Sidney (Skeet) Algee, 81, of Holly Springs, died May 30, 2008 at his home. He was a member of Emory Methodist Church, a retired U.S. postal worker, retired from the U.S. Air Force and a veteran of Korea and World War II.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 3 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Burton and Bro. Ganey officiated.
He leaves his wife, Jean Adair Algee; two daughters, Malinda Walker of Texarkana, Tx., Dewanna Hopson of Millington, Tenn.; a brother, Curtis Algee of Coldwater; a sister, Jean Gaines of Booneville; and a grandson, Alex Walker.
Adrian Jhirmaine (A.J.) Cannon, 19, of New Albany, died May 24, 2008 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. He joined St. Mary UM Church at an early age. He was a choir member, on the praise team, member of the U.M. Youth Organization, a musician and also served on the PPR Committee. He would have been entering his junior year at Delta State University, where his major was interdisciplinary studies. He was a member of the marching band, and concert and jazzy bands. He was a member of the Omicron Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 28 at New Albany High School auditorium. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. Elder W.T. Mayfield officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his parents, Dennis and Catherine Cannon of New Albany; his sister, Katrina Cannon of New Albany; his grandparents, Mary Cannon and Mary Shackelford of New Albany, George (Ruby) Cannon of Hickory Flat and a special friend, Katherine Grant.
Pallbearers were Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Theatric (Nuke) Shackelford and his aunt Deanice Cannon-Plymouth.
Beaulah Ineze Culver
Beaulah Ineze Culver, 70, of Holly Springs, died June 1, 2008 at Baptist Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
Services were held on June 4 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery in Olive Branch. Bro. Larry West offiicated.
She leaves two sons, Randy Culver of Hernando, Dewayne (Dede) Culver of Holly Springs; three brothers, James Dunlap of Olive Branch, Darnell Dunlap of Independence, Robert Dunlap of Cincinatti, Ohio; five sisters, Cora Baldwin of Indpendence, Joyce Outing of Sulphur Springs, Tx., Judy Joe of Independence, Jackie Burdick of Independence, Cindy Gore of Hernando; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Ernie Greer, Glenn Greer, D.J. Baldwin, Todd Gore, Steve Culver and Stanley Goodwin.
Julius Jerome Dozier
Julius Jerome Dozier, 20, of New Albany, died May 23, 2008 at the North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. He was baptized at Zion Chapel MB Church by Pastor Caleb R. Williams on Aug. 19, 1997. He sang in the youth and senior choirs, served on the usher board and played trombone in the church wind ensemble. He graduated from New Albany High School in 2006 with academic honors. After graduating, he attended the University of Mississipi at Oxford, majoring in business marketing with a minor in real estate. He was included in the Magna Cum Laude Honor Society. While there he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
He leaves his father and mother, Carl and Leona Dozier of New Albany; his brother and sister, Tre’ and Whitney of the home; his grandparents, Lonzo and Threeth Howell of Myrtle and Mary Dozier of New Albany; and his great-grandmother, Emma McGill of Milwaukee, Wisc.
Susie Anne Wicks Jeans
Susie Anne Wicks Jeans, 65, of Milan, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died May 29, 2008 at Milan General Hospital in Milan.
Services were held at 12 noon on June 2 at New Bethel MB Church in Germantown, Tenn. Burial was in Charity Hill Cemetery, Lake Center Community, Holly Springs, Rev. Donald Ray Ester officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Willie Jeans; a son, Ronald Jeans of Garland, Tx.; two sisters, Della Holton of Byhalia, Lillian Wicks of Bartlett, Tenn.; seven brothers, Dock Wicks, Willie Wicks, Lawrence Wicks, all of Memphis, Tenn., Alvin Wicks of Collierville, Tenn., Page Wicks of St. Louis, Mo., Arthur Wicks of Heidelberg, Tony Wicks of Byhalia.
She was preceded in death by siblings Mattie Wicks-Cleaves, Rev. Samuel Wicks and L.C. Wicks.
Juanita Glass Mays
Juanita Glass Mays, 81, of Red Banks, died May 23, 2008 at Baptist Hospital-Memphis in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of Taylor’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Victoria.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 31 at Newell Chapel CME Church in Victoria. Burial was in Taylor’s Chapel UMC Cemetery. Rev. Spencer Mathis officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arangements.
