August 26, 2010
Pauline English Ames
Pauline English Ames, 101, of Jackson, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Aug. 17, 2010, in the Jackson area. She was the widow of Lt. Col. Charles T. Ames, her husband of 57 years. She joined the First Presbyterian Church in 1941 and later served as an elder and honorary life member of the St. Andrew Presbyterian Women of the Church. She was a longtime proud member of the Holly Springs Garden Club and the Thursday Club. In the early 1950s, she worked as a secretary for the Holly Springs School and later for the U.S. Forestry Service. She made her home in the Jackson, Tenn., area during the last several years.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 22 at Montrose on Salem Ave. in Holly Springs. Arrington Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her son, Charles T. Ames III of Jackson, Tenn.; her sister, Margaret English Williams of Madison; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 164 South Memphis Street, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Carolyn Klinner Bell
Carolyn Klinner Bell, 70, of Meridian, died July 23, 2010.
Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. on July 27 at Pineview Memory Gardens Cemetery in Selma, Ala. Rev. Clarke Skelton officiated. Selma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Robert D. (Duane) Bell, formerly of Holly Springs; a daughter, Kerry Gwen Bell; a sister, Gwen Dooling; her sister-in-law, Betty Scott of Holly Springs; and a brother-in-law, Milton Bell of Holly Springs
Pallbearers were D.W. Robinson, Mike Heath, Charles Golson, Tom Dooling, Michael Garner and Jeff Bossert.
Wilkie Bogan, 69, of Flint, Mich., formerly of Byhalia, died August 21, 2010 at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint. A member of Isaac Chapel CME Church in Byhalia, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Springs. He was a math teacher for the Flint community schools and worked for General Motors as a skilled tradesman for more than 20 years.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 28 at Isaac Chapel CME Church, with burial in the Watson Cemetery in Byhalia. Visitation will be at the church on Aug. 28 from 12 noon to 12:55 p.m. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, LaSonya Stewart, Vernica Davis; two sons, Cleotha Talley and Michael Bogan; three sisters, Gloria Barnett, Doris Parks, Joyce Allen; a brother, Joseph Bogan; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a brother, J.P. “Sprolie” Bogan.
Neada Booth, 80, of Atlanta, Ga., died Aug. 13, 2010, at Eastside Hospice.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 21 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery, Ashland.
Eric Dwayne Mosley
Eric Dwayne Mosley, 32, of Senatobia, died Aug. 14, 2010, at his home. He was a factory worker.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 21 at Rodgers Funeral Home Chapel in Coldwater. Burial was in Wyatte Community Church Cemetery.
He leaves his son, Dontavious Jones of Chulahoma; his sister, Bianca Porter of Senatobia; and his brother, Calvin Cathey of Senatobia.
Bessie Pearl Napper
Bessie Pearl Napper, 99, of Ripley, died Aug. 21, 2010, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Ripley. She was the widow of Mancel B. Napper.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 23 at New Life Pentecostal Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Blackjack Cemetery. Bro. Herman Hancock and Bro. Bobby Goode officiated. Ripley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Lucille Rogers of Ashland, Reba Hubbard of Ripley; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Larry, Donald Ray and James Murray Napper; a grandson, Ronnie Hubbard and 12 brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers were David Hubbard, Mary Hubbard, Dwayne Napper, Eddie Burks, Jason Hubbard and David Gray. Honorary pallbearers were Aaron Napper, Nicholas Gray, Ben Hall, Matt Hall, Dustin Wilson, Colt Hubbard and Josh Hubbard.
Pearlie Jean Reaves Norwood
Pearlie Jean Reaves Norwood, 55, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 14, 2010, at her home. She was the widow of James Oscar Norwood, a member of the church choir, a member of the Feeding Program at church and president of YWCC.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 at St. Luke Church of God in Christ in Ashland, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Elder Nathaniel Holleman officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Vanessa Williams, LaKeisha Rochelle Reaves and Alison Reaves, all of Holly Springs; three sons, Roosevelt Reaves Jr. of Hudsonville, Timothy LaMont Reaves of Memphis, Tenn., Shawtel C. Reaves of Ashland; two sisters, Gail Reaves of Ashland, Deloris Walker of Memphis, Tenn.; five brothers, Levi Taylor, Freddie B. Reaves, both of Memphis, Tenn., Mark Reaves, Chester Cole, both of Ashland, Freddie Hampton of Holly Springs; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Alexis Williams; and a sister, Bernice Hill Brown.
Pallbearers were Jerry Moore, Shane Morgan, Zack Colyer, Antovi Paige, Joe Patterson Jr., Jason Williams and Terrence Walls. Honorary pallbearers were Shawtel C. Reaves, Roosevelt Reaves Jr., Timothy L. Reaves, James I. Norwood Jr., Tony Burns and James McKenzie.
