February 11, 2010
Dempsey Alexander Jr.
Dempsey Alexander Jr., 95, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 1, 2010 at his home. He was a member of Free Branch MB Church and a World War II Army veteran. He was a retired laborer at Deluxe Construction Co. in Chicago, Ill.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in Cottrell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three daughters, Gracie Vinson of Memphis, Tenn., Lena Mae Vinson of Holly Springs, Minnie B. Alexander of Chula Vista, Ca.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were James Riddle, Martin Vinson, James Vinson, Kenneth Vinson, Hubert Riddle, Anthony Hoyle. Honorary pallbearers were Joseph Vinson, Patrick Vinson, Marvin Vinson and Juantonio Tatum.
Pennie Mae Winfrey DeBerry
Pennie Mae Winfrey DeBerry, 58, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 4, 2010 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. A retired teacher for the Holly Springs School District, she was a member of Hopewell No. 1 MB Church, where she served as youth director, Sunday school teacher and vice president of the Missionary Society. She was a member of Heroines of Jericho Court #38 and the MAE and NEA.
Visitation will be held at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home on Feb. 12, from 2-8 p.m. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Visitation will continue at Rust College Doxey Auditorium on Feb. 13, from 1-1:55 p.m. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 13, at Rust College Doxey Auditorium with Rev. Leroy James officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Melvin DeBerry; a son, Jarvis Quincy DeBerry and his wife Kelly Harris DeBerry of New Orleans, La.; a daughter, Krystal Jarita DeBerry of Holly Springs; three sisters, Malena Winfrey Dow of Jackson, Minnie Hoskins of St. Louis, Mo., Doris Richardson of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Ishmael Winfrey of Chicago, James Hamer of St. Charles, Mo., and Lewis Hamer of Flint, Mich.
Levora Pegues Jeffries
Levora Pegues Jeffries, 85, of Greensboro, Nouth Carolina, formerly of Holly Springs and Aurora, Ill., died Feb. 4 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. The widow of Marion Jeffries, she was a lifelong Christian and a member of Calvin Chapel United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be held Feb. 11 from 3-8 p.m. at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home; the family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Visitation will continue Feb. 12 from 11-11:55 a.m. at Anderson Chapel CME Church. Services will be held 12 noon on Feb. 12, at Anderson Chapel Church. Rev. Denise Anders Modest, host pastor; Rev. Ed Moses, officiating and Rev. F.H. Brown of Columbus will be the eulogist. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves six sons, Robert Jeffries of Lansing, Mich., Joe Jeffries, Oscar Jeffries, both of Aurora, Waymon Jeffries of Montgomery, Ill., Edward Jeffries, Randall Jeffries, both of Yorkville, Ill.; five daughters, Vernolia Oliver, Margaret Glover, both of Aurora, Lorain Martin of Lansing, Luella Harris of Carol Stream, Ill., Cynthia Jeffries of Greensboro; a sister, Fannie Mae Barksdale of Holly Springs; a brother, Autry Pegues of Detroit, Mich.; 35 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Clelloyd Jeffries, a daughter-in-law, Virginia Jeffries, and a grandson, Montrell Fluellen.
Genola Delbridge Sanders
Genola Delbridge Sanders, 90, of Hickory Flat, died Feb. 3, 2010, at her home. The widow of Woodrow Sanders, she was a member of Free Branch MB Church in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Royston Chapel CME Church in Benton County. Burial was in Free Branch Cemetery in Holly Springs. Rev. Lee Gill officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Allene Cowan of Ripley, Reola Thomas of Grand Rapids, Mich., Birdie Rutherford, Jewel Garner, both of Hickory Flat; two sons, Robert Sanders, James Sanders, both of Grand Rapids; seven sisters, Roberta Mullins of Potts Camp, Carrie Williams of Memphis, Tenn., Birdie Johnson, Maggie Delbridge, Josephine Delbridge, all of Abbeville, Sandy Fay Lee of Clarksdale, Novella Marion of Waterford; five brothers, Eligah Delbridge of Waterford, Ollie Delbridge, B.J. Delbridge, Eugene Goolsby, all of Grand Rapids, Stanley Delbridge of Jackson, Tenn.; 26 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, John Sanders and Jimmy Sanders.
Pallbearers were Ronald Garner, Ricky Garner, Randy Garner, Jeffrey Evans, Tracy Nickson, Robert Thomas Jr., Reginald Garner, Chris Nickson. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Sanders, James Sanders, Jessie Garner, Charles Cowan, Cedric Cowan, Gallardo Cowan and Robert Thomas.
Nylene Laverne Taylor
Nylene Laverne Tayor, 79, of Potts Camp, died Feb. 5, 2010 at the Medical Center in Tupelo. She was the widow of Fred Taylor and a member of Temperance Hill Baptist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Temperance Hill Cemetery. Bro. Ken Cooper and Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Mark Taylor of Ripley; two daughters, Gail McCraw, Diane Clayton, both of Potts Camp; two brothers, Lester Brisco of Southaven, Roger Brisco of Holly Springs; two sisters, Lenora Clifton of Walls, Jeanette Lancaster of Jackson, Tenn.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Allen Taylor.
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