Thursday, August 10, 2006
Fannie Lee Johnson Beard
Fannie Lee Johnson Beard, 95, of Holly Springs, died July 30, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare System. She was the widow of Johnnie Beard. She was a member of the church choir; a piano player for more than 70 years at several churches in Marshall County, including Mt. Newell MB Church, Jones Grove MB Church, Reid’s Gift MB Church, Antioch MB Church and McIntyre MB Church.
Services were held at 12 noon on Aug. 5 at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. S. A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Jessie Ann Austin of Detroit, Mich., Mary Moore of Chicago, Ill., Mattie Balfour of Texarkana, Ark., Dorothy Porter of Fayetteville, N.C.; four sons, Johnnie Beard Jr., Willie Beard, both of Memphis, Tenn., Wilbert Beard, Albert Beard, both of Holly Springs; 32 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Clara Oliver.
Pallbearers were Jeffrey Belfoure, Jerris Beard, Patrick Porter, Willis Beard, Keith Moore and Steven Beard. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Beard, Albert Beard, Zadie Moore, Willie Beard, Wilbert Beard and Johnny Austin.
Rodney Allen Leopard
Rodney Allen Leopard, 30, of Myrtle, Tenn., died Aug. 1, 2006 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church and he was disabled.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 4 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery in Ripley. Bro. Jerry Garrison officiated.
He leaves his father, Billy Wayne Leopard of Hickory Flat; his mother, Beatrice Murry of Myrtle; and three brothers, Bobby Wayne Leopard of Myrtle, Billy Allen Leopard of Ripley, Steven Dewayne Leopard of Hickory Flat.
James C. Griffin
James C. (Foots) Griffin, 88, died July 21, 2006.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on July 24 at Golden Funeral Home. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Bastrop, La. Rev. John Peters officiated.
He leaves his wife of 66 years, Joyce Lee Hodge Griffin; three sons, James Newton Griffin, Robert Drewland Griffin, Raymie Benton Griffin; a daughter, Dorothy Marie Vinson; two brothers; three sisters; six grandchildren; a stepgrandchild and 15 great-grandchildren.
Fannie Lee Oliver Zinn
Fannie Lee Oliver Zinn, 88, of Holly Springs, died July 27, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of George Zinn II. She was a member of the Mother Board and served on several committees. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Zeta Phi Beta Amicae organization. She was a member of Hebron Homemakers Club, a former member of the church usher board, a member of the church building fund committee. She was the founder of Willing Workers Club at Strawberry MB Church. She was a retired food nutritionist with Marshall County Extension Services.
Services were held at 12 noon on Aug. 1 at Strawberry Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Willie F. Jeffries Jr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Myrtle Zinn Robinson of Memphis, Tenn., Willette Zinn Jeffries of Holly Springs; two sons, Johnny Zinn, George Zinn III, both of Holly Springs; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Joel Zinn.
Pallbearers were Harold Z. Jeffries Jr., Eric Zinn, John McKinney, Will D. Jeffries, Deadrick Leasure, Johnny Zinn Jr., Sylvester Dean, Oliver Robinson, Robrekous Zinn and Lorenzo Young. Honorary pallbearers were George Zinn III, James Robinson, Johnny Zinn Sr., Harold Jeffries and Strawberry MB Church’s deacon board.
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