April 15, 2010
Alvin Carl Clark
Alvin Carl Clark, 59, of Holly Springs, died April 7, 2010 at his home. He was a laborer with Kelly’s Manufacturing in Olive Branch.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on April 10 at Chulahoma MB Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Minister Thomas Clark officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Maud Lee Smith Clark of Holly Springs; his daughter, Heather Clark of Memphis, Tenn.; three stepchildren, April Myers of Horn Lake, Mark Jones, Eric Jones, both of Memphis, Tenn.; four sisters, Ever Jones, Jeanette Kimbrel, both of Memphis, Tenn., Beauty Johnson of Red Banks, Connie Bethley of Hattiesburg; three brothers, Kerklin Clark, Thomas Clark, both of Memphis, Tenn., Mark Clark of Holly Springs; and a granddaughter.
Vernon S. Cook
Vernon S. Cook, 82, of Holly Springs, died April 10, 2010 at Baptist North MS Hospital in Oxford. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and a farmer.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 14 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
He leaves his wife Joyce Cook; two sons, Jerry Cook, Eddie Cook, both of Holly Springs; a daughter, Shirley Cook of Harmontown; a brother, Donald Cook of Waterford; three sisters, Nannie Mae Deaton of Cullman, Ala.; Elza Dahl of Oxford; Lenora Shaw of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Orene Ellis Farese
Orene Ellis Farese, 93, died April 10, 2010. She was the widow of John B. Farese. She served as an English teacher at Ashland High School and as head of the local draft board in Ashland. She was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1952, where she served with her husband as the first wife and husband in the United States to ever be elected to serve at the same time. In 1956, she was elected to serve in the Mississippi State Senate. She had been an active member of the Ashland Baptist Church; Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tenn.; and Faith Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Tenn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 13 at the Ashland Baptist Church. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Her grandsons served as her pallbearers.
She leaves four children, John Booth Farese (Cindy) of Ashland; Kay Farese Graves (Terry) of Memphis, Tenn.; Steven Ellis Farese Sr. of Holly Springs; Jeffrey Haimes Farese of Ashland; seven grandchildren, Steven Ellis Farese Jr. (Susan) of Germantown, Tenn.; Paxton Manning Farese (Christie) of Madison; Kelsey Farese of Germantown, Tenn.; John Stannard Farese Sr. (Paula) of Oxford; Jason Perry Farese, DDS, (Lea) of Oxford; Park Dodge (Mersaidee) of Tupelo; Oliver Luckett of San Francisco, Calif; Whitney Luckett Trible (Scott) of Memphis, Tenn.; two step-grandchildren, Miranda Fitch Bennett (Mason) of Piperton, Tenn.; Justin M. Fitch (Nina) of Ridgeland; 11 great-grandchildren, Emma Reed Farese, Ellis Kilbourne Farese, John Stannard Farese Jr., Lucien Grace Farese, Mary Manning Farese, Sky Orene Dodge, Luke William Farese, Alexa Perry Farese, Caden Wells Farese, Annette McKinley Farese and Lawson Brown Farese; and two step-great-grandchildren, Henry Tucker Fitch, Mary Mason Bennett.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Eleanor Ellis Hester, Orlene Ellis McGlamery and Lorene (Jackie) Ellis Eudy; and two brothers, Herbert Lamar Ellis, Hugh Fred Ellis.
The family has requested memorials be sent to Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain, Miss., where a memorial scholarship honoring Orene Ellis Farese will be established.
Peter Johnson, 61, of Abbeville, died April 8, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. He was a native of Lafayette County and a patrolman with Byhalia Police Department.
Services will be held at 12 noon on April 15 at Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Bishop James Dawson will officiate. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Birdie S. Johnson; two sons, Asa Johnson of Olive Branch, Eric Johnson of Abbeville; three daughters, Trusan Eggerson of Grafenwoehr, Germany; Sherrlyn Walker of Byhalia; Tameka Brownlee of Sardis; seven brothers, Rev. Shirley Blackmon, Gene Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Frankie Johnson, all of Oxford; Rickey Johnson of Chicago, Ill.; Bobby Johnson of Marietta, Ga.; Randy Johnson of McDonald, Ga.; eight sisters, Cho-Cho Porter, Dorothy Hutchins, Mary Lewis, Teressa Jennings, Mattie Malone, all of Oxford; Mary Ann Webb of Chicago, Ill.; Betty Clifton of Fulton; Charlotte Johnson of Clinton, Md.; and nine grandchildren.
Annie Mae Nelson
Annie Mae Nelson, 51, of Lamar, died April 4, 2010 at Briarcrest Extended Care in Ashland. She was born Dec. 26, 1958, in Coldwater.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on April 8 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Bro. Olando Davis officiated.
She leaves two brothers, Robert Earl Harmon of Chicago, Ill.; Lonnie Nelson of Flint, Mich.; and three sisters, Mary Lewis of Holly Springs; Judy Webster of Memphis, Tenn.; Minnie Harmon of Jackson, Miss.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Willie Nelson Sr., Riley Nelson Jr., Larry Nelson; and a sister, Linda Novell.
Pallbearers were Tracey Nelson, Marcus Lewis, Willie Nelson Jr., Kendrick Lewis, Earl Hawkins and Anthony Hawkins. Honorary pallbearers were Rodney Braden, Lincoln Lewis, Shun Hudson and Lee Winford.
Madora Phillips Pate
Madora Phillips Pate, 101, of Chicago, Ill., died March 23, 2010 at her home.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on March 30 at Greater Harvest Baptist Church in Chicago. Burial was in Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago. Bishop Charles Phillips officiated. Leak & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her brother, pastor Samuel A. Phillips of Holly Springs.
Lina Mae Rhea
Lina Mae Rhea, 86, of Potts Camp, died April 7, 2010 at Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Vida Rhea, a member of Salem Baptist and a factory worker with Hoover.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on April 9 at Salem Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Randy Bynum officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her daughter, Dianne Rushing; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Leon Rhea and a daughter, Linda Cruse.
Celia Gurneal Brock Thompson, 88, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Union County Health and Rehab in New Albany. She was a member of the Beech Hill Church of Christ, but she attended Flat Rock Baptist Church with her family.
Services were 11 a.m. April 9, at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany, with Bro. Terry Floyd and Bro. David McMillen officiating. Burial was in the Flat Rock Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by four daughters, Charlene Floyd of New Albany, Brenda Smith of Waterford, Pat Love of New Albany, and Gail Hamblin of Ecru; three sons, Robert Thompson, David Thompson, and Bobby N. Thompson, all of New Albany; two sisters, Eddie Mae Brock Thompson of Hickory Flat and Margaret Lindsey of Ripley, a sister-in-law Leona Thompson of Hickory Flat, 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and three step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter Tammy Moore, two sisters Lovenia Lumpkin and Ruby Marie Brock, and a brother J.L. Brock.
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