Gwendolyn Faye Gill
Gwendolyn Faye (Pooh) Gill, 56, of Potts Camp, died June 4, 2009 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was a retired kitchen manager with ICS Headstart in Mt. Pleasant.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on June 8 at Potts Camp High School Gymnasium. Burial was in Reid’s Gift MB Church Cemetery in Potts Camp. Rev. Jerry Williams officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Angela Jones, Dunmetria Russell, both of Potts Camp; a son, Duan Gill of Potts Camp; her mother, Olivia Massey of Hickory Flat; seven sisters, Odessa Gill, Mattie Payne, both of Holly Springs, Chaneta Jordan, Sandra K. Gill, Diane Hubbard, all of Memphis, Tenn., Carol Woodard of Michigan City, Deborah Massey of New Albany; three brothers, Darrell Massey of New Albany, Peter Franklin Massey, Earnest Gill, both of Holly Springs and a grandson.
Pallbearers were Joseph Holden, Brinkley Taylor, John H. Harris, Barry Taylor, James Dillard III, Jimmy Dwayne Jones, Frank Massey III and Derrick Beard. Honorary pallbearers were Ernest G. Gill Jr., Darrell Massey, Clarence Beard, Emmitt Nickson, Jimmie Collins, J.C. Collins and Windell Howard.
Laurie Ann Hensley
Laurie Ann Hensley, 42, of Claremont, Calif., died May 28, 2009. She was a domestic homemaker.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 4 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
She leaves her husband, Leland F. Hensley; her father and stepmother, Solon and Evelyn Tomlinson of Memphis, Tenn.; her mother, Dorothy Byais of Texas; and her son, Taran Lee Hensley of Claremont, Calif.
James Edward Hoey
James Edward Hoey, 76, of St. Louis, Mo., died May 31, 2009. He was the widower of Lisio Moore Hoey. He retired from Cooper Industries as a machine mechanic after 33 years. He owned and operated several businesses.
Services were held at 9:30 a.m. on June 6 at Layne Renaissance Chapel in St. Louis, Mo. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Austin A. Layne Mortuary, Inc. of St. Louis was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves four sisters, Minnie Barksdale, Verleese Hoey, Josie Brown, all of Holly Springs, Edna Hoey of Aurora, Ill.; five brothers, Willie H. Hoey, Sammy Hoey, Joe Hoey, Charles Hoey of Holly Springs, Eddie Hoey of Aurora, Ill.; 11 children, 52 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Emma Hoey, and three grandchildren.
Horace Jones Jr.
Horace Jones Jr., 74, of Holly Springs, died June 1, 2009 at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. He was the widower of Lottie Louise Burton Jones.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 6 at Thyatira Church of Christ in Senatobia. Burial was in Carter Sunset Memorial Garden in Senatobia. Bro. Jimmy McClain officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three sons, Samuel Jones of Memphis, Tenn., Randy Lee Jones of Jackson, Barry L. Jones of Byhalia; four daughters, Rosemary Jones of Holly Springs, Teresa D. Jones, Beulah Jones, both of Memphis, Tenn., Wanda Steward of Chicago, Ill.; his mother, Rosie Lee Dukes Green of Memphis, Tenn.; and two brothers, Howard Jones of DeSoto, Tx., Prentiss Jones of Chicago, Ill.
Pallbearers were Revell Burton, J.T. Harris, Rodney Stennis, Prentice Dailey, Edwin Lewis and Michael Stephens. Honorary pallbearers were Barry Jones, Randy Jones, Samuel Jones, Kendal Lewis, Joshua Jones, Randall Jones and Wesley Jones.
