George Waeford Bishop
George Waeford Bishop, 85, of Holly Springs, died July 3, 2009 at his home. He was the widower of Wilma Louise Bishop. He was a member of Red Banks United Methodist Church, an aviator and crop duster.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on July 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Pastor Waid Wilkes and Bernice Clements officiated.
He leaves a daughter, Bettye Bishop Johnson of Holly Springs; two sisters, Joyce Andrews of Byhalia, Lonnie Mae Weaver of Jackson, Tenn.; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Red Banks United Methodist Church.
Erlene Childers, 83, of Hickory Flat, died July 4, 2009 at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was the widow of Algie Richard Childers. She was owner and operator of Childers Cleaners.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 6 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery. Bro. Michael Baker and Bro. Tony Morrow officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Robert Childers of Hickory Flat; a brother, C.V. (Bud) Smith of Olive Branch; and a grandson, Corey Childers of Hickory Flat.
Pallbearers were W.D. Perkins, James Smith, Lawrence Winburn, Tim Smith, Steve Massengill and James Elton Wilson.
William Davis Jr.
William Davis Jr., 52, of Holly Springs, died June 29, 2009 at Baptist Hospital – DeSoto in Southaven.
Services were held at 12 noon on July 3 at Chulahoma MB Church, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Evangelist Josephine Cunningham officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 29 years, Joilyn S. Davis; children, William Davis, Nicholas Davis, Brandon Davis and LaQuesha Davis; his mother, Loretha Davis; his brother, Roy Lee Davis; sisters, Bretha Martin, Sadie Barksdale, Annie Hardin and Mattie Hardin; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Ester T. Davis; two sisters, Joyce Davis Hughes, Luvenia Davis; and a grandson, Tyriq Davis.
Pallbearers were Travis Harden, Jessie Hughes, Roy Hughes, Milton Hardin, Curtis Thomas and Johnathan Woods. Honorary pallbearers were William M. Davis, Kelvin O. Davis, Nicholas A. Davis, Willie C. Shields, Brandon K. Davis and Fred F. Pegues.
T.L. DeBerry, 68, of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Wyatt and Holly Springs, died June 23, 2009 at Detroit Receiving Hospital in Detroit, Mich. He was a member of Samaritan Baptist Church in Detroit, a church deacon, church janitor, retired truck driver and construction worker.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on July 6 at Miracle Temple Church of God In Christ in Byhalia. Burial was in Jamison Chapel Cemetery in Wyatt. Elder Hamilton officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Minnie Wilson DeBerry; two daughters, Rose DeBerry, Cynthia DeBerry, both of Detroit, Mich.; five sons, L.T. DeBerry, Michael DeBerry, Loice DeBerry, Elive DeBerry, Hayse DeBerry, all of Detroit, Mich.; stepfather, Alton Milan of Byhalia; six brothers, Robert Wilson, Bobby DeBerry, Melvin Milan, Alvin Milan, Jaster Milan, Larry Milan, all of Byhalia; nine sisters, Rosie Lee Jones of Detroit, Mich., Katie Caradine, Bessie Akins, Martha Stewart, all of Byhalia, Dorothy Jackson, Jannie Dodson, both of Olive Branch, Minnie of Tennessee, Ruby Jean DeBerry, Patricia DeBerry, both of Memphis, Tenn.; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were L.T. DeBerry, Loice DeBerry, Hayse DeBerry, Jeffrey Hutson II, Michael DeBerry, Elvis DeBerry, Martez Hudson, Menquel DeBerry and Andre Hutson.
Liza Turner Glover
Liza Turner Glover, 78, of Holly Springs, died June 28, 2009 at her home. She was the widow of Simon Glover. She was a member of Mt. Teamer CME Church, former choir president, missionary, stewardess, Sunday school treasurer, devotion leader, member of the Heroines of Jericho Court #14.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 3 at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Gwend Nelson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Lexine Smith, Linda Guy, Angela Jones, all of Olive Branch; five sons, Ira Glover of Horn Lake, Leroy Glover Sr., Jimmy Glover, Larry Glover, Willie Glover Sr., all of Holly Springs; 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were O’Neil Glover, Andre Guy, Jeremy Wilkins, Wesslie Glover, Walter Guy and Nicholas Wilkins. Honorary pallbearers were Lee Roy Glover Sr., Jimmy Glover, Larry Glover, Ira Glover and Willie Glover Sr.
Dorothy Logan Jamison
Dorothy Logan Jamison, 64, of Memphis, Tenn., died June 26, 2009 in Memphis. She was a retired teacher.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 5 at Independence-Tyro Baptist Church in Senatobia. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Dana Stevens, Onterri Jamison, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Terez Jamison of Memphis, Tenn.; four sisters, Irene Summerville of Memphis, Tenn., Gladys Miller of Chicago, Ill., Rosie Parker of Virginia Beach, Va., Patricia Seay of Senatobia; two brothers, Robert Logan Jr. of Senatobia, Carl Logan of Chicago, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
L.C. Griffin Jr.
L.C. Griffin Jr., 65, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died June 28, 2009 at Delta Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was a retired construction worker with Choctaw Construction Company.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on July 3 at Beverly Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Willie Hoey officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his daughter, Christine Williams of Memphis, Tenn.; six sisters, Laverne Oliver of Olive Branch, Joshula Moore, Kathy Neal, both of Memphis, Tenn., Christine Walton, Maggie Payne, Diane Ingram, all of Aurora, Ill.; and four brothers, J.C. Griffin, Jerry Ingram, both of Memphis, Tenn., Lenwood Griffin, Albert Griffin, both of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie Spears and Dorothy Griffin.
