November 25, 2010
Sarah Louise Ayers
Sarah Louise Ayers, 48, of Lamar, died Nov. 11, 2010, at her mother’s home in Lamar. She was a certified nursing assisant for Trinity Nursing Home in Holly Springs and other facilities for more than 20 years. She was a member of Hebron MB Church in Lamar.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 20 at Serenity Funeral Home in Holly Springs. Burial was in Palestine Church Cemetery in Ashland. Bro. Brian Ayers officiated.
She leaves her mother, Dorothy Ayers of Lamar; a son, Corderro Ayers of Faulkner; two sisters, Georgia Jackson, Shirley Ayers, both of Lamar; four brothers, William Ayers Jr. of Holly Springs, Larry Ayers of Lamar, Beasley Ayers, Brian Ayers, both of Memphis, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Nathaniel Allen, Corderro Ayers, Dewayne Jones, John Lewis, DeAngelo William, Marcus Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Beasley Ayers, Brian Ayers, Larry Ayers, William Ayers Jr. and Odrenell Knox.
Johnnie Mae Thomas Bellinger, 77, of Fairfax, Va., formerly of Marshall County, died Nov. 12, 2010, at her home. She was a graduate of Byhalia High School.
Services were held at 5 p.m. on Nov. 20. Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sons, Frank and David of Fairfax; a daughter, Mary Jensen of Fairfax; a sister, E. Joy Barksdale; a brother, Wendell Thomas of Red Banks; and a half-sister, Judy Ray Howell of Holly Spring
Robert Briggs, 64, of Millington, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Nov. 15, 2010, at his fiancee’s home in Millington. He was a member of Norris MB Church in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Concord MB Church in Slayden. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Willie Nelson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three daughters, Cassandra Briggs of Memphis, Jeanetta Briggs, Danyale Briggs, both of Millington; three sons, Reginald Briggs of Pensacola, Fla., Robert Briggs, Keno Briggs, both of Memphis; two sisters, Ida Margaret Patterson of Ashland, Mollie Johnson of Flint, Mich.; six grandchildren; and his fianceé Mary Lane of Millington.
Annie Bell Reynolds Campbell
Annie Bell Reynolds Campbell, 80, of Lamar, died Nov. 17, 2010, at her home. She was a church missionary and on the Mother Board.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 24 at Kimbrough Chapel MB Church in Lamar, where she 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.
She leaves her husband, Claude Campbell of Lamar; nine daughters, Phenora Laney, Linda Campbell, Carolyn Campbell, Janice Williams, all of Lamar, Hattie Watson, Katie Campbell, Annie Jean Turnage, all of Holly Springs, Janie Campbell of Byhalia, Alice Campbell of Hickory Flat; three sons, Clyde Campbell, Earnest Campbell, both of Lamar, John Campbell of Tacoma, Wash.; a sister, Mae Louis Dowdy of Holly Springs; 39 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Lee Campbell and Lawrence Campbell.
Margaret Nadine Davis
Margaret Nadine Davis, 90, of Corinth, died Nov. 17, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Hospital in Corinth. She was the widow of Cayce Davis and a Baptist.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 20 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rice Chapel Cemetery in Lamar. Bro. Steve Breedlove officiated.
She leaves four sons, Billy Breedlove of Lamar, Lloyd Breedlove of Benbrook, Tx., Steve Breedlove of Lamoille, Ill., Danny Breedlove of Falkner; two daughters, Ann Taylor, Barbara Wilson, both of Lamar; 28 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Nellie Gray Culver Feathers
Nellie Gray Culver Feathers, 65, of Lamar, died Nov. 15, 2010. She was the widow of Brodie Feathers.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Lamar. Bro. Frank Feathers and Bro. James Polk officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Bruce Feathers of Walnut; two daughters, Tammy Breedlove, Lannie Yeager, both of Lamar; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Randy Galigher, Brian Mason, Zac Yeager, Justin Brooks, Chris Brooks, Duane Adcox, T.J. Barber, Kelton Feathers and Chris Yeager.
She was preceeded in death by a son, Gordon William Feathers and a granddaughter, Kayla Renee Breedlove.
Marvin Daniel Hailey
Marvin Daniel Hailey, 76, of Lamar, died Nov. 17, 2010, at his home. He was a member of United Methodist Rice Chapel and a slicer with John Morrell Co.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rice Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Jim Cox officiated.
