April 2, 2009
Cardell Diante Bowen
Cardell Diante (Pig) Bowen, 19, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died March 20, 2009 at his home. He was a second year student at Crichton College, junior member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, male chorus, lead singer at his church, youth and young adult choir, member of Dance Praise team, honor graduate of Holly Springs High School and package sorter/handler at Fed Ex.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 27 at Rising Star MB Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Finley Grove MB Church Cemetery. Rev. Robert McClain officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother and father, Sandra Bowen, Connie L. Malone of Holly Springs; a sister, Angelique Richardson of Houston, Tx.; eight brothers, Corey Bowen, Courtney D. Bowen, Octavis D. Bowen, all of Holly Springs, Conniel D. Bowen, Conniel Malone, Cortez Malone and Carearl Malone, all of Houston, Tx., Lamont Hubbard of Olive Branch; grandfather, Coleman Bowen of Memphis, Tenn.; grandmothers, Bernice Bowen, Magnolia Malone, both of Holly Springs.
Pallbearers were Tarius Cornelius, JaMarcus LeSure, Gary Turner, Jaumaurice Zinn, Jamarcus Zinn and James Bell Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Mack Bowen, Antonio Bowen, David Bowen, Willie Reliford, Frederick Bowen and Ronnie Ayers.
Vanessa Aretha Curry, 47, of Greenbelt, Md., formerly of Waterford, died March 22, 2009 at her home. She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer Presbyterian in Washington, D.C., affiliated with Sargent Memorial Presbyterian Church, Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., worked with the Girl Scouts and was a human resource consultant with Kaiser Permanente Insurance Co.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 28 at Rust College Doxey Auditorium. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Eulogy of reflection given by Minister Evelyn Elliot, Dr. Terrlyn Curry Avery and Alvin Curry. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother and father, Elmira M. Curry, Elcue N. Curry of Waterford; a daughter, Yazmine Blake Curry of Greenbelt, Md.; six sisters, Lavora Blake of Waterford, Devarieste Curry of Washington, D.C., Evelyn Elliott of Waterford, Loretta Curry of Bowie, Md., Regina Curry of Snellville, Ga., Terrlyn Curry Avery of Griswold, Conn.; and three brothers, Robert Curry of Holly Springs, Alvin Curry of Stone Mountain, Ga., Ephram Curry of Covington, Ga.
Pallbearers were Robert Curry, Alvin Curry, Ephram Curry, Timothy Curry, A. Kenyatta Curry, Alexander Curry and Marquis Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were the elders of the Redeemer Presbyterian Church.
John E. Horgan
John E. Horgan, 58, of Waterford, a former federal prison guard in Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday, March 22, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis, with Bro. Alvin Davis officiating. Waller Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.
Horgan served as a staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
He leaves his wife, Edith Horgan of Waterford; a daughter, Karen Byrd of Waterford; two sons, Christopher Horgan of Wesson, and Nathan Horgan of Portage, Mich.; a brother, Raymond Horgan of Mt. Pleasant; and five grandchildren.
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in John’s memory be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N. Halsted Street, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60642-2642.
Visit our website, www.wallerfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guest registry.
Lizzie Ruth Jones Keys
Lizzie Ruth Jones Keys, 83, of Aurora, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died March 21, 2009 at Provena Mercy Medical Center Hospice Care in Aurora. She was a member of Greater Love MB Church in Aurora, Ill., where she served on the Mother’s Board and Pastor Aid Committee. She was employed 25 years at the Vendo Mfg. Co. in Aurora, Ill. and also at the Assoc. for Industrial Development.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on March 31 at Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. John E. Nabors officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Cheryl Neal of Montgomery, Ill.; two sons, Odell Brannon, Ernest Jones, both of Aurora, Ill.; a sister, Juliet Williams of Holly Springs; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Prince Brannon; a grandson, Larry Brannon; sisters, Selena and Mary.
Pallbearers were Rennell Stewart, Alvin Simmons, Earl Collins, Lonzo Harden, Leon Harden and Rev. Larry Clark.
