Larry Abston, 45, of Holly Springs, died May 29, 2010 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven. He was employed at D&D Pallet Factory.
Services were held at 12 noon on June 5 at Hopewell No. 1 MB Church. Burial was in Bowens Cemetery. Rev. Dwight Rucker officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a son, Johnathan Marquez Boyd of Holly Springs; two brothers, John R. Macon, James Abston, both of Memphis, Tenn.; and a sister, Lula Mae Stewart of Indianapolis, Ind.
Pallbearers were Terry Boga, Demetrius McClinton, Christopher Scales, Robert Davis, Bobby Barksdale III, Jerry Rucker, Clifford Brown and Eddie Jefferson. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Bean, Sean Greer, John Macon, Kelvin Rucker, Michael Greer, Austin Macon, Tony Moton and Tyrone Rucker.
Agnes Naylor Foster
Agnes Naylor Foster, 77, of Holly Springs, died May 27, 2010 at Dekalb Medical Center at Hillandale, Lithonia, Ga. She was the widow of Wilfred Foster Sr. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, a member of the church choir, a member of the administrative council, trustee board, NAACP, Democratic National Committee, member of NEA, Holly Springs Historic Preservation Commission, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Socialites Club and a retired teacher with Marshall County School District.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on June 5 at Rust College Doxey Auditorium. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Edward C. Moses officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three children, Pamela Y. Garr of Lithonia, Ga., Wilfred Foster Jr. of Warner Robins, Ga., Charles Foster of Lawrenceville, Ga.; three sisters, Christine Stevens of Jackson, Maggie Walker of Jackson, Mich., Teresa Jeffries of Holly Springs; a brother, Henry Naylor of Holly Springs; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Carl Adams, Charles Naylor, Dwayne Stevens, Elvin Jeffries, Michael Naylor, Milton Naylor, Irvin Naylor Jr., Ronald Harris. Alternates were Clifford Gipson and John Davis Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Ernest Ballard, Eddie Foster, Floyd Miller, Joe Boone, Lawrence Autry, Leroy Jones, Ozell Taylor, Thad James, Winston Doxey, William Henley Sr.
Cecilia Harris, 64, of Holly Springs, died May 29, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She was a retired domestic worker in private homes.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 5 at Strawberry MB Church, where she was a member. Rev. Willie Jeffries officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three children, Teresa Rounds of Memphis, Tenn., Marvin Harris of Newport News, Va., Kevin Harris of Holly Springs; four sisters, Froddie B. Harris of Champaign, Ill., Virginia Campbell of Lamar, Brenda Jeffries of Seattle, Wash., Nancy Harris-Eubanks of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Robert Harris of Holly Springs, Jeffrey Harris of Champaign, Ill., Lorenzo Harris of Rantoul, Ill.; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Lee Harris; and a brother, Amos Harris.
Pallbearers were Terry Eubanks, Devin Harris, Cary Shipp, Robert Harris and Jeff Harris. Honorary pallbearers were Marvin Harris, Kevin Harris and Marvin Harris Jr.
James Alonzo Husbands
James Alonzo Husbands, 76, of Potts Camp, died May 31, 2010 at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was the widower of Mary Jane Husbands. He served in the Korean War. Upon return, he married Mary Jane Smith in July 1956. He worked in the oil fields of Midland, Tx.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 4 at the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Burial was in the church cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a son, Kenneth E. Husbands of Potts Camp; a stepson, Sambo Smith of Potts Camp; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brothers; and two sons, Lonnie A. Husbands, Ricky G. Husbands.
Debbie Jewel May
Debbie Jewel May, 53, of Ashland, died June 4, 2010 at Baptist Hospital - North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 6 at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Burial was in Ashland City Cemetery. Minister Todd Sanderson officiated.
She leaves a sister, Leone Pannell of Walnut; three brothers, Dale May of Holly Springs, Lemuel May of Ashland, Teddy May of Mooreville.
She was preceded in death by a brother, James May.
Elbert Skelton Jr.
Elbert (Buddy) Skelton Jr., 77 of Lamar, died June 3, 2010 at The Med in Memphis, Tenn. He was a Methodist and a farmer.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rice Chapel Cemetery in Lamar. Bro. Walter Myers and Bro. Frank Feathers officiated.
He leaves a son, Phil Skelton of Lamar; a daughter, Bekki Shaw of Lamar; a sister, Jewell Skelton of Lamar; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Oliver Staggs, 82, of Hickory Flat, died June 1, 2010 at Golden Care Living Center. He was the widower of Frankie Coleman Staggs and Katherine R. Staggs. He was a Baptist, a dog trainer and a farmer.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 3 at Flat Rock Church in Hickory Flat. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Gary Yates officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves grandchildren Barbara Crunk, Missy Bumpus, Kevin Staggs, Perry Colston, Ricky Staggs, all of Hickory Flat; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by children Oliver Doyle Staggs and Loronda Gail Colston.
Pallbearers were Bob Colston, David Bumpus, Kevin Staggs, Perry Colston, Rodney Crunk and Ricky Staggs.
Joe Louis Vinson
Joe Louis Vinson, 70, of Holly Springs, died May 29, 2010 at his home. He was a self-employed construction contractor.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 5 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Father Leonard Elder officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Lena Mae Alexander Vinson; two daughters, Uneice Alexander, Bernadette Vinson, both of Memphis, Tenn.; five sons, Martin Vinson, Marvin Vinson, both of Memphis, Tenn., Patrick Vinson of Biloxi, Joseph Vinson, James Vinson, both of Holly Springs; a sister, Beulah Hopkins of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; two brothers, Claude Vinson of Holly Springs, Emmitt Edward Vinson of East St. Louis, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by siblings Cleotra Vinson, James Vinson, Robert Vinson, William Vinson, Harvey Vinson and Taylor Vinson.
Pallbearers were relatives and friends.
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