Thursday, January 4, 2007
Leathy Mae Flemon Allen
Leathy Mae Flemon Allen, 79, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 15, 2006 at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. She was the widow of Howard Read and Clarence Allen. She was a member of Hernando Road Church of Christ.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 22 at True Vine MB Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in Liberty Hill MB Church in Abbeville. Rev. Darrell E. Cunningham officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a brother, Willie Flemon Jr. of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Houston.
Pallbearers were Clarence Allen Jr., Dan Greer, James Isom, Jeremy Riddle and William Jeffries.
Margaret Ann Bone
Margaret Ann Bone, 80, of Waterford, died Dec. 25, 2006 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. She was the widow of William Bone Sr. and a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 27 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Dr. Bobby McKay officiated.
She leaves two sons, Bill Bone of Waterford, Ray Bone of Holiday, Fla.; three daughters, Dolly Skelton of Waterford, Janice Sexton of Hot Springs, Ark., Linda Mangrum of Hernando; a sister, Evelyn Jenkins of Knoxville; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
James Monroe Frayser
James Monroe Frayser, 67, of Potts Camp, died Dec. 25, 2006 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. He was the widower of Frances Frayser. He was retired from the Mississippi Forestry Service.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 28 at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, where he was a member. Burial was in Frayser Family Cemetery in Potts Camp. Bro. Steve Wilson officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Dorothy Frayser of Potts Camp; five brothers, George Frayser, Robert Frayser, Aubry Guy Frayser, Nathan Michael, Joey Frayser, all of Potts Camp; and four sisters, Fannie Agnes Owens of Potts Camp, Mary Boren of Holly Springs, Kathy Hopkins of New Albany, Janet Wilson of Potts Camp.
Pallbearers were Brandon Frayser, Heath Frayser, Rocky Hopkins, Mickey Hopkins, David Owens and Kevin Owens. Honorary pallbearers were Chuck Thomas, J.B. Work, Joe Pipkin, Thomas Stanton, Billy Smith, Scotty Wilson and Ronnie Bennett.
Ricky Jeffries, 48, of Waterford, died Dec. 24, 2006 at his home. He was a machine operator and construction worker with AMW Contracting in Southaven.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 30 at Wilkins Chapel CME Church in Waterford. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Michael James officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Shirley Rogers Jeffries; two daughters, Cieara Rogers, Shanequia Jeffries, both of Waterford; two sons, Rickey Rogers, Corey Jeffries, both of Waterford; three sisters, Betty Martin of Waterford, Luecresia Turnage of Memphis, Tenn., Lela Sharries Perteet of Chicago, Ill.; seven brothers, Eddie Jeffries of Holly Springs, Sammie Jeffries, Amos Jeffries, Alfred Jeffries, Dennis Jeffries, Bobby Jeffries, Earvin Jeffries, all of Waterford and one granddaughter.
Pallbearers were Rickey Jeffries, Derel Ingram, Mario Jeffries, Timothy Jeffries, Steven Jeffries and Torrocco Jeffries. Honorary pallbearers were Melvin Mosley, Dennis Dewayne Jeffries, Dewitt Leggs, Anthony Mosley, Tracey Jeffries, Alfred Jeffries, Bobby Ji’Men Jeffries and Johnthan Perteet.
Nina Taylor Johnson
Nina Taylor Johnson, 94, of Victoria, died Dec. 26, 2006 in Memphis, Tenn. A lifelong resident of Victoria, she was affectionately known as “Mama Nina.” She was educated at Rust High School department and began teaching shorty thereafter. She graduated from Rust College in 1950 with a B.S. in education, and became a full-time elementary school teacher in the Marshall County School System, where she taught and inspired students for more than 40 years. She also taught for a period in the public school system in the state of Arkansas. After retiring, she continued her commitment to education by assisting countless students in their pursuit of higher education. Through her philanthropic efforts, annual financial contributions were made to Rust College. She was a dedicated member of Taylor’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Victoria, which was founded by her grandparents, the late Minerva and Joseph Earl Taylor Sr. She taught Sunday school for numerous years and was a respected “Mother” of the church.
Services were held at 12 noon on Dec. 30 at Taylor’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Victoria. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pastor L. Juanita Booker officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Edna Wright of Memphis, Tenn., Barbara Longest of Holly Springs; two sisters, Rever Goodwin of St. Louis, Mo., Irma Cummings of Battle Creek, Mich.; four granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were David E. Wright, M. Seth Mott, Gregory Lacey, Shabaka ji Jaga, Wallace Longest, David M. Wright, Charles Hauer and Ahart Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Christopher Hauer, Matthew Hauer, Michael W. Mott, Opher Lee Neely, Bishop Mays, Rust College Alumni, Marshall County Chapter, Mississippi Retired Teachers Association, Marshall County Chapter.
She was preceded in death by four siblings, Segretta T. Hall, Ardessa Cannon, Alberta Glass and Berdell Taylor; and Elmo (Boss) Stinson, whom she cared for until his death.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to the Nina Taylor Johnson Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Dr. David L. Beckley, President, Rust College, 150 Rust Avenue, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Larry Emmerson Luke Jr.
Larry Emmerson (Pete) Luke Jr., 31, of Byhalia, died Dec. 24, 2006 at his home. He was a Baptist and a construction worker.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 30 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery. Bro. James Wolf officiated.
