October 14, 2010
Coleman Lee Bowen
Coleman Lee Bowen, 81, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Oct. 2, 2010, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was a member of Masonic Lodge and a retired truck driver.
Services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 at Rising Star MB Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Robert McClain officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Bernice Kimmons Bowen; nine daughters, Shirley Bowen, Delories Taylor, SeDella Reliford, Joyce Bell, Sandra Bowen, all of Holly Springs, Sarah Reliford, Mary C. Jones, Elizabeth A. Hurd, Sandra J. Perry, all of Memphis; eight sons, Dempsey Bowen of Waterford, David Bowen, Mack Bowen, both of Holly Springs, Randy Bowen of Aberdeen, Md., Greg Farrow, Alonzo Farrow, Bryan Bowen, all of Memphis, Coleman Jeffries of San Diego, Calif.; 52 grandchildren and 81 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three children, Linda Bowen, Benjamin Bowen and Douglas Farrow.
Carla Elam, 54, of Lake Center, died Oct. 9, 2010, at her home.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Memphis Funeral Home Chapel on Poplar Ave. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Pastor Gary Roper officiated.
She leaves her husband, Gary Elam; and two dependent grandchildren, Allie and Trey Smothers of Lake Center.
Civil War reenactors assisted with the burial and ceremony.
Ruth Vorder Bruegge Gamble
Ruth Vorder Bruegge Gamble, 86, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 4, 2010, at her home. She was the widow of William E. Gamble. She was a retired teacher, principal and writer. She was a member of National Pin Woman’s Association, charter member of PWOC, a member of Byhalia Writer’s Club and Christian Magazine.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 8 at Slayden Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Slayden Cemetery. Bro. Edward Gamble and Bro. Armond Taylor officiated. Corinthian Funeral Home in Corinth was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Edward E. Gamble of Ocoee, Fla.; a daughter, Olive M. Gamble of Holly Springs; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Fritz Gamble; and brothers, Colin Frances Vorder Bruegge and Eugene McCully.
Oscar Gordon Jr.
Oscar Gordon Jr., 63, of Abbeville, died Oct. 3, 2010, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. He was disabled.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Oct. 8 at Jeffries Chapel MB Church in Abbeville, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. MacArthur King officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three children, Antuan Gordon-Billiard of Oxford, LaTricia Michelle Boone of Normal, Ill., Kedrick Nelson of Oxford; his mother, Nettie Malone Gordon of Abbeville; a sister, Ella Ree Russell of Abbeville; and six grandchildren.
Easter Jean Falkner Ivory
Easter Jean Falkner Ivory, 57, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Oct. 3, 2010, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. She was a member of New Bethel MB Church in Memphis, a member of the church choir, assistant Sunday school teacher and a self-employed cosmetologist.
She leaves her husband, Fredrick L. Ivory; two children, Nikita Joyce Kelley, Nina Jasmine Ivory, both of Memphis; a godson, Timothy O. Abram of Horn Lake; five sisters, Kathyel Sims of Holly Springs, Rosetta Abram of Southaven, Dorothy Matthews, Kathlen Jamison, Joyce Epps, all of Memphis; three brothers, James Falkner, Tony Falkner, both of Memphis, James Nevels of Florida; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Calvin Falkner, Robert Falkner, Claude Falkner Jr., LeCoy Falkner and Alfred Lynn Falkner.
Pallbearers were Kortell D. Kelley I, Timothy O. Abram I, Juwan Matthews, James Ivory, Abdul M. Abram, Darryel Falkner, Albert Sims and Harvey M. Eaton II. Honorary pallbearers were John V. Matthews, Darius Falkner, Reginald Falkner, Ronell Abram, Donell Abram I, Alvester Epps Jr., Wayne Abram and Rev. Shun Abram.
