Thursday, May 17, 2007
Bettye Jean Arnold
Bettye Jean Arnold, 76, of Byhalia, died May 9, 2007. She was a Baptist.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 12 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
She leaves four sons, Charles King of Summerville, S.C., Larry King of Lake Jackson, Tx., Greg King of Senatobia, Jeff King of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, James McCartney of Rainbow City, Ala.; three sisters, Flores Craddock of Lake Jackson, Tx., Tiny Rice of Angelton, Tx., Annie Bell Morgan of Rainbow City, Ala.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Alayna Joyce Avery
Alayna Joyce Avery, 11 days old, died May 9, 2007 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on May 12 at Autumn Woods Memorial Park Cemetery in Olive Branch. Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her parents, Nathan and Katrina Avery of Byhalia; a twin sister, Alyssa Jean Avery; grandparents, Jimmy and Loraine Avery, Sheila and Joey Clark, Jerry and Brenda Gibbs; great-grandparents, Doris Webb, Hattie Avery, Donna Lauing and Buddy Clark; great-great-grandparents, Edith Bass, Marie Webb and Emma Garrison.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Roger Webb, Brenda Clark, James Avery and Dellis Lauing.
John Eldridge Byers
John Eldridge Byers, 66, of Augusta, Ark., formerly of Waterford, died May 5, 2007 at Cotton Plant, Ark. He was a high school counselor with Augusta High School.
Services were held at 12 noon on May 12 at Hamilton Chapel CME Church in Waterford. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Billy Williams officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Bertha Floyd Byers; two daughters, Carolyn (E.D.) Byers-Zeffer of Bentonville, Ark., Geral Dean (Peaches) Towne of Searcy, Ark.; a son, Kevin Byers of Augusta, Ark.; six sisters, Doris Byers, Ethel Wooten, Laura Turnage, all of Waterford, Annie Young of Abbeville, Mary Lay of Orlando, Fla, Eunice Adams of Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Temple; six brothers, Arnie B. Byers, Odie Byers, Charlie Byers, James Byers, Thomas Charles (T.C.) Byers and Earnest Byers.
Pallbearers were Alvin Byers, Lawrence Wooten Jr. III, Robert Byers, Kevin Byers Sr., Mark Byers and Jordan Byers. Honorary pallbearers were Dameon Brown, Brandon Brown, Adrian Byers, Chris Byers, Kevin Byers Jr. and Taylor Jeffries.
Marinteen Young Danner
Marinteen Young Danner, 82, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died May 1, 2007 at her home. She was the widow of James Danner. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Memphis, Tenn. and a retired nurse’s assistant with Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 12 noon on May 9 at Overton Park 7th Day Adventist Church in Memphis, Tenn. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Elder Ed Donald officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Paul Danner Sr. of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Lucy Hamilton of Holly Springs, Ethel Young, Gladys White, both of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Webster Young of Holly Springs, Chester Young of Omaha, Neb.; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughters Geraldine Farmer, Rennie Danner Porter, Elsalena Farmer Kirkwood and Linda Danner.
Honorary pallbearers were Eric Anderson, Andre Anderson, Paul A.M. Danner Jr., Cedric Kirkwood, Allandous Carson and Travin Butler. Pallbearers were David Brigs Sr., William Winfrey, James Bills Jr., Orlando Birdges, Joshual Bills and Michael Virgous.
Connie Lee Seay Dilworth
Connie Lee Seay Dilworth, 72, of Holly Springs, died May 9, 2007 at Alliance HealthCare System. She was the widow of Floyce Dilworth. She was a member of the usher board and Heroines of Jericho Court #14.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 15 at Providence MB Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Alonzo Johnson, Rev. Gifton Jones officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Laverne Seay of Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Floyice E. Dilworth of Holly Springs; two sisters, Pearline Beard of Memphis, Tenn., Teresa Robinson of Buffalo, N.Y.; two brothers, James Seay of Memphis, Tenn., Loe Seay of Peoria, Ill.; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.
Robert Eric Hoyt
Robert Eric (Bob) Hoyt, 77, of Ashland, died May 14, 2007 at Briarcrest Nursing Home in Ashland. He worked as a painting contractor in Memphis, Tenn., until his retirement in 2007, at which time he moved to Ashland. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of Unity Masonic Lodge #95 in Memphis and the Memphis Scottish Rite Bodies.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 15 at Ashland United Methodist Church. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 59 years, Jean W. Hoyt; a son, Robert Eric Hoyt II of Holly Springs; a daughter, Laura Grubbs of Ashland; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Ashland United Methodist Church in Ashland or the Memphis Scottish Rite Foundation, 825 Union Avenue in Memphis.
