Thursday, May 11, 2006
Nellie Faye Bowling
Nellie Faye Bowling, 101, of Rossville, Tenn., died May 8, 2006 at Allianice HealthCare. She was the widow of T.W. Bowling and a member of Grace Independent Church in Rossville. She was founder, trustee and treasurer of Grace Independent. She was a past member of Methodist Conference.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on May 10 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tenn. Bro. Ken Stovall officiated.
She leaves a daughter, Helen M. McKnight of Gordo, Ala.; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, T.W. Bowling and Robert Milton Bowling.
Pallbearers were Andy Pleasant, Matt Pleasant, Brian Bowling, Sam Devore, Steve Pleasant and Justin Hancock.
Nellie Skelton Byrd
Nellie Skelton Byrd, 94, of Holly Springs, died May 2, 2006 at her home. She was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church.
Services were held at 10:00 a.m. on May 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery. Bro. Charles Knight officiated.
She leaves a son, Walker Byrd of Olive Branch; a daughter, Effie Bolden of Holly Springs; 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sons, Dean Byrd, Ramey Byrd, Jack Byrd Jr. and Ronney Byrd; and a daughter, Josephine Rhea.
Pallbearers were Ronald Bolden, Chris Bolden, Heath Bolden, Joe Byrd, Derrick Byrd and Randy Rhea. Honorary pallbearer was Walker (Bo) Byrd.
Patricia Ann Young Fletcher
Patricia Ann Young Fletcher, 59, of Byhalia, died May 7, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She attended Abundant Grace Ministries.
A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. on May 12 at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel in Olive Branch.
She leaves a daughter, Pattie Fortune; three sons, Tommy Ray Henderson, David Wayne Henderson and Randall James Young; her “significant other,” Mike Fletcher; three brothers, Henry Jackson Fair, Mark A. Lambert and Glen Henry Fair; and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Joice Hughes, 51, of Holly Springs, died April 27, 2006 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 6 at Chulahoma MB Church. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Jessie Hughes; two daughters, Joice Ann Roberts of Holly Springs, Teresa A. Raimey of Hickory Flat; a stepdaughter, Lagretta Hughes of Holly Springs; five sons, Roy C. Hughes, Andre’ T. Hughes, Antonio D. Hughes, all of Holly Springs, Michael E. Hughes of Red Banks, Anthony D. Hughes of Horn Lake; a stepson, Jessie Hughes Jr. of Holly Springs; her mother, Loretha Davis of Holly Springs; grandmother, Sadie Ellis of Holly Springs; four sisters, Birthia Martin, Sadie Barksdale, both of Holly Springs, Mattie Harden, Annie Hardin, both of Myrtle; two brothers, William Davis, Roy Davis, both of Holly Springs; two honorary daughters, Latosha Faulkner of Holly Springs, Latish King of Potts Camp; and 12 grandchildren.
Rachel Miller, 74, of Holly Springs, died April 27, 2006 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs. She was a member of Jones Grove MB Church in Holly Springs and a domestic worker in private homes.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 3 at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated.
She leaves a son, Henry Miller of Holly Springs; three sisters, Dinah Foster of Blue Mountain, Rebecca Austin of Memphis, Tenn., Rosie Lee Williams of Sacramento, Calif.; a brother, Horace Miller Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.; and one grandchild.
Pallbearers were her nephews.
Annie L. Yager Morgan
Annie (Maw) L. Yager Morgan, 72, of Moscow, Tenn., died May 7, 2006 at her home near Como. She was the widow of Samuel M. Morgan, who died in December 1991. She retired as a production worker at Wurlitzer Piano in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 9 at Oak Grove Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Don Wilson officiated. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Carolyn Savage of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Mona Warren of Como; four grandsons; two great-granddaughters and one step-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sylvia A. Hailey.
Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church.
John L. Rhea
John L. Rhea, 70, of Holly Springs, died April 23, 2006 at his home. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was retired from Helmitin Corporation.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 25 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Harvey Scott and Bro. John Prothro officiated.
He leaves his wife, Nell Colston Rhea; a son, Terry Rhea of Holly Springs; a sister, Jewel Oliver of Oxford; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Luther, Ricky Luther, Ernest Oliver Jr., Joseph Rhea, Steve Johnson, and Henry Holbrook. Honorary pallbearer was Jessie Luther.
Eddie Lee Terry
Eddie Lee (Bill) Terry, 55, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Benton County, died May 1, 2006 at Akron General Medical Center. He was disabled.
Services were held at 5 p.m. on May 7 at Hebron MB Church in Lamar. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pastor Freddie Terry officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Elaine Terry; two daughters, Sheena Terry, Nicole Terry, both of Akron, Ohio; a son, Anthony Brittenum of Mt. Pleasant; his mother, Altener Shields of Moscow, Tenn.; his stepfather, Willie C. Shields of Moscow, Tenn.; a sister, Gloria Shields of Moscow; eight brothers, Leerell Shields of Moscow, George Shields of Memphis, Tenn., Michael Shields of Laurel, Md., Marcus Jackson, Rodney Jackson, Reggie Jackson, Redando Jackson and Brian Jackson, all of Akron; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Roosevelt Shields.
Pallbearers were Ivy Terry, Jessie Terry, Cedric Preston, Charles Preston, James E. Eofties, Taurean J. James. Honorary pallbearers were Leerell Shields, George Shields, Scottie Perry, Michael Shields, Christopher L. Shields, Durant L. Shields, and Anthony Brittenum.
Kristie Vontae Turner
Kristie Vontae Turner, 23, of Holly Springs, died April 28, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North MS in Oxford. She was a factory worker with PFS-Webb in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 6 at Strawberry MB Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother, Lurline Turner of Holly Springs; her grandmother, Gracie Turner of Holly Springs; and two sisters, Carla Muse, Patrice Turner, both of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by a child, Kennedy Turner Boyce.
Pallbearers were Jarvis Lane, Jamaun Lane, Jason Jones, Jeffrey Jones, Lakeith Jones, Derrick Owens, Linwood Turner, Gabriel Owens Jr., Jamorris Lane and John Kimmons Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Muse, Lilton Craine Jr., Keena Boyce, William Moton, Eddie Foster, Henry Foster and Gabriel Owens Sr.
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