November 6, 2008
Lucy Bardee Autry
Lucy Bardee Autry, 86, died Oct. 29, 2008 at Briarcrest Nursing Home. She was the widow of William Joseph Autry. She was employed for more than 25 years at ABC Factory in Ashland, a pre-school Sunday school teacher for many years and accomplished seamstress.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 1 at Ashland Baptist Church, where she was a life-long member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Autry officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
She leaves two sons, Sherrill F. Autry, James Autry, both of Marrero, La.; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Nelson Ford.
Cora Florence Bradford
Cora Florence Bradford, 87, of Hickory Flat, died Oct. 31, 2008 at her home. She was the widow of J.F. Bradford, a Baptist and a dress factory employee at Irwin B. Schwae.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery. Bro. David Jordan officiated.
She leaves two sons, Fred Allen Bradford, Jimmy Bradford, both of Hickory Flat; four daughters, Charlene Goolsby of Randolph, Blanch Riles of Potts Camp, Eloise Stephens of Byhalia, Betty Bradley of New Albany; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Willis Bradford.
Frank Davis Jr.
Frank Davis Jr., 88, of Barton, died Oct. 28 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was the widower of Faye Davis. He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of Barton United Methodist Church. He served as a board member for Byhalia Citizens Bank; IDA board of Marshall County. He was a member of the Lions Club, Marshall County School Board and former owner of Davis Grocery in Barton.
Services were held at 10 a.m. at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel in Olive Branch.
He leaves his daughter, Sandra DeVore of Barton; two granddaughters, a great-granddaughter and a special friend, Jeanette Stallings.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Wingo.
John Pat Day
John Pat Day, 48, died Thursday, October 30, 2008 at his home in Oxford. A self-employed painter, he was a Baptist and a former salesman at Johnson’s Furniture.
Services were held Tuesday, November 4 at 2 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken White officiating. Burial was in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
He leaves his mother, Patsy Cavanaugh Day of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by his father Wayne Gaylon Day, and his brother Gaylon Day.
Expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions may be made to the Oxford Lafayette County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1674, Oxford, MS 38655.
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Billy Wayne Gray
Billy Wayne Gray, 60, of Lamar, died Oct. 22, 2008 at Alliance HealthCare. He was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church and a road maintenance worker with Marshall County for 25 years.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 31 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Clerk Creek Cemetery. Bro. Jimmy Pope officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Joann Gray; a son, Jarrett Gray of Lamar; a daughter, Tona Marie Thomas of Lamar; three brothers, Phil Gray of Lamar, Bobby Gray of Bartlett, John Alvis Gray of Oykye, Calif.; two sisters, Margaret Humphrey of Lamar, Lucy Stone of Houston, Tx.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Margarette Modene Hancock
Margarette Modene (Mama) Hancock, 98 died Nov. 2, 2008 at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She was a retired supervisor over housekeeping and hospitality at The Natchez Trace Inn.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 at United Funeral Service Chapel. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery. Rev. David Langerfeld officiated.
She leaves a daughter, Audine Cooper of Potts Camp; a son, Ricky Hancock of Sherman; a brother, Arnold Reeves of Holly Springs; a daughter-in-law, Vernel Hancock of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, S.A. (Junior) Hancock; seven sisters and two brothers.
Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons.
Memorials may be made to Harrisburg Baptist Church or Macedonia Baptist Church.
Sammie Holloway, 89, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 28, 2008 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a church deacon for more than 50 years, a former Sunday school superintendent, former president of the church choir; he helped organize Marshall County Singing Union, where he served as first president. He was a retired sample cutter with Federal Compress & Warehouse in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Rising Star MB Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Old Rising Star Cemetery. Rev. Robert McClain officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Maeroxie Craine Holloway of Holly Springs; two daughters, Arleaus H. Bogard of Holly Springs, Connie Jean Gordon of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Nathaniel Holloway of Holly Springs, Girves Holloway of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Dorothy Holloway, Eliza Holloway, both of Champaign, Ill., Georgia Marie Holloway of Little Rock, Ark.; two brothers, Efford Holloway, Albert Holloway, both of Holly Springs, 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Charlie Holloway.
James Hawthorn Isom
James Hawthorn Isom, 62, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 29, 2008 at Methodist Germantown Hospital. He was a church worker and employed in maintenance setup with Troxel Manufacturing in Moscow, Tenn.
Services were held at 1 pm. on Nov. 3 at Hernando Road Church of Christ, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Bennie Braswell Jr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Velma Howell Isom; two daughters, Jonett Isom, Jennifer Isom, both of Holly Springs; two sons, Aaron James Isom, James Isom, both of Holly Springs and a sister, Annie Bell of Chicago, Ill.
