John Mitchell Bain Sr.
John Mitchell Bain Sr., 61, of Memphis, Tenn., died May 13, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Elliston Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., and retired from the Air Force.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 17 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Emory Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Carolyn McFall Bain; a son, John Bain Jr. of Littleton, Colo.; three daughters, Wanda Spicer, Judy Bain, Kimberly Summers, all of Memphis; two sisters, Margaret Crabb of Memphis, Christine DeMastus of Olive Branch; seven grandchildren and one on the way.
Herman L. Campbell
Herman L. Campbell, 88, of Byhalia, died May 11, 2010 at Baptist Hospital-Collierville. He was the widower of Leonia Irene Campbell, his wife of 63 years. He was a deacon and church song leader. He retired from Binswanger Glass Company after 40 years of service, and from Kroger Co. after 12 years of service.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on May 14 at First Baptist Church of Barton in Byhalia, where he was a member. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. Brantley Funeral Home of Olive Branch was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Phyllis Johnson; two sons, Phillip Campbell, Larry Campbell; two sisters, Corrine Johnson, Hazel Hudson; six grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church of Barton.
Ida Jean Grantham Dignowity
Ida Jean Grantham Dignowity, 76, of Red Banks, died May 14, 2010 at her home. She was the widow of Konrad Dignowity.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on May 17 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Olive Branch. Burial was in Red Banks Cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home of Olive Branch was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Dana Armstrong, Gretchen McAlexander; three sons, Konrad, Max and Morgan Dignowity; two sisters, Betty Butler, Katherine Gray; 13 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Mildred Green, 71, of Ripley, died May 12, 2010 at her home. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 14 at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Peoples Cemetery. Bro. Billy Watkins and Bro. Tim Childers officiated.
She leaves two daughters, Frances Leopard of Potts Camp, Maxine Frazier of Blue Mountain; four sons, Steve Brock of Hickory Flat, Ricky Brock of Hickory Flat, Clayton Green of Ripley, Coyte Green of New Orleans; a sister, Maydeen Evans of Hickory Flat; three brothers, Robert Barnes of Ripley, Dayton (Bill) Barnes of Oxford, Allan McCollum of New Albany; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Gay Barnes.
Pallbearers were Kevin Wilson, Roy Wilson, Eddie Roberson, David Floyd, David Green and John Michael Green.
Marshall Lawson, 50, of Byhalia, died May 11, 2010 at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a maintenance worker with Sherwin-Williams.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 16 at Mt. Olive MB Church in Byhalia, where he was a member. Burial was in Chulahoma M.B. Church Cemetery. Rev. James Taylor officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Carol Phillips Lawson of Byhalia; four children, Christy Ross of Olive Branch, Myesha Lawson of Byhalia, Kimberly Phillips of Memphis, Tenn., Reburto Lawson of Cordova, Tenn.; his mother, Valena Taylor Lawson of Byhalia; four sisters, Janet Jones of Memphis, Tenn., Lola Reena Mays of Lewisville, Tx., Valena Watson of Fort Worth, Tx., Deborah Oliver of Tolleson, Ariz.; four brothers, Eric Lawson and Dewayne Lawson, both of Byhalia; Percy Lawson Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.; and Troy Taylor of Gary, Ind.; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Marcus Tunstall, Raymond Govan, Clarence Tunstall, Larry Wilkins and Derrick Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were M.L. Phillips, Earnest Phillips, Robert James Phillips, Eric Lawson, Percy Lawson Jr., Dwayne Lawson and Troy Jones.
Willie “Melvin” Miller, 54, of Rochester, Minn., died May 3, 2010 at his home.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 13 at Chulahoma MB Church, where he was a member. Minister Tony Taylor officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his son, Micheal Miller of Chicago, Ill., 10 brothers, Larry and Sammy Miller of Chicago, Ill., Eddie Malone, Sullivan Miller, Travis Miller, all of Memphis, Tenn., Terry Miller of Rochester, Minn., Tommy Miller, Douglas Hardin of Byhalia, Nathaniel Miller of Holly Springs, William Miller of Norfolk, Va.; seven sisters, Debra Miller of Holly Springs, Shirley Mims of Byhalia, Diana Scruggs of Rochester, Minn., Joann Mims, Sherlonda Miller, Lashunda Miller, all of Memphis, Tenn., Lakeisha and Latise, both of Chicago, Ill.
Pallbearers were Adrian Miller, Andrew Mims, Kevin Mosely, Orlando Mims, Derrick Dowdy, and Alonzo Sanders. Honorary pallbearers were family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Paulette Brooks.
Rozell “Scobby” Pegues, 57, of Holly Springs, died May 8, 2010 at Trinity Mission Health & Rehab. He was employed with Memphis Furniture and Jon L. Woods Construction for many years.
