Obituaries 03-28-24

March 26, 2024


Nov. 23, 1945-March 23, 2024

Funeral services for Melania Elaine Frith, 78, of Summit, will be at 1

p.m. Friday, March 29, 2024 from Riverwood Family, with visitation from

12 noon until the time of service.

Interment fill follow at Montgomery Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Crowley, La., on Nov. 23, 1945 to John Dueo Buller and Laurice

Schexneyder Buller, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

"She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the

bread of idleness." (Proverbs 31:27)

She was a dedicated Christian and enjoyed cooking, gardening and helping

others. She loved her children with all her heart and absolutely adored

all of her grandbabies. She will be greatly missed by all who loved


She died on Saturday, March 23, 2024 in Liberty.

She is survived by her children and their respective spouses, Tinker

Frith, Tammy Smith Frith, Jennifer Frith and Michael Crittenden and

Eugene and Frieda Frith; her brothers, Harold Buller, James Buller and

Gerald Buller; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Johnny Roosa

and Jacki and Tiger Daigle; seven grandchildren, Stacy Frith, Todd

Smith, Ty Crittenden, Savannah Frith, Eva Frith, Chloe Crittenden and

Colton Frith; three great-grandchildren, Allie Rose Tanner, Pasiley Kate

Crittenden and Stetson Crittenden; her friends, Trevor Courtney, Amber

Case, Kaylee Brown, Kathrine Brumfield and Brandon McKenzie; and other

loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Frith; her parents; her

brothers, Johnny Buller, Huey Buller, Francis Buller and Terry Buller;

her sister, Henrietta Buller; and her grandchildren, Drew River Smith

and Trey Donovan Crittenden.

Condolences and other information are available online at

Riverwood Family of Brookhaven is in charge of arrangements.


March 23, 2024

Funeral services for Billy Ray Jordan, 67, of McComb, will be at 11 a.m.

on Friday, April 5, 2024 from New Life Ministries in Amite, La. (Highway

16 and Highway 445), with Pastor Donald Chance officiating. Visitation

will be from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2024 at the church.

He was blessed with a large and loving family that will forever think

the world of him. He took his role as a provider very seriously and, at

the peak of his career, he worked across the country as the Executive

Director of Maintenance and Modifications within various Nuclear Power

Plants such as Salsbury Industires, CB7I and Entergy.

He was a cherished husband for more than 20 years, an amazing father and

the best Popeye and Paw Paw to his grandchildren. He had a passion for

cooking, and one could usually find him behind a grill preparing his

famous "Billy Burgers" or in the kitchen cooking various types of

breakfast foods. He loved nothing more than spending time with each and

every one of his family members. His gentle spirit and genuine

compassion for others enriched the lives of everyone around him.

He leaves a legacy of love, laughter and compassion that will endure his

family and friends forever. Though he may be gone from sight, his memory

will forever live on in the hearts of his loved ones. His memory will

forever be a beacon of love and light that will guide his loved ones

through the darkest of days. May he rest in eternal peace, knowing he

was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed.

He died on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at his residence, surrounded by his

loving family.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn Harveston Jordan; six daughters and two

sons-in-law, Melissa Jordan, Kelsey and Brandon Malbrough, Kayla and

Matthew Thomas, Kymberli McDowell, Karli McDowell and Hope Jordan; his

brother, Bobby Jordan; his sister and brother-in-law, Dianne and Davis

Steele; 15 grandchildren and their respective spouses, Byron and Amanda,

Dixie and Logan, Eli, Clayton, Jaxon, Rocky, Noah, Hadley, Bentley,

Nash, Blakely, Sawyer, Drake, Lincoln and Waylon; three

great-grandchildren, Tucker, Brett and Wyatt; and numerous nieces and


He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jeremy Jordan.

Hartman-Jones Funeral Home of McComb is in charge of arrangements.


May 8, 1948-March 21, 2024

A memorial service for Dennis Paul (DP) Smith, 75, of Flowood will be

scheduled in the near future.

Born on May 8, 1948, he lived most of his childhood in Meadville. After

graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, he taught school

and later had a successful career with Aflac. He enjoyed golf, reading,

volunteering at Blair Batson Children's Hospital and recently

assisting his wife, Renee', with her non-profit "The Forget Me Not


Always searching for meaning and purpose, he found his way home to Jesus

through the grace of God and the work of the Holy Spirit.

He died on Thursday, March 21, 2024.

He is survived by his wife, Renee' Moore-Smith; his brother, Robert

Smith; his sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Curt Wilson; his

sister-in-law, Sherry Cothren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis Smith and Pauline Smith;

his sister, Clara Williams; his brother, John Allen Smith; and his first

wife, Brenda Cothren Smith.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Blair Batson Children's

Hospital for the Forget Me Not Project, 519 Shalom Way, Flowood, MS