John Louis Sanders
John Louis (Bozo) Sanders, 65, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 16, 2010, at his home. He joined Holly Springs Christian Center under the leadership of Rev. Reuben Pegues. He was a member of Greenfield Presbyterian Church in Waterford. He was a retired maintenance worker with the city of Holly Springs for 20 years.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 21 at Providence MB Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Alonzo Johnson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Josie M. Thomas Sanders; a daughter, Precious Ann Chapman of Olive Branch; five sons, Darron Thomas of Byhalia, Gregory Thomas of Olive Branch; David Thomas, Timothy Thomas, both of Holly Springs, Terry Louis Thomas of Flint, Mich.; a sister, Rev. Leona Harris of Holly Springs; and 10 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Curtis Thomas Jr., Terrance Cowan, Michael Thomas, Lawrence Robinson, Caron Malone and Roderick Pegues. Honorary pallbearers were Orlando C. Thomas, Dennis Thomas, John A. Thomas, Robert L. Thomas, George D. Thomas, Michael Sanders, Terry L. Thomas, Timothy Thomas, David Thomas, Greg Thomas, Darron Thomas, Anthony Sanders and Lawrence Harris Jr.
Magnolia Faulkner Smith
Magnolia Faulkner Smith, 60, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died Aug. 16, 2010, at Christ Hospital in Oaklawn, Ill. She was an inspector with Automatic Telephone Company.
Services were held at 12 noon on Aug. 21 at Smith Grove MB Church, where she was a member. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Monroe H. Smith; a daughter; Jacqueline Smith-Blount of Chicago; a son, Reggie Smith of Chicago; five sisters, Minnie Harris of Chicago, Morstine Vaughn, Clestine Faulkner, both of Holly Springs, Vaulia Jeffries of Aurora, Ill., evangelist Ellen Smith of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were T.J. Lee, Christopher Wilson, Arquise Smith, John Faulkner, Wendell Faulkner and Tony Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Clay Jeffries, Michael Smith, Fred Faulkner, Tyrone Smith, Sean Eason and Mark Faulkner.
Ollie Mae Crane Holloway-Smith
Ollie Mae Crane Holloway-Smith, 57, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 14, 2010. She joined Free Branch MB Church. She later joined New Dimension Salt and Light Ministries, where she remained a member until her death.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 21 at Salt and Light Ministries Headquarters in Lamar. Bishop L.T. Mason, pastor, and pastor Actavatis A. Allen officiated. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her daughter, Tiffany Holloway of Memphis, Tenn.; two sons, Rodney Holloway of Holly Springs, Darryl Holloway of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Viola Crane of Memphis, Tenn., Debra Alexander of Chulahoma; a brother, Ralph Crane of Holly Springs; a granddaughter that she reared, Mercedes Wicks of Holly Springs; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rose Mary Holloway.
Pallbearers were Arthur Adkins, Bobby Pugh, Jacoby Alexander, Brian Oliver, Jashun Hudson, Timothy Washington, Dedrick Faulkner and Antonio LeSure. Honorary pallbearers were Ernest Hudson, Barry Hampton and Marco LeSure.
Essie B. Wells
Essie B. Wells, 54, of Byhalia, died Aug. 17, 2010, at Baptist Hospital - Collierville in Collierville, Tenn. She was a member of New Way of Living Baptist Ministry in Collierville, a church usher, church kitchen committee member and a maintenance worker (janitorial) at America Soap Factory.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 22 at Mt. Zion Taska MB Church in Cayce. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Arthur Fitchpatrick Jr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, LaTrina Johnson of Byhalia; a son, Shannon Wells of Fayetteville, Ark.; four sisters, Annie Kizer, Merry Odum, both of Cayce, Berta Wells of Hickory Flat, Patricia McAuley of Holly Springs; three brothers, Oliver Wells of Peoria, Ill., Willie Wells of Holly Springs, James Lewis Faulkner of Lamar; and eight grandchildren.
Buford Earl Wilson
Buford Earl Wilson, 76, longtime resident of Memphis, Tenn., died Aug. 17, 2010. He was the widower of Sue Wilson. He was born in Caraway, Ark. He retired from three different Memphis-area companies, Conwood Corporation, Sharp Manufacturing Company and ABC Logistics/Thomas Sales and Services, Inc. He served as pastor of Good Shepherd Mission Community of Christ Church in Senatobia. He and his wife Sue were instrumental in developing the Tate County Literary Council of Northwest Mississippi Community College.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 20 at Peace Chapel Community of Christ Church in Bartlett, Tenn. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery. Collierville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Dianne Wilson; five children, Lynn Martin of Roswell, Ga., Sheila Pease of Memphis, Sharron Thomas of Collierville, Tenn., Leann Franklin of Byhalia, Steve Wilson of Memphis; three stepchildren, Lee Billings of Memphis, Karan Hawley of Memphis, Lorie Lawler of Austin, Tx.; a sister, Barbara Fergeson of Lawton, Okla.; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.
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