Thursday, February 17, 2005
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Mt. Sinai M.B. Church in Byhalia. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Wayne Aiken officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Stella Davis of Byhalia; two sons, Winford Aiken of Lansing, Mich., Henry Aiken of Byhalia; two sisters, M.T. Hilber of Memphis, Tenn., Catherine Jones of St. Louis, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Curtis Aiken, Richard Aiken, Atha Davis, Tyrone Aiken, Trent Aiken, Toney Davis.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 21 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Laws Hill. Bro. Frank Feathers officiated.
He leaves a son, John Keith Bing of Waterford; a daughter, Ashley Bing of Waterford; his parents, Billy and Sue Bing of Waterford; his grandmother, Christine Thomas of Waterford; and his brother, Billy Bing Jr. of Waterford.
Pallbearers were Shane Smith, David Minor, Mark Shaw, Gary Stacks, Dewayne Bing, Kevin Bing. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Shaw, Mickey Bing, Kevin Bing, Wade Yeager, Mark Bing, Allen Bing, Brian Bing.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Chulahoma MB Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves nine daughters, Vera D. Blackmon, Vera L. Bobo, both of Memphis, Tenn., Lula Wofford of Milwaukee, Wisc., Ivory Blackmon, Ruby Blackmon, Ethel Mosley, Joyce Blackmon, all of Holly Springs, Clara Jones of Olive Branch, Chenelle Blackmon of Byhalia; two sons, Clarence Blackmon, J.T. Blackmon, both of Holly Springs; 43 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 12 p.m. on Feb. 19 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 five sons, Roger Brownlee of Memphis, Randy Brownlee of Sylvania, Ga., Spencer Burnett of Coldwater, Tony Burnett of Coldwater, Phillip Burnett of Coldwater; a brother, Willie Cathey of Memphis, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Slayden Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Slayden Cemetery. Dr. Bill Hardin, Bro. Armand Taylor, Rev. David Bishop and Dr. Lee Castle officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three sons, Byron Hurdle Jr, Paul Hurdle, Alan Hurdle, all of Slayden; five daughters, Kathy Crawford of Slayden, Jennifer Campbell of Oxford, Dinah Kay Lundine of Slayden, Eydie Branyan of Waller, Tx., Beverly (Nubbie) Hurdle of Slayden; three sisters, Vera V. Hunsucker of Early Grove, Katherine V. Boling of Slayden, Yvonne V. Taylor of Slayden; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters and in-laws.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 19 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.
She leaves her husband, Richard Hurdle; three sons, Arnold Edwards Sr., Kenneth Edwards, both of Bartlett, Tenn., Irby Jessie Hurdle III of Mt. Pleasant; a daughter, Joyce Mitchell of Ellijay, Ga.; two brothers, William Authur Houston of Southaven, Thomas Houston of Clarksdale; a sister, Mary Whitehead of Southaven; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Irene Edwards.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 17 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Potts Camp Cemetery. Bro. Charles Fowler and Bro. Jim Buchanan officiated.
She leaves a brother, William D. Gooch of Madison; and three sisters, Marjorie Gilmore of Oxford, Madge Burgess of Memphis, Tenn., Martha Gardner of Silver City.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Howard (Son) Gooch, Charles (Red) Gooch, James Gooch, Herman Cooper (Bo) Gooch, and a sister, Fannie Pearl Coleman.
Pallbearers were Edward Overall, Roger Clayton, Johnny Westmoreland, Lloyd Kelly, William Minor.
Covington Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Rose Leopard; two daughters, Tamaron Lopez, Sarah Leopard, both of Byhalia; a son, Walter Leopard of Memphis, Tenn.; his father, Mancel Leopard of Collierville, Tenn.; two sisters, Diane Jones, Shirley Raybun, both of Alabama; a brother, Larry Leopard of Collierville, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Leopard.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Butler Cemetery in Potts Camp.
He leaves a son, Douglas Ray McCallum of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Brenda Boone of Atlanta, Ga., Linda Nowlin of Millington, Tenn.; three sisters, Grace Johnson of Holly Springs, Joyce Jones of Waterford, Loyce Smith of Bartlett, Tenn.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jerry Nowlin, Mike Nowlin, Robbie OConnor, Buck Smith, Doug McCallum, Jesse Johnson, Jerry Boone, Jason Boone.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 21 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Laws Hill. Dr. Jim Pinkerton officiated.
