Thursday, September 21, 2006
Deborah Ann Foster Childress
Deborah Ann Foster Childress, 45, of Clinton, formerly of Waterford, died Sept. 10, 2006 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was a member of Spirit Word MB Church in Jackson and youth director. She was employed with Qualified Mental Retardation Profession Patient Insurance, Hudspeth Regional Center, Whitfield.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 16 at Hamilton Chapel CME Church in Waterford. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Gerald Newell officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Alfred Childress; two sons, Montrel Childress, Allen Childress, both of Clinton; her mother, Armie Jean Foster Jeffries of Waterford; her father, Eddie Foster of Holly Springs; four sisters, Tammie R. Foster of Jackson, Valerie D. Foster of Hendersville, Tenn., Pamela G. Foster, Rachel M. Foster, both of Waterford.
Pallbearers were Norris Harmon, Louis Hampton, Jerry Ward, Willie Adams, Timothy Curry and Norman Marion.
Carey Delashmit, 65, of Byhalia, died Sept. 11, 2006 at his home. He was retired from Kimberly-Clark.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial was in Autumn Woods Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Patricia; seven children, Karen, Russell, Aubrey and Neal Delashmit, Shamblee, Cathy, Robin Jeter, and Bonnie Williamson; five siblings, Ann Jordan, Donald Delashmit, Jean Wolters, Virginia Ross and Buford Delashmit; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Emory Methodist Church in Byhalia.
Willie (Ed) (Bacon and Eggs) Ingram, 76, of Battle Creek, Mich., formerly of Holly Springs, died Sept. 8, 2006 at Life Span Good Samaritan Residence. He attended Holly Springs Public Schools. He was employed by Michigan Carton and Container in Battle Creek, Mich. as a fork lift driver, retiring after more than 25 years of service.
Services were held at 12 noon on September 14 at T.M. Hughes-Perry Chapel, Battle Creek, Mich. Burial was in Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens in Battle Creek.
He leaves his wife, Bishop Essie Ingram; a special niece and caregiver, Sally Ingram of Battle Creek; a son, Johnny Nunnally of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Willie Pearl Freeman of Round Rock, Tx.; and brothers, Harris Ingram and John Ingram, both of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by brothers Boliver Ingram Jr., Sylvester Ingram, Oliver Ingram and J.B. Ingram; sisters Cora Lee Griffin, Lillie Mae Ingram, Lula B. McKinley, Emma Lee Echols and Mattie Lue Ingram.
James Wesley Jeffries
James Wesley (Jeff) Jeffries, 74, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Potts Camp, died Sept. 12, 2006 at his home. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Chicago, Ill.; a church deacon; a choir member; a Sunday school teacher; a church treasurer; a U.S. Army veteran and a retired truck driver.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 17 at Reid’s Gift MB Church in Potts Camp. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Gene David Peyton officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Henrietta Below of Milwaukee, Wisc.; a brother, Lee A. Bean of Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Pauline Oglesby Taylor.
Pallbearers were Torrey Hardin, Jerry Martin Jr., Barry Taylor, Brinkley Taylor, Chris Tables, Nevis Oglesby and Dorrell Oglesby.
Rosa Lea Larkin Mauldon
Rosa Lea Larkin Mauldon, 95, of Memphis, Tenn., died Sept. 8, 2006 at her niece’s home in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of James Mauldon. She was a member of the senior choir, Faithful Few Missionary Circle, a member of the stewardess board, assistant Sunday school teacher, youth department, a devout member of the Lay Council and a member of Sunday school class #2.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 15 at Mt. Pisgah CME Church in Memphis, Tenn., where she was a member. Burial was in historic Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. Pastor John D. Pasley officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her niece and caretaker, Doris Bell Wright of Memphis, Tenn.; a godson, John Spight of Memphis, Tenn., a sister-in-law, Bertha Larkin of Tuskegee, Ala.; a niece, Olivia Larkin of Tuskegee, Ala.; and a nephew, Robert Larkin Jr. of Tuskegee, Ala.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Robert and Arthur Larkin; and a sister, Rebecca Larkin.
Pallbearers were Ronald V. Wright, Efferem Goodman, Robert Mebrane Jr., Andrew Rosser, Tyler Glover and Charlie Booker.
Marvin T. Moncrief
Marvin T. (Doodlum) Moncrief, 71, of Wakefield, died Sept. 7, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Rogers Funeral Home Chapel in Coldwater. Bro. George Loveland officiated.
He leaves his wife, Nancy Jean Berryhill Moncrief; three sons, Marty Moncrief of Marvelle, Ark., Buddy Moncrief of Independence, Troy Moncrief of Potts Camp; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Shane Moncrief, Ralph Darnell, Chris Moncrief, Jerry Jamison, Floyd Taylor, Ernie Cleveland, Richard Pledger and Ronnie Pledger.
The family asks that instead of flowers being sent that donations be made to help for funeral services held at Rogers Funeral Home Chapel.
Michael (Mike) Rutherford, 52, of Blue Mountain, died Sept. 14, 2006 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a supervisor with Piper Impact.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 17 at First Evangelistical Baptist Church in Ripley. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery in Blue Mountain. Rev. Ronnie Gibbs, pastor, officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Alberta; a son, Kevin Rutherford of Blue Mountain; a daughter, Scherrita Rutherford of New Albany; his mother, Sarah Rutherford of Blue Mountain; three sisters, Mae Frances Ingram of Aurora, Ill., Cora Chills, Ruby Bennett, both of Blue Mountain; seven brothers, Willie Thomas Rutherford, Hayward Rutherford, James Rutherford, Bobby Rutherford, Henry Rutherford, Charlie Rutherford, all of Blue Mountain, Herman Rutherford of Jackson and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Javon Tucker; two brothers, Leroy and Lonnie Rutherford.
Pallbearers were Willie James Rutherford, Sammie Lee Rutherford, Charlie James Rutherford, Arthur Rogers, Benny Ray Rutherford and Phil Rutherford.
Willie O’Leary Stanford
Willie O’Leary Stanford, 72, of Lamar, died Sept. 13, 2006 at his home.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 19 at Adolphus Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Charles E. Dooley, pastor, officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three daughters, Debera Stanford of Chicago, Ill., Sandra Holston, Hattie Holloway, both of Elgin, Ill.; three sons, Alan Stanford of Lamar, Frank Stanford, Alvin Stanford, both of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Hugh Stanford Jr., Wallace Stanford, both of Chicago, Ill., Kelvin Stanford of Pickens; three sisters, Helen Smith of Gary, Ind., Vernice King of Chicago, Ill., Callie Blackburn of New London, Conn.; 15 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ben Nunnally, Forrest Allen, Clayton Campbell Jr., Bernard Collins, Calvin Collins and Calvin Holloway.
Thomas Wayne Tarver
Thomas Wayne Tarver, 63, of Bastrop, La., died Sept. 9, 2006. He and his wife Shirley spent the greater part of their lives ministering and sharing the gospel through preaching and singing God’s praises.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 12 at the House of Grace in Delhi, La.
He leaves his wife of 43 years, Shirley Jean Warren Tarver; three sons, Timothy Tarver of Deatsville, Ala., Johnny Tarver of Monroe, La., Michael Tarver of Bastrop; three daughters, Lena Willis of Farmerville, La., Jena Henderson of Bastrop, Michelle Hearnsberger of Sulphur, La.; a brother, Milton Tarver of Loranger, La.; 11 grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Ethelene Hulsey of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jimmy, Lynn and Bill.
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