and new friends. He was an avid fishermanand enjoyed hunting. His recent fishing trips with his nephew MitchFoster and brother-in-law Leonard Foster were the highlights ofmany days.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Burton Eldridge Crosbyand Mildred “Billie” Aldridge Crosby; his brothers, David Crosby,Buddy Crosby, Wilmer Crosby and Pat Crosby; and a sister, SusieWaltman.

Survivors are his wife, Violet Allen Crosby; a son, DavidMitchell Crosby, of Portland, Maine; his daughters, Debra RenaeSmith, of Brookhaven, and Susan Crosby Nichols and husband, Al, ofMendenhall; his brothers, Mike Crosby, of Bogue Chitto, and CarrollCrosby, of Natchez; and his four grandchildren, Christopher JamesSylvestri, of Monroe, La., Rebecca Sylvestri Gillen and husband,Dain, of Baker, La., Mason Landon Smith, of Brookhaven, and JudsonNoal Smith, of Huntsville, Texas.

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