He leaves his father, Larry Luke and his wife Opel McCallum Luke of Lamar; a son, Larry E. (Trey) Luke III of Byhalia; three daughters, Kaitlyn Turner, Linda Turner, both of Byhalia, Kyra Beatista of Des Plains, Ill.; a brother, Matthew Justin Luke of Millington, Tenn.; and four sisters, Heidi Stewart of New Albany, Jennifer Stevens of Byhalia, Jeanie Davidson of Ohio, Rachel Davidson of Memphis, Tenn.
Jerline McCary Mack
Jerline McCary Mack, 46, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 17, 2006 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was production/machine operator with ALCOA CSI in Olive Branch and a member of the church choir.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 23 at Greenwood MB Church in Lamar, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Ronnie Franklin officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Stanley Mack; a daughter, Carlesha Oranese Mack of Holly Springs; three stepchildren, Camesha Wright of Dallas, Tx., Ranesha Stephenson of Memphis, Tenn., Jamelia Washington of Olive Branch; a sister, Earnestine McCary Rooks of Holly Springs; four brothers, Floyd McCary Jr., James McCary, Cornell McCary, Terry McCary, all of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by a son, Mario DeAngelo McCary.
Pallbearers were Trez Gardner, Willie Pye, Lee Owens, Carl Crain, Marvin Simms, Torrance Brown, Keefer Daugherty and Rontouorus Williams.
Lenora Colbert Moore
Lenora Colbert Moore, 89, of Red Banks, died Dec. 14, 2006 at her home. She was the widow of Harry Lee Moore. She was a member of the church choir.
Services were held at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Irene Moore of Red Banks, Annie Elmore of Victoria, Oblydia Perry of Detroit, Mich., Inez Lawrence of Gulfport; five sons, James Moore of Memphis, Tenn., Edgar Moore of Byhalia, Connie Moore, Willie Moore, Curtis Moore, all of Red Banks.
She was preceded in death by children Troy Moore and Emery Moore.
Pallbearers were Reginald Elmore, Eldridge Moore, Mario Moore, Kervin Daughtery, Johnathan Moore and Derrick Parker. Honorary pallbearers were Reginald Elmore Jr., Marquis Moore, Jalen Houston, Elmecus Jefferson, Andre Moore and Kenyun Cowan.
Robert Vance Roach
Robert Vance Roach, 63, of Byhalia, died Dec. 25, 2006 at Baptist DeSoto in Southaven. He was a member of Friendship Assembly in Byhalia, and a construction contractor. He served in the U.S. Air Force, Special Unit.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Holly Springs Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Emmajean Roach; a son, Kenny Roach of Ripley, Tenn.; a stepson Ricky Gann; two daughters, Jackie Roach, Vickey Roach, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Vickie Medlin of Ackerman; two sisters, Linda Hale of New Albany, Debra Sanders of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Julius Logan of Myrtle, Jerry Wayne Logan of Banner; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Missy Ann Page.
William Leo Szanyi
William Leo Szanyi, 77, of Byhalia, died Dec. 24, 2006 at his home. He retired from the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his military career as a pilot he received the Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters; National Defense Service 6 Medal with one Bronze Star; Good Conduct Medal; Air Force Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars; Small Arms Expert Medal and the Air Force Outstanding Service Award with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters. He was a founding member and director of the TAC Tankers Association, LTD.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 28 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
He leaves his wife of 21 years, Annell a Shinault Szanyi; two daughters, Roganne Sutsos of Sonoma, Calif., Tonya Huddleston of Ripley; a son, John Szanyi of Sonoma, Calif.; two sisters, Rose Dmytryck of Pennsylvania, Margaret Hendershot of New Jersey; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Szanyi, and a grandson.
Memorials may be made to the National Autism Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Jesse Clarence Taylor
Jesse Clarence Taylor, 73, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Holly Springs, died Dec. 12, 2006. He worked for Independent Packing Company, retiring from Swift Packing Company after 29 years of service. After retirement, he started his own business.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 17 at Kossuth Church of God in Christ, where he was a member. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo. Elder Robert D. Strong, pastor, officiated. Ted Foster and Sons White House Chapel North, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Shirley; two daughters, Gloria Gadson, Rosalind Bell; three sisters, Beatrice Ball of Memphis, Tenn., Catherine Stewart, Rosalie Taylor, both of Holly Springs; a brother, Simon Taylor; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Noah Charles Watts
Noah Charles Watts, 57, of Memphis, Tenn., died Dec. 27, 2006 at his home. He was a Baptist and a construction worker.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 30 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
He leaves a son, Chris Watts of Potts Camp; his parents, Douglas and Nella Rue Watts of Memphis, Tenn.; his brother, Larry Watts of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Sandra Petech of Olive Branch, Linell Imming of Brandon, Fla., Deborah Smith of Hernando; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ollie N. Watts
Ollie N. Watts, 73, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 25, 2006 at Briarcrest Extended Care in Ashland. She was a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ and retired from Mississippi Forestry.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
She leaves two son, Jackie R. Watts of Lexington, S.C., Kenny L. Watts of Byhalia; two sisters, Lyda Parham of Columbia, Tenn., Peggy Feichtinger of Hornwall, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Ronnie Watts and Wallace Watts.
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