October 1, 2009
Bennie E. Dillingham
Bennie E. Dillingham, 61, of Lamar, died Sept. 25, 2009. He was a Baptist, employed in tool and die, and tool manufacturing and was an Army veteran.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 27 at New Hope Baptist Church in Slayden. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Billy Adair officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Elizabeth Ann Dillingham; two sons, Donald Dillingham of Cayce, Benjamin Dillingham of Lamar; a daughter, Marilyn Dillingham of Southaven; a brother Lloyd Dillingham; and five grandchildren.
Harold Kydel Greene
Harold Kydel (Ky) Greene, 44, of Marshall County, died Sept. 26, 2009 at his home. He was a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ and disabled.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Todd Sanderson and Kerry Reid officiated.
He leaves his mother, Lois Greene of Holly Springs; aunt and uncle, Dennis and Nancy Green of Winfield, Ala., Carol and Robert Palmer of Gadsden, Ala.; and special friend, Terri Smithwick.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harold J. Greene.
John Albert Hampton
John Albert Hampton, 58, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 24, 2009 at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was a church steward board member, a church gardener and a retired logger.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Mt. Zion CME Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. I.W. Harper will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his fianceť, Sadie Washington of Holly Springs; three children, Marcus Ayers, Sean Walker, both of Memphis, Tenn., Kendrick Ayers of Dallas, Tx.; six sisters, Earnestine Evans, Dallie Mae Peterson, Lee Frances Turner, all of Lamar, Dorothy Clardy, Lora Hampton, both of Michigan City, Lucy Tipler of Ashland; seven brothers, Eugene Hampton, George Hampton, Raymond Hampton, all of Holly Springs, Willie James Hampton, Charles Hampton, Charles Greer, all of Lamar, Mozell Hampton of Michigan City; dear friend, Elsie Cathy of Holly Springs; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Travis Hampton, Randy Matthews, Percy Holt, Earnest Price, James Earl Goodwin and Nicholas Evans. Honorary pallbearers were Eugene Hampton, George Hampton, Charles Greer, Willie Hampton, Raymond Hampton, Charles Hampton, Mozell Hampton and Bryant Brown.
Charlie Ray Hodges
Charlie Ray Hodges, 50, of Beloit, Wisc., died September 25, 2009 in Oxford. He was a cab driver.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Daley-Murphy Wish Associates with burial in Eastlawn Cemetery in Beloit. Rev. Floyd Prude, Jr. will officate. Serenity Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Emma Hodges of Tupelo; his father and stepmother, Billy and Katie Autry of Oxford; a daughter, Brittney Hodges of Tomah, Wisc.; a son, Tony Jordan of Chicago, Ill.; eight sisters, Della Crowley of Rockford, Ill., Vanessa Hodges of Minneapolis, Minn., Fantilla Hodges, April Hodges, Edrienne Hodges of Beloit, Alicia Davis, Marrissa Reynolds of Holly Springs and Belisha Autry of Oxford; two brothers, Ray Von Autry of Holly Springs, Bilethon Autry of Oxford; his grandmother, Adellar Lee of Sherman, and a granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Rae Jordan.
Marcellus Emonz Jimmerson
Marcellus Emonz Jimmerson, 29, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 19, 2009 in Holly Springs. He was a member of South Ashland Church of Christ, graduate of Northwest Community College and aviation school, member of NAACP, and aircraft mechanic with Cash In Transit in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 26 at Ashland High School gymnasium. Burial was in Samuel Chapel MB Church Cemetery. Pastor James Norman officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Cortina Evans Jimmerson; three children, Alexia Bianca Evans, Myles Emonz Jimmerson, Macy Marcella Jimmerson, all of Holly Springs; his mother, Marjorie Watkins Jimmerson of Michigan City; his father, Marvin Jimmerson of Michigan City; a sister, Shikina Jimmerson of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Marcus Jimmerson of Michigan City, Marcel Looney of Memphis, Tenn.; and grandmothers, Chessie Jimmerson of Memphis, Tenn., Ida Watkins of Holly Springs.
