Thursday, June 16, 2005


Bobbie Nell Ash
Bobbie Nell Ash, 72, of Arlington, Tenn., died June 12, 2005 at her home. She was a member of Christ Apostolic Church in Arlington and a retired packer with Shering Plough Inc.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 15 at Bethel Baptist Church in Pinedale. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Wayne Chester, Bro. Travis Shepherd, Bro. Don Gill and Bro. Tim McCrary officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband of 54 years, Cecil Charles Ash; three sons, Charles Edward Ash, Ronald Thomas Ash, both of Arlington, Cecil David Ash of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Hubert Milton Thomas of Columbus; two sisters, Violet Richardson of Pinedale, Lucy Biggs of Covington, La.; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jarrett Ash, Jordan Ash, Walter Richardson, Tony Richardson, Bert Thomas, Jonathan Thomas, Chris Howell.

Arthur T. Cowan
Arthur T. (Hot) Cowan, 42, of Holly Springs, died June 6, 2005 at Alliance HealthCare System. He attended Providence MB Church in Holly Springs and was a former cafeteria worker with Rust College.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on June 11 at Gray’s Chapel CME Church in Hudsonville. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Willie Hoey officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Paula Floyd Cowan of Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Rashandia Bowens of Holly Springs; two sons, Arthur Terrell Cowan III, Tavarus Rodriquez Cowan, both of Nashville, Tenn.; his mother, Dorothy Mae Brown Cowan of Holly Springs; six sisters, Gloria Parker, Patricia Parker, both of Victoria, Pauline Stevenson, Sarah Cowan, Brenda Cowan, Demetria Cowan, all of Holly Springs; and a brother, Willie M. Brown of Holly Springs.

Pallbearers were James Gipson, Michael Snow, Jeff Humphrey, Lacy Brown, Johnny L. (Bo) Jackson, and Willie Gordon. Honorary pallbearers were Cortez Cowan, Cedric Stevenson, Timothy Brown, Marquese Cowan, Willie James Gordon, Joe Lee Stevenson.

Samuel Green
Samuel Green, 80, of Detroit, Mich., died June 8, 2005 at St. John Riverview Hospital in Detroit. He was born in Lafayette County; he later moved to Detroit, Mich. He was a retired auto mechanic.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on June 11 at Tobby Tubby Church in Oxford. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Jerry Malone officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves a son, Willie Green; a brother, Lorienzer Greer Sr.; two sisters, Bessie Gibson, Mable Pettis; and two grandchildren, all of Oxford.

Rosa Mae Lane
Rosa Mae Wilkerson Lane, 76, of Holly Springs, died June 13, 2005 at Trinity Missions in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Rev. John Calvin Lane, her husband of 54 years.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 16 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.

She leaves two daughters, Rose Marie Lane Busby of Noxapater, Mary Kate Lane of Holly Springs; two brothers, Billy Wilkerson of Williamsville, Ga., Charles Wilkerson of Griffin, Ga.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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