Thursday, August 16, 2007
Ralph Anderson, 55, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 5, 2007 at his home. He was a member of the male chorus, church chorus, chairman of the deacon board, church deacon, a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was an employee of Quebecor World in Olive Branch.
Services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 at Rising Star MB Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Robert McClain officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Barbara Smith Anderson; a son, Raphael Barton Anderson of Holly Springs; two daughters, Brittany Rachelle Anderson, Amber Ashley Anderson, both of Holly Springs; 10 sisters, Carvella Collins, Robbie Jean Collins, Addean Cannon, Mattie Parker, Hazel Jefferson, Gertie B. Clayton, Tessie Lee Anderson, Kathlean Anderson, Gale Hughes, Jessie Balfour, all of Holly Springs; and two brothers, John Anderson, Willie Lee Anderson Jr., both of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Vera Smith; and his parents, Willie Anderson Sr., Gertrude Richmond Anderson.
Pallbearers were John Jefferson, Eddie Jefferson, Kevin Anderson, Bobby Clayborn, Earl Clayborn, Antonio Hughes, Eric Craine, Johnny Anderson and Timothy Anderson. Honorary pallbearers were Rising Star’s deacon board.
Jack Wagner Freeman
Jack Wagner Freeman, 69, of Byhalia, died Aug. 7, 2007 at Trinity Mission Nursing Home. He was a Baptist, and a truck driver for 30 years.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Holly Springs Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sons, Patrick Freeman, Kevin Freeman, both of Byhalia; and a daughter, Vanessa Duran.
John Jeffrey King
John Jeffrey (Jeff) King, 60, of Tunica, died Aug. 12 at his home. He was a graduate of Potts Camp High School, Northwest Junior College and Delta State. Beginning in 1970 at West Tallahatchie High School, he was assistant principal, athletic director, coach and teacher, serving there for 20 years. He was chosen Delta Valley Conference Coach of the Year for 1978. He became principal at Clarksdale High School in 1990 and served through the 2000 school year, after which he became headmaster at Tunica Institute of Learning. He was a member of Tunica United Methodist Church.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 15 at Tunica Institute of Learning gymnasium. A private burial was held at Oakwood Cemetery in Tunica. Memorial Funeral Home of Tunica was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tunica Institute of Learning, P.O. Box 966, Tunica MS 38676.
Joseph Owens, 43, of Abbeville, died Aug. 3, 2007 at Sanctuary Hospital House in Tupelo. He attended John Marshall High School in Chicago, Ill. He was employed with Kroger and Whirlpool Corporation in Oxford.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 11 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Oxford. Bro. Wesley Parham, speaker, officiated. Burial was in Cane Creek Cemetery in Houlka. Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Dianne Upshaw-Owens; his children, Dashunta Upshaw of Birmingham, Ala., Keisha Upshaw of Hunstville, Ala., Debra Upshaw of Mobile, Ala., Priscilla Upshaw, Eddie Upshaw, Deshawn McNeal, all of Oxford; three brothers, Kip Owens of Bruce, Patrick Owens, Greg Owens, both of Chicago, Ill.,; two sisters, Sara Owens, Mertae Fitzpatrick, both of Chicago, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Deshawn McNeal, Kelvin Holmes, Eddie Upshaw, Danny Fitzpatrick, Rodney Gadsten and Kenneth McIntosh.
Ethel Pannell, 88, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 10, 2007 at Alliance Health Care. She was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church and a farmer.
Services were held at 2:30 on Aug. 12 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the church cemetery.
She leaves two brothers, Dewey Pannell of Mt. Pleasant and Thurman Pannell of Southaven.
Marvin Emil Pope
Marvin Emil Pope, 50, of Byhalia, died Aug. 3, 2007 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. He was a member of Progressive Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn. and he was disabled.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 11 at Mt. Olive MB Church in Byhalia. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Willie Taylor officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Bessie V. Cowan Pope of Memphis, Tenn.; seven children; and four sisters, Francine Talley, Drusilla Williams, Elma Burks, Belvadale Lewis, all of Memphis, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by siblings Denise Pope, Cowan Saulsberry and Willie Earl Saulsberry.
Pallbearers were relatives and friends.
Margaret M. Shaw
Margaret M. Shaw, 75, of Laws Hill, died Aug. 7, 2007 at Trinity Mission. She was the widow of Dewey Donald Shaw. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and a former employee of Wurlitzer.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 9 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Laws Hill. Bro. Arnold Taylor officiated.
She leaves a son, Donny Shaw of Laws Hill; four daughters, Sue Dodson of Waterford, Brenda Nicholson, Debbie Phillips, both of Laws Hill, Tona Barrett of Waterford; a brother, Ramie Moncrief of Tupelo; a sister, Janie Mae Owens of Tupelo; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Shaw.
Willie L. Talley
Willie L. Talley, 73, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 2, 2007 at his home. He was a construction worker with Grinders Table & Grinders.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 11 at Isom Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs, where he 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.
He leaves two daughters, Debra Walton, Vernice Faulkner, both of Holly Springs; a son, Rodney Jones of Holly Springs; seven stepchildren, Rose Ambrose, Barbara McWilliams, Patricia Thurman, all of Chicago, Ill., Annie Payne, Julie Tucker, Frank Jones, Booker, T. Jones, all of Holly Springs; two sisters, Florida Bagley of Memphis, Tenn., Lassie Jones of Holly Springs; three brothers, David Talley of Detroit, Mich., Levi Talley, Joe Talley Jr., both of Holly Springs; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Talley.
Pallbearers were Orenzy Echols, Willie Snow, Joe Gorden, Doug Isom, Dennis Nabors, Wallace Nabors. Honorary pallbearers were Bruce McKinney, Robricass Jones, Michael Talley, Andre Clark Moore, Van Vaulkner, and Rodney Jones
Gladys Todd Taylor
Gladys Todd Taylor, 81, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Aug. 12, 2007 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. She was a member of Graham Heights Baptist Church.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 14 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Bro. Don Wilson officiated.
She leaves a brother, M.F. Todd of Cordova, Tenn.; and two sisters, Barbara Wannamaker of Memphis, Tenn., Marvel Allen of Lamar.
Lori Ann Willis
Lori Ann Willis, 44, of Byhalia, died Aug. 7, 2007 at her home. She was self-employed and a member of the Cayce Volunteer Fire Department.
Services were held at 9 a.m. on Aug. 11 at Piperton Baptist Church. Burial was in the New Salem Cemetery in Cayce. Bro. Thomas W. Foy and Bro. Wesley Fears officiated. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Harry E. Willis; a daughter, Kimberly Edwards of Byhalia; her parents, Glynn and Ina Lambert of Cedar Hill, Tenn.; a sister, Therese Blum of Cedar Hill, Tenn.; two brothers, Kenny Lambert of Cedar Hill, Tenn., Ricky Lambert of Pass Christian; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cayce Fire Department, 30 Lee Creek Road, Byhalia, MS 38611.
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