April 22, 2010
Berneice Terry Burns
Berneice Terry Burns, 73, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Ashland, died April 6, 2010 at Kindred Chicago Central Hospital in Chicago. She was the widow of Theolia Peter Burns Jr. She was a member of the usher board and a member of New Uprising MB Church in Chicago.
Services were held at 12 noon on April 16 at Greenwood MB Church in Lamar, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Houston Evans officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves five children, Ardency Baird, Eloise Turnage, Joe Burns, all of Ashland, Ben Burns, Arbidella Leonard of Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Annie Everett, Laverne McNeal, Delois Lowe, all of Chicago, Ill.; four brothers, Roy Terry, Theotis Terry, Curtis Terry, all of Chicago, Ill., Enlo Terry Jr. of Detroit, Mich.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Angela Michelle Burns; a sister, Ollie Junious; and two brothers, Fletcher and Freddie Terry.
Pallbearers were Tony Burns, Corey Burns, Paris Leonard, Daris Leonard, Justin Burns and Roman Burns. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Burns, Ben Burns, Theotis Terry, Roy Terry, Curtis Terry, Enlo Terry Jr., Charlie Baird, Herman Lowe, Andrew Leonard and Thomas McNeal.
Mary Lou Dodson
Mary Lou Dodson, 85, of Slayden, died April 16, 2010 at Baptist Oxford Hospital. She was the widow of Willie Alvin Dodson, a member of Harmontown Baptist Church, previously a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Moscow, Tenn., and a grocery cashier.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on April 18 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Memory Hill Cemetery in Ellendale, Tenn. Dr. James Pinkerton officiated.
She leaves two sons, Joel Alvin Dodson of Federal Way, Wash., David Lynn Dodson of Corinth; a daughter, Carolyn Pinkerton of Como; two brothers, James Bo McClure, Melton McClure, both of Mt. Pleasant; three sisters, Clara Shaw, Lois Anderson, both of Mt. Pleasant, Marjorie Byrd of Lamar; 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Annie Adell Hudson
Annie Adell Hudson, 83, of Potts Camp, died April 17, 2010 at her home. She was the widow of John Melvin Hudson.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on April 19 at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Steve Wilson officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her son, Roger Hudson of Potts Camp; her sister, Pearl Owens of Myrtle; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Hudson.
Sharon Elaine Flynn McMinn
Sharon Elaine Flynn McMinn, 47, of Ripley, died April 8, 2010.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Serenity Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother, Jamie Hopkins of Byhalia; and a brother, John C. Hopkins Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.
Francis “Billy” Pattat, 75, of Byhalia, died April 14, 2010 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven. He was a vehicle maintenance worker with GM Maintenance.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on April 17 at Victoria United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Rev. Anita Lawson officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Gayle Fleming Pattat; and two sisters, Bonnie Gean Wiles, Diane Billings, both of Memphis, Tenn.
Mary G. Perkins
Mary G. Perkins, 57, of Byhalia, died April 13, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a Catholic and an employee of Marietta Corp.
Services were held at 12 noon on April 16 at Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway Chapel. Burial was in Memory Hill Gardens Cemetery.
She leaves her husband, Ray Perkins; sons, John and Daniel Perkins; sisters, Millie Barker of Mt. Pleasant, Harriette Malnar of Collierville, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
David Allen Rayford
David Allen Rayford, 50, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died April 7, 2010 at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on April 24 at Union Valley MB Church in Byhalia. Serenity Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sons, Daniel A. Rayford of Oklahoma, Adam W. Rayford of Memphis, Tenn.; his mother, Rosalie Rayford of Holly Springs; four brothers, William Rayford Jr. of Aurora, Ill., Anthony Rayford of Biloxi, Ricky Rayford of Tulsa, Okla., Eric Rayford of Southfield, Mich.; and six sisters, Margaret Oden of New Haven, Conn., Wilhermena Boudreau of West Chicago, Ill., Janice Nicholson, Renay S. Rayford, both of Holly Springs, Ms. James E. Rayford of Bartlett, Tenn., June Gipson of Niceville, Fla.
Charles William Woods
Charles William Woods, 58, of Guntown, died April 14, 2010 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of Holly Springs First United Methodist Church. He was a farmer. He graduated from Mississippi State in 1973 and co-founded Robison & Woods Tractor Co. in Guntown.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 17 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in New Bethlehem Cemetery in Southaven. Rev. Milton Whatley officiated.
He leaves his wife, Suzie Pegram Woods; his mother, Jamie Woods of Holly Springs; his father and stepmother, Luell L. and Charlotte Woods of Guntown; a son, Brandon L. Hillard of Tupelo; a brother, Bob Woods of Holly Springs; a nephew, Robert Woods of Holly Springs; and a niece, Emily Hendrix of Hernando.
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