January 28, 2010
James Curtis Evans
James Curtis Evans, 58, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Benton County, died Jan. 14, 2010 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was a member of Greenwood MB Church in Lamar and disabled.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 23 at Ashland High School Auditorium. Burial was in Evans Family Cemetery in Benton County. Rev. Huston Evans officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Jeanine Charisse Evans of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Shirley Johnson of Chicago, Ill., Earnestine Scott of Holly Springs, Janevial Triplett of St. Louis, Mo.; and four brothers, Algee Evans, MacArthur Evans, both of Memphis, Tenn., Rev. Huston Evans, William Beck Jr. both of Ashland.
Pallbearers were Alan Beck, Brandon Bell, Nicholas Evans, Alfred Evans, Theo Triplett II and Demarco Davis.
Eunice Juanita Gray
Eunice Juanita Gray, 80, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 21, 2010 at her home. She was the widow of Hoyt Gray and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 23 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. John Parker officiated.
She leaves a son, Dickey Gray of Holly Springs; three daughters, Barbara Hays, Cathy Osteen, both of Oxford, Nancy Boone of Holly Springs; two brothers, Bobby Duke of Tupelo, Tommy Duke of Algoma; a sister, Betty Sue Walls of Pontotoc; 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Donna Eugenia Ungaro Herron
Donna Eugenia Ungaro Herron, 53, of Byhalia, died Jan. 20, 2010.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 23 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
She leaves her husband, Jimmy Herron; two daughters, Brandy Young, Melodi Herron, both of Southaven; a son, Jim Herron of Byhalia; three sisters, Linda Elliston of Bartlett, Fran Pyles of High Springs, Fla., Faye Comer of Heber Springs, Ark.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Johnson.
Howard Edward Jeffries Jr.
Howard Edward Jeffries Jr., 37, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 17, 2010 at his home. He was a mechanic with South Side Tire and Auto in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Wilkins Chapel CME Church in Waterford, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Leslie Gregory officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a sister, Angela Gordon of Memphis, Tenn.; and his grandmother, Frances Carlyn Warren Jeffries of Holly Springs.
Pallbearers were Kevin Barnes, David Taylor Jr., Deroderick Wicks, Ricky Jeffries, Mario Taylor, Carlos Jeffries, Jemaris Lane and Byron Barnes. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Robinson, Anthony McKinnon, Eules Brown, Earnest Taylor, John Ford, Steve Lewis, Frank Gilford and Rev. Leon Harris.
Russell Johnson Jr.
Russell Johnson Jr., 19, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 16, 2010 at Baptist Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a member of Mt. Gilead CME Church and a 2009 graduate of Potts Camp High School.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 23 at Galena School Auditorium. Burial was in Mt. Gilead CME Church Cemetery. Elder Actavatis Allen officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Ada Wooten Johnson of Holly Springs; seven sisters, Clara Johnson of Como, Delois Johnson-Harris of Waterford, Yvonne Mitchell, Alma Johnson, Jacqueline Johnson, Georgia Johnson, Laura Johnson, all of Holly Springs; and five brothers, Eric Johnson, James Johnson, Joe Johnson, Antonio Johnson, all of Holly Springs, Lissie Johnson of Memphis, Tenn.
Pallbearers were Joel Wooten, Michael Wooten, L.V. Wilbourn, Kelvin Wooten, Marshall Wooten, Johnny Wooten and Anthony Milan. Honorary pallbearers were Eric Johnson, Antonio Johnson, Joe Johnson, Micheal Mitchell, James Johnson, Ricky Harris and Elvis Burton.
Irvin Hart Naylor Sr.
Irvin Hart Naylor Sr., of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Holly Springs, died January 2, 2010. He was a retired minister of the Kentucky Region Annual Conference of the Second Episcopal District of the CME Church and he was retired from the Kentucky Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Services were held at noon Jan. 9 at Phillips Memorial CME Church, with interment at Evergreen Cemetery. A.D. Porter and Sons Funeral Home, Louisville, Ky., was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Delores Naylor; a daughter, Cremolia Scott, of Las Vegas, NV; a son, Irvin H. Naylor Jr., of Charlotte, NC; a brother, Henry Naylor, of Holly Springs; four sisters, Maggie Walker, of Jackson, Mich., Christine Steven, Jackson, Agnes Foster and Teresa Jeffries, both of Holly Springs; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mary June Rhodes
Mary June Rhodes, 77, of Red Banks, died Jan. 20, 2010 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Harold Rhodes and a Baptist.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 22 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery.
She leaves five sons, Charles Rhodes, Luke Rhodes, Dell Rhodes, Eddie Rhodes, all of Mt. Pleasant, Mark Rhodes of Cordova, Tenn.; two daughters, Toni Bobbit, Carole Gossage, both of Hernando; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Laurie Ann Hankins Russell
Laurie Ann Hankins Russell, 75, of Columbia, Ky., died Jan. 13, 2010 at Russell County Hospital. She was the widow of Wayne Russell. She was born and attended school in Potts Camp.
Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Adair County, Ky., on January 16.
She leaves a daughter, Louann Russell of Jamestown, Ky.; a son, Phillip Russell of Somerset, Ky.; brothers and sisters, Pat Sheilds, Sue Gilliam, Cindy Hankins, Jim Hankins, Evan Hankins; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Grace (Dolly) Shaw.
Jamie Ruth Hudson Smith
Jamie Ruth Hudson Smith, 54, of Byhalia, died Jan. 19, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial was in County Line Cemetery in Walnut. Bro. Jonathan Cates officiated.
She leaves her husband, Henry Smith Jr.; sons, Dewayne McCreless of Corinth, Shane McCreless of Slayden, Clint Jones of Mt. Pleasant; a daughter, April Barkley of Byhalia; her mother, Clydie Crabb Hudson of Byhalia; a sister, Barbara Jeffries of Walnut; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Jackie Hudson.
Robin Vaughan Sparkman
Robin Vaughan Sparkman, 40, of Byhalia, died Jan. 16, 2010 at her home. She was a graduate of Fayette Academy in Somerville, Class of 1987 and a resident of the Somerville Community for much of her life before moving to Byhalia five years ago.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the First Assembly of God Church in Collierville, Tenn., where she was a member. Burial was in Somerville City Cemetery, Somerville, Tenn. Pastor Randy Brummitt officiated. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes – Main Chapel of Somerville was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband of 11 years, Dennis G. Sparkman; four sons, Justin Hughes, Grant Hughes, both of Oakland, Tenn., Bryce Sparkman, Blaine Sparkman, both of Byhalia; stepdaughter, Stephanie Sparkman of Oakland, Tenn.; parents, Cheri Creasy Vaughan, Dr. Johnnie R. Vaughan of Somerville, Tenn.; and her brother, J.B. Vaughan, serving in the U.S. Army in Virginia.
Pallbearers were Jack Dawson, Layne Dawson, Justin Hughes, Don Lindholm, Joe Rushing, Danny Smith, Danny Sparkman and J.B. Vaughan.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Collierville First Assembly of God Church, 730 South Byhalia Road, Collierville, TN 38017-9381; phone (901)853-9952.
Scottie Lee Stanton
Scottie Lee Stanton, 51, of Hickory Flat, died Jan. 18, 2010 at his home. He was a farmer.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 21 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in McKay Cemetery. Bro. Brownie Tohill officiated.
He leaves his mother, Elaine Stanton of Hickory Flat; two brothers, Bobby Stanton of Hickory Flat, David Stanton of Potts Camp; and four sisters, Robbie Hall of New Albany, Brenda Brown of Hickory Flat, Gail Moorman of Myrtle, Holley Russell of Fulton.
Clara Elizabeth Rucker Waller
Clara Elizabeth Rucker Waller, 85, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 19, 2010 at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She was the widow of Willie Allen Waller. She was a member of Hopewell No. 1 MB Church, a member of mother’s board and a retired caretaker in private homes.
She leaves four daughters, Brenda Waller, Tina Zinn, Nicole Washington, Erika Washington, all of Holly Springs; six sons, Elbert Waller of Atlanta, Ga., Clinton Waller, Elder Larry Waller, both of Aurora, Ill., Michael Waller of Las Vegas, Nev., Ralph Waller, Donald Waller, both of Holly Springs; two brothers, James Rucker, Eddie Rucker, both of Memphis, Tenn.; 62 grandchildren, 107 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five daughters, Jessie Waller Turnage, Barbara Waller Washington, Shelia Waller, Maelena Waller Aldridge, Fannie Waller Lyles; three sons, Mark Waller, Hubert Waller, Fred Waller; three brothers, Carl, Fred and Herman Rucker; and six sisters, Mildred, Gennie, Jessie, Effie, Louise and Delma.
Darnell Zinn, 52, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 19, 2010 at his home. He was a lineman with Holly Springs Utility Department.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Jan. 23 at Kimbrough Chapel MB Church in Lamar, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. J.W. Smith Jr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Regina Jackson Zinn; two children, Darnell Marquis Zinn, Darcell Marleise Zinn, both of Holly Springs; five sisters, Viola Hughes of Aurora, Ill, Susie Perkins, Catherine Zinn, Georgia Zinn, Linda Zinn, all of Holly Springs; and five brothers, George E. Zinn, Alfred Zinn, both of Holly Springs, Andrew Zinn of Olive Branch, John Zinn of Tupelo, Patrick Zinn of Aurora, Ill.
Pallbearers were Alfred Zinn, John Zinn Jr., Andrew Zinn, George E. Zinn, Patrick Zinn, Royce Luellen and Clete White. Honorary pallbearers were Darnell (Mark) Zinn, Jaumaurice Zinn, Thaddeus Zinn, Jacquis Walker, Wal-Mart associates, Deroderic Zinn, Jamarcus Zinn, Travis Johnson, Calvin Zinn Jr. and Holly Springs Utility Department.
He was preceeded in death by a brother, Calvin Zinn.
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