Thursday, May 5, 2011
Corrine Conway, 59, of Millington, Tenn., died April 20, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Flora Brooks, in Columbia, SC. She was the widow of Floyd Malone. She was a member of the Original Temple of God Church in Aurora, Ill. She was employed for 26 years at SealMaster Bearings until her retirement. She started C.C. Designs drapery business.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on April 30 at Sanctify Holiness Outreach Ministries in Millington, where she was a member. Burial was in Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery in Millington. Jefferson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband of 34 years, Clifton Conway; her mother, Ethel Jeffries of Aurora; her father, Roosevelt Jeffries of Holly Springs; two daughters, Flora (Donald) Brooks of Columbia, SC, Barbara (Sherman) Darden of Oswego, Ill.; three sons, Robert (Christina) Malone of Aurora, Tavarus (Vicki) Conway of Montgomery, Ill.; son by marriage, Philarious (Melissa) Conway of De Pue, Ill.; six sisters, Ethel (Jessie) Brown, Essie, Thelma, Carol Jeffries, all of Aurora, Roberta (Gene) Harden of Statham, Ga., Juanita (Dan) Jackson of Lawrenceville, Ga., Ellis (Rose) Pryor of Swainsboro, Ga.; seven brothers, Wendell, Ernest (Kastel), Robert Seal Jeffries, all of Aurora, Len (Diane) Jeffries of Jackson, Tenn., Albert (Beverly) Jeffries of Ridgeland, Harold (Margaret) Jeffries of Louisville, Ky., Lenora Smith of Holly Springs; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter by marriage, Rolonda Conway; twin sister, Lerrine Jeffries; brother, Jimmy Jeffries; and sister-in-law, Kathleen Conway Byrd.
Rev. Artwell Craft Sr.
Rev. Artwell Craft Sr., 66, of Holly Springs, died April 27, 2011, at Duck Pond Road in Holly Springs. He was a member of Mt. Moriah MB Church in Holly Springs, a member of Chulahoma Masonic Lodge, a minister, and a driver with Homes Tours and Transportation.
Services were held at 3:30 p.m. on May 1 at Mt. Moriah MB Church, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. R.J. Wilson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Bessie Jones Craft; four daughters, Estella Dean, Charita Burgess, both of Holly Springs, Sharon Marion of Slayden, Versheta Cistruck of Olive Branch; five sons, Edward Craft, Artwell Craft Jr., Robert Craft, Artwin Craft, all of Holly Springs, Patrick Jones of Milwaukee, Wisc.; his mother, Angy Craft Isom of Memphis; four sisters, Nailah Oyeleye, Jency Strickland, Gearldine Key, Diane Isom, all of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Jerry Isom, Melvin Isom, both of Memphis; Sammy Isom of Detroit, Mich.; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by siblings Bobby Lynn Isom and Herbert Isom Jr.
Gaye Ann Crawford
Gaye Ann Crawford, 46, died April 26, 2011, at her home in Byhalia. She was retired after 22 years with Walmart as a department manager.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on April 30 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, in Memphis, Tenn.
She leaves her son, Daniel Hefner; her mother, Shirley Wilson Tucker; brother, Kipp Bobbitt (Debra) of Olive Branch; and sister, Angie St. John (Rex) of Byhalia.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Dee Scott.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Marshall County Humane Society or A&E Premium Hospice.
Charles E. Foster
Charles E. Foster, 59, of Byhalia, died April 29, 2011. He was a truck driver employed by Greatwide Logistics and also worked for 19 years with Overnite Transportation. He was a firefighter for Barton and surrounding Marshall County and died in the line of duty.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 4 at Brookside Baptist Church in the Barton community. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Shirley Foster; two sons, Christopher Sisk of Barton, Steve McKnatt of Byhalia; three daughters, April Vogt of Red Banks, Stacy Culver of Barton, Ashley Foster Parsons of Toone, Tenn.; his mother, Faustine Joy Fraizer of Southaven; his sister, Mary F. Phebus of Memphis, Tenn.; four brothers, Guy Foster of Dyersburg, Tenn., David Foster, Lynn Foster, both of Southaven, Ronnie Foster of Olive Branch; and 12 grandchildren.