Lila A. Redmond Lyles
Lila A. Redmond Lyles, 59, of Milwaukee, Wisc., formerly of Oxford and Holly Springs, died May 27, 2009 at her home. She was a member of Unity Gospel House of Prayer in Milwaukee, former member of Burns United Methodist Church of Oxford, a graduate of Rust College and third grade teacher of Hawthorne Elementary School in Milwaukee.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on June 9 at St. Peters Cemetery in Oxford. Pastor Deborah Palmer officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her daughter, Fonda Lyles of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Theresa Redmond Boone of Chicago, Ill., Ercel Redmond Mayes of South Holland, Ill.; a brother, Charles (Sonny) Redmond of Chicago; and two grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Floretta Elise Gray.
Nina Frazier Shaw Proctor
Nina Frazier Shaw Proctor, 71, of Mt. Pleasant, died June 8, 2009 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Billy W. Shaw and a member of Laws Hill Church of Christ.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on June 9 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Laws Hill Cemetery. Bro. Randy Bynum officiated.
She leaves her husband, James Proctor; two daughters, Beverly Shaw Thompson of Potts Camp, Tamara Shaw Day of Bethlehem; a son, Billy Joe Shaw of Laws Hill; two brothers, Melvin Frazier of Tyro, Ray Frazier of Abbeville; two sisters, Faye Gunter of Abbeville, Mary Zambroni of Olive Branch; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Melvin Frazier Jr., Don Frazier, Michael Andrews, Ronnie Frazier, Greg Frazier, John Gunter, James Zambroni, Billy Scott, and Daryl Scott.
James Owens Rich
James Owen Rich, 82, of Byhalia, died June 5, 2009 at his home. He was the widower of Martha L. Rich, a World War II Navy veteran and a self-employed carpenter.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on June 8 at Cockrum United Methodist Church. Burial was in Cockrum Cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch was in charge of services.
He leaves his daughters, Theresa Hatt, June Gross, both of Byhalia; sons, Marshall Allen Rich of Bolivar, Tenn., James Harold Rich, Tony Rich, both of Byhalia; sisters, Dimple Hawthorne, Mary Nix, both of Florida; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Herman (Boot) Summers, of Byhalia, died May 23, 2009 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Union Valley Baptist Church in Byhalia. He was a graduate of Manassas High School. He was employed with Humko Chemical Company for 35 years and Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation for seven years.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 31 at Union Valley Baptist Church in Byhalia. Burial was in Union Valley Cemetery in Byhalia. Rev. Joe Richmond, pastor, officiated. Jefferson Mortuary of Millington, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves four daughters, Jackie Rayford, Belinda Summers, Winday Davis, Donna Summers, all of Memphis, Tenn.; five brothers, Phillip Morris Sumner, Gene Sumner, Marcellus Sumner, Alvin Sumner, Richard Sumner; four sisters, Brenda Sumner, Julia Sumner, Patty Sumner, Valerie Abram; a great-uncle, Henderson Milan of Holly Springs; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Willie Lee Sumner, Bryan Sumner and Ben Sumner.
Pallbearers were Earl Jones, Donald McCaster, Dwayne Phillips, Terry Phillips, Bobby Spears, Larondo Spears and Carlos Sumner. Honorary pallbearers were Wallace Ingram, Marshal Martin, Victor Peyton, Freeman Phillips, M.L. Rayford, Archie Richmond, Freddie Stinson and James Street.
Dorothy Cornell West
Dorothy Cornell West, 70, of Hickory Flat, died June 4, 2009. She was a member of Bluff Springs Baptist Church and a school janitor.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 8 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Ashland.
She leaves her husband, Hugh Jack West; daughters, Linda Gail West of Michigan, Valerie West of Hickory Flat; a brother, Billy J. Taylor of Ashland; a sister, Faye Sprayberry of Ashland; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Joyce West.
William Calvin Whitlock
William Calvin Whitlock, 72, of Hickory Flat, died June 1, 2009 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a retired truck driver with Memphis Furniture.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 4 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Bro. Donald Worsham and Bro. Faron Ash officiated.
He leaves his wife, Mary Lynn Faust Whitlock; his daughter, Mary Ann Bennett of Potts Camp; his brother, Donald Whitlock of McDougal, Ga.; and two grandchildren.
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