Nona Mae Davis
Nona Mae Davis, 90, of Oxford, died July 3, 2010, at Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford. She was the widow of Woodrow Davis, a Methodist and a seamstress.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on July 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
leaves two sons, Bobby Davis of Collierville, Tenn., and Sammy Davis of
Alabama; a daughter, Patricia Skelton of Collierville, Tenn.; three
sisters, Marie McGregor of Randolph, Zelma Buser of Chickasha, Okla.,
Inez Horton of Ecru; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Willie Lee (Bill) Hampton, 62, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Lamar, died June 25, 2010, at Baptist Memphis Hospital. He was a disabled maintenance worker with Ozark Truck Lines.
Services were held at 12 noon on June 30 at Sand Hill MB Church in Lamar, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Antonio Woodard officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
leaves a daughter, Catrina
Hampton of Olive Branch; two sons, Orlando Hampton of Washington, D.C.,
Kevin Howery of Collierville, Tenn.; four sisters, Earnestine Hampton
of Memphis, Tenn., Earlean Hampton, Learlean Pointer, both of Lamar,
Alice Hobbs of Columbus, Ga.; four brothers, Sylvester Hampton, Thomas
Hampton, both of Memphis, Tenn., Tilmon Hampton of Olive Branch, John
Hampton of Glenwood, Ill.; and seven grandchildren.
Roxie Loyd Williams Jeffries, 90, of Booneville, formerly of Holly Springs, died June 28, 2010 at her daughter’s home in Booneville. She was the widow of Dedrick Jeffries. She was a member of Beverly Chapel CME Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 3 at Anderson Chapel CME Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Joe T. Lester officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves eight children, Unguelene Welch of Booneville, Vernice Glover of Holly Springs, Doris Strickland, Verna Strickland, both of Ashland, Darion Jeffries of Mt. Pleasant, Gene Jeffries, DeHarce Jeffries, both of Holly Springs, Hughie L. Jeffries of Bruce; 31 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Virgil Seal Jeffries, Herman L. Jeffries; and a sister, Emma Stevenson.
were Cedrick W. Jeffries, Jerry Jeffries, Charles Jeffries, Felix
Strickland III, Reggie Jeffries, Minister R. Washington, Aaron Wilkins,
Rev. Cherodrick Jeffries, Desmond Jeffries, Timothy Patterson,
Ferdinand Carter and Demarcus Jeffries. Honorary pallbearers were
Darion Jeffries, Rev. Gene Jeffries, DeHarce Jeffries, Rev. Hughie
Jeffries, Dr. Gifton Jones, Thomas Welch, Felix Strickland Jr., Royle
Strickland, Jarvis Jeffries and Lavar Jeffries.
Lena Morse Joyner, 91, of Slayden, died July 1, 2010, at Baptist Collierville Hospital. She was the widow of Edgar Joyner and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on July 3 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Slayden Cemetery. Bro. Billy Adair, Bro. George Miller and Bro. Cletus Joyner officiated.
leaves seven sons,
Edward Joyner of Baton Rouge, La., Edgar Joyner of Slayden, Cletus
Joyner of Lucedale, Joe Joyner of Mason, Tenn., Jack Joyner of Moscow,
Tenn., Andrew Joyner of Olive Branch, Donald Joyner of Elk Mound,
Wisc.; five daughters, Frances Harris of Drummonds, Tenn., Mary Daniel
of Kingsport, Tenn., Barbara Fowler of Covington, Tenn., Patricia
Hurdle of Slayden, Carolyn Edwards of Red Banks, Charles Morse of
Birmingham, Ala.; 44 grandchildren, 108 great-grandchildren and 45
Troy Rayburn McCraw, 61, of Potts Camp, died July 2, 2010. He was an active and charter member of Open Door Baptist Church in Winburn. He was a decorated Vietnam War Army veteran, and a retired truck driver for Conway Trucking in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. David Helmic, Bro. Bud McCraw and Bro. Bobby Brandon officiated.
He leaves his wife of 39 years, Gail Taylor McCraw; a child, Cheryl Kay McCraw Grisham; three brothers, Bro. Bud McCraw of Hickory Flat, Larry McCraw of Pinedale, Billy McCraw of Blue Springs; a grandson; three step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Gene McCraw.
were Tim McCraw, Keith McCraw, Terry McCraw, Bro. Neil Perry, Matthew
Perry, Jonathan Perry, Joel Willard and Caleb Willard.
Michaeal Anthony Nunnally Jr., 9, of Byhalia, died June 24, 2010 in Watson. He was a rising fourth grader at Holly Springs Intermediate School and a preparatory member of Asbury United Methodist Church where he participated in the children’s choir, Wednesday night Bible Study, God’s Messengers drama ministry, and Sunday School.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 3 at Asbury Family Life Center. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Edward Moses officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his parents, Micheal and Toyla Nunnally; three brothers, Ahmad Nunnally, William Ramsey and Malique Antwane Nunnally, all of Holly Springs; three sisters, Beunica Ramsey, Nandi Ramsey and Banasha Byers, all of Holly Springs; and his grandparents, Robert and Clara Nunnally.
Pallbearers were Randy Cathey, Willie Ramsey Jr., Kelvin Ramsey, Printice Ramsey, Patrick Campbell, Corey Nunnally. Honorary pallbearers were Malique Nunnally, Ahmad Nunnally, William Ramsey, Tyreak Rogers, WynYa Alexander and Amir Collins.
Charles Denton O’Dell
Charles Denton O’Dell of Lavonia, Ga., formerly of Marshall County, died June 29, 2010 at his home. He received a Bachelor of Science in religion from Mississippi State University, a Master’s of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va., and a Doctorate of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill. He began his career in ministry as the pastor of the Sumner Presbyterian Church in Sumner. He then spent 17 years as the director of Camp Hopewell in Oxford.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on July 2 at the Lavonia Presbyterian Church. A reception followed at the Lavonia United Methodist Church fellowship hall across the street. A celebration of his life is planned for July 10 at 2 p.m. at Camp Hopewell near Oxford, with a reception to follow. A memorial service is also planned for July 14 at 4 p.m. at the Estatoah Wayfarers Chapel in Dillard, Ga. Strickland Funeral Home - Lavonia Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Ruth Bailey O’Dell; his sister, Margaret O’Dell of Holly Springs; a son, Charles Dee O’Dell II of Charlotte, NC; and three granddaughters. He is also survived by Ruth’s son, Sidney Ray Hill III; and two step-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Woodson O’Dell; and his son, Robert Lee O’Dell.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Camp Hopewell, 24 County Road 231, Oxford, MS 38655-5810; Lavonia Presbyterian Church Food Ministry, 5610 Vickery Street, Lavonia, GA 30553-1538; or The Estatoah Wayfarers Chapel, Estatoah Falls Road, Dillard, GA 30537.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stricklandfh.com.
Sarah Francis Poff
Sarah Francis Poff, 84, of Memphis, Tenn., died July 3, 2010 at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Robert Poff and a Baptist.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 7 at Bluff Springs Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Farron Ash officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sons, Robert Poff, Larry Poff, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Patricia Poff of Olive Branch; four brothers, Granville Miller, John Miller, Doc Miller, Bob Miller, all of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Patsy Mills of Southaven, Vereen Clark, Mary Scoggins, both of Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
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