Thursday, February 3, 2005


Fulton Lee Andrew Curry Sr.
Fulton Lee Andrew Curry Sr., 77, of Waterford, died Jan. 26, 2005 at his home. He was the widower of Katherine Powell Curry, a church elder, a Sunday school superintendent, a member of the male chorus, a retired brick mason with James Walton Construction Company.

Services were held at 11 am. on Jan. 30 at Greenfield Presbyterian Church in Waterford, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Coker George officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves three daughters, Gracie Holman of Minneapolis, Minn., Maggie Curry of Waterford, Barbara Curry-Dixon of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Booker T. Curry of Oxford, Fulton Curry Jr. of Omaha, Neb., Douglas Curry of Minneapolis, Minn.; a brother, Elcue Curry of Waterford; two uncles, W.T. Nabors of Grand Rapids, Mich., Rev. O.B. Boothe of Memphis, Tenn.; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Calvester Curry; and a sister, Lillie Pearl Curry.

Pallbearers were Robert Curry, Alvin Curry, Cal D. Curry, Ephram Curry, Timothy Curry, Derrick Gordon. Honorary pallbearers were Jasper Mull, Creed Walker, Elcue Curry, Eddie Foster.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Greenfield Presbyterian Church, Waterford, Mississippi.

Sara Jane Evans
Sara Jane Evans, 70, died Jan. 22, 2005 at Cherokee Baptist Medical Center in Centre, Ala. She was the widow of James Evans, a retired director of contracting at Fort Campbell, Ky. She was a Baptist.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery in Potts Camp.

She leaves two sons, Jimmy Evans of Leesburg, Ala., Jerry Evans of Centre, Ala.; a daughter, Jean Evans Dudley of Clarksville, Tenn.; two brothers, Edgar Wilkinson, Roy Wilkinson, both of Potts Camp; a sister, Irene Howell of Potts Camp; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Williams.

Alvin Earl Gordon
Alvin Earl (Big Al) Gordon, 44, of Myrtle, died Jan. 27, 2005 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was employed at Woods Tire Store for several years, before his mother’s health began to decline and he became her caregiver.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30 at Palestine MB Church, Blue Mountain. Burial was in Adkins Chapel Cemetery, Blue Mountain. Rev. Patrick Washington officiated. Serenity Funeral Home Inc. of Holly Springs was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves two brothers, Robert Gordon of East Point, James Gordon of Myrtle; an uncle, Dewey Adkins of Evanston, Ill.; three aunts, Flossie Baldon of Buffalo, N.Y., Virginia Spight of Cotton Plant, Vinette Adkins of Evanston, Ill.

Chester L. Hutchens
Chester L. Hutchens, 87, of Potts Camp, died Jan. 22, 2005 at home. He was a sawmill owner and operator, a flea market and auction dealer, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Heroic Achievement, and several other awards.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Steve Wilson officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Louise B. Hutchens; four sons, Chester E. (Peewee) Hutchens of Waterford, Buford Hutchens of Conway, Ark., Faron Hutchens of Potts Camp, Kenneth Hutchens of Hickory Flat; five daughters, Lavon Owens of Gulfport, Kathy Myers of Sardis, Virginia McCallen of Byhalia, Ophelia Warrington of Memphis, Lynda Williams of Potts Camp; a brother, Alvie Hutchens of Arlington, Tenn.; a sister, Earline Minor of Hickory Flat; 27 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Tina Owens, Heather Hutchens, Lee Warrington; three brothers, Lemly Hutchens, Raymond Hutchens, Mildred Hutchens.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Joe Bennett, Chuck Thomas, Kevin Thomas, Barry Thomas, Don Lemons, David Stanton, Sonny Stanton.

Sarah Louise Johnson Ivy
Sarah Louise Johnson Ivy, 63, of Holly Springs, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Cleveland, Ohio, died Jan. 24, 2005 at her home. She was the widow of Lieutenant Ivy Jr.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Chulahoma MB Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio. Rev. John E. Booker officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves two daughters, Rose Telsee of Savannah, Ga., Crescent Bynum of Memphis, Tenn.; four sons, Bobby Johnson, Tony Ivy, Louis Ivy, all of Holly Springs, Lieutenant Ivy III of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Carrie Hartman, Hazel Bell, both of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, James Edward Johnson Jr., Keith D. Johnson, Homer L. Johnson, all of Cleveland, Ohio; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Charlie Rounds, Quincell Hubbard, Marshall Maxwell, Casey Muse, Aubrey Lee Smith, Zedrick Banger. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Johnson, Tony Ivy, Danny Telsee Sr., Lieutenant Ivy III, Louis Ivy, Wayne Bynum.Elizabeth Bingham Kent

Elizabeth Bingham (Betsy) Kent passed away after a battle with cancer in Holly Springs on Jan. 25, 2005. She hosted a weekly radio program for Rust College as well as produced her own independent radio program, “Not Down On Any Map,” which showcased both humorous and tender stories about people living in small towns. She attended the College of William and Mary and was a noted writer and photographer on horticultural, environmental and related topics.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the Kate Freeman Clark Gallery in Holly Springs, followed by a memorial service and interment in Williamsburg, Va. on Feb. 5.

She leaves her son, Rhodes Fishburne; her sister, Nancy Kent Anderson of Ocoee, Fla.; a brother, Yelverton Cleveland Kent of Williamsburg, Va.; and one grandson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Marshall County Library, 109 E. Gholson Avenue, Holly Springs, MS 38635 or Unity Hospice, 6810 Crumpler Blvd., Olive Branch, Mississippi 38654.

Beverly Michelle Luellen
Beverly Michelle Luellen, 32, of Lamar, died Jan. 22, 2005 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Collierville, Tenn.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Golden Jerusalem MB Church in Collierville, Tenn. Burial was in New Stinson Charity Gardens Cemetery, Rossville, Tenn. Rev. George C. Winton officiated. Serenity Funeral Home Inc. of Holly Springs was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her parents, Manuel James of Collierville, Tenn., Fannie Mae Luellen of Lamar; a daughter, Sirriand Latrice Luellen of Lamar; a son, Trence Donell Luellen of Lamar; two brothers, Earl Spencer of Memphis, Anthony Chairs of Collierville, Tenn.; six sisters, Brenda Harris of Michigan City, Patricia Ann Spencer of Laws Hill, Darlene Louellen of Potts Camp, Regina Kimble, Emma Lee Kimble, both of Holly Springs, Diane Luellen of Lamar.

Patricia Alice Nave
Patricia Alice Nave, 71, of Byhalia, died Jan. 27, 2005 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. She was the widow of Joseph A. Nave and a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Victoria.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 29 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery. Bro. James Wolfe officiated.

She leaves three sons, Joe Allen Nave of Bartlett, Tenn., Carl Nave, Neil Nave, both of Byhalia; four daughters, Clara Moses of Victoria, Cathy Cain of Georgia, Teresa Armstrong of Byhalia, Debbie Nave of Victoria; a brother, Bill Webster of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Grace Moreshead of Tucson, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were the Victoria Fire Department.

Cleo M. Page
Cleo M. Page, 94, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 26, 2005 at Trinity Missions Nursing Home in Holly Springs. She was the widow of John E. Page, and a Baptist.

She leaves a son, John E. Page of Holly Springs; and a grandson, Michael John Page of Clearwater Fla.

Memorials may be made to Alliance Charitable Foundation, 1430 Hwy 4 East, Holly Springs, MS 35635.

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