bTyler James Stark/b September 11, 2003
Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 19, 2006
Tyler James Stark
September 11, 2003 &8212; June 17, 2006 SICILY ISLAND &8212; Services for Tyler James Stark, 2, who died Saturday, June 17, 2006, in Ferriday, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Pine Hill Baptist Church near Sicily Island with the Rev. Glenn Massey and the Rev. Dennis Hensley officiating. Burial will follow at New Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Comer Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church. Tyler was born Sept. 11, 2003, in Beaumont, Texas, the son of James Russell and Rebekah O. Stark. He was a resident of Sicily Island for a year and attended New Pine Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a great-grandmother, Lois Ohler, and a great-grandfather, Mack Shelton. Survivors include his parents; four brothers, Tristen, James Jr., Gavin and Caleb; two sisters, Brittney and Haleigh; grandparents, Gentry and Mackie Eaton of Wisner, Katrina and Dwayne Sterk of Vidor, Texas, Richard Ohler of Lumberton, Texas, and Russell and Jane Stark of Conroe, Texas; great-grandparents, Ina Shelton Pittman of Gilbert, Ivia Burns of Vidor, and Harry Ohler of Northfolk, Neb.; a great aunt and uncle, Cedric and Sue Carroll of Maurepas, aunt, Amanda Wells and husband Dustin of San Antonio; uncles, Thomas Stark of Vidor and Joshua Ohler of Lumberton; cousin, Kyle Wells of San Antonio; and a friend, Devin Mays of Liddieville. Pallbearers will be Cedric Carroll Jr., Cedric Carroll III, Clyde Polk and Jay Caylor.
Rita Baroni Smith
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June 29, 1910 &8212; June 17, 2006 NATCHEZ &8212; Services for Rita Baroni Smith, 95, who died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Camelot Leisure Living in Ferriday, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel with the Rev. George Pookkattu officiating. Burial will follow in the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Smith was born June 29, 1910, in Mounds, La., the daughter of Attilio and Antonia Merritti Baroni. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Homer &8220;Pete&8221; Smith; three brothers, Edward Baroni, Chink Baroni and George Baroni; and one sister, Cora Dallalio. She had been a member of St. Mary Basilica since 1910. Survivors include, two sons, Wade Smith of Vidalia, and Bobby Smith of Alexandria; five grandchildren, Brian Smith, Kellie Smith, Michelle Boody, Brenda Kotwity and Jason Todd Smith; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Dunn and Mary Warren; two brothers, Joe Baroni and Louis Baroni, all of Natchez; and several nieces and nephews.
Samuel L. O&8217;Biff Bonner Jr.
June 28, 1949 &8212; June 17, 2006 CANTON &8212; Services for Samuel L. O&8217;Biff Bonner Jr, 56, who died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at his residence will be graveside at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Canton City Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Pearson officiating. Burial will follow at the cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel. Mr. Bonner was born June 28, 1949, in Canton the son of Samuel L. O&8217;Biff and Dorothy Jackson Bonner. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lacy and Annie Jackson and James McKinnley and Lena Mae Bonner Richardson. Mr. Bonner was a floral designer at Moreton&8217;s Flowers for many years. He was a collector of antiques and enjoyed working with flowers and decorating. He loved to travel and enjoyed his travels to Europe and the Far East. Survivors include, his parents; an aunt, Mary R. Bonner Rieder of Natchez; two first cousins, Gail Rieder Replin of Crown Point, Ind., and Susan Rieder Miller of Granger, Ind.; five second cousins, Bill Miller of Granger, Joseph Replin of Orlando, Fla., Steve Replin of Chicago, Kerry A. Griner of Chicago, and Eddie Gene Adkins of Canton. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
NATCHEZ &8212; Services for Wilton Johnson, 75, who died Friday, June 16, 2006, at the Adams County Nursing Home, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel. Visitation will be from noon to service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Thomas A. Dallas
JACKSON &8212; Services for Thomas A. Dallas of Jackson, who died Friday, June 16, 2006, will be at 11 a.m. today at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland. Mr. Dallas was born in Natchez and lived most of his life in Jackson. He served in the Air Force as a navigator of a B-17 in World War II completing 33 missions over Europe and was promoted to first lieutenant. He was an electrical engineering 1948 graduate of Mississippi State University. He started as a co-op with Mississippi Power and Light, enjoying a 40-year rewarding career with the company. Survivors include, wife of 54 years and best friend, Billye; children, Virginia &8220;Jennye&8221; Dallas Hilton and husband Tommy, of Batesville, Ark., Thomas Walton Dallas and wife Angela, of Jackson, Sue Ellen Dallas Shepard and husband Rob, of Madison; grandchildren, Noel Hilton, Drew Hilton, Luke Dallas, Wilson Dallas, Dallas Shepard, Grey Shepard and Anna Shepard; a brother, Jack Dallas of Natchez; and a sister, Martha Heard of Alice, Texas. Memorials may be made to the College of Engineering at Mississippi State University; Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church and the American Cancer Society.