September 16, 2010
Johnnie Cannon Jr.
Johnnie Cannon Jr., 81, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Red Banks, died Sept. 7, 2010 at Spring Gate Nursing Home in Memphis. The widower of Girdie Pegues Cannon, he was a retired farmer, and a member of Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks.
Visitation will be Sept. 17, at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel from 2-7 p.m. The family will receive visitors from 6-7 pm. Visitation will continue Sept. 18, 10 to 10:55 a.m. at Pleasant Grove.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 18 at Pleasant Grove with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves four daughters, Angela Cannon Barksdale, Janice Cannon, both of Memphis, Frances Patterson of Aurora, Ill., Mamie Pearl Cannon of Byhalia; five sons, Wilbert Cannon, Cedric Cannon, both of Holly Springs, Prentiss Cannon of Chicago, Ill., Barry Cannon of Horn Lake, John Lee DeBerry of Holly Springs; two step-daughters, Belinda Smith of Holly Springs, Sylvia Warren of San Francisco, Calif.; a stepson, Alvin Barksdale of Holly Springs; 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Georgia Ann McKenzie Davis
Georgia Ann McKenzie Davis, 83, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Ashland, died Sept. 1, 2010, at Baptist Memphis Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph Davis. She was a member of New Life in Christ Fellowship Church in Olive Branch and a domestic worker in private homes.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 11 at Samuel Chapel MB Church in Ashland. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pastor Kevin B. Willis Sr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves 13 children, Hattie McCaskill, Connie Davis, Florida Faye Green, Marilyn Gooden, Debbie Davis, Teresa Davis, all of Memphis, Tenn., Barbara Ann Moore of Tampa, Fla., Rev. Joseph Davis Jr., Bennie Joe Davis, Charles Darren Davis, all of Memphis, Jackie Ray Davis, Larry Davis, both of Ashland, Jeffery Ray Davis of Grand Junction, Tenn.; a sister, Flora Smith of Ripley; 28 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joseph Davis, Jeffrey Davis, Larry Davis, Bennie Davis, Jackie Davis and Charles Davis.
Jimmie Dale Davis
Jimmy Dale Davis, 45, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Michigan City, died Sept. 5, 2010, at Methodist Hospital-North in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Shiloh MB Church in Ashland and a construction worker with Mac Roofing.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Ashland High School Auditorium. Burial was in Shiloh MB Church Cemetery. Rev. Rodney Washington officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Mary Marie Davis of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Essence Davis of Memphis; three sisters, Lois Davis, Earnestine Eason, Darlean Davis, all of Memphis; and five brothers, Meldivours Davis of Ashland, Kerry Davis, John Edward Davis, Larry Lewis Davis, Tyrone Davis, all of Memphis.
Pallbearers were Billy Kimmons, Billy Washington, Cornell Washington, David Washington, Joe Burns and Nicholas Evans. Honorary pallbearer was Tim Williams.
Samuel Creed Gholson
Samuel Creed Gholson, 91, died Sept. 12, 2010, in Richardson, Tx. He was born on July 15, 1919 in Holly Springs. He was a graduate of Washington and Lee University, The Pennsylvania Academy of Art and The Maryland Institute. He was an artist, philosopher, writer and teacher.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Ted Dickey Funeral Home, Plano, Tx. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Hill Crest Cemetery. Arrangements being assisted by the Holly Springs Funeral Home.
He leaves his children, Eliza Gholson of Dallas, Tx., Norman Gholson of Washington, D.C.; and a granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by siblings Mary Caruthers Berger, Daniel Penick Gholson and Agnes Anne Gholson.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the SPCA.
Lillie B. Greer
Lillie B. Greer, 106, of Victoria, died Sept. 6, 2010, at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. She was a member of the Mother’s Board and a retired domestic worker in private homes.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Chulahoma MB Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Whitfield officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Dorothy Mae Brown of Victoria.
Pallbearers were Michael Mathis, Willie Wilkins, Robert Ellis and Shewron Tunstall Jr. Honorary pallbearers were the family.
John Michael Presley
John Michael Presley, 59, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 4, 2010.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 10 at the West Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery
He leaves his wife Terry; a daughter, Jamie Gross; two sons, Richard Chandler and Joel Presley; a brother, Frankie Presley; a sister, Donna Kaplan, and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Adell Evans Isom
Adell Evans Isom, 79, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 3, 2010, at Baptist Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a former factory worker.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 9 at Hopewell No. 2 MB Church in Hudsonville. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Danny Kimbrough officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four children, Shirley Isom Thompson of Holly Springs, Grant Isom, Preston Isom, both of Memphis, Tenn., Tracey Isom of Lake Villa, Ill.; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Marco House, Derell Isom, Javian Jeffries, Jaylen Jeffries, Travis Isom, Damian House, Gregory Isom and Jamaris Isom. Honorary pallbearers were Grant Isom, Preston Isom and Tracey Isom.
