December 25, 2008
Willie Mae Davis
Willie Mae Davis, 77, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 12, 2008 at Alliance HealthCare System. A member of Antioch MB Church in Byhalia, she was a former member of the Eastern Star and a U.S. Army veteran. She was a retired nurse supervisor at the former Care Inn Nursing Home in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 22 at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel with burial in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn.
She leaves three daughters, Rose M. Robinson of St. Paul, Minn., Christine Jones of Chicago, Ill., Youanda Thompson of Fayetteville, N.C.; a goddaughter, Debra Muse of Holly Springs; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Sadie Binella Houston Ellis
Sadie Binella Houston Ellis, 98, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 15, at her home. The widow of Mose Ellis, she was a member of the church mother board.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 20 at Chulahoma MB Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Tony Taylor officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Loretha Davis of Holly Springs; a sister, Minnie King of Seattle, Wash.; six grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 30 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Anthony Hughes, Curtis Wilkins, Earnest Jr. Wilkins, Willie Earl Wilkins, Micheal Wilkins, Fredrick Hamer, Lorenzo Wilkins, Curtis Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were Nicholas Davis, Milton D. Hardin, Michael Hughes, Travis Hardin, Roy Davis, William Davis, Tony Raimy and Chester Davis.
Sylvester Gulledge, 74, died Dec. 4, 2008 at The Regional Medical Center. He professed a hope in Christ at an early age at Isom Chapel CME Church. Later he joined Bethlehem Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Collins.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 13 at N.J. Ford and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Memphis, Tenn. Rev. David Gulledge officiated. Burial was in Holly Springs.
He leaves his wife, Mary Gulledge; a daughter, Brenda Gulledge; three sons, Marcus Gulledge, Brandon Gulledge of Minneapolis, Minn., Rickey Gulledge of Memphis, Tenn.; a stepbrother, Nathaniel Burke; a sister, Lula Dukes; a brother, Henry Gulledge of Holly Springs; and ten grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, David Gulledge and Albert Gulledge; and five sisters, Effie Humpries, Ada Nevel, Lorine Jones, Georgia Lewis, Olivia Walker.
Pallbearers were Willie Brown, Carlos Shaw, Danny Sills, Gary Jones, Shawn Brown and Runrico Brown.
Charles Cury McAllister
Charles Cury McAlister, 50, died Dec. 17 at his home. He was owner of Precision Metal Works.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 20 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Abbeville.
He is survived by his family of friends who cared for him, Marsha Parrish, Linda and Tom Swindle, Selina Gaines, Jim Mitchell and Sam Asbury and their families; a sister, Karen McAllister of Southaven, his aunts, Carol Martin of Bartlett, Tenn., and Sharon Price of Capitan, NM; his uncles, Jack Wright of TX, Lee Wright of Byhalia, David Wright of TX, Butch Wright and Jimmy Wright, both of NM.
The family requests that donations be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Floy Gardner Wilson
Floy Gardner Wilson, 80, of Mt. Pleasant, died Dec. 19 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. The widow of James T. Wilson, she was a retired factory worker at Carrier Air Conditioning, Inc.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 21 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Carey Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Frank Feathers officiated.
She leaves three daughters, Ann Lollar of Hickory Flat, Bonnie McClure of Mt. Pleasant, Phyllis Carman of Olive Branch; two brothers, Howard Gardner of Mt. Pleasant, Glenwood Cothern of Lamar; a sister, Allene Teel of Mt. Pleasant; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by brothers, D.D. Cothern, J.W. Cothern; a sister, Marie Cothern; her stepmother, who raised her, Aurelia Gardner; and a great-grandson, Dominique McClure.
Pallbearers were Ronald Lollar, Michael Westmoreland, Eddie Catledge, Shane Jorgensen, Robert McClure, Gerald Lollar, Kenneth McClure and Jon Engler.
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