February 4, 2010
David Eugene Bowien
David Eugene Bowien, 77, of Potts Camp, died Jan. 29, 2010. He retired from All South Subcontractors of Birmingham, Ala., as supervisor.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 2 at Temperance Hill Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Ken Cooper officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 35 years, Ruth Sims Bowien; two sons, Terry Bowien of Birmingham, Ala., John David Bowien of Choctaw, Okla.; two daughters, Kathy Burchette of Sanford, N.C., Debbie Ragsdale of Graysville, Ala.; stepchildren, Teresa Byrd, Gary Cotton, both of Potts Camp, Brenda Lyons of Gulfport; his brother, James Bowien of Nacoma Park, Okla.; two sisters, Retha Dugger of McCloud, Okla., Sharon Babb of Livingston, Tx.; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Monroe Bowien; and his sister, Dolores King.
Lester Childress, 74, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 24, 2010 at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was a retired machine operator with Neil Bain Construction Company.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 30 at Adolphus Chapel CME Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Willie Hoey officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a son, Jake Childress of Holly Springs; four sisters, Melinda Hughes, Leathy Taylor, Lucille Harris, Beatrice Robinson, all of Holly Springs; three brothers, Willie B. Childress of Memphis, Tenn., Louis Childress of Aurora, Ill., George Childress of Waynesville, Mo.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Roderick Burgess, Price Burgess Sr., Larry Nunnally, Michael Taylor, Ossie Taylor and James Lawson. Honorary pallbearers were Willie B. Childress, Louis Childress, George Childress, Nathan Hughes, Lee Edward Kinard and Jessie Harris.
Earl Carpenter Jr.
Earl Carpenter Jr., 82, died Jan. 30, 2010.
Services were held Feb. 3 at Nettleton Baptist Church. Dr. Stan Ballard officiated. Burial was in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery. Greggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Edythe M. Carpenter; his son, Daniel L. and Linda Carpenter of Holly Springs; his daughter, Donna and Ron Allely of Chatham, Ontario; a sister, Sara Christian; brothers Roy and John Paul Carpenter of Holly Springs, Ronnie Carpenter of Millington, Tenn.; granddaughter Penny and Bob Lomenick of Potts Camp; two great-grandchildren, Erin and Eli Lomenick
He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Hugh (Jim) Carpenter of Holly Springs.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Crisp, Teddy Todd, Roy Carpenter, Ronnie Carpenter, Kenneth Carpenter and Brad Carpenter.
Clyde Earl Gandy
Clyde Earl Gandy, 85, of Olive Branch, died Jan. 31, 2010. He was a Baptist, a laborer with Mohasco Furniture Co. and a veteran.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 3 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Chewalla Cemetery in Potts Camp.
He leaves four daughters, Louise L. Fisher of Memphis, Tenn.; Regena Reihl, Gale McDonald, Pam McCullough, all of Olive Branch; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Glenn Henry Roberts
Glenn Henry Roberts, 57, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 31, 2010 at Trinity Mission. He was a painter.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Heritage Apostolic Church, where he was a member. Bro. Tony Roberts will officiate. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sons, Jason Wright, Allen Wright, both of Memphis, Tenn.; his daughter, Carrie Wright of Texas; three brothers, Timothy Roberts of Red Banks, Ronnie Roberts of Memphis, Tenn., Eugene Roberts of Hardy, Ark.; three sisters, Nancy Webster of Red Banks, Susan Kelly of Memphis, Tenn., Tammy Alred of Springfield, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Johnny Lee Stewart
Johnny Lee Stewart, 64, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 29, 2010 at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a church steward, a member of the finance committee and men’s breakfast club. He was a retired parts assembler with Marshall Industries.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 2 at Calvin Chapel United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Edward Moses officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two children, Felichia James, Keith Stinson, both of Holly Springs; six sisters, Magnolia Harris of Holly Springs, Ernestine Lewis, Katie Burns, Cornelius Green, Darlene Perkins, Taucha Stewart, all of Memphis, Tenn.; five brothers, Joe Dunlap of Festus, Mo., Charles Stewart of Des Moines, Iowa, Lorenzo Stewart, Tracy Stewart, both of Memphis, Tenn., Tony Stewart of Radcliff, Ky.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Lester Mull, James Stinson, Lee Stinson, Carl Pegues, Turl Davis and Greg Hubbard. Honorary pallbearers were Dereak James, Joe Earl Robertson, Eddie Brown, Jessie Harris, Joe Dunlap and Austin Jenkins.
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