March 13, 2008
Marvin F. Bumpas
Marvin F. Bumpas, 86, of Ashland, died March 8, 2008 at his home. He was the widower of Anna Bumpas and a factory worker.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 10 at Ashland Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Randy Crews officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a brother, John D. Bumpas of Olive Branch.
Dale Duaine Chase
Dale Duaine Chase, 66, of Holly Springs, died March 7, 2008 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was retired from the U.S. Navy.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on March 11 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tony Roberts officiated.
He leaves his wife, Stella Chase; and a brother, Bill Chase of Atlanta, Ga.
Ernestine Clark, 94, of Water Valley, died March 5, 2008 at Yalobusha County Nursing Home. She was a member of Antioch MB Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 8 at United Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Burial was in Coffeeville City Cemetery. Rev. Burney Martin officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Barbara Avery and Betty Ward of Water Valley; two stepdaughters, Zella Mae Rounds and Mae Dell Wright; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Gertrude Marie Colston
Gertrude Marie Colston, 78, of Holly Springs, died March 4, 2008 at Trinity Missions Health and Rehab. She was a member of Believers Baptist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 8 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
She leaves her husband, Claude Colston; a son, Jerry Wayne Colston of Holly Springs; a daughter, Pattie Dickerson of Holly Springs; two brothers, Aubrey Humphrey of Holly Springs, Paul Humphrey of Waterford; a sister, Minnie Theo Allen of Lamar; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Jean Edlin, 83, of Covington, Tenn., died March 3, 2008 at Tipton County Baptist Hospital. She was the widow of Cliff Edlin and a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 8 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery next to her beloved husband.
She leaves two daughters, Linda Randolph of Brownsville, Tenn., Shirley Jones of Covington, Tenn.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rita Smith, seven brothers and a sister.
Juanita Lucille Fant
Juanita Lucille Fant, 73, of Holly Springs, died March 5, 2008 in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a loan officer.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on March 8 at Hill Crest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a grandson, Kenneth Dean of Waterford.
She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Fant Jr., and a daughter, Deborah Diane Wilson.
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, a tool and die worker with War-Brook Comp. and 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. Burial was in New Garden Baptist 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 Sullinger of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Joiner, 59, of Oxford, died March 4, 2008 at Baptist Hospital NM in Oxford.
Services were held at 1 p.m.. on March 8 at T.O.M.B. Association Building in Oxford. Burial was in St. Peters Cemetery. Rev. William Woods officiated. Hodges and Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford were in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Sylvia Gillom, Mira Gillom, Melissa Gordon, all of Oxford; two sons, Fred Joiner Jr. of Holly Springs, James Earl Joiner of Oxford; four brothers, Barney Gillom of Dallas, Tx., Earl Gillom Jr., Curley Gillom and George Gillom, all of Oxford; eight sisters, Lena Pearson of Memphis, Tenn., Earlene Hudson, Ethel Goolsby, Betty Phillips, all of Oxford, Joann Hood, Earnestine Gordon, Ruby Gillom of Abbeville, Shirley Isom of Holly Springs; and six grandchildren.
Bobby Neal Maness
Bobby Neal Maness, 64, of Ashland, died March 7, 2008 at his home. He was a United States Army veteran of Vietnam. He and his wife operated Sandra’s Grocery Story on Hwy. 72 in Benton County for a number of years before their retirement and they also owned and operated the Maness Concrete Pottery Shop in Benton County. He was a member of the Canaan Baptist Church near Ashland and a lifelong resident of Benton and Fayette County.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 11 at Peebles Main Funeral Chapel in Somerville, Tenn. Burial, with military honors, was in Evergreen Cemetery at Williston, Tenn. Rev. Rickey Burns, pastor of Williston Baptist Church, officiated.
He leaves his wife of 36 years, Sandra Maness; his daughter, Tonya Kay Maness of Ashland; three sons, Bobby Neal Maness Jr. of Byhalia, Jeff Maness, Joey Maness, both of Ashland; five sisters, Emma Sublett of Newport, Va., Lucille Russell Gray of Somerville, Frances Childers of San Angelo, Tx., Joyce Murnane of Lancaster, Calif., Shirley Goergens of Newhall, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Salvation Army or to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Mattie Seldon Pritchard
Mattie Seldon Pritchard, 85, of Red Banks, died March 1, 2008 at Alliance HealthCare System. She was the widow of Raymond Pritchard, a member of Mt. Sinai Church of God In Christ in Mt. Pleasant and a church mother.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 8 at Mt. Zion Taska MB Church in Cayce. Burial was in Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Elder Albert Pass officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves nine sons, Elder Curtis Pritchard of Collierville, Tenn., Eirby Pritchard, Elder Supvain Pritchard, Kenneth Pritchard, all of Memphis, Tenn., Raymond Pritchard Jr., Bobby Pritchard, Leon Pritchard, James Pritchard, Keith Pritchard, all of Mt. Pleasant; five daughters, Helen Lewellen, Liz McClain, both of Memphis, Emma Pritchard, Christenia Pritchard, both of Chicago, Ill., Corrine Norfleet of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Artensie Plair of Kalamazoo, Mich.; 37 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were elder Curtis Pritchard, elder Supvain Pritchard, Raymond Pritchard Jr., Leon Pritchard, Keith Pritchard, Eirby Pritchard, Kenneth Pritchard, Bobby Pritchard and James Pritchard.
David Cooper Smith
David Cooper Smith, 38, of Sumerville, Tenn., died March 8, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a Methodist and a FedEx employee.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 11 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Abbeville Cemetery.
He leaves three aunts, Frances McGarah of Delaware, Ohio, Betty Smith, Minnie Smith, both of Memphis, Tenn.; and two uncles, Albert Smith, Hardin Smith, both of Memphis, Tenn.
James Edward Walls
James Edward Walls, 47, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Cayce, died March 2, 2008 in Mt. Pleasant. He was a fork lift operater with Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on March 8 at Mt. Zion Taska MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Keith Pendilton officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his father, Lire Walls, his mother, Marie Martin Walls of Cayce; a son, Kendrick Walls of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Janet Walls, Angel Walls, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Edna Walls of Cayce; three brothers, Larry Walls, Robert Walls, both of Cayce, Herbert Walls of Memphis, Tenn.; and a grandchild.
Pallbearers were Lonnie Martin, Cedric Martin, Fred Moore, Kevin Smith, Demarcus Wilkins, Alfonzo Isom. Honorary pallbearers were Herbert Walls, Robert Walls and Larry Walls.
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