Thursday, May 11, 2005

Obituaries

Dean Edward Bridgeforth Jr
Dean Edward (Junior) Bridgeforth Jr., 35, of Holly Springs, died May 1, 2005 at his home. He was a member of Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks, a member of Chulahoma Masonic Lodge #241 Local, and supervisor of Swift Transportation in Memphis, Tenn.

Services were held at 3 p.m. on May 8 at Rust College Doxey Auditorium. Burial was in Pleasant Grove MB Church Cemetery. Rev. S. A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Barbara Renae Jones Bridgeforth; three daughters, Rhyan Monique Bridgeforth, Mya Bridgeforth, Courtney Porter, all of Holly Springs; a son, Dean Edward Bridgeforth III of Holly Springs; his father, Dean E. Bridgeforth of Holly Springs; four sisters, Ava Garth of Memphis, Tenn., Andrea Marion, Edith Sims, both of Holly Springs, Paulette Ballard of Las Vegas, Nev.; three brothers, Larry Bridgeforth, Glynn Bridgeforth, Samuel (Dennis) Bridgeforth, all of Holly Springs.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Jones Bridgeforth; a sister, Peggy Bridgeforth; and a brother, Rodney Bridgeforth.

Pallbearers were Chaddrick Marion, Chelsey Malone, Chauncey Marion Sr., Rodney Bridgeforth Jr., Lott Garth III, Cecil Marion Jr., Christopher Bridgeforth, Jason Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Samuel Bridgeforth, Larry Bridgeforth, Linwood Turner, Joseph Ballard, Glynn Bridgeforth, Albert Sims, Clifford Sims, Lemarquis Bobo.

Betty Lee Bulimore Clark
Betty Lee Bulimore Clark, 63, of Holly Springs, died May 7, 2005, at her home. She was a secretary for over 14 years at Southern Homes and a member of Sara Baptist Church.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on May 9 at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial was in Batesville Magnolia. Rev. John Stewart officiated.

She leaves her husband, William Lewis Clark Sr.; a son, William Lewis Clark Jr. of Sardis; a daughter, Sandra Faye White of Batesville; two sisters, Mary Ruth Patton of Pensacola, Fla., Ruby Clark of Arkabutla; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Home Care and Hospice, Attn: Linda Cagle, 126 Hwy 51 North, Batesville, MS 38606.

Robenia Freeman
Robenia Freeman, 79, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Chulahoma, died April 29, 2005 at her home. She was a retired school teacher. A former member of Chulahoma Baptist Church, she served on the Usher and Mother Board and she also served as a member of the Pastor’s Aid Club. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She later joined Mt. Joyner Baptist Church where she also served on the Mother Board.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 30 at Mt. Joyner M.B. Church in Memphis. Burial was in Tyro Church Cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves six daughters, Elsie Freeman, Melvin Freeman, Eddie Freeman, Loice Nelson, Joyce Freeman, Leaser Freeman, all of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Clifton Freeman Jr. of Rockford, Ill., Leester Freeman of Oklahoma City, Okla., Larry Freeman of Victoria, Tx.; 22 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Maxine Naugher Horton
Maxine Naugher Horton, 98, died April 30 at Traceway Retirement Center in Tupelo. She taught at Eupora, Water Valley and Ecru. She did graduate work at MSU and Cornell University. In 1934, she was employed by the Mississippi State Extension Service as program director for the State 4-H Clubs. In addition to speaking at 4-H rallies, for many years she chaperoned the State 4-H winner to national conventions at Chicago and Washington, D.C. In 1946, she married John Presley Horton of Louisville.

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

She leaves a twin sister, Maurine Naugher Sewell of Memphis, Tenn., another sister, Jamie Naugher Woods of Holly Springs; and two brothers, Loran Naugher, David Naugher of Pontotoc.

Pallbearers will be her nephews, John David Naugher, Russell Carter Naugher, Loran Naugher Jr., Robert Woods, Charles Woods and James Sewell.

Dorothy Ruth Hunt
Dorothy Ruth Hunt, 61, of Tupelo, died May 3, 2005 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. She was employed at North MS Medical Center for many years and was also a caregiver to many children.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 7 at Mt. Zion MB Church in Verona. Burial was in Porter’s Memorial Garden in Tupelo. Rev. Donnell Nichols officiated. Serenity Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves two sons, Roy Hunt of Alpharetta, Ga., Michael Hunt of Tupelo; and a sister, Frances Hunt of Tupelo.

Pallbearers were Kelsey Duffy, Ronnie Medcalf, Cedric White, Ramonte Green, Ray Berry, Titus White.

Dalma Ulelah Janes
Dalma Ulelah Janes, 78, of Ashland, died May 4, 2005 at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She was the widow of Jessie E. Janes, a member of Ashland Baptist Church and a retired post master.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Bro. Randy Crews officiated.

She leaves a son, Donald C. Janes of Lamar; a daughter, Debbie Childers of Lamar; a brother, Leon Jackson of Michigan City; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Whitney Janes, Ashley Rowland, Thomas Doyle, Michael Shoup, Tommy Dodd, Lynn Jackson.

Terry Dewayne Jones
Terry Dewayne Jones, 35, of Oxford, died May 3 in Oxford. He was a self-employed tree trimmer.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 10 at New Hope MB Church in Oxford, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Wilson officiated. Serenity Funeral Home Inc. of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves a son, Terry Dewayne Jones Jr. of Abbeville; three brothers, Van Jones Jr. of Milwaukee, Wisc., Herbert Woods of Dallas, Tx., Lynn Baskin of Oxford; 13 sisters, Ruth Jones of Phoenix, Ariz., Marguerite Guy, Vandy Harmon, both of Milwaukee, Wisc., Hattie Price of Abbeville, Joyce Moody, Sherra Jones, Floretta Toles, all of Oxford, Catherine Jones, Linda Faye Jones, Barbara Ann Jones, all of Memphis, Tenn., Barbara Harris of Southaven, Rosie Payton, Lena Jones, both of Jackson.