Services were held at 12 noon on May 15 at New Zion MB Church in Olive Branch. Burial was in Millers Cemetery in Olive Branch. Rev. Dr. Loyal Featherstone officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves siblings Tymon Pegues, Peter Pegues, Layeunice Thomas, Josephine Bougard, all of Red Banks, Lee Pegues Jr., Earnestine Pegues, Julie Thomas, Ella Dortch, Iola Craine, all of Holly Springs, Mary Louise Simmons of New Albany, Fredrick Pegues of Waterford, Gary Pegues of Florence, Ala., James Faulkner, Elaine Pye of Byhalia, Ruby Jackson, Otis Pegues of Memphis, Tenn., Eric Pigues of Arlington, Tenn., Robert Faulkner of Rossville, Tenn., Larry Pegues of Olive Branch.
Pallbearers were Joe Pigues, Travis Pegues, Mark Pegues, Royce Pegues, Christopher D. Thomas and Willie Pegues. Honorary pallbearers were Otis Pegues, Eric Pigues, Larry Pegues, James Faulkner, Robert Faulkner, Peter Pegues, Lee Pegues Jr., Fredrick Pegues, Gary Pegues and Tymon Pegues.
Mary Louise Reaves
Mary Louise Young Reaves, 68, of Holly Springs, died May 9 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, Southaven. She was a member of Everetts Chapel M.B. Church and a disabled U.S. postal worker, U.S. Postal Service, Chicago, Ill.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 15 in the Ashland High School Auditorium with Rev. Rodney Moore Sr. officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove M.B. Church Cemetery in Grand Junction, Tenn. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two children, Eland Reaves of Ashland and Van Vanesta Reaves of Memphis, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
She was preceeded in death by three children, Theresa Brooks, Sherry Ann Reaves and Barry Fitzegerald Reaves.
Pallbearers were Eric Reaves, Rennix Brown, Lamarcus Hampton, Timothy Hampton, Jason Young, Kareen Young, and W.C. Williams.
Bishop Allen Richards
Bishop Allen Thomas Richards, 87, of Michigan City, died May 15, 2010 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. He was the widower of Jannie Perry Richards. He was a bishop, and pastor emeritus of Perry’s Chapel in Michigan City, World War II Army Veteran, and president of Benton County Historical and Genealogy Society. He was a factory worker at Wurlitzer for 17 years.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on May 22 at Salt & Light Ministeries Headquarters in Lamar with Bishop L.T. Mason presiding. Visitation will be May 21, 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Perry’s Chapel Church Cementery with J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three children, Bruno Richards of Michigan City; Cheryl Richards Jordan of Richland; and Penelope Richards of Michigan City; two sisters, Mona Harris of Memphis, Tenn.; Veolia Parker of Chicago, Ill.
Phillis Sisulak, 53 of Huntsville, Ala., formerly of Mississippi, died on May 14, 2010.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 18 at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Lamar. Burial was in Twickenham Memory Gardens in Owens Cross Roads, Ala. Pastor Blair Clark officiated.
She leaves her husband, Ron Sisulak; two children, Kevin Culver and Jamie Culver of Olive Branch; two step-children, Amber Sisulak-Milks of Cleveland, Ohio; Whit Sisulak of Madison, Ala.; three brothers, Mike Allen, Bud Allen, and Perry Allen of Lamar; three sisters, Joyce Bingham, Carol Allen both of Lamar; and Linda Cox of Hickory Flat; and seven grandchildren.
Kinnard “Tobe” Walton
Kinnard “Tobe” Walton, 65, of Holly Springs, died May 14, 2010 at Baptist Memorial-DeSoto in Southaven. He was the widower of Beatrice Woods Walton. He was a member of Beverly Chapel CME Church, retired foreman for Kalman Flooring Company where he was employed for over 47 years.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 19 at Providence M.B. Church with Rev. Willie Hoey presiding. Burial was in Bowens Cemetery with J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three sons, Marvin Walton, Jeffery Walton, both of Holly Springs; Bob Woods of South Carolina; one daughter, Barbara Woods of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Glennie Richardo of Las Vegas, Nevada; two brothers, Herbert “Bubba” Walton and Prentiss Walton, both of Holly Springs; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceeded in death by one son, Keith Walton.
Pallbearers were Larry Payne, Terry Peace, Zayton Reed, Trent Jones, Clayton Campbell, Harlin Hall, Reggie Elliott, and William Beam.
Sennett Lawrence Watkins
Sennett Lawrence “Larry” Watkins, 52, of Red Banks, died May 14, 2010 at his home.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 16 at Red Banks Baptist Church with Bro. Jonathan Childress officiating. Burial was in Red Banks Cemetery with Holly Springs Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two brothers, Ricky Watkins of Red Banks; and Mark Watkins of Olive Branch; two sisters, Anne Quinn and Alice Farrell, both of Red Banks; ten nephews, three nieces, three great-nephews, and 11 great-nieces.
He was preceeded in death by his parents Sennette Connor Watkins and Edna Faye Stone Watkins.
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