Thursday, September 1, 2005

Obituaries

Brenda White Anderson
Brenda White Anderson, 49, of Memphis, Tenn., died Aug. 22, 2005 at her home. She was a pawn broker with Best Pawns in Memphis.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 26 at Bethlehem MB Church in Memphis, where she was a member. Burial was in Greenwood MB Church Cemetery in Lamar. Rev. O.C. Collins Jr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, Clinton Anderson; two daughters, Ericka Nicole Anderson, Elexis Alexandria Anderson, both of Memphis; a son, Eric Desmond Anderson of Memphis; a stepson, Everest Booker of Memphis; her mother, Ella Mae Washington White of Benton County; four sisters, Jacqueline Shine, Margaree White, both of Lamar, Lejoyi Pollard of Memphis, Collin Wesson of Jonesboro, Ga.; a brother, Otis White Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.; and a grandson.

She was preceded in death by her father; Otis White and two sisters, Sandra White, Lena Trice.

Pallbearers were Charles White, Benjamin Pollard, Michael Lewis, Corey White, Marlon Pollard, Morris Lewis and Joshua Cole.

James Earl Fisher
James Earl Fisher, 57, of Memphis, Tenn., died Aug. 23, 2005 at his home. He was a former member of Smith Chapel CME Church, East St. Peter, and current member of New Salem M.B. Church.

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 at T.O.M.B. Association Building in Oxford. Burial was in East St. Peter Cemetery in Abbeville. Rev. William Woods officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves three sisters, Mary Louise Martin of Oxford, Jessie Williams, Linda Williams, both of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Guy Fisher of Fairfield, Calif., Kenneth Fisher of New Orleans, La., Robert Williams of Memphis; and his stepfather, Lee Williams of Oxford.

Pallbearers were Victor Martin, David Fisher, Fredrick Phillips, Jeffery Martin, Al Frierson and Curtis Robinson.

Mary Lee Scott Hale
Mary Lee Scott Hale, 74, of Cayce, died Aug. 21, 2005 at her home. She was the widow of Riley (Shug) Hale. She was a member of the church choir, a church usher, a missionary, Sunday school teacher and superintendent.

Services were held at 12 noon on Aug. 27 at Mt. Pisgah CME Church in Cayce, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Hubie L. Nelson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves five daughters, Bernice Hale, Mary Odum, Clara Watkins, Brenda Carter, Lee Ann Hale, all of Byhalia; three sons, Roy Hale, Al Hale, James Hale, all of Byhalia; two sisters, Creasie Benford of Byhalia; Maxine Fant of Holly Springs; a brother, Mose Scott of Byhalia; 24 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dan Scott, Milton Benford, Kenneth Scott, Louis Scott, James Hale and Sandy Hale Jr.

Charlie Mae Joseph Horton
Charlie Mae Joseph Horton, 59, of Oxford, died Aug. 24, 2005 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was employed with Whirlpool for 32 years. She was a member of the Harrisonville MB Church in Oxford.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 29 at T.O.M.B. Association Building in Oxford. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley. Serenity Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves six children, Ed Horton Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., JoAnn H. Smith, Ophelia H. Samuel, both of Madison, Tenn., Shelia H. Davis of Oxford, Trusan H. Eggerson of Fort Sill, Okla., Kimberly Horton of Fort Huachuca, Az; seven brothers, Cleveland Joseph, Freddie Holmes, Ike Holmes, Henry Holmes, all of Oxford, N.L. Joseph of Memphis, Tenn., Elizah D. Holmes of Helena, Ark. Tony Jackson of Milwaukee, Wisc.; eight sisters, Delores Davis of Phoenix, Ariz., Saddie Brown of Milwaukee, Wisc., Ophelia Buford, Linda Pulley, Irene Judson, all of Water Valley, Martha Morgan, Velma Holmes, Margie Jones of Oxford; her stepmother, Lucille Joseph of Water Valley; and 15 grandchildren.

Michael Houston
Michael Houston, 52, of Holly Srpings, died Aug. 19, 2005, at his home.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 29 at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery with burial in the cemetery. Bartlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.

He leaves three daughters, Monica Houston Barclay of Victor, N.Y., Melaine Houston Lamont of Covington, Tenn., Belinda Houston Wilson of Newport News, Va.; his mother, Amelia Houston of Holly Springs; two sisters, Cathy Allen of Byhalia, Janice Hayes of Holly Springs; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Houston.

