March 6, 2008
Cecil Charles Ash
Cecil Charles Ash, 76, of Arlington, Tenn., formerly of Potts Camp, died Feb. 28, 2008 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was the widower of Bobbie Nell Ash. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Christ Apostolic Church and a lumber machine molder.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 4 at Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Bro. Dwayne Herring and Bro. Joe McKnight officiated. Burial was in Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Pinedale. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three sons, Charles E. Ash, Ronald T. Ash, both of Arlington, Cecil D. Ash of Memphis, Tenn.; four sisters, Sidney Pipkin of Blue Mountain, Irene Lawrence of Holly Springs, Charlene McGill of New Albany, Christine Hatchett of Waterford; and five grandchildren.
Caracus Burdette, 21, of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Senatobia, died Feb. 20, 2008 in Detroit. He was a student.
Services will be held at 12 noon on March 8 at Zion Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Senatobia Memorial Cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother and father, Vera Burdette and John Keys of Pontiac, Mich.; three brothers, Trenton Avant, Johnaquin Keyes, Cordero Avant, all of Pontiac, Mich.; grandparents, Clara Clark and Wendle Clark of Coldwater, Matilda Keys and Eugene Keys of Sardis and grandparent, Ira Burdette of Sardis.
Mack Campbell, 63, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Lamar, died Feb. 21, 2008 at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He moved to Chicago, Ill. in the early 1970s; he moved back to Holly Springs this year.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 1 at Reid’s Gift MB Church in Potts Camp. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Jerry Lee Williams officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a son, Gervase Young of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Jessie Campbell of Holly Springs, Thomas Campbell of Chicago; two sisters, Lurlean Luellen of Holly Springs, Willie Williams of Atlanta, Ga.; and his caregiver, Lovie Dudley of Chicago.
He was preceded in death by a brother, L.B. Campbell.
Pallbearers were Chris Buford, James Dillard Jr., Ronnie Luellen, Brinkley Taylor, Ozell Hampton Sr., Torrey Hardin, Charles Rucker and David Turnage.
William Lee Crane
William Lee (Daddy Will) Crane, 85, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 27, 2008 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was the widower of Lorine Lawrence Crane. He was a World War II veteran.
Services were held at 3:30 p.m. on March 1 at Finley Grove MB Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. James Green officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves four daughters, Marcella Martin, Deloriese Stephenson, Sandra Crane, all of Holly Springs, Shelia Quashie of Clinton, Maryland; two sons, William Crane Jr. of Holly Springs, Rickey Crane of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Bessie Cowan, Emma Hall, both of Holly Springs, Annie Mae Cowan of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Calvin Crane Jr., Elree Crane, Sr., Lilton Crane Sr., all of Holly Springs; 19 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Larry Rankins, Michael Cowean, Elree Crane Jr., Larry Payne, Antonio Lawrence and Bobby Lawrence. Honorary pallbearers were William Crane Jr., Rickey Crane, Terry Lawrence, Sedrick Crane, Gerald Lawrence and Earl Stephenson.
Donald Keith Ezell Jr.
Donald Keith Ezell Jr., 44, of Jackson, Tenn., died March 2, 2008 at his home. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and employed in fire protection.
Services will be held at 6 p.m. on March 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel.
He leaves his wife, Janice Ezell; a son, D.J. Wilkerson of Oxford; a daughter, Catherine Pruitt of Jackson, Tenn.; his mother, Dereen Ezell of Byhalia; and a sister, Mary Cook of Cordova, Tenn.
Memorials may be made to your local hospice.
Edgar Falkner, 74, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died Feb. 24, 2008 at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Ill. He was retired from automotive bumper plating.
