Thursday, February 23, 2006
 

Obituaries

Linda Grace Hartley

Linda Grace Hartley, 77, of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 18, 2006, at Germantown Methodist. She was the widow of E.G. Hartley and a 911 operator with Memphis Police Department.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 21 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Phil Dunn officiated.

She leaves three brothers, Billy J. Short of Thaxton, Jimmy Clay Short of Walnut, Charles Lamar Short of Pontotoc; a sister, Christine Moore of Collierville, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marilyn Hartley.

Pallbearers were Billy Short, Jimmy Short, Charles Short, Aubry Wilson, Bobby Hurst and Jim Moore.

Robert Martin

Robert Martin, 77, of Ashland, died Feb. 11, 2006 at his home. He was a member of Yarbrough Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs and a retired factory worker at Moline Co. in St. Charles, Ill.

Services were held at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in Yarbrough Chapel Cemetery. Rev. David Hoey officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his caregiver and companion, Lillian Sigman of Ashland; a host of children; a sister, Clara Scruggs of Holly Springs; a brother, Earl Martin of Chicago, Ill., a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Marlene K. Olsen

Marlene K. Olsen, 63, of Snow Lake, died Feb. 16, 2006 at her home. The widow of Gerald Olsen Sr., she was formerly of California.

Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford handled the arrangements.

She leaves a daughter, June Silva of Bencicia, Ca., two sons, Gerald Olsen Jr., of Austin, Texas, Harry Olsen of Kyle, Texas; a sister, Arlene Wieser of Snow Lake; a brother, David Niles of Wisconsin and her long time companion, Howard Tarzian of Snow Lake.

She was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Olsen.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to A & E Hospice, 6810 Crumpler Blvd, Ste 101, Olive Branch, MS 38654

Dorothy Powers Rather

Dorothy (Dottee) Powers Rather, 84, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 17, 2006 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital. She was the widow of John Edward Rather Sr. She was a Sunday school teacher, a choir singer. She belonged to ECW and the Altar Guild. She was past president of the Holly Springs Garden Club and the Thursday Club.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 20 at Christ Episcopal Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Rev. Bruce D. McMillan officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves two daughters, Marie Rather McClatchy, Carey Rather Crain, both of Holly Springs; a son, Dr. Edward Rather Jr. of Olive Branch; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tim Liddy, Phil Boatwright, Mark Miller, Charles Crain, Billy Cupp Jr., Ben Seale, Jimmy Warren, Ki Jones, Curtis Greer, Tony Galler and Steve Elgin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Rose Mary Raimey Rounds

Rose Mary Raimey Rounds, 46, of Slayden, died Feb. 10, 2006 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a retired factory worker.

Services were held at 12 noon on Feb. 15 at Hudsonville CME Church in Hudsonville, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Bobby G. Wilson officated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves two daughters, Veranda Rounds of Holly Springs, Armittie Rounds of Slayden; two sons, Ross DelMerco Rounds of Slayden, Charles Rounds of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Mollie Raimey of Slayden; three brothers, Elester Raimey, Esker Lee Raimey, both of Painesville, Ohio, James Lee Raimey of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister Veolia Mae Rainey.

Pallbearers were Elester Raimey, James Raimey, Henry Cox, Esker Raimey, Michael Raimey, Earnest Dortch. Honorary pallbearers were John Dowdy, Marshall Raimey, Bruce Anderson, and Hubert Raimey.

Lola Clydell Traylor

Lola Clydell Traylor, 86, formerly of Oxford, died Feb. 18, 2006. She was the widow of Claude B. Traylor. She was a member of Anchor Baptist Church in Oxford and a retired school bus driver for Shelby County Schools.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 21 at Paris Baptist Church. Burial was in Paris Cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves six children, Doyle Traylor of Oxford, Billy Traylor of Booneville, Earl Traylor of Springville, Tenn., Sue Sims of Olive Branch, Lola Speer of Olive Branch and Betsy Pannell of Byhalia; her sister, Iona White of Jackson, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; her honorary children, Bill and Betty Ballard of Byhalia; two honorary grandchildren and two honorary great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to a church or charity of the donor’s choice.

Mildred Wilson Walker

Mildred Wilson Walker, 84, of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 10, 2006.

Graveside services were held at 12 noon on Feb. 14 at McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves Wyoma Boyd, William Wilson, Junie M. Wilson and the Evans family.

Mattie Davis Withers

Mattie Davis Withers, 76, of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 9, 2006 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Memphis and a retired domestic worker in private homes.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 17 at Yarbrough Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs with burial in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves two daughters, Jacquie Coleman of Pikesville, Md., Gwen Dandridge of Memphis; two brothers, John Raiford of Pacific Palisades, Ca., Knowledge Davis of Memphis; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Anthony Crawford, Eugene Stewart, David Crawford, friends and neighbors.


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