September 2, 2010
Isaac James Sr.
Isaac (Ike) James Sr., 83, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 22, 2010, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was the widow of Ida Mae Pryor James. He professed in Christ at an early age, joined the Mt. Peel MB Church, where he served on the usher board and later joined the deacon board where he served faithfully until his death.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 28 at Mt. Peel MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Rondias Cox, pastor, officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements
He leaves five daughters, Jerlene J. Pryor of Holly Springs, Annie (Nan) James of Waterford, Lula B. James, Dianne James of Aurora, Ill., Jennie Howell of Chicago, Ill.; five sons, Oscar L. James of Holly Springs, Eddie Hue James, Robert James, Anthony James, all of Aurora, Ill., Melvin James of Milwaukee, Wisc.; a brother, Roger James of Holly Springs; a sister, Ethel Lee Pruitt of Edwardsburg, Ind.; a stepsister, Vera Brown of South Bend, Ind.; 27 grandchildren and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry Lee James, Earnest James and Artie James.
Pallbearers were Lonnie James, Jasper James, Roy Howell Sr., Terrance Donnell, Robert Reynolds and Jeremy Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Oscar James, Anthony James, Eddie H. James, Melvin James, Robert James and Kelvin James.
James Terrell McNutt Sr.
James Terrell McNutt, Sr., age 68, of Hickory Flat, died Monday, August 23, 2010 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and a retired FAA air traffic controller with Memphis International Airport.
Services were held at 4 p.m. on August 25, 2010 at Bethel United Methodist Church with Bro. Brownie Tohill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Etta Ware McNutt of Hickory Flat; one daughter, Rhonda Reaves of Hickory Flat; one son, James (Terry) McNutt of Collierville, Tenn.; one brother, Jerry W. McNutt of Memphis; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Tracie McNutt Byrd and one brother, Ronny McNutt.
Pallbearers were Bill May, Mike Coward, Bill Holbrook, Bruce Holbrook, Barry Holbrook and Bobby Holbrook. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Hogan, Frank Barlow, Richard Robison (Flat), Jerry Childers, Kirk Childers, Frank Grisamore and Jack Haley.
To view obituaries and sign guest book on-line, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
David Jerrell Poff
David Jerrell Poff, 73, of Ashland, died Aug. 25, 2010, at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was the widower of Amma Christine Poff. He was a Baptist, a merchant with Poff’s Grocery and an Army veteran.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 27 at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in Bluff Springs Cemetery. Bro. Farron Ash officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Please visit website www.hsfuneralhome.com to view obituaries.
He leaves two sons, Mark Poff of Lamar, Eric Poff of Tunica; a daughter, Vikki Barber of Ashland; four brothers, J.W. Poff of Southaven, John Edward (Buddy) Poff of Bartlett, Tenn., Dewey Poff, Joel Poff, both of Ashland; a sister, Arlene Gibson of Slayden; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Carl Gibson, Butch Poff, Stanley Poff, Scott Poff, David Gibson, Lowell Poff, Jeff Poff, James Payne, Herbert Luther, John Luther and Keith Payne.
Mary Earline Shelby
Mary Earline Shelby, 65, of Byhalia, died Aug. 26, 2010, at her home. She was a cashier for Exxon in Byhalia.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 28 at Medlock Methodist Church in Ashland, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Gene Coltharp and Bro. Dewayne Wilkerson officiated. McBride Funeral Home Inc. in Ripley was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Lynn Zohn of Byhalia; Pennie David of Hickory Flat; a son, Gary Shoffner of Byhalia; a sister, Bonnie Alberson of Southaven; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by infant twin sons; and a sister, Edna Wilbanks.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Davis, Edward Zohn, John Person, Chuck Baldwin and Gabriel Ingram.
To view obituaries and sign guest book on-line, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
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; two daughters, Precious Ann Chapman of Olive Branch, Janice Thomas of Holly Springs; 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.; five stepchildren, Orlando C. Thomas of Waterford, Dennis Thomas, John A. Thomas, Robert L. Thomas, all of Holly Springs; a sister, Rev. Leona Harris of Holly Springs; 11 grandchildren and 17 step-grandchildren and 18 step-great-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.
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