Thursday, September, 22, 2005

Obituaries

Mary Margaret Loftin Allen
Mary Margaret Loftin Allen, 89, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 14, 2005 at Christopher’s Personal Care. She was the widow of Benjamin K. Allen Jr. She was a captain in the W.A.C.S in World War II. She was the military attache to the governors of Florida and Mississippi, and owner of Memphis Bandage, and of Forklift Tires of Memphis.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 17 at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Kevin Yarbrough officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a son, Larry Loftin Allen of Memphis; a daughter, Patricia Allen Boggan of Memphis; three brothers, Ralph Loftin, Alfred Loftin, Luke Loftin, all of Mt. Pleasant; three sisters, Doris Howell of Mt. Pleasant, Helen Read Lucado of Atoka, Tenn., Anne Taylor of Mt. Pleasant; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Hazel Allene Cox
Hazel Allene Cox, 81, of Hickory Flat, died Sept. 14, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. She was the widow of Earl Jordan Sr. and Leon Cox, and a member of Bluff Springs Baptist Church in Ashland.

Services were held at 2 p.m. at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bluff Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Leonard Howell, Bro. Jim Buchanan, Bro. Faron Ash and Bro. Larry West officiated.

She leaves three sons, Earl H. Jordan Jr. of Plainview, Texas, Joe Jordan of Corinth, Terry Jordan of Michigan City; three daughters, Wanda Stanton of Hickory Flat, Betty Pate of Florence, Ala., Cindy Childers of New Albany; three brothers, Billy Elliott of Ashland, Marion Elliott Jr. of Holly Springs, Roger Elliott of Potts Camp; two sisters, Alice Velena West of Ashland, Patsy Bolden of Holly Springs; two stepsons, Lynn Cox of Olive Branch, Larry Cox of Potts Camp; a stepdaughter, Linda Orman of Ripley; and 22 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Allene Holmes; a grandson, Kevin Cox; and a son-in-law, Henry Mansel.

Helen B. Feathers
Helen B. Feathers, 85, of Michigan City, died Sept. 13, 2005 at Alliance HealthCare. She was the widow of Harry Gene Feathers and a Baptist.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Early Grove Cemeter in Slayden.

She leaves three sons, Lonnie Feathers, Jessie Feathers, both of Michigan City, Roger Feathers; three daughters, Iva Feathers, Bobbie Cook, both of Michigan City, Dollie Byrd of Lamar; two brothers, Casey Rhea of Holly Springs, Joseph Rhea of Dallas, Tx.; two sisters, Elsie Thomas of Blue Mountain, Margaret Hollifield of Collierville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Lottie Louise Burton Jones
Lottie Louise Burton Jones, 70, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 12, 2005 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a retired teacher with Whitaker ICS Headstart in Byhalia and a member of the Women's Club.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Thyatira Church of Christ in Senatobia, where she was a member. Burial was in Carter Sunset Memorial Garden in Senatobia. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, Horace Jones Jr.; two daughters, Rosemary B. Jones, Teresa D. Jones, both of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Samuel Jones of Memphis, Tenn., Randy Lee Jones of Jackson, Barry L. Jones of Byhalia; seven sisters, Marnes Burton of Chicago, Ill., Mamie Edwards of Markham, Ill., Annie Jean Slater of Harvey, Ill., Mary Bates, Ruth Akins, Dorothy Osborne, both of Lansing, Mich., Joyce Burton of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Ruben Burton of Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Willis Burton Jr. and Lee Kizer Burton.

Pallbearers were Richard Akins, Ricky Jones, Lloyd Jones, Winston Garrett, Edwin Lewis, Revell Burton, Wayne Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Horace Jones Jr., Samuel Jones, Randy Jones, Barry Jones, Anthony Riley, Joshua Jones, Wesley Jones, Kindle Lewis and Randall Jones.

James Houston Miller
James Houston Miller, 86, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 15, 2005 at Baptist Hospital DeSoto in Southaven. He was the widower of Joyce Neely Miller, his wife of 46 years; an appliance salesman and serviceman, a member of Odd Fellows, and elder and Deacon at First Presbyterian Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 18 at First Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Dr. Milton Winter officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves a son, Jim Miller of Henderson, Tx.; two daughters, Jeanie Miller Williams of Olive Branch; Becky Miller Davis of Potts Camp; a brother, Graham Miller of Holly Springs; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Justin Davis, Chad Davis, Ryan Davis, Jason Davis, Eric Briscoe, Chapin Miller, Murray Williams, Jerry Plunk and Tom Marking.

Roy Grant Smith
Roy Grant Smith, 61, of Senatobia, died Sept. 12, 2005 at Baptist DeSoto in Southaven. He was a Baptist and a steel fabricator.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

He leaves a son, Bobby Shrum of Senatobia; two daughters, Sandra Dickson of Sardis, Mary Smith of Hernando; a brother, Robert Grant Smith of Senatobia; and four grandchildren.

Rev. Stanford Parnell
Rev. Stanford Parnell, 98, of Ruston, La., formerly of Marshall County, died Sept. 16, 2005 at Alpine Nursing Home. He was a retired associate minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Shreveport, La., at the age of 83. He was the widower of Flora Ellen Blanton Parnell, his wife of 60 years. He served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Holly Springs, Red Banks and Hudsonville, in addition to churches in Atlanta, West Point and Savannah, Ga., Union Springs, Ala., Belcher, Dixie and other community churches in Louisiana.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 24 at Alabama Presbyterian Church in Sibley, La.

He leaves his children, Anne Parnell Hestilow of Ocean Shores, Wash., Ellen Parnell of Greenwood, Bill Parnell of Ruston, La.; a sister, Mildred Parnell Spurlock of Sibley; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Alabama Presbyterian Church or the Sibley Cemetery Association, 2091 Hwy 145 North, Choudrant, LA 71127.

Cellie Lucille B. Pierce
Cellie Lucille B. Pierce, 101, of Potts Camp, died Sept. 18, 2005 in New Albany. She was the widow of Harvey David Bumpus and John Thomas Pierce. She was a seamstress with Hickory Flat Shirt Factory.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 21 at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp, where she was a member. Burial was in Potts Camp Cemetery. Bro. Eugene Blankenship, Bro. Jim Buchanan and Bro. Chuck Fowler officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a son, David Bumpus of Nesbit; two daughters, Lena Westmoreland of Potts Camp, Mary Lois McCrary of Mrytle; 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 36 great-great-grandchildren and four great-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Louise Bumpus; and a son, William Bumpus.

Pallbearers were her grandsons and great-grandsons.

Ronnie Ware
Ronnie Ware, 49, of Senatobia, died Sept. 12, 2005 at his home. He was self-employed.

Services were held at 12 noon on Sept 17 at Mt. Level MB Church in Como. Burial was in Becham Chapel Cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Lucy Moorehead Ware; four daughters, Tameka Ware, Taneshia Ware, both of Batesville, Bevelyn Ware of Memphis, Tenn., Tonia Bowden of Como; three sons, Ronnie Ware Jr., Anthony Ware, Michael Ware, all of Memphis, Tenn.; four sisters, Beneather Ware, Willie Mae Ware, both of Como, Ruthie Leverson of Sardis, Dorothy Ware of Memphis, Tenn.; five brothers, Freddie Ware of Crenshaw, Eddie Ware of Como, Bobby Ware of Pontotoc, Buly Ware of Columbus, George Ware of Pontotoc; and 13 grandchildren.


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