March 18, 2010
Sarah L. Greer Anderson
Sarah L. Greer Anderson, 66, of Canton, formerly of Holly Springs and Chicago, Ill., died March 8, 2010 at St. Dominique Hospital in Jackson. She was a member of Apostolic Church in Chicago and a retired postal worker.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 13 at Hopewell No. 1 MB Church. Burial was in Bowens Cemetery. Rev. Dwight Rucker officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Nathaniel Anderson; stepchildren, Reginal, Tionna, Nathaniel, Nathalie; three sisters, Rena Thigpen of Memphis, Tenn., Ruth Rashada of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Helen Anderson of Chicago; three brothers, Sammie Greer, Charles, Rucker, both of Holly Springs, Arthur Greer of Caledonia; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Green.
were Craig Greer, Cornelius Greer, Samuel Green, Charles Preston, Terry
Boga, Terry Greer, Jerry Rucker and Nate Anderson. Honorary pallbearers
were Arthur Greer, Sammie Greer, Charles Rucker and Nathaniel Anderson.
Howard Gene Delbridge, 42, of Holly Springs, died March 9, 2010 at Cordova Health & Rehab in Cordova, Tenn. He was a member of the Young Adult Church Choir and a line worker with Hart & Cooley.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 15 at Strawberry MB Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Willie Jeffries officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Mattie Galloway Hoskins of Holly Springs; two sisters, Izonia Delbridge, Janice Delbridge, both of Holly Springs; four brothers, Marvin Delbridge, George Delbridge, both of Holly Springs, Charles Hoskins, and Willie Hoskins, both of Chicago, Ill.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence Delbridges and James Delbridge.
were Franklin J. Mayfield, Tyrone Mayfield, Larry Mitchell, Issac
Mayfield, Tony Mayfield, Brian Mayfield. Honorary pallbearers were
Marvin Delbridge, Cortez Delbridge, Marquell Delbridge and Marcello
Charlene Burciaga Free, 60, of the Byhalia community, died March 12, 2010 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. She was an office employee of the West Fraser Wood Mill Company.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on March 20 at Collierville First Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tenn. Dr. Chuck Herring, pastor, will officiate. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home - West Chapel of Oakland is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Isaac Charles Free; four daughters, Sue Ellen Mendoza of Fulton; Mollie Marlene LaBouve of Collierville; Michele Linn Halley of Byhalia, Robin Lou Rowell of Columbia; stepdaughter, Sandra Marcum of Byhalia; two sons, Joseph Larry Burciaga of Byhalia, Rodney Allen Burciaga of Chicago, Ill.; stepson, Mitchell Free of Collierville; two sisters, Shirley Marlene Smitherman of Wilton, Ala, Vivian Marie Hochstrasser of Liberty, Ky.; three brothers, Daniel Lee Ellsworth of Ludington, Mich., Everett Gerald Ellsworth and Edward Acie Ellsworth, both of Liberty, Ky.; 11 grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Marlin Chester Ellsworth.
Pallbearers were Kent Rowell, Glenn Halley, Steven LaBouve, Kenny Kolbow, Bubba Mendoza, Jesse Rogers, Larry Burciaga and Rodney Burciaga. Honorary pallbearers were Christian Rowell and Trevor Rowell.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1378 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104.
Mary Ann Moore, 45, of Memphis, Tenn., died March 5, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was employed for several years with the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She began her career in the dietary department, then moved to the psychiatric emergency room. Later she was assigned to the Pulmonary Critical Care Unit.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 13 at Concord Baptist Church in Slayden, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Clyde Williams, pastor, officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother, Annie Moore Mayfield; her fiance, Larry Willis of Memphis; three sisters, Cassandra Hill, Sharon Crumb of Slayden, Rose Flemings of Rossville, Tenn.; and a brother, Troy L. Jones of Olive Branch.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Jones; and a sister, Jennifer Jones.
Mary Lois Gurley
Mary Lois Gurley, 93, died peacefully Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at home, surrounded by her family. She was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
Services were held Saturday, March 13 at 11 a.m. at the Holly Springs Funeral Home with burial in the Bethlehem United Methodist Church cemetery. Rev. Paul Knight officiated. Music was provided by Mitch Stone. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three sons, Edward Gurley, Charles Gurley and Mitchell Gurley, all of Potts Camp; eight daughters, Margaret Hart, Mary Minor, Joan Gurley, Doris Poole, Sue Rowland, Jeanette Stone, Nancy Green, of Potts Camp; and Pam Gurley of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, John Nelson of Byhalia; three sisters: Hazel Ferrell of Munford, Tenn., Birtie Sue Seitz of Osceola, Ark., and Laverne Provost of Apopka, Fla.; 23 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lynn and James Nelson; and two sisters, Juanita Naquin and Thelma Childers; three grandchildren, Kent Poole, Monica Leah Poole, Paula Gurley; one great-grandchild, Elena Hope Smothers.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Joey Hart, Steve Gurley, Craig Gurley, Robby Goolsby, Kevin Poole, Kyle Poole, Jon Rowland and Jay Rowland. Great-grandsons served as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be sent to the Bethlehem United Methodist Cemetery Fund.
Joyce M. Odum, 40, of Memphis, Tenn., died March 7, 2010 at Methodist South Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 12 noon on March 14 at the St. James Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tenn. Burial was in Shiloh Baptist Church in Ashland. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
leaves her husband, Alvin Odum; three sons, Gennareo, Phdaris, O’Mars,
all of Memphis; two daughters, Racquel, Clydricka, both of Memphis; her
father, William Henry Scruggs; four brothers, Alfonzo Scruggs, William
Scruggs, James Terry Scruggs, DeAngelo Scruggs, all of Memphis; three
sisters, Josephine Scruggs, Annie Moore, Monica Moten, all of Memphis;
and a grandson.
Floyd Bryant Sr. 92, passed away Mon., March 8, 2010 at Graceland Care Center Hospice in Oxford. The widower of his wife of 72 years, Harvey Mae Bryant, Bryant was a tire and real estate salesman, an adult Scout leader, and past senior deacon at New Hope Baptist Church in Harmontown.
Services were held March 13, 2 p.m. at Forest Hill Funeral Home in Memphis, Tenn., with Bro. Donnie Hill officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery.
He leaves two daughters, Laura Hope, Ernestine Kelly; a son, Floyd Bryant; a sister, Helen Marie Pittman of North Carolina; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jon-Eric Hope.
Memorials may be sent to New Hope Baptist Church, 87 County Road 523, Como, MS 38619.
Levy Talley, 78, of Holly Springs, died March 5, 2010. Retired from Holly Springs Brick and Tile, he was a member of Isom Chapel Church, the male chorus and a church usher. He was a retired laborer with Holly Springs Brick & Tile.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 13 at Isom Chapel with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Joe T. Lester officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, June Marie Harris Talley; four children, Gina Talley, Ruth Bowen, Carol Thigpen, all of Holly Springs, Doris Harper of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Lassie Jones of Holly Springs, Flora Bagley of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, David Talley of Detroit, Mich., Joe Talley Jr. of Holly Springs; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jerry Holloway, Clifford Sims, Ronald Walls, Dennis Nabors, Bruce McKinzy, James Bowen, Patrick Green and Ricardo Clayborn. Honorary pallbearers were Christopher Talley, William Talley, Elijah Thigpen, Peter Thigpen, Kesondra Shipp, Edward Totten III, Chantz Clayborn, Deunte Green, Emanuel Mortensen and Isom Chapel Male Choir.
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