Rev. Alvertis Warren Jr.
Rev. Alvertis (A.V.) Warren Jr., 62, of Byhalia, died June 2, 2008 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was the widower of Viola Whitley Warren. He was the pastor of Free Branch MB Church; former pastor of New Hope MB Church, Laws Hill; Mt. Lever MB Church, Como; East St. Peter MB Church, Oxford; former pastor of Mt. Comfort CME Church and Hamilton Chapel CME Church, both of Waterford; Miles Chapel CME Church, Sardis; Mt. Olive CME Church, Senatobia; Adolphus Chapel CME Church and Hebron CME Church, both of Holly Springs.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 11 at Mt. Olive MB Church in Byhalia. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. James Taylor officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sisters, Constance Taylor of Potts Camp, Victoria Vixie Cherry of Memphis, Tenn.; and a brother, Charlie C. Warren of Memphis, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Cutee W. Harvey, Regenner Westbrook.
Pallbearers were Bro. Elton Collins, Bro. Willie Jones, Bro. Lindsey Jones, Bro. Larry Martin, Bro. Reginald Terry and Bro. Sylvester Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Bro. Ernest Jones, Bro. Matthews LeSuer and Bro. Robert Tucker.
Corrine Walker Brown
Corrine Walker Brown, 86, of Holly Springs, died June 3, 2008 in Grand Rapids, Mich. She was the widow of James Brown. She was a member of Mt. Gilead CME Church, Holly Springs, church usher, missionary, stewardess board, Sugar Club, Home Improvement Club, Homemakers Club, and a retired factory worker with Emerson Electric Company in Oxford.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 10 at Chulahoma MB Church, Holly Springs. Burial was in Mt. Gilead CME Church Cemetery. Rev. Charles Richmond officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Mary Frances Jackson of Holly Springs, Sarrine Walker, Juanita Walker, Shirley Jeffries, all of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a son, Benard Brown of Aurora, Ill.; a sister, Lillie Mae Hardin of Holly Springs; a brother, Willie Adolphus Walker of Holly Springs; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jacky Cleveland, 35, of Etta, died June 7, 2008 at his home. He was employed with Circle W. Construction.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 10 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial was in Salem Cemetery in Pinedale. Bro. Jerry Lowery officiated.
He leaves his wife, Sonya Cherelle Cleveland; four children, Isaiah Cleveland, David Weiss, Ashley Weiss, all of Etta, Stevie Stokes of Booneville; his mother, Devona Self of Baldwyn; a brother, James Self of Lee County; and two sisters, Christy Buchanan of Fulton, Dewona McMillen of New Albany.
Norris Gibson Rikard Jr.
Norris Gibson Rikard Jr., 59, of Byhalia, died June 5, 2008 in Byhalia. He was a carpenter.
Services were held at 12 noon on June 10 at Rodgers Funeral Home Chapel in Coldwater. Burial was in Smith Rhodes Cemetery in Munford, Tenn.
He leaves four daughters, Twila Johnson of Independence, Tammy Gosa, Trina Mensi, both of Olive Branch, Tara Rikard of Byhalia; a son Norris Rikard III of Olive Branch; two sisters, Janice Ester of Southaven, Sheree Coats of Arlington, Tenn.; and 14 grandchildren.
Claudia Stockton Sexton
Claudia Stockton Sexton, 77, of Lamar, died June 6, 2008 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of R.L. Sexton and a Presbyterian.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 8 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Don Wilson and Jim Zilinsky officiated. Burial was in Hopewell Community Cemetery.
She leaves five sons, Robert Sexton of Potts Camp, Allen Sexton, Gary Sexton, Dale Sexton, all of Holly Springs, Glen Sexton of Lamar; four daughters, Frances King of Auburn, Ga., Dianne Seward of Waverly, Va., Janice Sexton of Byhalia, Teresa Zilinsky of Cordova, Tenn.; four sisters, Eula Umberger of Tupelo, Geraldine Foster, Amy Boback, both of Batesville, Jane Snipes of Olive Branch; 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Lawrence Cain Massengill
Lawrence Cain Massengill, 22, of Hickory Flat, died June 4, 2008 at his home.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on June 6 at Faith Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in McKay Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his parents, Mark and Donna Massengill of Hickory Flat; his grandmothers, Pauline Colston, Jewel Massengill of Ripley; three brothers, Heath Massengill, Chase Massengill, both of Hickory Flat, Jason Massengill of Ripley; and other family.
Mary Etta McDonald
Mary Etta McDonald, 85, of Ashland, died June 3, 2008 at Tippah Co. Hospital. She was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery in Ashland. Bro. William Kemp officiated.
She leaves her husband, Hayden McDonald; a son, Charles McDonald of Ashland; a daughter, Twala Coomer of Blue Mountain; two brothers, Bobby Brown of Peoria, Ill., Robert Brown Jr. of Walnut; two sisters, Willie Mae Ray of Ashland, Moudie Bell Britt of Canaan; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Joseph (Joe) McMullen, 41, of Waterford, died June 4, 2008 at his home. He was a field service technician with Thompson Machinery.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Liberty Methodist Cemetery in Ashland. Bro. Jim Buchanan and Bro. Tony Roberts officiated.
He leaves his wife, Shannon McMullen; his mother, Patty Sue McMullen of Holly Springs; a son, Justin Allen McMullen of Holly Springs; three brothers, Arnie McMullen, Tommy McMullen, both of Ashland, Mark McMullen of Heber Springs, Ark.; and two sisters, Anne McMullen Terry of Ft. Worth, Tx., Cheryl McMullen Hargis of Southaven.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold (Cowboy) McMullen.
Mildred Burford Parmenter
Mildred Burford Parmenter, 85, of Byhalia, died June 5, 2008 at Collierville Baptist in Collierville. She was the widow of James K. Parmenter and a member of Apostolic Church of Christ.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on June 9 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery in Wynne, Ark. Bro. Garland Loveless officiated.
She leaves a daughter, Shirley Reynolds of Byhalia; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Milton Pegues, 79, of Holly Springs, died May 30, 2008 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a member of Calvin Chapel United Methodist Church, former trustee, Cedar Grove Lodge Court #39 and retired brick burner with Holly Springs Brick & Tile.
Services were held at 12 noon on June 7 at Anderson Chapel CME Church. Burial was in Adolphus Chapel CME Church Cemetery. Rev. Tony Wilkins officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Bessie Mae Pegues; five daughters, Mildred Dozier, Anita Rodgers, both of Yorksville, N.Y., Velma Aldridge of Dixon, Ill., Temaiko Odum, Elizabeth Wilkins, both of Holly Springs; seven sons, Elihue Pegues, Tracy Pegues, both of Aurora, Ill., Leon Pegues of Chicago, Ill., Odell Pegues of Rockford, Ill., Douglas Pegues, Clayton Campbell Jr., both of Holly Springs, Patrick Campbell of Olive Branch; two sisters, Fannie Mae Barksdale of Holly Springs, Lavora Jeffries of Aurora, Ill.; a brother, Autry Pegues of Detroit, Mich.; 38 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Demetrius Marion, Ben Mayes, Jansen Pegues, Marcus Jones, David Maxwell, Thomas Nunnally, Anthony Pegues, Travis Isom, Ronardo Taylor and Andre’ Sayles. Honorary pallbearers were Leon Pegues, Odell Pegues, Tracy Pegues, Elihue Pegues, Patrick Campbell, Douglas Pegues and Clayton Campbell Jr.
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