Thursday, March 23, 2006
Billy Wayne Britt
Billy Wayne Britt, 60, of Potts Camp, died March 16, 2006 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. He was a retired serviceman with Britt Mobile Home in Oxford.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 18 at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Potts Camp, where he was a member. Rev. Steve Wilson and Rev. John Vazquez officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Francis Britt; a daughter, Mandy Lane Britt West of Potts Camp; a sister, Wilma Jenkins of Oxford; and two granddaughters.
Leola Wilson Carter
Leola Wilson Carter, 60, of Holly Springs, died March 12, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare.
Services were held at 12 noon on March 18 at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. Rev. Willie Hoey, eulogist. Burial was in Yarbrough Chapel Church Cemetery in Holly Springs. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Joe W. Carter of Forest Park, Ill.; two sons, Christopher M. Carter of New Albany, Byron D. Wilson of Holly Springs; three stepchildren, Anthony Smith, Maurice Smith, both of Chattanooga, Tenn., Florine Brooks of Jackson; three brothers, Lonzo Wilson, Leroy Wilson, Lennon Wilson, all of Holly Springs; a sister, Anna Marie Robinson of Chicago, Ill.; and a granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a son, Juanes Wilson; a sister, Arnetta Thomas; and a brother, Tommie Lee Wilson.
Brandi Jo Fox
Brandi Jo Fox, 20, of Horn Lake, died March 12, 2006. She was a server at Grand Replays in Robinsonville.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on March 16 at Hernando Funeral Home Chapel.
She leaves her mother, Denise Latchic of Horn Lake; her father and stepmother, Ron and Judi Garner Fox of Olive Branch; three sisters, Ronden Fox of Southaven, Nanette Nelson of Cypress, Calif., April Garner of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Rook Latchic of Marino Valley, Calif., Rick Latchic of Chino, Calif., Jason Garner of Memphis, Tenn.; grandparents, Homer and Sue Fox of Billings, Mo., Elmer Latchic of Alliance, Ohio, AQ and Bernice Lemons of Potts Camp; and a great-grandmother Arena Johnson of Billings, Mo.
Steven Paul Gysendorfer
Steven Paul Gysendorfer, 59, of Potts Camp, died March 11, 2006 at his home. He was a member of the U.S. Army. He was a sheet metal apprentice in Riverside, Calif., and later moved to Potts Camp, and was an auto body mechanic in Memphis, Tenn., and Holly Springs.
Memorial mass was held at 1 p.m. on March 17 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Holly Springs. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated at St. Marys Catholic Church in Guttenberg, Iowa on March 21 at 11 a.m. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Guttenberg. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 32 years, Betty C. (Kata) Gysendorfer; a brother, Joseph Gysendorfer of Hollister, Calif.; and a sister, Susan Hamilton of Phoenix, Ariz.
Mary Carolyn Haines
Mary Carolyn Haines, 82, of Byhalia, died March 18, 2006 in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Perry Haines, a Methodist and a waitress.
Burial was in Eastwood Cemetery in Union City, Tenn. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sons, James Patterson of Red Banks, Jerry Patterson of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Dan Smith of Union City, Tenn.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Carolyn Hardin, 49, of Byhalia, died March 9, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 16 at Newell Chapel CME Church in Byhalia. Rev. Spencer Mathis and pastor Rev. Harris Bronson officiated. Burial was in Newell Chapel Church Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, John Hardin of Byhalia; a son, DeWayne Tunstall of Byhalia; two brothers, Percy Tunstall Jr., David Tunstall, both of Victoria; and four sisters, Clara Miller of Laws Hill, Annette Lucas, Barbara Gary, Angela Tunstall, all of Victoria.
Gary Wayne Holtzlander
Gary Wayne Holtzlander, 56, formerly of Columbus, died March 17, 2006 at Baptist Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. He was a US Army veteran and worked as an electronics technician specializing in video game repair.
