Wilson Smith, 84, of Canton died Jan. 26, 2003, at Madison County Medical Center in Canton.
Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at Brookhaven Funeral Chapel with burial in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Lawrence County.
Survivors include: his wife, Mildred C. Smith of Canton; sons, Haywood Smith of Canton, Jerry Smith of Nola and Edward Smith of Dallas, Texas; brother, Oscar Smith of Loyd Star; sister, Ida Fuller of McComb; and six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Tommy L. Barker Sr.
Tommy L. Barker Sr., 55, of Madison died Jan. 14, 2003, at his residence.
Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at Nowell-Flippin Funeral Home Chapel in Ridgeland with burial in Garden of Memories in Waterloo, Iowa.
Survivors include: his wife, Linda Cook Barber of Madison; sons, Tommy L. Barker Jr. of Shreveport, La., Kevin Heath Barker and Shaun P. Barker, both of Waterloo, Iowa; mother, Wilma Reisor of Greenville, Texas; and brother, Jerry Barker of Greenville, Texas. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Kaela Barker, Kameron Barker, Jessica Barker, Savannah Barker and Breanna Barker.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson MS 39213.
Rebecca Lynn Porter
Rebecca Lynn "Becky" Porter, 21, of Flora, died Jan. 12, 2003.
Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at Lakewood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Lakewood Memorial Park.
Survivors include: her mother, Susan Abernathy of Flora; father and stepmother, Norris and Gayle Porter of Florence; sisters, Jamie Porter of Jackson, Ashley Bedwell of Flora, Kimberly and Samantha Porter, both of Florence; nephew, Jacob Porter of Jackson, maternal grandparents, George E. and Sarah Abernathy of Flora; paternal grandparents, Maureen Porter of Bolton, and Bobby and Ida Porter of Star.
Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Bert A. Welch
Bert A. Welch Jr., 68, of Ridgeland, died Jan. 12, 2003, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at St. Columb's Episcopal Church with burial in Parkway Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include: his daughters, Nancy Welch Wilson and husband James B. Wilson Jr. of Houston, Texas; Cindy Welch Bryan and husband William G. Bryan III of Madison; son, Bert A. Welch III and wife Trina Ikerd Welch of Ridgeland; nine grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Welch Bogan and Eleanor Welch Mae of Aberdeen; and a special friend, Sandi Matthews.
Memorials may be made to the Saint Columb's Episcopal Church Building Fund, 550 Sunnybrook Road, Ridgeland MS 39157.
Lula Naomi Cook
Lula Naomi Cook, 91, of Canton died Jan. 15, 2003, at Myles Retreat in Jackson.
Funeral services were held Jan. 18 at the Breeland Funeral Home Chapel in Canton with burial in Canton Cemetery.
Survivors include: son, Lawson L. Cook Jr. and wife Kay of Richman, Texas; daughter, Fay C. McFarland and husband Ray of Raymond; grandchildren, Kenneth Phillips, Kenny McFarland, Larry McFarland, Terry McFarland, Darryl McFarland and Dena Livingston; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Old Madison Presbyterian Church, 120 Lizzie Lane, Canton MS 39046.
Naomi Dodd Burkett
Naomi Dodd Burkett, 92, of Jackson died Jan. 17, 2003, in Madison.
Graveside services were held Jan. 19 in Canton Cemetery. Breeland Funeral Home of Canton handled arrangements.
Survivors include: daughter, Faye Dial Hudgins and husband, James of Madison; sister, Mildred Axtell of Canton; and grandchildren, William Hudgins and Jonathan Hudgins, both of Madison.
Robert Clayton Watts
Robert Clayton Watts, 75, of Canton died Jan. 15, 2003, at Veteran's Hospital in Jackson.
A memorial service was held Jan. 20 at First Baptist Church of Canton.
Survivors include: sisters, Mrs. Glynn Cook of Canton and Mrs. Joseph Lamar of Mobile, Ala.; nieces, Beth Chapman of Mobile and Betty Graham of Kingwood, Texas; and nephews, Roger Cook of Jackson, Tenn., and Lane Cook of Lafayette, La.
Memorials may be made to Canton Academy, P.O. Box 116, Canton MS 39046.
Dorothy Amos Leflore
Dorothy Evelyn Amos Leflore, 59, of Canton died Jan. 15, 2003, at Madison County Medical Center in Canton.
Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Carthage with burial in the church cemetery. Peoples Undertaking Co. of Canton handled arrangements.
Survivors include: husband, Leon Leflore of Canton; daughter, Mollie Conway and husband Lawrence of Jackson; sons, Leon M. Leflore Sr. and wife Queenetta of Stafford, Va., and Gerome Leflore and wife Shunda of Crystal Springs; brother, Willie B. Amos Jr. and wife Helen of Greenville; uncle, Walter Barnes and wife Hilda of Durham, N.C.; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.