Thursday, May 26, 2005


James Ray Bridges
James Ray Bridges, 67, of Byhalia, died May 21, 2005 at DeSoto Baptist Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of the Pharsalia Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held on May 24 at Bethel Cemetery. Rev. Dianne Lemons officiated. Dickins Funeral Home in Batesville was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves two brothers, Dewight Bridges of Diamondhead, James Paul Bridges of Byhalia; two sisters, Margaret Nowlin of Phenix City, Ala., Sally Atkins of West Point, Ark.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Cemetery.

James Franklin Jeffries Sr.
James Franklin (Jake) Jeffries Sr., 74, of Holly Springs, died May 18, 2005 at V.A. Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Beverly Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War Conflict, a member of American Legion Post 250, and a retired construction worker with James Walton Masonry Company.

Services were held at 3 p.m. on May 22 at Anderson Chapel CME Church. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Joe Lester officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Freddie Holland Jeffries; two sons, Rodney A. Jeffries of Holly Springs, James Franklin Jeffries Jr. of Sparta, Ga.; five sisters, Correan Driver, Katherine Robinson, Berniece Campbell, all of Chicago, Ill., Alberta Scott of Orlando, Fla., Lenora Jeffries of Urbana, Ill.; three brothers, Robert Jeffries of Atlanta, Ga., Carl Jeffries, David Jeffries, both of Chicago, Ill.; eight grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Fred Holland, Jesse J. Holland, Reginald Jackson, Robert Robinson, Clyde Driver, Fharon Hicks.

Martha Ann Leopard
Martha Ann Leopard, 73, of Byhalia, died May 22, 2005 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Charlie R. Leopard, a Pentecostal and a factory worker with Arthur Fulmer.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 24 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery in Ripley.

She leaves two sons, Terry R. Leopard, Larry R. Leopard, both of Victoria; two daughters, Mary Olgie Seals of Victoria, Rachel Elaine Smith of Ripley; a brother, Simon L. Leopard of Ripley; three sisters, Ruth Sides, Josephine Cook, Etta Thomas, all of Ripley; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Nadine LaVerne Farrow Moore
Nadine LaVerne Farrow Moore, 52, of Red Banks, died May 15, 2005 at Methodist LeBohnheur Healthcare in Germantown, Tenn. She was a member of Pastors Aide committee, usher board, a 1975 graduate of Rust College, a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., a former member of Greenfield Presbyterian Church in Waterford, and Newell Chapel CME Church in Victoria. She was a brazier for the Carrier Corp in Collierville, Tenn.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 19 at Bibleway Outreach Fellowship in Byhalia, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pastor Renzil Barringer officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, Felix Moore Jr.; a daughter, Felicia Laverna Moore of Red Banks; a son, Felix Moore III of Red Banks; her mother, Central A. Malone Farrow of Waterford; three sisters, Bettye F. Williams of Memphis, Tenn., Mavis Johnson of Matterson, Ill., Deloris Moore of Red Banks; five brothers, Leonard Farrow, Melvin Farrow, both of Waterford, Kelon Farrow of Oxford, Jack D. Farrow of Philadelphia, Penn., Angelo S. Farrow of Washington, D.C.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Farrow; and a brother, James Farrow.

Pallbearers were Ransom Malone, Clayton Moore, Dennis Moore, Bobby R. Moore, Lionel Moore, O.C. Moore, Edgar Moore Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Kelon Farrow, Melvin Farrow, Willie Curry, Van Curry, Eddie Curry, Charles E. Moore, Jack D. Farrow, Angelo S. Farrow, Leonard Farrow, Wall D. Curry.

Clifton Odell Skelton
Clifton Odell Skelton, 73, of Holly Springs, died May 22, 2005 at his home. He was a Baptist, and was employed with Wurlitzer and Carrier. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on May 24 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rice Chapel Cemetery in Lamar. Rev. Don Wilson officiated.

He leaves his wife, Lucy Nell Skelton; a son, Jimmy Dell Skelton of Collierville; a daughter, Brenda Skelton Prince of Collierville; his stepmother, Mary Astor Skelton of Holly Springs; his brother, Stephen Lee Skelton of Philpot, Ky.; two sisters, Mary Hester Skelton of Holly Springs, Irma Marie Lyles of Vinton, La.; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dwight Skelton, Jamie Hailey, Brantley Morgan, C.F. Bryan, Phil Gray, Alton Allen. Honorary pallbearers were Howard Hailey, Charles Morgan.

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