Thursday, July 12, 2007
Lyndol Wayne Gibson Sr.
Lyndol Wayne Gibson Sr., 73, of Kilmichael, formerly of Memphis, Tenn. and Cayce, died at his home June 12, 2007.
He leaves his wife of 46 years Jean Gibson ; two sons, Rickey Gibson Sr. of Collierville, Tenn., Bubba Gibson of Kilmichael; seven daughters, Delores Spicer of Dallas, Tx., Deborah Gatlin of Olive Branch, Viva Pearson of Kilmicheal, Christina Glisson of Horn Lake, Charman Palmertree of Kilmicheal, Nancy Gibson, Emily Gibson, both of Kilmicheal; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Lynn Gibson.
Hazel (Big Sweet) Hearn, 55, of Holly Springs, died July 6, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. At an early age, she joined Union Valley Baptist Church. She was an employee of Courtesy One Stop.
Services were held at 12 noon on July 12 at Chulahoma MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Tony Taylor officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three children, Donna Balfour, Leroy Hearn, Roy Lee Hearn Jr., all of Holly Springs; two sisters, Alice Allener Hoyle, Pearlie Edward, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, William L. Bady of Arizona; six grandchildren, a great-grandchild and two godchildren.
Pallbearers were Rodney Miller, Otis Harden, Fredrick Campbell, Charles Faulkner, Carey Tate, Leon Hall, Jordan Collins and Ben Virges.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert Bady, Richard Balfour, Silas Balfour Jr. and Lee Balfour.
Mary Etta Howell
Mary Etta Howell, 89, of Holly Springs, died July 6, 2007 at Trinity Missions Health and Rehab Home. She was the widow of Frank Howell, and a seamstress.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 8 at Hickory Flat Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Temperance Hill Cemetery. Bro. Johnny Rakestraw officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sons, Frank Howell Jr. of Paris, Tenn., Clyde Howell of Hickory Flat; a daughter, Mary Nell Hill of Hickory Flat; two sisters, Sarah Rebecca Clifton of Potts Camp, Evelyn Irene Howell of Hickory Flat; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Robert Lee Hopkins
Robert Lee Hopkins, 90, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Hudsonville, died June 29, 2007 at his daughter’s home in Kirkwood, Mo. He was a resident of Creve Coeur. He was a retired school teacher, district director of elementary education and interim superintendent.
Services were held at Lane Tabernacle CME Church, where he was a member. Burial was at Valhalla Garden Mausoleum.
He leaves his wife of 66 years, Millie Dowsing Hopkins; a daughter, Delores Needham of Kirkwood, Mo.; and a brother, Edgar Holland of Hudsonville.
Robert Lourise Middleton
Robert Lourise Middleton, 65, of Byhalia, died July 1, 2007 at his home. He had lived in this area since 1972. He retired in 2004 after approximately 30 years as a riverboat first mate. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of the Watson Volunteer Fire Department and a Baptist.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on July 3 at the Singleton Springs Cemetery in Strayhorn. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Hortense Middleton of Byhalia; a sister, Sue Berry of Byhalia and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert D. Middleton; and a sister, Donna Bullock.
Leonard Charles Miller
Leonard Charles (L.C.) Miller, 74, of Potts Camp, died July 2, 2007 at North Miss. Medical Center, Tupelo. He was a Korean War veteran and a retired factory worker with Sunbeam.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 7 at Reid’s Gift MB Church in Potts Camp, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a niece who cared for him, Janie Jarrett of Holly Springs; and two sisters, Lucille Isom, Annie Jones, both of Holly Springs.
Pallbearers were Willie Isom, Cornell Walker, Casey Isom, Adrian Jones and Chip Jones.
Timothy Cartez Moore
Timothy (Tim) Cartez Moore, 38, of Holly Springs died June 29, 2007 at his home. He was a member of Mt. Salem MB Church in Hickory Valley, Tenn., a member of the church choir and a housekeeper with Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 7 at Hudsonville CME Church in Hudsonville. Burial was in Mt. Salem MB Church Cemetery. Rev. Melvin Bufford officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Lenora Gatewood Moore; two stepchildren, Dionne Leasure, Tracy Gatewood, both of Holly Springs; his mother, Alma Moore Harris of Memphis, Tenn.; his father, Joseph Hardaway of Hickory Valley, Tenn.; his stepmother, Lorine Humphrey Hardaway of Hickory Valley, Tenn.; his stepfather, Richard Harris of Memphis, Tenn.; his grandmother, Fannie Moore of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Glenda Valentine of Bolivar, Tenn., Taquita Hardaway of Hickory Valley, Tenn.; two brothers, Aldoncey Moore, Victor Moore, both of Memphis, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jerry Mayes, James Isom, Terrance Jackson, Darryl Freeman, James Hardaway and Aldoncey Phillips. Honorary pallbearers were Walter Hardaway, Andre’ Moore, Anthony Hardge, Martin Hardaway, David Valentine and Chris Hardaway.
Edna Lee Rhea
Edna Lee Rhea, 84, of Holly Springs, died July 6, 2007 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. She was the widow of Oscar Rhea and a homemaker.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 8 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery.
She leaves her brother, Carl Brigance of Rossville, Tenn.
