November 13, 2008
Willie Pearl Adkins
Willie Pearl Adkins, 76, of Blue Mountain, died Nov. 6, 2008 at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She joined Beulah Land MB Church at an early age.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Adkins Chapel in Blue Mountain. Dr. James W. Dye officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves five children, Patricia Cook, Steve Adkins, Shirley Adkins, all of Blue Mountain, Sydney Adkins of Knoxville, Tenn., Lisa Adkins of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Bonnie Faye Lester of Chicago, Ill.; four brothers, Tommy Lester, Larry Lester, Wesley Lester, all of Chicago, Ill., Danny Lester of Bruce; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Birdie Lou Collins and a son, Timothy (Butch) Adkins.
Mary Louise Mills Chambers
Mary Louise Mills Chambers, 90, of Fort Payne, Ala., died Nov. 4, 2008. She was the widow of Rupert Chambers. She grew up in Holly Springs and moved to Fort Payne in 1946 with her husband to raise her family. She worked many years in downtown Fort Payne in the retail clothing business. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Payne, a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of which she was a longtime secretary and active member and she spent the last 10 years of her life as a volunteer worker at the DeKalb County Courthouse.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 7 at Burt Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Payne. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.
She leaves two sons, Jim and Rick; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Dorothy Edwards of Starkville.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Nina Brown of Holly Springs and a brother, George Mills of Southaven.
Henry C. Clifton
Henry C. Clifton, 86, of Hickory Flat died Nov. 9, 2008 at Delta Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was a truck driver with Synergy Gas and an Army veteran of World War II.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, where he was a founding member. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Bro. Jimmy Wilbanks and Bro. Chuck Fowler officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Marjorie Clifton; four sons, Coleman Clifton of Red Banks, Ward Clifton of Potts Camp, Jerry Clifton of Ashland, Ricky Clifton of Hickory Flat; a daughter, Wilma McGregor of Potts Camp; a brother, R.V. Clifton of Southaven; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Camille Clifton; and a great-granddaughter, Madison McGregor.
Pallbearers were Steve McGregor, Brad Clifton, C. Michael Clifton, J. Michael Clifton, Brian Clifton, Blake Clifton, Scott Clifton and Nathan Clifton. Honorary pallbearers were Chad Glasson, Billy Wooten, Andy Dillard, Steven Wicker, Michael Pruitt and John Blissard.
Ellis Glover, 67, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 5, 2008 at Baptist Hospital North MS in Oxford. He was a church deacon, male choir president, a church custodian, a member of Powell Chapel Masonic Lodge #339 and laborer/paint mixer with Holly Springs Brick & Tile.
Services were held at 12 noon on Nov. 11 at Hopewell No. 2 MB Church in Hudsonville, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Alonzo Johnson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Susie R. Nunnally Glover; two daughters, Margie Richmond of Lamar, Patricia Johnson of Holly Springs; a son, Terry L. Glover of Holly Springs; four sisters, Rosie Crumb, Barbara Snow, both of Hudsonville, Jennie Washington of Holly Springs, Pauline Lewellyn of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Andrew Glover of Holly Springs, Willie B. Glover of Hudsonville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Lue Pearley Tucker Harris
Lue Pearley Tucker Harris, 63, of Lamar, died Nov. 1, 2008 at Baptist Memphis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a former choir president and youth choir president, member of church Missionary Society and a retired factory worker with Sunbean in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Sand Hill MB Church in Lamar, where she 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.
She leaves her husband, Tom L. Harris of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Teresia Franklin of Olive Branch, Janice McKinnie of Killeen, Tx.; her mother, Sarah Tucker of Lamar; two sisters, Sharon Readers, Nielene Jeffries, both of Lamar; four brothers, Marvin Glass of Holly Springs, Herman Glass of Aurora, Ill., David Glass of Lamar, Bradley Glass of Ashland; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Willie B. Mason, Jarmarcus Sanders, Marvino Hamer, Terry Sanders, Jarmaral Sanders, Deon Beard, Alex Tate and Tilmon Hampton. Honorary pallbearers were David Glass Sr., David Glass Jr., Bradley Glass Jr., Anthony Readers, Steven B. Glass Sr., Bradley Glass Sr., Marvin Glass, Velve M. McKinnie, Ricardo McKinnie, Velve L. McKinnie Jr., Sylvester Tucker and Herman Glass.
