Published 6:41 pm Thursday, April 8, 2010
Services for Belbert Smith, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m. Saturday,April 10, at Beulah Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Brookhaven,with burial in Carver Heights Cemetery in Brookhaven. WilliamsMortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Smith, 71, died April 5, 2010, at his residence. He was born inLincoln County on July 13, 1938, to Elton Smith Sr. and Mary L.Bell Smith.
He was retired. He was a member of Mt. Wade Missionary BaptistChurch.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his son, Robert EarlBaker; his sisters, Agnes Hunter, Leona Young and Anna Lee Allen;and one great-grandson.
Survivors are his wife, Bertha Smith, of Brookhaven; his sons,Willie Bell, of San Diego, Calif., Neno Holmes, of McComb, RonnyBrown, Duaine Gayten and wife Karen, Kevin Gayten and Jarvis “JayJ” Smith, all of Brookhaven; his daughters, Debra Smith ofHazlehurst, and her fiancé, Troy Tanner, and Felice Lyles andhusband Ronald, of Brookhaven; his brothers, Willie B. Smith andwife Florine, of Brookhaven, Elton Smith Jr. and wife Willye Neal,McKinley Smith and wife Lou, and Lee Edward Smith and wife Pamela,all of Chicago, Ill.; his sisters, Annie Ruth Robinson, DianeWallace and husband Darnie, and Shirley Harris, all of Brookhaven;his 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and a host ofnieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.