Thursday, April 20, 2005

Obituaries

Kenneth Eugene Cox
Kenneth Eugene Cox, 65, of Potts Camp, died April 17, 2005 at his home. He worked for Sunbeam in Holly Springs as lead maintenance man. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served in the Air Force Reserve as airman first class. He was also a Mason.

Services were held at 3 p.m. on April 19 at Faith Baptist Church in Hickory Flat, where he was a member. Burial was in McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Bro. Larry West, Bro. Jimmy Wilbanks and Bro. Steve Wilson officiated. United Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife of 47 years, Jean Taylor Cox; two daughters, Cindy Roberts, Melody Cook; three sons, Phil Cox, Kenneth D. Cox, Cliff Cox; a brother, Roger Cox; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Beecher Cox.

Pallbearers were Thomas Stanton, Ward Clifton, Ray Clifton, Ernest Cruse, Roy Cook, Dennis Clifton, and James Payne. Honorary pallbearers were Bubba Feathers, Bobby Clayton, Daniel Norris, Kevin Staggs, Davis Bumpas, John Dunning and Bro. Jim Buchanan.

Joe W. Harrell
Joe W. Harrell, 94, of Holly Springs, died April 13, 2005 in Holly Springs. He was the widower of Mary Higdon Harrell, a member of Chewalla Baptist Church and an inspector with MS State Health Department.

Services were held at 3 p.m. on April 14 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.

He leaves his sister, Esther Tabor of Germantown, Tenn.

Will Henry Kizer
Will Henry Kizer, 84, of Byhalia, died April 11, 2005 at V.A. Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a retired material handler for Carrier Corp. He was deacon and superintendent at Cathedral of Praise Church of God in Christ.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on April 21 at Cathedral of Praise Church of God in Christ in Watson, where he was a member. Burial was in McCravy Cemetery in Watson. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Seraphine Kizer; six daughters, Faye Kizer of Byhalia, Iris Gwen Kizer Egbodofo, Emma Richmond, Estella Ford, Alfreda Kizer, all of Memphis, Tenn., Jennifer Kizer of Olive Branch; five sons, Robert Curtis Jones, Marvin Kizer, Lloyd Kizer, all of Memphis, Tenn., Stanley Kizer of Byhalia, John Lenwood Kizer of Olive Branch; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Neil Langston
Neil Langston, 71, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Como, died April 11, 2005 at Mercy Hospital in Chicago. He was a truck driver for the City of Chicago for 33-1/2 years. He was a member of New Greater True Light MB Church in Chicago, manager of Westside Torando Little League Team in Chicago, Ill. and a professional barber for 40 years.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 17 at Ebeneezer Baptist Church in Como. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.

He leave his wife, Mary Langston; four daughters, Cheryl M. Roberts, Verlinda Renee Douglas, Valencia Lanya Douglas, DeAnna L. Langston, all of Chicago, Ill.; three sons, Gregory L. Harris of Charlotte, N.C., Adrian B. Wolford Sr., Angelo M. Wolford, both of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Bessie Porter of Coldwater; a brother, Henry Langston of Chicago, Ill.; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

John H. Lewellen
John H. Lewellen, 94, of Holly Springs, died April 14, 2005 at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, and a school bus driver with H.W. Byers Schools.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 17 at Hopewell No. 2 M.B. Church in Hudsonville, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Danny Kimbrough officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves a stepdaughter, Flossie Lee Woodson of Holly Springs; a stepson, Elmo Lyles of Holly Springs; a sister, Lorine Bell of Holly Springs; and a grandson.

Pallbearers were Melvin Luellen, Larry Luellen, Willie Campbell, Elmore Campbell, Royce Luellen, Robert Bell, William Bell, Robert Woodson. Honorary pallbearers were Roger Lyles, Jerry Harris, Johnny Lyles, Allen Gardner, Arthur Cowan, Harvey Strickland Sr., Travis Isom, Herman Houston.

John McAuley
John (Doug) McAuley, 43, of Red Banks, died April 16, 2005 at his home. He was a member of Newell Chapel CME Church and employed at the Internal Revenue Service in Memphis as a computer analyst.

Services were held at 5 p.m. on April 21 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Spencer Mathis officiated.

He leaves his parents, Guy and Lessie McAuley of Red Banks; a sister, Debra Gibson of Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Curtis McAuley of Nashville, Tenn., Stanley McAuley of Holly Springs, Leslie McAuley of San Bernadino, Calif.; his grandparents, John Parker of Red Banks, Bessie McAuley of Byhalia; two nieces, and three nephews.

Napoleon Moore Sr.
Napoleon Moore Sr., 56, of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Waterford, died April 12, 2005 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was a factory worker.

Services were held at 12 noon on April 17 at Greenfield Presbyterian Church in Waterford. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Coker George officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves three sons, Napoleon Moore Jr., Lamont Moore, Brandon Robinson, all of Detroit; two sisters, Magdalene Hughes of Batavia, Ill., Vannetter Moore of Aurora, Ill.; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Alvin Curry, Ephram N. Curry, Levi Gladney, Bennard Moore, Robert C. Curry, Booker T. Curry, A.C. McGowan, James T. Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Waybon Adams, Elcue N. Curry, Eugene Huges, Charlie Marion, Clen D. Moore Jr., Adell Walker, Creed Walker.


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