March 12, 2009
Mary Marie Baker
Mary Marie Baker, 79, of Holly Springs, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died March 1, 2009 at Baptist Desoto Hospital. She was the widow of James Maynard Baker and a Baptist.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Salem Baptist Cemetery in Potts Camp.
She leaves a daughter, Alice Leann Goldstein of Senatobia; a brother, Martin Anthony Lewis of Blue Springs; and two grandchildren.
Dudley Benton Hoover
Dudley Benton Hoover, 90, of Ashland, died March 7, 2009 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs. He was the widower of L.G. Hoover. He served his country in World War II in Europe and remained a proud veteran.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on March 10 at Liberty Methodist Church Cemetery in Ashland. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his twin sisters, Mary Hoover, Martha Bosche Hoover, both of Jonesboro, Ark.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sisters Louise Hoover Bowen and Ruth Hoover; and his brothers Howard, William, Clyde, Joseph, Morris, Otho, Tandy, Tom and Casey Hoover.
The family asks that memorials be considered to the Liberty Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, care of Liberty Methodist Church, 2977 Holbrook Rd., Ashland, MS 38603.
Norman Ray Johnson
Norman Ray Johnson, 78, of Ashland, died March 6, 2009 at Jackson Madison Co. Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. He was the widower of Sue Johnson, an Air Force veteran of Korea and a salesman.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 9 at Ashland Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Randy Crews officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Sherry Rushing of Humbolt, Tenn.; a sister, Colleen Hurt of Medon, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
Myrtle Vivian Joiner
Myrtle Vivian Joiner, 89, of Byhalia, died March 5, 2009 at her home. She was the widow of Lawrence Joiner and a Baptist.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 9 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
She leaves four sons, Verlon Joiner of Byhalia, Kenneth Joiner of Indianapolis, Ind., James Joiner, Robert Joiner, both of Plant City, Fla.; a sister, Ab Allen of Stockton, Ala.; 27 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her children, William Earl Joiner, Tommy Joiner, Catherine Wilson and Mary Ann Scott.
Mary (Jeannie) Joyner, 82, of Moscow, Tenn., died March 3, 2009 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Rupert Ennis Joyner, an employee of Troxel Manufacturing and a Wal-Mart people greeter.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 6 at Carey Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Neneen officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Jack Joyner of Moscow, Tenn.; a daughter, Mary Yager of Moscow, Tenn.; a sister, Helen Epps of Olive Branch; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Josh Joyner, Mike Robinson, Travis Kennon, Lee Yager, Dean Tutor and Chris Yager.
Virgil James Kirby
Virgil James (Jim) Kirby, 71, of Hickory Flat, died March 7, 2009 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. He was a paratrooper in the U.S. Armed Forces and a self-employed construction worker.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 11 at Hickory Flat United Methodist Church. Burial was in McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Bro. Brownie Tohill officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his friends who have cared for him many years, Tom and Shirley Bready of Covington, Tenn.
Fred Richards, 84, died March 4, 2009 at Briarcrest Extended Care Home in Ashland. He was the widower of Elnora Gholson Richards, a World War II Army veteran and a retired farmer.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 7 at Samuel Chapel MB Church in Ashland, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Walter Washington officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves seven daughters, Mildred Chisom of Memphis, Tenn., Onnie Mae Washington, Helen Thompson, Elmira Strickland, all of Ashland, Shirley Sanders of Grand Rapids, Mich., Archie Johnson, Vera Richards, both of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Fred Richards Jr., Hosie Richards, both of Memphis, Tenn., Leroy Richards of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Spence (Harry) Richards of Ashland, Steve Richards of Chicago, Ill.; special friend and caregiver, Dorothy Ayers of Ashland; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were John Alvis Washington, Allen Everett, Gerald Washington, Reginal Washington, Derek Richards, David Strickland and John Abram.
Warren Frederick Schrader
Warren Frederick (Butch) Schrader, 63, of Holly Springs, died March 8, 2009 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He was a retired pipe fitter, courier and Navy veteran.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 11 at Hernando Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hinds Chapel Cemetery.
He leaves his wife of 22 years, Ouida Schrader; a daughter, Jacki Schrader Thompson of Daphne, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Melanie Wooley of Walls; two sons, Scott Schrader of Mobile, Ala., Tommy Schrader of Birmingham, Ala.; a stepson, Howard (Buster) McNatt of Walls; a sister, Romaine Eahrenberry; two brothers, Wendell Schrader, Donald Schrader; four grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by stepdaughters Terri Perry and Donna Young.
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