Ruby Ann Skelton Warr
Ruby Ann Skelton Warr, 62, of Lamar, died March 9, 2009 at her home.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 12 at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Lamar. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Don Worsham and Bro. Jim Polk officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother, Cassie Skelton of Lamar; a daughter, Loretta Byrd of Austin, Ark.; a brother, Lewis (Bub) Skelton; five sisters, Janet Skelton, Hazel Skelton, both of Lamar, Linda Sweazy of Myrtle, Faye Culver of Waterford, Brenda Hampton of Jackson, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, John K. Skelton; a brother, Jimmy Rogers Skelton.
Pallbearers were Tony Skelton, Eric Yeager, Terry Skelton, Greg Skelton, Derek Reaves and Tommy Skelton. Honorary pallbearers were John Thomas Wilson, Charlie Smith, Michael Byrd and Ray Byrd.
Doyce Eugene Nolan
Doyce Eugene Nolan, 90, of Pittsboro, died March 18, 2009 at Baptist Hospital - NM in Oxford. He was the widower of Lura Vyrl Burt Nolan. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran of the 36th Infantry. He was a farmer and deputy sheriff in Calhoun County in the 1970s. He delivered propane gas in later years. He was a long time member of Old Town Baptist Church, where he was a deacon for more than 50 years. He lived in Old Town community for 60 years, and his last three years were spent at the MS State Veterans Home in Oxford.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 20 at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Vardaman. Rev. Joe Russell and Rev. Wayne Gullett officiated.
He leaves four daughters, Tillie Gullett of Calhoun City, Linda Ruth Hill of Oxford, Deborah Hamblin of Byhalia, Jimmie Nell Garrett of Oxford; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jonathan Hill, Andrew Hill, Michael Hamblin, Scott Garrett, Gerry Logan and Cody Clements.
Memorials may be made to the Office of the President, Blue Mountain College, P.O. Box 160, Blue Mountain, MS 38610.
Dorothy A. Sowell
Dorothy A. Sowell, 72, of Lamar, died March 23, 2009 at her home. She was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 26 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ashland. Bro. Frank Feathers officiated.
She leaves her husband, Leon Sowell; three sons, Alton Holmes Jr. of Abbeville, Edward Holmes, Kenneth Holmes, both of Waterford; a brother, Wayne Alexander of Lamar; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Wendell Rowe Stewart
Wendell Rowe Stewart, 75, died March 27, 2009 at his home. He was a retired master gunnery sergeant in the United States Marine Corps; a member of Fleet Reserve Association; retired from Contract Fabricators; a member of Hickory Flat Methodist Church, where he was lay leader, choir director and taught Sunday school. He was a member of the Hickory Flat Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the American Legion Post 103.
He leaves his wife of 51 years, Lynnette Harter Stewart; two daughters, Paula Stewart Tice of New Albany, Amy Stewart Heaton of Hickory Flat; two sisters, Gail Knotts of Shirley. Ark., LaWanda Wade of Nesbit; six grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Allen Stewart; and a brother, Melburn Stewart.
Pallbearers will be members of the Marine Corps League.
Barbara L. Williams
Barbara L. Williams, 51, of Abbeville, died March 20, 2009 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. She joined Springfield MB Church on Sept. 3, 2004. She was a native of Lafayette County and was employed at the University of Miss. as a custodian.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 28 at Springfield MB Church in Abbeville. Burial was in the church cemetery Rev. Jerry Malone officiated. Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves five sisters, Joetta Jones, Jessie Marie Williams, Florence Williams, Lisa Johnson, all of Abbeville, Linda Johnson of Minnesota; five brothers, Joel Williams Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., Billy Williams of Abbeville, Brian Johnson of Minnesota, Kent Johnson of Oxford, Carl Johnson of Abbeville; and her companion, James Sykes of Abbeville.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Lucille Williams and Joel Williams Sr.
Pallbearers were Will Parham, Chris Williams, Oscar Parham, Billy Williams, Kelvin Williams, Eddie Williams and Lee Reynolds.
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