Billie T. Smith
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Billie T. Smith died Sunday, April, 27, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. She was 66.
Born in Moorhead, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Wheeler T. and Elma Roberts Timbs. She had been a Vicksburg resident for 41 years. She worked as executive secretary for the deputy director of Waterways Experiment Station before moving to Slidell, La., in 1983. She retired from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Weather Center in Bay St. Louis.
Mrs. Smith was a member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church.
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She is survived by her husband, Frederick L. Smith of Vicksburg; two daughters, Mia Paige Smith Cowart of Vicksburg and Lisa DeNelle Smith Sulvetta of Las Vegas; one sister, JaNelle Timbs Smith of Greenville; two brothers, Wheeler T. Timbs II of Moorhead and Daniel Timbs of Danbridge, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Geoffrey Joyner, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Riles Funeral Home and from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Walker, Rusty Smith, Tim Timbs, Ross Fiser, Charles Robinette, Walter Frazier, Mitch Sones and Richard Cowart Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Russell Barnes and members of the Friendship Sunday school class at Crawford Street United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 1408 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS 39180 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Robert Bird Smith
RAYMOND Robert Bird Smith died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at his home in Raymond. He was 62.
Born in Camden, Ark., Mr. Smith was the son of the late Jack Stewart and Mary Alice Bird Smith. He graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, Ala., and attended the University of Alabama. In Mobile, he was a member of numerous civic organizations, including the Jaycees, and served as chairman of America’s Junior Miss Pageant.
He served 20 years in the Alabama National Guard.
Mr. Smith was a vice president at Fox-Everett Inc. and was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Creator in Clinton, where he was serving as senior warden.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William Stewart Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Barnes Smith of Raymond; a daughter, Mary Kathleen Smith of Hamilton, Miss.; a son, Robert Bird Smith of Metairie, La.; one brother, William E. Smith of Reidsville, Ga.; four grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Episcopal Church of the Creator with the Rev. Luther Ott, rector, officiating. Burial will follow at Raymond City Cemetery under the direction of Riles Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at the church and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the service, also at the church.
Memorials may be made to Episcopal Church of the Creator, 1445 Clinton-Raymond Road, Clinton, MS 39056.
Lee Thelma Whiten
Services for Lee Thelma Whiten will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. E.E. Gibbs officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lakeview Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Whiten died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at River Region West. She was 82.
She was a retired domestic worker.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Andrews; her father, Sam Andrews; and a son, Levern Whiten Sr.
She is survived by her husband, Curlie Whiten Sr. of Vicksburg; two sons, Curlie Whiten Jr. of Vicksburg and Rickey R. Whiten of Jackson; three daughters, Debra W. Williams of Detroit, Maurice W. Brown of Irving, Texas, and Thelma D. Bell of Vicksburg; a sister, Helen Jackson of Fresno, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew; and other relatives and friends.
Elva A. Woodard
DELHI Elva A. Woodard died Monday, April 28, 2003, in Kosciusko. He was 89.
Mr. Woodard was a native of Ringgold, La., and a longtime resident of Delhi. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1939 and worked as a teacher and county agent in Bienville and West Carroll parishes. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant in the Army in the South Pacific.
He was a partner in Loftin and Woodard Construction Co. until his retirement in 1973. He was affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous for 40 years.
Mr. Woodard was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Bessie Martin Woodard, and his wife, Mary Virginia Coleman Woodard.
He is survived by three sons, Joe A. Woodard of Holly Bluff, Tom C. Woodard of Yazoo City and Edward G. Woodard of Kosciusko; a daughter, Mary Katherine McKay of Lafayette, La.; and 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Delhi United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Rountree and Dr. Ed Hartmann officiating. Burial with military honors will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Wimberly Cemetery in Ringgold.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at Cox Funeral Home in Delhi and from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Mike McKay, Mark McKay, Allen Woodard, Joe Ed Woodard, Tommy Woodard and David Woodard.
Honorary pallbearers will be John D. Jordan, Bobby Charrier, Ray Coleman, Dub Sumner and Dan Tolar.
Memorials may be made to Delhi United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 395, Delhi, LA 71232.