August 19, 2010
Daisy Briggs, 81, of Lamar, died Aug. 9, 2010, at Delta Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Timothy Briggs Sr.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 14 at Concord MB Church in Lamar. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Clyde Williams officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Jeanette Garrison, Bernice Briggs, both of Lamar; three sons, Tommy Briggs of Memphis, Tenn., Lawrence Briggs of Lamar, Timothy Briggs Jr. of Lamar; a godson, Leo Fields of Cordova, Tenn.; a sister, Geneva Pye of Lamar; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, SFC Joe Edward Briggs and Robert Lee Briggs.
Willie Roosevelt Batts
Willie Roosevelt Batts, 85, died Aug. 5, 2010. He was born in Benton County on March 24, 1935. He was the widower of Carlene Batts, his wife of 56 years. He worked for Mitchell Feldman, Apoca and Park Rite Systems for more than 50 years. He was a member of Bethel AME Church of Detroit, Mich.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 13 at Greater Christ Baptist Church, Detroit, Mich. Rev. James C. Perkins officiated. Burial was in Samuel Chapel MB Church Cemetery in Ashland. Cantrell Funeral Home, Detroit, Mich., was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his children, Tommie, Teresa, Kathy, Maria, Erle, Mark, Sheila and Rodney; a sister, Delilah Evans of Holly Springs; two brothers, Joe Louis Batts of Detroit, Mich., Alfred Kimbrough of Mississippi; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Odell Batts; and children Suzie, Ricky and Corey.
Pallbearers were Carell Campbell, Clyde Campbell, Marquiese Evans, Lamarcus Hampton, Timothy Hampton, James Hudson, Mario Hudson and T.H. Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Batts, Mark Batts, Rodney Batts, Stanley Batts, Tommy Batts and Alfred Kimbrough.
Vernice Brooks, 75, of Senatobia, died Aug. 7, 2010, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital. She was the widow of Chester Brooks Sr. She was a nurse’s assistant.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 12 at Lewer Chapel Cemetery. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Vernestine Bush of Knoxville, Tenn., Chestine Fondren of Coldwater, Antornette Brooks of Southaven; two sons, Chester Brooks Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., Willie Gene Brooks of Southaven; four sisters, Huldia Jane Boyd of Holly Springs, Earlene McCormick of Senatobia, Rosie Smith, Ruby Means, both of Memphis, Tenn.; four brothers, Jessie Lee Jackson, Robert Jackson, both of Holly Springs, James A. Jackson of Senatobia, Wilson Jackson of Kosciusko; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mildred E. Carpenter
Mildred E. Carpenter, 84, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 13, 2010, at Baptist North Mississippi Hospital in Oxford. The widow of William “Bill” Carpenter, she was a Christian and a homemaker.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 17 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Please visit website www.hsfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
She leaves a daughter, Dianna Sarwat of Holly Springs; a sister, Ouida Gillaspy of Carrington, Tenn.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Carpenter.
Gavin Marcus Daniels
Gavin Marcus Daniels, infant, of Red Banks, died Aug. 9, 2010, at Baptist Hospital-Desoto in Southaven.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 12 at Providence UM Church Cemetery in Abbeville. Rev. Juanita Booker officiated. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home, Oxford, was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his parents, Marcus and LaKesha Flemons-Daniels of Red Banks; two brothers, Marcus Caleb Daniels, Nicholas Daniels, both of Red Banks; his grandmother, Pearlie Farrow of Abbeville; grandfather and stepgrandmother, Kelion and Michelle Farrow of Oxford; grandparents Johnny and Delcenia Daniels of Holly Springs; and great-grandmother, Alice Daniels of Prentiss.
Robert Landon Davis
Robert Landon Davis, 73, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 13, 2010, at his home. He was a Baptist and a logger.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 14 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Please visit website www.hsfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
He leaves two sons, Butch Davis of Olive Branch, Shawn Davis of Potts Camp; three daughters, Nelda Horton of Tupelo, Tina Lane of Southaven, Julie Sanders of Potts Camp; a brother, Wenzie Williams of Oxford; six sisters, Hattie Drewery, Pat Brewer, Martha Alexander, all of Oxford, Betty Graham of Pontotoc, Theresa McCord, Jackie Goff, both of Thaxton; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Da’Lyn Dakota Davis.
William Randol Rutherford
William Randol Rutherford, 75, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 14. He was retired from Continental Plastics, where he worked as a supervisor.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 17. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Please visit website www.hsfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
He leaves his wife of 29 years, Patricia Rutherford; two sons, Randy Rutherford of Olive Branch, Alan Rutherford of Holly Springs; two daughters, Cathy Barnett of Holly Springs, Lisa Davis of Olive Branch; stepchildren Carl L. Bland of Horn Lake, Cathy B. Mills of El Mirage, Az.; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Polly Stradley.
Nelma Montean White Tipler
Nelma Montean White Tipler, 82, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 11, 2010, at Alliance HealthCare System. She was a member of the Mother’s Board, Order of Eastern Star, Greenwood Chapter #58 and a retired line operator with Hoover Company in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 14 at Greenwood MB Church in Lamar, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Houston Evans officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Albert Tipler; four daughters, Rosie Hunt, Carolyn Porter, Michelle Matthews, all of Holly Springs, Venssa Tucker of Southaven; seven sons, Gaither Tipler, Dexter Tipler, both of Holly Springs, James Tipler, Cortez Tipler, both of Oakland, Calif., Alvin Tipler of Pirmasens, Germany, William Tipler of Memphis, Tenn., Gary Tipler of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Alice C. Garner of Blue Mountain, Tommie White of Detroit, Mich.; 46 grandchildren and 67 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by six children, Alberta Foster, Althea Coleman, Waurene Tipler, Felecia Tipler, Steven Tipler, Michael Tipler.
Pallbearers were John Matthews, Trevin Tipler, Russell Hunt Jr., Deanthony Tipler, Alan Porter and Ralph Tipler. Honorary pallbearers were William Tipler, James Tipler, Cortez Tipler, Alvin Tipler, Craig Tipler, Gaither Tipler, Dexter Tipler, Garry Tipler, Faroh Hicks, Melvin Everett III.
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