October 20, 2005

Obituaries

Alonzo Brown
Alonzo Brown, 66, of Lansing, Mich., formerly of Oxford, died Oct. 5, 2005 at Sparrow Medical Center in Lansing. He was a retired production supervisor in the textile factory.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct 12 at St. Peters Cemetery in Oxford. Rev. Peter Johnson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves three daughters, Jeanella Brown, Shannon Brown, Leta Brown, all of Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son, Kendall Brown of Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, Dr. Georgia Brown Padonu, Doyle Jones Mayes, both of Holt, Mich. and a host of grandchildren.

Elizabeth Ann Feathers
Elizabeth Ann Feathers, 67, of Potts Camp, died Oct. 13, 2005 at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was a retired employee of Wal-Mart.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 13 at First Baptist Church of Potts Camp, where she was a member. Burial was in Potts Camp Cemetery. Bro. Jim Buchanan and Bro. Frank Feathers officiated.

She leaves three sons, Thomas Green of Southaven, John Feathers of Olive Branch, Billy Gurley of Potts Camp; two daughters, Sissye F. Harris of Myrtle, Beth G. Overall of Potts Camp; two sisters, Kathy Pannell of Byhalia, Jean Whaley of Potts Camp; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a very dear friend, V.A. Feathers.

Pallbearers were Kelly McMillen, Mike McMillen, David Whaley, Dickey Whaley, Darrell Whaley, Scott Feathers and Bubba Feathers.

Annie Lucille Hardin McClatchey
Annie Lucille Hardin McClatchey, 70, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 10, 2005 at her daughter’s home in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of Bell Grove MB Church.

Services were held at 12 noon on Oct. 15 at Chulahoma MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. McArthur King officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves two daughters, Barbara Richmond, Lydia McConico, both of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Lee Hardin of Holly Springs, Allen McClatchey of East St. Louis, Ill., Michael Phillips of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Annie Scruggs of Memphis, Tenn., Madora Scruggs, Jean Scruggs, both of Holly Springs; two brothers, Gene Scruggs of Memphis, Tenn., Henry McClatchey of Wyatte; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Terrell Brooks, Greg Porter, Chris Ward, Robert Campbell, Jasper James, Allen McClutchey, Anthony Jones, Dewan Shead, Dhrivon James and Antrell Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Lonnie Hardin, Calvin James, Alan James, Dewayne Hardin, Chris McClain, Andre’ Scruggs, Willie James, Jessie James, Douglas Hardin, Roderick Hardin, Steven McClain, Kenneth Scruggs and Derrick Thompson.

Joseph E. McCrady
Joseph E. McCrady, 76, of Ashland, died Oct. 16, 2005 at his home. He was retired from WMC-AM-FM Radio and TV in Memphis. He was past security and policeman for Snow Lake Shores, a mason, a brother of the Scottish Rite, a member of the Eastern Star. He was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Liberty Methodist Cemetery. Bro. William Kemp officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Peggy R. McCrady of Snow Lake Shores; two sons, Joe E. McCrady III of Birmingham, Ala., Thomas M. McCrady of Memphis, Tenn.; a stepson, James A. Neal of Memphis, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Emily C. Templeton, Jennifer L. Eggen, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Nellie Bishop of Littleton, Colo.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bill Roberson, Bob Roberson, John Stolz, Kenneth Eggen, Jason Eggen and J.R.

Jimmie D. Moore
Jimmie D. Moore, 64, of Lamar, died Oct. 10, 2005 at his home.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Foundation of Life MB Church in Lamar. Burial was in Sanders Cemetery. Rev. James Patterson officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves two sons, Bobby Moore, Rickey Dortch, both of Chicago, Ill.; his mother, Fannie Moore of Lamar; three sisters, Elizabeth Cleggs of Detroit, Mich., Nancy Moore, Alma Harris, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Ransom Moore of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and a close friend, Eram Jean.

Luke Pryor
Luke Pryor, 84, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Oct. 10, 2005 at Overton Park Health Center in Memphis. He was a disabled World War II Army veteran. He was a member of Mt. Comfort CME Church in Waterford, a steward, a class leader. He was active in Sunday school and all church activities.

