September 24, 2009
Georgia Ruth Carter
Georgia Ruth Carter, 80, of Memphis, Tenn., died Sept. 18, 2009 at North MS Medical Center in Iuka. She was the widow of William Carter and a Baptist.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 21 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Memphis Memory Gardens.
She leaves her son, Michael Carter of Lakeland, Tenn.; two daughters, Constance Dimilo of Pascedo, Tx., Sandra Gail Travis of Iuka; a brother, Gene Rigdon of Cauldwell, Idaho; three sisters, Stella McGinn of Topeka, Kan., Frances Skipton of Garden City, Kan., Mary Sue Smith of Simi Valley, Calif.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Ella Ree Jeffries
Ella Ree Jeffries, 57, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 16, 2009 at Baptist Memphis Hospital. She was a retired accountant with Thomas & Betts of Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 22 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she was a member. Father Leonard Elder officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Corey Jeffries of Cordova, Tenn.; four sisters, Elnora Jeffries, Geneva Brown, Ardelia Roberts, Wanda Cowan, all of Holly Springs; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Jeffries.
John Gary McLarty
John Gary McLarty, 53, of Ripley, died Sept. 13, 2009 at his home.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 19 at Serenity Chapel New Albany. Burial was in Abbeville Cemetery. Bro. Charlie Gainey officiated.
He leaves his wife, Valerie McLarty; five children, Molly Bridges of Potts Camp, Crystal McLarty of Marks, Kristina Foreman of Pontotoc, Cassandra Cook of Ripley, Bradley Grantham of Oxford; siblings Joseph McLarty of Tacoma, Wash., Edwin McLarty of Litchfield, Ill., Lottie Jamieson of Nashville, Tenn., Maryann Enwright of Vicenne, Ind.; and eight grandchildren.
Howard (Nay-Boone) Norman, 64, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 13, 2009 at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. He was born in Wyatt.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 19 at St. Paul MB Church in Byhalia, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Andrew Cheairs, pastor; elder Marvin Richmond officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a son, Ternice Norman of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Sandra Smith of Memphis; a brother, Robert (Morris) Norman of Byhalia; two sisters, Etta Dockery of Byhalia, Bertha Rodgers of Byhalia; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers were William Norman, Errik Rogers, Clark Rodgers, Mario Norman, Travis Bowens and Eugene Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Ternice Norman, Ervin Tunstall, Sherwon Tunstall and Marcus Tunstall.
Berryniece Ann McIntyre Pool
Berryniece Ann McIntyre Pool, 75, of Aurora, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died Sept. 14, 2009 at her home. She was the widow of Sammie Pool. She was a retired laborer with Seal Master.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 19 at McIntyre Cemetery in Holly Springs. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Riley Armstrong of Montgomery, Ill., Sunada Pool Henderson of New Orleans, La.; five sons, LaFerry Pryor, Ernest Dean, Terence Pool Sr., Jeroloyde Poole, Sammie Pool, all of Aurora, Ill.; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Ruth Pryor and a twin sister, Bernice McIntyre; and a brother, Aaron Dean McIntyre Sr.
Pallbearers were Laferry Pryor, Ernest Dean, Terence W. Pool, Jeroloyde Poole, Sammie D. Pool and Conrad J. Armstrong.
Gene Autry Scruggs
Gene Autry (Bud) Scruggs, 61, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 10, 2009 at his home. He was a member of Bell Grove MB Church and a retired truck driver with Choctaw Construction Company.
Services were held at 2:30 on Sept. 19 at Chulahoma MB Church. Burial was in Smith Grove MB Church Cemetery. Minister Marvin Lucas officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home officiated.
He leaves a daughter, Kimberle Scruggs of Louisville, Ky.; and three sisters, Annie Scruggs of Memphis, Tenn., MaDora Scruggs, Jean Scruggs, both of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by siblings Wilson Hardin, Doris James, Annie McClatchey and Viola Scruggs.
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