April 30, 2009
Mary Katherine Allen
Mary Katherine Allen, 88, of Slayden, died April 26, 2009 at Trinity Mission. She was the widow of Sam Allen, a member of Slayden Baptist Church, a school bus driver, a school cafeteria cook for Marshall County Schools, and an Eastern Star member.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 29 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Slayden Cemetery. Dr. David Bishop officiated.
She leaves her son, Greg Allen of Slayden; her daughter, Joyce Hataway of Slayden; her brother, William Jack Hurdle of Arkansas; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, William Allen; three brothers, Horace Hurdle, Leon Hurdle, Boyd Hurdle; and her sister, Anna Lawrence Watkins.
Pallbearers were her grandchildren.
Dr. Orian Cathey
Dr. Orian Cathey, 59, of Yazoo City, died April 25, 2009 at his home. He was the widower of Barbara Howard and a college professor.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 25 at Thyatira Church of Christ in Senatobia. Burial was in Carter Sunset Memorial. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves five sisters, Audrey Montgomery, Eddie M. Cathey, both of Chicago, Ill., Arma Mosley of Senatobia, Freddie Street of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Tambrey Bolton of Coldwater; and four brothers, Charles Cathey, Willie Cathey Jr., both of Holly Springs, Troy Cathey and Gurnett Cathey, both of Senatobia.
Jessie Snell Hanna
Jessie Snell Hanna, 89, of Byhalia, died April 22, 2009. She was the widow of Eugene Hanna Sr. and was retired from Gem, Inc. after 27 years of service.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 25 at Emory Independent Methodist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Bonnie McKnatt of Olive Branch; two sons, Ken Hanna of Meadville, Pa., Jerry Hanna of Horn Lake; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Hanna Jr., and her nine brothers.
Joe L. Herod Jr.
Joe L. Herod Jr., 77, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died April 21, 2009 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was a member of Beulahland COGIC, Memphis, Tenn. and a retired factory worker with Memphis Furniture Factory.
Services were held at 12 noon on April 27 at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Minister Curly Herod officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves five daughters, Lisa Jackson, Jo Dada, both of Memphis, Tenn., Dianne Shepard, Lecora Bowen, both of Atlanta, Ga., Phyllis Bennett of Baltimore, Md.; two sons, David Herod, Tony Herod, both of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Artie Watson, Buener Arnett, both of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Arthur Herod, Curly Herod, both of Memphis, Tenn.; 32 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by a child, Terry Eulls; siblings Lebertha Howell, Ray C. Herod and I.B. Herod.
Pallbearers were grandsons Robert Wayne Jackson Jr., Rodericus Jackson, Rasheik Bolden, Olawunmi Dada, Olatunde Dada, Jarius Herod, Antonio Herod, Marcus Herod and Deandre Herod.
Bertha Lee Simmons Leach
Bertha Lee Simmons Leach, 75, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died April 20, 2009 at Loretta Hospital, Chicago, Ill. She was the widow of Arthur Leach. She was a member of Greater St. John Baptist Church, Chicago; a former missionary and a retired claims clerk adjuster with Railroad Retirement Board.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on April 27 at Gray’s Chapel CME Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Joe T. Lester officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves six daughters, Karen Scott, Phyllis Earl, Wanda Leach, Deidre Leach, Renee Leach, Valerie Leach, all of Chicago, Ill.; a son, Andre Leach, also of Chicago; two sisters, Carolyn Simmons, Janice Simmons, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers, Girard Simmons of Kansas City, Mo., Hosie Simmons of Knoxville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were George Scott, Larry Hammond, Jerry Harris, Eugene Anderson, Jesse Holland, Eddie Tucker, Chester B. Holland, John Belford, Jesse Jackson and Marquise Leach. Honorary pallbearers were members of Greater St. John MB Church and members of Grays Chapel CME Church.
