Thursday, November 16, 2006
Dr. Orby Lynn Hamblin
Dr. Orby Lynn Hamblin, 59, of Calhoun City, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. He had practiced family medicine in Calhoun County since 1976, where he served on staff at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. He also taught at Senatobia High School for two years.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Rev. Wayne Gullett officiating. Burial was in Parker Cemetery in Alva.
He leaves a son, Edward Lynn “Sam” Hamblin of Oxford; three brothers, Bobby Hamblin of Derma; Mike Hamblin of Byhalia; James Anthony Hamblin of Ocean Springs; a grandson; and a special friend, Elizabeth Lance of Calhoun City.
Pallbearers were Robert Hamblin, Larry Hamblin, Michael Hamblin, Rob Neese, Richard Blaylock, Jerry Baker and Rob Boland. Honorary pallbearers were J.R. Denton, Dr. Willie Wells, Dr. Dwight Johnson, Dylan Hamblin, Dr. Guy Farmer, Dr. Bruce Longest, Don Keifer, Mike Dunagin, John Jasper Adams, Dr. David Griffin, Dr. Wayne Lamar, Neal Gant, Billy Hitt, Jackie Earnest, Greg Lunceford, Dudley Davis, Jack James and Dabb Conner.
Darsie Bell Ivy
Darsie Bell Ivy, 71, of Potts Camp, died Nov. 7, 2006 at her home. She was a registered nurse.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Heritage Apostolic Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in Chewalla Cemetery in Potts Camp. Bro. G.R. Travis officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Lacy Ivy; a son, Tommy Ivy of Morristown, Tenn.; a daughter, Deborah Ivy of Potts Camp; two brothers, Ganus Gadd of Potts Camp, Clifton Gadd of Grenada; two sisters, Dorothy Hill of New Albany, Erma Lee Carlson of Collierville, Tenn.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Peggy L. Jackson
Peggy L. Jackson, 61, of Byhalia, died Nov. 8, 2006 in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Gadsden United Methodist Church in Gadsden, Tenn. Burial was in Gadsden Cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home of Olive Branch was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband of 18 years, George C. Jackson; two sons, William and Phillip Laman; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a stepson and daughter; six step grandchildren and her adopted mother, Alexandrina Latham.
Mattie Louise Lapradd
Mattie Louise Lapradd, 77, of Byhalia, died Nov 10, 2006 at Trinity Mission Great Oaks in Byhalia.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 at First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Waldrop officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Jimmy Lee Lapradd; a daughter, Carolyn L. Frankum of Byhalia; a stepdaughter, Debbie Camp of New Albany; two stepsons, Stacy Lapradd of Memphis, Ricky Lapradd of Pine Bluff, Ark.; three brothers, James Smith, Earl Dean Smith, both of Walnut, Clyde Columbus Smith of Middleton, Tenn.; four sisters, Shirley V. Wilbanks of Walnut, Betty Sue Hopper of Tiplersville, Helen Ruth Smith of Falkner, Patricia Ann Wilkerson of Middleton, Tenn.; three grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Smith.
W.T. Nabors, 93, of Muskegon, Mich., formerly of Waterford, died Nov. 8, 2006 at Knowllview Healthcare Facility in Muskegon. He was the widower of Willie Mae McAdams Nabors and a World War II veteran.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 12 at Hamilton Chapel CME Church Cemetery. Rev. O.B. Boothe officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, Betty Mae Vaster of Jeffersonville, Ind., Yvonne Figures of Muskegon, Mich.; a brother, Rev. O.B. Boothe of Memphis, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Oscar Lee Nabors; and three sisters, Roxanna Glover, Magnolia Curry and Pearly Nabors.
Pallbearers were Frank Vaxter Jr., Alvin Curry, Antoine Marion, Robert C. Curry, Ephram N. Curry and David Sadler. Honorary pallbearers were Elcue Curry, Johnathan Marion, Sylvester Marion and Paul Pitts.
Walter Randall Robison Sr.
Walter Randall Robison Sr., 43, of Horn Lake, died Nov. 7, 2006 in Horn Lake. He was a Baptist, an electrician with Defense Contracter and a Navy veteran of the Gulf War.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Catherine Robison; two sons, Walter Randall Robison Jr., John Connor Robison, both of Byhalia; a brother, Charles Frank Robison of Victoria; four sisters, Pat Kamerzink of Red Banks, Sandy Wilkinson of Byhalia, Beverly Melton of Horn Lake, Deborah Dodson of Potts Camp; and many nieces and nephews.
John K. Skelton
John K. Skelton, 82, of Lamar, died Nov. 9, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. He was retired from Witt Manufacturing Company.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Lamar. Burial was in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 61 years, Cassie Skelton; six daughters, Janet Skelton, Ruby Warr, Hazel Skelton, all of Lamar, Faye Culver of Waterford, Brenda Hampton of Jackson, Tenn., Linda Sweazy of Myrtle; a son, Lewis Skelton of Lamar; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Myrtle Irene Walker
Myrtle Irene Walker, 95, of Ashland, died Nov. 9, 2006 at Briarcrest Nursing Home in Ashland. She was the widow of Linder Lee Walker, a Baptist and an assembler with Defense Depot.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11 at Ashland Church of Christ Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, William Watson of Oxford; two daughters, Betty Bradford of Ashland, Peggy Dearman of Wiggins; a brother, Grover Spence of Abbeville; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pauline Echols Wooten
Pauline Echols Wooten, 70, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died Nov. 4, 2006 at Roseland Hospital in Chicago. She was a member of Logos Baptist Assembly in Chicago and a retired supervisor with Crane Packing Company.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Strickland Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Byhalia. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Rose Mary Fant of Detroit, Mich., Theresa Allen, Diane Wooten, both of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, James Lee Fant, Larry Fant, both of Chicago, Ill.; four sisters, Virginia Wilkins of St. Louis, Mo., Eddie Mae Cathey of Byhalia, Minnie Pearl Phillips of Detroit, Mich., Alberta Merrell of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Anzel Echols of Chicago, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, William Echols; and a sister, Arbesy Williams.
Pallbearers were Carson Cathey, Eddie Cathey, Jarvis Cathey, Shanel Cathey, Derrick Malone, Jabar Merrell and Rodney Merrell. Honorary pallbearers were Anzel Echols, Larry Fant and James Lee Fant.
Edward F. Wright
Edward F. (Buck) Wright, 68, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 8, 2006 at his home. He was retired from trailer maintenance.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Bethel Baptist Church in Holcomb. Burial was in the church cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Katie Young Wright; a daughter, Frances Marie Dunwood of Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Michael E. Wright of Holly Springs; two sisters, Hazel Davis of Memphis, Tenn., Josey Clark of Horn Lake; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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