Thursday, August 11, 2004

Obituaries

Sarah Lou Fair Cooper
Sarah Lou Fair Cooper, 63, of Somerville died August 2, 2005 at Christopher’s Retirement Center in Holly Springs where she had been a resident for the past two years. She was a member of the Somerville First Presbyterian Church her entire life.

Services were held at 3 p.m. on August 6 at the Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. R. Christy Morgan of Corinth, former pastor of the Somerville First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in Somerville City Cemetery. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a daughter, Sydna Cooper Hurdle of Holly Springs; a son, Mark Cooper of Somerville, two grandsons, Jesse Karr (Jake) Hurdle, IV, and Sydney Gordon Hurdle.

Pallbearers were Will Bowling, Ron Campbell, Will Middlecoff, Hugh Parks, Bill Rhea and Billy Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Thomas H. Fowler, Harmon Havercamp and Billy Yancey.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the Fair Theatre Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 909, Somerville, TN 38068.

Larrine Hampton
Larrine Hampton, 62, of Memphis, Tenn., died July 30, 2005 at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis.

Services were held at 12 noon on Aug. 6 at Greater Open Door MB Church in Memphis. Rev. Y.C. Cox officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves five daughters, Shirley Cox, Susie Williams, Florrine Hampton, Dorothy Montgomery, Chantay Nelms, all of Memphis; three sons, James Lee Hampton Jr., Gregory Lee Hampton, Elijah Martel Hampton, all of Byhalia; four sisters, Lula Mae McKinney, Vorice McKinney, Arlean Norton, all of Slayden, Rosemary Rhine of Byhalia; six brothers, Bobby Snow, Q.C. Snow, both of Memphis, Larry Snow of Byhalia, Willie Snow of Holly Springs, Henry McKinney of Chicago, Ill.; seven grandsons, 12 granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter.

Miguel Hernandez
Miguel Hernandez, 20, of Byhalia, died Aug. 1, 2005 in Arkansas. He was Catholic and a construction worker.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Dolores Hidalgo GTO, Mexico.

He leaves his father, Victor Hernandez of Byhalia; his mother, Curz Velagues of Soledad Nueva, Mexico; grandparents, Rafaela Juan Hernandez, Fransisca Monjalar, both of Mexico; two brothers, Victor Velagues Hernandez of Nashville, Tenn., Benjamin Hernandez of Byhalia; two sisters, Anna E. Isavell Hernandez of Soledad Nueva, Mexico, Raphela Hernandez of Mexico.

Dorothy Leak
Dorothy Leak, 66, of Lamar, died August 8, 2005 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Lamar Presbyterian Church.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on August 10 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Don Wilson officiated. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.

She leaves her husband, Bobby Leak; three daughters, Melanie Hurdle, Teresa Carpenter, both of West Point, Cindy Shaw of Holly Springs; a brother, Charlie Cole of Boise, Id.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Cary Carpenter, Tyler Carpenter, Joseph Carpenter, Casey McCullar, Lucas Carpenter, Chad Fitch, and Tripp McCullar.

Dedrick Lesure
Dedrick (Lil’ Man) Lesure, 33, of Holly Springs, died July 31, 2005 at the Regional Medical Center.

Services were held at on Aug. 6 at Providence MB CHurch in Holly Springs. Burial was in the Cottrell Memorial Gardens in Holly Springs. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves four daughters, Bianca Reaves, Talleah Anthony, both of Ashland, Shemice Milan of Chulahoma, Dariah Lesure of Lamar; two sons, LaKendrick Wilson of Byhalia, Cameron Isom of Holly Springs; his mother, Mildred Lesure; three sisters, Sherry Lesure, Ketoya Lesure, Sandra Jones, all of Holly Springs; seven brothers, Antonio Lesure, Marco Lesure, Randy Hicks, Jarvae Hunt, Jeffery Walton, Douglas Jones, Bryant Faulkner, all of Holly Springs; his grandmother, Nancy Lawson of Aurora, Ill.; special friends, Carmonica Isom and Robert Shipp.

Jayden Allen Lewis
Jayden Allen Lewis, 1 year, of Potts Camp, died Aug. 6, 2005 at his home.

Services were held on Aug. 9 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Potts Camp. Bro. Worsham officiated.

He leaves his mother and father, Tabitha Lewis and Joe Lewis of Potts Camp; his brother, Hunter Brown of Potts Camp; his sister, Hailey Brown of Potts Camp; grandparents, Wayne and Debbie Howard of Potts Camp, Vivian Lewis of Muskogee, Okla., William Lewis of Utah; great-grandparents, Ed Jones of Muskogee, Okla., Jo Anne Jones of Muskogee, Okla., Eugenee and Edna Lewis of Hickory Flat.

Clara Lee Stephenson Davis Nelson
Clara Lee Stephenson Davis Nelson, 44, of Memphis, Tenn., died Aug. 2, 2005 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. She was a member of the usher board and a member of the Rust College ROTC drill team. She was a salesperson with Burlington Coat Factory in Memphis.