Dorothy Stribling Main
Dorothy Stribling Main, 84, of Tupelo, died Aug. 27, 2005 at the North Mississippi Center. She was the widow of Thomas E. Main Jr. She taught school in Georgia and Mississippi, retiring from the Tupelo Public School in 1981. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a member of the Lorilido Homemakers Club and the Lee County Retired Teachers Association.

Services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 30 at First Presbyterian Church. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. at Hill Crest Cemetery. Pastor Richard Paddon officiated. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a daughter, Marnelia Smith of Spartanburg, S.C.; a son, John Main of Tupelo; two brothers, Bill Stribling of Rogers, Ark., Sam Stribling of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; a sister, Sara Ann Griffith of Buchanan, Ga.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ted Main; and a brother, Jack Stribling.

Pallbearers were John Bryson, Curtis Cockrell, Buddy Stubbs, Phillp Williams, Aubrey Patterson and John Cother.

Emery Moore
Emery (Uncle Dave) Moore, 68, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 26, 2005 at Alliance HealthCare. He coached one of the most successful little league baseball teams in the Marshall County area, The Moore Farm Little League Sluggers. He was a block layer contractor.

Services will be held at 12 noon on Sept. 3 at Mt. Newell MB Church in Red Banks. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Arthur Fitchpatrick Jr. will officiate. Serenity Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Pearlie Moore; 12 children, Gilson Latin Moore of Memphis, Tenn., Inetta Cook, Debra Houston, Travis Moore, all of Victoria, Gail Martin, Eldredge Moore, Tamara Hale, Remonica Moore, all of Cayce, Tony Moore, Shawanda Moore, Jobina Moore, all of Red Banks, Eric Hope of Byhalia; eight brothers, Curtis, Willie C., Connie B. Moore, all of Red Banks, Edgar Moore, Charlie B. Hall, both of Victoria, Curtis Hall, R.W. Hall, both of Detroit, Mich., James Moore of Memphis; six sisters, Oblydia Perry of Detroit, Annie G. Elmore of Victoria, Irene Moore of Red Banks, Loraine Totten, Barbara Hall of Memphis, Inez Lawrence of Gulf Port; 16 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Emery Lee Moore, and a brother, Troy Moore.

Bessie Childers Murley
Bessie Childers Murley, 98, of Ashland, died Aug. 22, 2005 at Beverly Health Care in Southaven. She was the widow of Richard C. Murley.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 24 at Liberty United Methodist Church in Ashland, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. William Kemp officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves five sons, Richard Murley Jr., of Southaven, Leland Murley of Bartlett, Tenn., Tate Murley of Olive Branch, Danny Murley of Brownsville, Tenn., Paul Murley of Piperton, Tenn.; three daughters, Grace Ausburn, Elizabeth Farabee, both of Memphis, Tenn., Lynda Cox of Southaven; two sisters, Ila Cox of Ashland, Blanche Webb of Memphis, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Al Cox Jr., David Murley, Richard Murley, Larry Farabee, Sid Bickley and Stanley Childers.

Memorials may be made to Liberty United Methodist Church c/o Larry Roberson, 9631 Hwy 5, Ashland, MS 38603.

Lura Vyrl Nolan
Lura Vyrl Nolan, 84, of Pittsboro, died Aug. 28, 2005 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was a member of Oldtown Baptist.

Services were held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 30 at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Vardaman. Rev. Joe Russell and Rev. Wayne Gullett officiated.

She leaves her husband, Doyce E. Nolan; four daughters, Tillie Gullett, Linda Ruth Hill of Oxford, Deborah Hamblin of Byhalia, Jimmie Nell Garrett of Oxford; two sisters, Hester Bourg of Tylertown, Charlene Clark of Hernando; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Steve Bryant, Jerry Haire, Harold Ward, Jim Lovelace, Donald Washington, Harley Washington, Darrell Clark, Roger Clark and Chucky Clark.

Master Demarkeun Qurtez Reliford
Master Demarkeun Qurtez Reliford, 6, of Abbeville, died Aug. 20, 2005 at his home. He was a kindergarten student at Oxford Lafayette Elementary School.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 27 at Jeffries Chapel in Abbeville. Burial was in Owen’s Cemetery in Abbeville. Rev. McArthur King officiated. Serenity Funeral Home Inc. of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his parents, Berlon Muse of Oxford and Rhonda Malone of Abbeville.; a sister, Rahlayah Malone of Abbeville; his grandmothers, Lula Mae Malone of Abbeville, Debra Muse of Holly Springs; and his grandfather, Lerlon Hardaway of Holly Springs.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Charles Jones.


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