Enterprise-Journal newspaper
Lillye Fae Carruth
Contributed by Earl Alexander erlalx@bellsouth.net

Lillye Fae Boyd Carruth, 78, of Summit, died May 2, 2004, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight at Catchings Funeral Home in McComb. Visitation continues 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mars Hill Baptist Church, until services there at 11 a.m. The Rev. Brett Campbell and the Rev. Riley Hinton will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Carruth was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Lawrence County. She was the daughter of H.N. and Arrie Marbury Boyd.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church. She was valedictorian of her high school class at Carter’s Creek. Her family said she loved to do needlework and was an expert at crochet and sewing.

Mrs. Carruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, H.P. “Pete” Carruth; five brothers, Shelton, Grady, Richard, Corbett and Marvin Boyd; one sister and brother-in-law, Cordie and Bennet Beeson; and a grandson, Warren Dykes.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Janice Carruth of Summit; one daughter, Dianne Carruth of Summit; three grandchildren and their spouses, Stacy Moore and Hank of McComb, and Lisa and Kevin Wells, and Jan and Frankie Thornhill, all of Summit; six great-grandchildren, Ashleigh Roberts, Hannah Wells, Ryan Wells, Kayla Thornhill, Bradley Thornhill and Tony Moore; one brother and his wife, Alton and Naomi Boyd of Fairhope, Ala.; one brother-in-law and his wife, Melroy and Lyndell Boyd Carruth of Jackson; five sisters-in-law, Rosemary Boyd of St. Rose, La., Geraldine Boyd of Prairieville, La., Evelyn Brown of Bogue Chitto, Waddie Boyd of McComb and Joyce Boyd of Hattiesburg.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Carruth’s nephews.

The family requests memorials be sent to the Mars Hill Baptist Church Music Department, 6145 N. Greensburg Road, Summit, MS 39666.