Thursday, November 3, 2005

Obituaries

Willie Davis Bean
Willie Davis Bean, 58, of Memphis, Tenn., died Oct. 24, 2005 at his home. He was a member of the House of Prayer Church of God in Christ in Memphis and a machine operator with Jones Fiber Products in Memphis.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 1 at Hopewell No. 2 MB Church in Hudsonville. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bishop William A. Dean officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves a daughter, Lesa Swindle of Memphis; three sons, David Bean, Toney Bean, Charles Campbell, all of Memphis; four sisters, Evie Ree Ambrose, Verna Bean, Barbara Perkins, all of Memphis, Georgia Mae Glover of Holly Springs; three brothers, Herman Bean, Andrew Bean, both of Memphis, John Lee Isom of Hudsonville; and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Bean, Herman Bean, Elroy Moore, Charles Campbell, Andrew Bean and Fredrick Swindle. Honorary Pallbearers were Fred Ambrose, Tyrone Bean, Johnny Beard, Ervin Ambrose, Toney Campbell and Timothy Lee.

Joseph Wesley Dobbs
Joseph Wesley Dobbs, 48, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 26, 2005 in Memphis, Tenn. He was a Baptist, a construction worker and a Coast Guard veteran.

A private burial will be held in Hill Crest at a later date.

He leaves his wife, Teresa Dobbs; a son, James Wesley Dobbs of Holly Springs; a daughter, Mary Francis Dobbs of Holly Springs; and a brother, James E. Dobbs of Nesbitt.

Shirley Akins Gatewood
Shirley Akins Gatewood, 74, of Holly Springs and Byhalia, died Oct. 25, 2005 at her home. She was a Christian.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 28 at Hill Crest Cemetery in Holly Springs. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her companion, Roy Grant Carter of Byhalia; four daughters, Charlotte Nairmoore, Angie Mims, both of Horton, Ala., Margie Ford of Stayton, Ore., Shirley Coleman of Byhalia; a brother, William Akins of Holly Springs; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Carrie Lanely
Carrie Lanley, 97, of Mt. Pleasant, died Oct. 26, 2005 at her home. She was a member of New Hope CME Church.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ. Burial was in New Hope CME Church Cemetery in Red Banks. Bro. Gary Young, pastor, officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves two daughters, Julia Bady of Mt. Pleasant, Francie Taylor of Memphis; 21 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, 63 great-great-grandchildren and six great-great-great-grandchildren.

Johnny Ferrell Medlin
Johnny Ferrell Medlin, 48, of Barton, died Oct. 24, 2005 at his home.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 28 at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memphis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his mother, Betty G. Medlin of Barton; a sister, Ramona Castle of Lexington, Tenn.; and two brothers, Phillip Medlin, James Medlin, both of Barton.

Oenver LaVance Milan
Oenver LaVance Milan, 24, of Byhalia, died Oct. 21, 2005 in Byhalia. He was a factory worker.

Services were held at 12 noon on Oct. 26 at Union Valley MB Church in Byhalia, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Joe Richmond officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his mother, Bernita Milan Hearn of Byhalia; a daughter, Anyiah Elisa Milan of Byhalia; two sons, Terrell Richmond, Issiah LaVance Richmond, both of Memphis; a sister, Natasha Martin of Byhalia; and a brother, Andre Hearn of Byhalia.

Pallbearers were Ferlando Warren, Marco LeSuer, Steve McKinney, Sherrod Craine, Jarvis Garth and Tim Smith. Honorary pallbearers were James Edward Milan, Telvondus Milan, Omar Rayford, Lakevion Craine, Lavar Craine and Michael Milan.

Robert Lee Steele Jr.
Robert Lee Steele Jr., 75, of Ashland, died Oct. 26, 2005 in Holly Springs. He was a commercial industrial insulator and a veteran of Korea.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 29 at Ashland Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Bro. Randy Cruse officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves three sons, William Scott Steele of Slayden, Robert L. Steele III of Hickory Flat, Marc Gresham Steele of Ashland; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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