November 27, 2008
Henry Akins, 85, died April 25, 2007. He was born in Holly Springs. While living in Chicago, Ill., he met Doretha Finley; they married July 10, 1948. He served in the United States Army during World War II. They moved to Lansing, Mich., where he worked construction for many years. He worked with Fisher Body in the skilled trades department, retiring in 1986.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 5, 2007 at Trinity A.M.E. Church in Lansing, Mich. Rev. Nathan. A. Dixon, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Lansing. Riley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Doretha; two daughters, Shirley Coleman of Chicago, Ill., Grace Major of Lansing; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Tom Daniel, Keith Coleman, Michael Major, William Word, Mark Major and Jordan Major.
Alice Burnside, 76, of Byhalia, died Nov. 16, 2008 in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 22 at Chulahoma MB Church. Burial was in Chulahoma Cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Mildred Burnside, Linda Jackson, both of Byhalia, Pamela Burnside, Brenda Tatebrooks, both of Holly Springs; eight sons, Dexter Burnside, Dewayne Burnside, R.L. Burnside Jr., Garry Burnside, all of Holly Springs, Melvin Burnside of Memphis, Tenn., Daniel Burnside, Calvin Burnside, both of Davenport, Iowa, Joseph Burnside of Senatobia; six sisters, Ella Mae Taylor, Catherine Taylor, both of Memphis, Tenn., Marilyn Commander of Chicago, Ill., Rosie Lee Waldrop of Jonesboro, Ark., Helen Wright, Tina Davis, both of Senatobia; 36 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Joseph Daniel Ganger
Joseph Daniel Ganger, 52, of Hickory Flat, died Nov. 20, 2008 at his home. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Callahan, Fla., a constructor worker and a Navy veteran of Vietnam.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 25 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Johnny Rakestraw officiated.
He leaves his mother and stepfather, Shelby Plemmons, Walter Plemmons, both of Hickory Flat; two brothers, Michael Ganger of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Sean Paul of Callahan, Fla.; and three sisters, Jean Arrington of Jacksonville, Fla., Barbara Pryor of Waycross, Ga., Veronica Mann of Panama City Beach, Fla.
John Joseph McDonald
John Joseph (JJ) McDonald, 2 weeks old, of Hickory Flat, died Nov. 18, 2008 at North MS Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. He was born Nov. 4, 2008 at Baptist Hospital New Albany.
Services were held at 2 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Hickory Flat. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery in Myrtle. Bro. Kyle Ivy officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his parents, John and Scottie McDonald; a brother, Jacob Lee McDonald; a sister, Lana Jayde McDonald, all of Hickory Flat; grandparents, Linda Renick of Hickory Flat, Joe and Renee Cannon of Red Banks, Ceretha Taylor of New Albany, Curtis and Brenda McDonald of Myrtle; and his great-grandparents, Mary Alice Wakefield of Hickory Flat, Ruth Annis McDonald of Ingomar, Gene Balentine of Olive Branch, Dave and Angela Cannon of Ashland.
Leslie Earline Minor
Leslie Earline Minor, 87, of Hickory Flat, died Nov. 19, 2008 at Baptist Oxford Hospital. She was the widow of W.E. Minor. She was a member of Winborn Methodist Church and supervisor of Irwin B. Schwabe.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 21 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Potts Camp Cemetery. Bro. Brownie Tohill officiated.
She leaves three sons, Glen T. Bounds of Southaven, William (Bill) Minor of Holly Springs, Ray Minor of Waterford; a brother, Alvie Hutchens of Bolton, Tenn.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Vestellar Akins Talley
Vestellar Akins Talley, 87, died Oct. 29, 2008 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehabilitation. She was the widow of Roosevelt Talley, and a member of Mt. Moriah MB Church of Holly Springs. She reared many children and gave many a place in her home to live.
Services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 8 at Mt. Moriah MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Dr. R.J. Wilson, pastor, officiated. H.C. Jett/H.C. Ford and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves Clothie Talley, Glennie Glass, Reccie Cooper, Joe Willie Terrell, Roosevelt Talley, Lovie Talley, Jerry Talley; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Gabriel Young, Marlon Young, Ernest Gilliespie III, Terrell Todd, Kendrick Glass and Michael Cleggins. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Glass, Steven Glass, Cleotha Talley, Zedrick McHuley, Jeffery Terrell and Christopher Talley.
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