Rather Marion Jr.
Rather Marion Jr., 57, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Sept. 6, 2010, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. at Cummings Street MB Church in Memphis, Tenn., where he was a member. Burial was in Hamilton Chapel CME Church Cemetery. Rev. Gary Faulkner officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Mildred C. Marion; three children, Natasha Marion, Selena Ferguson, both of Memphis, Bernard Marion of Oxford; three sisters, Hattie Harley, Birdie Nunnally, Geraldine Peterson, all of Memphis; a brother, Gerald Marion of Memphis; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Gayle Harley Sr., L.V. Nunnally, Marcus Nunnally, Gayle Wendell Harley Jr., Keshaun Harley, Malik Harley and Gordon Carter. Honorary pallbearers were Gerald Marion, Juan Maldonado, Chauncey Harley, Robert Callicutt, Raymond Callicutt and Deanthony Hoskins.
Ida Mae Cole Moore
Ida Mae Cole Moore, 72, of Michigan City, died Sept. 3, 2010, at Baptist Memphis Hospital. She was a retired cook with Ashland Restaurant.
Services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Palestine MB Church, where she was a member. Rev. James Wiliams officiated. Burial was in Samuel Chapel MB Cemetery in Ashland. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Martha Ann Hodges of Ponchatoula, La., Helen Jean Cole, Shirley Ann Moore, Marilyn Elaine Watkins, all of Ashland; four sons, James Earl Hodges, Terry Moore, both of Ashland, George Edward Hodges, Darrel Andre Moore, both of Memphis, Tenn.; five sisters, Maggie Pearl Johnson of Memphis, Delois Brooks of Grand Junction, Tenn., Elease Hodges, Annie Gail Hodges, Louise Williams, all of Ashland; 29 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by siblings S.P. Perry and Marvin B. Hodges.
Pallbearers were Detrell Hodges, Danny Watkins, Michael Hodges, U’Mario Hodges, Andreko Patterson and Eric Hodges. Honorary pallbearers were Preston Hodges, Devonte Hodges, Morris Moore, Marico Moore, Pedric Hodges and Montarious Simmons.
Jewell Stewart Scruggs
Jewell Stewart Scruggs, 82, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 3, 2010, at Alliance HealthCare System. She was the widow of Jessie Scruggs. She was a member of McIntyre MB Church, a church mother and usher.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 11 at Yarbrough Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. 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 six children, Earlean Curry of Detroit, Mich., Catherine Todd of Red Banks, Queen Ester Dean, Delorise Jones, Versia Mae Jones, all of Holly Springs, Versia Vernell Scruggs of Corinth; a sister, Gustava Howell of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Lynwood Stewart of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 24 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Maxine Smith.
Pallbearers were Willie Scruggs, Jessie Scruggs, Ronald Dean, Arrie B. Shipp, Kevin Crane, Paris Scruggs and Katarus Crane. Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Jones, Marquise Scruggs, Darius Scruggs, Jamal Scruggs, Christopher Scruggs, James Peterson Jr., Robert Pirtle and Luther Shipp.
Jermie Michael Shelton Sr.
Jermie Michael Shelton Sr., 27, died Sept. 1, 2010.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 9 at Foundation of Life Christian Learning Center, Lamar. Rev. Patrick Washington officiated. Burial was in Jefferson Cemetery in Lamar. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sons, Jermie M. Shelton Jr., Malakai Shelton; four adopted children, Antonio McGirt, Latasha Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Jeremiah Holmes; his mother and stepfather, Betty Shelton-Miller and James Miller Jr.; three brothers, Marlon Shelton Sr. of Ashland, Monteco Kunes of Memphis, Tenn., Reco Miller of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Metrico Miller, Denise Swauncy, both of Memphis, Tenn.; special friend, Kelly Powell of Memphis, Tenn.; grandmothers, Fannie Tipler of Ashland, Martha Shelton of Michigan City, Daisy Miller of Memphis, Tenn.; and great-grandmother, Myrtle Ruth Ware of Memphis, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Shelton; two uncles, Franklin Tipler and Ronald Shelton; best friend, Brandon Walker.
Pallbearers were Jarrod Elliott, Antonio Hudson, Donta Hudson, Eddie Hudson, John Lewis, Eric Tipler, Horace Tipler Jr. and Timmerth Hudson.
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