Thursday, October 26, 2005
Walter Newton Bell
Walter Newton Bell, 81, of Middleton, Tenn., formerly of Marshall County, died Oct. 6, 2006 at his home. He lived in Memphis for 45 years where he was owner and operator of Bell-Harden Heating. He moved to the Middleton area in 1995 and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 9 at Shackelford Funeral Directors Middleton Chapel. Burial was in Middleton City Cemetery. Don Adams and Shane Scott officiated.
He leaves his wife, Inez Johnson Bell; three daughters, Vicki Dupree of Germantown, Tenn., Rebecca Jones of Henderson, Carol Adams of Greenville, Tenn.; two sons, Walter Bell Jr. of Nashville, David Bell of Middleton; a sister, Olive Mae Fore; a brother, John Grady Bell, both of Holly Springs; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.
Dale Hadley, 80, of Horn Lake, died Oct. 21, 2006 in Conway, Ark. He was the widower of Ruth Hadley. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the battleship USS Colorado, participating in the Asiatic-Pacific and Philippine Liberation Campaigns. Upon his discharge, he began his 34-year career with the Veteran’s Administration, retiring as chief of building management at the Audie Murphy Veteran’s Hospital in San Antonio, Tx. After retirement, he moved to Mt. Pleasant and later Horn Lake.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville. Collierville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a son, Matthew Hadley of Conway, Ark.; and a grandson, Philip Hadley of Uvalde, Tx.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Cincinnati, 2900 Rocky Point Road, Tampa, FL 33607, 800-241-4438.
Louise Holmes, 86, of Byhalia, died Oct. 23, 2006 at her home. She was the widow of Edward Holmes.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 25 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Moscow, Tenn., where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Wade Taylor and Bro. Parlow officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sons, Lesley Holmes of Collierville, Tenn., Thomas Holmes of Warsaw, Mo.; three daughters, Christell Burchette of Williston, Tenn., Lillie Pearl Hailey of Byhalia, Opal Barnes of Elmira, NY; 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Curtis F. Holmes
Florence A. Purcell
Florence A. Purcell, 94, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 21, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare. She was the widow of James T. Purcell.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 27 at Ashland United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Bro. William Kemp officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four nieces, Faye Morrison of Memphis, Tenn., Frances Gresham of Holly Springs, Jeanne Cutrer of Dripping Springs, Tx., Rosalie McLeod of Biloxi; a nephew, Jerry McGill of Tampa, Fla.
Nola Inez Utley
Nola Inez Utley, 92, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Oct. 19, 2006 at her home. She was the widow of John Arnold Utley. She worked as a seamstress and tailor from her home. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hoxie, Ark., where she was in charge of meals for the bereaved.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 24 at First United Methodist Church of Hoxie. Burial was in Baker Cemetery in Hardy, Ark. Rev. Michael Winnberry and Rev. Delores Stroud officiated. Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Frank Utley of West Plains, Mo.; two caregivers, Rev. Delores Stroud, Karen Stroud, both of Pine Bluff; four grandsons, Mark Utley of Collierville, Tenn., Stephen Utley of Hernando, Stan Utley and John Utley; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Walter A. Utley, a grandson, Gary Utley, a sister Nina Barthet and a brother, Barnard B. Stroud.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 3911 S. Hazel, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603, or First United Methodist Church, 312 Southwest Broad, Hoxie, Ark. 72433.
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