September 25, 2008
Annie West Smiley Boone
Annie West Smiley Boone, 93, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 19, 2008 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. She was the widow of William Elliot Boone Sr. She was born in Clarksdale. She was a graduate of Mississippi Synodical College in Holly Springs (now a part of Belhaven College. She was active in the First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible study for many years. A resident of Christopher’s for the past three years, she continued as a faithful member of a Sunday school class held there and was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 22 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Dr. Curtis Ferrell officiated.
She leaves a son, William Elliott Boone Jr. and wife Kathy of Holly Springs; a brother-in-law, Aubrey Boone and wife Patsy of Winona; nephews Joseph Smiley Jr. and wife Nelda of Oklahoma City, Ok., John Boone and wife Nancy of Holly Springs, Alan Boone and wife Cindy of Winona; great-nephews Joey Boone of Nashville, Tenn., Gant Boone of Winona; and a great-niece, Libby Boone of Holly Springs.
Pallbearers were Kenney Rose, Kenneth Edwards, Kenneth Tomlinson, Ronnie Strickland, Dr. Joe Johnson, Dale Jackson, Donald Pogue and Dr. David Childers.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Smiley Sr. and Nathaniel Smiley; brother-in-law, Joe Boone; and sister-in-law, Gertrude McAlexander.
Memorials may be made to the Boone-McAlexander Memorial Fund at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs.
Alberta Culver, 84, of Waterford, died Sept. 22, 2008 at the home of her daughter in Walnut. She was a member of Holly Hill Baptist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in the Laws Hill community.
She leaves a son, Herman Culver Jr. of Potts Camp; three daughters, Lurline Kimery of Ashland, Noveline Rhea of Walnut, Betty Bing of Waterford; three sisters, Era King, Juanita McWhorter, both of Houston, Tx., Margaret Gooding of Olive Branch; 15 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her grandchildren.
Martha Jo Dawson
Martha Jo Dawson, 80, of Victoria, died Sept. 17, 2008 at her home.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch.
She leaves three daughters, Margaret Drumwright of Olive Branch, Janet Wilkerson of Nesbit, Mary Jo Kirkpatrick, both of Southaven; a son, Harry Keys of Victoria; a sister, Jane Warren of Ecru; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Wyomia Malone, 55, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 14, 2008 at her home.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Greenfield Church Cemetery in Waterford.
She leaves four children, Marritha Marie Malone of Indianapolis, Ind., Anthony Malone, Jeval Malone, both of Holly Springs, Elgin Malone of Fort Wayne, Ind.; her mother, Millie Mae Booth Malone of Cordova, Tenn.; three brothers, Odie Malone of Holly Springs, Kent Lee Malone of Fort Wayne, Ind., Will C. Malone of Madison, Ind.; three sisters, Catherine Coleman of Memphis, Tenn., Dannie Lee Johnson of Fort Wayne, Ind., Osie Russell-Jones of Cordova, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.
Juanita Beatrice Mitchell
Juanita Beatrice Mitchell, 86, of Ashland, died Sept. 21, 2008 at Alliance HealthCare System. She was the widow of James D. Mitchell Jr., a member of Ashland Baptist and a bookkeeper with Hearne Lumber.
Services will be held at a later date in Hearne, Tx.
She leaves a son, James D. Mitchell III of Lamar; and a daughter, Patricia Ann Hamilton of Bryan, Tx.
Evelyn Swain Munns
Evelyn Swain Munns, 74, of Potts Camp, died Sept. 18, 2008 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. She was a member of Cornersville Baptist Church and retired from Kellogg.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 20 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Joe Epting officiated. Burial was in Cornersville Cemetery.
She leaves her husband, William L. Munns; three sons, David Munns of Memphis, Tenn., Ralph Munns of Bartlett, Tenn., William A. Munns of Counce, Tenn.; two brothers, Jerry Swain of New Albany, Gary Swain of Cornersville; two grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Elizabeth S. Williams
Elizabeth S. Williams, 97, of Potts Camp, died September 21, 2008. She was the widow of Russell McConnell Williams.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 25 at Potts Camp Cemetery. Memphis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four children, Connie Surles Williams of Memphis, Katherine Noce Corwin of Minneapolis, Minn., and Potts Camp, Chris Massengill of Germantown, Tenn., Russell Harley (Scooter) Williams of Virginia; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandsons; a very special “daughter” Kay Barclay Hull of Lewisville, Tx.; treasured life-long friends, Henry and Mary Jarrett of Potts Camp and “our” Jennie E. Porter of Chicago, Ill.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine and her dearest friend Bess Wainwright Barclay.
In lieu of flowers, “Miss Elizabeth” requested memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
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