Pallbearers were Dupree (Boo) Crawford, Laprae Crawford, Toni Crawford, Brent Duncan, Travis Hampton, Von Harris, Marquis Johnson, Terrell Johnson, Wayne Jones, Lavar Nunnally, Tony Nunnally and Jarvis Terry. Honorary pallbearers were Alan Beck, Maryo Beck, Montrell Brooks, Brandon Moss, Jai Nickelberry, Freddie Reaves Jr., Tavares Reaves, Garrett Terry and Markee Tipler.
Memorials may be made to an account opened at Regions Banks: T.A.M.M. Jimmerson Fund. The purpose of this account allows family and friends to help with the necessary expenses for beneficiaries Alexia Evans (Jimmerson), Myles Jimmerson and Macy Jimmerson.
Beverly Ann Morrow McClendon
Beverly Ann Morrow McClendon, 58, of Booneville, Ark., died Sept. 22, 2009 at her home. She was a pharmacy technician at Smee Pharmacy in Booneville. She was active in the Booneville PTA, the Booneville band parents and the Friends of the Bearcats. She was the past president of the Present Day League Women’s Club in Aberdeen and was formerly a substitute teacher with the Aberdeen Mississippi School System. In 2008, she was the honorary chairperson for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 25 at the First Baptist Church in Booneville, where she was a member. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville. Roberts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, John B. McClendon III; a daughter, Kelly McClendon Henson of Barling, Ark.; a son, Ian McClendon of Fort Smith, Ark.; her mother, Martha B. Morrow of Holly Springs; a sister, Janice M. Kesler of Columbus; a brother, Charles D. Morrow of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Don Hall, Edgar Lee Holt, Kevin Quinn, Chuck Morrow and Bob Waid. Honorary pallbearers were Drew Rowland and Zach Rowland.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718
James Taylor, 55, of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Holly Springs, died Sept. 21, 2009 in Flint, Mich. He was a factory worker.
Services were held at Smith Grove Baptist Church. Burial as in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home of Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Michelle Boyd of Holly Springs; his mother, Earlene Isom of Holly Springs; seven sisters, Mittie Stewart, Ruby Johnson, Carolette Degues, Vernena Taylor, Irene Colmen, Patte Taylor, all of Holly Springs, Antrenet Degues of Memphis, Tenn.; five brothers, Willie Johnson, Glen Johnson, Melvin Johnson, Eric Taylor, all of Holly Springs, Lloyd Taylor of Memphis, Tenn.; grandparents Robert Taylor and Hattie Taylor.
Curin Miller Oliver
Curin Miller Oliver, 83, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 24, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of James Oliver Sr. She was a former church usher, church cook, a member of the church’s mother’s board and 4-H Club leader, former member of Christ Temple COGIC and Hopewell No. 2 MB Church, and retired cook with Holly Springs High School and Cadet School.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 3 at Morning Star Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tenn., where she was a member. Burial will be in Hopewell No. 2 MB Church Cemetery. Pastor W.A. Sesley will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Ora McCoy, Laura Edmondson, both of Memphis, Tenn., Virginia LeSure, Magnolia Oliver, both of Aurora, Ill.; three sons, James Oliver Jr. of Holly Springs, Richard Oliver of Aurora, Ill., Herbert Oliver of Marietta, Ga.; a brother, Earnest Jones of Holly Springs; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
L.B. Paige, 82, of Ashland, died Sept. 24, 2009 at his home. He was the widower of Margaret Ivy Paige. He was a church deacon, former church usher, singer with the Brotherhood Gospel Group, and retired fork lift operator with Carrier, Inc. in Collierville, Tenn.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 3 at Hebron MB Church in Lamar, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Adam Gholson will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
He leaves six daughters, Bobbie Grandberry, Shirley Alexander, Linda Paige, Patricia Paige, Angelia Paige, all of Memphis, Tenn., Eloise Jones of Lemon Grove, Calif.; six sons, Tyrone Paige, Wallace Paige, Darrell Paige, all of Ashland, Robert Poplar of Michigan City, Antovi Paige of Memphis, Tenn., Eric Robinson of Stockton, Calif.; 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Justine Knipper-Powles, 78, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 19, 2009 at Alliance HealthCare. She was a Catholic and a lawyer.
