August 27, 2009
Mario Raymond Belluscio
Mario Raymond Belluscio, 87, of Olive Branch, died Aug. 21, 2009 at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto. He was owner of Mario Belluscio Construction Co. in Memphis, Tenn. He was a native of Elizabeth, N.J. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force; he was a first lieutenant with the 71st Troop Carrier Squadron, 434th Troop, 9th Air Force European Theater. Immediately afterwards, he received his FAA commercial pilot license. He worked for Dupont and Simpson Lumber Co. in Holly Springs. He then started his own home improvement business in 1956, retiring in 1985. He later came out of retirement to work as project manager for Trivest Corp. in Olive Branch. He was a deacon and active member of First Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment was in Memorial Park Mausoleum.
He leaves his wife of 64 years, Mozelle Hurdle Belluscio; three daughters, Carol Warren, Ramelle Orman, both of Olive Branch, Dawn Walls of Oakland, Tenn.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family requests that any memorials be sent to First Baptist Church of Memphis, Tenn., or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Mary Kay Whaley Garrison
Mary Kay Whaley Garrison, 68, of Southaven, died Aug. 19, 2009 at her home. She was a Methodist and an operator with AT&T.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 29 at Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her brother, Robert Whaley of Coffeeville.
Steven Mack Hailey
Steven Mack Hailey, 57, of Mt. Pleasant, died Aug. 22, 2009 at Collierville Baptist Hospital. He was a member of Carey Chapel Baptist Church and a truck driver with Cordova Concrete.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 24 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rice Chapel Cemetery in Lamar.
He leaves his wife, Rita Teel Hailey; a son, Steven Hailey of Tupelo; two daughters, Stephenie Morgan of Brighton, Tenn., Melissa Hailey of Ashland; four brothers, M.D. Hailey of Slayden, Bill Hailey, Ray Hailey, both of Mt. Pleasant, Randy Hailey of Southaven; four sisters, Edna Seals of Victoria, Frances Sweden of Ashland, Martha Paradise of Somerville, Dorothy Hardin of Mt. Pleasant; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mary Ellen Hardin
Mary Ellen Hardin, 96, of Memphis, Tenn., died Aug. 16, 2009 at her home. She was a retired school teacher.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 22 at Chulahoma Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a sister, Bobbie Love of Chicago, Ill.; and four brothers, Henry Hardin, Napleon Hardin, both of Memphis, Tenn., Joseph Hardin of Chicago, Ill., Clyde Hardin of Signal Hill, Calif.
Naomi Brantley Littrell
Naomi Brantley Littrell, 87, of Memphis, Tenn., died Aug. 21, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a Baptist and a legal secretary.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 26 at Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Edward Littrell; stepsons, Vince Littrell and Krieg Littrell; three nieces, Carey Brisendine, Marie Strain, Barbara Helton; and a nephew, Eddie Freeman.
Earline P. Moore
Earline P. Moore, 77, of Southaven, formerly of Holly Springs, died Aug. 18, 2009 at her daughter’s home in Holly Springs. She was Baptist, a graduate of Collierville High school and a former employee of Wurlitzer and the IRS.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 21 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial was in Memorial Park Southwoods Cemetery.
She leaves her daughters, Deborah J. Tice of Holly Springs, Kathy Huey of Humphreys, Ark.; a son, Bill Moore Jr. of Byhalia; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to either Faith Baptist Church in Oxford or to A&E Hospice in Olive Branch.
Iva Jean Taylor
Iva Jean (Jeannie) Taylor, 70, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 17, 2009 at her home. She was a Baptist and a factory worker with ITT Thompson.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 20 at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Jim Polk officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, James Ed Taylor; two sons, Ricky Lee Taylor, Johnny Glenn Taylor, both of Holly Springs; two daughters, Loretta Carpenter, Karen Sexton, both of Holly Springs; a brother, Alton Allen of Holly Springs; two sisters, Myrtle Skelton of Lamar, Bonnie Skelton of Holly Springs; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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