Thursday, June 22, 2006
Amber Jo Alderson
Amber (Jackie) Jo Alderson, 63, of Oxford, died June 17, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 19 at North Oxford Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Gary Richardson officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Judge Glenn Alderson; a son, Glenn Alderson Jr. of Oxford; a daughter, Laura Alderson of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Douglas Lemley of Grenada; a sister, Geilda Brister of Madison; and two grandchildren.
Grace Colston Burdsal
Grace Colston Burdsal, who would have been 95 on July 27, died June 16, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare System. She was a member of Getwell Church of Christ and the widow of Harry C. Burdsal.
Services were held at 4 p.m. on June 17 at Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway Chapel. Burial was in Memory Hill Gardens.
She leaves a daughter, Shirley B. Carter of Holly Springs; sons, William H. Burdsal of Brandon, Raymond H. Burdsal, James H. Burdsal, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a stepson, James R. Burdsal of Pipeville, Ky.; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be sent to the Holly Springs Church of Christ, where she was attending at the time of her death.
Willie (Will) Foster, 77, of New Albany, died June 18, 2006 at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. He was a member of Church of God. He was a helper around the car wash and different businesses in New Albany.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on June 24 at Holy Temple Church of God. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery. Rev. Charles Ferrell, pastor, will officiate. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany will be in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a sister, Mary Foster Hardin of New Albany; four brothers, Deewey Foster of Aurora, Ill., Theodis Foster of Maywood, Ill., Leodis Foster of New Albany, Thomas Foster of Holly Springs; and many other family members.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Foster Jr.
Pallbearers were his nephews.
Sandra Kay Brigance Harris
Sandra Kay Brigance Harris, 50, of Whiteville, died Monday evening, June 12, 2006 at Bolivar General Hospital. Harris was a native of St. Paul, Minn. She was a member of the Coldwater Baptist Church in Barton, where she lived for 25 years prior to moving to Whiteville in 1991. She was a seamstress for Clark Leather for 14 years.
She leaves a daughter, Crystal Lee Brigance of Bolivar; two brothers, Steve Henthorn of Byhalia and Scott Bagwell of Barton; her mother and stepfather, Charline Lee Boese and Robert Lax of Whiteville; a sister, Sherri Marcum of Holly Springs; four grandchildren, Jack Brigance, Paige Hutchens, Kaylee Mitchell and Hayden Blair, and her former husband, Eugene Harris of Bolivar.
She is preceded in death by her son Columbus E. (Buster) Brigance and her father Orville G. Henthorn.
Memorials may be sent to Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Mable Mayfield, 54, of Holly Springs, died June 13, 2006 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
She leaves her mother, Renell Holloway; her father, Earl Malone; four children, Shelia Mayfield, Melinda Mayfield, Cornelius Brittenum and Quantez Mayfield, all of Holly Springs; a brother, Robert Holloway; six sisters, Jualdine Huddson, Fannie Jefferson, Stephanie Taylor, Earlene Robinson, all of Holly Springs, Mable Wallace of Memphis, Tenn., Marjorie Oliver of Aurora, Ill.; and 13 grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 17 at Strawberry MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Willie Jeffries Jr., pastor, officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Christy Moore Ray
Christy Moore Ray, 42, of Byhalia, died June 16, 2006.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on June 22 at Forest Hill South.
She leaves four children, Crystal Moore, Christopher Ray, Jennifer Ray and Jerry Ray of Potts Camp; her parents, Billy and Betty Moore of Hernando; grandparents, John and Dorothy Denton of Senatobia; two brothers, Tommy Moore of Lake Cormorant and Timmy Moore of Horn Lake; and one grandchild.
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Ezsma Pipkin Thomas
Ezsma Pipkin Thomas, 82, of Holly Springs died June 18, 2006. She was the widow of K.B. Thomas. She was a member of First Baptist, Grace Lily Class, and loved her work in the church nursery, as well as participating in the church activity center. Ez was the owner-operator of Ez Beauty Shop. During her semi-retirement years, she provided hair and beauty services to the residents at Holly Springs Nursing Home. Throughout her career, she provided hair cosmetic needs at both Reynolds and Holly Springs Funeral Home.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 21 at First Baptist Church, Holly Springs.
She leaves her brother Joe Pipkin of Bethlehem; her sister, Christine Patton of Tupelo; three daughters, Patricia Shaw of Holly Springs, Shelia Burnett of Charleston and Nancy Coffler of Rockford, Ill.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jarohn McGreggor of Centerville and Nita Coleman of Oxford.
Memorials may be made to The First Baptist Church, Holly Springs, or National Parkinson’s Inc. c/o Mary Ann Sprinkle, 1501 NW 9th Ave, Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494.
Mary Hazel West
Mary Hazel Grady West, 73, of Ashland, died June 14, 2006 at Memphis Veterans Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of William G. West Jr. She was an Army veteran of Korea.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on June 17 at Bluff Springs Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Faron Ash officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
She leaves three sons, William G. West III of Hernando, David A. West of Memphis, Tenn., Mark S. West of Ashland; two daughters, Mary Lou Burt, Lauralee Walker, both of Ashland; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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