March 4, 2010
Henry Thomas Jackson Sr.
Henry Thomas Jackson Sr., 73, of Lamar, died Feb. 19, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was the widower of Gracie Kimbrough Jackson.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Samuel Chapel MB Church in Ashland. Burial was in St. Luke Church of God in Christ Cemetery in Ashland. Elder Bernell Hoyle officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Keisha Jackson of Chicago, Ill.; six sons, Henry Jackson Jr. of Corinth, Dwayne Jackson of Memphis, Tenn., Gregory Jackson, Dwight Elmore, both of Chicago, Nathaniel Nunnally of Holly Springs, Perry Tallie of Grand Junction, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Roysheeta Leatherwood of Chicago; three sisters, Laura Strickland of Lamar, Ruthie Jackson of Chicago, Joyce Hardy of Memphis; two brothers, James E. Jackson of Lamar, Roosevelt Chears of Chicago; 25 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Harold Johnson, 62, of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 26, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was an auto mechanic and a veteran.
There are no services at this time.
He leaves two sons, Mark Johnson of Memphis, Tenn., Michael Johnson of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Leah Colletta of Arlington, Tx., Laurie Johnson of Denison, Tx.; and three grandchildren.
Mattie Evans Kirk
Mattie Evans Kirk, 86, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Feb. 22, 2010 at Mercy-West Hospital in Knoxville. She was the widow of Jack J. Kirk, a retired secretary from the state of Tennessee. She served in the Women’s Army Corp as a sergeant during World War II. She was a 50-year member of Mizpah Chapter 62, Order of Eastern Star in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cornersville Cemetery in Potts Camp.
She leaves two sons, Jerry Kirk, Barry Kirk; a daughter, Deborah Kirk Will; a brother, Frank Evans; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Christopher Don Lykens
Christopher Don Lykens, 36, of Lamar, died Feb. 20, 2010. He was an electrician.
Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 4 at the H.W. Byers Multi-Purpose Building. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Crystal Lewis Lykens; two sons, Aaron Lykens, Chance Lykens, both of Lamar; Alexis Lykens of Lamar; a daughter, Alexis Lykens of Lamar; his mother, Elva Lykens of Byhalia; three brothers, Bryan Lykens of Cayce, Drew Lykens of Byhalia, Chris Lewis of Lamar; and five sisters, Cynthia Brummitt of Lester, Ala., Susan Voss of Bartlett, Tenn., Samantha Guichard of Omaha, Neb., Candace Wooldridge of Olive Branch, Nina Lewis of Bartlett and Laylah Lykens.
Wayne Mahan, 72, of Potts Camp, died Feb. 25, 2010 at North Mississippi Medical Center. For the last 37 years he lived in and around Union County; he was a retired vinyl siding worker.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Glenfield Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial was in Temperance Hill Cemetery in Potts Camp. Rev. Bobby Casteel officiated.
He leaves his wife, Maurine Mahan; two sons, Carol Dewayne Mahan, Arky Dean Mahan, both of Arrow, Ill.; three stepsons, William Hill of Olive Branch, David Hill of Red Banks, Daniel Hill of Chandler, Az.; two stepdaughters, Pamela Davis of Chandler, Az., Sharon George of Potts Camp; a brother, Kent Mahan of Cainville, Ill.; sisters, Ophelia Beckworth of Myrtle, Sue Carrado of Tustin, Calif., Kellen Guess of Mooreville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Leroy, Jack, John, A.D. and Bill Mahan.
Antonio Antwain Neely
Antonio Antwain Neely, 33, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 25, 2010 at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. He was a member of Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on March 6 at Rust College Doxey Auditorium. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery. Minister Alberoderick Neely will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, JoAnn Neely Hunt of Holly Springs; his father, Larry Luellen of Lawrenceburg, Ga.; two children, Aviana Nichole Neely of Winona, LaMiracle Monet’ Whitelow of Holly Springs; two sisters, Catria Jones, Miracle Hunt, both of Holly Springs; two brothers, Minister Alberoderick Neely, Rodrico Neely, both of Holly Springs; his grandmother, Minnie Mae Neely of Holly Springs; and his grandfather, Thelma DeBerry of Red Banks.
Lance Hart Phillips Sr.
Lance Hart Phillips Sr., 54, died Feb. 25, 2010 at Baptist Hospital DeSoto in Southaven. He worked at Futorian for 32 years in the cutting department. He also owned and operated his own business, Phillips Insulation, since 1978.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 28 at Glenfield Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial was in Glenfield Memorial Park. Rev. Wayne Cobb officiated.
He leaves his wife of 37 years, Betty; three children, Holly Wilhite, Ashley Harrelson, Lance H. Phillips II; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Sammy Taylor, Randy Taylor, Mark Printup, Danny Rowland, Chris McDonald and Pat Norman.
Lazette Kidd Rounsaville
Lazette Kidd Rounsaville, 92, of Canton, formerly of Ashland, died Feb. 24, 2010 at her home. She was the widow of Robert Benjamin Rounsaville Jr. She attended Ashland schools, graduated from Blue Mountain College and attended graduate school at the University of Mississippi. She taught first grade for 36 years. She was recognized as an outstanding teacher by her selection as a member of the editorial board of “The Weekly Reader.” She had been a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Ashland Baptist Church. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Rev. Chuck Smith officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her daughter, Zenora Joiner of Canton.
She was preceded in death by five older siblings, Mary Elizabeth (Mamie) Kidd Crawford, Titus Kidd Shelton, Tim Kidd, Louella Kidd Walker, Zenora Kidd Caviness; and her infant son, Albert Benjamin Rounsaville.
Willa Evelyn Shaw
Willa Evelyn (Ma Shaw) Shaw, 86, of Olive Branch, died Feb. 28, 2010. The widow of James Clarence Shaw, she was retired from Oakville Memorial Hospital and a member of Cedar View Baptist Church in Olive Branch.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 3 at Forest Hill South Funeral Home. Burial was in the Forest Hill South Cemetery.
She leaves her children, Bill Shaw of Holly Springs, Joyce Phillips of Byhalia, Bud Shaw of Olive Branch, Barbara Rhea of Holly Springs, Nancy Bryan of Germantown, Tenn., Margie Haynes of Nesbit and Pam Shaw of Olive Branch; two sisters, Catherine Shaw of Ashland, Mary Pierce of Cordova, Tenn.; and a brother, James McLeroy of Hickory Flat. She also leaves 24 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Shaw, and twin children, Frankie Lee and Gail Marie.
Olish Tunstall Sr.
Olish Tunstall (King) Tunstall Sr., 69, of Adelanto, Calif., formerly of Byhalia, died Feb. 16, 2010 at Desert Knolls Convalescent Hospital in Victorville, Calif. He was a truck driver for 36 years.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 27 at Union Valley MB Church in Byhalia. Burial was in Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Byhalia. Rev. Joe L. Richmond officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves seven children, Joyce Tunstall of St. Louis, Mo., Olisha Arnez Tunstall of Corona, Calif., Olish Tunstall Jr., Olisha Denise Tunstall, Lavonne Tunstall, Lawrence Tunstall, Rachel Tunstall; and longtime friend, Minnie Gant; three sisters, Mary Alice Davis of Byhalia, Annie Marie Tunstall of Memphis, Tenn., Arcenia Fairley of Hattiesburg, Tenn.
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