Thursday, July 14, 2005


Jeffrey Lynn Cole
Jeffrey Lynn Cole, 45, of Bartlett, Tenn., died July 4, 2005 in Memphis, Tenn. He was a Christian and a shipping/receiving clerk with AIM Power and Fluids Inc.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 10 at Carey Chapel Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his mother, Edith Cole of Memphis; a brother, Joe Cole of Memphis; a sister, Carla Black of Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert M. Cole; and a brother, Christopher Cole.

Raymond Lumpkin
Raymond Lumpkin, 58, of Memphis, Tenn., died July 1, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Services were held at 12 noon on July 7 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Zion Taska Cemetery in Cayce.

He leaves three daughters, Glenda Williams-Boston, Maria Steward, Tamara Lumpkin, all of Memphis; a son, Allen Brown of Ypsilant, Mich.; his twin brother, Raymon Lumpkin of Memphis; and 11 grandchildren.

Claude Lee Smith
Claude Lee Smith, 85, of Potts Camp, died July 6, 2005 at his home. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hickory Flat, a cabinetmaker, a construction worker, and an Air Force veteran of World War II.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Stone Cemetery in Potts Camp. Bro. Jimmy Wilbanks officiated.

He leaves his wife, Hazel Johnson Smith; a daughter, Louise Harrison of Senatobia; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Dr. William Louis White Sr.
Dr. William Louis White Sr., died July 6, 2005.

Services were held at 11:30 a.m. on July 9 at St. Andrew’s Cathedral Episcopal Church in Jackson.

He leaves his wife, Dessie B. White; his children, Patrise W. Bennett, William Louis White Jr.; brothers and sisters, Bruce V. White Sr., Clark White, Bernard White, Benita Henry, Oliver Phalen White and Agnes Henderson; and three grandchildren.

Ronnie Dale Wilson
Ronnie Dale Wilson, 29, of Ashland, died July 10, 2005 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. A member of the Church of Christ, he was employed with Mulay Plastics.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 12 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ashland Church of Christ Cemetery. Pastor Fannie Kelley officiated.

He leaves his wife, Tasha Wilson; a daughter, Autumn Cheyenne Wilson of Ashland; his father and stepmother Ronnie and Barbara Wilson of Nesbit; his mother and stepfather, Pam and Tommy Skelton of Lamar; three brothers, Michael Neal Hopkins of Burlison, Tenn., Lance Skelton, Richie Skelton, both of Lamar; and a sister, Vickie Downs of Lamar.

Pallbearers were Spanky Skelton, Phillip Downs, Kevin Bennett, Lance Skelton, Martin Bennett, William Dyer, Britttany Skelton, Amber Skelton, Tommy Skelton, Keilan Wilson, Mike Hopkins, Richie Skelton, Shaun Kenyon.

Sherry Annette King Young
Sherry Annette King Young, 39, of Olive Branch, died June 26, 2005 at Methodist Hospital of Germantown, Germantown, Tenn. She was a member of the Missionary Society, usher board, a former member of Pastor’s Aide, secretary of Benevolent Offering, youth director, church announcer and former choir member. She was a factory worker with Landau Uniforms in Olive Branch.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 3 at Smith Grove MB Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Joe Lester officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, Kelley Sam Young; her father, Oplis King of Holly Springs; five sisters, Brenda King, Stacey Brimfield, both of Columbia, S.C., Emma Stephenson, Margie King, Hazel King, all of Holly Springs; six brothers, Kelsey King of Charlotte, N.C., Thessalonia King, Ivy L. King, Lee Mack King, Melvin King, Conerly King, all of Holly Springs.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Naomi Lester King.

Pallbearers were Lamont King, Anthony King, Percy Stephenson, Travis Harris, John Harris, Rickey Harris, Derrick Phillips, Clifford Sims. Honorary pallbearers were Thessalonia King, Ivy King, Lee Mack King, Melvin King, Conerly King, James Young, Lucious Young, Seattle Young, Elbert Young, Robert Young and Kelsey King.

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