April 1, 2010
Alton Anderson, 62, of Memphis, Tenn., died March 23, 2010 at Milan Healthcare in Milan, Tenn. He was the widower of Lucille Anderson. He was a Baptist and a carpenter.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 28 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
He leaves two daughters, Marilyn Gibson of Memphis, Tenn., Carolyn Anderson of Minco, Okla.; a brother, William Anderson of Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mary Lloyd Betts
Mary Lloyd Betts, 76, of Holly Springs, died March 25, 2010 in Holly Springs. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Holly Springs. She was, for more than 40 years, a legal secretary for many Holly Springs attorneys, including Glen Fant, Bob Crutcher, D. Rook Moore III, Billy Spencer, Eugene Brown, Peggy Jones and Bill Schneller. She retired from Jones and Schneller in 2004.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on March 29 at Holly Springs United Methodist Church. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Rev. Milton Whatley officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother, Marjorie Young Betts of Holly Springs; cousins Victoria Smithy of Myrtle, Jack Holland of Holly Springs; and a beloved dog, Precious.
Pallbearers were Bill Schneller, Fred Carlisle, Jim Robinson, Ellis Stubbs, Dwight Smith, Chuck Thomas and Bruce Day. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Spencer, Bob Crutcher, Gene Brown, Kerry Moore, Peggy Jones and Jack Holland.
Andrew Jackson Bowie
Andrew Jackson Bowie, 86, of Holly Springs, died Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Christopher’s Personal Care Home. He was a member of the Holly Springs First United Methodist Church, where he served on the administrative board and as a lay leader. He retired from the USDA Sedimentation Laboratory in Oxford, where he was a research hydraulic engineer. He served in World War II, where he saw action at the Battle of the Bulge. He later joined the Air Force Reserves, where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was a lifetime member of the Holly Springs Lion Club. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Rev. Milton Whatley and Rev. Doyle Mitchell officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 62 yeas, Ruby Sanders Bowie; three daughters, Carolyn Greene Herting of Mandeville, La., Betty Burch of Holly Springs, Vicky Griffith of Hernando; a brother, William Scott Bowie of Tupelo; five grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs.
Hardy Virgil Clayton
Hardy Virgil Clayton, 73, of Potts Camp, died March 6, 2010 at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. He was the widower of Marie Clayton.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on March 8 at Clayton Cemetery in Potts Camp. David Helmic of Open Door Baptist Church officiated. Robinson’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves four children, Ricky Clayton, Randall Clayton, Diane Stanton, and Mark Taylor, all of Potts Camp; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Kaden Sanders.
Walter A. Evans
Walter A. Evans, 62, of Lamar, died March 21, 2010 at Alliance HealthCare. He worked at the Benton County Co-op for many years and was a member of Christ New Beginning Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 27 at Ashland High School Auditorium. Burial was in Harris Chapel MB Church Cemetery in Ashland. Pastor Broberick Holbert officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Rosetta Thompson; three children, Roderick C. Evans, Cartrell T. Evans, Tameka R. Evans; four brothers, William Evans Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., Sam Evans, Johnny Evans, Leon Evans, all of Ashland; three sisters, Earnestine Scruggs of Ashland, Dorothy Brown, Barbara Ann Moore of Memphis, Tenn.; and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jerry Moore Jr., Sam Evans Jr., Marcus Moore, Olando Evans, Harold Scales and Rodney Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Cartrell Evans, Dexter Evans, Rodney Evans, Stacey Moore, Orlando Evans and Tony Evans.
Kaleigh Lane Holmes
Kaleigh Lane Holmes, 4 months, of Waterford, died March 26, 2010 at home.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on March 29 at Hillcrest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her parents, Thomas Blake and Amanda Alyse Anderson Holmes of Waterford; a brother, Colten Blane Holmes of Waterford; grandparents, Keith and Martha Holmes of Waterford, Ron and Cindy Anderson of Potts Camp; great-grandparents, Clyde Holmes of Holly Springs, Connie Holmes, Faron and Carolyn Hutchens, all of Potts Camp, and John and Iona Miles of Hernando.
Willis Malone Jr.
Willis (Lil Bro) Malone Jr., 63, of Byhalia, died March 25, 2010 at his home. He was a packer for United Van Lines in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 30 at Newell Chapel CME Church in Victoria, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Joe T. Lester officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his daughter, Pamela Malone of Holly Springs; his son, Terence Malone of Holly Springs; six sisters, Ardean Riley, Mary Kizer, both of Memphis, Willie Mae Freeman, Minnie Ingram, Jannie Tunstall, all of Victoria, Josephine Moore of Red Banks; three brothers, Robert Earl Malone, Lee Russell Malone, both of Memphis, Ransom Malone of Victoria; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dennis Malone, Adrian Malone, Norris Malone, Maurice Malone, Felix Moore Jr. and Kelvin Hall. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Earl Malone, Lee Russell Malone and Ransom Malone.
Billy Wayne Smith
Billy Wayne (Backhoe) Smith, 64, of Potts Camp, died March 24, 2010 at Baptist North Mississippi Hospital in Oxford. He was a heavy equipment operator, a plumber, an electrician and owner/operator of 349 Grocery.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on March 27 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Potts Camp Cemetery.
He leaves two sons, Bill Smith of Stevensville, Mt., Randy Earl Smith of Corinth; a daughter, Debbie Ann Wilson of Potts Camp; two brothers, James Leon Smith of Ripley, Jimmy Earl Smith; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pearlie Gail Jackson Swann
Pearlie Gail Jackson Swann, 51, of Duluth, Ga., formerly of Ashland, died March 24, 2010, in Duluth. She was a member of Samuel Chapel MB Church in Ashland and the Alliance Club of North Carolina. She was an international demand specialist with Merial Pharmaceutical, Gwinnett County, Ga.
Visitation will be at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home April 2 from 2-7 p.m. and at the church on April 3 from 10-10:55 a.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on April 3 at Samuel Chapel MB Church in Ashland, with Rev. Joseph Davis Jr. officiating. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Willard H. Swann of Duluth; her mother, Laura Jackson Strickland of Lamar; her grandmother, Mattie Mae Montgomery of Detroit, Mich.; and three sisters, Betty Jackson Sellers of Chicago, Ill., Donna Jackson of Memphis, Tenn. and Francine Hodges of Lamar.
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