Thursday, April 6, 2006
Sandusky Byrd, 83, of Holly Springs, died March 29, 2006 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of First Baptist Church of Holly Springs and a mechanic.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 31 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Early Grove Cemetery in Lamar.
He leaves his wife, Dorothy Byrd of Kennett, Mo.; two sons, Stanley Byrd of Southaven, Sandusky Byrd Jr. of Hernando; two daughters, Hattie Chambers of Piperton, Tenn., Sandra Alldredge of Holly Springs; his sister, Verse Gammons of Holly Springs; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Earnest Culver, 87, of Etta, died April 2, 2006 at his home. He was the widower of Lucille Teasler. He was Pentecostal and a road maintenance worker with Marshall County.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Laws Hill.
He leaves two sons, George Culver, Billy Culver, both of Etta; two daughters, Susie Hicks of Sturgis, Emma Cundiff of Booneville, Ind.; a brother, Cleveland Culver of Waterford; two sisters, Annie Mae Feathers of Red Banks, Irene Nichols of New Albany; 14 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
William C. Foster
William C. Foster, 62, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Benton County, died March 26, 2006 at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital. He was the widower of Elise Hames-Foster. He worked as a cabinet maker for various companies. He retired from Holzheimer Interiors, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on April 1 at Mt. Zion CME Church in Ashland. Burial was in the church cemetery. Jones - Payton Funeral Directors, Ashland, was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three children, William C. Foster of Columbus, Ohio, Twinnette Andrews of Vacaville, Calif., Tabitha Calloway of Cleveland, Ohio; a brother and sister, Joe Foster of Cleveland, Ohio, Bessie Williams of Chicago, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Charles E. Andrews, Larry Calloway, Jerry L. Foster, Jermaine Seals, James Andrew Washington and John Washington.
Martha Mae Byrd Hanna
Martha Mae Byrd Hanna, 71, of Holly Springs, died March 30, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare. She was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on April 1 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery. Bro. Donald Worsham officiated.
She leaves her husband, Eugene L. Hanna; two sons Terry T. Byrd of Holly Springs, Sandy Byrd of Potts Camp; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
William C. Moering
William C. Moering, 47, of Holly Springs, died March 26, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on April 1 at New Hope MB Church in Laws Hill. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Charles Dooley officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Roberta Moering; four brothers, Melroy Humphrey of Waterford, Danny Moering, Ralph Moering, both of Holly Springs, Willie Moering Jr. of Oxford; three sisters, Delois Calicutt, Elizabeth Martin, both of Holly Springs and Charlotte Faye Moering of Birmingham, Ala.
Loyd Russell Overall
Loyd Russell Overall, 78, of Falkner, formerly of Holly Springs, died March 31, 2006 at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Holly Springs. He retired from Carrier with 29 years of service in the maintenance department. He served in the United States Army and Marine Corps during the Korean War.
Services were held at 4 p.m. on April 2 at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery in Holly Springs. Bro. Harvey Scott and Bro. Jim Pope officiated.
He leaves his wife, Frances Skelton Overall; two daughters, Debi Overall of Kodak, Tenn., Dottie Gadd of Ripley; two brothers, Edward Overall, R.L. (JR) Overall, both of Potts Camp; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Pallbearers were Charlie Skelton, Steve Skelton, Wayne Wilson, Ronnie Lewis, Rex Overall, Brandon Wilson, Jeff Rhea and Tommy Ash. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Overall, Bud Skelton, Billy Gene Overall and Tommy Maroney.
Ervin Lee Sesley
Ervin Lee Sesley, 66, of Byhalia, died March 28, 2006 at his home. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a maintenance worker with Great Dane Trailers.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 1 at Mt. Zion Taska MB Church in Cayce. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Keith Pendilton officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Joyce Tipler Sesley; six children, Twoine Sesley, Rev. Ervin Sesley Jr., Bobby Myers, Dariel Jackson, David Jackson, all of Memphis, Tenn., LaTashia Bowles of Cayce; four sisters, Brenda Neal, Charlotte Neal, Julia Jones, Carolyn Schuler, all of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, William Myers of Walls, David Myers, Albert Myers, both of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were James Hatchett, Willie Miller, Lawrence Springfield, Joe Hughes, Bob Weaver and Perschall Woods.
Arlon Dwight Underwood
Arlon Dwight Underwood, 49, of Byhalia, died March 27, 2006 at Baptist DeSoto in Southaven. He was a Baptist and a carpenter.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 30 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Kimberly Gray Underwood; three daughters, Nicola Lynn Gray Underwood of Orlando, Fla., Rhonda Leigh Brown Underwood of Houston, Tx., Shaqula Norman Underwood of Byhalia; and four brothers, John Ed Murray of Memphis, Tenn., John Wayne Murray of Bullard, Tx., Van Allen Underwood, Byron Underwood, both of Byhalia.
Pallbearers were Jeff Johnson, John Johnson, John Looney, Cedric Johnson, Wayne Kimble and Marvin Abernathy.
Bob Williams Jr.
Bob Williams Jr., 65, of Waterford, died April 2, 2006 at his home. He was an Air Force veteran of Vietnam. He was a member of First Baptist Church, and co-owner of Williams Garage.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on April 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Bettie Gail Williams; two sons, Scott Williams of Nesbitt, Greg Williams of Memphis; three daughters, Wendy Reece, Missy Cook, Christy Williams, all of Holly Springs; two brothers, Rick Williams of Holly Springs, Timmy Williams of Red Banks; four sisters, Roseanne Williams of Houston, Earlene Story of Meridian, Shirley Jones of Talladega, Ala., Margaret Boatwright of Lucedale; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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