Thursday, June 16, 2011
Rubie Lee Lester DeBerry
Rubie Lee Lester DeBerry, 78, of Holly Springs, died Monday, June 13, 2011 at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. She retired as a teacher in the Holly Springs School District in 1974. She was a member of Yarbrough Chapel CME Church.
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. on June 16, at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Chapel and at Yarbrough Chapel Church from 6-8 p.m., continuing on June 17 at Rust College Doxey Auditorim on June 17 from 10-10:55.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on June 17 in the Rust College Doxey Auditorium. Rev. Telsa DeBerry will officiate. Burial will be in Yarbrough Chapel Cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three sons, Conery DeBerry, Dale DeBerry, Telsa DeBerry, all of Holly Springs; three daughters, Ida Oliver, Sherna Jones, both of Holly Springs, Tonza DeBerry of Ridgeland; four sisters, Bernice Lloyd of Marked Tree, Ark., Maomi Phillips of St. Louis, Mo, Sarah Pryor of Aurora, Ill., Mattie Stitts of Memphis, Tenn.; four brothers, Noah Lester of Marked Tree, Joe T. Lester, Turner Lester, Enoch Lester, all of Holly Springs; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi King and a brother, Lloyd Lester.
In lieu of flowers please send memorials to New Hope Village of Holly Springs.
Shirley Jean White-Harden
Shirley Jean White-Harden, 49, of New Albany, died June 8, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of James Edward Harden and a CNA with Baptist Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on June 18 at Holy Temple Church of God. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in New Albany. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany will be in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three children, Bridget Harden, Brandon Harden, both of New Albany, Deanella Alexander of Aurora, Ill.; a brother, Walter White of Colorado Springs, Colo., and her mother-in-law, Lillie Walker Harden of Chulahoma.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brandy White.
John Anthony (P.C.) Thomas
John Anthony (P.C.) Thomas, 49, of Holly Springs, died June 4, 2011, at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a member of Mt. Moriah CME Church in Waterford and a self-employed painter.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on June 11 at New Dimension Salt & Light Ministries in Holly Springs. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Rev. Hampton officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two children, Mary Naketa Hardin of Red Banks, Martiea Patterson of Lamar; his mother, Josie Thomas Sanders of Holly Springs; two sisters, Janice Thomas of Holly Springs, Precious Chapman of Olive Branch; nine brothers, Orlando Curtis Thomas of Waterford, Dennis Earl Thomas, Robert Thomas, Timothy Thomas, David Thomas, all of Holly Springs, Darron Thomas of Byhalia, Gregory Thomas of Olive Branch, George D. Thomas of St. Louis, Mo., Terry Thomas of Flint, Mich.; and two grandchildren.
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