Thursday, May 4, 2005

Obituaries

Clarence Allen
Clarence Allen, 79, of Red Banks, died April 26, 2005 at home. He was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church.

Services were held at 3 p.m. on April 28 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery.

He leaves his wife of 61 years, Gracie Skelton Allen; a son, John Hardy Allen of Red Banks; two daughters, Barbara Clifton of Red Banks, Viola Wallace of Olive Branch; a sister, Kate Taylor of Olive Branch; a brother, Odell Allen of Potts Camp; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Camille Clifton.

Pallbearers were Paul Lindsey, Jason Allen, Chad McClatchy, Coleman Clifton, Steve Martin, Terry Allen, Roy Allen, Gary Allen, Butch Pannell, Marty Gardner. Honorary pallbearers were Lawrence Pannell, Dewy Pannell, Dink Wilson, Pete Pannell.

Earline Faulkner Bell
Earline Faulkner Bell, 65, of Holly Springs, died April 30, 2005 at her home. She served on the usher board. She was retired from The Marshall County Hospital.

Services were held at 12 noon on April 30 at True Vine Baptist Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in Hopewell No. 2 Cemetery in Hudsonville. Rev. Darrell Cunningham officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves five daughters, Janice Faulkner, Sharon Faulkner, Kimberly Faulkner, Linda Bell and Shaquita Bell; two sons, David Bell, Jonathan Bell of Holly Springs; her mother, Thelma Jackson of Holly Springs; a sister, Doris Mallory of Holly Springs; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Curt Mallory, Willie Mallory Jr., Robert Bell, Carlos Evans, William Bell, Rodney Holloway Sr., Timothy Oliver, Sam Jones, Randy Watson.

Howard Maxwell Boone
Howard Maxwell Boone, 89, of Holly Springs, died April 30, 2005 at his home. He was the widower of Josie Irene Boone, a Baptist and a brick manufacturer with Holly Springs Brick & Tile.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on May 3 at Hill Crest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves two daughters, Rita Ann Boone Sparks of New Site, Eva Kathryn Boone of Holly Springs; a brother, Robert Boone of Holly Springs; a sister, Evelyn Krag of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Loronda Gail Colston
Loronda Gail Colston, 51, of Hickory Flat, died April 27, 2005 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hickory Flat.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 29 at Faith Baptist Church. Burial was in Flat Rock Cemetery. Bro. Larry D. West officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, Robert E. Colston; a son, Robert Perry Colston of Hickory Flat; and her father, Oliver F. Staggs of Hickory Flat.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Staggs.

Pallbearers were Ricky Mullins, Nicky King, Corey Cook, Joey Watt, Keith Lowry, Sam Nutt. Honorary pallbearer was Glenn Cossitt.

Willa Aletha Floyd
Willa Aletha Floyd, 93, of Potts Camp, died April 25 in Ripley. She was the widow of Dallas Floyd. She was a retired postmaster and a member of Potts Camp Methodist Church.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 30 at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany. Burial was in Potts Camp Cemetery. Rev. Paul Knight officiated.

She leaves her son, John Floyd of Bethesda, Md.; and three grandchildren.

John Allen Huey
John Allen Huey, 62, of Pontotoc, died April 25, 2005 at Pontotoc Hospital. He was a member of Fairview Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. He was a restaurant owner and manager.

Services were held at Tutor Memorial Chapel. Burial was April 27 in Cruse Cemetery in Pontotoc.

He leaves his wife, Clara (CJ) Huey of Pontotoc; four sons, Roger Huey, Barry Huey, Tracy Huey, all of Myrtle, Shawn Huey of Oxford; a stepson, Ronnie Tutor; two stepdaughters, DeeDee Gann, Trena Chunn; five brothers, David Huey of Tupelo, Keith Huey of Pontotoc, Hershell Huey of Olive Branch, Sam Huey of Red Banks, Milton Ray Huey of Waterford; two sisters, Brenda Berryhill of Ecru, Sheila Cothern of Mt. Pleasant; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brittany Huey, and a great-grandson, Landon Cy Huey.

Pallbearers were Raymond Owens, Marlin Chunn, Rusty Berryhill, Terry Allen Smith, Randy Cruse and Jimmy Cruse.

Rev. Chester Pegues
Rev. Chester Pegues, 60, of Holly Springs, died April 28, 2005 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a member of the Holly Springs Oxford CME District and Beverly Chapel CME Church, a Vietnam veteran, a member of the NAACP, American Legion Post 250, Masonic Lodge, and Ministerial Alliance. He served as pastor at Berry’s Chapel CME Church in Michigan City, Isaac Chapel CME Church and Nichols Chapel CME Church in Byhalia, Hebron Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs, New Hope CME Church in Red Banks, Jordan Chapel CME Church in Oxford, and Walton Chapel CME Church in Sardis. He was a retired owner of Pegues & Son Barber Shop in Holly Springs, and retired CME Church minister.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 1 at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in Beverly Chapel CME Church Cemetery. Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt Jr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Wanda Burton Pegues; two daughters, Kim Booker of Memphis, Tenn., Jolinea Pegues of Holly Springs; two sons, Johnatha LaShaun Pegues, Jansen Laron Pegues, both of Holly Springs; four sisters, Veronia Donals of Memphis, Tenn., Sweetie Dawkins of Holly Springs, Maxine Gwenn of Washington, DC, Patricia Pegues of Holly Springs; four brothers, James Pegues of Memphis, Tenn., Lang Pegues, Leon Pegues, both of Kansas City, Mo., Benel Pegues of Holly Springs; and one grandson.

Pallbearers were Jerry Booker, Torrey Pegues, Benji Pegues, John Bass, Patrick Campbell, Tony Glover, Dennis Harris, Miaron Jackson, James Luellen, Tyrone Richards. Honorary pallbearers were ministers of the Northeast Mississippi Region, Ministerial Alliance, American Legion Post #250.

Bennie Wade Pruitt II
Bennie Wade Pruitt II, 21, of Red Banks, died April 29, 2005 at his home. He was a stocker with Lowe’s.

Services were held at 11:30 a.m. on May 3 at Victoria Baptist Church, where he was a member. Bro. Bob Johnson officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his parents, Deborah and Johnny Hall of Red Banks; two brothers, Michael Frizzel of Covington, Tenn., Johnny J. Hall of Rosebud, Ark.; a sister, Sabrina C. Hall of Red Banks; and grandparents, Brooksie Glover of Covington, Tenn., Kay and Sonnie Youngblood of Red Banks.

Christopher Raymond Rixie
Christopher Raymond Rixie, 19, of Olive Branch, died April 26, 2005 at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was a student at Tennessee Technology Center.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on April 29 at Longview Heights Baptist Church in Olive Branch. Burial was in Memphis Memory Gardens. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his parents, Marcie and Chuck Moss of Byhalia, and Jimmy and Elizabeth Rixie of Olive Branch; two stepsisters, Joanna Cohn of Crystal Springs, Jill Blakney of Hattiesburg; two stepbrothers, Lewis Stringfellow, Robert Stringfellow, both of Olive Branch; his fiancée, Jessica Walker of Byhalia; and his grandparents, Larry and Estelle Russom of Memphis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Longview Baptist Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Paula Jones Salter
Paula Jones Salter, 45, of Forest, died May 1, 2005, at St. Dominic Hospital following complications from multiple sclerosis. A professional economic developer and marketing analyst, Mrs. Salter held the post of deputy director of economic development at the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians at the time of her retirement in 1991. She was a member of Forest United Methodist Church, the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Magna Charta Dames and Colonial Dames. She was a founding member of the “Ladies of the Night” book club and active in many civic organizations.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. May 3 at Forest United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mike Sahler and the Rev. Milton Whatley officiated. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. and interment will be made in Oddfellows Cemetery in Macon.

Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Sidney L. (Sid) Salter of Forest; one daughter, Katherine B. (Kate) Salter of Oxford; her mother, Mrs. Merle Dent Jones of Macon; and a brother, Augustus R. (Gus) Jones of Aberdeen.

