Thursday, November 18, 2010
Henry Boyd Sr.
Henry “Jook” Boyd Sr., 76, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 9, 2010, at Baptist Hospital-North in Oxford. He was a member of the male chorus, a member of the church choir, a church steward, church trustee, Sunday school treasurer and a retired farmer.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Adolphus Chapel CME Church, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Charles Dooley officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Lizzie Richmond Boyd; seven daughters, Edna Boyd, Linda Boyd, Parthinia Walker, Laney Jones, Cheryl Jones, Valena Howell, all of Holly Springs, Mamie Pritchard of Victoria; a son, Henry Boyd Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.; eight sisters, Carrie Ellis, Anner Mae Lang, both of Dayton, Ohio, Margarie Stovall of Byram, Aurelia Smith of Jackson, Verlease Blackmon of Joliet, Ill., Arlender Jones of Memphis, Mary Elizabeth Bills, Sharon Hamer, both of Blue Mountain; nine brothers, Robert Earl Jones of Dayton, Ohio, Clay C. Jones of Holly Springs, Kenneth Jones of Birmingham, Ala., Oscar Boyd Jr., Timothy Boyd, Willie M. Boyd, Roney Boyd, Rickey Lee Boyd, James Boyd, all of Blue Mountain.
He was preceded in death by a son, Edward Jones; and a brother, James E. Boyd.
Willie M. Brown
Willie M. Brown, 63, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 12, 2010, at his home. He was a member of the deacon board, a church usher and Sunday school superintendent.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Nov. 19, 2-6 p.m. and at the church, Nov. 20, from 9-9:55 a.m. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Nov. 20 at McIntyre MB Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Robert W. Garrison will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Josie Ann Hoey Brown; three children, Dianne Hardin, Cynthia Bullard, Timothy Brown, all of Holly Springs; 12 sisters, Ola Mae Brown, Sally Ann Allen, Corean Brown, Pauline Stephenson, Brenda Cowan, Sarah Cowan, Demetria Cowan, all of Holly Springs, Carlean Tipler, Versie Nelson, Aretha Brims, all of Texas, Gloria Parker, Patricia Parker, both of Victoria; two brothers, Otis Brown, Anthony McKinnon, both of Holly Springs; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Cowan, Marie Cowan; and a brother, Arthur Cowan.
Bernice Louise Conrad
Bernice Louise “Bunk” Conrad, 88, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 11, 2010, at Alliance HealthCare. She was a Baptist. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was retired from Wurlitzer.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Dr. Curtis Ferrell and Bro. Randy Smith officiated.
She leaves five children, Connie Hensley of Holly Springs, Shirley Ellis of Tampa, Fla., Peggy Teter of Holly Springs, Sara Conrad of Holly Springs, John Conrad of Tupelo; a sister, Ruth Nolley of New Albany; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Kriss, Elaine Hensley, Lynn Luna, Jennifer Conrad, Stewart Conrad, Kim Schisler ; and two great-grandchildren, Alexandra “Allie” Kriss, Kaitlyn Elliott.
Pallbearers were Randy Smith, Sam McClatchy, Steve Wilson, Paul Kriss, Pete Ellis, Alex Luna and Tom Stewart.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Gussie Davis, 70, of Hickory Flat, died Nov. 10, 2010, at Baptist Hospital in New Albany. She was the widow of Freddie Wayne Davis.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 at Cornerstone Baptist in Hickory Flat. Burial was in Gaston Cemetery in Booneville. Rev. Jimmy Wilbanks officiated. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three children, John Davis, Fay Gross and Jimmy Davis; three sisters, Lillian Baker, Peggy Sappington, both of Hickory Flat, Alice Swift of Myrtle; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Christil Rae Hamilton
Christil Rae Hamilton, 68, of Chicago, Ill., died Oct. 31, 2010. She was the widow of Mitchell Hamilton Jr. She was born in Byhalia. She accepted Christ and joined Antioch Baptist Church. She moved to Chicago, Ill., where she joined St. John Missionary Baptist Church. She attended Henry High School in Byhalia.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 6 at New Faith Community Baptist Church in Victoria. Burial was in Olive Branch Cemetery. Rev. Etoy Bogard officiated. Gillespie Funeral Home, Olive Branch, was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Cassandra Denise Neal of Chicago; two sons, Ronald and Mitchell III of Memphis, Tenn.; adopted children Candance, Solomon and Pewee; a brother, Boyce Bell Jr.; a sister, Johnnie Wilkins of Memphis; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Frankie Brown, Ella Mae Bell; and two brothers, John Edward and Gwendolyn Scott Bell.
Pallbearers were M.L. Phillips, Kenneth Davis, Stoney Butler Sr., Andrew Dwayne Bell, Ernest Phillips and Sylvester Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Ronald Hamilton, Mitchell Hamilton III, Kenneth R. Neal Jr., Don Vunshe Jones, Mitchell Jones and Kenneth R. Neal Sr.
