December 11, 2008
Mary Maggie Bolden
Mary Maggie Bolden, 94, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 5, 2008 at her home. She was the widow of Jeston (Dude) Bolden and a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Dec. 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Jim Polk officiated.
She leaves three sons, Lonnie Bolden, John Frank Bolden, both of Holly Springs, Ransom Bolden of Ashland; four daughters, Doris Allen, Corrine Bloor, both of Moscow, Tenn., Betty Carpenter of Independence, Dianne Marshall of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, J.W. Skelton of Ashland; two sisters, Addie Mae Allen, Myrtice Newcomb, both of Ashland; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Arthur H. Carpenter
Arthur H. (Rass) Carpenter, 76, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 3, 2008 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Valley Grove Cemetery in Michigan City. Bro. Billy Adair officiated.
He leaves his wife, Lucy Bell Carpenter of Slayden; two sons, Daniel Lynn Carpenter, Arthur Larry Carpenter, both of Slayden; four daughters, Shelia Sappington of Hackelburg, Ala., Donna Miller of Michigan City, Debbie Jo Castoria of Olive Branch, Beth Hardiman of Kingsport, Tenn.; three brothers, Johnny Keith Miller of Holly Springs, Jerry Miller, Charles Miller, both of El Dorado, Kan.; three sisters, Shirley Jean Miller Clarkson of Holly Springs, Barbara Pickens of Saltillo, Laverne Miller of Lamar; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bruce Castoria, Jeromey Miller, Brian Miller, Shan Miller, Justin Sappington, Johnnie Hardiman, Phill Sappington and Johnny Miller.
Thomas Wayne Cook
Thomas Wayne Cook, 61, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 5, 2008 at his home. He was a Naval Seabee veteran of Vietnam. He was owner and operator of Cook Trucking, Cook Oil and Southern Brick and Tile.
Services were held at at 1 p.m. on Dec. 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Helen S. Cook; two sons, Terry Wayne Cook of Hickory Flat, Timothy Wayne Cook of Laws Hill; three daughters, Rita Morgan of Ashland, Tina Willis of Holly Springs, Tammie Wilkerson of Potts Camp; a brother, William Cook of Ashland; two sisters, Glenda Clifton of Potts Camp, Ouida Washington of Houlka; and 14 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mary Katherine Cook; and granddaughter, Katherine Elise Cook.
Lillie Moore, 85, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 3, 2008 at Alliance HealthCare. She served on the church’s mother’s board.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 13 at Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, where she was a member. Burial will be in Hudsonville Cemetery. Elder Christopher Briggs will officiate. Serenity Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves five children, Annie Mayfield of Lamar, Emma Jones, Cora Moore, Rusus Moore, Evelena Moore, all of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Violet Word of Kansas City, Mo.; 17 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Penilton; and a grandson, Anthony Jones.
Estelle Scroggins, 65, of Byhalia, died Dec. 8, 2008. She was the widow of Jake Scroggins Sr. She was a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel in Olive Branch. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery.
She leaves two daughters, Barbara Stewart of Lewisburg, Jeanette Medlin of Olive Branch; a son, Jake Scroggins Jr. of Ingram’s Mill; four stepdaughters, Wanda, Lynn, Debbie and Paula; a sister, JoAnn Smith of Benton County; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to Meadowbrook Baptist Church.
Robert G. Smith
Robert G. Smith, 64, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 4, 2008 at Oxford. He was a Baptist and employed in retail.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Frank Feathers officiated.
He leaves three nephews, Billy Smith, Donald Smith, both of Blue Mountain, Tommy Byrd of Lamar; and a niece, Mary Margaret Smith of Hernando.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy Smith, Roy Smith; and a sister, Mildred McCullough.
Pallbearers were Heath Byrd, Ada Byrd, Scott Feathers, Grant Feathers, Bill Anderson and Tyler Miller. Honorary pallbearers were Corey Smith and Dustin Smith.
Gracie Jones Dorse Stephens
Gracie Jones Dorse Stephens, 95, of Lamar, died Dec. 1, 2008 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Sid Dorse and Richard Stephens. She was a member of L.I.F.T., a member of National Usher Federation and a church stewardess.
