Thursday, November, 17, 2005

Obituaries

George Lewis Dowdy
George Lewis (Jack) Dowdy, 84, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 4, 2005 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was the widower of Mae Bell Boga Dowdy. He was a former deacon, a former choir president, a member of Masonic Lodge, and a retired security guard with Rust College.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Powell Chapel MB Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves a daughter, Mae Louis Cathey of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Arthur Willie Dowdy of Lombard, Ill., Ernest Campbell of Memphis, Tenn., Eric Rooks of Potts Camp; a sister, Ella LeSure of Potts Camp; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Sidney Lewis Dowdy, George Earnest Dowdy, Joe Allen Dowdy; three brothers, Rush Luellen, John Zinn, Elton Reynolds.

Pallbearers were Earnest L. Campbell, Algenum V. Cathey, Jermaine M. Dowdy, Emon Cathey Jr., Joe A. Dowdy Jr. and Detroy Williams.

Willie Chester Jeffries
Willie Chester Jeffries, 63, of Lamar, died Nov. 9, 2005 at his home. He was a construction worker for Mayor Construction of Memphis.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 at St. Luke Church of God in Christ in Ashland, where he was a member. Burial was in Sand Hill MB Church Cemetery in Lamar. Pastor Nathaniel Holleman officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Nielene Glass Jeffries; two daughters, Marie Jeffries of Holly Springs, Tiffany Thompson of Lamar; two stepdaughters, Monica Thompson, Nicole Thompson, both of Lamar; four sons, Willie C. Jeffries Jr. of Olive Branch, Henry Jeffries of Memphis, Tenn., Timmie Gill of Holly Springs, Lee Thompson of Lamar; a stepson, Rev. Steven Glass of Lamar; two brothers, James (Jeff) Jeffries of Senatobia, Randolph Stephenson of Byhalia; and 14 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mario Bean, William Bean, Willie Bean, Bradley Glass, David Glass and Randy Hampton.

Brandon Turner Eugene Marcum

Brandon Turner Eugene Marcum, newborn, died recently.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15 at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel in Olive Branch. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.

He leaves his parents, Grace Luttrell and Billy Marcum; two sisters, Destiny Lasha and Diane Rasha Marcum; paternal grandparents, Oliver Gene Marcum, Catherine Marcum; and maternal grandparents, Bethel Luttrell and Heaven Newton.

Lee Edward Newson
Lee Edward Newson, 80, died Nov. 8, 2005 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 12 at Liberty MB Church in Coldwater, where he was a member. Burial was in Edward Chapel Cemetery in Coldwater. Rodgers Funeral Home of Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Arlillie Wright Newson; four daughters, Doris Dowels of St. Louis, Annie Pearl Buckley of St. Louis, Carolyn Wright of Atlanta, Ga., Lillie Moore of Horn Lake; eight sons, Chester Newson Sr. of Sardis, Eddie Newson, Carl Newson, James A. Newson, Lee Newson Jr., all of Coldwater, Joe Wright Sr. of Senatobia, Joe Wright Sr. of Senatobia, Jimmy Wright of Hernando, Alberto Jefferson of St. Louis, Mo.; six sisters, Pearlie Mae Thomas, Fnesa Dell Newson, both of Coldwater, Nancy Sessom of Byhalia, Dena K. Phillips of Olive Branch, Annie L. Williams of Memphis, Tenn., Queen Newson of St. Louis, Mo.; four brothers, Lee Chester Wright of Detroit, Mich., Larry Pryor of Byhalia, Barry Pryor of Chicago, Ill., Calvin Pryor of Coldwater; 45 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

Charles Randolph Phillips
Charles Randolph Phillips, 74, of Mt. Pleasant, died Nov. 7, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was a Christian and a truck driver with Roadway Express. He was an Army veteran of Korea.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in West View Cemetery in Atlanta, Ga.

He leaves his wife, Mary Phillips; two daughters, Renee Moss of Deluth, Ga., India Kirkland of Statem, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Marie Watkins of Grand Junction, Tenn.; three stepsons, Terry Graves of West Memphis, Ark., Gary Graves of Mt. Pleasant, Paul Graves of Fairfield, Ark.; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Christopher C. Roland
Christopher C. Roland, 85, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 13, 2005 at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served in the National Guard, 1940-1941; and as an Army staff sargent, 1942-1945.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15 at Red Banks Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Troy Defer officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Bernice Roland; two daughters, Linda McDaniel of Memphis, Tenn., Nancy Hutchens of Holly Springs; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joey McDaniel, Charles McDaniel, Larry Hutchens II, Will Thomas, Dusty Hutchens and Hank Thomas II. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Red Banks Baptist Church.


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