Thursday, July 12, 2006
Mittie Lou Ford
Mittie Lou Ford, 83, of Potts Camp, died July 9, 2006 at her home. She was Pentecostal.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 13 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery. Bro. Carl Lawson officiated.
She leaves three sons, John (Buddy) Hancock of New Albany, James (Frog) Hancock of Odessa, Tx., Ricky Lee Ford of New Albany; a daughter, Sue Jones of New Albany; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Shane Robbins, Curtis Wilbanks, Corey Wilbanks, Chad Byers, Ricky Moorman and William Hancock.
Willie Floyd Holts
Willie Floyd Holts, 40, of Ashland, died July 1, 2006. He was a member of Mt. Zion CME Church. He was employed by L&T Construction in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on July 7 at Mt. Zion CME Church. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors in Tupelo was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, Denise L. Harris, Pamela N. Harris; his fiancee, Jennifer L. Ervin and her daughter Mica Ervin; his mother, Marjorie Holts; a sister, Audra Cook of Water Valley; a brother, Joel Holts of Lake Center; and many other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, B.D. Holts; and a brother, BeDavis Holts.
Ella Mae Adkins Jackson
Ella Mae Adkins Jackson, 76, of Holly Springs, died July 3, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Adell Jackson Sr. She was a member of Providence MB Church and the church choir.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on July 9 at Kimbrough Chapel MB Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Elder Actavatis Allen officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves five daughters, Pearline Batts, Sinoba Jackson, Hazel McFadden, Zenna Jackson, Ella Marie Jackson, all of Holly Springs; six sons, Cedric Adkins, Eric Jackson, Johnny L. Jackson, all of Holly Springs, Timothy Jackson of Greenwood, Wilbert Jackson of Corinth, Adell Jackson Jr. of Oakland, Calif.; a sister, Nellie Smith of Holly Springs; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Anseleum Adkins, LuQuinton Jackson, Derric Jackson, DeQuarvis Jackson, Jevon Adkins, LaShun Adkins, Corey Jackson and Santez Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Jackson, Cecil Adkins, Adell Jackson Jr., Wilbert Jackson, Eric Jackson and Johnny L. Jackson.
Roosevelt Lanely, 63, of Mt. Pleasant, died June 28, 2006 at home.
Services were held at 12 noon on July 8 at Church of Christ, Mt. Pleasant. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Phenora Campbell Lanely; three sons, Charles Campbell, Roosevelt Lanely Jr., Clyde William Lanely, all of Lamar; two daughters, Mary Anne Moore of Holly Springs, Francis Moore of Hickory Flat; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Jennifer Leigh May
Jennifer Leigh May, 15, of Holly Springs, died July 5, 2006 in Laws Hill.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on July 8 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Laws Hill. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Arnold Goode officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her parents, Lee and Brenda May of Holly Springs; a brother, Jeremy May of Holly Springs; and her grandmother, Mary L. May of Holly Springs.
Pallbearers were Jeremy May, Ronnie May, Michael May, Dennis Bryan, Perry Fesmire, Anthony May, Stacy Byrd, Neil Darnell and Scott Feathers.
John Howard Williams
John Howard Williams, 75, of Byhalia, died July 5, 2006 at his home. He was the widower of Fleeta Mock Williams. He was a Methodist. He was retired as a pilot with the Air Force after two tours in Vietnam in 1973 and he earned two Bronze Stars. He was a retired pilot from Fed-Ex in Memphis in 1989.
Full military memorial services were held at 10 a.m. on July 8 at his home in Byhalia. Ripley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three daughters, Shirley Sykes of Byhalia, Donna Williams of Collierville, Tenn., Regina Sides of Byhalia; two sons, Robin Williams of Byhalia, Kerry Williams of Michigan City; two sisters, Virginia Harper of Florida, Mary Alice Shaw of Carlinville, Ill.; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Ora D. Alexander Shead
Ora D. Alexander Shead, 94, of Holly Springs, died July 5, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was a former Sunday school teacher.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 10 at Hernando Road Church of Christ in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Bro. Charlie J. Shead officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband of 74 years, Charlie Shead; three daughters, Elvera Hampton of Calumet Park, Ill., Elzadie Johnson of Gary, Ind., Louvadie King of Memphis, Tenn.; six sons, Alexander Shead, Alvis Shead, Thomas Shead, all of Holly Springs, Charlie J. Shead of Memphis, Tenn., Parmena Shead of Chicago, Ill., Larry Shead of Denton, Tx.; a brother, John Milton Alexander of Chicago, Ill.; 38 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three children, Thurman Shead, Edna Shead and Almedia Shead Peterson.
Pallbearers were Orlandus Bonner, Norvis Shead, Christopher Shead, J. Anthony Shead, Larry Shead III and Derek King.
Lucille Smith, 88, of Holly Springs, died July 6, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Benny P. Smith. She was a member of Whitehaven Church of Christ.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on July 8 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
She leaves a sister, Alise Wilson White of Hickory Flat.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Rufus Wilson, James Wilson, Vernon Wilson, Ray Wilson, Joe Wilson; and sisters, Ruby Johnson, Sallie Cothern.
Maenuia Spight, 53, of Holly Springs, died July 3, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of the usher board, Missionary Society and Christian Education Dept. She was a dental assistant with GEO Corporation, Marshall County Correctional Facility.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on July 8 at Isom Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Joe T. Lester officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Veronica Spight of Memphis, Tenn.; her mother, Annie Jones Spight of Holly Springs; three sisters, Arnora Marshall, Delorise Jones, both of Memphis, Tenn., Sandra Overshown of Boston, Mass.; four brothers, Leon Spight of Holly Springs, Alex Spight Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., Brankely Spight, Raymond Spight, both of Holly Springs; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alex Spight Sr.; her sister, Evia Spight; and her brother, Lavern Spight.
Pallbearers were Melvin Baskin, Rocky Shoats, Bonnye Jordan, DeMarce Spight, Dwayne Spight and Christopher Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Alex Spight Jr., Leon Spight, Brankley Spight and Raymond Spight.
Shirley J. Pierce
Shirley J. White Pierce, 71, of Holly Springs, died July 7, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. She was the widow of James Richard Pierce. She was a Baptist. She was owner/operator of Shirley’s Fabrics and former owner of Cato’s Fashions in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 9 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Dr. Curtis Ferrell and Rev. Donnie Stewart officiated.
She leaves her son, Tony Pierce of Bartlett, Tenn.; her daughter, Tanya Conway of Olive Branch; a brother, Max White of Denmark, Miss.; five sisters, Dora Williams of Iuka, Ginger Morris of Water Valley, Tilly House, Rose House, both of Denmark, Miss., Sarah Holloway of Mountain View, Mo.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Hope Hall.
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