January 7, 2010
Emogene Allen, 76, of Lamar, died Jan. 4, 2010 at Germantown Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. She was the widow of Billy Allen, a Baptist and employed with Wurlitzer Co.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 6 at Clear Creek Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Jim Polk and Bro. Jimmy Curl officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three sons, Michael Allen, Bud Allen, Perry Allen, all of Lamar; four daughters, Joyce Bingham of Lamar, Linda Cox of Hickory Flat, Phillis Sisulak of Huntsville, Ala., Carol Allen of Lamar; a brother, Pete Skelton of Holly Springs; two sisters, Louise Skelton of Holly Springs, Mary Clark of New Albany; 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Iva Watkins.
Patricia Kay Allison, 56, of Southaven, died Jan. 2, 2010 at her home. She was a Baptist.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Jan. 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery. Bro. Oscar Geeslin officiated.
She leaves three sons, Paul Blackard of Coldwater, Brian Blanchard of Portland, Ore., Mark Allison of Southaven; a daughter, Renee Allison-Vega of Southaven; three brothers, Raymond Blackard, Bobby Blackard, both of Boliver, Tenn., Robert Blackard of Barton; two sisters, Donna Sue Beesinger of Collierville, Tenn., Betty Devore of Byhalia; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Allison.
Eugene Dabney Brown Sr.
Eugene Dabney Brown Sr., 85, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 1, 2010 at Germantown Methodist Hospital. The son of Benjamin Bernard Brown and Eva Connelly Brown; he was the widower of Mary Lynn Brown, whom he married in 1947. He was a devoted husband until her death in 2005. A 1941 graduate of Holly Springs High School, he enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1942 and was commissioned a lieutenant. He served as a navigator on the B-17 Old Nougut, 381st Bomb Group (H), Eighth Air Force and completed 30 combat missions over Germany and occupied Europe from March to July, 1944. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters. He retired as a major from the U.S. Air Force Active Reserve in 1969.
A member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, he graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of Mississippi in 1948, where he was also a member of Phi Kapa Phi academic honorary. He was a special agent with the Internal Revenue Service intelligence division until his retirement as West Tennessee group manager, based in offices in New Orleans, La., Jackson, Memphis, Tenn., Nashville, Tenn. and Atlanta. Returning to Holly Springs, he pursued an active private practice as an investigative accountant until retiring in 2000.
He was an officer and faithful member of the board of trustees at First United Methodist Church, on the board of directors at Merchants and Farmers Bank and a n officer of the Holly Springs Country Club.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 5 at Holly Springs First United Methodist Church. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Rev. Milton Whatley officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his son, Judge Eugene D. Brown Jr. of Holly Springs; granddaughters, Lynn Hamilton Brown Rowe of Memphis, Tenn., Margaret (Margie) Rather Brown, Frances Dabney Brown, both of Holly Springs, and their mother, Margaret Sullivant Brown and a sister, Nita Brown Furner of Hilton Head, S.C.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Catherine House.
Pallbearers were Bobby Bonds, Gene Brooks, B.B. House, Greg Taylor, Johnny Boone, Johnny Fitch, Bobby House and Jimmy Warren.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Holly Springs.
Don Eddy Cook
Don Eddy (Squire) Cook, 70, of Barton, died Dec. 29, 2009 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital. He was a retired contractor.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 1 at Barton United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Barton Cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 28 years, Sylvia Cook; three daughters, Dondwai King, Sharon Powell, Stephanie Bruce; three sons, Derek Cook, Ben Cook, Daniel Cook; a brother, Bobby Cook; a sister, Tammye Freeman; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity or cause of the donor’s choice.
Juanita Laverne Dobbs
Juanita Laverne Dobbs, 83, of Lamar, died Jan. 4, 2010 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Aldrich Dobbs Sr., and a Baptist.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Jan. 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery in Saulsbury, Tenn.
She leaves two sons, Aldrich Dobbs Jr. of Whiteville, Tenn., Jackey Dobbs of Lamar; two brothers, Kyle Sexton of Walnut, Wayne Sexton of Pinson, Tenn.; two sisters, Marie Cooper of Saulsbury, Tenn., Charline Beach of Saulsbury, Tenn.; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Kenneth (Shane) Foster, 42, died Dec. 29, 2009. He was a 1985 graduate of Kirby High School in Memphis, Tenn. He was employed as a horse trainer by David Payne in Walnut.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 9 at Carey Chapel Church. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sons, Tyler Brantley Foster, Nicholas Shane Foster, both of Olive Branch; his mother, Patricia Dumas of Red Banks; stepfather, Robert (Butch) Dumas of Red Banks; four brothers, Benjamin Jason Foster of Olive Branch, Joshua Cole Marley of Red Banks, John Richard Marley of Memphis, Tenn., Eric Shane Marley of South Korea; a sister, Jeremy Foster Krieth of St. Louis, Mo.; his grandmother, Lois Anderson of Red Banks; and his grandfather, D.Wayne Foster of Memphis, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenny Wayne Foster; grandmother, Jessie Lee Foster; and grandfather, Clifton D. Anderson.
