Thursday, March 1, 2007
William Walter Allen
William Walter Allen, 60, of Moscow, Tenn., died Feb. 23, 2007 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a Baptist, an employee with Pullman Mobile Homes and a Navy veteran.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Boswell Family Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Bro. Jim Perry officiated.
He leaves his wife, Vicky Allen; two sons, William Keith Allen, Robert Gordon Allen, both of Slayden; a step-son, James Allen Young of Moscow; three daughters, Jeanne Allen Carter of Slayden, Ginger Allen McCreless of Slayden, Jinny Frase Butler of Victoria; his mother, Katherine Allen of Slayden; a brother, Greg Allen of Slayden; a sister, Joyce Hataway of Slayden; and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Mike Cunningham, Henry Boswell, Calvin Stephenson, Dennis Smith, Bud Palmer, Dan Suroviak, Ed Pulliam, Tommy Gammons, Billy Bing and Wayne Jones.
Judith Ann Bach
Judith Ann Bach, 66, of Olive Branch, died Feb. 23, 2007 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was Catholic and a legal secretary.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Holly Springs Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Kevin James Woitesek of Naples, Fla.; a daughter, Jan Burgos of Olive Branch; a brother, Paul Lindoerfer of Connecticut; a sister, Gail Lines of Naples, Fla.; and a grandchild.
Al Beard, 53, of Potts Camp, died Feb. 24, 2007 at Trinity Mission in Holly Springs. He was an alderman in Potts Camp and was a security guard.
Visitation will be March 2, 5-8 p.m. at Reid’s Gift Baptist Church in Potts Camp. Services will be held March 3 at the Potts Camp High School gym at 12 noon. Burial will be in Reid’s Gift Baptist Church Cemetery. Superior Funeral Home of Memphis, Tenn., Hollywood Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sons, Joshua Beard, Alex Beard; three sisters, Shirley Dean, Lillie Hannah, Linda Sanders; five brothers, Ernest Beard, Emmit Nickson, James Beard, Clarence Beard, Curtis Beard; and one grandchild.
Dr. Percy Allen Clayton Jr.
Dr. Percy Allen Clayton Jr. , 86, of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 23, 2007. He graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A & M University and practiced in Holly Springs until moving to Memphis to join his father in the wholesale grocery business in 1946. He became president of the P.A. Clayton Company, retiring in 1987. He served as a commissioner of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency under Gov. Winfield Dunn. He owned and managed a registered tree farm in Potts Camp for 23 years. He was a former board member of Memphis Boys Town and the Memphis Food Bank. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Voorhies Daniel Clayton; four children, Sarah Clayton of Atlanta, Ga., Susan Clayton Sutherland of Nashville, Tenn., Laura Ford Clayton, Percy Allen Clayton III, both of Memphis; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service was held on Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home. A private burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Ford Clayton; and sisters Nelie C. Brown and Marie C. Sammons.
Memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.
William Aldrich Dobbs
William Aldrich Dobbs, 89, of Lamar, died Feb. 23, 2007 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a Christian and a mechanic.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Hopewell Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Juanita Dobbs; two sons, William A. Dobbs Jr. of Whiteville, Tenn., Jackey L. Dobbs of Lamar; two daughters, Brenda Stokes of Bartlett, Tenn, Fay Dobbs of Frayser, Tenn.; a sister, Sue Zimmerman of Wenatachee, Wa.; seven grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.
David J. Humphreys Sr.
David J. Humphreys Sr., 72, of Neosho, Mo., died Feb. 4, 2007 at his home. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the National Guard. He worked as a jet engine mechanic at Teledyne before working as a truck driver for United Machinery in Joplin, retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Enid, Okla., and a member of the National Rifle Association.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Clark Chapel of Memories in Neosho, Mo. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery southwest of Neosho. Rev. Ron Bridges officiated. Clark Funeral Home of Neosho was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Connie Williams Humphreys; four children, David J. Humphreys Jr., DeAnne Farmer, both of Ft. Worth, Tx., Michael Griffin of Neosho, Ronda Weaver of El Dorado Springs, Mo.; a brother, George Humphreys of Holly Springs; a sister, Ginger Lovelady of Potts Camp; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford and two sisters, Bernice and Ada.
Pallbearers were grandsons David, Dylan, Dakota, Levi, Ethen, Matthew, Adam and Jason. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Dickens, Bruce Salsman and Earl Kruse.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, Missouri 64850.
Willie B. Kendrick
Willie B. Kendrick, 77, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 20, 2007 at Alliance HealthCare System.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Hardaway MB Church in Michigan City. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Adam Gholson officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, Annie M. Davis, Dorothy Hurdle, both of Grand Junction, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Rose Marie Leopard
Rose Marie Leopard, 52, died Feb. 24, 2007 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
She leaves two daughters, Tamaron Lopez, Sarah Leopard, both of Byhalia; a son, Walter Leopard of Byhalia; her father, Walter J. Moore of Byhalia; a sister, Loraine Counce of Calapatria, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
Kathleen Weatherly Robinson
Kathleen Weatherly Robinson, 85, of Waterford, died Feb. 21, 2007 at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. She was the widow of Brooks Robinson and a U.S. postal clerk.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Waterford Cemetery.
She leaves two sons, David Robinson of Hattiesburg, Scott Robinson of Waterford; a daughter, Conway Moore of Waterford; a sister, Tot Martindale of Ripley; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Neil Weatherly and a sister, Georgia Hurdle.
Ruby Evelyn Scott
Ruby Evelyn Scott, 86, of Potts Camp, died Feb. 20, 2007 in Oxford. She was the widow of Hardy Leo Scott. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 22 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Salem Cemetery in Potts Camp. Bro. Don Seats officiated.
She leaves a son, Rev. Harvey Scott of Potts Camp; a brother, Louis Shackelford of Marble Hill, Mo.; a sister, Earnestine Jeffries of Ft. Smith, Ark.; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Harvey Jr., Michael Scott, Brandon Scott, Neil Whaley, Brett Whaley and Keith Heaton. Honorary pallbearers were Rodney Whaley, Bobby Vaughn, Cloyd Cook, Lyndal Cook, Brandon Cook, Ken Hartfield, Fred Whaley and Ronnie Day.
Eva Ray Pierce Wilburn
Eva Ray Pierce Wilburn, 84, of Moscow, Tenn., died Feb. 21, 2007 at Trinity Mission in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Joseph Willard Wilburn Sr., a member of Early Grove Methodist Church and retired from Troxel.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 24 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Early Grove Cemetery in Lamar. Rev. Pat Roseberry, Rev. Joe Lawson, Rev. Walter Myers officiated.
She leaves two sons, Joseph W. Wilburn Jr. of Moscow, Tenn., Rev. Rex Wilburn of Bruce; four daughters, Eva Wilburn Harvey, Janice Wilburn McDonald, both of Memphis, Tenn., Rev. Anita Kay Wilburn Lawson of Potts Camp, Ann Wilburn Gandy of Potts Camp; a brother, Julian Pierce of Mt. Pleasant; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joe Wilburn, Joey Lawson, A.T. Lawson, Heath Wilburn, Matthew Wilburn, Richard Pierce and Larry Pierce.
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