Eddie Dillard Jr.
Eddie (Heavy D) Dillard Jr., 48, of Holly Springs, died July 20, 2008 at his home. He was a farmer until his health prevented him from working.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on July 26 at Bell Grove MB Church in Chulahoma. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Joe Powell officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three sisters, Josephine Byers of Holly Springs, Susie Davis of Chulahoma, Sally Davis of Sardis; and a brother, John Lee Dillard of Sardis.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Dillard.
Charlie Wayne Eubanks
Charlie Wayne Eubanks, 44, of Myrtle, died July 20, 2008 at his home. He graduated from Horn Lake High School.
Memorial services will be given at a later date. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany will be in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Mary Elizabeth Eubanks of Horn Lake; a brother, Thomas Young Eubanks Jr. of Horn Lake; a sister, Dianne Bechel of Byhalia; and his companion of 23 years, Don Upchurch of Myrtle.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Young Sr.; a sister, Rebecca Lynn Eubanks; and a brother, Danny Terrell Eubanks.
Roy J. Foote
Roy J. Foote, 84, of Potts Camp, died July 25, 2008 at VA Hospital. He was a member of Temperance Hill Baptist Church, a foreman with a lumber yard and an Army veteran of World War II.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 29 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery. Bro. Brock officiated.
He leaves his wife, Hazel Foote; two sons, Mark Jackson Foote of Holly Springs, Robert Foote; four daughters, Christine Lindsey of Memphis, Tenn., Lavern Bowman, June Shumaker of Potts Camp, Jeannie Howell of Horn Lake; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Charles Daniel Thompson.
Mary Margaret Harness
Mary Margaret Harness, 85, of Olive Branch, died July 24, 2008. She was retired from Conwood Corporation in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of Whitehaven United Methodist Church and also supported her home church, Emory Independent Methodist Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 26 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial was in Emory Cemetery.
She leaves several nieces and nephews who cared for her, Diane Jones of New Albany, Dorothy Sullivan of Byhalia, John Marr of Senatobia, Nellie Mae Richard of Olive Branch, S.R. Richardson of Nashville.
She was preceded in death by all eight of her siblings, brothers John D., Ned, Hubert, Richard and Frank Stevens; and sisters, Annie L. Burnell, Kathleen Woods and Earline McAlexander.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association or Emory Independent Methodist Church, 874 Watson Rd., Byhalia, MS 38611.
Rachel Craine Jones
Rachel Craine Jones, 86, of Holly Springs, died July 21, 2008 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. She was a member of the church mother’s board.
Services were held at 12 noon on July 26 at Free Branch MB Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Marvin Brooks officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Earnest B. Jones; four sons, Willie F. Jones, Sylvester Jones, Lindsey Jones, all of Holly Springs, Leonard Jones of Riverside, Calif.; two sisters, Roxie Holloway, Lula Finley, both of Holly Springs; a brother, Agrippa Craine of Byhalia; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Henry Lee Jones.
Pallbearers were Anthony Jones, Lemarcus Jones, Derrick Jones, Steven Jones, Robert Jones and Lerone Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Willie Jones, Sylvester Jones, Lindsey Jones and Leonard Jones.
Samuel Johnson Ormon
Samuel Johnson Ormon, 61, of Hickory Flat, died July 23, 2008. He was manager of Benton Co-op for 35 years and owned and operated Benton Co. Waste Inc. He was a former president of Benton Co. Farm Bureau, a member of the Civic Club, ASCS Committee, Mississippi Hereford Association, Pine Grove finance committee and a member of the church choir.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on July 26 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Michael Baker and Bro. Greg Moffitt officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Peggy Moffitt Ormon; two sons, Jeffrey Ormon of Hickory Flat, Brad Ormon of Byram; his mother, Josephine Ormon of Hickory Flat; two brothers, Mitchell Ormon, Michael Ormon, both of Hickory Flat; three sisters, Sandra Bowman of Oxford, Kay Gadd of Memphis, Tenn., Melba Bowlin of Hickory Flat; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Lloyd McClusky, Wayne Wilson, Jimmy Pipkin, Clinton Mills, Mark Ormon, Jimmy Roberson, W.T. Elliott, Ronnie Thompson, Bill Renick and Matt Ormon. Honorary pallbearers were Clovis Cox, Billy Courson, Donald Courson, Roger Renick, David Bennett and Frank Thompson.
Gladys Dee Bobbitt Scott
Gladys Dee Bobbitt Scott, 46, of Memphis, Tenn., died July 24, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. She was district manager for Circle K. Corp.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on July 31 at Memphis Funeral Home Chapel, Germantown Parkway Chapel.
She leaves a daughter, April Lebo Wiggins of Arlington, Tenn.; her mother, Shirley Ann Tucker of Byhalia; sisters, Gayla Ann Crawford, Angela Kaye St. John, both of Byhalia; brother, Kipp Bobbitt of Olive Branch; and one grandson.
Jerry Talley, 55, of Waterford, died July 26, 2008 at his home. He was a laborer in construction and more recently a tile setter. He broke his neck in 2000 in a ladder accident and had been disabled since then.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 29 at Shackelford-Casey Chapel in Henderson, Tenn. Burial was in New Friendship Cemetery in Chester County. Bro. Eric Martin officiated.
He leaves his wife, Patricia Sheffield Talley; a son, Cody Doss of Waterford; a daughter, Regina Clanton of Southaven; his mother, Louise McCullar of Henderson, Tenn.; a sister, Linda Talley of Selmer, Tenn. and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Johnson in 2007.
Edmund T. Tyson
Chief Master Sergeant U.S. Air Force, retired, Edmund T. (Ed) Tyson, 82, of Holly Springs, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died July 19, 2008 in Alamogordo, N.M. He served in the United States Air Force for 22 years. He was an active member in the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Elks Club and the First Presbyterian Church of Alamogordo.
Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. on July 25 at Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors provided by the U.S. Air Force. Alamogordo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Alberta Rose Bahr; his daughter, Ann Tyson; his son, Andrew Tyson of Santa Fe; his sister, Sara Harris of Clarksdale; and his brother, Jack Tyson of Nashville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Tyson of Holly Springs.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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