Thursday, August 23, 2007
Earnestine Marion Adams
Earnestine Marion Adams, 65, of Waterford, died Aug. 8, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was the widow of Willie Glenn Adams. She was a church usher, missionary and was retired from the dietary department of the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 14 at Hamilton Chapel CME Church in Waterford, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Billy Williams officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three sons, Troy Adams, Timothy Adams, Willie B. Adams, all of Waterford; a sister, Louise Cathey of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Leslie Marion, James Marion, John Cathey, all of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, McKinley Adams.
Pallbearers were Fredrick Johnson, Michael Thompson, Bill Wicks, John Malone, Daniel Talley, Demetrius Ingram, Steven Jeffries, Cal Curry and Gary Turnage. Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Adams, Troy Adams, Willie B. Adams, Jimmy Cathey, T’Juan Adams, Cecil Ingram, Adell Ingram and Shaun Adams.
Mary Jane Faulkner
Mary Jane Faulkner, 82, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 16, 2007 at her home. She served on the Mother board, kitchen committee, Missionary Society and was a Sunday school and Bible school teacher.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 22 at Hopewell No. 1 MB Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Union Valley Cemetery in Byhalia. Rev. Leroy James, pastor, officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Mamie Byers, Clara Bounds, both of Holly Springs; two brothers, Leester Rayford, Johnny Rayford, both of Victoria; a sister, Georgia Mae Rayford of Byhalia; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Rodney Gaines, Padric Gaines, Kevin Gaines, Clay Byers, Ke’Aundre Gaines and Steve Barksdale.
Henry M. Hollowell
Henry M. Hollowell, 86, of Holly Springs, formerly of Victoria, died Aug. 14, 2007 in Southaven. He was the widower of Hazel M. Hollowell. He was a U.S. Army and Navy veteran, a former fireman in West Helena, Ark., and a Baptist.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 18 at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel in Olive Branch. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
He leaves his sisters, Lula Holloway of Lampass, Tx., Marie Rockey of Sisco, Tx., Mary Jackson of Arlington, Tx., May Watkins of Stuttgart, Ark., Ann McCurley of Savana, Mo; brothers, Tommy Hollowell of West Helena, Ark., Sonny Hollowell of Trenton, Ark.; and his sister-in-law, brother-in-law and niece who cared for him, Aline and James Smith and Patricia Maroney.
Sybil B. Threadgill
Sybil B. Threadgill, 83, of Tupelo, died Aug. 14, 2007 at the Trinity Missions of Great Oaks Living Center in Byhalia. She was the widow of Cecil Threadgill. She was a member of Oak Ridge Christian Church.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 17 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors. Burial was in the Garden of Prayer at Lee Memorial Park. Rev. Dale Carr officiated.
She leaves her son, Larry Threadgill of Collierville, Tenn; three sisters, her caregiver Patsy Brown of Byhalia, Betty Conwill of Verona, Louise Phillips of Columbus; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael (Mike) Threadgill; her brother, Charles Burleson; a sister, Catherine Burleson; and a grandson, Michael Threadgill Jr.
Pallbearers were Kevin Brown, Mark Brown, Chett Brown, Buster Threadgill, Jameson Craig and Greg Conwill. Honorary pallbearer was Scott Phillips.
Memorials may be made to Oak Ridge Christian Church, 1324, Fletcher St., Tupelo, MS 38804, or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 801, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Lester H. Tipler
Lester H. Tipler, 74, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Lamar, died Aug. 9, 2007 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was disabled.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 18 at Greenwood MB Church in Lamar, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Darvin O. Sanders officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves four daughters, Jernice T. Robinson of Dallas, Tx., Dorothy Jean Wriden, Lestine Tipler, Carolyn Maris, all of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Albert Tipler of Ashland, Miller Tipler Jr., Sylvester Tipler, both of Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Tipler.
Pallbearers were Steve Tipler, William Tipler, Keith G. Tipler, Gaither Tipler, Gerry Marris and Montreal Green.
Troy Luna Young
Troy Luna Young, 76, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 15, 2007 at Hwy. 178 W. He was a Baptist and a welder.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 22 at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Mary Jane Watson of Brownsville, Tenn.; two brothers, William Lee Young of Red Banks, James Freddie Young of Holly Springs; two sisters, Barbara Young of West Virginia, Keri Morton of Gulfport; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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