Thursday, April 19, 2007
Everett Paul Bennett
Everett Paul Bennett, 51, of Bogato, Tx., died Apr. 9, 2007. He was a Christian, and employee with Lowes and an Army and Navy veteran.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on April 12 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Harmontown.
He leaves his parents, Haskell and Beth Bennett of Como; his grandmother, Norma Bankston of Collierville, Tenn.; two brothers, David Wayne Bennett of Como, Timothy Austin Bennett of Georgia; and two sisters, Sallie Bennett of Byhalia, and Debbie Bennett of Como.
Mary Lou Hall Dean
Mary Lou Hall Dean, 82, of Waterford, died April 11, 2007 at her home. She was the widow of J.T. Dean, a member of Walton Chapel CME Church and a former usher.
Services were held at Hamilton Chapel CME Church in Waterford. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Shields officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Marilyn Smith of Waterford, Jacqueline Shaw of Dallas, Tx., Janice Nunnally of Holly Springs; three sons, Lorinzo Hall of Holly Springs, Richard Earl Stokes of Tupelo, Darnell Stokes of Baldwyn; three sisters, Laura Bolden, Evie Thompson, both of Memphis, Tenn., Earlene Isom of Holly Springs; two brothers, Nathaniel Hall of Miami, Fla., Robert Hall of Pontiac, Mich.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kendrick Hill, Sandy Pegues, Marvin Stokes, Glenn Johnson, Marcus Johnson and James Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Darnell Stokes, Lorinzo Hall, Larry Smith, Richard Stokes, Robert Hall Sr. and Artis Nunnally.
Reaner Briggs Dortch
Reaner Briggs Dortch, 84, of Lamar, died April 7, 2007 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. She was the widow of Walter Carter Dortch. She was a member of Greenwood Lodge #58A, Order of Eastern Star, member of church choir, church mother’s board, Missionary Board and Home and Foreign Missions. She was a nutritionist aide with Marshall County Extension Service.
Services were held at 12 noon on April 14 at Concord MB Church in Slayden, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Clyde Williams officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Alma Dortch, Florida Jones, Flora Dortch, all of Lamar; four sons, David Dortch, Walter Henry Dortch, both of Memphis, Tenn., Cornell Dortch, Earnest Dortch, both of Lamar; three sisters, Saloan Anderson, Katherine Wallace, both of Memphis, Tenn., Annie Cunningham of Lamar; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Henry Coleman, Andrew Morman, Ronald Jones, Arthur Love, Lemon Phelps, Larry Alexander, Joseph Wyatt and James Williams. Honorary pallbearers were sons and grandsons.
Willie Stella Gowdy
Willie Stella Gowdy, 70, of Hickory Flat, died April 11, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Joe B. Dowdy.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 13 at First Baptist Church in Hickory Flat, where she was a member. Burial was in McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Terry Joe Gowdy of Hickory Flat; two daughters, Toni of Butler, Ala., Tina Burks of Hickory Flat; a brother, Earl Shelton of New Albany; two sisters, Johnnie May of Hickory Flat, Shirley May of Holly Springs; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Dr. John Taylor Grant
Dr. John Taylor Grant, 76, of Southaven, died April 11, 2007 at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and a retired pharmacist for Walgreens. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the Methodist Church in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on April 13 at Twin Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven.
He leaves his wife, Floy Grant; a son, Todd Grant of Bartlett, Tenn.; two daughters, Gwen Norris of Eads, Tenn., Susan Armour of Cordova, Tenn.; a stepson, Gerald Tarrance of Coldwater; a stepdaughter, Donna Bell of Southaven; a sister, Annie Sue Bright of New Albany; and 10 grandchildren.
Chester Lee Hardy
Chester Lee Hardy, 54, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died March 29, 2007 at Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on April 11 at New Hope CME Church Cemetery. Minister Regina Hardy officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a nephew, Dwight Hardy of Holly Springs; and a niece, Regina Hardy.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Hardy Hall and Ophelia Hardy.
Edith Emmaline Hoover
Edith Emmaline Hoover, 100, of Memphis, Tenn., died April 13, 2007 at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis. She was the widow of William Porter Hoover Sr. and a Methodist.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 16, 2007 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Liberty Methodist Cemetery in Ashland.
She leaves three daughters, Mary Jane Hoover Dotson of Memphis, Tenn., Emma Lucille Hoover of Lake Worth, Fla., Lena Hoover Jordan of Ripley; 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, William Porter (Sonny) Hoover Jr.; and two daughters, Wilma Louise Hoover Anderson and Peggy Jean Hoover Campbell.
Mary L. May
Mary L. May, 74, of Como, died April 16, 2007. She was the widow of Herbert May and a member of Como Baptist Church.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on April 18 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.
She leaves two daughters, Lisa D. May of Southaven, Michelle Jenkins of Horn Lake; four sons, David E. May of Arkansas, Lee W. May of Holly Springs, Ronald W. May of Hickory Flat, Larry M. May of Horn Lake; two brothers, Marvin Miles of Como, Bill Miles of Southaven; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer May.
Bobby Pohl, 45, of Oxford, died April 9, 2007 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. He was a freelance construction worker and a graduate of Holly Springs High School
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on April 21 at Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Robert Allen officiated.
He leaves his parents, Ralph J. Pohl Sr. and Lillian Marie Pohl of Panama City Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Nina C. Smith of Atoka, Tenn., Christie L. Wahlstrom of Horn Lake; and a brother, Ralph J. Pohl Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.
Memorials may be made to GSO, P.O. Box 2460, Oxford, MS 38655; or Haven House, 152A Highway 7 South, Oxford, MS 38655.
Maurine Davis Shaw
Maurine Davis Shaw, 89, of Olive Branch, died April 15, 2007 at her home. She was the widow of F.O. Shaw and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 17 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Southwood Cemetery in Olive Branch.
She leaves a son, Ronald R. Belk of Collierville, Tenn.; a daughter, Faye Drewer of Olive Branch; a brother, Thomas D. Davis of Huntsville, Ala.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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