August 12, 2010
Eleanor Glynn Algee
Eleanor Glynn Algee, 73, of Holly Springs, died August 8, 2010, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Holly Springs. She was employed with Department of Human Services and most recently worked for the Northeast MS Community Services. She loved and cherished family and friends, adored shopping and gave selfless service to her community by filling needs wherever she saw a need.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 11 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery. Rev. Milton Whatley and Rev. Tony Roberts will officiate.
She leaves a son, Doug (Vickie) Teel of Holly Springs; a sister, Chris Gray of Hickory Flat; two grandchildren, Megan (Nick) Stanton, Colter (Kasie) Teel, both of Holly Springs; and three great-grandchildren, Maggie Lynn Teel, Millie Caroline Teel, Kenlee Madison Stanton.
Annie Mae Brownlee
Annie Mae Brownlee, 61, of Byhalia, died July 30, 2010, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. She was a cook.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 7 at Mt. Olive MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Renee Brownlee, Tracy Brownlee, both of Byhalia; two sons, Kelvin Brownlee of Byhalia, Mitchell Brownlee of Waterford; two sisters, Itta Brownlee, Eva Saulsberry, both of Independence; three brothers, Mose Mays of Independence, John Mays of Holly Springs, Willie Mays of Chicago, Ill.; and nine grandchildren.
James L. Crabb
James L. Crabb, 80, of Ashland, died Aug. 8, 2010, at Collierville Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. He was a member of Canaan Baptist Church, a welder and fitter with Crabb Welding and a veteran.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 11 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Canaan Cemetery. Bro. Worsham officiated.
He leaves his wife, Peggy Jones Crabb; a son, Leon Hood of Millington, Tenn.; a daughter, Tommie Tucker of Ashland; a brother, Kenneth Crabb of Southaven; a sister, Edrlene Caviness of Jackson, Tenn.; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Hood.
Louise Hoyle Craine
Louise Hoyle Craine, 70, of Holly Springs, died July 31, 2010, at her home. She was a member of Davis Temple Holiness Church, a member of Mother’s Board and a retired domestic worker.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 5 at Christ Temple Church of God In Christ. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Pastor James Henderson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Debbie Render of Memphis, Tenn.; two sons, Vertis Wiseman, Cedric Render, both of Holly Springs; five sisters, Mary Frances McKindra, Ida Grace Wiggins, both of Memphis, Tenn., Arsie Nell Hoyle, Mary Lois Wilkins, Maxine Hoyle, all of Holly Springs; a brother, E.C. Hoyle of Holly Springs; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Stevie Wiseman; a sister, Daisy Hoyle; two brothers, John Lem Hoyle Jr. and Marcellus Hoyle.
Pallbearers were Charles Carter, Michael Hoyle, William Robinson, Terry Faulkner, Derrick Jones and Timothy Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Tavarius Faulkner, Vertis N. Wiseman, Ronnie Render, Cedric Render, Xavier Render, Ladarrius Render.
Barbara Ann Crumb
Barbara Ann Crumb, 46, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 1, 2010, in Byhalia. She was a member of the Muhammad Mosque #78, a former member of Hopewell No. 2 MB Church in Hudsonville, a fork lift operator with Kuehne-Nagel and former employee of Sherwin Williams.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 7 at Rust College Doxey Auditorium. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Bro. Demetric Muhammad officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves nine children, Nicholas Crumb, Meshach Crumb, Jarvis Crumb, Octavia Crumb, Justin Crumb, all of Holly Springs, Candis Freeman, Kevin Freeman, Lillian McCranie, Mitchell Freeman, all of Memphis, Tenn.; her mother, Nina Mae Crumb Brice of Holly Springs; six sisters, Andrea Porter of Holly Springs, Kimberly Brice of Atlanta, Ga., Cynthia Jeffries, Helen Jones, Doris Jones, Josephine Stinson, all of Holly Springs; two brothers, Henry Jones, Sam Jones, both of Holly Springs; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Nicholas Crumb, Meshach Crumb, Jarvis Crumb, Mitchell Freeman Jr., Justin Crumb, Robert Bell and Eric Bell. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Luellen, Kevin Freeman, Sam Jones, Darrell Finley, Bro. Bridge Muhammad, Julius Cowan, Paul Allen, Grant Allen, Bro. Clarence Muhammad and Bro. Gary Muhammad.
Father Barry (Poppy) Ferguson, of Lubbock, Tx., died July 31, 2010. He was born in Baltimore, Md. He served in the U.S. Army, where he met and married his wife of 44 years, the former Ann Dancy, a 1961 graduate of Holly Springs High School. She worked at The South Reporter in the early 1960s. He is best remembered in Lubbock as the priest who opened and operated Saint Benedict’s Chapel. He was a Mason.
