Thursday, September 7, 2006
Saddie Alexander, 95, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 28, 206 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. She was a former church usher and a retired domestic worker in private homes.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 2 at Hopewell No. 2 MB Church in Hudsonville, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Danny Kimbrough officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sisters, Letha Reynolds of Memphis, Tenn., Virginia Glover of Holly Springs; and a brother, Dempsey Alexander Jr. of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Minnie Alexander Cox.
Pallbearers were nephews, Hubert Riddle Jr., Dennis Kimbrough, Hazell Riddle, Ederick Glover, Jason Thompson, Eugene Hampton Jr.
David Lee Billingsley
David Lee Billingsley, 64, of Byhalia, died Sept. 2, 2006 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. A member of Harmontown Baptist Church, he was a parts salesman for Caterpillar, Inc. He was the widower of Ruby Spencer Billingsley.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Byhalia Cemetery.
He leaves four brothers, Gerald Billingsley of Southaven; B.B. Billingsley Jr. of Coffeeville, Larry Billingsley of Waterford, Kenneth Billingsley of Senatobia; and two sisters, Shirley Davis of Oxford and Elizabeth Tomlin of Como.
Mae Omia Bolden
Mae Omia Bolden, 78, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 2, 2006. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Early Grove Cemetery in Slayden. Bro. Frank Feathers officiated.
She leaves two sons, Curtis William Bolden of Horseheads, NY, Walter Leon Bolden of Holly Springs; a daughter, Susie May Churchill of Byhalia; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Sanford Churchill, Tommy Garrison, Brandon Scruggs, Randy Churchill, Larry Hutchens, Garrett Bailey. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Churchill and Rickey Rooker.
Carrie Mae Dowdy Collins Evans
Carrie Mae Dowdy Collins Evans, 82, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 25, 2006 at her home. She was a member of Kimbrough Chapel MB Church and a church usher.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 2 at Finley Grove MB Church in Holly Springs, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. J.W. Smith Jr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Herbert Evans Jr.; three daughters, Sally Woodson of Holly Springs, Dorothy Lipson of Memphis, Tenn., Jerlean McNeil of Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Lela Mae Franklin of Memphis, Tenn.; 23 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five children, Andrew Collins Sr., Daniel Collins Jr., Clarence Collins, Leroy Collins and Lorine Collins.
Pallbearers were Roger Woodson, Andrew Collins Jr., Melvin McNeil, Lamont McNeil, Darren Collins, Isaac McNeil. Honorary pallbearers were George Woodson, Herman Houston, Robert Woodson, A.J. Bailey, Henry McDonald, Monroe Lipson, Jason Bownes, Joe Ayers and Joe Louis Evans.
Cenora (Pat) Hill Grant
Cenora (Pat) Hill Grant, 92, of Byhalia, died Aug. 28 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs. She was a member of Eason Grove MB Church in Byhalia, a member of the Mother Board, a former member of Hearn Grove MB Church and a former usher there. The widow of Edward T. Grant, she was a retired cook at Tudor and Ellis Nursing Home in Temple, Texas.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 2 at Hearn Grove MB Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Charles Jones officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, Dartha McKissack of Byhalia, Christine Robinson of Chandler, Texas; seven grandchildren and a dear niece, Minnie Hill of Byhalia.
Pallbearers were Otice Spears, Derrick Walker, Robert Hill, Otis Charles Hill, Jimmy McKissack, Kemp Hill Jr., Joseph Hill and Adam Hill.
Lillie Mae Harris
Lillie Mae (Puddin) Harris, 73, of New Albany, died Aug. 29, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She joined Reid’s Gift Church at an early age.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 1 at Golden Gate Church of God in Christ. Burial was in McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Elder Robert Hamilton officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, James Edward Harris; five children, Rickey Joe Harris, Margie Ticer, Wanda Cullens, Dwayne Harris, David Neal Harris, all of New Albany; a stepdaughter, Ishabella Harris of Holly Springs; two sisters, Betty Jewel Hill of Hickory Flat, Hattie B. Box of Rockford, Ill.; a brother, Sid Walker of Potts Camp; 33 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.
Four children preceded her in death.
Dallas Holbrook, 83, of Arkadelphia, Ark., formerly of Ashland, died Aug. 31, 2006. He was the widower of Martha Elizabeth Carr Holbrook. He was an Army Air Corp veteran of World War II, a radio operator on a C-47 in European Theater in World War II and a member of First United Methodist Church of Arkadelphia. He was a retired Clark County Extension Agent for 29 years.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 3 at Liberty Methodist Church in Ashland. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. William Kemp officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sons, Bruce Holbrook of Richmond, Va., Rex Holbrook of Arkadelphia, Ark.; two brothers, John Holbrook of Ashland, William Seth Holbrook of Memphis, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lester Vivian Holbrook.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, c/o the Men’s Bible Class.
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