Thursday, May 10, 2007
James Lee Andrews
James Lee Andrews, 56, of Myrtle, died May 1, 2007 at his home.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on May 7 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany.
He leaves his wife, Kathleen D. Lawrence Andrews; four daughters, Marsha Jensen, Bobbie Harris, Wendy Ray, Mendy Carter, all of New Albany; a brother, Dennis Andrews of New Albany; seven sisters, Susie Childers, Shelia Stromatt, Lynn Page, Debbie Andrews, all of New Albany, Sherlie Carson of Hickory Flat, Brenda Leath of Ecru, Judy Swaggerdy of Alabama; and nine grandchildren.
Brandy Nicole Barkley
Brandy Nicole Barkley, 21, of Byhalia, died May 4, 2007. She was Pentecostal and a student.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Slayden Cemetery.
She leaves her father, Wally Barkley of Byhalia; her mother and stepfather, Carla and Ray Baker of Willburn, Ark.; two brothers, Shannon Barkley of Heber Springs, Ark., Daniel Barkley of Phoenix, Az.; and two sisters, Laura Young of Byhalia, Ashley Tate of Potts Camp.
Joseph Forrest Coffey
Joseph Forrest Coffey, 70, of Senatobia, died April 27, 2007. He was the widow of Ginger, his wife of 52 years. He was retired and a Christian. He and his wife had lived in Mississippi for the past seven years. They have also lived in Arkansas, California and Texas.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on May 4 at Bauxite Cemetery in Bauxite, Ark. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his daughter, Jolee Brewer; his brother, James; and his sister, Ruth.
Lizzie Mae Hiram Jones
Lizzie Mae Hiram Jones, 82, of Holly Springs, died April 27, 2007 at her home. She was the widow of I.C. Clifton (Jack) Jones. She was a church stewardess and choir member and a retired factory worker with Oster Sunbean in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 5 at Isom Chapel CME Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Joe T. Lester officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Nellie Pointer, Mattie Smith, both of Holly Springs, Ginnie Mae Dennis of St. Paul, Minn., Idirla Coleman of Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Fonzie Lee Jones of Omaha, Neb.; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Herbert Dowdy.
Pallbearers were her grandsons.
Dr. Joseph Alfred Hale
Dr. Joseph Alfred Hale, 76, of Holly Springs, died Friday, May 4, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. Born in Senatobia on July 7, 1930 to Emmette Franklin Hale, Sr. and Nannie May Hale, Dr. Hale graduated from Senatobia City School and attended Northwest Mississippi Junior College and the University of Mississippi. After graduation from the University of Tennessee Dental School he moved to Holly Springs where he practiced dentistry for 39 years.
Dr. Hale was renowned for his beautiful antebellum homes and his large selection of antiques. Through the years he owned three homes in Holly Springs; White Pillars, Grey Gables, and Hilltop, that were featured on the Holly Springs Garden Club’s annual tour. He also opened his home by request for many private tours. After retirement, he traveled extensively, pursuing his interest in antiques and the restoration of his antebellum home. Dr. Hale was an active member of Holly Springs First Baptist Church, an Army veteran and a member and past president of the Holly Springs Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a past president of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce. He was an accomplished musician, who played the piano and keyboard at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs and often entertained visitors who came to tour his home with his music.
Services were held at Holly Springs First Baptist Church Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. Graveside services were at 4 p.m. at Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia. Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a sister-in-law, Evelyn Hale of Senatobia; a niece, Patricia McLarty of Austin, Texas; six nephews, Mike McLarty of Oxford, Phil McLarty of Malvern, Arkansas, Emmette Hale, III of Oxford, Steve and Cindy Hale, David and Sharon Hale and Tim Hale, all of Senatobia; 13 great nieces and nephews; special friends, David and Sherry Childers and family of Holly Springs and Dotty Sanders of Memphis; and caretakers, John Anderson and Delores Taylor of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Mildred Hale McLarty, brother, Emmette Franklin Hale, Jr., and niece, Diane McLarty.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church of Holly Springs.
Dustin Wade Joyner
Dustin Wade Joyner, 21, of Slayden, died May 4, 2007. He was a construction worker.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Carey Chapel.
He leaves his parents, Billy and Kim Joyner of Slayden; two sisters, Brandy Hataway, Jessica Joyner, both of Slayden; grandparents, Carrol and Joyce Frank of Moscow, Tenn.; grandmother, Shirley Moore of Olive Branch; grandfather, Edgar Joyner Jr. of Slayden; and great-grandparents, Edgar and Lena Joyner Sr. of Slayden.
Pallbearers were David Smith, Kyle Kennedy, Keith McClure, Chris Tutor, Wayne Anderson and Rick Bolden. Honorary pallbearer was J.R. Ramage.
Clebert Markle Jr.
Clebert Markle Jr., 67, of Olive Branch, died May 2, 2007 at his home. He was a retired carpenter with Markle and Son Construction.
A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. on May 4 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch.
