Thursday, December 7, 2006
Johnny B. Akins
Johnny B. Akins, 62, of Olive Branch, died Nov. 26, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He retired from the TVA Allen Steam Plant as a machinist after 28 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ, a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran, a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was a member of the NRA.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 29 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial was in Autumn Woods Cemetery.
He leaves his wife of 34 years, Jane S. Akins; his son, Chris Akins; two brothers, Robert Akins of Chattanooga, Tenn., Richard Akins of Piggott, Ark.; and three sisters, Peggy Moore, Sandra Akins, Becky Bryant, all of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Dixie Sanderson of Victoria.
Charles Callis Byrd Jr.
Charles Callis (Bubba) Byrd Jr., 53, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 2, 2006 at his home. He was a Baptist and a maintenance tech with Williams Sonoma Inc.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Red Banks Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Linda Denise Mitchell Byrd; four daughters, Starlit Tomlinson, Jamie Byrd, both of Holly Springs; Hollie Alsip of Fort Campbell, Ky., Janice Byrd of Red Banks; his mother, Bernice Byrd of Holly Springs; three brothers, Roy Byrd of Batesville, Charles W. Byrd of Ashland, Mike Byrd of Holly Springs; four sisters, Elizabeth Cullen of Red Banks, Nancy Bailey of Water Valley, Mary Hill of Ecru, Martha Herridge of Kansas City, Kan.; and a grandson.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Holstine, Ronnie Thorton, Jessie Carter, Tom Pannell, Wes Ballard and Perry Pipkin.
Oma Christine Cook
Oma Christine Cook, 69, of Potts Camp, died Nov. 29, 2006 at her home in Alabama. She was the widow of Aubrey Gene Cook. She was a Baptist and a sales associate at Wal-Mart.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 2 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery in Potts Camp. Bro. Joe Epting officiated.
She leaves three sons, Donald Gene Cook of Decatur, Ala., Danny Ray Cook, Darrell Glenn Cook, both of Trinity, Ala.; a daughter, Kristy Lynette Cook Hamby of Trinity, Ala.; two brothers, Odis L. (Buddy) Walls of Grand Junction, Colo., Talmadge O’Neal (Neal) Walls of Aurora, Ill.; two sisters, Oudia Sue Alderman of Yorkville, Ill., Mary Jo Anderson of Holly Springs; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Otis Wayne Walls.
Aaron Thomas Glover
Aaron Thomas (A.T.) Glover, 89, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 24, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. He was the widower of Edna Jeffries Glover. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and a retired warehouse packer with Rawley’s Packing Co. in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Providence MB Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Rev. Alonzo Johnson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves six daughters, Lucille Jenkins, Sarah Glover, Carlean Paige, Elnora Jeffries, Belinda Ayers, all of Holly Springs, Murlee Rounds of Aurora, Ill.; three sons, John Lester Glover, William Jeffries, both of Holly Springs, Willie Frank Glover of Aurora, Ill.; two sisters, V.L. Turnage of Aurora, Ill., Mollie Robinson of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Sherman Glover, Freddie Lee Glover, both of Holly Springs, Spencer Glover of Aurora, Ill.; 56 grandchildren and 70 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by children Mack Glover, Aaron Glover and Anna Alice Glover.
Pallbearers were Samuel Glover, Benard Rounds, Terry Paige, Dennis Jenkins, Kenneth Glover, Lenard Rounds, Henry Paige and Greg Hodges. Honorary pallbearers were James Williams, Cadarian Jenkins, Kendrick King, Michael Glover and Aaron Jenkins.
John Wilbur Holmes
John Wilbur Holmes, 79, of Byhalia, died Nov. 28, 2006 at his home. He was a painter and carpenter and a member of Coldwater Baptist.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 30 at Coldwater Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves several nieces and nephews, Vance and Diana Holmes, Mary and Guy Lynn, Betty and Larence Mills, Ricky and Jodi Holmes and Mary Pannell.
Pallbearers were Ricky Holmes, Buster Holmes and Larence Mills.
Emieal (Skirt) Hampton, 84, of Michigan City, died Nov. 29, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. He was a logger most of his life. He was the widower of Lucy Mae Hampton.
Services were held at 12 noon on Dec. 2 at Sand Hill MB Church in Lamar. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery in Lamar. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his children, Eugene Hampton of Hudsonville, George Hampton, Charles Greer, Willie Hampton and Lee Frances Turner, all of Ashland, Earnestine Evans, Dalie Peterson and Charles Hampton, all of Lamar, John Hampton and Raymond Hampton of Holly Springs, Dorothy Clardy, Mozell Hampton, Lora Brown and Lucy Tipler of Michigan City; many grandchildren and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Adleana Harris and a grandchild, Carol Reeves.
Taylor Duncan Luttrell
Taylor Duncan Luttrell, 86, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 1, 2006 at his home. He was the widower of Amy Williams Luttrell. He was a Baptist and a freight handler.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 4 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Salem Rutledge Cemetery in Iuka. Bro. Frank Feathers officiated.
He leaves four sons, Charles Luttrell of Molalla, Ore., James Luttrell of Jackson, Tenn., Donald Luttrell, Robert Luttrell, both of Holly Springs; a daughter, Annette Bell of Holly Springs; a brother, George Rutledge of Iuka; 23 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Turner Luttrell, and two infant daughters.
Pallbearers were his grandsons.
