April 17, 2008
Ardean W. Carrington
Ardean W. Carrington, 96, of Byhalia, died April 10, 2008 in Holly Springs. She was the widow of R.E. Carrington Jr.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 13 at Byhalia United Methodist Church. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Bob Carrington of Byhalia; a daughter, Betty Carrington Vandiver of Garland, Tx.; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Byhalia United Methodist Church.
Ula B. Jeffries
Ula B. Jeffries, 87, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Lamar, died April 2, 2008 at his home. He was the widower of Jinnie Bean Jeffries. He was a retired machinist and World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on April 11 at Greenwood MB Church in Lamar. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Ronnie Franklin officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves five daughters, Florence Lockhart, Eloise Jeffries, Elois Jeffries, Dorothy Craft, Elizabeth Malone, all of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Lorine Bean of Lamar; 52 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, James Moore.
Annell (Nell) Schmitt, 71, of Johnston, Iowa, formerly of St. Lucas, Iowa and Waterford, died April 9, 2008 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. She was a graduate of Holly Springs High School. Active in St. Luke’s Rosary Society, she served as an officer. She was a CCD teacher for several years at St. Luke’s Parish and served as CCD coordinator. She served as member of the South Winneshiek Community School Board for seven years. She was employed by H&R Block and later obtained her real estate license. She was a real estate agent for Haugen Century 21 in Decorah and Dave Kelly Realty in Decorah. She retired in 2005 after 25 years as a real estate agent.
Mass of Christian Burial was at noon on April 12 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Marvin Salz officiated. The Schluter-Balik Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Earl Schmitt; six children, Felicia Miedema of Urbandale, Iowa, Sharon Cloud of Glenview, Ill., Warren Schmitt of North Sioux City, S.D., Sheila Blanco of Chicago, Ill., Chris Schmitt of De Moines, Iowa, Jason Schmitt of Ames, Iowa; a sister, Sue Hensley of Huntsville, Ala., four brothers, Hoyt Johnson of Holly Springs, Fred Johnson of Oxford, Lake Johnson of Holly Springs, Trent Johnson of Booneville; a half-sister, Donnie Pottenger of Billings, Mont. and 13 grandchildren.
Wardell Watson Jr.
Wardell (Dick) Watson Jr., 58, of Holly Springs, died April 5, 2008 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a member of the male chorus, mass choir, a member of Masonic Lodge Powell Chapel #339 and a retired custodian with Griffin, Inc. in Byhalia.
Services were held at 12 noon on April 12 at Mt. Newell MB Church in Red Banks, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Arthur Fitzpatrick officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Hattie Mae Campbell Watson; three daughters, Eveline Balfour, Mary Campbell, Crystal Watson, all of Holly Springs; two sons, Robert James Campbell, Frederick Campbell, both of Holly Springs; three sisters, Barbara Watson of Red Banks, Jerline Watson, Ella B. Malone, both of Holly Springs; three brothers, Leon Watson of Mt. Pleasant, Boyce Watson of Red Banks, John Lee Sumlar of Batesville; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertha Hollowell, Winnie B. Watson; and two brothers, Ula C. Watson, John Wesley Watson.
Pallbearers were Masonic Lodge, Powell Chapel #339. Honorary pallbearers were Frederick Campbell, Donnell Tucker, John Sumlar, Leon Watson, Robert Campbell, Earl Balfour and Boyce Watson.
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