August 13, 2009
Nichel Nicole Butler
Nichel Nicole Butler, 19, of Memphis, Tenn., died Aug. 2, 2009 at her home.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 8 at Chulahoma MB Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Ronnie Franklin officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother, Deborah Echols Isom of Memphis, Tenn.; her father, Ronald E. Butler of Capitol Heights, Md.; her stepfather, John Isom of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Jala Isom of Memphis, Tenn., Myia Boone of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Dereck Butler of Memphis, Tenn.; a stepsister, Jalyah Isom of Olive Branch; two stepbrothers, Johnathan Isom, Joseph Isom, both of Olive Branch; her grandmothers, Jessie Mae Echols of Byhalia, Lorene Butler of Capitol Heights, Md.; and her grandfather, Clayton Butler of Atlanta, Ga.
Pallbearers were Danny Echols, cousin; Marvin Echols, Joseph Echols, uncles; Joseph Echols, Romondo Gordon, cousin; and Vernon Butler, uncle.
Billie Jean Crouch
Billie Jean Crouch, 71, of Pontotoc, died Aug. 9, 2009 at her home. She was a Baptist.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 12 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.
She leaves three sons, Roger Bridges Sr. of Potts Camp, J.D. Crouch of Thaxton, James Crouch of Etta; three daughters, Nancy Bridges of Pontotoc, Janice Phillips, Media Stewart, both of Randolph, Tx.; a sister, Vada Gurthie of West Union; 24 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
Alexis A’Byund Hampton
Alexis A’Byund Hampton, 23, of Lamar, died Aug. 1, 2009 in Mt. Pleasant. She was a member of the church choir, a 2004 graduate of Ashland High School, a 2009 graduate of the University of Mississippi in Oxford with a degree in accounting and a member of Zeta Phi Beta. She was employed with the University of Mississippi ticket box office in Oxford.
Services were held at 12 noon on Aug. 5 at Sand Hill MB Church in Lamar, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Etoy Bogard officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother, Tammie Hampton of Lamar; her father, Jerome Hoyle of Ashland; three brothers, Keron Hampton of Lamar, Jakeya Long, Caleb Hoyle, both of Ashland; a stepsister, Jacinda Allen of Lamar; grandmothers Lovie Cole of Lamar, Alberta Hoyle of Ashland; and grandfathers, Charles Cole of Lamar, James Hoyle of Ashland.
Pallbearers were Jarmarcus Sanders, Jarmaral Sanders and brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Honorary pallbearers were James Hoyle Jr., Renoldo Hoyle, Tarvarius Hoyle, Montrellis Cole, Eldson Hoyle, Patrick Hoyle and Corinthian Cole.
Ronle Benson Jones
Ronle Benson Jones, 90, of Byhalia, died Aug. 3, 2009 at her home. She was a church missionary, a church stewardess and a member of the Girl Scouts and Willing Workers Club.
Services were held at 12 noon on Aug. 8 at Newell Chapel CME Church in Victoria, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Charles Lesure officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Lonza Lee Jones Jr.; three daughters, Katie M. Jones-Kelly of Byhalia, Janie Yarbrough of Chicago, Ill., Earnestine Jones of Memphis, Tenn.; four sons, Lonza Jones III, Robert Jones, Frank Jones, all of Byhalia, Emmitt Jones of Morristown, N.J.; two sisters, Nola Howard of Blytheville, Ark., Irene Futtrell of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Felix Benson of Memphis, Tenn.; 35 grandchildren 46 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three children, Ray Jones, Gordon Jones and Blanch Jones.
Pallbearers were Ventez Jones, Edlyn Jones, Antoine Kelly, Mario Jones, Thetis A. Jones, Dwain Jones, Frank Jones Jr., and Samuel Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers were Rev. Jesse Benson, Alonzo Jones III, Emmitt Jones, minister Robert E. Jones, Frank Wesley Jones and Ray Jones Jr.
Brian Keith Malone
Brian Keith Malone, 52, of Bolivar, Tenn., died Aug. 9 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He worked as an auto detailer at Bolivar Ford.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 12 at Shackelford Funeral Directors Chapel. Burial was in Bolivar Memorial Cemetery. Mitch Puckett officiated.
He leaves his wife of 11 years, Melanie Hunsucker Malone; two stepsons, Billy Mason Jr., Brian Mason, both of Michigan City; a sister, Shirley Eubanks of Bolivar; and a brother, Mike Malone of Bolivar.
The family requests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Edgar Antonio Medrano
Edgar Antonio Medrano, 16, of Byhalia, died Aug. 9, 2009 in Marshall County. He was Catholic.
Services were held on Aug. 10. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his parents, Epifanio Balanos Aguilar, Ignacia Medrano Aguilar of Byhalia; and three brothers, Gustavo Medrano, Hugo Medrano, Jose Medrano, all of Byhalia.
Karl E. Thompson
Karl E. Thompson, 69, of Holly Springs, formerly of Chicago, Ill., died July 31, 2009 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a church usher, a Mason and a retired painter for General Motors in Chicago.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 7 at St. Matthews MB Church in Byhalia, where he was a member. Burial was in Chulahoma MB Church Cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Artison officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves five daughters, Ryan Thompson, Rachel Thompson, both of Holly Springs, Karla Thompson of Westchester, Ill., Bridgett King of Memphis, Tenn., Lena Thompson of New York, N.Y.; two sons, Dino Thompson of Dallas, Tx., Lawrence Williams of Chicago, Ill.; four sisters and eight brothers.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Leslie Thompson.
Pallbearers were David Thompson, Jerome Thompson, Darryll Pitts, Lamar Gilbert, Alex Thomspon, Ventez Brooks, James Thompson Jr. and David Thompson Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Thompson, Theodore Thompson, Franklin Thompson, James Freedmond, Warren Thompson, Curtis Thompson and Julius Thompson.
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