February 7, 2008
Willie Lee Chills
Willie Lee Chills, 46, of Blue Mountain, died Jan. 23, 2008 at Tippah County Hospital. She was a member of Wilson Chapel Church and a former cook for Tippah County Schools.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 2 at Antioch MB Church in Blue Mountain. Elder Troy Starks officiated. Burial was in Academy Cemetery in Blue Mountain. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Jerry Chills; three daughters, Shekellia Peterson of Tiplersville, Lillie Sharp of Blue Mountain, Kimika McDonald of Ripley; her mother and stepfather, Emma and Robert Ivy of Blue Mountain; six brothers, Jeff Erby, Steve Erby, Jimmy Erby, Robert Erby Jr., all of Blue Mountain, James Triplett of Falkner, Ron Triplett of Ripley; two sisters, Rosie Erby and Lisa Mosley, both of Blue Mountain; six grandchildren; and a special friend, Sis. Gladys Austin.
She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents, a niece and a nephew.
Pallbearers were W.T. Mosley, Steve Hodges, Michael Hill, Mitchell Knox, Joseph Brown and Barry Cook.
Jeremy Lane Creasie
Jeremy Lane Creasie, infant, of Ashland died Jan. 30, 2008 at Baptist Women’s Hospital.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 1 at Liberty Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Kemp officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his parents, Jackie Creasie and Lynn Waldon of Ashland; great-grandparents, Jerry and Mary Holbrook, and Virginia Shaw, all of Ashland, Ina Faye Thomas of Falkner; and grandparents, Becky Holbrook of Ashland, Joey and Vicky Holbrook of Olive Branch, Steve Waldon of Pine Grove, Patricia Briscoe of Falkner.
He was preceded in death by an uncle, Jeremy Holbrook.
Betsie Lee Jones Jeffries
Betsie Lee (Boo) Jones Jeffries, 78, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Jan. 23, 2008 at her home. She was a church stewardess, member of Regina #67, Order of Eastern Star, PHRA and a retired data processor with Union Planters National Bank.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 2 at Mt. Pisgah CME Church in Memphis, where she was a member. Burial was in New Park Cemetery in Memphis. Rev. John D. Pasley Jr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a sister, Victoria Jones Lucas of Memphis, Tenn.; and a brother, Ural Jones of Memphis, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by siblings Marshall Jones, Louvia Cox, Lela Raymond, William Thomas Jones.
Pallbearers were Charles A. Lucas Jr., Christopher A. Lucas, Ezekiel Owens and Ronnie L. Teagues. Honorary pallbearers were Charles A. Lucas, Crawford Douglas Lucas, Willie Morris Bowens, James T. Jones and Michael Meeks.
Richard Lawrence Koetzle
Richard Lawrence Koetzle, 58, of Panama City Beach, Fla., died Feb. 2, 2008 in Potts Camp. He was a truck driver.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel.
He leaves his wife, Deborah Cuno Koetzle; daughter, Lashelli Roen of Mason City, Iowa; two sons, Aaron Koetzle of California, Mo., Scott Koetzle of Panama City, Fla.; a brother, Roger Koetzle of Panama City Beach, Fla.; a sister, Roseanne Moore of Louisville, Kan. and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Koetzle.
James W. Miller
James W. Miller, 84, of Mt. Pleasant, died Jan. 29, 2008 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. He was a Baptist, a machinist with International Harvester, a member of the Teamster Union for 60 years and a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.
A private family burial was held at West Tennessee Veterans’ Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Mary Miller; a sister, Jean Burden of Memphis; five granddaughters, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Russell Moore, 49, of Senatobia, died Jan. 24, 2008 in Coldwater. He was a supervisor with Chromecraft Factory.
Services were held at 12 noon on Feb. 2 at Springfield Baptist Church in Senatobia. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Sherry Moore; two daughters, Bianca Moore of Senatobia, Rita Gardner of Chicago, Ill.; three sons, Deon Moore, Tyson Allen, both of Senatobia, Kevin Gardner of Chicago, Ill.; his father, Rudell Moore; two sisters, Mary Moore of Senatobia, Joann Green of Chicago, Ill.; six brothers, James Moore, Ray Moore, Ricky Moore, Frank Moore, Marshall Moore, Glenn Moore, all of Senatobia; and seven grandchildren.
Susie Marion Payne
Susie Marion Payne, 84, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 26, 2008 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Jimmy Payne Sr. She was a member of Hamilton Chapel CME Church in Waterford.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 2 at New Hope CME Church in Red Banks. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Robert J. Mathews Jr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home as in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Flora Malone of Oxford, Fannie Payne, Lena Payne, both of Holly Springs; five sons, Willie Payne of Birmingham, Ala., Jimmie Lee Payne, Charlie Payne, Joseph Marion, Isaac Marion, all of Holly Springs; a stepdaughter, Magnolia Yance of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Henretta Jones of Waterford, Daisy Marion of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Minter Marion of Las Vegas, Nev.; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughters, Mary Dade and Ruthie Payne.
Pallbearers were Oscar Marion, Sylvester Jones, Bill Jones, Micheal Lesuer, Adam Malone, Lekeyo Payne, Tony Marion and Ronald Wall. Honorary pallbearers were George Payne, Jimmie Payne, Isaac Marion, Joseph Marion, Clifford Marion, Cornelious Jones and Charles Payne.
Allen Renick, 54, of Hickory Flat, died Feb. 1, 2008 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven. He was a Baptist, a truck driver with Blue Mountain Truck for 21 years and Cotton Plant Transport for one year.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 3 at Cornerstone Baptist Church. Burial was in Family Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Bro. Jimmy William and Bro. Billy Thompson officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Mary Alice Wakefield of Hickory Flat; a son, Christopher Renick of Hickory Flat; a daughter, Samantha Potts of Hickory Flat; three sisters, Louise White of Ripley, Linda Renick, Rhonda Ash, both of Hickory Flat; two stepsisters, Jan Cox, Roanne Moore, both of Virginia; a stepbrother, John Crisco of Yazoo City; his fiancee, Brenda Pitts of Ecru; and five grandchildren.
Priscilla Wolf, 86, of Lamar, died Feb. 1, 2008 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. She was the widow of Phillip Wolf and a statistical secretary on Wall Street for 34 years.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 3 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Lamar Union Church Cemetery.
She leaves three nieces, Jean Koch of Collierville, Tenn., Michelle Denham of Lamar, Sheilah Skudalski of Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
Zelma B. Smith Young
Zelma B. Smith Young, 97, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 28, 2008 at Trinity Missions in Holly Springs. She was a member of Waterford United Methodist Church and the widow of John Russell Smith
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Waterford Cemetery.
She leaves two sons, Raymond Smith of Olive Branch, Charles Smith of Waterford; three daughters, Loyce Cox of Waterford, Hazel Westmoreland of Trenton, Tenn., Geneva Anderson of Red Banks; a stepdaughter, Earnestine Barber; a stepson, Lanier Young; 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Tony Smith.
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