James Henry Jackson
James Henry Jackson, 74, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 9, 2010, at his home. He was a retired laborer with Holly Springs Brick & Tile.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 16 at Providence MB Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Bishop Earnest Jordan will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three daughters, Della M. Jackson of Baton Rouge, La., Cynthia Jackson Michelet of Boynton Beach, Fla., Ronda Bowens of Holly Springs; three sons, Steven W. Jackson of Aurora, Ill., Tommy Lee Jackson of Baton Rouge, La., Clinton D. Rooks of Memphis; three sisters, Mary Ida Bailey, Della Mae Brown, both of Memphis, Murry Lee Bailey Isable of Holly Springs; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Arthur Lee Martin
Arthur Lee Martin, 68, of Red Banks, died Oct. 1, 2010, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a retired construction worker.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 9 at Mt. Zion Taska MB Church in Red Banks. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. LaDaryl Odum officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, April Martin of Byhalia, Miracle Martin of Red Banks; a son, Arthur J. Martin of Red Banks; eight sisters, Mary Gatewood, Ida Morrison, Marie Walls, all of Cayce, Clara Mae Hardaway of Victoria, Lucy Mae Odum of Red Banks, Elnora Coleman of Horn Lake, Florida B. Isom, Bonnie Jean Martin, both of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Clarence Martin, George Martin, both of Cayce, Willie Edward Odum of Memphis, Tenn. and five grandchildren.
Mary Thomas Mitchell
Mary Thomas Mitchell, 85, of Red Banks, died Oct. 4, 2010, at her home. She was the widow of James Velton Mitchell and employed in retail sales.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 7 at Red Banks Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Jonathan Childers and Bro. Andy Skelton officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her son, Eddie Mitchell of Red Banks; her sister, Myrtice Miller; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sheila Ruth Shaw; brothers, Wayne Briscoe, Wallace Briscoe; and a sister, Chestine Dodson.
For online condolences visit website www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Samantha Josephine Nunley
Samantha Josephine Nunley, 20, of Byhalia, died Oct. 5, 2010, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. She was a Christian and a secretary.
Services were held at 12 noon on Oct. 8 at Friendship Assembly of God Church in Victoria. Burial was in Blocker Cemetery in Olive Branch. Bro. Randall Tilley officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Richard Scott Nunley Sr.; her son, Richard Scott Nunley Jr. of Byhalia; her parents, Ray and Tonya Tilley of Victoria; grandparents, Howard and Sandra Tilley of Byhalia, Brenda Blair of Victoria; great-grandparents, Billy Ray and Hazel Tilley of Monett, Ark., Nanny Smith, Maybelle White, both of Somerville, Tenn.
For online condolences visit website www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Catherine Taylor Stewart
Catherine Taylor Stewart, 80, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 30, 2010, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. She was the widow of John V. Stewart. She was a retired manager of Holly Springs Motel.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 9 at Christ Temple Church of God in Christ, where she was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Elder Albert Pass officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four children, Mae Robinson, Helen Lash, Recardo Jones, all of Holly Springs, Amelda Jones of Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters, Beatrice Ball of Memphis, Rosie B. Taylor of Holly Springs; a brother, Simon Taylor of Holly Springs; six stepdaughters, Mildred Guy of Byhalia, Bertha Lester, Dorothy Nevels, both of Holly Springs, Lenora Curry, Georgia DeBerry, Diane Brown, all of Memphis, Tenn.; three stepsons, Johnny Stewart, Robert Stewart, both of Memphis, Stanley Stewart of Olive Branch; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 27 stepgrandchildren and 16 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by stepchildren, Ruby Jones and James Stewart; siblings, Viola Jones, Claudia Kimmons, Jessie Taylor, Oscar Lee Taylor, Oscar William Taylor, Jimmy Taylor and Ossie Taylor.
Pallbearers were Samuel Kimmons, Ronald Kimmons, Eric Lester, Dewarren Taylor, Anjuan Lester, David Taylor and Detric Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Jones, Willie Jones, Lawrence Robinson Sr., Lawrence Robinson Jr., Reginald Taylor, Ossie Taylor, Elijah Lash, Markeydious Lash, Doniel Taylor, Nikita Taylor, Romie Taylor and Jamie Waller.
Oscar Lee Nunnally
Oscar Lee Nunnally, 66, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 2, 2010, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was a self-employed landscaper.
Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Greenwood MB Church in Lamar. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a son, Carlos Nunnally of Memphis; five sisters, Catherine Foster, Lillie Duffie, both of Chicago, Ill., Eleanor Hampton, Mary Jones, both of Memphis, Shirley Nunnally of Houston, Tx.; and seven brothers, John Nunnally of Memphis, Roy Nunnally of Indianapolis, Ind., Lee Gusta Nunnally, Willie Nunnally, Larry Nunnally, all of Ashland, Hubert Nunnally of Holly Springs.
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