Thursday, March 24, 2011
John William Cochran Sr.
John William Cochran Sr., 69, of Hillside, N.J., formerly of Holly Springs, died March 11, 2011, at East Orange General Hospital in East Orange, N.J. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a retired truck driver.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 19 at Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Center in Holly Springs. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Joe T. Lester officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves seven daughters, Vivian Cochran of Washington, D.C., Michelle Cochran Warner of Sioux Falls, S.D., Jonette Cochran of Saginaw, Mich., Adorea Cochran of Alexandria, La., Jerre Gaylord, Joslyn Dodge, both of Portsmouth, Va., Taheera Cochran of East Orange; four sons, William Earl Cochran, Dean Cochran, both of Chicago, Ill., Marcellino Cochran of Sioux Falls, John William Cochran Jr. of Indianola; nine sisters, Pearly Smith, Ida Mae Brown, Sarah Moore, all of St. Louis, Mo., Hannah Tunstall of Victoria, Lillian Smith of Holly Springs, Willie Etta Wortham of Jackson, Alice Jean Frazier of Memphis, Tenn., Inez Collier of Milwaukee, Wisc., JoAnner Edwards of Olive Branch; three brothers, Elree Cochran Jr. of Holly Springs, David Cochran of Ashland, Philander Cochran of Atlanta, Ga.; 37 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Marjorie Curtis, 88, of Lamar, died March 19, 2011, at her home. She was the widow of Arthur Curtis. She was a member of Harris Chapel United Methodist Church and a retired dietician for Benton County Schools.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 22 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. Bro. William Kemp officiated.
She leaves her son, Tommy Curtis of Lamar; a daughter, Marjorie Steele of Lamar; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Gwendolyn Gail Falkner
Gwendolyn Gail Falkner, 58, of Millington, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died March 17, 2011 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of Millington Ministries COGIC in Millington and a church mother. She was a retired registered nurse at Methodist Hospice in Memphis.
Visitation will be held at J.F. Brittenum Funeral Home, March 25, from 2-7 p.m. and at the church Saturday, March 26, 11-11:55 a.m. Services will be held at 12 noon on March 26 at Smith Grove MB Church in Holly Springs with burial in the church cemetery. Elder Johnnie Temple Jr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Angel Falkner of Millington; her mother, Connie Bowen Falkner of Holly Springs; her father, Fred Falkner of Holly Springs; a sister, Karen Newsom of Memphis; and six brothers, Cedric Falkner, Calvin Falkner, Alvin Falkner, all of Holly Springs, Gerald L. Falkner of Byhalia, Fred Falkner Jr. and Tracy Falkner, both of Memphis.
Elma “Pop” Ingram, 57, died March 10, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He worked at Roy Construction for 15 years.
Services were held at 12 noon on March 19 at Mt. Sinia MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Chris Williams officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Felicia Wright; eight sisters, Gladys Horton (Felton), Alma Standback, Helen Clayton (Luster), Annie Laura Ingram, Janet Ingram, Gloria Ingram, Vellite Fitts, Berdotha Brooks (Johnny); 10 brothers, Samuel Ingram, Jimmy Dale Ingram, Elvis Ingram, Eldridge Ingram, Boyd Ingram, Tony Ingram (Tanegla), Pernell Fitts (Ida), Dewayne Fitts (Shirley), Silous Fitts (Angela), Sylvester Fitts Jr. (Felicia) and; a granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Durham; a brother, Dewayne “Booster” Ingram; and grandmother, Almeter Ingram.
Pallbearers were Larocke Ingram, Nicholas Ingram, Jarvis Spears, Ronnie Ingram, Alvin Matthews, Gabriel Ingram, Kelsey Ingram and Travis Clayton. Honorary pallbearers were Elvis Ingram, Samuel Ingram, Tony Ingram, Jimmy Dale Ingram, Boyd Ingram, Luster Clayton, Bernard Ingram, Lorenzo Matthews and Michael Ingram.
Mary McKenzie Sisk
Mary McKenzie Sisk, 62, of Ashland, and Collierville, Tenn., died March 15, 2011, at her home. She was a Methodist.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 18 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Valley Grove Cemetery. Bro. William Kemp officiated.
She leaves her husband, Richard Lee Sisk of Graysville, Ala.; a son, Franklin McKenzie Denley of Holly Springs; a daughter, Marylee Lloyd Denley of Hoover, Ala.; two brothers, William H. McKenzie, Lee H. McKenzie, both of Michigan City; and a sister, Julie McKenzie of Damascus, Pa.
Pallbearers were Larry Nance, David Culpepper, Michael Culpepper, Mitch Carroll, Kirk Sisk and Lawrence Sisk. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Jeffries and Bob Stinson.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Annie Mae Turner
Annie Mae Turner, 69, of New Albany, died March 16, 2011, at Baptist Hospital, Union County. She was the widow of Clyde Turner and formerly worked in the dietary department with the city school.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 22 at St. Mary United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. W.T. Mayfield, and pastor. Rev. James Dye officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves six siblings, Leroy Harris (Mary Lou) of New Albany, Venson Montgomery (Charlotte), Denise Walker, Glen Coleman (Charlene), Kay Howard, Bobbie Matthews.
Margaret Maria Brown White
Margaret Maria Brown White, 61, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died March 14, 2011, at her home. She was a retired machine operator with Kroger bakery.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 19 at Harris Chapel MB in Benton County, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. G.T. Thompson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two children, Chester Jerome Tunstall, Angela V. White, both of Memphis; her mother, Maggie Patterson Brown of Memphis; two brothers, Robert Pegues Sr., William Brown Jr., both of Memphis; and five grandchildren.
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