February 25, 2010
Mamie Allen Byrd
Mamie Allen Byrd, 92, of Lamar, died Feb. 18, 2010 in Ripley. She was the widow of James Leonard Byrd, a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a factory worker.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Clear Creek Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Robert Buse officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three sons, Allen Byrd, Lowrance Byrd, both of Lamar, Larry Byrd of Ripley; two daughters, Connie Skelton of Ashland, Sarah Hicks of Lamar; a sister, Ida Bell Ford of Collierville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Lewis Byrd; and grandchildren Ricky Skelton, Bennie Hicks Jr., Christopher Hicks.
William Thomas Gresham
William Thomas Gresham, 90, of Ashland, died Feb. 18, 2010 at his home. He was the widower of Twyla A. Gresham, a deacon, Sunday school teacher and a World War II veteran.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 20 at Ashland Baptist Church, where he was a lifelong member. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Bro. Randy Crews and Bro. Randy Smith officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a son, Larry Gresham of Ashland; two daughters, Diane Taylor, Sondra Wilburn, both of Ashland; three brothers, Melvin Gresham of Ashland, S.B. Gresham of Holly Springs, Edward Gresham of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Rosa Pierce, Dorothy Bishop, both of Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Ashland Baptist Church in Ashland.
Michael Nicholas Hilton
Michael Nicholas Hilton, 12, of Byhalia, died Feb. 15, 2010. He was a student.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel.
He leaves his father, Michael Hilton of Myrtle; his mother, Misty Lemly of Byhalia; three sisters, Angelina Marie Hilton, Kaleigh Anna Carrington, both of Byhalia, Alexandria Lynn Hilton of Myrtle; grandparents, Jacqueline Lemly of Potts Camp, Hazel Hilton of Hickory Flat; and great-grandparent, Willie Swinford of Potts Camp.
Oscar Isom, 49, of Mt. Pleasant, died Feb. 17, 2010 at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 27 at Kimbrough Chapel MB Church in Lamar. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Larry Isom officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his siblings Larry Isom of Cleveland, Ohio, Vonda Jackson, Donna Bradon, both of Memphis, Tenn., Flordia Mays of Holly Springs, Delorise Dowdy, Martha Pipkins, both of Collierville, Tenn.
Willie T. Jamison
Willie T. Jamison, 71, of Byhalia, died Feb. 7, 2010. He was a member of St. Matthew MB Church, where he served as chairman of the deacon board for 30 years. He retired as produce manager at the Piggly Wiggly Store in Byhalia. He also served on the board of directors of Byhalia Family Health Center-Northeast MS Healthcare, Inc. for 12 years.
Services were held at 12 noon on Feb. 13 at St. Matthew MB Church in Byhalia. Pastor Kenneth Artison Sr. officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Gillespie Funeral Home of Olive Branch was in charge of the arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 49 years, Annie Mae Jamison; a son, Willie Christopher Jamison of Byhalia; two daughters, Katrina Moore of Red Banks, Americus Jamison of Byhalia; six brothers, Alfred Jamison, Ester T. Jamison, Joe Turnage, all of Memphis, Tenn., Robert Jamison, Sammie Jamison, both of Byhalia, Ester T. Tunstall of Olive Branch; four sisters, Alberta Walls of East St. Louis, Ill., Beatrice Cole, Amy Jamison, Segretta Wilson, all of Byhalia; and four grandchildren, Leon Jr., Ebony Moore, Carissa and Christopher Jamison.
Manasseh Nunnally Jr.
Manasseh Nunnally Jr., 51, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 20, 2010, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He was a member of Beverly Chapel CME Church, Sunday school superintendent and teacher and a member of the trustee board.
Visitation will be Feb. 26, at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home from 2-6 p.m. and will continue Feb. 27 from 10 -10:55 a.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 27 at Beverly Chapel Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Kenneth E. Rogers will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Evelyn Horton Nunnally of Holly Springs; a sister, Eva Grace Nunnally of Huber Heights, Ohio; and a brother, Cornell Brooks of Memphis, Tenn.
Pallbearers were Charles Hoey, Joe Cecil Hoey, Jansen Pegues, Benel Pegues, Clinton Nunnally, Willie Ervin Horton, Ollie Shelton. Honorary pallbearers were Cornell N. Brooks, Mark Nunnally Jr., Robert J. Nunnally, Bennie Nunnally, Gene Jeffries, Johnny Nunnally.
