January 31, 2008
Curtis Montreal Davis
Curtis Montreal Davis, 23, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 20, 2008. He was a laborer with Exel in Olive Branch.
Services were held at 12 noon on Jan. 26 at Chulahoma MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. McArthur King officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two children, Cadarius Davis, Ketrevon Davis, both of Holly Springs; his mother, LaToya Davis of Horn Lake; his father, Robert Curtis Scruggs of Ashland; four sisters, Jimieka Davis, Chiuna Davis, both of Memphis, Tenn., Jalessa Falkner of Byhalia, Turshelia Scruggs of Victoria; his grandmothers, Curine Jamison of Holly Springs, Clara Scruggs of Chicago, Ill.; great-grandmothers Erie Cole, Dorothy Davis, both of Gary, Ind.; and his great-grandfather, Nathaniel Davis of Gary, Ind.
Pallbearers were Randell Jamison, Kirklyn Jamison, Martez Harding, Ervance Martin, Jeffrey Burgess, John Davis Jr., Alonzo Jamison, Calvin Shaw and Geremy Littlefield. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Coleman, Brandy Harden, Lavar Clayborn, Clifford Martin, Robert Glass, Marcus Scruggs, Fredrick Walker, Kevin Martin and Jarvis Wilson.
Iva Jewel Feathers
Iva Jewel (Sissie) Feathers, 65, of Michigan City, died Jan. 21, 2008 at Briarcrest Nursing Home. She was a Baptist.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 23 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Early Grove Cemetery.
She leaves three brothers, Lonnie Feathers, Jesse Feathers, both of Michigan City, Roger Feathers of Byhalia and two sisters, Bobbie Cook of Michigan City, Dollie Byrd of Lamar.
James Edward (Eddie) Harris, 81, of New Albany, died Jan. 26, 2008 at his home. He was the widower of Lillie Mae Harris and a member of Reid’s Gift Church in Potts Camp.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Golden Gate COGIC. Burial was in McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Elder Tony Sanders officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his children, Ricky Joe Harris, Margie Ticer, Wanda Cullens, Dwayne Harris, David Neal Harris, all of New Albany, Ishabella Harris of Holly Springs; three brothers, Willie Frank Harris of New Albany, Arthur Harris, William Harris of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Mattie Harris of Mason, Tenn., Issa Lee Williams of Covington, Tenn.; 33 grandchildren and 61 great-grandchildren.
Kuy Earl Jones
Kuy Earl Jones, 83, died Jan. 24, 2008 in Holly Springs. He installed water wells throughout North Mississippi for many years. He was a member of Victoria United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Byhalia Cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves seven nieces and nephews.
Jarvis Lane Kimmons
Jarvis L. (Jabo) Kimmons, 45, of Ashland, formerly of Holly Springs, died Jan. 16, 2008 at Briarcrest Extended Care Home in Ashland. He was a disabled laborer with Mississippi Forestry Service.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 22 at Finley Grove MB Church. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. James Green officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three brothers, Robert Kimmons, Willie Tom Kimmons, both of Aurora, Ill., Charles Kimmons of Holly Springs and three sisters, Bertha Lawrence, Verlin Kimmons, Alice Kimmons, all of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Verlee Kimmons and Clara Mae Freeman Kimmons; and a brother, Roy Lee Kimmons.
Pallbearers were Cedrick Kimmons, Lemarcus Kimmons, Zachary Cornelious, Kalmerun Kimmons and Albert Lawrence. Honorary pallbearers were Percy Freeman, Mack D. Bowen, James Freeman, Samuel Turnage and Demetrius Cornelious.
Corine Miller, 78, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Coldwater, died Jan. 17, 2008 at Blue Island, Ill.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Wall Hill Church of Christ in Coldwater. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home of Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Charles (C.F.) Miller.
Ora Mae Newson
Ora Mae Newson, 85, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Senatobia, died Jan. 20, 2008 at King’s Daughters and Son Home in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 25 at New Galilee Baptist Church in Memphis. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Memphis. Rodgers Funeral Home of Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Pink Lee Newson; and three sisters, Bertha Stevenson, Minnie Jones, Dorothy Hale, all of Memphis, Tenn., and a brother, Sammie C. Batts of St. Louis, Mo.
William M. Potts
William M. Potts, 83, of Waterford, died Jan. 25, 2008 at his home. He was a Baptist, an automobile mechanic, a World War II veteran and a veteran of the Korean War.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 28 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Potts Camp Cemetery. Bro. Troy Defer officiated.