Thomas Edward Lewis Jr.
Thomas Edward Lewis Jr., 75, of Byhalia, died May 6, 2007 at his home. He was a Protestant and an accountant.
Graveside services were held at 11 am. on May 10 at Forrest Hill Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Pearl Lewis; a son, Thomas Lewis III of Horn Lake; two daughters, Debbie Shaffer of Collierville, Tenn., Treesa L. McGuire of Decatur, Ala.; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Marvin (Papa) Liles, 84, of Collierville, Tenn., died May 5, 2007. He was the widower of Shirley Yvonne Whipple, his wife of 61 years. He was honorably discharged in 1953 after serving as a mess sergeant in both World War II and the Korean War.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on May 10 at Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tenn. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his children, Greg, Pam, Jeff and Scott; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren (with an eighth due this year).
The family has requested in lieu of flowers that memorials be sent to the Bobby Rhea Jones Jr. Memorial Fund for his children at any Regions Bank.
Benjamin Mayfield Sr.
Benjamin Mayfield Sr., 77, of Holly Springs, died May 8, 2007 at his home. He was a member of Jones Grove MB Church and a retired maintenance worker with Holly Springs Brick and Tile.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 19 at Jones Grove MB Church. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. John Powell officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Earline Malone Mayfield; two daughters, Diane Miller of Olive Branch, Doris Sims of Holly Springs; a son, Ben Mayfield Jr. of Holly Springs; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers were Alfred Pointer, Frank Mayfield, Willie Lee Pointer, Junior Pointer, Jermaine Walker and Raymond Mayfield Jr.
Mickey Stewart Sr.
Mickey Stewart Sr., 34, of Aurora, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died May 3, 2007 at Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, Ill. He was a laborer with a construction company.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on May 12 at Chulahoma MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Rebecca Stewart of Holly Springs; his father, Dewitt Elliott of Waterford; seven children, Mickey Stewart Jr., Mickeel Stewart, Mickeya Stewart, Latoya Walls, Mickejia Stewart, Tevin Rush, Isaiah Stewart, all of Aurora, Ill.; four brothers, Anthony (Tony) Stewart, Jamie Stewart, both of Aurora, Ill., Cliff Cathey, Travis Coleman, both of Holly Springs; and his grandmother, Dannie Adams Elliott of Chicago, Ill.
Pallbearers were Tony Howell, Joe Willie Lane, Rodney Jeffries, Rodney Miller, Fredrick Campbell, Freddie B. Faulkner, Willie Glover and Eric Rooks. Honorary pallbearers were Anthony (Tony) Stewart, Jerroy Stewart, Chuckie Stewart, Tyrone Stewart, Jamie Stewart, Rickey Stewart, Stanley Ware and Shame Love.
Kathleen Thompson-Thomas, 59, of Casa Grande, Ariz., formerly of Potts Camp, died May 3, 2007 at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center in Arizona. She was the widow of Gene Thomas. She was a special education teacher for Casa Grande Municipal Schools.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 12 at Reid’s Gift Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Jerry Williams officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Michael Mesa of Casa Grande, Ariz.; her mother, Arda Odessa Walker of Potts Camp; two brothers, Ron Thompson of Madison, Jim Thompson of Crystal Springs; and a sister, Bessie Tables of Potts Camp.
James Earl Williams
James Earl Williams, 56, of Potts Camp, died May 13, 2007. He was an employee of American Pacific Paneling and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Hickory Flat.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 16 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cornersville Cemetery. Bro. Brownie Tohill officiated.
He leaves his wife, Lynda Hutchens Williams; two stepsons, Lendsay Work of Potts Camp, Phillip Work of New Castle, Wy.; a brother, David Williams of Hickory Flat; a sister, Annie Lee Goodwin of Hickory Flat and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Preston Williams, W.A. Williams, Charles Edward Williams; and his father-in-law, Chester Hutchens.
Dorein Zyielle Zinn
Dorein Zyielle Zinn, infant, died May 7, 2007 at Methodist Hospital South, Memphis, Tenn.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on May 12 at Cottrell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother and father, Dominique Jasper and Deroderick Zinn of Memphis, Tenn.; her grandmothers, Celisa Oliver of Memphis, Tenn., Catherine Zinn of Holly Springs; and great-grandmother, Betty Settles of Memphis, Tenn.
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