Thursday, June 23, 2005

Obituaries

Bill Monan Cross
Bill Monan Cross, 62, of Potts Camp, died June 14, 2005 at his home. He was a Methodist and a registered pharmacist with St. Joseph Hospital.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 20 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Flat Rock Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Bro. Leonard Howell officiated.

He leaves a son, Jeffrey Cross of Chesapeake, Va.; two daughters, Elisa Bledsoe of Memphis, Tenn., Nichole Cross of Potts Camp; two brothers, Adney E. Cross III of South Africa, Allen Cross of McKenzie, Tenn.; Anne Wernet of Whiteville, Tenn., Allison Shores of Ashland City, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and a nephew who cared for him, Brian Chaney.

Cindy Gale Pinson Harkins
Cindy Gale Pinson Harkins, 45, of Holly Springs, died June 13, 2005 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was the widow of John (Kool Aid) Harkins and attended Holly Springs Christian Center.

Services were held at 12 noon on June 19 at Shiloh MB Church in Ashland, where she was a former member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Steven Glass Sr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a daughter, Bridget Nicole Harkins of Holly Springs; a sister, Girtha Lee Richards of Holly Springs; and a brother, Joe Gene Elliott of Holly Springs.

Pallbearers were Reggie Elliott, Lenwood Richard, Raymond Mayfield, Rodney Elliott, Louis C. Boga, Walter Griffin.

William A. Highland
William A. (Cooter) Highland, 62, of Iuka, a former resident of Holly Springs, died Sunday, June 19, 2005 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a widower of Alene Highland, an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, and a retired truck driver. He attended North Corinth Baptist Church.

Services were held at 4 p.m. on June 21 at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial was in Patrick Cemetery. Bro. Bill Wages officiated. Jackie Feazell gave the eulogy.

He leaves his wife, Elizabeth Highland; a son, Ronnie Highland of Iuka; three stepsons, Shane Bridges of Corinth, Mike Hubbard of Middleton, Tenn., Tony Hubbard of Missoula, MT.; a daughter, Vickie Leatherwood of Iuka; a stepdaughter, Tanya Parker of Corinth; a brother, Porter Highland of New Caney, Tx.; eight sisters, Pearl Barrett, Emer Gene White, Christine Cooper, Betty Ouillen, Lorene Rhodes, Anne Wiley, all of Iuka, Ruby Brown of Margerum, Ala., Mary McClung of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; four grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tim Bivins, Waylon Phifer, Billy Crabb, Hubert Earl Scott, Larry Steen, and Don Roach. Honorary pallbearers were James Rowland and Wayne Vuncannon.

Terry Lynn Watson Holland
Terry Lynn Watson Holland, 42, of Holly Springs, died June 15, 2005 at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 18 at Mt. Newell MB Church in Red Banks. Burial was in Mt. Newell Memorial Gardens in Red Banks. Rev. Thurman Norman officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a daughter, Felicia Watson of Holly Springs; two sons, Billy Holland Jr., Tavarus Holland, both of Holly Springs; two sisters, Doris Jones, Ronda Bowens, both of Holly Springs; three brothers, Earl Watson of Birmingham, Ala., Henry Watson of Jackson, James Stinson of Holly Springs; and a grandson.

Pallbearers were Boyce Watson Jr., Carlos Ford, Clarence Hollowell, Marco Watson, Elmecus Jefferson and Winston Hollowell.

Genola Hudspeth Hood
Genola Hudspeth Hood, 87, of Ashland, died July 19, 2005 in Hickory Flat. She was a retired cook.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 21 at Bluff Springs Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Ed McCafferty officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves two sons, Bobby Hudspeth of Senatobia, Billy Hudspeth of Ashland; two daughters, Betty Call, Judy Bolden, both of Ashland; a brother, Thomas Miller of Blue Mountain; four sisters, Inez Catledge of Horn Lake, Lucy King of Ripley, Sarah Collins of Hickory Flat, Lottie Lunday of Memphis, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Joe Gene Hudspeth; and two grandchildren, Joann James and Emily Rushing.

Frances H. Moore
Frances H. Moore, 84, formerly of Holly Springs, died June 16 in Hendersonville, Tenn. She was the widow of Frank Moore.

Burial was June 18 at 3 p.m. in Memphis at Forest Hills South Cemetery.

She leaves three children, Miriam Moore of Arlington, Tenn., Diane Moore Carey of Eads, Tenn., Frank Moore Jr. of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.

Harley H. Muse
Harley H. Muse, 90, of New Port Richie, Fla., formerly of Hickory Flat, died June 16, 2005 at Forrest Glen Manor in New Port Richie. He was the widower of Clara Muse, a factory foreman with Deluxe Factory.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on June 25 at First United Methodist Church in Hickory Flat, where he was a member. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery in Hickory Flat.

He leaves a daughter, Bobbie M. Barfield of Houston, Tx.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Nils Edward Pallesen
Nils Edward Pallesen, 74, of Memphis, Tenn., died June 13, 2005 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. He was Catholic. He was a management consultant with Pallesen Consulting Services, LLC. He was a captain in the US Marine Corps and a veteran of Korea.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 16 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Temperance Hill Cemetery in Potts Camp.

He leaves his wife, Martha H. Pallesen; a brother, Robert D. Pallesen of Ocala, Fla.; and two sisters, Ellen A. Kurtz of New York, N.Y., Betty J. Lynn of Orlando, Fla.

Pallbearers were Edward Lynn, Bob Pallesen, Frank Howell, Ralph Hill, Stewart Howell, Clyde Howell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

Mary Moore Sumlar
Mary Moore Sumlar, 84, of Holly Springs, died June 12, 2005 at Alliance HealthCare System. She was the widow of Albert Sumlar.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 18 at Newell Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Spencer Mathis officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a daughter, Margaret Moore of Holly Springs; four sisters, Clara Blake, Mildred Wynn, both of Memphis, Tenn., Thelma Gatewood of Detroit, Mich., Alma McAuley of Byhalia; a brother, Edgar (Puppy) Moore of Red Banks; 11 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jessie Hughes, Melvin Moore, Marco Hughes, Edgar Moore Jr., Bobby Moore, Kedrick Moore.

Mamanola Macon Tipler
Mamanola Macon Tipler, 75, of Lamar, died June 11, 2005 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was a member of the mother board, a member of the finance committee, a church kitchen manager and a former usher. She was a retired factory worker with ABC of Ashland.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on June 18 at St. James Church of God In Christ in Ripley, where she was a member. Burial was in St. Luke COGIC Cemetery in Ashland. Superintendent Bernell Hoyle officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, James Tipler; two daughters, Angela Robinson of Ashland, Dorothy Bills of Holly Springs; four sons, Dr. Johnny Bills of Fayette, Roosevelt Bills of Ripley, Nathaniel Bills of Holly Springs, Dwight Steward of Bolivar, Tenn.; three sisters, Virtee Elmore of Maywood, Ill., Mary Elmore of Calumet City, Ill., Leona Pate of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, James Macon of Maywood, Ill., L.B. Macon of Toone, Tenn.; 26 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Smith.

Pallbearers were Tyrone Smith, Roosevelt Reaves, Carl Robinson, Cornelius Robinson, James Macon Jr., Larry Crawford, Ralph Tipler, Craig Tipler, Larry Coleman. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Johnny Bills, Ricky Pate, James Macon, L.B. Macon, Roosevelt Bills, Nathaniel Bills, Alex Williams.


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