John “Jake” Norton, 79, of Barton, died April 24, 2009 in Humboldt, Tenn. The widower of Thelma Norton, he was a sheet metal worker for the Illinois Central Railroad.
Services were held April 27 at 10 a.m. at Collierville Funeral Home in Collierville, Tenn. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery.
He leaves a daughter Barbara Norton of Barton; two sons James Norton of Barton and Lawrence Norton of Collierville, Tenn.; a sister Katherine Hubbard of Bartlett, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Doris Foshee; and a great-granddaughter Magen Fletcher.
Margaret Ivy Paige
Margaret (Snook) Ivy Paige, 79, of Ashland, died April 22, 2009 at Baptist Hospital-Collierville, Collierville, Tenn. She was a retired Headstart teacher for more than 20 years at USAC Headstart Program in Ashland.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 26 at Hebron MB Church in Lamar. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Adam Gholson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, L.B. Paige; six daughters, Bobbie Grandberry, Shirley Alexander, Angelia Paige, Linda Paige, Patricia Paige, all of Memphis, Tenn., Eloise Jones of Lemon Grove, Calif.; four sons, Tyrone Paige, Wallace Paige, Darrell Paige, all of Ashland, Antovi Paige of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Katherine Caldwell of Memphis, Tenn., Almarie Strickland of Ashland, Arlean Johnson of Detroit, Mich.; 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Darius Grandberry, Robert Poplar Jr., Marcus Poplar, Andrew Paige, Nico Paige and Norris Preston. Honorary pallbearers were Darrell Paige, Ernest Jones, Antovi M. Paige, Tyrone Paige, Wallace Paige and Robert D. Poplar.
Roy Rhea, 101, of Cornersville, died April 25, 2009 at his home. He was the widower of Ethel Houchins Rhea, a member of Salem Baptist Church and a farmer.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 27 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cornersville Cemetery. Bro. William Phillips, Bro. Jerry Bishop and Bro. Louis Williams officiated.
He leaves three sons, Rayford Rhea of Blue Springs, Don Rhea, Jerry Rhea, both of Cornersville; three daughters, Shirley Robbins of New Albany, Bonnie Davis of Cornersville, Janet Wilbanks of Counce, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, June Johnson, and great-granddaughter, Nicole Rhea.
Tasha LaTricia Taliaferro
Tasha LaTricia Taliaferro, 37, of Holly Springs, formerly of Aurora, Ill., died April 20, 2009 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 25 at Strawberry MB Church. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden Cemetery. Apostle Benjamin L. Smith Sr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother, Kathy Taliaferro-Neal of Memphis, Tenn.; three children, Jeremy Neal of Pensacola, Fla., Jonathan Taliaferro, Armani Taliaferro, both of Holly Springs; a brother, James Corey Griffin of Memphis, Tenn.; her grandmother, Voorhies Griffin of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dewayne Oliver, Curtis Oliver, Nicky Oliver, Billy Thompson, Jamie Walton, Jarvis Oliver and Terry Glover. Honorary pallbearers were Albert Lee Griffin, Elijah Brooks, J.C. Griffin, Lenwood Griffin, Willie Edward Pugh and L.C. Griffin.
Leroy Thompson, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, died April 25, 2009 in Memphis, Tenn. He was the widower of Katherine Bolden Thompson, a member of Holly Hill Baptist Church, a plumber and an Army veteran.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 28 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Frank Feathers officiated.
He leaves three daughters, Sara Hare of Cherry Valley, Ark., Joyce Wilson of Mt. Pleasant, Darleen Skelton of Holly Springs; two sisters, Peggy Feathers, Georgia Rooker, both of Holly Springs; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Thompson.
Pallbearers were Mark Henderson, Gary Campbell, Mike Bolden, Cody Skelton, Jonathan Dawkins, Logan Campbell, Shane Wilson, Perry Dawkins, Paul Davis, Bubba Feathers, Gene Bolden and Kenneth Feathers.
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