Belbert Smith

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.

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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.