John Allen Burcham
John Allen Burcham, 84, of Somerville, Tenn., died May 23, 2009 at his home. He was a member of Somerville Church of Christ and employed with Wonder Bread.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 26 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Leo Powell and Bro. Chris Coil officiated.
He leaves his wife, Clara Burcham; two sons, Jerry Burcham of Memphis, Tenn., Ted Burcham of McKinney, Tx.; two sisters, Louise Caldwell of Eads, Tenn., Bernice Saddix of Atoka, Tenn.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Laura W. Hoover
Laura W. Hoover, 94, of Ashland, died May 27, 2009 at Community Hospice, Inc. in Verona. She was the widow of Otho Hoover and a member of Ashland Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on May 29 at Liberty Cemetery in Ashland. Bro. William Kemp officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Charles Hoover of Senatobia; two nieces, Linda Austin of Germantown, Tenn., Sandra Lee of Cordova, Tenn.; three caregivers, Ruby Smith, Sara Lambert, Sue Stewart; and two grandchildren, Chip Hoover of Birmingham, Ala., Benton Hoover of Yazoo City.
Herman Boyce Jordan
Herman Boyce Jordan, 81, of Ashland, died May 29, 2009 at his home. He was the widower of Carolyn Stroupe Jordan, a member of Ashland Baptist Church a merchant in furniture and appliances, former mayor and former alderman of Ashland, member of Benton County Fair board and business owner.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on June 1 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Dr. Curtis Ferrell officiated.
He leaves a son, Kelly Jordan of Holly Springs; a sister, Dorothy Kirk of Memphis, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Tiney Mae Melton.
Pallbearers were Brian Jeanes, Don Jeanes, Danny Jeanes, Floyd Roberson Jr., Hoyt Johnson, Mitch Carroll, Bobby Miller and Scott Griffith.
McCurn Lesure Jr.
McCurn (Junior) Lesure Jr., 70, of Holly Springs, died May 23, 2009 at his home. He was a member of Cedar Grove MB Church and a retired heavy machine operator with Frisco-Burlington Northern Railroad.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 30 at Anderson Chapel CME Church. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Charles Lesure officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves four children, Charles Lesure of Olive Branch, Anthony Lesure, Barbara Terry, Cedria Pegues, all of Holly Springs; two sisters, Mae Nora Nailer, Veola Walls, both of Aurora, Ill.; four brothers, Russell Lesure Sr., Johnny Lesure Sr., Tracy Lesure, all of Aurora, Ill., Joseph Lesure Sr. of Holly Springs; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Martin Vinson, Jerry Holloway, Tracy Reynolds, Greg Evans, Marc Scales, Lester Mull and Travis Isom. Honorary pallbearers were David Caldwell, Lee Taylor, Lee Pegues, Author Cowan, Willie Mason, Charles Terry, Jimmy Young, Henry Naylor, Clyde Boga and Gilbert Lowe.
Rebecca Sue Old
Rebecca Sue Old, 56, of Holly Springs, died May 30, 2009 at Baptist Memphis Hospital. She was a retired lab technician.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 2 at First Baptist Church of Holly Springs, where she was a member. Dr. Curtis Ferrell officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Thomas Q. Old; a son, Michael Allen Old of Holly Springs; a daughter, Sarah Smith of Abbeville; three brothers, Michael Raggio of Grass Valley, Calif., Steven Raggio of Louisville, Ky., Ron Raggio of Vicksburg; three sisters, Judy Blythe of Memphis, Tenn., Connie Smith, Sheila Williams, both of Baldwyn; and one grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Gary Don Wilkins
Gary Don Wilkins, of Donaphin, Mo., formerly of Byhalia, died May 24, 2009.
He leaves his mother, Doris; six brothers Mitch, Mike, Junior, Timmie, Richie, Cody; and a sister, Joanie.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Wilkins.
A benefit horse show is in the process of being set up to help with funeral expenses. Contact DaDa Yeager at 901-371-7735 for details.
J.C. Pruitt Jr.
J.C. Pruitt Jr., 38, of Potts Camp, died May 26, 2009 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was employed with GEO Correctional Facility in Holly Springs in transportation. He served 18 years on Potts Camp Fire Department; he served 1-1/2 years as chief before retiring for medical reasons.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 29 at Calvary Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Temperance Hill Cemetery in Potts Camp. Bro. Jerry Moore officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Tracie Fair Pruitt; a son, Jonathan Michael Pruitt of Potts Camp; a daughter, Cheyenne Nicole Pruitt of Potts Camp; his mother, Louise L. Pruitt of Potts Camp; three brothers, Danny Jackson of Oblong, Ill., Jimmy Jackson of Southaven, Dale Jackson of Holly Springs; and three sisters, Betty Echols of New Braunfels, Tx., Bonnie Gurley of Potts Camp, Janice Marsh of Batesville, Ark.
T.C. Sanderson, 73, of Holly Springs, died May 23, 2009 at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. He was the widower of Ethel Stockard Stockerson and a retired factory worker.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 30 at Union Valley MB Church in Byhalia, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Joe Richmond officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three daughters, Betty Sanderson, Eloise Sanderson Goodwin, Tony Sanderson, all of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, T.C. Sanderson Jr. of Marco, Fla., Arnold Sanderson of Springfield, Ill.; two sisters, Cleo Phillips of Byhalia, Willie Jean Swift of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Earnest Sanderson of Chicago, Ill., Joe Sanderson of St. Louis, Mo.; 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bro. M.L. Phillips, Bro. Joseph Echols, Bro. Anthony Banks, Bro. Robert Phillips, Bro. Herbert Jones and Bro. Clifton Rayford.
David Jamar Sims Jr.
David Jamar Sims Jr., 3 days old, of Holly Springs, died May 24, 2009 at Methodist Hospital, Germantown, Tenn.
He leaves his mother and father, Sherise Jones and David J. Sims Sr. of Holly Springs; a brother, Jaylen Sims; grandparents, Peggy Jones, Johnny Ray Wilson, Delores Sims, David Sims; and great-grandparents, James Henry Jones, Irene Jones, Starling Nunnally, Lula Kate Nunnally.
Graveside services were held at 11:30 a.m. at Isom Chapel CME Church Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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