Thursday, August 24, 2006
Hugh Alexander, 41, of Thyatira, died Aug. 15 at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 18 at Pate-Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Senatobia. Burial was in Thyatira Cemetery.
He leaves a daughter, Erica Alexander of Byhalia; three sons, Eric Alexander, Cody Alexander, Austin Alexander, all of Byhalia; four brothers, Johnny Alexander of Horn Lake, Robert Alexander, Joe Alexander Jr., both of Independence and Ray Alexander of Holcomb.
Alice Colson Bumpas
Alice (Dixie) Colson Bumpas, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, died Aug. 20, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. She was the widow of Arthur Criswell Bumpas and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 23 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Union Baptist Cemetery in Kossuth. Dr. Rob Finley officiated.
She leaves a son, Don W. Bumpas of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, David Lee Colson of Batesville; a sister, Frances Powell of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sons, Arthur Criswell Bumpas Jr., John Rufus Bumpas; and a brother, Noah Colson Jr.
Cora Marie Gray Hurst
Cora Marie Gray Hurst, 81, of Bolivar, Tenn., formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Aug. 19, 2006 in Memphis. She was the widow of William E. Hurst and Thomas Gray. She was a member of Old Union Baptist Church and had played piano for Bolivar Church of God and all over West Tennessee.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 21 at Shackelford Funeral Directors Bolivar Chapel. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery in Hardin County, Tenn. Chip Woods, Billy Barnes and Shannon Saliba officiated.
She leaves five daughters, Kay Rish of Byhalia, Brenda Blackard of Middleton, Tenn., Becky Sawyer of Cordova, Terry Cole, Vicky Jones, both of Memphis; three sons, Jerry, Kenneth and Jeff Gray, all of Memphis; a brother, Dick Evans of Cullman, Ala.; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Joe and Ricky Gray, and one granddaughter, Shannon Rish.
Memorials may be directed to the Bolivar Church of God.
William Wright Newsom
William Wright Newsom, 85, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 18, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. He was the widower of Jane Graham Newsom. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a Holly Springs City Clerk and Tax Collector for 36 years. He was a member of VFW and a major benefactor of the Clydesdale Christmas Store.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 21 at First United Methodist Church. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Rev. Milton Boyd and Rev. Doyle Mitchell officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, Barbara Busick of Jackson, Judy Mims of Kosciusko; a brother, Bobby Newsom, of Panama City, Fla.; four sisters, Agnes Johnson of Madison, Dolly White of Holly Springs, Frances Moore of Byhalia, Marjorie Haffner of Tampa, Fla.; and two grandsons.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlene Newsom.
Pallbearers were Matthew Mims, Ben Mims, Sam White, Les Haffner, Herman Young, Bud Holbrook, Ronnie Luther and Hoyt Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were John Dabney Brown, Graham Miller, Gene Brown Sr., Gary Barnett, Harry Stevens, Bobby Bonds, John Boyuka, Tim Liddy, Frank Schmitt and Guy Shaw.
Memorials may be made to Clydesdale Christmas Store, 843 Peyton Rd., Holly Springs, MS 38635; or Holly Springs First United Methodist Church.
Amy Jean Taylor
Amy Jean Taylor, 77, of Hickory Flat, died Aug. 14, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 19 at Reids Gift Baptist Church in Potts Camp, where she was a member. Burial was in McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four children Molise Pinson, Freddie Gene Taylor, Lena Mae Taylor, all of Hickory Flat, Rose Mary Wilson of New Albany; three brothers, Arthur Harris, William Harris, both of Memphis, Tenn., William Frank Harris of New Albany; three sisters, Emma Burrell, Mattie Harris, both of Mason, Tenn., Issa Lee Williams; 14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Simon Tucker, 96, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 12, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a member of Hopewell No. 2 MB Church in Hudsonville, and a laborer with Tire Yard in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 19 at Gray’s Chapel CME Church in Hudsonville. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Joe Lester officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Martha Sledge Tucker of Chicago, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Pauletta Robinson, Bessie McKinnon, both of Chicago; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, John L. Tucker; four sisters and two brothers.
Pallbearers were relatives and friends.
Agnes Haddock Underhill
Agnes Haddock Underhill, 93, of Memphis, Tenn., died Aug. 17, 2006 at Baptist Hospital in Columbus. She was the widow of Charles Herman Underhill. She was a native of the Winborn community and attended Potts Camp School. She was retired from Memphis Defense Depot and was a member of Woodland Presbyterian Church.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 20 at Memphis Funeral Home, Poplar Chapel, with burial in Memory Hill Garden.
She leaves a son, Charles Reuben Underhill of Caledonia; a daughter, Helen Spencer Frost of Columbus, Ga.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a niece, Elouise Austin Wolfe of Hickory Flat.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ika Haddock Austin and a brother, Donald Clinton Rogers.
Janet Rivers Dickinson Woods
Janet Rivers Dickinson Woods, 71 of Byhalia, died Aug. 21, 2006 at her home. She served as organist for the Byhalia United Methodist Church for more than 50 years; additionally, she served in various offices with the United Methodist Women and the Byhalia Garden Club and was a member of the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 23 at Byhalia United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband of 53 years, Tommy L. Woods; three sons, Prentis Eugene Woods, Patrick Lamar Woods, Raymond Everett Woods, all of Byhalia; a daughter, Jeana Louise (Woods) Benson of New Orleans, La.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Byhalia United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6, Byhalia, MS 38611, earmarked for the Family Enrichment Center.
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