He leaves his wife, Anne Torrey Dancy Ferguson, formerly of Holly Springs; a son, Andrew Dancy Ferguson of Hollywood, Md.; a daughter, Tagan Danielle Ferguson Fullerton of Lubbock, Tx.; a brother, Fred Ferguson of Baltimore, Md.; and five grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service at Saint Paul’s on-the-Plains Episcopal Church on Aug. 19 at 9:30 a.m. The Very Rev. Dr. Steven A. Sellers will officiate, assisted by the Rev. James P. Haney V, former and current rectors at St. Paul’s.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Neighbor to Neighbor ministry at Saint Paul’s on-the-Plains Episcopal Church or Saint Benedict’s Chapel. To leave on-line condolences, please visit www.rixfd.com.
Curtis Eugene Gurley
Curtis Eugene Gurley, 76, of Byhalia, died Aug. 5, 2010, at his home. He was a Christian, a tool and die maker with Gurley Tool and Die, and a veteran.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 8 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery. Bro. Billy Smith officiated.
He leaves his wife, Martha Gurley; a daughter, Deborah Lemmon of Byhalia; four brothers, Walter Gurley of Hernando, Phil Gurley of Southaven, Marion Gurley of Horn Lake, Junior Gurley of Byhalia; five sisters, Louise Salter of Atlanta, Ga., Suzie Gilliland of Olive Branch, June Watson of Southaven, Patricia Cole of Southaven, Betty Tuttle of Como; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Janie Buyer and Jacquilyn Gurley.
Pallbearers were Cameron Fennell, Landen Fennell, Jerry King, Bronson Fennell, Rocky Lemmon and Billy Jones.
Myrtle Ola McAdams Richmond
Myrtle Ola McAdams Richmond, 74, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 8, 2010, at her home. She was the widow of Rufus Richmond, a nd Christian. In recent years, she attended Christ Temple Church of God in Christ.
Visitation will be held Aug. 13 from 2-6 p.m. and at the church Aug. 14 from 10-10:55 a.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 14 at Jones Grove MB Church. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. John Powell will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Elizabeth Richmond-Richards, Bertha Turner, Annie Edwards, all of Memphis, Tenn., Charlene LeSeueur of Holly Springs; four sons, Willie Wicks, Rufus Richmond Jr., John Richmond, Edward Richmond, all of Holly Springs; two sisters, Annie Johnson of Memphis, Tenn., Lucille Height of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Norman Edward McAdams of Chicago, Ill.; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby McAdams.
Pallbearers will be Niko Hamer, William Pinkney, Datarivs Lucas, Zolton Buford, Justin Wilks, Danny Pool and Lee Edward McKinney.
John Willis Royston
John Willis Royston, 65, of Potts Camp, died Aug. 2, 2010, at his home. He was a retired laborer with Accurate Roofing Company and with Benton County’s District 4 Road Crew.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 7 at Royston Chapel CME Church in Benton County, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Luther Minor officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Celestine Scales Royston of Potts Camp; three sisters, Delores Royston Minor of Tupelo, Nestelynn Royston Garrett of Detroit, Mich., Jacquelynn Royston of Memphis, Tenn.; and a brother, Homer Royston of Memphis, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Sydney Wayne Royston.
Pallbearers were Wayne Tucker, Maurice Lewis, Kevin Lewis, James T. Scales, Ernest Price, Duffy Bowen and Stanley Warren. Honorary pallbearers were Homer Royston, Jason Royston, Abner Garrett, Kenneth Higgenbottom, Ronnie Royston, Allen Scruggs, Charles Tucker, Edward Anderson and Sidney Moore.
Cecil Vernon Vanzant
Cecil Vernon Vanzant, 78, of Hickory Flat, died Aug. 4, 2010, at North MS Medical Center in Tueplo. He was a Baptist
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cornersville Cemetery. Bro. Bill Dowdy officiated.
He leaves his wife, Evelyn Vanzant-Childers; two sons, John Vanzant of Hickory FLat, Tim Vanzant of Holly Springs; a daughter, Diane Lollar of Hickory Flat; four stepdaughters, Gail Howard, Reba Wilkinson, all of Hickory Flat, Norma Burdett of North Carolina, Treva Taylor of Texas; five sisters, Joan Farrow of Byhalia, Earnestine Maas of Branson, Mo., Louise Bradley of Southaven, Marie Bumpas, Dorothy Darling, both of Olive Branch; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
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