Thursday, June 2, 2005

Obituaries

U. L. Davis Sr.
U. L. Davis Sr., 69, of Senatobia, died May 20, 2005 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital. He was the widower of Lorene Davis, and a retired road maintenance worker.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 21 at Wyatte Community Church in Senatobia. Burial was in Harris Chapel Church Cemetery in Tyro. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves five daughters, Ollie Ingram, Verna Cathey, both of Holly Springs, Mae Lena Mays, Felicia Davis, both of Senatobia, Arbella Nichols of Byhalia; five sons, U.L. Davis Jr., Joe Lee Davis, both of Senatobia, Larry Davis of Como, Almos Davis of Memphis, Wavey T. Davis of Southaven; a sister, Ollie Mae Sessom of St. Louis, Mo.; 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Johnny Lee McNeil Jr.
Johnny Lee McNeil Jr., 30, of Como, died May 21, 2005 in Nashville, Tenn. He was a factory worker.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 29 at Beulah Baptist Church in Como. Burial was in Hammond Hill Cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves two sons, Cordarius Milan of Sardis, Terrell Carpenter of Como; his parents, Bessie Lee McNeil and Johnny B. McNeil of Como; five sisters, Shirley Ann Little, Patricia McNeil, Juanita McNeil, Mary McNeil, all of Como, Jeanette Little of Waterford; and two brothers, James Little, Tracy McNeil, both of Como.

Lawrence Pannell Jr.
Lawrence (Tony) Pannell Jr., 60, of Holly Springs, died May 23, 2005 at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. He was the widower of Cora Edna Pannell, a Baptist and a welder and fitter.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 26 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery in Lamar.

He leaves a son, Rodney Wayne Pannell of Olive Branch; two daughters, Tammy Renee Morris of Greenville, S.C., Tonya James Pannell of Holly Springs; two stepdaughters, Carol Ann Henley of Byhalia, Marilyn Sue Garrett of Houlka; three brothers, Tommy Wayne Pannell, Jimmy Dale Pannell, both of Red Banks, James Edward Pannell of Southaven; two sisters, Linda Pannell Evans of Red Banks, Kathy Pannell Bailey of Southaven; eight grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was joined in death by his father, Lawrence Vinson Pannell Sr.

Lawrence Vinson Pannell Sr.
Lawrence Vinson Pannell Sr., 80, of Holly Springs, died May 23, 2005 in Holly Springs. He was the widower of Annie Lorene Pannell, a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church in Lamar, and a trailer builder with Fruehauf. He had been a deacon at Clear Creek Baptist Church since 1966.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 26 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery.

He leaves three sons, Tommy Wayne Pannell, Jimmy Dale Pannell, both of Red Banks, James Edward Pannell of Southaven; two daughters, Linda Pannell Evans of Red Banks, Kathy Pannell Bailey of Southaven; two brothers, Thurman Pannell of Southaven, Dewey Pannell of Holly Springs; a sister, Ethel Pannell of Holly Springs; 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was joined in death by a son, Lawrence V. (Tony) Pannell Jr.; and preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse James Pannell, and Arthur Mack Pannell.

Warren Curtis Slayden
Warren Curtis Slayden, 78, of Oxford, died May 25, 2005 at Baptist Hospital of North Mississippi in Oxford. He was the widower of Marie Barber Slayden, a Methodist, a retired lab technician with U.S. Department of Agriculture, a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, a former vestryman and Sunday school teacher at Christ Episcopal Church in Holly Springs, and former scout master in Holly Springs.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on May 28 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Rev. John Kramer officiated.

He leaves a son, Warren Wynne Slayden of Madison; a daughter, Lois Slayden Jones of Memphis, Tenn.; and a granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lane Marie Slayden.

Pallbearers were Jerry Barber, Billy Barber, Bobby Barber, Gerald Barber, Randy Barber, Ken Barber, Terry Polsgrove, Sammy Aldridge and Jackie Barnett.

Mrs. Willie Taylor
Mrs. Willie (Wedely) Pryor Warren Taylor, 100, of Holly Springs, formerly of Des Moines, Iowa, died May 30, 2005 at her home. The widow of Citizen Warren and Jessie Taylor, she was a member of Strawberry MB Church in Holly Springs and a former member of Mt. Comfort CME Church in Laws Hill.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on June 3 at Strawberry MB Church with burial in Mt. Comfort CME Church Cemetery. Rev. Willie Jeffries officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She leaves two sons, Sidney Warren, Stanley Warren, both of Holly Springs; 26 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Herbert (Hubbard) Warren.


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