Thursday, March 16, 2006
 

Obituaries

James Sewell Burns

James Sewell Burns, 61, of Potts Camp, died March 10, 2006 at his home. He was a Roman Catholic, and a machine operator.

A private memorial service was held. Burial was in The Memorial Gardens in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his sister, Charlotte Burns Johnson of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; a nephew, James Johnson of Athens, Tenn. three nieces, Mary H. Johnson of Citronelle, Ala., Kelly Johnson, Charlotte Moore, both of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and four great-nephews Lee and Ben Abbott of Oak Ridge and Benjamin and Daniel Johnson, both of Athens.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society.

Rosie J. Butler

Rosie J. Butler, 54, of Holly Springs, died March 7, 2006 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Oxford.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 11 at Thyatira Church of Christ in Tyro. Burial was in Wall Hill Church Cemetery in Independence. Rev. Lonnie Pitts officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her husband, Dan Butler; four children, Rosalind Adams, Harvey McClarty Jr., both of Byhalia, Erin Lee McClarty, Erica Lynn McClarty, both of Holly Springs; a stepdaughter, Gwendolyn D. Lesueur of Memphis, Tenn.; seven brothers, Van L. Davis, James A. Davis, Lee N. Davis, Jerome B. McClarty, all of Byhalia, John M. Davis of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Frankie L. Davis and Nathaniel Davis Jr., both of Jacksonville, Fla.; four sisters, Gladys M. Barber, Cassandra Barber Mims, Debra McKinney, all of Byhalia, Lorrine Beard of Holly Springs; and seven grandchildren.

Barbara Daddis Childers

Barbara Daddis Childers, 62, of Paragonah, Utah, died March 7, 2006 at her home.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on March 10 at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven. Collierville Funeral Home in Collierville, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves her children, Richard Childers of Benton, La., Rod Childers of Holly Springs, Tammy Robb of Cedar City, Utah, Greg Childers of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Jackie Mortell; a brother, Dick Daddis; and eight grandchildren.

Mary F. Hill

Mary F. Hill, 92, of Holly Springs, died March 12, 2006 at her home. She was the widow of Wintfred Hill. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Holly Springs, and keyboard finisher with Wurlitzer, Inc.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 16 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Jim Fox and Wint Fox officiated.

She leaves her son, Jimmy C. Fox of Memphis, Tenn.; two grandsons, Jim Fox of Ashland, Ky., and Wint Fox of Colonial Heights, Va.; four great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters.

Pearl Morton Hobson

Pearl Morton Hobson, 91, of Ashland, died March 10, 2006 at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was the widow of Mayor Morton and Henry Hobson. She was a Baptist and a trimmer with ABC Factory.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 12 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Country Church Cemetery in Lamar. Bro. Troy Defer officiated.

She leaves two sons, Howard G. Morton of Bartlett, Tenn., Boyd Morton of Hickory Flat; a daughter, Evelyn Weatherly of Nesbit; nine grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Frankie Morton and Billy Morton; and a daughter, Frances Frayser.

Robert Johnson Jr.

Robert (Bop) Johnson Jr., 68, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Byhalia, died March 3, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 9 at St. Matthews MB Church in Byhalia, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pastor Patrick Stewart officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his nieces who were his caretakers, Mary Johnson Harper and Leslie Johnson, both of Memphis, Tenn.; and a brother, Milton Johnson Sr. of Kenosha, Wisc.

Pallbearers were Edward C. Johnson, Freddie Dillard, Fredreld D. Stephens, Milton Johnson III, Solomon Wolf Jr. and Mark Liggins. Honorary pallbearers were Albert Wolfe, Milton Johnson II, Fred Smith, Robert McKay, Milton Wolf and James Bookins.

Era Lorine Knighton

Era Lorine Knighton, 88, of Laws Hill community, died March 8, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Jodie Knighton. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on March 10 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves three sons, Robert Knighton of Cherokee Valley, Ark., Fort Knighton of Ashland, Marshall Knighton of Plainsville, Ill.; two daughters, Hazel Cook of Laws Hill, Carol Atherton of Laws Hill; a brother, Ernest Smith of Oakland; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Clark Knighton.

Mildred Morrison King

Mildred Morrison King, 82, of Oxford, died March 9, 2006.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 11 at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with burial in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Rev. Bryan Bailey officiated.

She leaves a stepson, John King of Laws Hill and a nephew, Mike Morrison of Oxford.

Gregg Steven Looney

Gregg Steven Looney, 43, of Byhalia, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at his home.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on March 11 at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel in Olive Branch. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.

He leaves his wife, Pamela Looney; three daughters, Jessi Underwood of Texas, Nicole Pounders, Rachel Myers, both of Olive Branch; a son, Randy Looney of Byhalia; his mother, Mary E. Looney of Byhalia; a brother, Mike Looney of Olive Branch; a sister, Cindy Baker of Arkansas; and a granddaughter.

Eugene Andrew Rhea

Eugene Andrew Rhea, 84, of Hickory Flat, died March 10, 2006 at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Cornersville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 40 years.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 12 at United Funeral Service Chapel. Burial was in Cornersville Cemetery. Rev. Joe Epting officiated.

He leaves his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Wayne Brownlee Rhea of Holly Springs; two daughters, Brenda Kay Brownlee of Potts Camp, Dorothy Jean Mauldin of Tupelo; two sons, Larry A. Rhea of Hickory Flat; Terry Lee Rhea of Saltillo; a brother, Coleman Rhea of Hickory Flat; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Clifford Hancock, Allen Hancock, David Rhea, James Rhea and Kenneth Rhea.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, E.J. Rhea and Leroy Hancock; a daughter, Shelia Rhea Forester and a grandson, Justin Allen Jackson.

C.L. Wilkins

C.L. Wilkins, 56, of Memphis, Tenn., died March 2, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was a member of Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church in Memphis and a member of Cedar Grove Masonic Lodge #39. He was an application’s development analyst and computer programmer for International Paper in Memphis.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 9 at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Willie F. Jeffries officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Cellistean Pryor Wilkins; two daughters, Beverly Wilkins, Tina Johnson, both of Memphis, Tenn.; his mother, Earye Bridgeforth Wilkins of Holly Springs; five sisters, Patty Wilkins of Holly Springs, Catherine Wilson of Phoenix, Ariz., Charlene Burch of Olive Branch, Velvet Barrino of Holly Springs, Shirley Mosley of Memphis; two brothers, Aaron Wilkins III of Holly Springs, Milton Wilkins of St. Louis, Mo.; and a grandson.

Pallbearers were Christopher Wilkins, Gregory Thompson, Aaron Wilkins IV, Kenneth Bunch, Miguel Barrino, Eric Wilson, Clifton Thompson and T.J. Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Youngblood, A.C. Rayford, Willie Jeffries, James Alford, Sam Faulkner and Clarence Faulkner.


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