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Louis Chism Jr.

Friday, February 8, 2008

CATRON -- Louis Chism Jr., 74, died Feb. 1, 2008, at the Health and Rehabilitation Center in Grenada, Miss.

Born Oct. 17, 1933, in Grenada, to the late Louis and Emma Cunningham Chism, he had lived in Missouri since 1978. He was a retired auto diesel mechanic and a member of First Baptist Church in Catron.

On Jan. 8, 1978, he married Bertha Nickerson who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: four sons and two daughters-in-law Patrick Chism of Memphis, Tenn., Timothy and Veronica Chism of Grenada, Matthew Chism of Jackson, Miss., and Johnny Carver of Chicago; seven daughters and five sons-

in-law, Loretta and William McMath of Chicago, Patricia and William Onidas of Memphis, and Linda and Daniel Stone, Vickie Chism, Debra and Kenneth Robinson, Ophelia and Anthony Topps and Ann Loretta Carver of Grenada; four brothers, Sam Chism and Keith Burl of Grenada and J.L. Chism and Benny Chism of Chicago; one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Regina and Larry Martin of Chicago; one stepson and daughter-in-law, John and Cassandra Nickerson of Mobile, Ala.; a former wife, Elsie Wright Chism of Grenada; and 35 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. until time of services at noon Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Catron. The Rev. Richard Houston, pastor, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Simmons Park Cemetery in Catron.

Williams Funeral Home of Howardville is in charge of arrangements.