He leaves three sons, Johnny Hailey of Williston, Tenn., Harmon Hailey of Slayden, Glen Hailey of Collierville; two daughters, Bonnie Haisson of Whitlock, Ky., Carol Hailey of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Randy Hailey of Southaven, Alfred Hailey, Bill Hailey, both of Mt. Pleasant; four sisters, Dot Harden of Mt. Pleasant, Frances Sweden of Snow Lake, Edna Seals of Victoria, Martha Paradise of Somerville, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Johnny Hailey, Jarred Hailey, Joey Weaver, Wayne Riles, Johnathan Hailey, Jarrod Hailey, Craig Harson and Jeremy Hailey. Honorary pallbearers were Bryon Gammons and Jerome Kennedy.
He was preceded in death by a son, Chuck Hailey.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Ricky Wayne Harris
Ricky Wayne Harris, 55, of Potts Camp, died Nov. 3, 2010, in Holly Springs. He was Pentecostal.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery.
He leaves his mother and stepfather, Geraldine Harris Pegram and Charles Pegram of Holly Springs; five daughters, Resha Howard of Olive Branch, Summer Harris of Potts Camp, Christina Harris, Crystal Harris, both of Walls, Amber Jones of Collierville, Tenn.; a sister, Trish Gamblin of Corinth; and eight grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Roy Lee Reynolds
Roy Lee Reynolds, 48, of Waupun Wisc., formerly of Waterford, died Nov. 17, 2010 in Waupun.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 22, at Mt. Comfort CME Church in Waterford. Burial was in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Shanika Reynolds of Indianapolis, Ind.; his mother, Dorothy Lay Reynolds of Waterford; three sisters, Vernell Tunstall of Waterford, Linda James of Aurora, Ill., Ruby Henley of Holly Springs; a brother, Martel Pryor of Aurora; and four grandchildren.
Catherine Jefferson Sea
Catherine Jefferson Sea, 83, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 12, 2010 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Cornelious Sea and retired from food service at the University of Minnesota.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks, where she was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sisters, Hester Craine of Holly Springs, Linda Ann Jefferson of Chicago, Ill.; and two brothers, Eddie Lee Jefferson of Memphis, Tenn. and Louis Jefferson of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Beatrice Jefferson and siblings Ellis Jefferson, Ruth Rucker, Earnest Jefferson, Curtis Jefferson and Harold Jefferson.
Tillman Snipe Shelton Sr.
Tillman Snipe Shelton Sr., 84, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 17 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. He was a church deacon and church usher and a retired laborer for the Mississippi Forestry Service.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 27 at Hopewell No. 2 MB Church in Hudsonville, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Danny Kimbrough officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Ruthie Hughes Shelton; six daughters, Lola Beard, Marjorie Sise, Shelia Shelton, all of Holly Springs, Eva Jackson of Ashland, Lurlean Shelton of Spring, Tx., Willie Ann Shelton of Houston, Tx.; three sons, Tillman Shelton Jr. of Aurora, Ill., Isaac Shelton of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ollie Shelton of Holly Springs; 21 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, William Carnail Shelton.
Marlean Holloway Smith
Marlean Holloway Smith, 67, of Byhalia, died Nov. 14, 2010 at her home. She was a member or Rising Star MB Church in Holly Springs and the widow of John L. Smith. She was a retired custodian at North Central EPA in Byhalia.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 20 at Chulahoma MB Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Robert Bell officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two children, Oralean Sholar, Johnnie Ree Smith, both of Byhalia; two sisters, Ida B. Porter, Jewel Adkins, both of Holly Springs; two brothers, Cecil Adkins of Hickory Flat, Willie Mays of Chicago, Ill.; two grandchildren and her significant other, R.L. Burnside Jr.
Pallbearers were Corey Thoms, Dewayne Sholar, Terry Porter, John Lacy, Kevin Jackson, R.L. Burnside, and Jerald Faulkner.
Annie B. Walls Wells
Annie B. Walls Wells, 95, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Nov. 15, 2010 at St. Peter Villa Nursing Home in Memphis. She was a member of Gray’s Chapel CME Church in Hudsonville and a Mississippi 4-H Club leader. She was a retired cook at Taylor’s Cafe and the widow of Austin Wells.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 19 at Gray’s Chapel, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. George Wells officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves five children, Henrine Smith, Mary A. Davis, both of Memphis, Tenn., Thelma Wells of Birmingham, Ala., William Wells of Norfolk, Va., Rev. George “Uddie” Wells of Huntsville, Ala.; 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by siblings Ophelia, Josephine, Virgin Mary, Woodrow, Johnnie, D.S. and Edgar Walls.
Pallbearers were Lenwood Isable, Jevon Walls, Charles Walls, Sidney Brown Jr., Cedric Isable, Eugene Nelson, Cameron Mosley, Stephen Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Shun Wells, Joseph Mosley, William Smith, Carvail Wells, Joseph Briggs, Joe Davis Jr., Anthony Wells and Marcus Wells.
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