Inez Holbrook Catledge
Inez Holbrook Catledge, 93, of Southaven, died June 15, 2009 in Hernando. She was Baptist.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 18 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ashland. Bro. Mark McNair officiated.
She leaves two daughters, Connie Parker of Hernando, Peggy Winters of Batesville; a son, Jimmy Holbrook of Southaven; a brother, Thomas Miller of Blue Mountain; two sisters, Sarah Collins of Hickory Flat, Lottie Lunday of Memphis, Tenn., 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Lee Holbrook
Vera T. Collier
Vera T. Collier, 87, of Holly Springs, died June 10, 2009 at Alliance HealthCare System. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Teamer CME Church. She later converted to Catholicism and joined Our Lady of Sorrow in Chicago, Ill. She moved her membership to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Holly Springs in 1987, where she was active until her death. She attended the Marshall County Schools and also Mississippi Industrial College.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was in Mt. Teamer Church Cemetery. Father Leonard Elder, SCJ, officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her stepson, Gregory Collier; nephews Anthony McKinnon, Lincoln McKinnon, Ralph Sims; and nieces Hazel Ivory, Odella McKinnon, Phyllis Sims.
She was preceded in death by her sisters and brother, Dorsey, Majorie, Edith Ray and Aubrey Charles.
Roy Durbin, 57, of Olive Branch, died June 15, 2009. He was a Baptist and a truck driver.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 19 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery in Olive Branch. Bro. David Parlow officiated.
He leaves a daughter, Serena McDaniel of Memphis; his mother, Ruth Durbin of Olive Branch; three sisters, Marilyn Johnson of Holly Springs, Susan Hanna of Slayden, and Janet Miles of Olive Branch.
Pallbearers were Roy Booth, Richard Tyler, Steve Hubert, Rick Parham, Tommy Campbell and Gene Holmes.
Shun Fenyota Gatewood
Shun Fenyota Gatewood, 30, of Holly Springs, died June 14, 2009 at Americare Health Center in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 11 am. on June 20 at Faith Fellowship COGIC in Slayden. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pastor Christopher Griggs officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two children, Ta’Shaleia Robinson, and Keshun Hardin; his father, Lawrence L. Gatewood; four brothers, Lee E. Fitzpatrick of Slayden, Charles Fitzpatrick of Holly Springs, Gary Gatewood of New Albany, Elvis Gatewood of Leakesville; three sisters, Sandra Morrow of Oxford, Gayle and Lekitha Gatewood of Holly Springs; and a godsister, Imiya Pass of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernett Gatewood.
Active pallbearers were friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Fitzpatrick, Elvis Gatewood, Lee E. Fitzpatrick, Doyle Morrow, Gary Gatewood, and Cadarius Bush.
Roy Alan Lorenson
Roy Alan Lorenson, 53, of Southaven, died June 18, 2009 at Baptist DeSoto. He was a Christian and an armed security guard.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 20 at Goodman Oaks Church of Christ. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Vickie Lorenson; his son, Joseph Lorenson of Millington, Tenn.; his daughter, Ashley Cathey of Niceville, Fla.; his mother, Jackie Lorenson of Southaven; a brother, Glen Lorenson of Grenada; a sister, Margaret Dixon of Lucedale; and four grandchildren.
M.C. Maxwell, 89, of Holly Springs, died June 15, 2009 at his home. He was the widower of Eloise Harper Maxwell and a retired farmer.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 21 at Wyatt Community Church, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Lee Massey Jones officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three children, Lee Malone of Memphis, Tenn., Edmond Lee Norman of Tyro, Luevina Malone of Memphis, Tenn.; caregiver and grandson, Larry Rucker; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Cecil Lidell Mitchell
Cecil Lidell Mitchell, 92, of Oxford, died June 21, 2009. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Holly Springs. He was a chemical engineer for Dupont during World War II, a superintendent of education in the cities of McComb, Ecru and Sardis; a basketball coach and teacher; an Axa Equitable insurance agent and a real estate broker. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on June 24 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Rev. Gregory Davis officiated.
He leaves his wife, Hallye Young Mitchell; a son, Charles Mitchell of McKinney, Tx.; two daughters, Sharon Steele of Byhalia, Pamela Walker of Oxford; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Phillip L. Watts
Phillip L. Watts, 55, of Potts Camp, died June 20, 2009. He was a Baptist and disabled.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on June 24 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel.
He leaves his brother, John David Watts of Little Rock, Ark.; and two sisters, Frankey Bennett of Potts Camp, Joyce Ann Fields of Little Rock.
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; and his grandparents, John Phillips and Mary Phillips.
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.
Hermon (Sponge) Wilkins, 76, of Byhalia, died June 14, 2009 at his home. He was a church trustee and a retired glass cutter with Taylor Glass Company in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 12 noon on June 20 at Mt. Pisgah CME Church, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Hubie Nelson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Nina M. Hale Wilkins of Cayce; seven daughters, Ora Wilkins of St. Louis, Mo., minister Dorothy Garrison of Collierville, Tenn., Darlene LeSueur, Nina Wilkins, Shelia Wilkins, Debra Wilkins, Wendy Wilkins, all of Memphis, Tenn.; five sons, Howard Wilkins of Miramar, Fla., Bradford Wilkins of Cayce, Herman A. Wilkins, Darrell Wilkins, both of Memphis, Tenn., Steve Wilkins of Milwaukee, Wisc.; a sister, Florence Coleman of Cayce; a brother, elder C.O. Wilkins of Holly Springs; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Travis Wilkins, Damien LeSueur, Devonte Martin, Demarcus Romell Wilkins, Isaiah Garrison and Brandon Wilkins. Honorary pallbearers were Bradford Wilkins, Howard Wilkins, Darrell Wilkins, Wayne LeSueur, Herman Wilkins, Steve Wilkins, Ike Garrison and Roosevelt Rubin.
Marie Woodard Williams
Marie Woodard Williams, 82, of Michigan City, died June 13, 2009 at her home. She was a member of the church choir, a member of the usher board, a member of the Order of Eastern Star and a senior companion with MIFA, Fayette County, Tenn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 20 at Sims Chapel MB Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Williams Family Cemetery. Rev. Randall Woodard officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Julius Williams of Michigan City; three daughters, Brenda Barnett of Michigan City, Helen Williams of Ashburn, Va., Vonsha Williams of Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Edward Williams of Michigan City; 23 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sons, Frederick Williams and Wallace Williams.
Honorary pallbearers were Edward Williams, Kenneth Williams and Ronnie Barnett. Pallbearers were Freddie Hampton, Marqis Williams, Dupree Crawford, Laprae Crawford, Terrell Johnson and Keith Crawford.
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