Thursday, June 23, 2011
Virgil Ellis Adams
Virgil Ellis “Bud” Adams, 89, of Holly Springs, died June 17, 2011, at V.A. Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Walton Chapel CME Church in Waterford, a church steward, a Sunday school teacher, worship leader, treasurer, World War II Army veteran, member of American Legion Post 250, a retired farmer, factory worker and barber.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on June 25 at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Isaac DeBerry will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Maggie Porter Adams; two daughters, Norvel Adams Walker of Memphis, Tenn., Alfreda Adams Weber of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Gladys Buffington, