Marjorie Betts, 96, of Holly Springs, died Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Christopher’s Personal Care Home. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Holly Springs and the widow of William Lloyd Betts.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on June 2 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hill Crest Cemetery.
She leaves a great-niece, Victoria Smithy of Myrtle; a great-great-niece Lauryn Smithy; and a nephew, Jack Holland of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lloyd Betts; siblings, Virgie Young Holland, Selma Young House, Chloie Young Elmore; and a nephew, Jimmie Lynn Elmore.
Sarah Frances Coletta
Sarah Frances Coletta, 84, of Memphis, Tenn., died May 5, 2010 in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was the widow of John Winfield Jones and Gabriel P. Coletta.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 10 at Colonial Park United Methodist Church. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sons, William M. Jones of Colorado Springs, Colo., Robert W. Jones of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Benita Handwerker of Camarillo, Calif.; a brother, Lawrence Wilburn of Michigan City; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, John King Wilburn III, James Gideon Wilburn, William Thomas Wilburn, Joseph Willard Wilburn, Herbert Mason Wilburn Sr.; and a sister, Mary Malvin Wilburn.
Memorials may be sent to the American Alzheimer’s Association.
Emmit Golden Jr.
Emmit Golden Jr., 60, of Holly Springs, died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at his home.
Services were held at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill CME Church in Mt. Pleasant. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Grand Junction, Tenn. Rev. Willie Hoey officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a son, Anthony Golden of Bartlett, Tenn.; four daughters, Anita Euell of Holly Springs, Letoya Golden and Tamica Friks, both of Rockford, Ill., Anastasia Mitchell of Michigan; six brothers, Earle Golden of Nashville, Tenn., Robert Golden of Collierville, Tenn., Willie Golden, William Golden, Micheal Golden, all of Grand Junction, John Golden of Wisc.; and five sisters, Marion Hunt, Janice Tisdale, Delois Golden, all of Grand Junction, Joann Buggs of Michigan City and Patricia Stewart of Memphis, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Latesha Golden.
Harvey Orval Haggard
Harvey Orval Haggard, 82, of Holly Springs, died May 27, 2010 at his home. Born in Chicago, Ill., he lived at Snow Lake for many years before moving to the Holly Springs area. He was a retired technical specialist for Terminix International. After retirement, he was an active volunteer at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, where he taught children about insects. He was a past president of the Holly Springs Rotary Club. Most recently, he was serving as an elder and clerk-of-session at the First Presbyterian Church of Holly Springs, where he had also served as a deacon.
Visitation will be June 4 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Holly Springs. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Inurnment will be in the columbarium at the church. Coleman Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Edith H. Haggard; a daughter, Debby (Dr. Richard) Thompson of Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Larry Haggard of Old Hickory, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Betty Jackson of Vicksburg; three grandchildren, Cameron Thompson, Brooke Thompson, both of Memphis, Tenn., Melissa Haggard of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; and three great-grandchildren.
It is requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Holly Springs, 164 South Memphis Street, Holly Springs, MS 38635, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com
Thelma Lucille Glover Jenkins
Thelma Lucille Glover Jenkins, 66, of Holly Springs, died Monday, May 24, 2010. The widow of Johnny Lee Jenkins, she was a foster parent, Marshall County Welfare Office.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on May 29 at Providence MB Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Rev. Alonzo Johnson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Edna Kay King, Cathy Jenkins, Sandra Jenkins-Hodges, Stephenie Cathey, all of Holly Springs; a son, Dennis Lee Jenkins of Holly Springs; five sisters, Sarah Glover, Carlean Paige, Elnora Jeffries, Belinda Ayers, all of Holly Springs, Murlee Rounds of Aurora, Ill.; a brother, William Jeffries of Holly Springs; 13 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and special friend, Thomas Foster of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Marvin Jenkins.
Pallbearers were Bernard Rounds, Lenard Rounds, Micheal Hodges, Derrick Paige, Terry Paige, Eric Hodges. Honorary pallbearers were Umargo Hodges, Aaron Jenkins, Kendrick King, Cadarian Jenkins, Andrew Rounds and James Williams.
Robert Earl Jones
Robert Earl Jones, 67, of Byhalia, died Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Byhalia. He was a disabled construction laborer.
Services were held at 12 noon on May 28 at Newell Chapel CME Church in Victoria, where he was a member. Burial was in Hymonia Cemetery in Victoria. Rev. Joe L. Tunstall officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sisters, Maggie Wells of Victoria, Margaret Phillips of Chicago, Ill.; and two brothers, Curtis Jones and Jethro Jones, both of Victoria.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Lydia Taylor, Pauline Bridgeforth, Lee Ester Jones, Emmitt Jones and Fred Jones.
Pallbearers were Glen Bridgeforth, E. Wayne Jones, Edward Reed, Dennis Bridgeforth, Chad Marion, Marshall Malone. Honorary pallbearers were Curtis Jones, Jethro Jones Jr. and Earl Lee Wells.
Martha Crouch Jordan
Martha Crouch Jordan, 80, of Ashland, died May 25, 2010 at her home. She was the widow of Harold Dewey Jordan, her husband of 60 years, and a Baptist.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 27 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery Bro. David Jordan officiated.
She leaves a daughter, Gail Harrison; a brother, W.T. Crouch; four sisters, Laxell Pikey, Tammy Faye Thompson, Louise Vest, Charlotte Finley; three granddaughters, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Angeline Wright; and two brothers, Donald Crouch and John Henry Crouch.
Marjorie Peel Jordan
Marjorie Peel Jordan, 93, of Clinton, S.C., died May 10, 2010 at National Health Care in Clinton. She was the widow of Charles Vance Jordan of Decatur County, Tenn., and lived for many years in Louisville, Ky. She was born in Marshall County.
A memorial service is planned in Holly Springs on July 31 at the First United Methodist Church.
She leaves a daughter, Jill Jordan Eaton of Kinards, S.C.; three grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Miriam Peel Sutton; and a brother, William (Billy) Hunter Peel.
Memorials may be made to Thornwell Home for Children, P.O. Box 60, Clinton, SC 29325. Condolences may be sent to Jill Eaton, 1745 Hwy. 560, Kinards, SC 29355.
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Robert Earl Lowry
Robert Earl (T.J.) Lowry, 54, of Bethlehem, died May 24, 2010 in Marshall County. Born in Decatur, Ill., he had lived in the Potts Camp area for the last five years. He was a contract mail carrier.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 27 at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Steve Wilson officiated. Coleman Funeral Home, Oxford, was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Theresa (Trish) Lowry; a son, James Lowry of Falkner; two daughters, Cindy Goolsby of Hickory Flat, Brandy Chilcutt of Henderson, Tenn.; a brother, Alan Lowry of Pontotoc; and nine grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 88 Overton School Road, Potts Camp, MS 38659.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com
Jeanette Sims Tunstall
Jeanette Sims Tunstall, 49, of Holly Springs, died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a manager at Introvest, Inc.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 29 at True Vine MB Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Deldrick Lesure officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband Gary Tunstall; a daughter, Jamila A. Tunstall of Holly Springs; four sons, Desmond Tunstall of Oxford, Cody Tunstall, Gary Tunstall, Christopher Tunstall, all of Holly Springs; four sisters, Ruby Young, Caldonia Crane, both of Holly Springs, Lahoma Sims of Memphis, Mary Hicks of Clarksville, Tenn.; and four brothers, Jerry Sims of Clarksville, David Sims of Waterford, Terry Sims of Red Banks, Albert Holloway of Holly Springs.
Pallbearers were James Rooks, Michael Rooks, Eric Rooks, Willie Aldridge, Anthony Sims, David Sims Jr., Corey Bowens, Eddie Jefferson, John Jefferson. Honorary pallbearers were Elree Crane Jr., Willie Hicks, David Sims, Cody Tunstall, Gary Tunstall Jr., Desmond Tunstall, Jerry Sims, Terry Sims and Christopher Tunstall.
David Wimberly, 41, of Waterford, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at his home. He was a truck driver for Custom Links. A Baptist, he was formerly with the Waterford Volunteer Fire Department and the Marshall County Sheriff’s office.
Services were held May 31, 2 p.m. at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Abbeville Cemetery. Bro. Blaine Davis officiated.
He leaves his wife, Terria Wimberly; two sons, John David Wimberly and Dalton Matthew Wimberly, both of Waterford; his parents, James and Betty Jean Wimberly of Waterford; a sister, Melinda Edwards of Hammond, La.; and two brothers, James Wimberly Jr. and John Wimberly, both of Waterford.
Memorials may be made to North Mississippi Hospice, 104 Skyline Dr., Oxford, MS 38655.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
Col. Charles E. Long
Col. Charles E. Long, PH.D., U.S. Army (Ret.), 78, died May 26 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was born in 1931 near Seymour, Tx. At the age of 15, he joined the Army Air Corp. He finished his B.A. in German and English at Henderson State University in 1951 at 19, receiving an ROTC commission as Second Lieutenant Infantry. After serving as a platoon leader and assistant commander of the Fifth Regimental Combat Team in Korea, he continued his graduate program, earning an M.A. in English and German, and a Ph.D. in comparative literature (English, German, French, Russian and Spanish). At the University of Memphis (1957-1990), he served as chair of Department of Foreign Languages, teaching German and Russian. He hired the first African American professor to teach at the university. He transferred to the department of English, where he served for another 25 years as professor of English and Germanic Philology. He retired as the senior full professor at the age of 58. He continued a parallel military career, spending 33 years on active duty and in the reserve, earning ranks from private to full colonel. He served nine years as commander 409th Military Intelligence Detachment (Strategic 1967-1976) and five years as commandant, 3291st United States Army Reserve School (1976-1981), as full colonel and Foreign Area Officer. He served in all capacities in about a dozen German, Slavic and English national academic and scholarly organizations, as reader, secretary, chair, nomination committees, etc. During his career he has read and published over 100 papers and articles and nine books and over two dozen poems.
Visitation was 10 a.m. on June 1 at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Services were held at 11 a.m. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Margaret Delashmit; children, Charles E. (Eddie) Long III (Alice) of Holly Springs, Carl Long (Heather) of Memphis, Tenn., Walter Long of Memphis, Ray Salmon (Cyndi) of Covington, Sharon Elmore (Jimmy) of Knoxville, Michele Lee (Chuck) of Nashville; and two grandchildren, Dominey Long, William Long, both of Memphis.
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