She leaves a son, Willie Anthony Roach of Charleston; two daughters, Fay Tomlin, Tanda Roach, both of Harmontown; five brothers, Gerald Billingsley of Southaven, B.B. Billingsley Jr. of Coffeeville, David Lee Billingsley of Byhalia, Larry Billingsley of Harmontown, Kenneth Billingsley of Looxahoma; two sisters, Shirley Davis of Oxford, Elizabeth Tomlin of Harmontown; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Anthony Roach, Tony Roach, Joel Chrestman, Thomas Rushing, Tracy Byers, Roger Cooper, Richard Parnell, David Tomlin, Len Tomlin, Orris Williams Jr.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 18 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Spring Hill Baptist Cemetery in Waterford. Bro. Bobby McKay and Bro. Steve Wilson officiated.
He leaves his wife, Mary Elizabeth Snow; two sons, James Robert Snow of Cooperstown, Pa., William Snow of Waterford; a daughter, Joyce Laird of Waterford; his stepmother, Sue Snow of Springdale, Ark.; two sisters, Diana Brooks of Missouri, Barbara Copeland of Springdale, Ark.; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bobby Snow, John Snow, Randy Laird, Douglas Snow, Tim Baldwyn Nolan Buchanan, J.L. Verrell.
James Earl Swearengen
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Greenwood CME Church in Memphis, Tenn. Burial was in Galilee Memorial Gardens in Memphis, Tenn. Bishop William H. Graves officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, Jamita Swearengen of Memphis, Tenn., Jana Swearengen-Richey of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Mildred Hayes of Memphis, Tenn., council woman Barbara Swearengen-Holt of Memphis, Tenn., Dorothy Strong of Olympia Fields, Ill.; a brother, Clarence Swearengen of Memphis, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were William James, Nathan Jones III, Thomas Long, Cecil David Moore Jr., Michael Steven Moore, Walter Leon Nelson, Dr. William E. Nelson, Bryant Swearengen, Clarence Edward Swearengen Jr., Colangelo Everett Swearengen, John H. Swearengen.
Services were held at 12 noon on Feb. 18 at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in New Hope CME Church Cemetery in Red Banks. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves nieces who cared for her, Doris Leatherwood, Tiffany Harris, Audrey Pounder, all of Memphis, Tenn., Daisy Martin of Holly Springs; a sister, Didentry Harris of Memphis, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Clarence Leatherwood, Sylvester Martin, Charles Terry, Lee Echols Jr., James Massie, Thomas Harris. Honorary Pallbearers were Rev. Wardell Harris, Bernard Hearn, William Henley, Wallace Longest, Gary Pounder, Purvis Long, Charles Gary, Floyd Miller, Kevin Mullins, Courtney Harris, Lawrence Autry, Thomas Harris, James Adams, Brian Harris, Darryl Smith, trustees and steward board of Anderson Chapel CME Church.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 21 at Anchor Cemetery in Oxford. Bro. Scott Wright officiated. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Bobby Gail Tubbs Sr.; a daughter, Susie Tubbs Murphy of Holly Springs; a son, Bobby Gail Tubbs Jr. of Cutoff, La.; her father, James Bradford Harwell of Oxford; two sisters, Glenda Kay Burns of Oxford, Brenda Gay Biggs of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, James Larry Harwell of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Arthritis Foundation.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Clear Creek Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. James Polk and Bro. Frank Feathers officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Carolyn A. Thompson; two brothers, Larry Thompson of Red Banks, Jerry Thompson of Lamar; two sisters, Ruth Rogers of Ashland, Wanda Byrd of Lamar; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Brad Thompson, Larry Joe Thompson, Rick Rogers, Kevin Byrd, Jake Cothern, Gary Byrd, Mitchell Allen, John Cothern.
L. Ridley Wilson
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 5 at Salem Baptist Church of Chicago. Burial was in Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Ill. Rev. E.C. Cunningham officiated. Leak and Sons Funeral Chapels was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Derek Wilson; three daughters, DeJeanette Taylor of Holly Springs, Katie Curry Ridley of Chicago, Ill. Cynthia Peacock of Chicago, Ill.; a son, Sidney B. Ridley of Chicago, Ill.; a twin sister, Mattie L. Walker of Chicago, Ill.; two stepchildren; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
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