Melvin Louis Greer
Melvin Louis “Hard Rock” Greer, 39, of Holly Springs, died April 25, 2011, in Holly Springs. He was a member of Powell Chapel MB Church in Holly Springs, and sang in the church choir as a child. He was a carpenter with Ambrose Construction Company.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on April 30 at New Dimension Salt and Light Ministries in Holly Springs. Burial was in Powell Chapel MB Church Cemetery. Rev. Eddie Walker officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Nikita LaChele Greer of Memphis, Tenn.; four daughters, LaShunda Miller of Holly Springs, Nakera Douglass, Melanie Pritchard, both of Memphis, Meshone Neely of Oxford; three sons, Kendrick Duncan, Melvin Boyd, both of Holly Springs, Nicholas McGlowan of Memphis; his mother, Loraise Rooks Greer of Holly Springs; his father, Richard Louis Greer of Memphis; three sisters, Regina Greer, Charkitta Greer, Sabrina Greer, all of Memphis; two sons, Eric Rooks of Holly Springs, Antonio Mitchell of Olive Branch; his grandmother, Ruthie Brooks and two grandchildren.
Lester Byron Howell
Lester Byron “Doogie” Howell, 67, of Potts Camp, died April 15, 2011, at his home.
Private services were held for immediate family. Farron Ash officiated the service.
He leaves his wife, Helen Cannon Howell; two sons, Larry Dewayne Howell, Roy Eugene Howell of Potts Camp; a daughter, Judy Lynn Luke of Ashland; four sisters, Maurine Hill, Karen Hudspeth of Potts Camp, Lurlene (Earl) Lucius of Olive Branch, Elaine (Ed) Hardison of Senatobia; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Walter Earnest “Ernie” Howell.
Gloria Elizabeth Kolesar
Gloria Elizabeth Kolesar, 59, of Slayden, died April 22, 2011, at her home. She was an Episcopalian and a travel agent.
Visitation with family was held at 9:30 until service time. Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. on April 30 at Holly Springs Funeral Home.
She leaves her son, Robert Winfrey of Somerville, Tenn.; a daughter, Rose Kolesar of Lamar; two brothers, Jordan Cummings, David Cummings, both of Memphis, Tenn.; and a sister, Millie Knox of Washington State
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Melvin Elaine Williams Rutledge
Melvin Elaine Williams Rutledge, 79, of Barton, died April 28, 2011, at her home. She was a retired waitress.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 29 at Barton First Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. John McMullen officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Jerry Rutledge of Barton; four children and two stepchildren.
Luther “Dube” Samples, 83, of Ashland, died April 26, 2011, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He was a farmer.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 28 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Bro. Steve Cohea officiated.
He leaves his wife, Fay Hobson Samples; a son, Randy Allen (Sonya) Samples of Ashland; a daughter, Cathy Carter (John) of Ashland; two brothers, Clyde Samples of Nashville, Tenn., Waymon “Buster” Samples of Ashland; two sisters, Melvie Grace Elliott of Ashland, Mary Dickerson of Memphis, Tenn.; and a grandchild.
Pallbearers were Donnie Holbrook, Wayne Wilson, Jimmy Fortner, Shawn Hudspeth, Pete Samples and Josh Mensi.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
J.W. Sain, 75, resident of Holly Springs, died April 25, 2011, at his home. He served in the Air Force Reserves as a young man. He was employed as a printer for Checks, Inc. in Memphis, Tenn., for many years before his retirement 12 years ago. He was a member of the Church of Christ and served as a song leader in his church for many years.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 28 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland, Tenn. Burial was in the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery at Oakland. His brother, Richard Sain, Church of Christ minister at Whitwell, Tenn., officiated.
He leaves his wife of 50 years, Betty Myers Sain; his daughter, Vonda Gail Henderson of Clarksville, Ga.; his son, Barry Wade Sain (Myna) of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Valeria Sprout of Parkersburg, W.V., Patricia King (Robert) of Memphis; four brothers, Earl Sain (Glynn) of Memphis, Eugene Sain of Memphis, James Sain (Ruth) of Memphis, Richard Sain (Susan) of Whitwell; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ryan Henderson, Robert King, David Sain and Tim Sain.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.
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