Decemeber 10, 2009
Elizabeth Irene Jones-Briggs
Elizabeth Irene Jones-Briggs, 73, of Moscow, Tenn., formerly of Michigan City, died Nov. 30, 2009 in Lamar. She was the widow of John Briggs. She was a retired machine operator with IPS Industries in Collierville, Tenn., and former church usher.
Services were held at 12 noon on Dec. 6 at Sims Chapel MB Church in Michigan City, where she was a member. Burial was in Webb Family Cemetery in Michigan City. Rev. Randall Woodard officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Dorothy Briggs of Olive Branch, Shirley Briggs of Moscow, Tenn., Elizabeth Briggs of Cayce; three sisters, Dorothy Jones of Michigan City, Charlene Ashcraft of Kirkwood, Mo., Sadie Green of St. Louis, Mo.; four brothers, Aaron Jones, Melvin Webb, George Webb, all of Michigan City, Lathan Jones of Chicago, Ill.; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Helen Marie Briggs.
Pallbearers were Herbert Jones, Terrance Franklin, Kelvin Young, Anthony Ellis, Reggie Crawford and Robert Craig. Honorary pallbearers were Alexander McGowan, Wayne Chearis, James Briggs, Randale Jones, Robert Earl Briggs and Robert Golden.
Gloria Jean Martin
Gloria Jean Martin, 50, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 2, 2009 at Baptist Hospital - DeSoto in Southaven. She was a member of Hopewell No. 1 MB Church and disabled.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 8 at Yarbrough Chapel CME Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Denise Modest officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother, Shirley Dukes McKinney of Holly Springs; three daughters, Gloria Marie Martin of Holly Springs, Arlean Parker of Morgantown, W. Va., Janeice Martin of Grantown, W. Va.; three sons, Larry Wayne Martin of Holly Springs, DeWayne Martin of Fairmont, W. Va., Robert Martin of Aurora, Ill.; several sisters and brothers; and 19 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Larry Martin, Drick Hearns, Matthew Newson, Nathaniel Martin Jr., Mario Rogers and Randy Parker.
Mary Josephine McCallum
Mary Josephine McCallum, 87, of Potts Camp, died Dec. 5, 2009 at her home. She was the widow of Earl Vleet McCallum. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
Services were held at 11 am. on Dec. 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery in Myrtle. Bro. Randy Bynum officiated.
She leaves a son, Earl McCallum Jr. of San Antonio, Tx.; four daughters, Ruby Slade of Mesquite, Tx., Cheryl Campbell, Pam Sanders, both of Potts Camp, Earlene Ray of Lakes Charles, La.; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
John Hugh Miller
John Hugh Miller, 85, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 4, 2009 at his home. He was the widower of Joy Ogle Miller and a member of Evangel Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 7 at Hill Crest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his cousins Conway Moore of Waterford, Scott Robinson of Holly Springs; and caregivers, Tammy and Bobby Farrow of Senatobia.
Duane Edward Morris
Duane Edward (Eddie) Morris, 42, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 2, 2009 at Alliance HealthCare. He was a member of Slayden Baptist Church and a supervisor at Cera Logistics.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Slayden Cemetery. Bro David Bishop officiated.
He leaves his wife, Samantha Tice Morris; two sons, Woodrow Morris, Samuel Morris, both of Holly Springs; parents, Emmett Morris and Marie Morris of Cleveland; two brothers, Greg Morris of Greenville, Ray Morris of Cleveland; in-laws David and Renee Tice of Slayden; and brother-in-law, Bubba and Rhonda Tice of Michigan City.
Tawanda Rhodes, 85, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 6, 2009 in Oxford. She was the widow of Milton Rhodes, a member of First Methodist Church of Holly Springs and a retired employee of Wurlitzer.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on Dec. 7 at Hill Crest Cemetery in Holly Springs. Bro. Justin Curtis officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Ricky Rhodes of Holly Springs; two daughters, Lutricia Gardner of Verona, Alicia Inman of Oxford; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Gracie Mallory Turner
Gracie Mallory Turner, 90, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 3, 2009 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. She was the widow of J.B. Turner; a member of Strawberry MB Church, where she served on the missionary society and mother’s board; and a member of Heroines of Jericho Court No. 14. She was born in Myrtle to King and Winnie Mallory, and was a retired domestic worker.
Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the funeral home; and 10-10:55 a.m. on Dec. 12 at the church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 12 at Anderson Chapel CME Church. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Deldrick Leasure will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Nell Owens, Pearly Jones, Jannie Luellen, all of Holly Springs; 20 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by children Jerry Turner and Lurline Turner.
Pallbearers were Jarvis Lane, Jamarris Lane, Jamaun Lane, Sgt. Linwood Turner, Lakeith Jones, Jason Jones, Jeremy Jones and Jeffrey Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Christopher Muse, Lamarcus Jones, Jairus Leasure, Gabriel Owens Sr., Luther Harris, Lilton Crane and Sammie Taylor.
Anthony McClure Wilson
Anthony McClure Wilson, 57, died Dec. 4, 2009 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born in Memphis, Tenn. and returned to Holly Springs in 2002. He was a member of Carey Chapel in Mt. Pleasant and attended Oak Grove Baptist Church in Moscow, Tenn.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Steve Wilson officiated.
He leaves his mother, Clara O. Shaw of Holly Springs; four brothers, Mike Wilson, Steve Wilson, both of Waterford, Thomas Wilson of Hickory Flat, Kenneth Wilson of Ashland.
Memorials may be made to Tribute Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
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