SmithSpecial to The Herald
Louise Smith is celebrating her 88th birthday this week. She is wife to Samuel Smith and mother of 11 children with four times as many grand and great-grandchildren.
When Mrs. Smith’s youngest child was enrolled in kindergarten, she enrolled in beauty school and later received her license to become a hairstylist. She and her good friend Dorothy Casey co-owned a beauty salon in downtown Yazoo City for about 30 years. When customers stopped by to get their hair done, they not only received a great hair styling but also many words of wisdom with a little gospel.
Mrs. Smith was once a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church, where she and several other women formed a gospel group known as the Gospel Carolettes. The Gospel Carolettes not only sang in Church and at various Christian events spreading the news of the gospel but also sang on the radio station each Sunday morning.
Mrs. Smith left Chapel Hill Baptist Church to become a member of New Zion Baptist Church where her son, Rev. Willie E. Smith, is the pastor. There she not only serves on the Mother Board and the Mission Board but is a great spiritual inspiration to many members and visitors who often seek prayer, Christian advice and fellowship.
She has taught Sunday School and sang in the choir at New Zion.
She has been a mother or grandmother figure for many in the community; always welcoming others into her home, whether just for the company, for dinner, or anything needy.
Mrs. Smith has tried to be a positive Christian role model, not only for her children and grandchildren but to everyone she meets.
Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Four Seasons Garden Club presented Martha Coker Home Green Houses with six crepe myrtles in honor of Arbor Day. Pictured from left are Ava Hale, Priscilla Harper, JoAnne Collins, Montine Bond, Vay Gregory McGraw, Jean Santmeyer, Julie Hoffman, Beja Everett, and Linda McDonald.
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Bennett of Yazoo City are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Bennett, on Feb. 12, 2013 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson .
Sarah Elizabeth weighed eight pounds, one ounce.
Maternal grandparents are Harold and Lori Sprague.
Paternal grandparents are Nathan Bennett and Virginia Smith.
HearstMr. and Mrs. Dallas Hearst are proud to announce the birth of their son, Noah Marks Hearst, on Feb. 5, 2013 at the Women’s Hospital in Flowood.
Noah weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.
Maternal grandmother is Donna Stevens May of Yazoo City.
Paternal grandparents are Grady and Stephanie Hearst, Rhonda Gary, all of Yazoo City.
Also welcoming the new arrival are his great grandmothers, Mrs. Stephen Kirk Mauk, Mrs. Patrick Hearst, Mrs. Teddy Marks May, and his aunt, Phoenix Madison Sullivan.
Last Updated (Friday, 22 February 2013 16:20)
The Benton Garden Club held its monthly meeting on Feb. 2 at the Benton Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Hostesses were Sharon Beidleman and Michie McGraw with guest speaker Donna Beliech with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. The program topic was “Soil pH for Landscape Plants.”