Pamela Lester Heck
Pamela (Pam) Lester Heck, 72, of Bartlett, Tenn., died Oct. 3, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital - Bartlett. She was born in Holly Springs. She attended Southwest College and graduated from Methodist Nursing School. She worked for many years as an RN for St. Francis Hospital.
Services were held at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial was in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery
She leaves her husband, William Heck; a son, Jason Heck and step-daughter, Patricia; sister, Nancy Tacy; brother, Ned Lester and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sisters Nina L. Nelson, Dora L. Bangs, Jane L. Woods; and a brother, Pat Lester.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Helen Magee, 67, of Byhalia, died Nov. 9, 2008 at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto. She was an interior decorator and dedicated member of Abundant Grace Church in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 12 at Memorial Park. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
She leaves her husband, Houston Magee; two daughters, Tammy Saint Summers of Byhalia; Sandy Saint Gorman of Memphis, Tenn.; two sons, Thomas Saint and Jarrett Magee both of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Wayne Johnson of Southaven; three sisters, Bonnie Beasley of Memphis, Betty Deckelman of Olive Branch, Maxine Cates of Memphis; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughters Pam Saint and Stacy Saint.
Sarah Henderson Jones
Sarah Henderson Jones, 80, died Nov. 9, 2008. She was a member of Emory Independent Methodist Church for 18 years.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel in Olive Branch. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
She leaves her husband of 60 years, George E. Jones; children Paula Moore, Judy Hartledge, Greg Jones; a brother, Jack Henderson; sister, Hazel Koch; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Emory Independent Methodist Church.
Charles H. Morgan
Charles H. Morgan, 69, of Lamar, died Nov. 9, 2008 at N. MS Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a carpenter.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rice Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Don Wilson officiated.
He leaves his wife of 49 years, Louise Wilson Morgan; four sons, Barry Morgan of Lamar, Larry Morgan of Hernando, Charles Morgan Jr. of Ashland, Brant Morgan of Falkner; a daughter, Vickie Weatherly of Falkner; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a baby girl, Morgan.
Pallbearers were Ally (Cat) Morgan, Jonathan Weatherly, Terry Cook, Brandon Leak, Paul Ward, Keaton Morgan, Evan Morgan, Tony Weatherly, Mark Leak, Kelly Thomas, Terry Wilson, Jimmy Skelton, Jamie Hailey, and James (Buddy) Wilson.
M.C. Sharp Jr.
M.C. Sharp Jr., 52, of Coldwater, died Nov. 2, 2008 in Byhalia. He was a factory worker.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Fredonia Baptist Church in Senatobia. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Julie Medlock Sharp of Byhalia; two daughters, Peggy Akins, Anita Sharp, both of Byhalia; five sons, Donzell Sharp, James Sharp, Conel Sharp, Calvin Sharp, all of Byhalia, Terry Davis of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Essie Mays of Byhalia; a brother, Andrew Sharp of Olive Branch; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Gladys Cloverett Pegues Young White
Gladys Cloverett Pegues Young White, 75, of Lakeland, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Nov. 1, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett in Bartlett, Tenn. She was the widow of Henry L. White. She was a member of Helen Longstreet Sub Group of United Methodist Women and a retired nurse aide in private homes.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 8 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tenn., where she was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Kenneth R. Edmondson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Chandra Nailing of Lakeland, Tenn., Verna Sparks, Maggie Pegues, both of Ellendale, Ga.; three sons, Robert Hill of Georgia, Voss Odell Nailing of Memphis, Tenn., Larry Pegues of Dallas, Tx.; two sisters, Lucy Hamilton of Holly Springs, Ether Jones of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Chester Young of Omaha, Neb.; 22 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews, Frederick Pegues, Joseph Jessie, Vernon Griggs, Dantay Hill, Pierre Tompkins, Sebatian Pegues, Vernzarious Jessie, Leslie Young and Antavious Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Centenary United Men.
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