William Dennis McAlister
William Dennis McAlister, 89, of Harmontown, died Nov. 27, 2006 at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. He was the widower of Mary Elizabeth McAlister.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 29 at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Laws Hill. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a son, Sammy Thompson of Harmontown; three daughters, Sandra McAlister, Peggy Thompson, both of Harmontown, Jessie Mae Latham of Hernando; a sister, Hazel Billingsley of Senatobia; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Vivian Thaxton Parks
Vivian Thaxton Parks, 89, formerly of Brewton, Ala., Holly Springs, Andalusia, Ala., and a resident of Mobile, Ala., died Dec. 1, 2006 at a local nursing facility. She was a member of Government Street Presbyterian Church, a past member of the Mobile Opera Guild, Mobile Symphony and the Oakleigh Garden Society. She taught elementary school in Holly Springs and St. Louis, Mo., and retired from teaching in Andalusia, Ala. After retirement, she was the public relations director for TV Facts magazine in Mobile.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 6 in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 7 at Government Street Presbyterian Church. Radney Funeral Home in Mobile, Ala. was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her daughter, Charlotte Crockett of Mobile; a brother, Claude William Thaxton of Tampa, Fla; two grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
The family requests memorials be made to Government Street Presbyterian Church, 300 Government St., Mobile, AL 36602
Lee Anthony Snow
Lee Anthony Snow, 24, of Byhalia, died Nov. 28, 2006 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a member of Faith Temple Church and later joined Loving Ministry in Holly Springs. He was employed with Browning Construction Co. in Collierville.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Byhalia High School. Burial was in Hudsonville CME Church Cemetery. Rev. Joseph McKinney officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three daughters, NeQuira Garner of Corinth, Princess McWhorter of Byhalia, Krishunna Faulkner of Holly Springs; a son, Tylee Snow of Holly Springs; his parents, Larry and Earnestine Snow of Byhalia; a sister, Latonya Snow of Byhalia; two brothers, Cedric Snow of Holly Springs and Larry Snow of Potts Camp; two grandmothers, Queen Ester Dortch of Memphis, Tenn. and Lizzie Snow of Slayden.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers Major Campbell and Elijah Snow; and a brother, Derrick Snow.
Pallbearers were Al Mario Bennem, De Wayne Tustall, Jeffery Marr, Jerreco Norton, Keith Bennem and Willie Snow Jr.
Robbie Jean Taylor
Robbie Jean Taylor, 68, of Potts Camp, died Dec. 1, 2006 at her home. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and restaurant owner of Taylor’s Café.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.
She leaves her husband, Lonzo Taylor; a son, Carl Lyles of Lamar; two daughters, Kandy Bridges, Annie Melinda Hughes, both of Potts Camp; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deana Warrell, 41, of Hickory Flat, died Dec. 1, 2006 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 5 at Winborn UM Church in Hickory Flat. Burial was in Flat Rock Cemetery. Bro. Brownie Towhill and Bro. Scott Bradie officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four children, Shelia Cox of Arbyrd, Mo., Lisa Shirley of West Memphis, Ark., Erin Mathis of Bartlett, Tenn., Angel Noe of Hickory Flat; her father, Mcrae Sitzes of Memphis, Tenn.; her mother, Nellie Miller and step-father, David Miller, both of Olive Branch; three brothers, Brant Sitzes of West Memphis, Ark., Glenn Sitzes, Jeff Sitzes, both of Hot Springs, Ark.; a step-brother, Clayton Miller of Preston, Mo.; two step-sisters, Mary Helen Haynes of Bartlett, Tenn., Betty Wininger of Olive Branch; five grandchildren and a special friend, David Ricker of Hickory Flat.
Mary Ellen Floate Wells
Mary Ellen Floate Wells, 66, of Waterford, died Nov. 30, 2006 at her home. She was a member of Heritage Apostolic Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cathy Cemetery in Wyatte. Bro. G.R. Travis and Bro. Clyde Thompson officiated.
She leaves a son, Darrell Wells of Waterford; a daughter, Elizabeth Luttrell of Mason, Tenn.; three brothers, James A. Floate, Jerry Floate, both of Senatobia, Allen Floate of Olive Branch; six sisters, Frances Smart Poss of Hernando, Joyce English of Coldwater, Earnestine Edlin of Senatobia, Dorothy Smith of Olive Branch, Sara Lee of Southaven, Charlotte Bowlan of Olive Branch; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Floate.
Ginnie Florence Woods
Ginnie Florence Woods, 73, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 23, 2006 at her home. She was the widow of Richard Arthur Williams. She was a retired nurse assistant with Trinity Health and Rehab.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 29 at Finley Grove MB Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Games Green officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Corrine Woods, Leatha Mae McClellan, Callie Mae Martin, all of Holly Springs; two sons, Walter Woods of Bolivar, Tenn., John Woods of Holly Springs; three sisters, Lucy Hubbard of Holly Springs, Eliza Holt of Memphis, Tenn., Joella Beard of Whiteville, Tenn.; 43 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Wayne Cornelius, Danny Pook, Joel McClinton, Rodney Brown, Dalfredrick Dowdy and Kenneth Echols. Honorary pallbearers were Anthony Woods, Deldrick McClellan, George McClellan Jr., Shonta Woods, John McClellan, Nathaniel Martin Jr., Sevestin Martin, Gus Crittle III and Walter Woods Jr.
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