Services were held at 12 noon on March 1 at Mt. Gilead CME Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. A.V. Warren Jr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Cathy Flowers of Chicago, Ill.; three sons, Leonard Flowers-Falkner, Larry Flowers-Falkner, Derrick Faulkner, all of Chicago, Ill.; seven sisters, Gladys Young of Chicago, Ill., Erma Walker, Mattie Walker, both of Holly Springs, Bobra Walker, Wheelock Patrick, both of Harvey, Ill., Ella Washington of Memphis, Tenn., Sarah Summerville of Arlington, Va.; two brothers, Kent Falkner of Holly Springs, Bobbie Falkner of Flossmoor, Ill.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were nephews and grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Bobbie Falkner, Gravil Falkner, Kent Falkner, brothers-in-law, Leonard Flowers-Falkner, Larry Flowers-Falkner, Derrick Falkner and church stewards.
Rylee Jason Fisk
Rylee Jason Fisk, 3 months, died Feb. 29, 2008 at Baptist Hospital DeSoto.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on March 3 in Memorial Park Southwoods. Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home in Hernando was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his parents, Derik and Gail Fisk of Byhalia; his brother, Grady James Fisk of Byhalia; grandparents, Terry and Sherry Fisk of Olive Branch, Kim and Lee Rippee of Senatobia; great-grandparents, Floyd and Mamie Fisk of Coffeeville, Bill Rippee of Warrenton, Mo., Rex and Winnie Williams of Olive Branch and Estelle Burns of Corinth.
He was preceded in death by a great-grandmother, Betty Ann Rippee.
Memorials may be sent to American SIDS Inst., 509 Augusta Dr., Marietta, Ga. 30067, www.sids.org.
Chester E. Hutchens
Chester E. Hutchens, 62, of Waterford, died March 1, 2008 at his home. He was Pentecostal and a water tower welder.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 3 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cornersville Cemetery. Bro. Tony Roberts and Bro. Kip Barrier officiated.
He leaves his wife, Tracey Hutchens; his mother, Louise Hutchens of Potts Camp; two sons, Gary Maxwell Hutchens, Eric Brooks Hutchens, both of Waterford; three daughters, Ronnie Gayle Hutchens of Potts Camp, Autumn Louise Hutchens of Waterford, Jamie Lynn Douglas of Orange Co., Calif.; three brothers, Buford Hutchens of Conway, Ark., Aaron Hutchens of Potts Camp, Kenneth Hutchens of Hickory Flat; and five sisters, Lavon Owens of Saucier, Kathy Stroud of Sardis, Virginia McCallen of Walls, Denise Hamby of Arlington, Tenn., Lynda Williams of Potts Camp.
Penny Allgood Heaston
Penny Allgood Heaston, 42, of Red Banks, died Feb. 27, 2008 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital. She was a member of Friendship Assembly of God.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 1 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Virgil Scherff and Bro. Clay Hall officiated.
She leaves her husband, Thomas Heaston; two sons, Andrew Heaston, Tyler Heaston, both of Red Banks; parents, Ernest and Myrtle Allgood of Red Banks; and a brother, David Allgood of Red Banks.
James Arthur Holland Jr.
James Arthur Holland Jr., 82, of Byhalia, died March 3, 2008 at his home. He was a member of New Garden Baptist Church and a tool and die worker. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Garden Baptist Church Cemetery in Independence. Rev. John Johnson officiated.
He leaves his wife, Betty Holland, two sons, James Arthur Holland of Hernando, David L. Holland of Jackson, Ga.; two daughters, Judith L. Holland of Memphis, Tenn., Delores M. Boyer of Corinth; a sister, Bettye Katherine Sullinge of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Annie Mae Hughes Jones
Annie Mae Hughes Jones, 86, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 24, 2008 at her home. She was a member of the church stewardess board and a retired bus driver from ICS Head Start after 20 years.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 1 at Isom Chapel CME Church, where she 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.