L.B. Spight LeSure
L.B. Spight LeSure, 85, of Holly Springs, died May 3, 2005 at Alliance HealthCare System. She was the widow of Prenice LeSure.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 7 at Hopewell No. 2 M.B. Church in Hudsonville, where she 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.

She leaves three daughters, Emma Brown of Jackson, Ina Jeffries of Holly Springs, Modena LeSure Bishop of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; two sons, Nelson LeSure of Memphis, Tenn., Isaac LeSure of East St. Louis, Mo.; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were the church choir.

Amy Emiline Luttrell
Amy Emiline Luttrell, 83, of Holly Springs, died May 8, 2005 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a Baptist.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 11 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rutledge-Salem Cemetery in Iuka. Bro. Frank Feathers officiated.

She leaves her husband, Taylor D. Luttrell; four sons, Charles T. Luttrell of Molalla, Ore., James E. Luttrell of Jackson, Donald E. Luttrell, Robert D. Luttrell, both of Holly Springs; a daughter, Jewel Annette Bell of Holly Springs; 22 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Turner H. Luttrell, and two infant daughters.

Pallbearers were Steven Luttrell, Lucas Bell, John Taylor Luttrell, Matt Luttrell, Kevin Luttrell, Kent Feathers, Rodney Bell.

Sally Smith McClure
Sally Smith McClure, 92, of Delaware, Ohio, formerly of Waterford, died May 1, 2005 at Delaware Nursing Home. The widow of Walter (Mac) McClure, she was a Baptist and an office manager with Holiday Inn.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 5 at Waterford United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Jack Kwok and Rev. Odell Mackey officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a daughter, Kay Kwok of Delaware, Ohio; two brothers, Hardin Smith, Albert Smith, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Frances McGarah of Delaware, Ohio; and two grandsons.

Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.

Bobbie Jean Stamey
Bobbie Jean Stamey, 77, of Michigan City, died May 4, 2005 at Baptist Hospital Collierville. She was a Baptist.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Valley Grove Cemetery. Bro. William Kemp officiated.

She leaves her husband, Clyde Stamey; a son, Robbie Lee Wagner of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a daughter, Deborah Jean Stamey Hiers of Houston, Tx.; two brothers, Jack Presley Wagner of Manila, Ark., Tommy Lee Hatcher of Covington, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Bart Tomlinson Jr.
Bart Tomlinson Jr., 74, of Holly Springs, died May 5, 2005 at at Baptist East in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs. He was owner/operator of Western Auto for 36 years, and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. A city alderman for eight years, and an alderman at large for four years, he also worked as an air traffic controller for 15 years. He was a real estate broker at Century 21 and a cattleman for 30 years. He was a director of Merchants and Farmers Bank.

Services were held at 3:30 p.m. on May 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Truman Thompson officiated.

He leaves his wife, Dottie Tomlinson; a son, Kenneth Bart Tomlinson of Olive Branch; three daughters, Tamara Overall of Olive Branch, Cyndi Troskey of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, Sarah Kaye Johnson of Acworth, Ga.; a brother, Leslie Tomlinson of Holly Springs; a sister, Bertie Jewel Boone of Holly Springs; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Bennett, Mitch Tomlinson Jr., Marc Boone, Byrne Carpenter, Larry Hutchens, Stanley Herington, Marshall Tomlinson, R.D. Derrick, Ronni Hangey. Honorary pallbearers were the directors of the Merchants and Farmers Bank.

Mattie Mae Johnson Tomlinson
Mattie Mae Johnson Tomlinson, 80, of Red Banks, formerly of Gary, Ind., died April 29, 2005, at Alliance HealthCare System. She was the widow of Harvey Tomlinson. She was a former member of Calvary MB Church in Gary, Ind. and usher at Calvary MB Church. She was a retired forklift operator with U.S. Steel of Gary in Gary, Ind.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 7 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 a daughter, Louise Bailey of Red Banks; three sisters, Nola B. Hall of Red Banks, Norma Johnson of Memphis, Tenn., Perlia Burton of Holly Springs; and a brother, Cleveland Johnson of Holly Springs.

Pallbearers were Terry Johnson, Jerome Johnson, Deckie Johnson, Dwayne Burton, Tony Johnson, Terence Malone, Marcell Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Cleveland Johnson, Leon Hall, Douglas Burton, Kelvin Hall, Tyrone Johnson, Leon M. Hall, Reyshan Hannah.

Jefferson Leroy Worley
Jefferson Leroy Worley, 41, of Holly Springs, died May 8, 2005 at Memphis, Tenn. He was a minister at First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs and a painter with Christian Bros. Paint Co.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 11 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Waldrop and Bro. Donald Lancaster officiated.

He leaves his wife, Jennifer Worley; three sons, Michael Worley, Steven Worley, both of Senatobia, Brandon Worley of Holly Springs; two stepsons, Cody Bourland, Bryan Finley, both of Holly Springs; his mother, Maude Shackelford of Olive Branch; his stepfather, Ted Shackelford of Olive Branch; two brothers, James Worley of Arlington, Tenn., Ray Worley of Corinth; a sister, Carol Ann Rico of Irving, Tx.

He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Green.

Pallbearers were Gary Waldrop, Chris Roberts, Nathaniel Hobbs, James (Kojak) Brewer, Wilson Reynolds, Jimmy Lapradd, Jeremiah Waldrop, Eric Hatch.


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