THOMAS "TOMMY" EUGENE SMITH
Thomas "Tommy" Eugene Smith, 66, passed away on August 16, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He was born March 15, 1953 to the late Percy and Maxine Smith in Belzoni, Mississippi.
Tommy married Susan Causey, of Belzoni, on November 11, 1972. They were blessed with a marriage of 46 years, four children, and an abundance of grandchildren. Tommy was a life-long resident of Belzoni, Mississippi where he established Belzoni Carpet, renamed as Tri-County Floors. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Belzoni. Over the years, he provided many of Belzoni's young men with summer work- instilling the value of hard work as he did with his children. Tommy was an avid deer hunter who loved being outdoors, but more than this- he loved his family.
Tommy was preceded in death by his father, Percy Smith; his mother, Maxine Smith; and his brother, Robert "Robby" Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Susan Causey Smith; sons, Brady (Megan) Smith of Greenville, MS, and Jeremy (Brandy) Smith of Greenwood, MS; daughters, Shara (Jeremy) Bledsoe of Hernando, MS, and Alyssa Smith of Brandon, MS; grandchildren, Rachel, Kayla, Christopher, Ayven, Sarah Kathryn, Madalyn, Nora Gracyn, and Katelyn; and great-grandchildren, Jacob and Atlas.
Visitation was held at Mortimer Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
Services were held Monday, August, 19, 2019, at the First Baptist Church of Belzoni. Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until the start of the service at 2 p.m. with Reverend George Johnson officiating. Interment was held in the Methena cemetery.
Pallbearers were Todd Fulton, Johnny Hawkins, Wayne Holloway, Eric McBride, Randy Nichols, and Jerry Wood.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Belzoni.
Mortimer Funeral Home of Belzoni has been entrusted with the arrangements.
HENRY JERNIGAN WILLIAMS, JR.
Henry Jernigan Williams, Jr., 83, passed away at his residence Tuesday, August 13, 2019. He was born April 5, 1936. He was a retired catfish farmer and fish broker. He was the owner of J & W Sales. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City. He graduated from Fort Valley High School in Fort Valley, GA and Georgia Tech University in 1958 with a BS in Industrial Management where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Epsilon fraternity. While at GA Tech, he was a clarinet player in the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band. He served in the Army National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Dickerson Williams; daughter, Vickie (Scott) Williams Snively of Sahuarita, AZ; so, Henry (Lytresa) Williams III of Yazoo City; stepdaughter, Paula Estess of Orlando, FL: three grandsons, Matthew Scott Snively of Tucson, AR, Kevin Williams Snively of Scottsdale, AZ, Henry Jernigan Williams IV of Yazoo City, MS; a sister, Jerredean (Bobby) Williams Pate of Byron, GA; his beloved poodle, BUZZ and a nephew and niece of Byron, GA along with great nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday, August 17, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church with Charlie Wingard officiating.
Graveside services are today, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Byron Cemetery in Byron, GA with Rev. Zeek Delanfuente officiating.
Serving as pallbearers are Matt Snively, Kevin Snively, Jernigan Williams IV, John Walker Bass, Ferrell Bass, and Kyle Forbes.
Honorary pallbearers are Michael Erickson, Roger McGrath, Butch Smith, Sam Smith, William Carroll, John Simmons, Gary Walker, and Don Brown.