Thursday, September 13, 2007
James Travis Carpenter
James Travis Carpenter, 55, of Lamar, died Sept. 3, 2007 at his home. He was a Methodist and a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Don Wilson officiated. Burial was in Carpenter Family Cemetery.
He leaves a brother, Elbert Carpenter of Lamar; and four sisters, Glenda D. Shelby of Lamar, Ruby Winburn of Hernando, Mary E. Cook of Bolivar, Debra Skelton of Hernando.
Agnes Marie Dennis
Agnes Marie Dennis, 88, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 8, 2007 at her home. She was the widow of Charles Dennis Jr., a member of First Baptist Church of Holly Springs, where she was a member of the Seekers Sunday school class and former manager of Holly Springs Dry Cleaners. She was very active for many years in Eastern Star.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 11 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Curtis Ferrell officiated.
She leaves a son, Charles Dennis III of Birmingham, Ala.; three daughters, Brenda Lewis of Memphis, Tenn., Betty Sue Varnado of Purvis, Sharon Schoggen of Mt. Pleasant; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jim Dennis.
Ernest Haywood Jr.
Ernest Haywood Jr., 72, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 3, 2007 at his home. He was a retired machinist from Boeing Aircraft in Los Angeles, Calif.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 7 at Mt. Gilead CME Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Charles Richmond officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Odessa Johnson Haywood; three sons, Ernest Michael Haywood of Los Angeles, Ronald Christopher Haywood of Palm Dale, Calif., Anthony Williams of Buena Park, Calif.; a daughter, Tiffany Castillo of Paris, Calif; five brothers, Lenthus Ivory, Michael Haywood, both of Los Angeles, Charles Allen of Knoxville, Tenn., Emmitt Riley of Gainesville, Tx., Ron Haywood of Denver, Colo.; five sisters, Marie Sago of Tchula, Dianne Ferrell, Sharon Shearer, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ida Coleman, Billy Joe Holloway, both of Chicago, Ill.; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Inez Hale and Bernice Christian.
Franklin D. Jones
Franklin D. Jones, 71, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Aug. 31, 2007 at his sister’s home in Memphis, Tenn. He was retired from Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 8 at Isom Chapel CME Church, 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 a son, Barry Lotefield of Earle, Ark.; four sisters, Lenora Dortch of Memphis, Gladys Snow of Indianapolis, Ind., Luria Smith of Desoto, Tx., Pinkie Nunnally of Holly Springs; four brothers, Ponce D. Marvin Jones of Chicago, Ill., J.T. Jones Jr., Joseph L. Jones, Mark Anthony Jones, all of Holly Springs; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ossie Lee Jones, Clifton Jones.
Pallbearers were his nephews, Paul Anthony Jones, Alric Jones, Lesandra Jones, Derek Dortch, Charles Nunnally Jr., Brian Jones, David Jones, Levone Jones, Dennis Nabor and T.R. Smith Jr. Honorary pallbearers were his brothers and brothers-in-law.
Richard Wayne Phillips
Richard Wayne Phillips, 64, of Potts Camp, died Sept. 9, 2007 at his home. He was a member of Heritage Apostolic Church and a truck driver with C&P Pawn Shop.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery. Bro. Tony Roberts officiated.
He leaves his wife, Sylvia Phillips; a nephew, Robert N. Phillips Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.; and a niece, Janet E. Phillips of Jackson.
Gene Autry Spight
Gene Autry Spight, 44, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Holly Springs, died Aug. 30, 2007 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He was a self-employed auto mechanic and attended Greater Hope CME Church in Atlanta.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 8 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 two children, Crystal Stanley and Chad Autry, Stanley, both of Atlanta; five sisters, Minnie LeSure, Jeanette Nunnally, Mary Louise Spight, Callie Spight, Coretta Spight, all of Holly Springs; four brothers, James Sanders Jr., Willie Lee Sanders, John W. Spight, Charles Spight, all of Holly Springs; and a granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Vester Sanders, Clyde Lee Spight.
Pallbearers were Corey Ingram, Stacy Spight, Shawn Lesure, Sean Blake, Devester Sanders, Jamarcuis Lesure and Doug Hinkle. Honorary pallbearers were Willie Sanders, James Sanders, John Spight and Charles Spight.
Annie Frances Thomas
Annie Frances Thomas, 59, of Passaic, N.J., formerly of Lamar, died Aug. 31, 2007 in Passaic.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 7 at Foundation of Life Church in Lamar. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. McDowell officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Roger Thomas; two daughters, Mary Perkins of Lamar, Eva Perkins of Passaic; two sons, Richard Perkins, Tyrone Perkins, both of Passaic; eight sisters, Zeffie McAfee, Georgia Allen, Ida Boone, Lois Allen, all of Lamar, Ruth Batton, Bernice Lloyd, both of St. Louis, Bernice White, Betty Sistrunck, both of Memphis, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by three brothers.
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