Services were held at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Ill. Burial was in Mt. Jospeh Cemetery in River Grove, Ill. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sons, Peter Christopher Powles of Manhattan, NY, Richard Anthony Powles of Evanston, Ill.; a daughter, Jullian Justine Powles of New Port Richie, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Lura W. Stinson
Lura W. Stinson, 65, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 18, 2009 in Holly Springs. She was born in Marshall County June 24, 1944. She was a member of Mt. Teamer CME Church and worked as a CNA for a period of time.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 26 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Teamer CME Church Cemetery in Holly Springs. Rev. Gifton Jones officiated.
She leaves three sons, Lawrence E. Stinson, Anthony Stinson, Orlando Stinson, all of Holly Springs; two daughters, Vera Mae Stinson of Holly Springs, Rosita Poe of Lake Center, six brothers, David Walton, James Walton, both of Chicago, Ill., Frank Walton of Hudsonville, Luther Walton of Lake Center, Percy Walton of Victoria, Poger Walton of Lake Center; five sisters, Marble McNeil of Lake Center, Betty Turnage of Holly Springs, Lillian Wagner of St. Louis, Mo., Oprah Walton of Aurora, Ill., Mozetta Walton of Holly Springs; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Annie Crane; a brother, Eugene Walton; a sister, Remella Glover Pegues and two grandchildren, Lamont Stinson, DeAnna N. Stinson.
Pallbearers were Jamie Walton, Willie E. McNeil, Carlos Stinson, Keith Stinson, Kevin Walton and Ivan McNeil. Honorary pallbearers were LeLoyd Turnage, Sylvester Turnage, Charles Walton, Gholson Glover Jr., Jerry Walton and Charles Glover.
Tommy Seal Walker
Tommy Seal Walker, 54, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 21, 2009 in Oxford.
Services were held at 3:45 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Rodgers Funeral Home Chapel in Coldwater. Burial was in Smith Grove Church Cemetery.
He leaves his mother, Ethel Walker of Holly Springs; seven sisters, Elnora Smith of Chicago, Ill., Ethel Collins, Regina Waller, Felicia Walker, Willie Mae Peel, Mary Hollowell, all of Holly Springs, Maxine Jiles of Victorville, Calif.; four brothers, Ira Walker of Byhalia, Johnny Walker, James Walker, Robert Walker, all of Holly Springs.
George Louis Woodson
George Louis Woodson, 68, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 21, 2009 at Baptist Hospital-Desoto in Southaven. He was a church trustee, a member of the financial committee, grounds committee, the oldest male member of the church and a member of the Masonic Lodge Waterford #450. He was a self-employed business owner.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Finley Grove MB Church, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. James Green officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three daughters, Shirley Woodson, Mattie Woodson, Josephine Bownes-Stewart, all of Holly Springs; two sons, Robert L. Woodson of Tucson, Az., Roger Woodson of Holly Springs; a sister, Catherine Freeman of St. Louis, Mo.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Stanley Woodson, Royce Jeffries, Ricky Jeffries, Oscar Holloway, Keith Wright and Timothy Oliver. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Freeman, Manuel Stewart, Edward L. Garrison, Robert Woodson, Roger Woodson and Albert Lay.
Fred Wright Sr.
Fred Wright Sr., 82, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 17, 2009 at his home. He was born in Holly Springs and lived in Chicago, Ill. for over 20 years. He was a farmer. He professed his faith at Hudsonville MB Church.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel.
He leaves three sons, Theodore Wright of Memphis, Tenn., Fred Wright Jr. of Holly Springs, Derrick Wright of Glen, Carbon, Ill; four daughters, Lillian Bennett of Plantation, Fla., Lutisha Horton of Nashville, Tenn., Brenda Wright of Memphis, Tenn., and Candy Randolph of Boca Raton, Fla.; two sisters, Lovella Burnette of Memphis, Tenn., Luvenia Gordon of Holly Springs; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roscoe Wright Jr., Isaac Wright and a grandson, Daniel Kassam.
Janice Irene Zackrison
Janice Irene Zackrison, 72, died Sept. 24, 2009. She was born May 8, 1937 in Seattle, Wash., and graduated with a fine arts degree from Seattle Pacific University in 1974. After numerous positions as a graphic artist, she retired in 1994. She faithfully attended Germantown Church of Christ.
Graveside services were held Sept. 28 at the Chapman Church of Christ Cemetery. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her daughters, Cheryl Chapman, Cynthia Pritchett, Susan Brown; a brother, Richard Almy, three grandchildren and her ex-husband of 29 years, Herbert Zackrison.
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