Thursday, April 13, 2006
Katina Larette Allen
Katina Larette Allen, 33, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Ashland, died April 2, 2006 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. She was a member of Easthaven Church of Christ in Memphis and benefit administrator for Servicemaster Corporation in Memphis.
Services were held at 12 noon on April 8 at Foundation of Life Christian Center in Lamar. Burial was in South Ashland Church of Christ Cemetery. Bro. William J. Colburn officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother, Dorothy Bryson Allen of Michigan City; her sister, Ronnetta Mason of Olive Branch; and her grandfather, Jessie Bryson Sr. of Michigan City.
She was preceded in death by her father, Levi Allen; and her grandmother, Tinnie Bryson;
Pallbearers were Landon Allen, Bobby Bryson, Rodney Bryson, Leon Crawford, Cedric Garmon, Winslow Isom, Adrian Jones and Silas Preston. Honorary pallbearers were Marvin Baird, Jerry Bryson, Jessie Bryson Jr., Jimmy Bryson, Winston Isom and Jeffery Mason.
Robert Garland Gilstrap
Robert Garland Gilstrap, 74, of Holly Springs, died April 4, 2006 at Baptist DeSoto in Southaven. The widower of Helen Gilstrap, he was an executive with Southwestern Telephone AT&T. He was a member of the Lion’s Club and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was an Army veteran of Korea.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 8 at First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. A private burial was held later. Rev. Milton Boyd officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Nita S. Gilstrap of Holly Springs; two sons, Robert H. Gilstrap of Hannibal, Mo., Brian R. Gilstrap of Webster Grove, Mo.; a stepson, Rick DeBardeleben of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Veronica Cook, Peggy Brown, both of St. Louis, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Suzanne Dunlap of Holly Springs, Julie DeBardeleben Cohen of Newburyport, Ma.; a brother, Bill Gilstrap of Little Rock, Ark.; a sister, Mary Morrison of Onsted, Mich.; and 18 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, David Gilstrap.
Boyce Blondale Graham
Boyce Blondale Graham, 68, of Harmontown, died April 2, 2006 at Tri Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.
Memorial services were held at 12 noon on April 8 at New Hope Baptist Church in Harmontown, where he was a member. Burial was in New Garden Cemetery in Wakefield. Brantley Funeral Home of Olive Branch was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a son, Boyce Blondale Graham Jr. of Kannapolis, N.C.; two daughters, Brandi Bertram of Byhalia, Anne-Marie Fiorino of Florida; a sister, Julia King of Coldwater; and eight grandchildren.
Estelle Horner Hickman
Estelle Horner Hickman, 87, of Dyersburg, Tenn., died April 2, 2006. She was the widow of Howard Hickman. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Sylvania.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 6 at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Fairvew Cemetery in Dyersburg. Rev. Walt Asher officiated.
She leaves three daughters, Linda Gail Betts of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Pat Mancell, Nadine Thedford, both of Dyersburg, Tenn.; a son, Leon Hickman of Haleyville, Ala.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, William Travis Hickman; and a brother, J.M. Horner.
Pallbearers were Chris Sawyer, Jerry Lock, Robert Kirby, Wade Rogers, Robert Craig and Keith Bushead. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Sawyer, Jack Lock and Earl Willoughby.
William Travis Hickman
William Travis “Bill” Hickman, 66, of Dyersburg, Tenn., died April 2, 2006. He was a retired employee of Covington Electric, a Mason and a US Army veteran.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 6 at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.
He leaves two sons, Gary Hickman and his wife Lisa, Rick Hickman, both of Holly Springs; three sisters, Linda Gail Betts of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Pat Mancell, Nadine Thedford, both of Dyersburg; a brother, Leon Hickman of Haleyville, Ala.; and three grandchildren, Morgan, Evan and Everett (Blue) Hickman, all of Holly Springs.
Pallbearers were Larry Moody, Jeff Box, Charles Crain, David Via, Nick Moody and Roger Cook. Honorary pallbearers were Jamie Moody and Steven Wright.
Memorials may be made to Byhalia United Methodist Church.
Mary Elizabeth Munn
Mary Elizabeth Munn, 90, of Red Banks, died April 3, 2006 at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of J.P. Munn and a member of Red Banks United Methodist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on April 6 at Red Banks Cemetery. Bro. Don Wilson officiated.
She leaves a son, George A. Goodman of Red Banks; a daughter, Nancy Goodman Mikell of Charleston, S.C.; and a daughter, Sarah W. Parrish of Memphis, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Edwards Russell; and a brother, Charles P. Parrish.
Floy R. Patrick
Floy R. Patrick, 73, of Thyatira, died April 8, 2006 at her home. She was the owner of Chulahoma General Store for 40 years and a member of Wyatte Baptist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 10 at Pate-Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Senatobia. Burial was in Cathey Cemetery in Wyatte. Rev. Scott Rogers and Rev. Chuck Patrick officiated.
She leaves her husband, Raymond A. Patrick; a daughter, Linda Gail Owens of Wyatte; two sons, Charles Gary Patrick, Raymond Mark Patrick, both of Thyatira; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Wyatte Baptist Church.
Marquanthony DeAndre Pritchard
Marquanthony DeAndre (Pooh) Pritchard, 20, of Holly Springs, died April 1, 2006 at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks and a maintenance worker with MIC Housing in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on April 8 at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Rev. Deldrick Leasure officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Pattie R. (Shag) Pritchard of Holly Springs; his father, Mark (Coon) Wright of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Melanie Pritchard, Sacoya Wright, both of Memphis, Tenn.; four brothers, Zacharian Pritchard, Corey Pritchard, both of Holly Springs, Markio Wright, Marcaus Wright, both of Memphis, Tenn.; his grandmothers, Pattie Mae Pritchard, Janie McNeil, both of Holly Springs; and his grandfather, Eddie McNeil of Holly Springs.
Pallbearers were members of the Holly Springs Fire Department. Honorary pallbearers were Zacharian Pritchard, Corey Pritchard, Markio Wright, Marcaus Wright, Shun Hughes, Demeion Hughes, Chris Neely, Troy D. Wright, Larry Wright, Charles Faulkner and William Robinson.
Joseph Paul Ridgway
Joseph Paul Ridgway, 87, of Holly Springs, died Friday, April 7, 2006. He was a WWII Army veteran who served in the Pacific, and was past president of VFW Post #5697 in Holly Springs
Services were April 11 at 11 a.m. at Collierville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery, with military honors.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mattie Emma; his sisters, Elaine Noble of Appleton City, Mo., and Floee Lynch of Grand Bay, Ala.; his brothers, John E. Ridgway of Clinton, Mo., James Lee Ridgway of Harrisonville, Mo., and Edwin Ridgway of Palmetto, Fla.
Mary Francis Wilkins
Mary Francis (Dollie) Wilkins, 87, of Byhalia, died April 6, 2006 at her home. She was the widow of Will Wilkins Jr. She attended Church of God in Christ Church in Byhalia.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on April 11 at Free Branch MB Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Irene Garsa, Earlene Wilkins, both of Byhalia, Bessie Wilkins of Jackson; three sons, Willie Wilkins Jr. of Byhalia, Harry Wilkins of Holly Springs, Robert Lee Wilkins of Como; two sisters, Tinnie Heath, Annie Heath, both of Aurora, Ill.; a brother, Napoleon Heath of Holly Springs; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
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