Thursday, April 26, 2007
Charles Montgomery Alvis III
Charles (Ned) Montgomery Alvis III, 75, of Olive Branch, died April 19, 2007 at Primacy Estates. He was the widower of Jeanette Gullett, a Methodist and an electrician.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a sister, Rhetta (Boots) Alvis Page of Olive Branch; two nieces, Sylvia Akin of Memphis, Tenn., Jill Bruehl of Cordova, Tenn.; and a nephew, Charles Harmon of Jackson.
Bessie Louise Rushing Arnold
Bessie Louise Rushing Arnold, 89, of Holly Springs, died April 22, 2007. She was the widow of Billy R. Arnold, who died in 1996. She moved to Holly Springs in 1950 when her husband took a position at the North Mississippi Branch Experiement Station as the station’s research agronomist. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs from 1950 until her health declined in 2003, actively involved in Methodist Women’s Circle and in children’s programs. She was a Cub Scout den mother and a leader in Girl Scouts of America. In 1960 she began work with the Agircultural Research Service at the North Mississippi Branch Experienment Station and worked there until her retirement in 1983.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 24 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel.
She leaves a daughter, Carold Arnold Woods of Holly Springs; two granddaughters, Jorja Arnold Bain of Holly springs, Genna Arnold of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandsons, Daniel Woods of Chapel Hill, Tenn., Mark Woods of Nashville, Tenn., Josh Woods of Starkville; three great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Holly Springs or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Victor Lamar Baker Sr.
Victor Lamar Baker Sr., 72, of Holly Springs, died April 22, 2007 at Greenwood-Leflore County Hospital in Greenwood. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and employed with Quality Tire of Memphis, Tenn. He was a lifelong resident of this area.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on April 24 at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Rev. Milton Boyd officiated. Burial was in Midway Cemetery in Lafayette County.
He leaves his wife of 49 years, Gloria Baker; two daughters, Joyce Phillips of Holly Springs, Lane Dye of Sardis; two sons, Victor Baker Jr., Duncan Baker, both of Holly Springs; three sisters, Esther Mize of Oxford, Faye Smith of Batesville, Beatrice Faust of Huntsville, Ala.; a brother, J.P. Baker of Oxford; and four grandchildren.
Azzie Lee Dean
Azzie Lee Dean, 102, of Holly Springs, died April 12, 2007 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Batesville. She was the widow of George (Judge)Dean, a chief usher and former choir member.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on April 21 at Bell Grove MB Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. George Marion officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Emlie Dorothy Richardson of Holly Springs; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bobby Steward, Eddie Richardson, Jarmaine Driver and Billy Richardson Sr. Honorary pallbearers were Douglas Holloway, Buck Richardson, Martell Goodman, Billy W. Richardson, Terico Richardson and Martavie Edward.
Carolyn Jordan, 76, of Ashland, died April 21, 2007 at Alliance Healthcare System. She was a member of Ashland Church of Christ.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 23 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Dr. Curtis Ferrell officiated.
She leaves her husband, Boyce Jordan; a son, Kelly Jordan and his wife Susan of Holly Springs; sisters Brenda Williams of Southaven, Sandra Graves of Ripley and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Don Jeanes, Danny Jeanes, Mitch Carroll, Brian Jeanes, Bobby Miller and David Childers.
Evelyn Payne Kidd
Evelynn Payne Kidd, 94, of Williamsburg, Va., died April 17, 2007 at Dominion Village of Williamsburg Home. She was the widow of George E. Kidd and a Presbyterian. She was retired from the financial department of The College of William and Mary.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on April 21 at Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Bobby McKay officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a nephew, Scott Payne of Florida; in-laws, Hallie K. Chatham, Craig S. Kidd of Holly Springs, Aunice Birmingham of Olive Branch, Helene E. Doxey of Waveland, Ralph and Jean Doxey of Holly Springs, Mrs. Clayton Kidd of Brookhaven, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Kidd of Roanoke, Va., Russell G. Kidd of Fredericksburg, Va.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or The Humane Society.
Charles Powell, 41, of Holly Springs, died April 14, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 21 at Providence MB Church. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Gardens. Rev. Alonzo Johnson officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his parents, Ethalener Powell and Horace Rayford; six brothers, Issac Powell, Amos Powell, both of Memphis, Tenn., Leon Powell, James Powell, Roy Powell, Casey Powell, Willie Powell, Horace Jr. Rayford, Myron Walls, Pactric Jones, all of Holly Springs; and two sisters, Jerlean Fant of Memphis, Tenn., Carrie Sharp of Holly Springs.
Tolbert Lee Sholar Jr.
Tolbert Lee Sholar Jr., 61, of Byhalia, died April 14, 2007. He was a landscaper.
Services were held at 12 noon on April 21 at New Mt. Gilliam MB Church in Byhalia. Burial was in the church cemetery. Gillespie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Beauty Mae Sholar of Byhalia; a daughter, Earnestine Sholar of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sons, Barron D. Sholar of Byhalia, Edward Earl Pratchard of Memphis, Tenn.; seven sisters Annie P. White, Betty J. Sholar, Kattie Holmes, Narcissie Benson, Ora Clayton, Sandra Sholar and Jonnie Collins, all of Byhalia; four brothers, Freddie Sholar of Indianapolis, Alex Sholar, Howard Sholar, Vivian Sholar, all of Byhalia; and 10 grandchildren.
Natasha Lynett Venson
Natasha Lynett Venson, 25, of New Albany, died April 14, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was employed at Hillcraft Manufactory.
Services were held at 12 noon on April 21 at United House of Prayer. Burial was in Mosley Chapel Cemetery. Bishop Henry Finley officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two children, Tanasha Bean and Chance Devaugh Venson of Blue Mountain; her parents, Jerry and Joyce Venson of Blue Mountain; a sister, Whitney Venson; a brother, Phillip Venson of Blue Mountain; two half brothers, Wilbert Wilson of Clarksville, Tenn., Clyde Wilson of Bartlett, Tenn.; and her grandparents, Aline Mosley and Vernon Mosley of Blue Mountain.
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