Charles Anderson Ewing
Charles Anderson Ewing, 56, of Tunica, died May 15, 2011, in Hot Springs, Ark. He was a planter, and entrepreneur and a lifelong resident of the Tunica area.
Services were held on May 20 at the Tunica United Methodist Church. Burial was in Benoit.
He leaves his daughter, Amery Ewing Moore of Waterford; his son, Battle Bell Ewing II of Fort Campbell, Ky.; two sisters, Gina Ewing White of Memphis, Tenn., Sallie Ewing Timme of Huntsville, Ala.; and a granddaughter.
Memorials may be sent to the Tunica United Methodist Church in Tunica.
Connie Mae Bowen Falkner
Connie Mae Bowen Falkner, 80, of Hollly Springs, died May 22, 2011, at her son’s home in Holly Springs. She was a member of Harris Chapel CME Church in Tate County and a member of the Steward Board.
Services were held at noon on May 28 at Smith Grove MB Church in Holly Springs with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Marvin Lucas officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Fred Falkner; a daughter, Karen Newsom of Memphis, Tenn.; six sons, Calvin Falkner, Alvin Falkner, Cedric Falkner, all of Holly Springs, Gerald Falkner of Byhalia, Tracy Falkner, Fred Falkner Jr., both of Memphis; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Gwendolyn Gail Falkner.
Elree Faulkner, 60, of Marshall County, died May 21, 2011.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 28 at Mt. Olive MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Gillespie Funeral Home, Olive Branch, was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Ophelia Faulkner; a daughter, Jaleesa Sholar; two sons, Glen Bobo and Corey Malone; sisters Earnestine Anderson, Clara Woods, Frankie Faulkner (Billy), Carrie Malone, Rosie Faulkner, Judy Faulkner (Aaron), Sandra White, Carolyn Faulkner, Tara Faulkner; brothers John Faulkner, Leon Faulkner, Robert Faulkner, James Faulkner, Michael Faulkner (Cheryl).
Carrie Lee Jeffries Jarrett
Carrie Lee Jeffries Jarrett, 94, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Waterford and Holly Springs, died May 22 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. The widow of Nathaniel Jarrett, she was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Memphis, and a Heroine of Jericho, where she was a former Most Ancient Matron. She was a retired foster grandparent at the Daycare Center in Kankakee, Ill.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 28 at Greater Kerr MB Church in Memphis with burial in Hamilton Chapel Cemetery in Waterford. Rev. James A. Hailey officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves eight daughters, Natalie Wells, Lois Warford, Mary Jarrett, Jane Graves, Dora Jarrett, Ella Jarrett, all of Memphis, Tenn.; Marjorie Jarrett of Potts Camp, Patricia Woman of Mesquite, Texas; three sons, Dupre Jarrett of Memphis, Willie Jarrett of Kankakee, Ill., Samuel Jarrett of Chicago, Ill.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by children Sherman Jarrett, Clara Isom and Vera Ingram.
Jeremy Shane Moore
Jeremy Shane Moore, 24, of Lamar, formerly of Somerville, Tenn., died May 19, 2011, at his home. He was a self-employed asphalt sealer.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 26 at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Burial was in Little Hope Cemetery in Ripley.
He leaves two daughters, Angel Nicole and Shana Lynn Moore, both of Lamar; the mother of his children, Nichole Hood of Lamar; his mother and stepfather, Gloria Napper Moore and Larry Cross of Somerville; his father, Charles Moore of Cayce; two brothers, Jason Lawson of Somerville, Jack Moore of Cayce; a stepbrother, Chris Cross of Mason, Tenn.; a stepsister, Kellie Cross of Mason; grandparents Randel and Lydia Napper of Saulsbury, Tenn., Linda Moore of Cayce.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charlie Moore.
Pallbearers were Jason Lawson, Chris Cross, Walter Kirksey, P.J., Nicholas Napper, Randy Napper, Marshal Major and William Kirksey.