Services were held at Tabernacle MB Church in Memphis, where he fellowshipped. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Donald Strayhorn officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife of 53 years, Betty Carrie Alexander Pryor; four daughters, Melvon Jeanette Tuggles, Corlis Karen Pryor, Christy Rene’ Pryor, all of Memphis, Tenn., Marilyn Joyce Baker of Cleveland, Ohio; three sons, Malcolm Luke Pryor, Tony Maurice Pryor, Orvis Lewis Pryor, all of Memphis, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Lula Mae Conner, Lillian Marie Pryor.

Pallbearers were William (Bill) Griffin, Lawrence Smith, Shaun Mason, Keith T. Mason, Bernard Bledsoe, Steve A. Allen, Sebastian Marion, Spencer Erby, Samuel D. Mason and Kevin Marion. Honorary pallbearers were Malcolm L. Pryor, Darren Ratliff Sr., Lee Phillips, Henry Tuggles, Arthur Baker Jr., Orvis L. Pryor, Marvin Freeman, Linwood Malone, Tony M. Pryor, James Travis, David Adams and Clevie Easley.

Mary Lee Jones Richmond
Mary Lee Jones Richmond, 84, of Lamar (Slayden Community), died Oct. 13, 2005 at her home. She was the widow of Billy Richmond Jr.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Hudsonville CME Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Bobby Wilson will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

She leaves four daughters, Pauline Davis of Nashville, Tenn., Ruby Fitzpatrick of Chicago, Ill., Olivia Williams, Beatrice Combs, both of Dayton, Ohio; four sons, Tracy Richmond, Wade Richmond, both of Lamar, Lynell Richmond of Nashville, Tenn., Leon Richmond of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Saddie Lee Snow of Chicago, Ill., Leonia Beckum of Detroit, Mich.; six brothers, Eddie Jones, Walter Jones, Leonard Jones, William Jones, all of Detroit, Mich., Elettice Jones of Chicago, Ill., Attwood Jones Jr. of Chicago, Ill.; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, David Richmond, Curtis Richmond; and two sisters, Sadie Lee Jenkins and Olivia.

Pallbearers were Henry Davis, Robert Penilton, Lynell Richmond, Charles D. Isom, Wade Richmond and Leon Richmond.

Martha Jo Riley
Martha Jo Riley, 60, of Potts Camp, died Oct. 14, 2005 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven.

Services were held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, where she was a member. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery. Rev. Steve Wilson officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, Willie Clyde Riley; two sons, David Dunn of Victoria, William Riley of Potts Camp; a daughter, Holly Jo Bell of Potts Camp; her mother, Jean Berryhill of Potts Camp; three brothers, James Luther Berryhill of Fountain Inn, S.C., Robert Eugene Berryhill, Terry Wayne Berryhill, both of Potts Camp; two sisters, Nancy Jean Moncrief of Coldwater, Rebecca Louise Pitts of Dekalb; and three grandchildren.

James F. Shaw
James F. (Jimmy) Shaw, 65, of Olive Branch, died Sept. 26, 2005 at his home. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Cedarview Baptist Church and Bluff City Quartet.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 1 at Forest Hill South Funeral Home. Burial was in the church cemetery.

He leaves his wife, Louise Street Shaw; a daughter, Jennifer Shaw of Olive Branch; five sons, Russell Shaw of Thaxton, Marty Shaw of Memphis, Tenn., Paul Walker of Olive Branch, Steve Walker of Olive Branch, Robbie Walker of Memphis; three stepdaughters, Lana Jones of Olive Branch, Gail Donato of Memphis, Vickie Reyes of Olive Branch; his mother, Willa Shaw of Olive Branch; five sisters, Pam Shaw of Olive Branch, Margie Haynes of Nesbit, Barbara Rhea of Holly Springs, Nancy Bryan of Germantown, Tenn., Joyce Phillips of Byhalia; two brothers, Bud Shaw of Olive Branch, Bill Shaw of Holly Springs; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Lealer Staves
Lealer Staves, 94, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 9, 2005 at Quince Nursing Home in Memphis, Tenn.

Services were held at 12 noon on Oct. 15 at Mt. Gilliam Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., where she was a member. Burial was in New Park Cemetery in Memphis. Rev. Bobby Baker officiated. M.J. Edwards Home Inc. in Memphis was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a daughter, Etta Hunt of Memphis; eight grandchildren, Bobby White, Marvin White, Lawrence White of Holly Springs, Gloria Reed, Alberta White, O’Neal Jones, Odell Jones, Doris Shipp; 30 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Mae White.

Pallbearers were grandsons and cousins.


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