Hello, My name is Mary Howard, from small town south of Hattiesburg, in Purvis, Ms. My husband Kenneth "Pushrod" Howard and I started doing a family tree and found it really interesting. We have visited many cemeteries in and around the area. I am willing to take photo's for anyone in need, I am close to Hattiesburg, Poplarville, Wiggins, Lumberton, Picayune, Henelyfield, Baxterville, Columbia, I travel south a bit due to family there. I am also willing to transfer family or friends if anyone is in need or interested, just let me know. If we can be of assistance feel free to let us know.
Jean Smith passed away March 29, 2016. Her findagrave memorial was added by you in 2009. Thank you for your contributions. Following is Jean's obituary so you can update her memorial.
Thank you, Rhonda Betty Jean Bridgers Smith October 23, 1926 - March 29, 2016 Obituary
Betty Jean Bridgers Smith, 89, of Poplarville passed away, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Regency Hospital of Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be at OAK HILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 589 Oak Hill Road, Poplarville on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 10:00 am. Rev. Shane Moore of Oak Hill Baptist Church; Rev. Harry Davis of Crane Creek Baptist Church and Rev. Ed King. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Thursday, March 31, 2016 at WHITE FUNERAL HOME POPLARVILLE and one hour prior to the service, Friday at the church.
Mrs. Smith was born October 23, 1926 in Jacksonville, Florida to Errol "E.R." Rainey Bridgers and Viola Malley Bridgers. She was a homemaker. She was a life long member of Oak Hill Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School, a Vacation Bible School teacher, a choir member, and numerous other activities in the church.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Harlon S. Smith; one sister, Kathleen "Keen" (the late William "Speedy" Lowe); one sister-in-law, Audrey Smith Bain( the late Douglass Bain); and, one brother-in-law, Harold Smith.
Family members include two children, Richard "Dicky" Smith, Susan Smith Hodge; one brother, Carol Bridgers (Margaret); four grandchildren, Annette Smith Davis (Harry), Julie Hodge Parrish (Paul), Christopher Hodge (Jennifer), Tiffany Hodge; six great grandchildren, Laken, Christian, Dalton, Coley, Raelynn, Addie; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to The American Red Cross or Gideon's International.
joseph b creel He is my Grandfather, Carsie is my Dad. Joseph's father is Joseph Brumley Creel. I was trying to correct and add the children of my grandparents but not sure how to do this, is there any way this can be done by me or is this something you will have to do? Thanks Gail
Obits and suggestions Thank you adding the obits and taking my suggestions. I know I forward quite a bit but I really like to see the stories continue and this way when a stone says "not forgotten" it is true. Thanks again for all your help. Barbara
Birdie Howard Gilkey Hello, I am doing the Gilkey Family Tree and have a few questions. Are you related to Birdie? Do you know who her parents were? Do you know which Gilkey she married? Any other information is greatly appreciated. Thanks