Eddie Fitzhue Owsalt
Eddie Fitzhue Oswalt, 68, of Memphis, Tenn., died May 13, 2011, at Veterans Hospital in Memphis. He was a Baptist, an electrician and a veteran of Vietnam.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 18 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
He leaves three sisters, Jo Delk of Florida, Etta Cole, Agnes Roy, both of Holly Springs.
Booker Thomas Sandridge
Booker Thomas Sandridge, 83, of Holly Springs, died May 20, 2011 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. The widow of Ouida Joyce King Sandridge, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired butcher at Mike Chapetti Butcher Shop in Chicago, Ill.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on June 2 at Chulahoma MB Church in Holly Springs. Visitation will be held at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home June 1, from 2-6 p.m. and at the church on June 2 from 10-10:55 a.m. Burial will be at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn., at 1 p.m. on June 2. Rev. Lonnie Whitfield will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sons, Booker Anthony Sandridge of St. Paul, Minn., Derrick King Sandridge of Chicago, Ill.; a daughter, Vanessa Jarvis, Chicago, Ill.; 12 sisters and nine brothers.
Gerald Murray Stage
Gerald Murray Stage of Holly Springs, died May 30, 2011. A U.S. Marine veteran, he was an electrician and member of Local Union 474.
Memorial services will be held June 4, 11 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 8150 Walnut Grove Rd., Cordova, Tenn. (one block east of Germantown Parkway). Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge.
He leaves his wife Judy Stage. Together they have seven children and 15 grandchildren. Jerry was the oldest of six children; one sister, Gwen Pruitt and four brothers, Ron, Randy, Lynn and Mike Stage.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Heart Transplant Foundation.
Jason Michael Williams
Jason Michael Williams, 24, of Ashland, died May 22, 2011, in Leakesville County. He attended Ashland High School and picked up a trade with Terry Henderson with Armstrong Van Lines Company.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on May 28 at Shiloh MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. L.G. Bogard officiated. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Ashland was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Michele Williams; two children, Jaymoious Hudson, Xymaria Holland; his grandmother, Louise Williams; and his aunt, Mordennia Williams.
He was preceded in death by a grandfather, John L. Williams.
Freeman A. Willard
Freeman A. Willard, 81, of Oxford, died May 24, 2011, at his home. He was the widower of Lynda Franklin Willard. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran. He was a member of North Oxford Baptist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on May 27 at Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Dr. Gary Richardson and Rev. Randy Hope officiated.
He leaves his daughter, Phyllis W. Holmes (Alton) of Abbeville; four sisters, Vara Tucker of Mt. Pleasant, Betty Brewer of Senatobia, Shirley Collums of Southaven, Joyce Sowell of Hernando; three brothers, Delane Willard of Hernando, Rickey Willard of Arkabutla, Johnny Willard of Coldwater; three grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to North Oxford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1700, Oxford, MS 38655.
William Elisha York
William Elisha York, 75, of Holly Springs, died May 28, 2011. He was a professional engineer and registered land surveyor, and a veteran resident construction and maintenance engineer with the Mississippi Dept. of Transportation. He was past president of the Holly Springs Development Corp. and Holly Springs Country Club, chairman of the board of trustees at First United Methodist Church, past chairman of the board of directors, Marshall County IDA and a member of the IDA executive committe.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 31 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Milton Whatley and Rev. Doyle Mitchell officating. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 51 years, Lockie Burrow Holmes York; a son William Elisha York Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., a daughter, Laura Holmes York Dearman (Raymond) of Memphis, Tenn., grandchildren, Raymond Marion Dearman III and Lockie Monette Dearman, all of Memphis; a brother Robert Lee York of Batesville; a sister, Betty York Vance of Southaven; and special friends, Dr. William Russo, nurses and staff of Stern Cardiovascular Center in Memphis.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 147, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
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