Mary Jane Robinson
Mary Jane Robinson, 84, of Collierville, Tenn., formerly of Byhalia, died July 4, 2007 at Germantown Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. She was a bookkeeper.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 7 at Peterson Lake Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in New Bethel Methodist Cemetery in Rossville, Tenn. Rev. Terry Burnside and Rev. Warren Barron officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Jim Robinson; a son, James Richard Robinson of Okaber, Fla.; a daughter, Dorothy Cox of Kiln; and two grandchildren.
John L. Skelton
John L. Skelton, 91, died July 4, 2007 at Golden Living Center in Ripley. He was the widower of Maggie Lee Skelton. He was a World War II veteran, a sergeant with Company B, 395th Infantry. He fought in battles in Rhineland, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, he was awarded the EAMETO Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a farmer and a well digger.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 6 at Ashland Baptist Church. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Rev. Randy Crews officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves four daughters, Linda Janes of Ashland, Bernice (Peachie) Elder of Corinth, Anice (Bonnie) Jones of Ripley, Virgie Reed of New Albany; a brother, J.W. Skelton of Ashland; four sisters, Gracie (Tot) Allen of Holly Springs, Mary Bolden of Holly Springs, Addie Mae Allen of Ashland, Myrtice Newcomb of Ashland; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
Memorials may be made to Ashland Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 35, Ashland, MS 38603
Doyle F. Sutherland
Doyle F. Sutherland, 81, of Holly Springs, died June 29, 2007 at Baptist Oxford Hospital. He was a marine biologist and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Graveside services were held on July 7 in Camp, Ark. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a son, Dennis Sutherland of Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Ketra Kay Sutherland of Napa, Calif.; two sisters, Nita Gilstrap of Holly Springs, Verneil Case of Summerville, S.C.; and five grandchildren.
Tyler Andrew Turner
Tyler Andrew Turner, 2, of Southaven, died July 7, 2007.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 11 at Forest Hill South Funeral Home Chapel in Memphis, Tenn. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
He leaves his parents, Brian K. and Heather M. Lawson of Southaven; grandparents, Wendell Butcher and Marie Turner of Winston-Salem, N.C., Ann Lawson of Kernersville, N.C. Gene Lawson of King, N.C.; great-grandparents, Bonnie Thomas, of Advance, N.C., George Sr. and Mary Mason of Byhalia; and his uncle Bryan Turner.
Benny Sea Venson
Benny Sea Venson, 43, of Blue Mountain, died July 1, 2007 at North MS Medical Center.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on July 5 at Mosley Chapel Church in Cotton Plant. Burial was in Mosley Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Lawrence McKinzie officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves four brothers, Jerry Venson, Myron Venson, Billy Venson, all of Cotton Plant, David Venson of Ripley; two sisters, Tracy Davis of New Albany, Phyllis Lewis of Ashland and a very special friend, Dorothy Jean Boles.
Pallbearers were Chester Davis, Billy Stokes, Gary Lewis, Joseph Penson, Andy Bynum, W.J. Mosley, Lee Jr. Mosley and Robert Foster.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a loving niece, Natasha Venson.
Dallas L. Walls
Dallas L. Walls, 54, of Ashland, died July 3, 2007 in Holly Springs. He was disabled and a former employee of Mulay Plastics in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on July 7 at Greenwood MB Church in Lamar, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Ronnie Franklin officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, Marilynn Shevawn Sims of Holly Springs, Annette King of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Antoine King of Memphis, Tenn., Dallas Daniel Walls of Holly Springs; his mother and father, Sherman Walls, Mary Burns Walls of Ashland; six sisters, Rosie Payne, Bertha Williams, Diane Sherrill, Mildred Daugherty, all of Ashland, Shirley Terry of Chicago, Ill., Callie Marks of Hampton, Va.; five brothers, Charlie Walls, Richard Walls, Willie Walls, all of Ashland, Mack Walls of Olive Branch, Rickey Walls of Fayetteville, Ark.; a godbrother and godsister, James Jackson, Eva Jackson, both of Ashland; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Karlos Strickland, Jerry Strickland, Keffer Daughtery, Calvin Smith, Darwin Williams, and Mack Walls Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Mack Walls, Charlie Walls, Willie L. Walls, Ricky Walls, Joe Burns and Willie Campbell.
George Walton, 97, of Byhalia, died July 4, 2007 at AmeriCare in Memphis, Tenn. He was the widower of Sarah Bogan Walton and a retired farmer.
Services were held at 4 p.m. on July 7 at Isaac Chapel CME Church in Byhalia, where he was a member. Burial was in Mt. Sinia Cemetery in Byhalia. Rev. Willie A. Ward officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, Evelyn Thompson of Memphis, Tenn., Anita Moore of Holly Springs; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Charles Moore, Bretran Thompson, Rodney Thompson, Anthony Thompson, Lazera Thompson, Joseph Brown, James Rayford, Maurice Bell and Orndoff Matthews Jr. Honorary pallbearers were David L. Beckley, Paul Lampley, Ben T. Cole II, Lawrence Autry, Michael Hampton, Joseph (Jack) Matthews, Sam Richmond, Warren Matthews and trustees of the church.
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