He leaves two sons, John Stephen Potts of Chattanooga, Tenn., James W. Potts of Potts Camp; two daughters, Cathy Shaw of Waterford, Brenda Gary of Yorkville, Ill.; a brother, John H. Potts of Myrtle; two sisters, Lois Morrisey of Long Beach, Calif., Opal Levy of Kenner, La.; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Glen Potts; sisters, Hermie Billiott, Ruby Wostarowia; and a grandchild, Nicholas Potts.
Pallbearers were Art and Andrew Gary, Zach Shaw, Chad Potts, Jamie Lee Potts, Timothy Goode, Chris and Seth Milliron and Brandon Hughes.
Donations may be sent to a hospice or diabetes foundation.
Eva Earle Easterling Roman
Eva Earle Easterling Roman, 84, formerly of Holly Springs, died Jan. 21, 2008 in Indianapolis. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing and went on to earn her master’s degree in nursing specialties from the University of Memphis. She joined the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant and served as an army nurse. She was a former director of nursing services at Marshall County Hospital in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26 at Moore Funeral Chapel in Petal. Burial was in Green’s Creek Cemetery.
She leaves her husband of 61 years, Michael A. Roman; sons, Michael of Atlanta, Ga., Daniel of Indianapolis, Ind., Timothy of Fredericksburg, Tx., Dennis of Nashville, Tenn.; brothers, Ervin Easterling of Azel, Tx., Emmette Easterling of Richton; sisters, Elva Easterling Lewis of Fort Worth, Tx., Elna Easterling Wilson of Azel, Tx., Ellen Easterling Blume of Ruidosa, N.M. and 12 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Fisher House BAMC, Fisher Houses, 3623 George C. Beach, Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234-5000.
Brenda Faye Savage
Brenda Faye Savage, 48, of Red Banks, died Jan. 27, 2008 at her home. She was a 911 dispatcher, a volunteer with Red Banks Fire Department and a member of the Thimble Club.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Olive Branch Christian Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in Red Banks Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Mark Savage; two daughters, Roxanne Rowland of Potts Camp, Miranda Nichols of Olive Branch; a brother, Ted Ries of Canada; five sisters, Dorothy Hall, Wanda Thompson, Jeannie Elizabeth Barber, Debbie Tait, Cindy Snyder, all of Canada; and four grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to the Red Banks Fire Department.
Dorothy Modena Spain Scott
Dorothy Modena Spain Scott, 81, of Oxford, formerly of Slayden, died Jan. 24, 2008 at the Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. She was the widow of Jack Scott, her husband of 48 years. She was a retired office manager for S & S Electric in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Osborne Creek Cemetery near Booneville. McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves five sons, Bert Moore of Hohenwald, Tenn., Rick Moore of Howie In The Hills, Fla., Terry Moore of Bartlett, Tenn., Joseph Scott of Slayden, Jonathan Scott of Oxford; five brothers, Jerry Spain of Germantown, Guy Spain, Ray Spain, both of Booneville, Tim Spain of Iuka, David Spain of Spring, Tx.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Mahoney and Betty Lou Haskins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Alzheimer’s Association of MS, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite H, Jackson, MS 39216 or North MS Hospice of Oxford, 104 Skyline Drive, Oxford, MS 38655.
Elzie E. Stinson
Elzie E. (Shug) Stinson, 72, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Jan. 22, 2008 at Delta Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was the widower of Ann Stinson. He was a member of Calvin Chapel United Methodist Church.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ayers Cemetery. Rev. Gifton Jones officiated.
He leaves two nieces, Henrietta Johnson, Pearl Ishmeal, both of Memphis, Tenn.; and a nephew, James Stinson of Memphis, Tenn.
Geraldine Vanzant, 88, of Hickory Flat, died Jan. 24, 2008 at Baptist Hospital in New Albany. She was the widow of Jess Vanzant and a Methodist.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in McKay Cemetery. Bro. William Phillips officiated.
She leaves two sons, Johnny Vanzant of Naples, Fla., Jack G. Vanzant of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Doris Goode of Hickory Flat, Annette Mann of Memphis, Tenn.; a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
Carolyn Sue Waldrop
Carolyn Sue Waldrop, 57, of Red Banks, died Jan. 23, 2008 at Alliance Health Care Systems. She was a member of Abundant Life Fellowship and worked in childcare.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
She leaves her husband, Clifford Waldrop; a son, Romey Waldrop of Victoria; a daughter, Tawana Jenkins of Cordova, Tenn.; a brother, Harvey Perdue Jr. of Hot Springs, Ark.; a sister, Bonnie Pirtle of Olive Branch and two grandchildren.
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