Thursday, February 17, 2005


Myrtle Lee Boyd
Myrtle Lee Boyd, 77, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Coldwater, died Feb. 8, 2005 in St. Louis. She was the widow of Thomas Edwards, a member of the Greater New Zion MB Church of St. Louis. She served on the mother board of the church faithfully until her death.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 16 at New Garden MB Church in Coldwater. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a stepdaughter, Carla Evans of Gary, Ind.; two sons, Thomas Edwards Jr., George Edwards both of St. Louis, Mo., two sisters, Hattie Bolton of St. Louis, Mo., Ida Reed of Danville, Ill.; four brothers, Vernon Brown of Chattanooga, Tenn., John Allen Boyd of Coldwater, Jim Boyd of Memphis, Tenn., Major Boyd of St. Louis, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Luanna Watson Campbell
Luanna Watson Campbell, 99, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 5, 2005 at her daughter’s home in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Forest Campbell.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on February 12 at Kimbrough Chapel MB Church in Lamar, where she was a former member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Charles Dooley officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves three daughters, Dora Gulledge of Memphis, Tenn., Lizzie Bowen of Holly Springs, Ethel Lee Crisp of St. Louis, Mo.; four sons, Clayton Campbell, McArthur Campbell, Richard Campbell, all of Chicago, Ill., George Campbell of Holly Springs; 86 grandchildren, over 147 great-grandchildren, over 130 great-great-grandchildren and over 50 great-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sadie Campbell; six sons, Joseph Campbell, Forest Campbell Jr., Cornell Campbell, Walter Campbell, Raymond Clayton, Robert Campbell.

Pallbearers were Victor Campbell, James Edward Bowens, Steve Campbell, Tretrius Bowens, Will Campbell, Julius Campbell. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Phillips, Don Gulledge, Cory Campbell, Larry Wilson, Terry Bowens, Dextrick Campbell.

C.L. Driver
C.L. Driver, 72, of Chicago, Ill., died Feb. 2, 2005 at his home. He was an employee with the Santa Fe Railroad company, where he worked until retirement.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Flint Hill MB Church in Etta, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Ray Hickinbottom officiated. Serenity Funeral Home Inc. of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Gintie Driver; a daughter, Bertha Watts of Waltham, Ma.; six stepchildren, Patricia Brown, Carolyn Jackson, Therisas Sims, Samuel Jackson, Andre Jackson, Lewis Charles Jackson, all of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Joe Driver of Etta, Luther Driver of Riverdale, Ill., Nelson Driver of Chicago, Ill.; four sisters, Annie Lee Williams of Abbeville, Willie Pearl Owen of Oxford, Jettie B. Slate, Mattie McEwen of Etta; and two grandchildren.

Brianna Necole Jeffries
Brianna Necole Jeffries, 4 months, of Rienzi, died Feb. 12, 2005 at home.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 15 at South Parkway Church of Christ. Burial was in Rienzi Cemetery. Bro. Willie Bob Gates officiated. Grayson’s Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her parents, Demarcus Lloyd and April Necole (Dilworth) Jeffries of Rienzi; grandparents, JoAnn Patterson of Ashland, Tarnt and Glenda Tye of Booneville; great-grandparents, Vernice Glover of Holly Springs, Vivian Dilworth of Booneville; great-great-grandparents, Roxie Jeffries of Booneville and Hullion Dilworth of Corinth.

Nannie Marie Jones
Nannie Marie Jones, 74, of Como, died Feb. 10, 2005 in Batesville. She was the widow of Eden B. Jones, a member of Harmontown Baptist Church and an employee with Wurlitzer.

Services were held 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Free Springs Cemetery in Harmontown.

She leaves her son, Billy C. Jones of Como; two sisters, Minnie Rushing of Waterford, Jean Williams of Senatobia; and three grandchildren.Pearlie L. Phillips

Pearlie L. Phillips, 103, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 5, 2005 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. She was a member of the Missionary Society, a member of Eastern Star St. Mary #82, a member of Federated Club, and a member of Marshall County Retired Teacher’s Association.

Services were held at 12 noon on Feb. 10 at Harris Chapel CME Church in Tate County, where she was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden, Holly Springs. Rev. Mack Taylor officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a niece who cared for her, Connie Falkner of Holly Springs; a nephew who cared for her, Madison Bowen of Memphis, Tenn.; six cousins who cared for her, Dorothy Anderson of Memphis, Tenn., Eloise Coon of Olive Branch, Frank Phillips of Holly Springs, Glennie Glass of Red Banks, Melvin Phillips of Aurora, Ill., Madie Logan of Wall Hill.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary E. Burton, Leonia Bowen; and a brother, Dan Conard.

Pallbearers were Gerald Falkner, Cedric Falkner, Tracy Falkner, John Bowen, Tony Liggins, Hershel Burton Jr., Joseph Benjamin Mosley. Honorary pallbearers were Bro. Fred Falkner, Bro. Charles Falkner, Bro. Willie Pryor, Bro. Hershel Burton Sr., Bro. Lee Soy Bowens, Bro. Madison Bowens.

Jerry Baker Sansone
Jerry Baker Sansone, 52, of Collierville, Tenn., died Feb. 10, 2005 at Methodist Central in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of Collierville First Baptist Church, where she was active in the children’s ministry.

Graveside services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 12 at First Baptist Church in Collierville. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tenn. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, Mike Sansone; a son, Michael Sansone of Collierville, Tenn.; a daughter, Faith Seibels of Nashville, Tenn.; her mother, Roberta Baker of Memphis, Tenn. her brother, Jimmy Baker of Horn Lake, her sister, Susanna Baker of Cordova; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Fred Allen Taylor
Fred Allen Taylor, 54, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 1, 2005 at Germantown Methodist Hospital. He was a Baptist.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 4 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Frank Feathers and Bud McCraw officiated.

He leaves his wife, Martha Taylor of Red Banks; a son, Joey Deleo of Red Banks; his parents, Fred and Laverne Brisco Taylor; and two sisters, Gail McCraw, Diane Clayton, both of Potts Camp.

Pallbearers were Bubba Feathers, Kenneth Feathers, Tracy Tice, Bryan Drewery, Robert Shoffner, Monty Howell.

Frances Young
Frances Young, 70, of Byhalia, died Feb. 8, 2005 at home.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 11 at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel in Olive Branch. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery in Olive Branch.

She leaves her husband, Donald W. Young; three daughters, Deborah Street, Beverly Tamboli, both of Olive Branch, Shirley Grassie of Burlison, Tenn.; her mother, Fannie Elizabeth Hicks of Dover, Tenn.; three sisters, Sue Cutshall of Clarksville, Tenn., Brooxie O’Bryant of Seal Beach, Calif., Evelyn Link of Dover, Tenn.; a brother, Billy Hicks of Paris, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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