He leaves his ex-wife and close friend, Brenda Markle; four children, Melinda Chandler, Cindy Youngblood, Anita Brown, all of Olive Branch, Bert Markle of Byhalia; four sisters, Mary Partridge, Pat Mills, Carol Whitten, Darlean Herrod; three brothers, Darrell, David and Bobby Markle; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Leroy R. Nichols Sr.
Leroy R. Nichols Sr., 83, of Potts Camp, died May 1, 2007 at his home. He was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church in Waterford, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired truck driver with Consolidated Freightways.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on May 4 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial was in Nichols Memorial Park in Potts Camp.
He leaves his wife of 58 years, Lillian Nichols; eight children, Peggy Rhoda, Edith Horgan, Leroy R. Nichols Jr., Donald Ray Nichols, Rita Waddle, Randy Nichols, Linda Nichols, Rickey Nichols; two brothers; four sisters; 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and a granddaughter.
Emmett Reeds, 70, died May 3, 2007. He worked for Gholson Exxon/Germantown Exxon, Germantown, Tenn., from 1955 until 1994.
Services were held 1 p.m. on May 7 at Collierville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Memorial Park in Memphis.
He leaves his wife, Bennie Duncan Reeds; a daughter, Bonnie Reeds McCleary; a son, Clint Emmet Reeds III; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Hospital, any animal shelter, Australian Shepherd Rescue Group or any charity of the donor’s choice.
Nellie R. Smith
Nellie R. Smith, 92, of Byhalia, died May 2, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East, Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Joel Smith. She was a member of the Nazarene Church, and a Pink Lady at McNairy County General Hospital.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 5 at Lake Hill Memorial Gardens, Bethel Springs, Tenn. Burial was in Lake Hill Memorial Gardens. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Marjorie White of Byhalia, Naomi Armour of Selmer, Tenn., Jimmie Faye Stribling of Memphis, Tenn., Shirley Lane of Memphis, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Robert Smith, who was killed in action in Korea.
Pallbearers were Landon Lane, Jimmy Lane, J.F. Finzo, Joe Bryant, Michael Burkett and Jesse A. Ferrell.
Ruthie Lemons St. John
Ruthie Lemons St. John, 75, of Potts Camp, died May 2, 2007 at Methodist Central in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of First Baptist Potts Camp Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery. Bro. Jim Buchanan officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three sons, John Wayne St. John of Whiteville, Tenn., James Stephin St. John, Bobby Eugene St. John, both of Potts Camp; a brother, A.Q. Lemons of Potts Camp; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kenny Dickerson, Larry Hall, Arnie McMullen, Chuck Thomas, John Mansel, Ronnie Joe Bennett, Mike Lemons, Evan Lemons and Brian Cheatwood.
Daisy Hollowell White
Daisy Hollowell White, 81, of Water Valley, died May 4, 2007 at Baptist Hospital, Oxford. She was a Christian and a member of Sylva Rena Baptist Church. She was a retired nurse, VFW Auxiliary member and a volunteer and member of the Pink Ladies.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 7 at Seven Oaks Funeral Home Chapel in Water Valley. Burial was in Campground Cemetery.
She leaves her husband, Tom White; four daughters, Della K. Pitts of Waterford, Marie Paullus of Arlington, Tenn., Pam Samuels of Water Valley, Shirley House of Bourbaniese, Ill.; two sons, Lee Hollowell of Elizabethtown, Ky., William White of Baltimore, Md.; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
James Tanner Worsham
James Tanner Worsham, 6 weeks old, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Ark.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on May 5 at Lebanon Cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his parents, Ashley Hamilton and Chris Worsham of Southaven; his 3-year-old sister, Audrey Worsham; grandparents, Tammy and Steve Brown, Randy and Dana Hamilton, Barry Worsham, Angel and Jimmy Holt; great-grandparents, Tommy and Wynette Payne, Doris Hamilton, Ann and Billy Worsham and Carolyn Brown; great-great-grandmother, Mozelle Payne.
Wessley Kentraz Wheeler
Wessley Kentraz Wheeler, 14, of Byhalia, died April 28, 2007. He was a student at Byhalia Junior High School .
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 4 at New Sardis MB Church, Memphis, Tenn. Burial was in the church cemetery. Gillespie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his parents, Charles Wheeler Jr., Teresa Denise Sanders of Byhalia; stepfather, James. L. Sanders of Byhalia; six sisters, Sherika Wheeler, Sade’ Davidson, Arlene Smith, all of Byhalia, Quinette Lindsay, Cynthia Lindsey, both of Chicago, Ill., Atta Short of Olive Branch; five brothers, Corey Wheeler, Kenneth Smith, Chris Smith, Jermaine Smith all of Byhalia, Brian Gillilard of Olive Branch; grandparents, James and Billy McAdams, Larry and Teresa Green of Memphis, Tenn., Charles and Ella Wheeler Sr., Beatrice Wolfe of Byhalia; and great-grandparents, Ida Green and Crell Wheeler of Byhalia.
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