She leaves her husband, Bishop C. Mays of Red Banks; three daughters, Bertha Mays, Christine Taylor, Catherine Cosby, all of Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Bishop C. Mays of Red Banks; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Louise Neal.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Glass, Steven Glass, Edward Cosby, Shabaka JiJaga, David Taylor and Gabriel Young. Honorary pallbearers were Bishop Mays Jr., Gavin Mays, Joshua G. Lewis, Marlon Young, Bob Neal, Bishop Mays III and Joseph Glass.
Paulette Jones Mays
Paulette Jones Mays, 47, of Lamar, died May 28, 2008 at her sister’s home in Holly Springs. She was a technician with Carrier Inc. in Collierville, Tenn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 31 at Isom Chapel CME Church. 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 two sons, Warren Jones, Travis Jones, both of Holly Springs; her father, Clem Jones of Holly Springs; 10 sisters, Jessie Davis, Annie Walker, Jimmie Hughes, Maelean Brooks, Minnie Luellen, Elizabeth Nabors, both of Memphis, Tenn., Alean Gatewood, Annette Tucker, Jeanette Isom, Gloria Kizer, all of Holly Springs; two brothers, Chester Jones, Christopher Jones, both of Memphis, Tenn.; and a granddaughter; her fiance’, Sidney Waller of Holly Springs;
She was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Mae Hughes Jones; siblings, Columbus Jones, Willie Melvin Jones and Mary Alice Perry.
Pallbearers were Lee Cedric Gatewood, Ervin Luellen, Jamario Thompson, Dexter Luellen, Christopher Jones Jr. and Jimmie Jones Sr. Honorary pallbearers were Christopher Jones, Laverne Jones and Chester Jones.
James (Pat) Patterson, 67, of Byhalia, died May 30, 2008 at Baptist Hospital. He was employed by the city of Germantown, Tenn., for 38 years and was affiliated with the Germantown Charity Horse Show for 35 years.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 3 at Friendship Assembly of God Church in Victoria, where he was a member for 25 years. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tenn. Rev. Virgil Scherff officiated.
He leaves his wife of 47 years, Gloria Patterson; his daughter, Janet Windland of Bartlett, Tenn.; three sisters, Patsy Smith of Olive Branch, Joyce Hayes of Coldwater, Judy Still of Cordova, Tenn.; two brothers, Frank Patterson of Memphis, Tenn., Keith Patterson of Moscow, Tenn. and three grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials be made to Friendship Assembly of God Church in Victoria.
Roberto Lopez Rodriguez
Roberto Lopez Rodriguez, 38, of Holly Springs, died May 25, 2008 in Holly Springs. He was an employee of American Pacific.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 28 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Robbie Yeats officiated.
He leaves family in Mexico and several friends in Holly Springs.
Mary Ida Russell
Mary Ida Russell, 73, of Millport, Ala., formerly of Waterford, died May 23, 2008 at Northeast Medical Center in Winfield, Ala. She was a member of Higdon Church of God in Millport and a retired factory worker.
Services were held May 25 at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel in Millport. Burial was in Christian Chapel Cemetery in Millport. Pastor James Gardner officiated.
She leaves her husband of 54 years, Tharon Russell; a daughter, Robin Slayton of Columbus; two sons, Dempsey Russell, James Russell, both of Millport; two brothers, Thurman Crouch of Thaxton, David Crouch of Potts Camp; two sisters, Callie Hale of Tupelo, Linda Algee of Corinth; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mary Taylor Sandefur Sigman
Mary Taylor Sandefur Sigman, 85, of Jackson, died May 26, 2008 at Hospice Ministries. She was the widow of John Lynch Sigman, formerly of Holly Springs. She graduated from Belhaven College in 1944 with a double degree in music and math. She later studied at Chicago Musical College, Juliard School of Music, and received a master’s degree in music education from Columbia University. She taught in the Jackson Public Schools and Belhaven College in addition to her many private students.
In 1952, she began a 45-year career as the organist at Galloway Memorial Methodist Church.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. on May 30 at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial was in Lakewood Memorial Park. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves one daughter, Kaite Hendricks of Durham, NC; one son, Charles Sigman of McLean, VA; and four grandchildren.
Cutee Harvey Warren
Cutee Harvey Warren, 66, of Byhalia, died May 31, 2008 in Southaven.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 31 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Byhalia. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sisters, Constance Taylor of Potts Camp, Victoria Vixie Cherry of Memphis, Tenn.; and two brothers, Rev. A.V. Warren Jr. of Byhalia, Charlie C. Warren of Memphis, Tenn.
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