Aizlee Hampton, 89, of Lamar, died Nov. 9, 2010, at her home. She was a church mother board member, a member of the sick and shut-in committee and retired from child care at Ripley Day Care Center.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Miracle Temple Salt & Light Ministries in Lamar, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bishop L.T. Mason officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Gloria Preston, Earnestine Williams, both of Lamar, Elizabeth Rainie of Memphis, Tenn.; four sons, John Holcomb of Tucson, Az., Dwight Holcomb of Lamar, Lugne Holcomb, Walter Holcomb, both of Memphis; 32 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Haywood Hampton.David Lewis Hewell
David Lewis Hewell, 58, of Byhalia, died Nov. 14, 2010, at his home. He was a Baptist and a construction worker.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery. Bro. Melvin Shackelford officiated.
He leaves his mother, Mildred Hewell of Byhalia; his brother, William Hewell of Arlington, Tx.; and two sisters, Evelyn Smith, Linda Hewell, both of Byhalia.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Charles Dewey Kelly Jr.
Charles Dewey Kelly Jr., 85, of Cordova, Tenn., died Nov. 14, 2010, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was Episcopal, employed in sales and a veteran.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 17 at Potts Camp Cemetery. Rev. Bruce McMillan officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Joan Kelly.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Ernestine Bell McCroy
Ernestine Bell McCroy, 61, of Lexington, formerly of Holly Springs, died Nov. 4, 2010, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lexington.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 8 at Southern Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jack Manor, interim pastor of First Baptist Lexington, officiated. Graveside services were held at New Hope Methodist Church in Ripley Dr. Curtis Ferrell, pastor of First Baptist Church Holly Springs, officiated.
She leaves her husband, Jack McCroy of Lexington; her son, Jerry McCroy of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; two brothers, Duane (Rex) Bell of Meridian, Milton Bell of Holly Springs; and a sister, Betty Scott of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin McCroy of Holly Springs.
Louise Laquita Pruitt
Louise Laquita Pruitt, 79, of Potts Camp, died Nov. 12, 2010 at Baptist Hospital DeSoto in Southaven. She was the widow of J.C. Pruitt Sr. She was a Baptist and a former employee with The South Reporter.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15 at Temperance Hill Cemetery. Dr. Curtis Ferrell and Bro. David Jordan officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three sons, Daniel Jackson of Oblong, Ill., Jimmy Jackson of Southaven, Dale Jackson of Holly Springs; three daughters, Betty Eckols of New Braunfels, Tx., Bonnie Gurley of Temperance Hill, Janice Marsh of Batesville, Ark.; two brothers, Bill Warnock of Columbia, SC, Jerry Warnock of Yazoo City; two sisters, Florence Westerfield of San Francisco, Calif., Ruby Curry of Columbia, SC; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sons Willie Gene Jackson and J.C. Pruitt Jr.
Pallbearers were grandsons Coty Jackson, Daniel Sanders, Adam Huey, Taylor Poole, Anthony Fincher, Jonathan Pruitt, Dustin Jackson and Paul Ray Jackson.
Robert Lee Shipp
Robert Lee Shipp, 68, of Byhalia, died Nov. 8, 2010, at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. He was a member of Union Valley MB Church in Byhalia and a retired factory worker with Marietta Soap Factory.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 15 at Strickland United Methodist Church in Byhalia. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Perry Mamon officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Rosemary Rush-Shipp; three children, Michelle Reaves, Robert Earl Shipp, both of Oxford, Etherlene Shipp of Byhalia; three stepchildren, Glenda Rush of Aurora, Ill., Michelle Rush of Byhalia, Cedrick Rush of Bellwood, Ill.; his parents, Wash Shipp Sr., Lois Hardin Shipp of Marshall County; five sisters, Carol Rayford, Georgia Lawson, Gloria Cobbs, all of Byhalia, Curtisean Mamon of Oswego, Ill., Catherine McKinely of Naperville, Ill.; four brothers, Murry Shipp, Wash Shipp Jr., Russell Shipp, all of Aurora, Robert James Shipp of Byhalia; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
John Eddie Terry Sr.
John Eddie Terry Sr., 87, of Lamar, died Nov. 8, 2010, at his home. He was a retired laborer with W.M. Barr & Company and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 13 at Hebron MB Church in Lamar, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Ronnie Franklin officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Marie Sellers Terry; three daughters, Lee Francis Oatis, Earniece Crawford, both of Lamar, Delois Lowe of Chicago, Ill.; eight sons, John E. Terry Jr., Sammie Terry, Timothy Terry, Cortez Terry, all of Lamar, W.B. Terry, Rev. Alge Terry, Jessie Terry, all of Michigan City, Theodie Terry of Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Rella Preston of Lamar, Thelma Lofties of Moscow, Tenn., Betty Jean Holoman of Chicago; 34 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, Freddie Terry.
Chester B. Washington
Chester B. “Da-Da” Washington, 58, died Nov. 9, 2010, at Loretta Hospital in Chicago, Ill.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Hopewell No. 2 MB Church in Hudsonville. Rev. Danny Kimbrough, pastor. Elder Shelby Washington officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Jennie Washington of Holly Springs; a son, Dwayne A. Conner (Louise Floyd) of Holly Springs; three brothers, Albert Washington of Oakland, Tenn., Grant Isom of Memphis, Tenn., Roy Washington of Red Banks; two sisters, Shirley Grisby of Chicago, Margaret Griffin of Lamar; and two granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Dallas Washington.
Pallbearers were Jermarco Hubbard, Royce Washington, Robert Bell, Eric Laws, Markelian Washington and Travis Washington. Honorary pallbearers were Albert Washington, Grant Isom and Roy Washington.
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