Thursday, February 8, 2007
Robert Lee Abbott
Robert Lee (Bob) Abbott, 63, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 22, 2007 at Briarcrest Extended Care in Ashland. He was an avid baker, a former supervisor of the bakery and deli department at a grocery store chain in Ohio.
A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Faith Lutheran Church in Byhalia. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, Nancy Abbott of Uniontown, Ohio, Deborah Abbott of Austin, Tx.; a sister, Mary Mills of Uniontown, Ohio and relatives Ruth Vanke and Art Snyder of Holly Springs.
Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, Collierville, Tenn.; 901-853-4673.
Jessie Crawford, 88, of Lamar, died Jan. 31, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. He was a former choir member. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #68, World War II Army veteran and a bus driver with Benton County School system.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 5 at Samuel Chapel MB Church in Ashland, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Joseph Davis officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Alverna Crawford; six daughters, Emma Thompson, Jimmie J. Walker, Maxine Nunnally, Devora Moore, Sarah Johnson, Patricia Cowan, all of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, minister Ray Crawford of Holly Springs, Frank Crawford, Clyde Crawford, both of Memphis, Tenn.; 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Margaret Coopwood and Laura Watkins.
James Dupree, 70, of Michigan City, died Jan. 29, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a professor of American and African American history at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y. and taught at Shelby State and several local colleges and universities. He was on the 1960 U.S. Olympic Team for track and field. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 3 at Sims Chapel Church in Michigan City. Burial was in Mason Family Cemetery. Elder Adam Gholston officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Lillie Dupree; four children, Courtney of Manhattan, Alison of Syracuse, Chauncey of Brooklyn and April of Jackson; siblings, Alphonia, Mary, Carylon, Patricia, Rayfield, Lee, Robert and Arzell; and a grandson.
Donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in honor of James Dupree.
Antwon Romone Holbert
Antwon Romone Holbert, 28, died Jan. 29, 2007 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the Foundation of Life Church in Lamar. Burial was in the Jeffries Cemetery in Lamar. Springfield Chapel Funeral Home in Corinth was in charge of arrangements.
Adolph Douglas Ingram
Adolph Douglas (Ben) Ingram, 72, of Waterford, died Jan. 30, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North MS in Oxford. He was a retired laborer with Re-Cycle Plant in Aurora, Ill.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 3 at Hamilton Chapel CME Church in Waterford, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Felix Tuggles officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Lizzie Mae Ingram; six daughters, Christabell Ingram, Dorothy J. Turnage, Sandra Jeffries, Melissa Ingram, all of Waterford, Karisa Stewart, Katrina Judon, both of Aurora, Ill.; two sons, Adell Ingram of Chicago, Ill., Cecil Ingram of Waterford; a sister, Dorothy Hodge of Cleveland, Ohio; 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sons Russell Malone, Adolph Ingram Jr.; and siblings, Hattie Ingram, Annie Adams, Ressie Tuggles, Lenora Malone, Elque Adams, Richard Adams, Lovely T.C. Adams, Willie Glenn Adams, Felix Ingram, Willie Ingram, Robert Ingram, James Ingram.
Pallbearers were Carey Turnage, Gary Turnage, Brian Vaughn, Steven Jeffries, Demetrius Ingram, Travis Turnage and Derrick Gibson. Honorary pallbearers were Adell Ingram, Cecil Ingram, Alfred Jeffries, Johnny Turnage, Henry Tuggles, Timothy Adams, Troy Adams, Willie Adams, Juan Adams and Willie J. Martin.
Rickey Dale Mackey Jr.
Rickey Dale Mackey Jr., 27, of Red Banks, died Feb. 3, 2007. He was a member of the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and a welder.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Sarah Mackey; two sons, Sidney Daniel Mackey, Jacob Dale Mackey, both of Mt. Pleasant; a daughter, Allysa Myrryne; his parents, Rickey and Starla Mackey of Scottland, Ark.; his mother, Patricia Blackley of Holly Springs; grandparents, Sidney and Myrtle Mackey of Mt. Pleasant; grandmother, Joan Allen of Shirley, Ark.; brothers Dewayne Mackey of Mt. Pleasant, Rodney of Fairfield Bay, Ark.; two sisters, Kayla Roberson of Fairfield Bay, Ark., Kelly Byrd of Slayden.
Gertrude James McCallum
Gertrude James McCallum, 87, of Holly Springs, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb 2, 2007. She was the widow of W.T. McCallum, her husband of more than 60 years. She was a member of Emory Independent Methodist Church in Byhalia and a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 5 at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel. Burial was in Memphis Memory Gardens Cemetery.
She leaves three sons, W.T. McCallum Jr., James T. (Buddy) McCallum, both of Memphis, Tenn., Stephen A. McCallum of Heber Springs, Ark.; her brother, Joe James of Williston, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to Emory Independent Methodist Church of Byhalia.
Walter E. Owens
Walter E. Owens, 89, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 4, 2007 at Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford. He was the widower of Mary Ann Feathers Owens. He was a member of Holly Hill Baptist Church and an employee of Wonder Products.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Frank Feathers officiated.
He leaves a son, Roger Owens of Coldwater; three daughters, Evie Jean Hunter of Holly Springs, Margaret Culver of Waterford, Kathy Nelms of Corinth; two brothers, Hubert Owens of Jasper, Tenn., Travis Owens of Texas; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by daughters Shirley Ford, Vickie Owens and Dorothy Owens.
