Thursday, November 8, 2007
Ronald Alvis Bradley
Ronald Alvis Bradley, 66, of Hickory Flat, died Oct. 27, 2007 at his home. He was a retired Coast Guard Vietnam veteran and also served six years with the Navy.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 2, 2007 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Hickory Flat.
He leaves his wife, Gordena Bradley; a son, Ronald Bradley Jr. of Hickory Flat; two daughters, Kim Recharte of Camarillo, Calif., Taeng-On Rachchusiri of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Wayne Bradley of Pahoa, Ha.; four sisters, Billie Margaret Fowler, Ola Corine Meadows, both of Las Vegas, Shelby Jean Plemmons of Hickory Flat, Elizabeth Wolff of Michigan; and six grandchildren.
Thelma Louise Garrett
Thelma Louise Garrett, 80, of Byhalia, died Nov. 1, 2007 in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
She leaves her husband of 60 years, Buford Garrett; her son, Phillip Garrett of Munford, Tenn.; a sister, Betty Overby; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Garrett Cox.
Walter (Boots) McDerment, 83, of Lucedale, died Nov. 2, 2007 at St. Francis Nursing Home in Memphis, Tenn. He was a Southern Baptist, a real estate broker and a USS Enterprise Navy veteran of World War II.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Moscow, Tenn. Bro. Bobby Williams officiated.
He leaves his wife, Lavelle McDerment; three sons, Mitchell McDerment, Michael McDerment, both of Honea Path, S.C., Lynn McDerment of Lucedale; a daughter, Patsy Holcomb of Moscow, Tenn.; a brother, Fred McDerment of Tucson, Az.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were his grandsons.
Ernest McNeil, 89, of Olive Branch, died Oct. 26, 2007 at his home. He was the widower of Mary Lee McNeal and a retired farmer.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Byhalia.
He leaves two sons, Rosevelt Wilson of Byhalia, Lucas Mays of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, May I. Woods of Fontana, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Sallie Mary Curry Naylor
Sallie Mary Curry Naylor, 84, of Waterford, died Oct. 29, 2007 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. She was the widow of Randolph A. Naylor. She was a member of Walton Chapel CME Church, a church usher and missionary; a member of the Heroines of Jericho; and a self-employed beautician.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Gerald Jordan officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves six daughters, Maxine Naylor, Gabellar Hampton, both of Waterford, Pearlie Williams of Madison, Eddie Ruth Beaumont, Linda Miller, both of Memphis, Tenn., Wandra Irene Poindexter of Olive Branch; a son, Charles Albert Naylor of Waterford; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Darryhl Naylor, James C. Williams Jr., Titus Williams, Varnavous Narcisse, Charles Foster, John V. Hampton Jr., Jeffery Hampton, Johnnie Jones, Christopher Beaumont and Michael Naylor. Honorary pallbearers were Rev. Irvin H. Naylor Sr., James C. Williams Sr., William Miller, Charles A. Naylor, Eddie Foster, Avant Jeffery, Henry Naylor, William Beaumont, John V. Hampton Sr., Benjamin Ford, Elcue Curry and Bobby Poindexter.
Sadie Young Yancey
Sadie Young Yancey, 83, of Holly Springs, formerly of Ashland, died Oct. 29, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of I.V. Yancey. She was a member of Everett Chapel MB Church, a church usher and a retired domestic worker.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Grand Junction, Tenn. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Manuel Donis officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three children, Mary Louise Reaves of Holly Springs, Van Reaves of Memphis, Tenn., Eland Reaves of Ashland; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Eland Reaves, Rennix Brown, Steve Young, Danny Young, Eric Reaves, Tyrone Smith, Joe Young and Antonio Crawford.
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