Services were held at 12 noon on Aug. 7 at St. Paul MB Church in Byhalia, where she was a member. Burial was in Saulsberry Family Cemetery in Byhalia. Rev. Andrew Cheairs officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, Clyde Earl Nelson; a daughter, Ciara L. Nelson of Memphis; three sons, Chavez E. Nelson, Cameron C. Nelson, Colby E. Nelson, all of Memphis; three sisters, Landa Martin of Chulahoma, Dollie Martin of Chicago, Ill., Parthenia Mays of Coldwater; four brothers, Willie Jeffries of Lamar, Willie Stephenson of Chulahoma, James Jeffries of Senatobia, Rudolph Stephenson of Byhalia; an adopted sister, Mattie Taylor of Memphis; and an adopted brother, Nathaniel Davis of Memphis.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jerry Stephenson, Pearl Harbor Stephenson, Joe Nathan Stephenson.

Pallbearers were Charles Nelson, Michael Nelson, Carey Nelson, Willie Jeffries, James Jeffries, Conrad Nelson, Willie Stephenson, Rudolph Stephenson and Larry Newsom.

John L. Scruggs
John L. Scruggs, 50, of Byhalia, died July 30, 2005 at his home. He was a member of Mt. Zion CME Church in Ashland. He was disabled.

Services were held at 12 noon on Aug. 4 at Royston Chapel CME Church in Benton County. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Oliver Anthony officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves two daughters, Jennifer Judge of Ashland, Tamikea Chew of Memphis; a son, Carl Judge of Ashland; his mother, Lucy Scruggs of Byhalia; two sisters, Everlina Holts of Byhalia, Bessie Mae Scruggs of Madison, Ill.; five brothers, Tracy Scruggs, Willie Scruggs Jr. both of Memphis, Tenn., Odell Scruggs, Leopold Scales of Olive Branch, Rickey Scruggs Jr. of Byhalia; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Stacy Martin, James Wooten, Randy Rayford, Grant Ellis, Randy Crawford, Tyrone Robinson. Honorary pallbearers were Tracy Scruggs, Odell Scruggs, and Leopold Scales.

Charlotte Stanback
Charlotte Stanback, 77, of Byhalia, died Aug. 3, 2005 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a sales person with Jordan Sales.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 6 at Isaac Chapel CME Church in Byhalia, where she was a member. Burial was in Stanback Family Cemetery in Byhalia. Rev. Willie Ward officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves two daughters, Charleen Stanback of Chicago, Ill., Yvonne Stanback of Memphis; a son, Gregory Stanback of Byhalia; a sister, Massareno Richmond of Byhalia; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Stanback and Willie Stanback.

Pallbearers were Orlando Stanback, Willie Stanback, Christopher Stanback, Anthony Richmond, Mario Miller, and Alva Townsend.

Lee Marcus Wilkins
Lee Marcus (Lil Brother) Wilkins, 51, of Holly Springs, died July 30, 2005 at his home. He was a factory worker with Guardian Fiber Glass in Olive Branch.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 3 at Anderson Chapel CME Church. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Rev. Tony Wilkins officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his sister, Gloria Wilkins of Holly Springs; four brothers, Earl Wilkins, Artha Wilkins, Rev. Tony Wilkins, all of Holly Springs, Billy Wilkins of Memphis, Tenn.

Pallbearers were Robert L. Batts, Sylvester Dean, Willie Isom, Patrick Campbell, Robert Holloway, Terry Glover. Honorary pallbearers were Earl Wilkins, Artha Wilkins, Rev. Tony Wilkins and Billy Wilkins.

Glen Williams
Glen Williams, 83, of Potts Camp, died Aug. 4, 2005 at his home. He was a member of First Baptist in Holly Springs and a retired road builder. A former road building consultant supervisor, he helped construct many of the roads throughout north Mississippi, southeastern Arkansas and west Tennessee, and also the Marshall County Airport. He was a veteran of World War II. He served with the U.S. Navy Seabees, building airfields in the South Pacific.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Dr. Curtis Ferrell officiated.

He leaves his wife, Sara Moore Williams; three sons, Edward (Ed) Williams of Starkville, Dr. David Williams of Oxford, Mark Williams of Birmingham, Ala.; a daughter, Ann W. Young of Eupora; a brother, James Williams of Southaven; four sisters, Ruth Shipp, Dorothy Russell, both of Memphis, Jewel Swarner of Greenville, Betty Jean Feorene of Niles, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy Williams of Laws Hill, Charlie Williams of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Nettie Mayer of Potts Camp; and a grandson, Austin Williams of Starkville.

Mosegi Kenta Wheeler
Mosegi Kenta (Mo) Wheeler, 26, of Byhalia, died August 4, 2005 at his home. He attended Byhalia High and Henry Jr. High Schools.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 13 at Isaac Chapel CME Church in Byhalia. Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery in Byhalia. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his parents, Avan and Jimmie Wheeler, two children, Xavier Wheeler, Joslyn Benson, three brothers, Joe Brunson, Brian Wheeler, Nico Wheeler; two sisters, Vickie Clark, Jetonne Wheeler, his grandfather, Crell Wheller and a special friend, Quatzetta Echols, all of Byhalia.

Pallbearers will be Joe Brunson, Brian Wheeler, Nico Wheeler, Cleven Clark, Cedric Richmond, Michael Todd, Henry Louis Saulsberry and Dwight Wheeler.


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