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Leonard T. Simpson

Services for Leonard T. Simpson, of Columbia, formerly ofBrookhaven, are 2 p.m. today, Sept. 29, at Brookhaven Funeral Homewith burial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Mr. Simpson, 86, died Sept. 27, 2006, in Columbia. He was bornin Bradley on Nov. 7, 1919, to Benjamin Freeman Simpson and JennieVirginia West Simpson.

He was a graduate of Mississippi State University and wasretired from Kraft Food. He was a member of Southway BaptistChurch, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was aU.S. Coast Guard veteran and served his country during World WarII.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Helen LouiseHamilton Simpson; his three brothers; and his grandson, ThomasDustin Dearstone.

Survivors are his daughters, Nancy Simpson Seals, of Columbia,and Diane Simpson Brister and her husband, the Rev. Duane Brister,of Bloomington, N.M.; his grandchildren, Todd and Dawn Dearstone,of Amarillo, Texas, David and Douglas Dearstone, of Lawrence, Kan.,Joel and Neely Seals Nations, of Brookhaven, and Corey RandallSeals, of Columbia; and his great-grandchildren, Mason StephenPeters, of Amarillo, Haley Carol Nations, Lynsey Colleen Nationsand Paul Randall Nations, all of Brookhaven.