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Obituaries for Wednesday, July 27, 2005

George Frelix

Services for George Frelix, of Sontag, are 3 p.m. Friday, July29 at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from noon until 6 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.

Mr. Frelix, 98, died July 25, 2005, at G.V. “Sonny” MontgomeryVeterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. He was born on June 15,1907, to Lucious Frelix and Eliza Frelix.

He was retired. He served in the Army and was a veteran of WorldWar II. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, FannieFrelix; a daughter, Pastel DeQuair; three brothers; and foursisters.

Survivors are his daughters, Mary Taplett, of Chicago,Charlesetta Blanchard and her husband, Javous Blanchard Jr., ofJackson, and Sharon Lee, of Sontag; her son, Butch Crump and hiswife, Marion, of New Orleans; 11 grandchildren; 23great-grandchilden; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Dr. Frederick Elliott ‘Fred’ Smith

Services for Dr. Frederick Elliott “Fred” Smith, of Pascagoula,are 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28 at Calvary Baptist Church inPascagoula with burial in Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula.

Visitation is today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home inEscatawpa. An online register may be viewed and signed for Dr.Smith at

Dr. Smith, 87, died July 25, 2005, in Pascagoula. He was born inBrookhaven on March 30, 1918.

He was a retired dentist in Pascagoula for many years, was aveteran of the Army, where he retired as a lieutenant colonel withthe National Guard, an alumnus of Mississippi College and LoyolaUniversity, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he was aSunday school teacher and choir member.

He spent many hours as a avid golfer at Mississippi NationalGolf Course in Gautier, Pine Island Country Club in Ocean Springs,and Pascagoula Country Club.

Preceding him in death were his wife of 38 years, Blanch Smith;his daughter, Lynn Smith Watson; and a sister, Evelyn Lofton.

Survivors are his daughter, Gayle Smith Bowman, of Pascagoula;his sons, Frederick Jay Smith, of San Antonio, Texas, James Shannon”Bit” Smith, of Pascagoula; his brother, Stephen Jet Smith, ofBrookhaven; a sister, Jane Covington, of Clinton; sevengrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church inPascagoula.

Dale Thames

Services for Dale Thames, of Franklinton, La., are 2 p.m.Thursday, July 28 at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton with burialin Oak Grove Pentecostal Church Cemetery near Monticello. The Rev.David Caves and the Rev. Leon Hickman will officiate services.

Visitation is today from 2 to 11 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Thursdayat the funeral home.

Mr. Thames, 47, died July 25, 2005, at Lakeview Regional MedicalCenter in Mandeville, La.

Preceding him in death were his father, Prentiss Ford Thames;his sons, Chad Thames and Christopher Tynes; and a brother, LarryThames.

Survivors are his two sons, Larry Dale Thames and his wife,Michele, of Gainesville, Fla., and Christopher Prentiss Thames, ofFranklinton; his two daughters, Crystal Renee and her husband,James Owens, of Slidell, and Stephanie Lorraine Thames, ofFranklinton; his mother, Josephine Rials Thames, of Tangipahoa,La., his brother, Roger Thames, of Franklinton, three sisters, JudyHolmes, and her husband, George, of Franklinton, Virginia T.Ferguson, of Kentwood, and Theresa T. Cooper, of Franklinton; fivegrandchildren, Steven Cotton, Tiffany Owens, Charlie Owens, DestyniMcNeese and Chambrae Thames; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousinsand friends.