October 9, 2008
Charles Clement Colagross
Charles Clement Colagross, 63, of Olive Branch, died Sept. 28, 2008 at his home. He was a Catholic, a heating and air repairman and a Mason.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 2 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Memory Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. Bro. Eddie Lawson officiated.
He leaves his wife, Priscilla Colagross; his mother Jonell Colagross of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; two brothers, Johnny Colagross of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Jimmy Colagross of Killen, Ala.; and a sister, Dr. Cheri Dunn of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
Annie Jean Kendrick Derryberry
Annie Jean Kendrick Derryberry, 76, of Potts Camp, died Oct. 5, 2008 at Baptist Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. She was the widow of William Thomas Derryberry and a retired accountant with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Salem Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Don Hill officiated. United Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Jay Derryberry of Potts Camp; two brothers, Wayne Kendrick of Walls, Doug Kendrick of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Kendrick; a brother, Harrell Kendrick; and a great-grandson, Michael James Derryberry.
Pallbearers were Dustin Lambert, John Hudspeth, Terry Lambert, David Hill, Billy Gurley and Brian Cheatwood. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Cooper, J.J. Derryberry and Buddy Smith.
Rita Mae Rose Gray
Rita Mae Rose Gray, 62, of Thaxton, died Oct. 1, 2008 at Ecru. She was the widow of Morris Gray, a Baptist and a flea market salesperson.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 4 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
She leaves her companion, Ernie (Jack) Williams; a son, James Miller; two daughters, Dejuana Smith of Byhalia, Melissa Wright of Texas; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Ted Louis Harris
Ted Louis Harris, 55, of Coldwater, died Sept. 28, 2008 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Greenwood Lodge #68 and a machine operator with Carrier, Inc. for 18 years.
Services were held at 12 noon on Oct. 4 at Sand Hill M.B. Church in Lamar, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Etoy Bogard officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Bernice Echols Harris; two daughters, Tiffany Harris of Memphis, Tenn., Andrea Collins of Compton, Calif.; two sons, Mario Harris, Rico Harris, both of Memphis, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, LaShundra Wooten, Monica Wooten, both of Coldwater; a stepson, Quanten Wooten of Coldwater; four sisters, Jessie Mae Hampton, Marsel Owens, Georgia Cole, all of Ashland, Annie Mason of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Dwight D. Harris of Memphis, Tenn., George Grant Harris of Ashland and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Tommie Nunnally, Classie Evans, Mattie Tatum and Willie Louis Harris.
Pallbearers were Ashland High School Class of 1971 and Brothers of Greenwood Masonic Lodge #68.
Bobbie Jean Hollifield
Bobbie Jean Hollifield, 67, of Lamar, died Oct. 1, 2008 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Tim Hollifield and a member of Heritage Apostolic Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 3 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Skelton Cemetery. Bro. Tony Roberts officiated.
He leaves four sons, Timothy Wayne Hollifield of Byhalia, Joseph Michael Hollifield, Kenneth Leroy Hollifield, Terry Dewayne Hollifield, all of Lamar; a daughter, Valerie Darlene Hollifield of Hattiesburg; a brother, Odis Rhea Jr. of Lamar; three sisters, Dot Strickland of Pineville, La., Sue Allert of Rossville, Tenn., Freddie Joyner of Ashland; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Jessie Emmitt Holt
Jessie Emmitt Holt, 60, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Sept. 29, 2008 at Wesley Highland Manor in Memphis. He was a self-employed mechanic.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 4 at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel.
He leaves two sons, Marcus Dunlap, Kevin Richardson, both of Memphis, Tenn.; his mother, Joella Jones Holt of Tunica; and a sister, Ann Ethel Childress of Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jermaine Richardson.
Robert Louis Pegues
Robert Louis Pegues, 71, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 2, 2008 at Baptist Hospital, Union County in New Albany. He was the widower of Franzella Boyd Pegues and a self-employed brick mason.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Kingdom Hall of Jehova’s Witness in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden cemetery. Wesley Parham officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves four daughters, Franzetta Pegues of Holly Springs, Shelia Pegues-Porter of Chicago, Ill., Lesia Pegues-Moore of Memphis, Tenn., Rose Thomas of Detroit, Mich.; eight sons, Robert L. Pegues Jr., Rodney L. Pegues, Ronald Pegues, Eric L. Pegues, Elton Pegues, Charles Boyd, all of Holly Springs, Rannie Pegues of Memphis, Tenn., Anthony Boyd of Austin, Tx.; six sisters, Suzette Pegues, Bertha Pegues, Ora D. Jeffries, Dorothy Martin, all of Holly Springs, Betty Ann Pegues of Memphis, Tenn., Glennie Brookins of West Memphis, Ark.; three brothers, Albert Pegues Jr. of Holly Springs, William Pegues, Langston Pegues, both of Memphis, Tenn.; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Boyd.
Pallbearers were Robert L. Pegues Jr., Rannie Pegues, Eric L. Pegues, Elton Pegues, Ronald Pegues and Joseph V. Porter.
John Russo, 42, of Myrtle, died Sept. 29, 2008 in Marshall County. He was formerly employed at Ashley’s Furniture Factory.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Cemetery in Potts Camp. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves five children, John Russo Otto, Louis Russo, Joseph Russo, all of Myrtle, Rebecca Reeves, Matthew Reeves of Posen, Ill.; his mother, Blanch Russo of Chicago, Ill.; his fianceé, Dennise Budnik of Myrtle; siblings, Anthony Russo, Cynthia Terrell of Arizona, Frank Russo of Hickory Flat, Diane Luzar of Potts Camp, Concetta Rameriz, Margaret Imposino, Dawn Sievert, all of Illinois.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Russo.
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