Thursday, August 30, 2007
Nyleen Davis Autry
Nyleen Davis Autry, 90, of Ashland, died Sunday, August 19, 2007 at Christopher’s Personal Care Home in Holly Springs. She was a member of the Ashland Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was the widow of Niles Autry.
Services were Tuesday, August 21, at 11 a.m. at the Ashland Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Renick officiating. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Pat Autry of Louisville, Bobby Autry of Ashland and Tommy Autry of Wyatte; one brother, Vernon Davis of Ripley; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Pat Autry, Jr, Scott Autry, Shane Autry, David Wilson, Brandon Autry and Jason Ferguson
To view the online obituary or sign the online guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Newman Bumpus
Dorothy Newman Bumpus, 82, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 22, 2007 at her home. She was the widow of Jesse Bumpus, a member of the WMU at her church and a retired assistant teacher.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 25 at Red Banks Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Troy Defer officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sons, Tim Bumpus of Holly Springs, Jesse Bumpus III of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Norma Davis of Holly Springs; a brother, Dewey Newman of Arlington, Va.; two sisters, Alta Lane of Adamsville, Tenn., Ann Ladd of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
Charles L. Churchill
Charles L. Churchill, 35, of Potts Camp, died Aug. 23, 2007 at his home. He was a member of Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and a carpenter.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 26 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery. Bro. Steve Wilson officiated.
He leaves his wife, Amanda Churchill of Ripley; a son, Charles Churchill III of Potts Camp; two daughters, Masey Churchill of Potts Camp, Victoria Churchill of Laws Hill; his step-father and mother, Ricky and Mae Ash of Potts Camp; and a stepsister, Cindy Gadd of Ohio.
Pallbearers were Timmy Ford, Sammy Ford, Barry Lloyd, Jody Ash, Lonnie Ash, Eric Riley, Mark Pannell, Randy Harris, Alan Bing and Jamie Colston.
Katherine Bone Delashmit
Katherine Bone Delashmit, 86, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 24, 2007 at her home. She was the widow of Rev. Marshall Delashmit and a member of Chewalla Assembly of God.
Services were held at 4 p.m. on Aug. 27 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. James Alverson officiated.
She leaves four daughters, Margaret (Peggy) Delashmit Long, Joan Kilburn, Joyce Delashmit, all of Holly Springs, Kathy Rhodes of Barton; two brothers, Joel Bone of Covington, Tenn., Paul Bone of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Flora Biggs of Millington, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Elton Delashmit.
Annie Lanell Fesmire
Annie Lanell Fesmire, 73, of Oxford, died Aug. 23, 2007 at her home. She was the widow of George Clinton Fesmire and retired from Whirlpool.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 26 at Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church in Lafayette Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Elder John Mosley officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four sons, Dennis Ray Carwile, Richard Carwile, Joey Carwile, all of Oxford, George Fesmire Jr. of Pontotoc; a daughter, Becky Smith of Oxford; a brother, Russell Waldrip of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Dorrah Metts of Como; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Donnie Carwile, Calla Carwile, Jeremy Carwile, Chris Carwile, Billy Amos and Chad Carwile. Honorary pallbearers were Devin Smith, Michael Smith, Danny Metts and Jesse Fesmire.
Orie (Luster) Gunn, 97, of Faulkner, died Aug. 16, 2007 at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of General Gunn.
Services were held at 12 noon on Aug. 17 at Ball Hill Baptist Church in Tiplersville, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. McGhee & Sons Funeral Home, Holly Springs, was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves six children, Mack Gunn, George Steele, Otis Gunn, Zadie Williams, Laura Gunn, Catherine Brown; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Thurmond Gunn.
Thurmond Gunn, 69, died August 12, 2007 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of the Macedonia Church in Walnut.
Services were held at 12 noon on Aug. 17 at Ball Hill Baptist Church in Tiplersville. Burial was in the church cemetery. McGhee & Sons Funeral Home, Holly Springs, was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves brothers and sisters, Mack Gunn, George Steele, Otis Gunn, Zadie Williams, Laura Gunn, Catherine Brown; and a special friend, Helen Jones.
Justin Edward Halley
Justin Edward Halley, 22, of Marshall County, died Aug. 20, 2007 at Methodist Germantown Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial was in New Salem Cemetery in Cayce. Rev. R.W. Moffett officiated.
He leaves his father, John L. Halley of Marshall County; his mother, Sharon Kay Maxwell of Marshall County; a sister, Amie Moffett of Water Valley; a brother, John Halley of Marshall County; a grandmother, Dorothy Maxwell of Memphis, Tenn.; and grandparents, Glenn and Aldean Halley of Marshall County.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Maxwell; and his grandmother, Barbara Halley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Justin E. Halley Funeral Fund, P.O. Box 160, Oxford, MS 38655.
David Lynn Long
David Lynn Long, 61, of Byhalia, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007 at his home. He was a Baptist and retired owner of Northeastern Plumbing Co. in Olive Branch.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Peebles West Chapel on Hwy. 64 at Oakland, Tenn. Burial was in Hood Cemetery at Somerville, Tenn.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joan Houston Long; three daughters, Sharon Looney and Karen Long of Byhalia; Crystal McDowell of Coldwater; and a son, Christopher Long of Nesbit; two sisters, Edna Mae Carter of Brownsville, Tenn., Carol Crouse of Henderson, Tenn.; a brother, Ronnie Long of Somerville, Tenn., and five grandchildren.
The family requests that any memorials be sent to the Marshall County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Eddie Lewis Washington
Eddie Lewis Washington, 59, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 17, 2007 at his home in the Hudsonville Community. He was a member of Powell Chapel MB Church and a former employee of Edwards Fertilizer Company in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 22 at Hopewell No. 2 MB Church in Hudsonville. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Danny Kimbrough officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Josiephine Glover Washington; three daughters, Loretta Alexander of Olive Branch, Priscilla Glover of Holly Springs, Pamela Lucas of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Howard Washington, William Washington, both of Holly Springs, Ameal Washington of Chicago, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Freddie Washington and Ada Boga Washington.
Pallbearers were Orenzy Echols, Herbert Riddle Jr., Eugene Hampton Jr., Wallace Nabors, Jason Thompson, Carl Riddle and Ronnie Dennis. Honorary pallbearers were Howard Washington, William Washington, Ameal Washington, Fred Crumb, Roy Washington, Chester Holland and Kent Beard.
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