September 11, 2008
Olar M. Dowdy
Olar M. Dowdy, 89, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 30, 2008 at Briarcrest Care Home in Ashland. She was the widow of Jack Dowdy, a member of Rising Star MB Church and a retired cook.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 6 at Smith Grove MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her caregiver, Maxine Molitor of Aurora, Ill.; and three first cousins, Easter Balfour of Aurora, Ill., Maggie Biggs of St. Louis, Mo., Horace Rayford of Holly Springs.
Pallbearers were Harvey Balfour, James Bogard, Kenneth Balfour, Edward Turner, Roger Sims and Keith Anderson.
Maliyah Renecia Elliott
Maliyah Renecia Elliott, 1-year-10 months, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 30, 2008 at her home.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 5 at Strawberry MB Church. Burial was in Chulahoma MB Church Cemetery. Rev. Willie Jeffries officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother and father, Sabrekia McKinney and Michael Elliott of Holly Springs; a sister, Sharrekia McKinney of Holly Springs; a brother, Michael McKinney of Holly Springs; grandmothers, Stephanie Taylor, Brenda Elliott Ejimofor, both of Holly Springs; grandfather, Charles Taylor of Holly Springs; great-grandmothers, Magnolia Malone, Alma Elliott, both of Holly Springs.
Pallbearers were Javis Crum, Brandon Harden, Justin Crum and Ronroderick Shaw. Honorary pallbearers were Olando Elliott, Davian McKinney, Erroll Tables and Travis Manning.
Jennie Dorothy Golston
Jennie Dorothy Golston, 87, of Ripley, died Aug. 31, 2008 at Golden Living Center in Ripley. She was the widow of Bob Golston. She was a member of Union Prospect MB Church and a faithful supporter of Antioch MB Church, and a caregiver.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 4 at Antioch MB Church in Blue Mountain. Burial was in Academy Cemetery. Rev. Lawrence McKinzie officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her brother, Quincie Cook of Blue Mountain; and four sisters-in-law, Lottie Cook, Inez Cook, Ruby Cook, Mary Prather.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Fryar; and five brothers, Willis Cook, Charles Cook, Luther Cook, Henry Thomas Cook and Thomas Simmons.
Pallbearers were Charles Cook, Wayne Mack, Randy Cook, Rashad Bails, Darrell Prather, Bo Prather, Barry Foote and Barry Cook.
Eula Hobson, 73, of Baldwyn, died Sept. 6, 2008 at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was the widow of Billy Hobson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn. She was a former Sunday school teacher and a Girl Scout leader. She was a volunteer at the Brices Crossroads Visitor’s and Interpretive Center. She was a retired bank employee at both the Bank of Mississippi and People’s Bank in Tupelo.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 9 at Water’s Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiated. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery.
She leaves a daughter, Edwina Carpenter of Baldwyn, former news editor of The South Reporter; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Robert Herring, Bobby Dale Herring, Jack Herring, James Gorden Robinson and Gabe Ryan.
Memorials may be made to the African Water Project, C/O First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 337, Baldwyn, MS 38824.
J.L. Holmes, 75, of Victoria, died Sept. 6, 2008 at his home. He was the widower of Willie Mae Holmes. He was a truck driver with Southern Brick.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 9 at Clear Creek Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three sons, J.L. Holmes Jr., Edward Anthony Holmes, Kevin Holmes, all of Victoria; a daughter, Lisa Roberson of Ripley; a brother, Clyde Holmes of Holly Springs; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Gregory Anthony Pasco.
Inez Phillips Peterson
Inez Phillips Peterson, of Memphis, Tenn., died recently. She was a housekeeper and retired from Libertyland.
Services will be held on Sept. 13 at Bountiful Blessing COGIC, Memphis, Tenn. McGhee and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, William Peterson; five daughters, Evelyn French, Bertha Byner, Helen Smith, Virginia Smith, all of Memphis, Tenn., Tanya Marshall of Illinois; a son, Andrew Smith of Memphis, Tenn.; and a granddaughter whom she raised, Nikita Smith, of Memphis, Tenn.; 28 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two children, Melva Phillips and Michael Smith; and four sisters, Connie May Smith, Sarah Phillips, Annie Traywicks, Mary Fayne.
Purvis Love, 81, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 31, 2008 at Baptist Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a member of the steward board, lay council, male chorus, a former Sunday school superintendent, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of American Legion Post 250, a former teacher, coach and member of the NAACP. He was a retired office director of Department of Human Services after 15 years.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 5 at Anderson Chapel CME Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Denise Anders-Modest officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Anna Mae Williams Love of Holly Springs; three daughters, Patricia Waldrop, Willa Terry, Purvene Anderson, all of Holly Springs; a son, Donald Darby of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Allie Mae Reed of Dekalb, Evertie Bourrage of Cincinnati, Ohio; six brothers, Marvin Love of Holly Springs, B.J. Love of Baltimore, Md., Willard Reed of Riverside, Calif., Phillip Reed, John D. Reed of Dekalb, Carl B. Reed of Preston; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Anthony Adams, Matthew Adams, James M. Bowens, Wallace Longest, Marc Scales, Clarence Williams, Hullie B. Williams, Jackie Williams and Ronlad L. Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Arvern Moore, George Scales, American Legion Post 250, stewards and trustees.
Alfred Ray Sisk
Alfred Ray Sisk, 58, of Red Banks, died Sept. 1, 2008 at North MS Regional Center. He was a Baptist and disabled.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 3 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia.
He leaves a brother, J.D. Moreley of Jonesboro, Ark.; and three sisters, Stella Quinn of Red Banks, Mary Smith of Stafford, Va., Agnes Armstrong of Henderson, Tx.
Samantha Marchye Turnage
Samantha Marchye Turnage, infant, died Aug. 28, 2008 at Methodist Germantown Hospital, Germantown, Tenn.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 6 at Pleasant Grove MB Church Cemetery in Red Banks. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her father and mother, Samuel Turnage, Charon Kimmons Turnage of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Kalmeron Kimmons, Samuel Turnage, both of Memphis, Tenn.; grandmothers, Verlyne Kimmons, Annie Turnage, both of Holly Springs; great-grandmother, Annie Bell Campbell of Holly Springs; great-grandfather, Claude Campbell of Holly Springs.
Ula Lerline Westmoreland
Ula Lerline Westmoreland, 82, of Memphis, Tenn., died Aug. 31, 2008 at Baptist Hospital. He was a member of White Station Church of Christ in Memphis. She retired from the clerical department of the Memphis Police Department and from Tennessee Social Services.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 4 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery near Potts Camp.
She leaves five sisters, Merle Raulston of Franklin, Tenn., Bessie Westmoreland of Memphis, Lois Braley of Springfield, Va., Joyce Hendren of Waverly, Tenn., Joan Smith of Henderson, Tenn.
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