Thomas Catrell Cowan
Thomas Catrell Cowan, 26, of Ashland, died May 2, 2010 at his home in a tornado. He was a member of South Ashland Church of Christ; a 2002 graduate of Ashland High School, honor student; and a student at Foster Barber College in Ripley. His fiance, Latoya Long also died in the tornado.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on May 5 at Ashland High School gymnasium. Burial will be in South Ashland Church of Christ Cemetery. Bro. William J. Colburn will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Calrenease Cook of Lamar; his father, Thomas Cortez Cowan of Ashland; his stepfather, James Cook of Lamar; a brother, Trajvon Cowan of Lamar; his stepbrother, Terrance Cowan of Holly Springs; his grandmother, Louise Cowan of Potts Camp; his stepgrandmother, Carol Smith of Lamar; and grandfathers, Thomas R. Cowan of Potts Camp, Thelmon Smith of Lamar.
Cameron Jaquez Griggs-Lewis
Cameron Jaquez Griggs-Lewis, 5 months, died April 25, 2010 at his home in Memphis, Tenn.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on May 1at Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Pastor Greg Freeman officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother and father, LaTasah Griggs and James Lewis Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.; five sisters; 10 brothers, and his grandmother, Verna Jessie of Ellenwood, Ga.
Sarah Winnifred Parrish
Sarah Winnifred Parrish, 88, of Memphis, Tenn., died at Pleasantview Healthcare Center in Bolivar, Tenn. A native of Red Banks, she lived most of her adult life in Memphis, Tenn., and retired from United States Steel Co.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on April 27 at Red Banks Cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two nieces, Nancy Mikell (Rob) of Charleston, S.C., Mary Kay Hudson (Henry) of Sumrall; and two nephews, George A. Goodman (Judith) of Red Banks, Aubrey Glenn Parrish of Oakland, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn Miller Parrish and Ivy Anna Parrish; her brother, Charles Page Parrish; her sister, Mary Elizabeth Munn; and a niece, Judith Russell.
In lieu of flowers, you make make donations to the Memphis Humane Society.
Roxsan Rose, 73, of Raymore, Mo., died April 27, 2010. She was born and raised in Felicity, Ohio. She moved to Missouri in 1996 and has been a resident of Raymore since that time.
Services were held on April 29 at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Mo. Burial was at Lebanon Cemetery in Olive Branch on May 1. Holly Springs Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Linda Ethridge, Naddine Irby; a son, Stanley Rose; three sisters, Winnie Brewer, Betty Smith and Tammy Spears; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters; three brothers; a daughter, Kolena Kirkpatrick; and a set of infant twin daughters.
Altener Terry Shields
Altener Terry Shields, 78, of Moscow, Tenn., died April 30, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Willie G. Shields. She was a former member of the church choir, faithful member and former choir director. She retired from Troxel Manufacturing Company in Moscow, Tenn., as a machine operator in 1994, where she was employed for 27 years.
Services were held at Hebron MB Church in Lamar, where she was a member, at 12 noon on May 8. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Ronnie Franklin officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Gloria J. Shields of Moscow, Tenn.; four sons, Leerell Shields of Moscow, Michael D. Shields of Laurel, Md., George Shields of Memphis, Tenn., Taurean J. James of Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Rella Preston of Lamar, Thelma Lofties of Moscow, Tenn., Betty Holman of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, John Eddie Terry of Lamar; a special niece, Dorothy Rucker; a godsister and brother, Ida Mae Patrick, Joe Patrick; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Roosevelt Shields, Eddie Terry; seven brothers and sisters.
Oscar Douglas Watson
Oscar Douglas “Doug” Watson, 88, of Holly Springs, died April 29, 2010, at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired road supervisor for Marshall County. He also sang in the church choir.
Visitation will be May 7, from 2-7 p.m. at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors from 6-7 p.m.; and at the church on May 8 from 1:30-2:25 p.m. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on May 8 at Mt. Newell MB Church in Red Banks, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Thurman Norman will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Viola Sumlar Watson; three daughters, Mamie Cunningham of Memphis, Tenn., Claudia Watson of Clermont, Fla., Mary Watson of Holly Springs; six sons, Melvin Watson of Memphis, Lee Earnest Watson of Potts Camp, Franklin Watson, Chester Watson, both of Red Banks, Douglas Watson Jr. of Florence, Ala., and Randy Watson of Decatur, Ala.; three sisters, Hattie Echols of Memphis, Lue City Echols of Red Banks, Christine Davis of Byhalia; three brothers, Versa Sumlar of Miami, Fla., Quincy Todd of Mt. Pleasant, Oscar Wells of Holly Springs; 29 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son Ornal Watson.
Pallbearers will be Roy Hearn, Greg Hall, Cedric Young, Carlos Young, Dee Watson, Ken Watson. Honorary pallbearers were Dwan Watson, Eric T. Watson, Chester Young, Stanley Smith, Terry Bowens, LeRoy Hearn.
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