Thursday, February 16, 2006
 

Obituaries

Alice Mullins Ayers

Alice Mullins Ayers, 72, of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 8, 2006 at her home.

Services were held at 12 noon on Feb. 14 at Shiloh MB Church in Ashland, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Dr. Roosevelt T. Joyner officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves a daughter, Anne Rockett-Phillips of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Lottie Mae Payne of Holly Springs; two brothers, Eugene Mullins of Holly Springs, James Lewis Mullins of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Martin, Taylor Phillips, Devin Rockett, Kevin Smith, Quentin Ayers and Clarence Ayers III.

Thomas Howard Buford

Thomas Howard Buford, 83, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 11, 2006 at his home. He was the retired postmaster of Holly Springs, having retired in December of 1988. He served in World War II and later. He served in the Normandy campaign in France and later in Belgium and Germany while in the 438th anti-aircraft artillery battalion. After the war, he served in the United States Army artillery reserves, retiring in 1961 with the rank of captain. He was a Boy Scout leader, organizing Troop 119 of Holly Springs and was honored with the Silver Beaver award.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 14 at First Presbyterian Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Dr. Milton Winter officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife of 58 years, Tommy Jean Martin Buford; a daughter, Pamela Jean Bray of Holly Springs; three sons, Thomas Howard Buford Jr. of Lexington, Ky., Robert Carlisle Buford of Potts Camp, Donald Eugene Buford of Holly Springs; a brother, Richard L. Buford of Madison; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jenny Dale Bell, Ernestine Smallwood; and three brothers, Charles, Julius and Dudley.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Albert Rodger Cunningham

Albert Rodger Cunningham, 71, of Olive Branch, died Feb. 7, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a mechanic.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb 10 at Carey Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. O.E. Langner and Bro. Doug Bell officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Esther Ruth Cunningham; three sons, Joseph Rodger Cunningham, Danny Patrick Cunningham, both of Red Banks, William Douglas Cunningham of Southaven; a daughter, Linda Kay Hornbeck of Olive Branch; two brothers, John Paul Cunningham of Olive Branch, Bobby Joe Cunningham of Mt. Home, Ark.; two sisters, Florence Petrowski of Red Banks, Nancy Puckett of Greenfield, Tenn.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, April Marie Cunningham.

Pallbearers were Joe Cunningham, Danny Cunningham, Randy McClatchy, Wayne Hornbeck, Fred West, Doug Cunningham, Mark Watkins, Little Joe Cunningham, Scott Templeton and Brent Carpenter.

Reddick Duncan

Reddick Duncan, 68, of Ashland, died Feb. 7, 2006 at Briarcrest Nursing Home in Ashland.

Services were held at 12 noon on Feb. 11 at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks. Burial was in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves three daughters, Deloris Jackson of Memphis, Tenn., Willie Eva Duncan, Lula B. Duncan, both of Holly Springs; three sons, Stanley Duncan, George Duncan, Charles Duncan, all of Holly Springs; three sisters, Lizz Fuzz, Mae Ree Jones, Catherine Jones, all of Memphis, Tenn.; and 10 grandchildren.


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