Pallbearers were Aaron James Isom, Lee Peoples, Clyde Frazier, Jamal Sanderson, Lee Mack King and James Oliver Jr. Honorary pallbearers were James Lee Isom, Thomas Lee Allen, Willie (Randy) Isom, Patrick (Ronnie) Isom, Micheal Crittle, Wallace Freeman, Douglas Howell, Melvin Faulkner and Russell Hubbard.
Julian H. Pierce Sr.
Julian H. Pierce Sr., 82, of Mt. Pleasant, died Oct. 28, 2008. He retired from Dupont, was an Army World War II veteran, and a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 31 at Forest Hill East Funeral Home Chapel with burial following.
He leaves his wife of 49-1/2 years, Ann; three sons, Julian, Randall, Kendall; a daughter, Brenda West; and five grandchildren.
Freddie Mae Sanderson Rayford
Freddie Mae Sanderson Rayford, 89, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 24 at Alliance HealthCare System. She was the widow of Henry Rayford. She was a member of Union Valley MB Church in Byhalia, a member on the church’s mother’s board, a former usher and choir member, a former member of Smith Grove MB Church and member of the order of Eastern Star.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 1 at Rust College Doxey Auditorium. Burial was in Smith Grove MB Church Cemetery. Rev. George Rayford officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Truly Banks of Byhalia, Claudette Marion of Holly Springs, Geneva Rubin, Helen Rayford, both of Memphis, Tenn.; nine sons, James T. Rayford Sr., Van Rayford, Eddie Rayford, all of Holly Springs, Richard Rayford of Jackson, Walter Rayford of Cordova, Tenn., Larry Rayford of Memphis, Tenn., John V. Rayford of Bellwood, Ill., George Rayford, Aaron C. Rayford, both of Aurora, Ill.; two sisters, Cleora Phillips of Byhalia, Willie Jean Swift of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Earnest Sanderson of Chicago, Ill., Joe Sanderson of St. Louis, Mo., T.C. Sanderson of Red Banks; 67 grandchildren, 117 great-grandchildren and 50 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five children, Henry Lee Rayford, Jeanette Lay, B.T. Rayford, David Rayford, Charlene Rayford.
Pallbearers were sons, James T. Rayford, Sr., Johnny Rayford, A.C. Rayford, Rev. Eddie Rayford, Dr. Walter Rayford, Larry C. Rayford, Rev. George Rayford, Rev. Van Rayford and Dr. Richard Rayford.
Doris Elaine Whaley
Doris Elaine Whaley, 46, of Potts Camp, died Oct. 30, 2008 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was a member of the church choir. She attended Northeast Community College and was employed with Target in Collierville, Tenn., in customer service red.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 5 at Baptist Hill MB Church in Potts Camp, where she was a member. Burial was in Mt. Olive MB Church Cemetery. Rev. Lacy E. Scott officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Telisha LaQuata Hubbard of Potts Camp; three sons, Skyla LaShun Whaley of New Albany, Terry LaWayne Whaley, Michael LaMonteya Whaley, both of Potts Camp; her mother, Lillie Mae Whaley of Ashland; seven sisters, Sandra Whaley of Potts Camp, Roxie Whaley of Hickory Flat, Deborah Gorman, Barbara McCary, both of Holly Springs, Charlene Cummings of Blue Mountain, Brenda Sims of Columbia, Joyce Young of Olive Branch; two brothers, Michael Whaley of Victoria, Sammie Charles Whaley of Potts Camp; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Dewayne Whaley.
Pallbearers were James (Trey) Dillard, James Dillard II, Ivan Owens, Lee Taylor, Ralph Dillard and Mack Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Skyla Whaley, Terry Whaley, Michael L. Whaley, Sammie Whaley, Michael A. Whaley, Urmit Graham and Justin Whaley.
Earl Dean Wilkins
Earl Dean Wilkins, 65, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 27, 2008 in Byhalia. He was a construction worker.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 3 at Adolphus Chapel CME Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Tony Wilkins officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, Chairnell Campbell, Kimberly Campbell, both of Holly Springs; two sons, Carl Riddle, Maurice Campbell, both of Holly Springs; a sister, Gloria Wilkins of Holly Springs; three brothers, Arthur Wilkins of Holly springs, Billy Wilkins of Memphis, Tenn., Rev. Tony Wilkins of Holly Springs; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Lee Wilkins, Walter Wilkins, Dorothy Wilkins and Flora Wilkins.
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