Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007
Ellis (Boss) (Balley) Craine, 47, of Byhalia, died Sept. 23, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Miss. in Oxford. He attended Mt. Sinai MB Church in Byhalia, where he was a member of the male chorus. He was disabled.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 29 at Liberty Hill MB Church in Byhalia, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sisters, Rosa L. Jones, Rochelle L. Wilson, both of Holly Springs; three brothers, Fredrick Wilson, Terrell Wilson, both of Holly Springs, Calvin Wilson of Byhalia.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lee Craine Wilson.
Pallbearers were James Milan, Leester Echols, Wendell Jones, Maurice Jones, Bobby Sims, Shawn Milan, Keith Jones and Harvell Milan. Honorary pallbearers were Wesley Craine, Eyrice Craine, Jasper Craine, Edward Craine, Calvin Wilson, Maurice Craine, Fredrick Wilson, Kevin Craine and Tarrell Wilson.
Sallie Etta Peeler Crawford
Sallie Etta Peeler Crawford, 102, of Ashland, died Sept. 27, 2007 at her home. She was the widow of Bill George Crawford. In her early years, she had been a teacher in several schools in North Mississippi, including the Peeler School in Falkner. She and her late husband were instrumental in establishing Ashland Church of Christ in the 1940s.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 29 at Ashland Church of Christ, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Ministers J.C. Enlow, Jeremy Northrop, Lanis Lindsey, Donald Roberson officiated. McBride Funeral Home, Ripley, was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Melba Cox of Ashland, Mary Nell Wimbs of Lakeland, Tenn.; a son, B.C. Crawford of Ashland; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mabel Clemmer, Irene Alberson, Joyce Renfro; and three brothers, Ruben, Thomas and Troy Peeler; and a son-in-law, Joseph L. Cox.
Edgar B. Joyner
Edgar B. Joyner, 93, of Lamar, died Sept. 27, 2007 at his home. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Slayden Cemetery. Rev. Billy Adair and Bro. Odell Mackey officiated.
He leaves his wife, Lena Frances Joyner; seven sons, Edward Joyner of Baton Rouge, La., Edgar Joyner of Slayden, Cletus Joyner of Lucedale, Joe Joyner of Mason, Tenn., Jack Joyner of Moscow, Tenn., Andrew Joyner of Olive Branch, Donald Joyner of Elk Mound, Wisc.; five daughters, Frances Harris of Drummond, Tenn., Mary Duke of Franklin, N.C., Barbara Fowler of Covington, Tenn., Patricia Hurdle of Slayden, Carolyn Edwards of Red Banks; a sister, Lucille Rhea of Memphis, Tenn.; 39 grandchildren, 89 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
Linda Earline McAlexander
Linda Earline McAlexander, 88, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 26, 2007 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital. She was the widow of John I. McAlexander Jr., and a faithful member of Holly Springs Church of Christ.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 29 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in McAlexander Cemetery. Bro. Steve Nowlin officiated.
She leaves a son, David Stephen McAlexander of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Diane Jones of Holly Springs, Debbie Scida of Boca Raton, Fla., Gail Rather of Columbus, Ohio, Laurie Nowlin of Bonita Springs, Fla.; a sister, Margaret Harness of Southaven; nine grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Thomas L. Pfahler
Thomas L. Pfahler, 57, of Tupelo, died Sept. 25, 2007 at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy, and a Catholic. He lived most of his life in Holly Springs before moving to Tupelo 14 years ago. He was employed as a truck driver by Southern Quality Meats in Pontotoc.
A private memorial service was held Sept. 28 at Holland-Harris Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel. Father Henry Shelton officiated.
He leaves his wife of 35 years, Judy Colston Pfahler; three sons, Kristopher Pfahler of Holly Springs, Scott Pfahler of Olive Branch, Joshua Pfahler of Baldwyn; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Cindy Sieben; and his father-in-law, Ed Colston of Holly Springs.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Phillip Wayne Pipkin
Phillip Wayne Pipkin, 54, of Potts Camp, died Oct. 1, 2007 at his home. He was a mechanic.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Steve Wilson, Bro. Tony Roberts, Bro. Jon Vasquez officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Beverly Pipkin; two brothers, James C. Pipkin, Delmer (Scooter) Pipkin, both of Holly Springs; and two sisters, Norma Jean Rieben of Olive Branch, and Patricia Teachnor of Elwood, Ind.
Ruby Lynn Ferguson Powell
Ruby Lynn Ferguson Powell, 88, of Byhalia, died Sept. 26, 2007 at Christopher’s Assisted Living Center in Holly Springs.
She was the widow of George Powell. She was past PTA president and a retired food service manager for Byhalia High School.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 28 at First Baptist Church in Byhalia, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Memphis, Ark., was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Donna Bourne of Memphis, Tenn., Patricia Gallaher of Germantown, Tenn.; and a son, George Powell of Byhalia.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Joyce Kinchen; and a son, Robert Earl Powell.
Memorials may be made to Byhalia First Baptist Church in Byhalia.
John Robert Reed
John Robert Reed, 59, of Olive Branch, died Sept. 24, 2007 at Somerville, Tenn. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Olive Branch, an electrician and a U.S. Marine veteran.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Dr. Bill Britton officiated.
He leaves his wife, Mary Ann Helt Reed; six daughters, Vicki Pasco of Southaven, Christi Reed of Memphis, Tenn., Leslie Chung of Walls, Traci Vallery, Tracy Smith both of Atlanta, Ga., Barbara Riley of Olive Branch; two sisters, Carolyn Barrett of Orlando, Fla., Corinne Bell-Rummel of Knoxville, Tenn.; and 13 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the John Reed Memorial Fund at any Bancorp South Bank.
T.A. Rhea, 75, of Byhalia, died Sept. 30, 2007 at his home. He was the widower of Mary Hollifield Rhea. He was a Baptist and a front-end loader with Marshall County.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery in Lamar. Bro. Frank Feathers and Bro. Gary Joyner officiated.
He leaves a son, Joe Rhea of Byhalia; a daughter, Bonnie Davis of Byhalia; two brothers, Clarence Rhea of Byhalia, Travis Rhea of Fresno, Calif.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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