Luther Clinton Haire Jr.
Luther Clinton Haire Jr., 64, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 4, 2010 at Alliance HealthCare. He was a member of Wyatte Baptist Church and a retired factory supervisor with Gem Inc.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Tyro Cemetery. Bro. Scott Rogers officiated.
He leaves his wife, Terri Haire; a daughter, Nikki Haire of Holly Springs; and two sisters, Barbara Ann Godsey of Pearl and Betty Joyce Hollis of Dundee.
Thomas Keith Miller
Thomas Keith Miller, 51, of Michigan City, died Jan. 1, 2010 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a farmer.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 5 at Valley Grove Cemetery in Michigan City. Bro. Bobby Williams officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, Katherine Michelle Miller of Whiteville, Tenn., Mamie Sheryl Miller Pruett of Arlington, Tenn.; four brothers, James Marshall Miller of Falkner, Dalphus Holland Miller, Calvin David Miller, Roderick Shannon Miller, all of Michigan City; three sisters, Sarah Miller Wilburn, Margie Miller Oglesby, Sharon Carter Graves, all of Moscow, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
Alicia Ann Nelson
Alicia Ann Nelson, 41, of St. Louis, Mo.died Dec. 25, 2009. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 12 and joined the Light of Jericho MB Church in St. Louis, Mo. In 2001, she joined Shalom Church City of Peace in Florissant, Mo. She graduated with honors from Jennings High School in June 1986, graduated magna cum laude from St. Louis University in 1990 and graduated from St. Louis University School of Law with honors in May 1995. She was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 15 years, being promoted to senior contract manager. She was later employed as executive director with AG Edwards & Sons Incorporated as a contract analyst for more than four years.
Graveside services were held at Foundation of Life Cemetery in Lamar. Pastor James T. Patterson officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother, Asie Lee Nelson; her sister, Alcinia Jackson; her twin brother, Aundra L. Nelson of St. Louis, Mo.; and many other relatives.
Pallbearers were Aundra Nelson, Sedric McNamee, James E. McAfee, Ricky McAfee, Stephan Richmond Nelson and Warren Jackson.
Lucy Conner Owen
Lucy Conner Owen, 93, of Holly Springs, died December 22, 2009. She was born in Mt. Pleasant on October 10, 1916 and was the widow of Julian Owen.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., January 23, at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. Collierville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her caregiver, Carl Isom and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts may be made to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.
James Robert Reed
James Robert Reed, 81, of Hernando, died Dec. 23, 2009 at his home. He was a painter.
Services were held at 12 noon on Jan. 2 at New Independence MB Church in Coldwater. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Dorothy Jean Reed; four daughters, Shirley Ann Reed, Sylvia Reed, both of Coldwater, Glenda Pigram, Brenda Shipps, both of Desoto; eight sons, James E. Reed of Detroit, Mich., Ralph Reed, Lee Reed, Melvin Reed, all of Coldwater, Ronnie Reed of Memphis, Tenn., Rickey Reed of Como, Stanley Reed of Sardis, Jesses Jamison of St. Louis, Mo.; seven sisters, Willie Mae Frazier, Hazel Teen, Bobbie Ann Eason, all of Memphis, Tenn., Lillie Boyd of Coldwater, Jessie Tanksley, Josie Brakefield, Vasline Barber, all of Detroit, Mich., three brothers, Harmon Reed of Danville, Ill., Eddie Reed of Coldwater, Lee Roy Reed Jr. of Detroit, Mich.; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Margie Helen Hinkle Shegog
Margie Helen Hinkle Shegog, 45, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 28, 2009 at Baptist Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a graduate of Northwest Community College and disabled.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 31 at St. Paul CME Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in Ayers Cemetery in Holly Springs. Rev. Tony Wilkins officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two children, Destiny James, Raven James, both of Holly Springs; dear friend, Eddie James of Holly Springs; two sisters, Kathy Pegues, Audrey Luellen, both of Holly Springs; and three brothers, Theodore Hinkle of Gastonia, N.C., Kenneth McKinney of Forrest City, Ark., Douglas Hinkle of Red Banks.
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