Services were held at 12 noon on Dec. 7 at Hudsonville CME Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Roberts Chapel CME Church Cemetery in Slayden. Elder Bobby G. Wilson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Nona Mae Bafford of Memphis, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, 26 step-grandchildren, 48 step-great-grandchildren and 30 step-great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Willie Bafford Jr., Sidney Bafford, Wallace Dorse, Don Young, Tracy Dorse, Clifford Dorse and Gerald Dorse. Honorary pallbearers were Cleveland Hill, Joseph Hill Jr., Earl Hill, Richard Hill, Clyde Hill and Greg Hill.
Shelby Terriel Stinson
Shelby Terriel Stinson, 40, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 2, 2008 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a member of the church choir, a member of the usher board and manager of Pizza Hut in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Christ Temple Church of God in Christ in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Elder Albert Pass officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his father and mother, Sylvester Stinson Sr., Nora Hymon Stinson of Holly Springs; a brother, Sylvester Stinson Sr. of Holly Springs; and two nieces, Ashley McKenzie Stinson, Alyssa McKenzie Stinson, both of Holly Springs.
Pallbearers were cousins, Geogary Govan, Venice Govan, Chris Fesmire, Randy Hymon, Kelvin Govan and Richard Gibson. Honorary pallbearers were uncles, Charlie Hymon Jr., James Stinson, Major Beard, Willis Hymon, Lee Stinson and Dan Stinson.
Ceonie Woodard Jr.
Ceonie (June) Woodard Jr., 66, of Lamar, died Nov. 29, 2008 at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. He was the widower of Ella B. Patterson Woodard. He was a member of Concord MB Church in Slayden and a retired supervisor with the U.S. Forestry Service after 20 years.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 6 at Sims Chapel MB Church in Michigan City. Burial was in Samuel Chapel MB Church Cemetery. Rev. Adam Gholson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his caregivers, Patricia A. Patterson, Joe Patterson, Evlean Colyer, all of Slayden; six sisters, Rosie T. McGlothen, Stancie Woods, Patricia Turner Smith, Marzetta Turner, Doris Jene Woodard, all of Memphis, Tenn., Nylotice Dortch of Holly Springs; and a brother, Timothy (Jack) Turner of Memphis, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James (Charlie) Turner Jr.
Pallbearers were Joe Patterson Jr., Reggie Patterson, Andrico Williams, Greg Patterson, Willie Patterson Jr. and Steve Jones.
Andrew Allen Work
Andrew (Andy) Allen Work, 78, a retired Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force, died December 1, 2008 in Merced, Ca. He lived in Potts Camp until he enlisted into the Air Force at the age of 25. Throughout his 20 years of service he served in California, Alaska, Washington, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, England, and retiring back at Castle Air Force Base. Andrew also served four tours of duty in Guam and Thailand during the Vietnam War.
He leaves his wife Barbara Jean Work; daughters Barbara Yvonne Wallace of Turlock, Ca., and Betty Ann Langley of Merced, Ca., siblings Jennie Mitchell of Holly Springs, Lula Westmoreland of Cordova, Tenn., Agnes Gordon of Hernando, Jeanette Dunning of Potts Camp, J.B. Work of Potts Camp and Ina Faye Thornton of Memphis, Tenn.; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Joshua Langley of Sonora and Michael Wallace of Merced.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 5, at the Merced First Assembly of God Church in Merced, California. The burial was held at 2 p.m. on December 8, at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine, CA.
All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Merced, CA.
Jean Berniece Young
Jean Berniece Young, 85, of Potts Camp, died Dec. 4, 2008 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. She was the widow of Jesse George Wilbur Young. She was a Seventh Day Adventist.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Mantachie. Bro. Jim Buchanan officiated.
She leaves a daughter, Colette Young of Waterford; a brother, Doug Beaver of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Doris France of Conway, Ark., Margaret Horne of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughters, Martha Jean Ross, Joanie Lovelitt, Lynn Ross; and a grandson.
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