Robert A. Rhea
Robert A. Rhea, 63, of Cornersville, died Feb. 17, 2010 at Tupelo Medical Center. He was a member of Cornersville Baptist Church and a factory worker.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cornersville Cemetery.
He leaves three sons, Steve Allen Rhea of Cornersville, Rodney Shane Rhea, Bradley Lane Rhea, both of New Albany; a sister, Jackie Hutcheson of Saltillo; and three grandchildren.
Houston (Tex) Parker, 70, died Feb. 5, 2010 at Methodist Central Hospital. He joined Beverly Chapel Church in Holly Springs at an early age. He moved to Memphis, Tenn., where he was employed by the City of Memphis until his health declined. He was a Mason.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 13 at Alice Avenue Church of Christ. Rev. Hugh Manus Jr. officiated. Burial was in Shelby County Cemetery. Christian Funeral Directors of Memphis, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves Catherine Parker of Memphis, Tenn.; his children, Sammie Parker of Holly Springs, Gloria J. Fullylove of San Antonio, Tx., Earline Powers, Cortez Jackson, both of Memphis, Tenn.; four sisters, Vera P. Mallory of Memphis, Tenn., Pearlie M. Crum of Holly Springs, Josephine Graham of Myrtle, Sarah J. Whitlock of New Albany; a brother, Velton (Jet) Johnson; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Mollie Mae Parker, Earlie and Jerdine Johnson and Asalee (Babe) Glover.
Pallbearers were nephews Walter L. Crum, Marvell D. Mallory, Terry Sims, Jerry O. Graham, Gary Wooten, Jasper Whitlock Jr., Tony Bowen and Joe L. Dukes.
Beulah Cox Streeter
Buelah Cox Streeter, 86, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 17, 2010 at Methodist Hospital-South in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of John Streeter. She was the oldest member of Beverly Chapel CME Church, stewardess, member of Order of Eastern Star, member of Federated Club and retired nurse’s assistant in VA Hospital in Hines, Ill.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25 at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Beverly Chapel CME Church Cemetery. Rev. Willie Hoey will officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
She leaves five children, Sonja Wilkins, Regina Walker, Frenetta Hurd, all of Holly Springs, Carolyn Turner of Chicago, Ill., Robert Harden Jr. of Lombard, Ill.; two sisters, Ruth Smith of Cordova, Tenn., Helen Hilar of Holly Springs; a brother, James Cox Jr. of Canton; 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Fields Jr.; and a brother, Curtis Cox.
Pallbearers were Bruce Streeter, Bobby Spratt, Michael Hurd, Ronnel Barelay, Richard Currie and Sammie Currie. Honorary pallbearers were James Cox Jr., Robert Harden, Creed Walker, Gregory Wilson, Kenneth Turner and Larry Wilkins.
Liddell Thomas Sr.
Liddell Thomas Sr., 62, of Des Moines, Iowa, died Dec. 6, 2009. He was born May 7, 1947 in Byhalia.
Services were held on Dec. 12, 2009 at Morning Star BC in Des Moines. Burial was in Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Hamilton’s Funeral Home, West Des Moines, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Laura; a daughter, Lori; a son, Liddell Jr.; sisters, Rosie, Priscilla, Sharon, Lola, Peggy, Norma Jean, Elizabeth; brothers, Louis, Dennis, Marshall and Russell; and three grandchildren.
Charles Winfred Tiner
Charles Winfred Tiner, 76, died Feb. 16, 2010. He was ordained as a deacon Oct. 2, 1966 at Westhaven Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Red Banks Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and was a member of the board of trustees. He had served as Sunday school director and Sunday school teacher. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Germany. He was a retired tool and die maker. He was a member of Oakville Lodge F & AM, a 32nd Scottish Rite Mason and member of the Al Chymia Shriners.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 19 at the Red Banks Baptist Church. Bro. Jonathan Childress and Bro. Andy Skelton officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Cecelia McMinn Tiner; a son, Charles Wade Tiner of Collierville, Tenn.; three sisters, Frances Shaw of Crowder, Tommie White of Senatobia, Shirley Foster of Picayune; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roland Tiner, Clifford Tiner and Jimmie Tiner.
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