She was preceded in death by her father, Capt. Whitney B. Jones Jr., who was a distinguished U.S. Navy civil engineer and at the apex of his career commanded the world’s two largest Seabee bases.

Pallbearers were Marty Wiseman, David Hampton, Danny Phillips, Bill Jacobs, Andy Chambers, Tre’ Chambers, Freddie Bagley and Charlie Mitchell.

William Carnail Shelton
William Carnail (Nail) Shelton, 49, of Aurora, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died April 15, 2005 at his home. He was a member of the National Honors Society, a member of the United States Marine Corps, where he was a 3rd Battalion Series Honor Guard and a recipient of the Rifle Sharpshooters Badge. He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for over 20 years.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on April 25 at Logan Street Missionary Baptist Church in Batavia, Ill., where he was a member. Rev. S. Todd Yeary officiated. Moss Family Funeral Home of Batavia, Ill., was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Daisy Williams-Shelton; two daughters, Angela Shelton, Denise Shelton; a son, Richard Shelton, all of Aurora, Ill.; his parents, Tillman and Ruthie Shelton of Holly Springs; three brothers, Tillman Shelton Jr., of Aurora, Isaac Shelton of Fountain, Colo., Ollie Shelton of Holly Springs; six sisters, Lolar Beard of Holly Springs, Eva Jackson of Ashland; Lurlean Shelton, Willie Ann Shelton, both of Houston, Tx., Marjorie Sise, Shelia Shelton, both of Holly Springs; and three grandchildren.

Lola Smith
Lola Smith, 74, of Byhalia, died April 23, 2005 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. She was a member of The Jehovah Witness.

Services were held at 12 noon on April 28 at The Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Holly Springs. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Michael Smith officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, Eunice Smith; two sons, Michael Smith of Patterson, NY, Ronnie Smith of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Marshall Malone of Victoria; two sisters, Naomi Malone of Victoria, Omega Larkin of West Point; and a granddaughter.

George William Thornton
George William (Bill) Thornton, 62, of Memphis, Tenn., died April 30, 2005 at his home. He was a member of Parkway Village Methodist Church. He was employed in printing ink sales. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 2 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery. Bro. Paul Knight officiated.

He leaves his wife, Ina Faye Work Thornton; a daughter, Victoria Thornton; a sister, Carol Florow of Diamondhead; and two grandchildren.

Edna Cochran Wells
Edna Cochran Wells, 56, of Holly Springs, died April 27, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of Hebron Chapel CME Church, a church secretary, an adult Sunday school teacher, a church trustee, 4-H Club troop leader, a member of Heroines of Jericho Court #38, Marshall County Woman of the Year 1998, former Social Services Director of the Year for the State of Mississippi, and secretary for the Unit Burial Association. She was social services director of Trinity Mission Health and Rehab.

Services were held at 12 noon on May 2 at Anderson Chapel CME Church. Burial was in Hebron Chapel CME Church Cemetery. Rev. Shawn Patton officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, Willie Lewis Wells Sr.; two sons, Willie Lewis Wells Jr., Elton Franklin, both of Holly Springs; her mother, Pearlie Cochran of Holly Springs; nine sisters, Lillian Smith of Holly Springs, Hannah Tunstall of Victoria, Joanner Edwards of Olive Branch, Alice Jean Frazier of Memphis, Inez Collier of Milwaukee, Wisc., Willie Etta Wortham of Jackson, Ida Brown, Sarah Moore, Pearlie Smith, all of St. Louis, Mo.; four brothers, John William Cochran of Hillside, N.J., Elree Cochran Jr. of Holly Springs; David Cochran of Ashland, Philander Cochran of Atlanta, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her son, Willie Lorenzo Wells.

Pallbearers were Edward Sims Jr., C.L. Wilkins, Eric Lester, Nathaniel Tunstall, James Alford, Sammie Faulkner, Wayne Stinson, James Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Eric Tunstall, Sterling Edwards, Jessie Frazier, Wendell Smith, Charles Wortham, Dean Cochran, John Cochran III, Jonathan Edwards, Eldred Cochran, Wesley Smith, Cedric Wortham, William Cochran.


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