Thursday, October 27, 2005

Obituaries

Donice Kay Billingsley

Donice Kay Billingsley, 56, of Memphis, Tenn., died Oct. 18, 2005 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. She was a manager at Federal Express and a member of Sweet Adelines International and Holy Trinity Community Church in Memphis.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 21 at Free Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery in Harmontown. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a brother, Max Billingsley of Harmontown; and two sisters, Brenda Fletcher of Olive Branch and Susan Baze of Midland, Tx.

Pattie Clanton Beale Graham

Pattie Clanton Beale Graham, 85, of Byhalia and Independence, died Oct. 21, 2005. She was the widow of Raymond Beale of Byhalia, a retired store owner and seamstress. She was a member of Byhalia First Baptist Church.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 24 at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel in Olive Branch. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.

She leaves her husband, Lester Graham of Independence; two sons, Dr. Howard L. Beale of Cordova, Tenn., Paul M. Beale of Olive Branch; a daughter, Patsy Beale Shelton of Byhalia; two stepdaughters, Eleanor G. Wallace of Olive Branch, Claudia G. Ferguson of Independence; a brother, Rev. Herschel Clanton of Ft. Necessity, La.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family requests any memorials be sent to Special Olympics Area 16, Hernando, MS, 2038 Getwell Rd. N. Nesbit, MS 38651.

Dorothy H. Huggins

Dorothy H. Huggins, 96, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 22, 2005 at Christopher’s Personal Health in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Kenneth L. Huggins. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs since 1935, and owner/operator of Western Auto from 1936-1966. She was a member of United Daughters of the Confederacy, a member of UMW, where she served as secretary and treasurer for several years. She also taught school.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Milton Boyd officiated.

She leaves two daughters, Dottie Tomlinson of Holly Springs, Sara Hurst of Lynn Haven, Fla.; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Donald Hurst, Roger Overall, Kenneth Hurst, Bart Tomlinson Jr., Josh Overall and James Gober.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs.

Betty Ann Nicholson

Betty Ann Nicholson, 79, of Waterford, died Oct. 19, 2005 at Baptist North MS in Oxford. She was the widow of Russell E. Nicholson and a member of Free Springs United Methodist Church.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 22 at Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Brownie Tohill officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a daughter, Sharon Terry of Memphis; a sister, Syble Fields of West Minister, Calif.; two grandsons, and two great-grandchildren.

Mary Lee Jones Richmond

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

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Hudsonville CME Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Bobby Wilson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was 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, Leon Richmond of Chicago; two sisters, Saddie Lee Snow of Chicago, 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; 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.

Lynda Franklin Willard

Lynda Franklin Willard, 80, of Oxford, died Oct. 22, 2005 at her home. She was a retired switchboard operator with Southern Bell Telephone and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She was a member of North Oxford Baptist Church.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial was in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Dr. Gary Richardson officiated.

She leaves her husband, Freeman A. Willard; a daughter, Phyllis Willard Holmes of Abbeville; and three grandchildren.

Carol Jean Wilson

Carol Jean Wilson, 67, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 19, 2005 at her daughter’s home in Olive Branch. She was the widow of Joe Barney Wilson. She was a member of First Baptist Church and deli manager at Carlisle’s Big Star.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 22 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.

She leaves two sons, Joe Harold Wilson of Brandon, Danny Wayne Wilson of Olive Branch; two daughters, Rita Carol Smith of Ingrams Mill, Anita Hughey of Olive Branch; two brothers, Horton Gullett of Red Banks, Harold Gullett of Atoka, Tenn.; a sister, Doris Nelson of Murphreesboro, Tenn.; and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Fred Carlisle, Dennis Carlisle, Tommy Nelson, James Gullett, Harold Gullett Jr., Tommy Mitchell, Mark Haney and Daniel Hyde.

Johnny Eldridge Wooten

Johnny Eldridge Wooten, 43, of Waterford, died Oct. 19, 2005 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a construction worker with Jeco Construction Company.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Hamilton Chapel CME Church in Waterford, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Billy Williams officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Shelia Smith Wooten of Oxford; three daughters, Lashaundra Blake, Karen Wooten, Crystal Wooten, all of Oxford; his father, Lawrence Wooten of Holly Springs; his mother, Ethel Byers Wooten of Waterford; two sisters, Doris Byers of Waterford, Anita Kirkwood of Bowling Green, Ky.; two brothers, Lawrence Wooten Jr. of Waterford, Lonnie Wooten of Montgomery, Ill.

Pallbearers were Tommy Neil Jr., Johnny Nunnal, Clay Byers, Bill Jones, Bobby Jeffries and Cecil Ingram. Honorary pallbearers were Lawrence Wooten, Lonnie Wooten, George Kirkwood, Adrian Byers, Chris Byers and Elgie Flemmons.

Lizzie Mae Smith Young

Lizzie Mae Smith (Little Mama) Young, 96, of Michigan City, died Oct. 12, 2005 at Trinity Mission Health & Rehab in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Peter Young, a former choir member and on the Mother Board.

Services were held at 12 noon on Oct. 22 at Sims Chapel MB Church in Michigan City, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Adam Gholson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a daughter, Erma Young Webber of Michigan City; two sons, L.B. Young of Chicago, Ill., Melvin Young of Grand Junction, Tenn.; two granddaughters she reared, Jacqueline Seals of Chicago, JoAnn Young Braddock of Bolivar, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren she reared, Quondee Evans of West Chester, Ill., Mernitia Dortch Hoyle of Ashland, Jermaine Seals of Michigan City; 59 grandchildren, 121 great-grandchildren and 51 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Earline Young Wells, Lucy Mae Hampton; two sisters, Julia Coley, Willie Mae Peeler, four brothers, Will Smith, Hamp Smith, Ben Smith, Dan Smith Jr.; one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Darryl Webber Jr., James Webber Jr., Jarnard Wells, Joe Webber, Corvel Young and Jermaine Seals. Honorary pallbearers were James Webber, Darryl Webber, Jared Webber, Greg Webber, Garry Webber and Derrick Webber.


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