She leaves her husband, Clem Jones; nine daughters, Alean Gatewood, Jeanette Isom, Annette Tucker, Paulette Mays, all of Holly Springs; Mae Lean Brooks, Jessie Davis, Jimmie E. Hughes, Minnie Luellen, Annie Walker, all of Memphis, Tenn.; two sons, Chester Jones, Christopher Jones, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Willie B. Hughes of Memphis, Tenn.; and 61 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Columbus Jones, Willie Melvin Jones.
Pallbearers were Jason Blake, Dexter Luellen, Marcus Tucker, Frankie Isom Jr., Lee Cedric Gatewood, Ervin Luellen, Anthony Tucker, Warren Jones, Travis Mays, Jimmy Jones and Christopher Jones II. Honorary pallbearers were Chester Jones and Christopher Jones.
James E. Martin
James E. Martin, 86, of Arlington, Tx., died Feb. 24, 2008 at Arlington Villa Nursing Center. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Services were held at 12 noon on March 1 at North Hopewell Baptist Church in Taylor. Burial was in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Eulogist was Rev. Jamuel Johnson. Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves seven children, Dewitt Martin of Memphis, Tenn., Klyde Martin of Los Angeles, Calif., Rendrick Martin, Rederick Martin, Chris Carter, all of Detroit, Mich., Patricia Hairstone of Bolingbrook, Ill., Kimberly Lewis of Arlington, Tx., Latasha Martin of Jackson; a brother, Setoria Martin of Cleveland; four sisters, Ardie Mae Boose of New Albany, Cleora Thompson of Burton, Mich., Robertha Simmons of Greenwood, Edna Scott of Leland; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Velma Sharp, 91, of Lamar, died March 1, 2008. She was the widow of James Sharp, a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church and owner and operator of Sharp’s Grocery.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 3 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery. Bro. Jim Polk officiated.
She leaves a son, Glen Sharp of Lamar; a daughter-in-law, Martha Sharp of Collierville, Tenn.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Wade Sharp.
Mattie Mae Jones Smith
Mattie Mae Jones Smith, 56, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 22, 2008 at her home. She was the widow of Albert Smith.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on March 1 at Isom Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs, where she 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.
She leaves a daughter, Yolanda Michelle Gipson of Duluth, Ga.; a son, Ferdinand Durrell Gipson of Schererville, Ind.; three sisters, Idirla Coleman of Memphis, Tenn., Nellie Pointer of Holly Springs, Glennie Dennis of St. Paul, Minn.; a brother, Fonzie Jones of Omaha, Neb.; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Vincent Coleman, Terrence Coleman, Antonio Coleman, Dant’E Gipson, Larry Pointer Jr., Jeremy Pointer and Willie Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Keith Jones, Lee Jones, A.T. Coleman, Robert Troy Dennis and Tony Jones.
John David Tice Jr.
John David Tice Jr., 62, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 27, 2008 at his home. He was a member of the Assembly of God, a water technician with Holly Springs and a U.S. National Guard veteran.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 1 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel.
He leaves his wife, Deborah Tice; his mother, Avis Tice of Holly Springs; two sons, Tracy Lee Tice of Hamilton, Ala., Jerry Joyner of Southaven; a brother, Daryl Tice of Holly Springs; and four grandchildren.
Mary Louise Walker
Mary Louise Walker, 88, of Jackson, died Feb. 3, 2008 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. A graduate of New Albany High School, she continued her education in junior college in Memphis. During World War II, she worked in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, Penn., for the War Department in the Lend-Lease program. She was a member of Columbia Heights Baptist Church in Jackson.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel in Ridgeland. Burial was in Parkway Memorial Cemetery.
She leaves her husband, William H. Walker, a native of Holly Springs; four sons, William Henry Walker Jr. of Jackson, Robert Homer Walker of Jackson, Andrew Cline Walker of Madison, Paul Guyton Walker of Houston, Tx.; a brother, Homer Wade Whitten of Pensacola, Fla.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Adrian Whitten, and sister, Birdie Mae Stonestreet.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 444 Northpark Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157.
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