Mary Willie Reaves
Mary Willie Reaves, 80, of Ashland, died Jan. 30, 2007 at her home. She was a church mother.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 3 at St. Luke Church of God in Christ in Ashland, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Elder Nathaniel Holleman officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Deloris Walker of Marion, Ark., Gail Reaves of Ashland, Pearlie Norwood of Holly Springs, Bernice Brown of New York, N.Y.; three sons, Levi Taylor, Mark Reaves, both of Ashland, Freddie Reaves of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters; three brothers; 21 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ray Turner, Tavares Reaves, Roosevelt Reaves Jr., Sam Evans, Levi Taylor and Rodney Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Reaves, Mark Reaves, Martavis Reaves, Freddie Reaves, Levi Taylor and Shawtel Reaves.
Nancy Lewis Rhew
Nancy Lewis Rhew, 67, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 5, 2007. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Holly Springs and a licensed social worker with NE Community Services. She was a charter member and president of Marshall County Crime Stoppers.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery in Potts Camp.
She leaves her husband of 49 years, Joe C. Rhew; a daughter, Terri Jackson of Holly Springs; two brothers, Ronnie Lewis of Holly Springs, Sammy Lewis of Ashland; and a sister, Gayle Jordan of Ashland.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Jean Lewis, a son, Michael Rhew and grandchildren Hailey and Bailey Rhew.
Pallbearers are Mitch Tomlinson Jr., Kevin Thomas, Chuck Thomas, Jay Hurdle, Sam Hurdle, Danny Hurdle, John David Strickland, and Tracy Shaw. Honorary pallbearers are David Sorrell, Milton Bell, Eddie Lafever, Kenny Dickerson, Larry Hall, Elijah Wilson, William Foster and Jeff Monroe.
Phillip Clifton Smith
Phillip Clifton Smtih, 47, of Byhalia, died Jan. 30, 2007 at his home. He was a Baptist and a clerk at Schnucks.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 2 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Memphis Memory Gardens in Bartlett, Tenn.
He leaves his parents, James and Billie Smith of Byhalia; his companion of 25 years, Arnold Graeber of Byhalia; three brothers, Steven M. Smith of Byhalia, Kenneth T. Smith of Brunswick, Ga., Ernest P. Smith of Byhalia; and a sister, Tamara Lynn Smith of Byhalia.
Bernice Echols Totten
Bernice Echols Totten, 85, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 31, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Napoleon Totten. She was a member of Shady Grove CME Church in Chulahoma, a missionary, a stewardess, church treasurer, member of Mississippi Supervisors Association and supervisor of District 4 from 1974-1988.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Rust College Doxey Auditorium. Burial was in Shady Grove CME Church Cemetery. Rev. C. Shelton Greer officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Mildred Mitchell of Holly Springs, Martha Totten Jamison of Memphis, Tenn.; seven sons, Othell Totten, Adell Totten Sr., Robert H. Totten, Mack C. Totten, all of Memphis, Tenn., Bertrial Totten, Landon Totten, both of Holly Springs, Napoleon Totten Jr. of Olive Branch; a brother, Olive Echols of Memphis, Tenn.; 54 grandchildren 70 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by children Willie P. Totten, Francis Totten, Malcolm Totten and Murray Totten.
Pallbearers were Bertrial Totten Jr., Ronnie Totten, Jaefis N. Totten, Detric Jamison, Kelvin Douglas Jamison, Dwight E. Mitchell Jr., Eric Totten and Keith Trailer. Honorary pallbearers were Othell Totten Sr., Mack C. Totten, Landon Totten, Napoleon Totten Jr., Bertrial Totten Sr., Adell Totten Sr., Robert Totten II and Dwight E. Mitchell Sr.
Grady Lamar Waddle
Grady Lamar Waddle, 54, of Mt. Pleasant, died Feb. 2, 2007 at his home. He was a Baptist, a carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Sissy Parker Waddle; two sons, Jason Waddle of Moscow, Tenn., Brian Waddle of Independence; his mother, Margaret Waddle of Mt. Pleasant; two brothers, George Waddle of Holly Springs, Jimmy Waddle of Potts Camp; five sisters, Betty McCarver of Independence, Sandra West of Potts Camp, Scarlett Nichols of Potts Camp, Shenia Rhodes of Mt. Pleasant, Carolyn Inmon of Potts Camp; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Zack Waddle; and brother, Donnie Waddle.
Lurline Warren, 86, of Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Byhalia, died Jan. 25, 2007 at her home. She operated the Warren Grocery for more than 50 years and was a retired seamstress.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Isaac Chapel CME Church in Byhalia, where she was a member. Burial was in Warren Family Cemetery in Byhalia. Rev. Willie Ward officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves eight sisters, Celestine Taylor, Minnie B. Johnson, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Lena Nobumoto, Velma Spencer, Freddie Muse, Maxine McJimpson, Elaine Powers, Carmella Warren, all of Las Vegas, Nev.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Warren; and a brother, Alvin Warren Jr.
Pallbearers were Marvin Balfour, Beneto Coleman, Ben Yarbrough, Donnie Taylor and George Yarbrough. Honorary pallbearers were Ernest Nichols Jr., Larry Coleman, Harold Powers Sr. and Ronnie Taylor.
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