Thursday, March 29, 2007
Marjorie Clark Lee Berry
Marjorie Clark Lee Berry, 68, of Clarksville, Ind., formerly of Oxford, died March 14, 2007 at her home.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 24 at Harrisonville M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Booker T. Campbell, pastor, officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Anne Lee of Oxford, Dorothy Lee, Sheila Berry, both of New Albany, Ind.; three sons, Fredrick M. Lee, Desi Berry, John L. Berry, all of New Albany, Ind.; a stepson, Tuyu Redd; a brother, Robert James Clark; 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were sons and grandsons.
Charles Brigance, 66, of Byhalia, died March 20, 2007 at Baptist Hospital Desoto-Southaven. He was a heavy equipment operator for Marshall County.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 22 at the family’s residence. Burial was in John K. Skelton Cemetery in Lamar. Bro. Frank Feathers officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his ex-wife, Connie Brigance of Lamar; two sons, Timothy Brigance of Pheba, Kenneth Brigance of Lamar; a daughter, Julie Brigance of Barton; seven brothers, Bobby Card, Neil Brigance, Columbus Brigance, all of Barton, J.C. Brigance of Southaven, Billy Holmes, Terry Holmes of Red Banks, Doug Card of Collierville, Tenn.; five sisters, Dorothy Guess, Lisa Campbell of Barton, Debbie Bennett of Sardis, Betty Ann Henderson of Collierville, Tenn., Regina Ruckle of Olive Branch; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Cleave Mae Phillips Eason
Cleave Mae Phillips Eason, 68, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Byhalia, died March 15, 2007 at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. She was the widow of Walter Eason.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 24 at Union Valley MB Church in Byhalia, 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 two daughters, Gloria Eason Jones, Dianne Eason, both of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Jackie Martin of Byhalia, David Martin of Memphis, Fred Eason of Milwaukee, Wisc.; her mother, Cleo Phillips of Byhalia; six sisters, Bernell Nailor of Memphis, Juanita Street, Maxine McClarty, Martha J. Phillips, Carol Lawson, Mary Tunstall, all of Byhalia; three brothers, M.L. Phillips, Earnest Phillips, both of Byhalia, Robert James Phillips of Aurora, Ill.; a grandson whom she reared as her own, Kevin Williams of Memphis; and eight other grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Derrick Phillips, David Lee McClarty, Keon Phillips, Eddie Floyd Rayford, Jerome Street, Marshall Lawson, Alex McClarty and Garry Tunstall.
Larry E. Falkner
Larry E. Falkner, 53, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died March 17, 2007 at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Ill. He was with the family company, Falkner Bumper Service and a musician.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 24 at Mt. Gilead CME Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Charles Richmond officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, Timara Rembert of Columbus, Ga., Neva Falkner of Washington, DC.; a son, Larry Falkner Jr. of Chicago, Ill.; seven sisters, Gladys Young of Chicago, Mattie Walker, Urma Walker, both of Holly Springs, Bobra Walker, Wheelock Patrick, both of Harvey, Ill., Ella Washington of Memphis, Tenn., Sarah Summerville of Arlington, Va.; and four grandchildren.
Harvey Eugene Holloway
Harvey Eugene Holloway, 28, of Lamar, died March 15, 2007 in Lamar. He was a member of Royston Chapel Church in Ashland.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 24 at Strawberry MB Church, where he was a former member. Burial was in Royston Chapel Cemetery in Benton County. N.L Jones Funeral Home of Ashland was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Belinda Holloway; his mother and stepfather, Jualdine and David Hudson of Holly Springs; his father, who raised him as his own, Harvey Strickland of Ashland; two step-children, Tyshika and Hakeen Judge of Holly Springs; six sisters, Charlotte Boyd of Hickory Flat, LaTasha Holloway, Tracie Bell, Panatia Evans, Asanta Finley, Crystal Boxley, all of Holly Springs; two brothers, Christopher Holloway of Oxford, Kelvin Holloway of Mayerville; grandparents, Renell Holloway of Holly Springs, Cora M. Boxley of Red Bank; three stepbrothers, Jerry Strickland, Shawn Hudson, Kelvin Strickland; two stepsisters, Katherine William and Luvenia Terry; and his stepmother who raised him, Lizze Strickland of Ashland.
Noland B. King Jr.
Noland B. King Jr., 81, of Byhalia, died March 24, 2006 at his home. He was retired from Malone and Hyde Food Service and was a member of Barton United Methodist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 26 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Emogene P. King.
Helen Bitzer Paul
Helen Bitzer Paul, 98, formerly of Holly Springs and Montreat, N.C., died March 19, 2007 at Richland Health Services in Nashville, Tenn. She was born in 1909 in Corsicana, Texas, the last living member of the Dr. George L. Bitzer and Mamie Rolston Bitzer family, who are buried in Hill Crest Cemetery. Their final ministry was here at First Presbyterian Church. She attended Belhaven College in Jackson, and Mississippi Synodical College here and graduated from Ole Miss. She taught school in Birmingham, Ala., where she became an airplane pilot. During World War II, she worked at Memphis Airport in the Air Traffic Control, and moved to Tampa, Fla., where she lived 50 years with her husband, Col. Albert William Paul. She received her master’s in education from The University of Florida.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Montreat, N.C. at the Memorial Gardens, the family Bitzer Cottage since 1908.
She leaves a stepson, Warren Paul; two step-grandsons, Brice and David Paul; nieces Helen Doxey Tyson of Nashville, Tenn., Sarah Doxey Greer of Holly Springs, Frances Doxey Winter of Monroe, La.; and a nephew Hindman Doxey Jr. of Jackson. The late Ruth Bitzer Francisco and Mary Bitzer Doxey were Holly Springs sisters.
Walter (Doc) Richmond, 74, of Holly Springs, died March 15, 2007 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. He was a member of Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks.
Services were held at 12 noon on March 22 at Adolphus Chapel CME Church, with burial in the Pleasant Grove MB Church Cemetery. Rev. Joe T. Lester officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a niece and caregiver, Laney Mae Jones of Holly Springs; a sister, Lizzie Mae Boyd of Holly Springs; and a brother, Broadie Richmond of Kansas City, Kan.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Lovaner Daniels, Pauline Tunstall, Johnnie Chatman, Nellie Parker; and five brothers, Crockett Richmond, Willie Richmond, Billie Richmond, Bennie Richmond and Ed Richmond.
Pallbearers were Carlos Braddock, Wade Richmond, Maicheal Perkins, Larry Howell Jr., Johnny Jones and Michael Lawshea.
Thelma Mae Whitt
Thelma Mae Whitt, 86, of Holly Springs, died March 22, 2007 at Trinity Missions Health and Rehab. She was the widow of Wallace Whitt and a Baptist.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on March 24 at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Malvern, Ark. Bro. Virgil Scherff officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Billy Whitt of Hickory Flat; a daughter, Sherry Osteen of Holly Springs; a sister, Billy Landreth of Malvern, Ark.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
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