Thursday, December 22, 2005

Obituaries

Olivia Brown

Olivia Brown, 101, of Chicago, Ill., died Dec. 10, 2005 at her home.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 17 at St. Luke Church of God in Christ in Olive Branch. Burial was in Heavenly Rest Memorial Cemetery in Clarksdale. Pastor, Elder Earl Shannon, officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves five children, 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Lyle Gibson DeHart

Lyle Gibson DeHart, 83, of Waterford, died Dec. 15, 2005. He was a Baptist and a Federal employee with the IRS. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Graveside services were held at at 11 a.m. on Dec. 19 at Spring Hill Cemetery.

He leaves his wife, Mary DeHart; a son, Paul DeHart of Waterford; a brother, Henry DeHart of Bryson City, NC; a sister, Edna Jenkins of Bryson City, NC; and two grandchildren.

Sue Howell

Sue Howell, 78, died Dec. 18, 2005, at The Homeplace Assisted Living Center in Saltillo. She was the widow of Joseph Simril Howell. She was born in Holly Springs. She retired as the director of the East Chickasaw County Department of Human Services with more than 25 years of service. She was active in the Egypt Methodist Church, the Pilot Club, the Twentieth Century Club, the Young Matrons League, the PTA and the Chickasaw County Democratic Executive Committee.

Graveside services were held in Oddfellows Cemetery. Rev. William E. (Bill) Harris officiated. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves three daughters, Suzanne Word of West Point, Rebekah Kelly of Egypt, Rachael Webb of Saltillo; a brother, John Nathan Cottrell of Sanford, NC; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Alzheimer’s Association, 5295 Galaxie Drive, Suite D, Jackson, MS 39206.

Mattie Todd Jones

Mattie Todd Jones, 87, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Cayce, died Dec. 9, 2005 at Whitehaven Community Living Center in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Levi Jones; a member of Mt. Zion-Taska MB Church in Cayce; a member of the church’s mother board and former church assistant secretary and choir member.

Services were held at 12 noon on Dec. 14 at Mt. Zion-Taska MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Keith Pendilton officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a niece who was her caregiver, Helen Martin of Cayce.

She was preceded in death by a son, Walter T. Jones.

Pallbearers were her family and friends.

Ezra Moore

Ezra Moore, 52, of Okolona, died Dec. 15, 2005 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were held at 12 noon on Dec. 21 at Church of God of Prophecy in Okolona. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Okolona. Bishop Willie B. Ware Jr. officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves a daughter, Selina Bennett of North Carolina; two sisters, Gloria Edwards, Fannie Ridenour of Kalamazoo, Mich.; seven brothers, Johnny Moore of Coldwater, Orlando Moore of Chicago, Ill., Nabors, Willie C. Jr. and Robert Moore, all of Okolona, Richard and Tracy Moore of Kalamazoo; and one grandchild.

Carla Elizabeth Pauly

Carla Elizabeth Pauly, 37, of Mt. Pleasant, died Dec. 15, 2005 at Baptist East in Memphis, Tenn.

She was a member of Slayden Baptist Church and a teacher’s aide with Marshall County Schools.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 18 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Boswell Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Bro. David Bishop officiated.

She leaves her husband, David Pauly; a son, David Thomas Pauly of Mt. Pleasant; two daughters, Elizabeth Joyce Pauly, Davanie Alice Pauly, both of Mt. Pleasant; her mother, Elizabeth Bobbitt of Mt. Pleasant; her stepfather, Jimmy Bobbitt of Mt. Pleasant; four sisters, Susan Taylor of Water Valley, Tammy Simmons, Carol Gates, Exyah Watkins, all of Mt. Pleasant.

Richard Paul Robinson

Richard Paul Robinson, 51, of Waterford, died Dec. 17, 2005 at his home. He was a foreman with Roura Ironworks.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 20 at Bethany Baptist Church in Potts Camp, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Donald Worsham officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves two sons, Brian Robinson of Potts Camp, Taylor Robinson of Waterford; his mother, Louise Johns Allen of Ripley; two brothers, Jim Robinson of Waterford, Anthony Robinson of Edmond, Okla.; a sister, Marie Edwards of Myrtle; and two grandchildren.

Ruby Hartley Stewart

Ruby Hartley Stewart, 85, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 17, 2005 at her home. She was the widow of William (Red) Stewart. She was a Methodist.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 20 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Free Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery in Harmontown.

She leaves a son, William Marlin Stewart of Cordova, Tenn.; two daughters, Susan Stewart Tankersley of Waterford, Mary Stewart Haas of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a sister, Tommie Jean Floate of Waterford; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia S. Murchison; and a grandchild, Randy Eugene Murchison.

M.C. Pointer Turner

M.C. Pointer Turner, 76, of Moscow, Tenn., died Dec. 13, 2005 at her home.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 17 at Sims Chapel MB Church in Michigan City. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Adam Gholson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, Luther Turner; an adopted daughter, Genevia Foxx of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Elsie Mason of Moscow, Tenn.; four grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Randy Hampton, Willie Craig, Charles Edward Craig, Eric Griggs, Aaron Jones and Terry Spencer. Honorary pallbearers were Tommie Mason, John Franklin and Sam Franklin.


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