Memorial services were held at 2:30 p.m. on March 25 at The Church At Arrowhead in Glendale, Ariz., where he was a member. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery in Pine Bluff, Ark. Pastor Mark Kendall officiated. Arrangements were by Hansen Mortuary in Phoenix.
He leaves four children, Candy L. Bleecker of Peoria, Ariz., Steven W. Holtzlander of Phoenix, Sonya L. VonDran of Batesville, Rickey W. Holtzlander of Lake Worth, Tx.; a brother, Charles R. Holtzlander of Columbus, and eight grandchildren. His large surrogate family included friends in north Mississippi, especially Kathryn Shaw of Holly Springs and the late G.I. Shaw.
Geneva Jane Helwig
Geneva Jane Helwig, 70, of Byhalia, died March 13, 2006 at her home. She was a Methodist.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on March 16 at Gravel Hill Cemetery in Selmer, Tenn. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Ronald Helwig; a son, Ronald Stephen Coleman of Memphis, Tenn.; three daughters, Sharon Poskey of Anahauc, Tx., Linda Uselton of Whiteville, Tenn., Brenda Morse of Collierville, Tenn.; three brothers, Howard North, Charles North, both of Portland, Ore., Bill North of Tupelo; a sister, Emma Jean Petty of Selmer, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Jasper Calvin Hughes Jr.
Jasper Calvin Hughes Jr., 44, of Holly Springs, died March 12, 2006 at Graceland Care Home in Oxford. He was a member of Strawberry MB Church in Holly Springs and a former church usher. He was a disabled construction worker.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 16 at Free Branch MB Church in Holly Springs. Rev. A.V. Warren Jr. officiated. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his father, Jasper Calvin Hughes Sr. of Holly Springs; four sisters, Delois Jackson of Memphis, Tenn. Carlean Crane, Dorlean Gibson, both of Holly Springs, Angela Woods of Hickory Flat; and three brothers, Joe Stevenson, Ben Stevenson, Butler Stevenson, all of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ludella Stevenson Hughes; and a sister, Ida Wright.
Pallbearers were Walter Crum, Dexter Burton, James Gibson Sr., Austin Jenkins, Jeffery Jones and Elijah Lash. Honorary pallbearers were Earl Crane, Larry Crane, Kenneth Davis, Cedric Stevenson, Joe Stevenson Jr. and Troy Wright.
Charlie Jones, 58, of Memphis, Tenn., died March 13, 2006 at Methodist Hospital.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 18 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Providence UM Church Cemetery in Abbeville. Rev. Eddie Golliday officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his father, Curtis Jones of Oxford; two children, Steffany Hilliard of Oxford, Devin Ambrose of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Frank Jones of Oxford; three sisters, Minnie Blake of Abbeville, Catherine Young of Abbeville, Bernice Jones of Memphis; and four grandchildren.
Charles Marion, 66, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Waterford, died March 8, 2006 at Providence Hospital in Chicago. He was a factory laborer.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on March 16 at Hamilton Chapel CME Church Cemetery. Rev. Mattie Harvey officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three sisters, Hattie Harley, Birdie Nunnally, Geraldine Peterson, all of Memphis, Tenn.; and two brothers, Gerald Marion, Rather Marion, both of Memphis, Tenn.
Pallbearers were his brothers-in-law and nephews.
Louis Moore, 91, of Victoria, died March 15 at his home.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on March 20 at Union Valley MB Church Cemetery. Rev. Deldrick Leasure officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his caregivers, Howard and Ruth Riley of Victoria.
Rosie Bessie Moss
Rosie Bessie Moss, 68, of Senatobia, died March 13, 2006 at Beverly Health Center in Batesville.
Services were held at 12 noon on March 18 at Independent Tyro Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, William Moss; two stepdaughters, Shirley Ann Holloway, Carolyn King, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a stepson, Willie Morris Moss of Memphis, Tenn.; four sisters, Clara Hamilton, Lottie B. Dean, Velma Thomas, all of Chicago, Ill., Arlilie B. Dean of Senatobia; and two brothers, Ray Garrett of Chicago, Ill., James Garrett of Memphis, Tenn.
Billy Nathan Sipes
Billy Nathan Sipes, 40, of Memphis, Tenn., died March 19, 2006 in Memphis. He was a member of Cherokee Baptist Church and a network engineer with Bellsouth.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 23 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Ashland.
He leaves his wife, Gloria Sipes of Ashland; his father and mother, Billy Sr. and Lynn Sipes of Jackson, Tenn.; two daughters, Haley N. Sipes Skylar S. Sipes, both of Ashland; and a sister, Cyndi Culpepper of Dickson, Tenn.
Elsie Morgan Smith
Elsie Morgan Smith, 81, of Lamar, died March 19, 2006 at her home. She was the widow of Fred Smith. She was a member of Rice Chapel Methodist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 21 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rice Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Walter Myers and Bro. Don Wilson officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sons, Sam Smith of Tualatin, Ore., Kem Smith of Orlando, Fla.; four daughters, Mary Joe Rushing of Lamar, Donna Jackson of Ashland, Lisa Craft of Collierville, Tenn., Eva Tindall of Myrtle; a brother, George W. Morgan Jr. of Slayden; three sisters, Gladys Yeager of Lamar; Mary Joyner of Red Banks, Emma Jean Wilson of Lamar; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Shae Joyner, Jonathan Craft, Randy Scott, Chase Joyner, Steven Allen and Bryan Latham. Honorary pallbearers were Rodney Cothern, George Carpenter, Tommy Dodd, Woody Smith, Howard Hailey and Charlie Huey Morgan.
Marvin Edward Tunstall
Marvin Edward Tunstall, 47, of Waterford, died March 9, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a truck driver with the State of Mississippi Department of Transportation. He was a member of the steward board and male choir.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 18 at Mt. Comfort CME Church in Waterford, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Elder Joseph Grantham officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Vernell Reynolds Tunstall; a daughter, Trinette Tunstall of Waterford; two sons, Carlos Blackmon of Byhalia, Marchello Sellers of Holly Springs; two sisters, Deloris Nathaniel of Memphis, Tenn., Jackie Nettles of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Calvin Tunstall, James Tunstall, both of Holly Springs; and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers were co-workers with MDOT, Neil Mansel, Joe Mills, Thomas Goode, Willie Jones, Billy Yeager, Daniel Hyde, Barry Clifton and John Richmond. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Mitchell, Levi Alexander, Frank Jones, Essex Wilson, Willie Lewis, Charles Brown, Lance McCallum, Michael Lay, Demill Dixon, James Jordan, Vernon Wilson, Warrick Jones, James Beard and Tommy Childers.
Charles Lanier Robison Jr.
Charles Lanier Robison Jr., 78, of Holly Springs, died March 21, 2006 at his home. He was a prominent banker and landowner. A graduate of Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi Banking School, he served in the Navy during World War II and the Air Force during the Korean War. He was the past president of Merchants and Farmers Bank and at his death, he served as CEO and chairman of the board of directors. He was the third generation to be affiliated with the bank. He was a member of the Mississippi Bankers Association and a member of the Holly Springs Rotary Club, where he received the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Rotary Award. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Holly Springs for 70 years.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on March 22 at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. on March 23 at the First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs.
He leaves his wife of 47 years, Carole Coopwood Robison; two children, Charles Lanier Robison III of Memphis, Eleanor Robison Horton of Collierville; and grandchildren, Lauren Austin Robison, Charles Lanier Robison IV, Grace Ann Robison, Anna Carroll Horton and Robert Harrison Horton.
Pallbearers are Greg Taylor, Ben Seale, Gary Barnett, Jim White, Steve Bowers, Todd Grant, Sammy Bailey, Tommy Taylor, Bob Carrington, Shep Smith and Blanton Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Eugene Brown Sr., David Bennett, Jack Wittjen, Bob Crutcher, Bill York and the board of directors and employees of the Merchants and Farmers Bank.
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