October 22, 2009
Cora Mae Clayborne Boxley
Cora Mae Clayborne Boxley, 84, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 13, 2009 at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She was the widow of Arthur Lee Boxley and a church usher.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Louise Smith, Margaret Woodard, Erma Warren, Cora Warren, all of Holly Springs; two sons, David Boxley of Victoria, Ira Boxley of Holly Springs; seven sisters, Emma D. Hardin of St. Louis, Mo., Lena Hands, Gloria Cooper, both of Chicago, Ill., Freda Ingram, Margaret Zinn, both of Jeffersonville, Ind., Susie Stinson, Omie Dale James, both of Holly Springs; two brothers, Mack Clayborne, Ray Clayborne, both of Chicago, Ill.; 27 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde Clayborne, George Clayborne.
Pallbearers were Quoderick McKinney, Percy Freeman, Elbert Woodard Jr., David Bell, Robert Smith III, Author Woodard, Andre’ Finley and Telly Warren. Honorary pallbearers were David Boxley, Elbert Woodard, James Warren, Courtney Boxley, Carlos Jones, Quoderick Boxley, Ira Boxley, Robert Smith II, Mark Evans, Antonio Boxley and Deandre Boxley.
Cleveland Culver, 85. of Marshall County, died Oct. 16, 2009 at Alliance Healthcare. He was the widower of Janie Culver, an Army veteran and a Baptist.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Waterford.
He leaves two daughters, Corrine Evans of Waterford, Linda Dempsey of Louisville; two sisters, Annie Mae Feathers of Byhalia, Irene Nichols of New Albany; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her grandchildren.
Robert Lee Culver Jr.
Robert Lee Culver Jr., 83, of Waterford, died Oct. 17, 2009 at Baptist Hospital North MS in Oxford. He was a member of Holly Hill Baptist Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 20 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Culver Family Cemetery in Waterford. Bro. Frank Feathers officiated.
He leaves his wife, Annie Evelyn Culver; three sons, Clyde Culver, David Culver, Calvin Culver, all of Waterford; three daughters, Marie Palmer, Faye Holland, both of Waterford, Sandra Wilson of Mt. Pleasant; five brothers, Claude Culver, Lee Culver, James Culver, Creed Culver, all of Waterford, Donald Culver of Blue Mountain; a sister, Sally Shaw of Waterford; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sons, Lester Culver, Leon Culver; and a granddaughter, Karen Culver
Charles Edward Greer
Charles Edward Greer, 65, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 10, 2009 at Alliance Healthcare. He was born in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 12 noon on Oct. 17 at Samuel Chapel MB Church in Ashland, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Minister Joseph Davis Jr. officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his special companion, Lillie Tuner of Ashland; three sons, Louis Greer of Holly Springs, Clearance Crane, Willie Crane of Peoria, Ill; a daughter, Linda Greer, of Peoria, Ill.; 10 brothers, Jesse Greer, Richard Greer, Oscar Greer, all of Memphis, Tenn., Eugene Hampton, George Hampton, both of Holly Springs, Willie James Hampton, Raymond Hampton, Charles Hampton, Mozell Hampton, all of Ashland; five sisters, Earnestine Evans, Dallie Mae Peterson, Dorothy Clardy, Lee Francis Hampton and Lora Hampton, all of Ashland; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Terry Brown, James Hampton, Joe Burns, George Godwin, Jason Bullock and Chester Cole. Honorary pallbearers were Tavarus Nesbit, Frankie Marion, Ray Turner, Falando Marion, Bruce Brown and Stacy Williams.
Ricky Arnold Hancock, 61, died October 12, 2009 at his residence in Sherman. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and employed by the City of Sherman. He had been previously employed by the Natchez Trace Inn, the Natchez Trace Parkway, and the Mississippi Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. October 14, at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with Dr. Forrest Sheffield officiating. Burial was in the Macedonia Cemetery. United Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters Krystal Whitaker of Tupelo, and Erika Thomas of Nashville, Tenn.; two sons Brad Hancock of Corinth, and Jason Whitaker of Nettleton; a sister Audine Cooper of Potts Camp; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother S. A. Hancock, Jr.
Pallbearers were Jason Whitaker, Brad Hancock, Earl Reece, David Newcomb, Harry McAnally, Danny Ryan, Sterling Woodruff, and Alan Woodruff. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of the City of Sherman.
