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Published in The Messenger on 9.5.07
Nijel Harrison Smith, son of Vicky Lake of Ripley and Controius “Ronnie” Smith of Martin, recently celebrated his 6th birthday with a party at Chuck E. Cheese.
Attending, in addition to his mother, were his grandparents Kirby and Stella Lake of Union City; his aunt, Deitra Lake of Jackson; his great-grandmother, Minnie B. Jones of Henning; and his cousin, Xavier Jones of Ripley.
Sending wishes to mark the special occasion were his father; his brother, Devonte Smith of Martin; Lynglorian Smith; his paternal grandmother, Renee Watts of Union City; his great aunt and his cousin, Cathy Williams and Adrian of Union City; his uncle, DeMarcus Smith of Henning; and Ashley Patterson and Khia, April, Jackie and Marietta Steward, and LaShunda (Johnson) Skipper, all of Bartlett.
Nijel is also the grandson of Clint Smith of Union City and the great-grandson of Henry Wright and the late Louise Wright of Henning and the late Jessie and Ruth Finch of Three Point.

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