Pallbearers were Isaac Griffin, J.C. Griffin Jr., Marquitte Brooks, Ricky Griffin, Timothy Ingram and Maurice Payne. Honorary pallbearers were John Ingram, Roosevelt Payne, Harris Ingram, Fred Lechman, Velton J. Johnson, J.C. Griffin, Jamie Walton, Jerry Ingram and Gene Scruggs.
Kay McClure Kwok
(Donna) Kay McClure Kwok, 58, died June 27, 2009. She was saved at the age of 8 and baptized into the fellowship of the Mallory Heights Baptist Church. She graduated from Oakhaven High School in Memphis, the St. Louis Conservatory of Music in St. Louis, Mo. and the Methodist School of Nursing in Memphis, Tenn. She received her Associate of Arts from Southern Baptist College (now Williams Baptist College) in Walnut Ridge, Ark., Bachelor of Arts from Park College in Parkville, Mo., and Master of Arts in Religious Education from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tenn. She owned her own business, Affordable Weddings. She worked for 20 years as a registered nurse. For 17 years, she served as director of nurses for the Germantown Nursing Home in Germantown, Tenn., and the Rose Care Nursing Home in Jacksonville, Ark. She served as the organist for the Cosmopolitan and Memphis Funeral Homes in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 3 at the Waterford Methodist Church. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on July 7 at Genoa Baptist Church in Westerville, Ohio, where she was a member. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Jack Kwok; sons, Jackie Prior Kwok of Owensboro, Ky., Edward Warrick (Roo) Kwok; and one grandson.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sallykay Lavern Kwok, and six unborn children.
Mammie D. Thompson Malone
Mammie D. Thompson Malone, 82, of Waterford, died June 30, 2009 at Baptist Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a church usher and a retired machine operator with Emerson Electric Company in Oxford.
Services were held at 12 noon on July 7 at Mt. Peel MB Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Rondias Cox officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves five daughters, Lorine Mitchell, Eloise Finley, both of Holly Springs, Carolyn Malone Woodard of Memphis, Tenn., Nettie Malone of Aurora, Ill., Katherleen Brown of Cuba, Ala.; three sons, Esau Shaw of Holly Springs, Tony Miller, Anthony Miller, both of Waterford; six sisters, Corrine Pryor of Holly Springs, Pauline Walker, Irene Frame, both of Champaign, Ill., Margaret Miles, Barbara Ward, both of California, Evelyn Waler of Aurora, Ill.; four brothers, Tarther (Jack) Thompson of Waterford, John Thompson, Russell Thompson, Lawrence Thompson, all of Aurora, Ill.; 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Yvonne Shaw, Veleara Malone.
Pallbearers were Eric Woodard, Carlos Woodard, Jeffrey W. Mitchell, Cleveland Brown Jr., Jerome Shaw, Calvin Malone, Cedric Malone, Andre Finley, Alshawn Brown, Anthony Lawson and Derrick Shaw. Honorary pallbearers were John Thompson, Lawrence Thompson, Russell Thompson, Tarther (Jack) Thompson, John Woodard, Esau Shaw, Tony Miller, Anthony Miller and Oliver Finley Jr.
Alice Judge McCain
Alice Judge McCain, 60, of Holly Springs, died June 21, 2009 at her home. She attended public school in Holly Springs. In the late ’60s, she moved to New Rochelle, N.Y. and later moved to Milwaukee, Wisc., where she worked for a number of years as a home health aide. In the ’90s, she moved back to New Rochelle and then decided to move closer to her mother in Holly Springs in the early 2000s.
Services were held at 12 noon on July 2 at Mt. Zion CME Church in Benton County. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Shields, pastor. Rev. Terry Alexander officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother, Katie L. Judge; her son and daughter, Joseph Judge and Alicia Judge of New York; three brothers, Harold (Buster) Judge, Vance Judge of Ashland, James Judge of Oklahoma; and five sisters, Annie Wells, Katie Judge, Earnestine Judge, all of Holly Springs; Christine Judge of New York, Mary Judge of Ashland.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Cora and Bettie; and her daughter, Jessie.
Lena M. Westmoreland
Lena M. Westmoreland, 89, of Potts Camp, died July 4, 2009. She was the widower of Wilson Westmoreland. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Potts Camp and retired from Wurlitzer.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Temperance Cemetery in Potts Camp. Bro. Bobby Brandon, Bro. Chuck Fowler and Bro. Jimmy Wilbanks officiated.
She leaves two sons, Jimmy Westmoreland, Johnny Westmoreland, both of Potts Camp; a daughter, Shirley Brandon of Potts Camp; a brother, Harvey David Bumpas of Desoto County; a sister, Lois McCreary of Myrtle; 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Westmoreland; and two daughters, Jean Connlee, Dorothy Jean Westmoreland.
Albert Robinson Jr.
Albert Robinson Jr., 66, of Holly Springs, died June 20, 2009 at Regional Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Concorde MB Church in Slayden.
Services were held at 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel Burial was in Concorde MB Church Cemetery in Slayden. Rev. Loretta Love officiated.
He leaves five sisters, Annie Mae Robinson of Whiteville, Tenn., Rosie Lee Robinson of Grand Junction, Tenn., Earnestine Owens of Walnut, Gearline Traylor of Benton County, Hattie Robinson of Memphis, Tenn.; three nephews and three nieces.
William (Wiley) Westmoreland, 73, of Potts Camp, died July 3, 2009 at Trinity Mission Health & Rehab in Holly Springs. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of Korea. He was a Baptist and a factory worker with The Wurlitzer Co.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on July 6 at Temperance Hill Cemetery. Bro. Charles (Chuck) Fowler officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a sister, Betty Hurt of Memphis, Tenn.; two nieces, Angie Morgan of Tampa, Fla., Tracey Clinton of Goodyear, Az.; and a nephew Michael Westmoreland of Hickory Flat.
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