For online condolences and guest registry visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Lillie Idell James
Lillie Idell James, 89, of Byhalia, died Oct. 15, 2009. She was a member of Byhalia First Baptist Church and the order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 19 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
She leaves her husband of 70 years, W.R. James; a daughter, Diane Schwanke of Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Gerald James of Olive Branch; a brother, Travis Courson of Byhalia; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
Kenneth Hoey, 40, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 13, 2009 at Baptist Hospital-North MS in Oxford. He was a disabled maintenance worker with ICS Headstart.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 17 at Beverly Chapel CME Church, 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 wife, Linda Turner Hoey; a son, Kenneth Hoey Jr. of Holly Springs; eight sisters, Delores Hoey, Mae Frances Payne, both of Holly Springs, Thelma Johnson of Horn Lake, Joyce Culpepper of Memphis, Tenn., Sharon Hoey of Bellevue, Neb., Sarah Payne, Loreica Raglin, both of Aurora, Ill., Sandra Hughes of Aurora; five brothers, Rev. Willie Hoey of Holly Springs, Lee Hoey of Columbus, Ga., Roy Hoey of Hindsville, Ga., Otis Payne, Robert Payne, both of Aurora, Ill.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Troy Payne.
Pallbearers were Charles Payne, Alvonzo Harris, Timothy Brown, Joe C. Hoey, James Rooks and Charles Hoey. Honorary pallbearers were Antonio Culpepper, Johnny Richmond, Edward Richmond, Roger Johnson, Michael Hoey, Antonio Culpepper Jr. and Dillan Hoey.
Bonnie E. Land
Bonnie E. Land, 81, of Barton, died Sept. 23, 2009 at the Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn.
She leaves a daughter, Patricia Nance of Barton; three brothers and three sisters.
Melinda Lynn Mayfield, 38, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 11, 2009 at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. She was born in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Strawberry MB Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden.
She leaves a daughter, Jesmine S. Mayfield of Holly Springs; a brother, Quantez Mayfield of Hooks, Tx.; two sisters, Shelia Mayfield, Cornillius Brittenum, both of Holly Springs; two grandmothers, Renell Holloway, Katie Mayfield, both of Holly Springs; and her stepmother, Annie Mayfield of Slayden.
Pallbearers were Robert Malone Sr., Rickey Shaw, Isaac Mayfield, James Mayfield Jr., Antonio Martin and Anthony Mayfield. Honorary pallbearers were Quantez Mayfield, Odessus McAskill, Jerry Jones and Robert Holloway.
Lou Wilkins Orr
Lou Wilkins Orr, 94, of Columbus, formerly of Byhalia, died Oct. 13, 2009. She was the widow of Robert Langdon Orr. She grew up and finished high school in Clarksdale. She then attended Weslyn in Macon, Ga., for two years before transferring to the University of Mississippi, where she completed her degree. She was a member of Chi Omega while at Ole Miss. She moved to Byhalia, where she taught school. In 1999, she moved to Trinity Retirement Center in Columbus.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 17 at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her daughter, Carolyn Orr; two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Memorials may be sent to the Byhalia Presbyterian Church on Church St., Byhalia, MS 38611 or the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 602 Main St., Columbus, MS 39701.
Lorine Dowdy Snow
Lorine Dowdy Snow, 79, of Lamar, died Oct. 11, 2009 at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. She was the widow of Orange Snow. She was a church usher and a member of the mother’s board.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Kimbrough Chapel MB Church in Lamar, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. J.W. Smith Jr. and Rev. Ben Norman officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves six daughters, Helen Smith, Clara Nunnally, Earnestine Crawford, Queen Norman, Loretha Mathis, Eveline Isom, all of Holly Springs; six sons, Fred Snow, Lloyd Snow, J.W. Snow, Willie Snow, Odell Snow, Obie Snow, all of Holly Springs; 39 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
Virginia Valentine, 79, of Ashland, died Oct. 15, 2009 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. She was the widow of Morris Valentine, her husband of 40 years; a member of Ashland Baptist Church and a retired secretary with MS Department of Transportation. She graduated from Memphis Tech in 1948. She worked as a bank manager at the Slayden Bank and as a teller at the Bank of Holly Springs.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial was in Slayden Cemetery. Bro. Gary Adams officiated.
She leaves two sons, Danny Valentine, Johnny Valentine, both of Oxford; three daughters, Sherry Hughes of Harmontown, Cindy Farese of Ashland, Dede Skelton of Waterford; a sister, Velma Langston of Hernando; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
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