Thursday, April 14, 2005

Obituaries

Lizzie B. Vaughn McCary
Lizzie B. Vaughn McCary, 74, of Holly Springs, died April 4, 2005 at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Floyd McCary Sr., a member of Order of Eastern Star, and a retired factory worker with Emerson Electric Company of Oxford and a choir member.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on April 10 at Greenwood MB Church in Lamar, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Ronnie Franklin officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves two daughters, Jerline McCary-Mack, Ernestine Rooks, both of Holly Springs; four sons, Floyd McCary Jr., James Earl McCary, Cornell McCary, Terry Lee McCary, all of Holly Springs; three sisters, Irene Jones, Mary Lee Turnage, both of Holly Springs, Olivia Sellers of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Roy Lee Vaughn, Willie C. Vaughn, both of Holly Springs; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Keffer Daugherty, Torrance Brown, Michael Whaley, Terry Boga, Bob Phillips, and Eugene (Bubba Lou) Washington. Honorary pallbearers were Rico Vaughn, Freddie Faulkner, Booker T. Vaughn III, Robert Jones, Willie Buford, and Joe Turnage Jr.

Ida Mae Spight Burton
Ida Mae Spight Burton, 62, of Holly Springs, died April 3, 2005 at Alliance HealthCare System. She was a member of the church choir, a Missionary, a member of the mother’s board, president of the Kitchen Committee, a member of the Golden Stars singing group, a member of Heroines of Jericho Court 38, and a retired nurse’s assistant, CNA with Trinity Mission Health & Rehab.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 9 at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, Henry Burton Jr.; two daughters, Thatan S. (Meechi) Blake of New Albany, Tamara D. Burton of Oxford; a brother, John Spight of Holly Springs; and one grandson.

Pallbearers were James Richmond, Christofer Stewart, Cedric Adams, Johnie Beard, Lonnie Beard, Benjamin Kendrics. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons.

Yvonne Glazier
Yvonne Glazier, 91, of Byhalia, died April 4, 2005 at Tippah County Hospital. She was retired.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 8 at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel in Olive Branch.

She leaves five sons, Howard Glazier of Byhalia, Charles Glazier of Red Banks, Robert Glazier of Silverhill, Ala., Cyrus Glazier of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Ronnie Glazier of Largo, Fla.; 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mary V. Barber Poole
Mary V. Barber Poole, 96, of Potts Camp, died April 4, 2005 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was the widow of George R. Poole, a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, and a former school teacher in the Potts Camp area.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Paul Knight officiated.

She leaves two sons, Arthur Poole, Malcolm Poole, both of Potts Camp; a daughter, Pollye Pratt of Potts Camp; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by grandsons Kent Poole, Tony Wells, and a granddaughter, Monica Leah Poole.

Katherine R. Staggs
Katherine R. Staggs, 66, of Hickory Flat, died April 7, 2005 at New Albany. She was a maintenance employee with Irwin B. Schawabe Co.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 9 at Faith Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Flat Rock Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Bro. Larry West and Bro. Ben McCraw officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, Oliver F. Staggs; a daughter, Sandra Lynch of Atoka, Tenn., a stepdaughter, Loronda Gail Colston of Hickory Flat; three sisters, Louise Denton of Paducah, Ky., Rebele Garrison of Dunnloring, Va., Sherlene Mitchell of Virginia Beach., Va.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a stepson, Oliver Doyle Staggs.

Pallbearers were Ricky Staggs, Perry Colston, Rodney Crunk, Jody Jennings, Kevin Staggs, and David Bumpus.

Dorothy Jean Lumpkin Tidwell
Dorothy Jean Lumpkin Tidwell, 53, of Holly Springs, died April 3, 2005 in DeSoto County. She was the widow of Willie Louis Tidwell, a retired clerk with King’s Cleaners in Holly Springs.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 9 at Anderson Chapel CME Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Denise Anders-Modest officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a daughter, Catina K.S. Tidwell of Nashville, Tenn.; her mother, Marie Washington Lumpkin of Holly Springs; three sisters, Fannie Lampley of Holly Springs, Barbara Walls-Pierce of Memphis, Tenn., Renee’ Lumpkin of Sydney, Australia; two brothers, Richard Lumpkin Jr., Isiah Lumpkin, both of Holly Springs; and a grandson.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Lumpkin, Sr.

Pallbearers were Mario Lumpkin, James Williams, Dura Moss, Leroy Lumpkin, John Lee Williams, John Tidwell. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Lampley, Raymond Lumpkin, Naymond Lumpkin, James Black, Joseph Ford, and Charles Terry.

Claudie Mae Tomlinson
Claudie Mae Tomlinson, 96, of Holly Springs, died April 4, 2005 at Alliance HealthCare System. She was the widow of Andrew F. Tomlinson and a member of Carey Chapel in Mt. Pleasant.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery. Bro. O.E. Langner officiated.

She leaves three stepsons, Donald Tomlinson of Adamsville, Tenn., Dan Tomlinson of Morris, Ala., Gerald Tomlinson of Somerville, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Opal Owens of Holly Springs, Bettye Garrett of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; 23 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two stepsons, Andrew Tomlinson Jr. and Travis Tomlinson.

Martha Jane Spears Turner
Martha Jane Spears Turner, 60, of Blue Mountain, died April 9, 2005 at her home. She was the widow of Freddie Tackett. She was disabled and a Pentecostal.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 10 at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Burial was in Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Sis. Connie Scott officiated.

She leaves three daughters, Cindy L. Crum of Blue Mountain, Connie J. Williams of Myrtle, Lora J. Rhea of Holly Springs; three sisters, Frankie Pannell of Blue Mountain, Christine Tramel of Ripley, Shirley Kirkindoll of Dallas, Tx.; a brother, Blackie Spears of Blue Mountain; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Matthew Saulsberry; three sisters, Carolyn Bradford, Olene Smith, Flora Bell Smith; two brothers, Sonny Spears, Calvin Spears.

Pallbearers were Sean Hopkins, Donald Morrison, James Brown, Terry Rhea, Roy Lynn Kelly, David Rhea. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Frazier, Tracy Spears, Darrell Crum, Jeremey Brackett.


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