Thursday, November 10, 2005

Obituaries

Billy C. Boyd
Billy C. Boyd, 73, of Richardson, Texas., formerly of Holly Springs, died Oct. 26, 2005.

Services and burial were held on Oct. 29 in Allen, Texas.

He leaves his wife of 45 years, Donna; a son, Robin; two sisters, Lois Boyd of Hernando, Wanda Boyd of Holly Springs.

Evelyn J. Bready
Evelyn J. Bready, 87, of Hickory Flat, died Nov. 2, 2005 at her home. She was the widow of Joseph Newton Bready.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Hickory Flat United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Bro. Brownie Tohill officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a son, Thomas W. Bready of Covington, Tenn.; a daughter, Joann Potts of Olive Branch; three sisters, Geraldine Vanzant, Doris Goode, both of Hickory Flat, Ann Mann of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Joey Bready.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Dorothy Seale Brown
Dorothy Seale Brown, 94, died Oct. 31, 2005 in Mesa, Ariz. She was the widow of Horace B. Brown. She was a former organist at First Baptist Church of Holly Springs and taught school in Potts Camp.

She leaves her son, Dr. H. Jack Brown of Mesa, Ariz.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

James Travis Carpenter
James Travis Carpenter, 84, of Lamar, died Oct. 31, 2005 at his home. He was a Methodist, a truck driver with Trans. Labor Inc., a member of Teamsters Local 667 and a U.S. Army veteran.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Carpenter Family Cemetery in Lamar. Bro. Don Wilson officiated.

He leaves two sons, James T. Carpenter Jr., Elbert D. Carpenter, both of Lamar; four daughters, Glenda D. Shelby of Lamar, Ruby C. Winburn of Hernando, Mary Edna Cook of Bolivar, Tenn., Debra C. Skelton of Hernando; four sisters, Dorothy Mason, Lanita Carpenter, Marcelle Carpenter, all of Michigan City, Geraldine Watkins of Waterford; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Larry Eugene Darbison
Larry Eugene Darbison, 49, of Barton, died Nov. 2, 2005 at his home. He was a Christian and a stockman with Bi-County Farm Supply.

Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn.

He leaves many friends who cared for him.

Floyce Dilworth
Floyce Dilworth, 75, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 1, 2005 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. He was a construction worker/concrete finisher with Memphis Hardwood Flooring.

Services were held at 12 noon on Nov. 5 at Providence MB Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Rev. Gifton Jones officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Connie Seay Dilworth; a daughter, Laverne Seay of Holly Springs; a son, Floyice E. Dilworth of Holly Springs; a sister, Levirdia McCroy of Milwaukee, Wisc.; and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers were Carlos Boxley, Michael Denton, Dedrial Seay, Norris Seay, Michael Alexander, Billy Wayne Walker, Ronnie Alexander and Courtney Pye. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Ayers, James DeBerry, Eddie Foster, Rev. Reynolds, Larry Jeffries, Thomas Bridgeforth and Larry Hughes.

Fred Lee Jordan
Fred Lee Jordan, 89, of Hickory Flat, died Nov. 2, 2005 at his home. He was a sheet metal mechanic, a member of American Legion, retired from Local #4 Sheet Metal Workers Union. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the occupation of Okinawa.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 4 at Hickory Flat Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Ashland. Bro. Rakestraw officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Marie Jordan; a son, Stanley Jordan of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Linda Nowicki of Bartlett, Tenn.; two brothers, Sam Jordan of Ripley, Jesse Jordan of Indianapolis, Indiana; and two grandchildren.

Cloys M. Loper
Cloys M. Loper, 88, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 3, 2005 in Biloxi. He was a Baptist and a carpenter.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 8 at Cornersville Cemetery. Burial was in Cornersville Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves a brother, James Loper of San Diego, Calif.

John Parker
John Parker, 102, of Marshall County, died Oct. 25, 2005 at his home. He was a member of Newell Chapel Church.

Services were held at 12 noon on Oct. 29 at Newell Chapel CME Church in Victoria. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Spencer Mathis, pastor, and Elder Malvin Parker officiated. Harrison’s Funeral Home in Memphis was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves five daughters, Mary Smith of Memphis, Tenn., Ora West of Auborn Hills, Mich., Dorothy Downer of Ecorse, Mich., Lessie McAuley of Red Banks, Juliette Mayse of Victoria; four sons, Paul Parker of Memphis, Tenn., Oscar Parker of Red Banks, C.C. Parker of Chicago, Ill., Malvin Parker of Detroit, Mich.; 53 grandchildren, 106 great-grandchildren, 70 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Curtist McAuley, Lenzo Parker, Christopher Thomson, Sterling Norfleet Jr., Stanley McAuley and Milton Parker. Honorary pallbearers were his sons.

Alice Eddie Beckworth Prather
Alice Eddie Beckworth Prather, 85, of Myrtle, died Nov. 4, 2005 at Sunshine Inn, Myrtle. She was the widow of James Jeff Prather. She was a retired factory worker with Hoover. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8 at United Funeral Service Chapel. Burial was in Cornersville Cemetery. Rev. Charlie Locke officiated.

She leaves a brother, Robert Beckworth Jr. of Oxford; two grandchildren, Staci Cochran of Lane, Okla., Jeffery Shane Prather of Honolulu, Hawaii; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Howard Greer Prather; three sisters, Jo Della Lindsey, Rose Cochran, Sudie Prather; three brothers, Guy Beckworth, Glen Beckworth, Van Beckworth.

Pallbearers were Larry Ray, Harry Ray, Roman Ray, Alton Gale Beckworth, Lamon Beckworth and Randy Beckworth.

Thurmond Rutherford
Thurmond Rutherford, 76, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 26, 2005 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a machine operator with Inland Steel in East Chicago, Ind.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Mt. Zion CME Church in Benton County, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. W.L. Harper officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Acie Rutherford; two daughters, Heidi Williams of San Antonio, Tx., Shirley Wilson of Flint, Mich.; two stepdaughters, Ella Glover, Celestine Belfoure, both of Holly Springs; three stepsons, Johnnie Brown, Lacey Brown, both of Holly Springs, Arthur Brown of Victoria; a brother, Tennyson Rutherford of Texarkana, Tx.; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Earnest Price, Stacey Alexander, Jimmie Cathey Sr., Arthur Belfoure, Timothy Glover and John Albert Hampton. Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Sims, Tilmon Shelton, Tronice Rutherford, Johnny Brown, Fred Glover and Arthur Brown.

Elton Wade Tucker Jr.
Elton Wade Tucker Jr., 61, of Byhalia, died Oct. 29, 2005 at his home. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a truck driver with M&H Construction Company.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Palestine MB Church in Ashland, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Leon Perry officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Maxine Yancy Tucker; two stepdaughters, Lenea C. Yancy of Memphis, Tenn., Michelle Lee Harper of Ashland; two stepsons, Courtiney DeBerry, Barry DeBerry, both of Memphis, Tenn.; his mother, Lucy Lee Hubbard of Holly Springs; five sisters, Emma Whitlock, Clara Shuford, both of Memphis, Patricia Allen of Memphis, Tenn., Betty Lockhart of Kileen, Tx., Hope Jones of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Tommy Tucker of Holly Springs, Eddie Tucker of Byhalia, Eric Hubbard of Memphis, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Elton Lee Tucker.

Pallbearers were George Brown, Lamont Hubbard, Deangelo Morgan, Jewell Lockhart, Walter Morgan Sr. and Walter Morgan Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Tucker, Eric Hubbard, Barry DeBerry, Tommy Tucker, Courtney DeBerry and George DeBerry.

Capie Ree Henderson Woodard
Capie Ree Henderson Woodard, 82, of Michigan City, died Nov. 3, 2005 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Obbie Woodard and a member of the Usher Board.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 6 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 three daughters, Eva Ree Evans of Michigan City, Etta Anderson of Millington, Tenn., Earnestine Pettigrew of Byhalia; seven sons, John Woodard, Paul Woodard, Neugene Woodard, all of Memphis, Tenn., Earnest Woodard of Atlanta, Ga., Obbie Woodard Jr. of Jackson, L.B. Woodard, Rev. Randell Woodard, both of Michigan City.; two sisters, Henretta Anderson of Memphis, Cora Lee Briggs of Lamar; 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pauline Woodard; and two sons, George Edward Woodard and Odell Woodard.

Pallbearers were Theartist Woodard, Eric Woodard, minister Tony Woodard, Carlos Woodard, Clint Woodard and Lynn Steward.


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