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Mary Bernice Smith Calcote

Funeral services for Mary Bernice Smith Calcote are 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at New Hope United Methodist Church with interment in the New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church.calcote

Mary Bernice Smith Calcote passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in the Loyd Star Community in Brookhaven.

She was born on Nov. 17, 1915, to Granberry Smith and Eula Smith Smith.

She was a lifelong resident of the Loyd Star Community. Mrs. Calcote was a homemaker and a devoted lifelong member of New Hope United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and of the quilters. She enjoyed working in her vegetable garden, fishing, preparing meals for her family and watching over her cows. She was a member of the LLL club and Lincoln County Homemakers Club. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Preceding her in death was her husband of 47 years, Cade Vernon Calcote; parents, Granberry and Eula Smith; daughters, Virginia Ray Calcote, Mary Janice Smith Satterfield and Flora Jean Byrd; grandson, Jason Michael Calcote; sisters, Helen Robin and Winnie Smith, and a brother, Ed Smith.

Survivors Include her children; Chester Calcote and wife Cheryl of Zachary, La., Charles Calcote and wife Cathy, Cade Michael Calcote andwife Cheryl, both of Brookhaven, and Linda Fay Seymour and husband Gerald of Ocean Springs.

She is also survived by two brothers, Hoyt Smith and Dewey Smith; 14 grandchildren, Mignonne Ramagos and husband Henry, Leigh Reed and husband Lee, Barry Calcote and wife Lisa, Darlene Harveston, Lisa Wilson and husband Brad, Brian Calcote and wife Larisa, Chad Calcote, Kevin Byrd and Carla, Karl Byrd and wife Dana, Karen Case and husband Jason, Michelle Fore and husband Lee, Melissa Stork and husband Skip, Sonia York, and Shelley Cochran and husband Curtis, and sister-in-law Leruie Smith, along with 30great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries or New Hope United Methodist Church.

The family would like to extend much gratitude to very special caregivers: Vicki McCullough, Letha Nevels, Fran Lea, Margaret Rushing; nurses Jenny Jo Pepper, Tammy Blackmon and Hospice Ministries and to Dr. Bryan Calcote.

If you like to leave a comment or word of sympathy to the family, you may do so at www.riverwoodfamily.com.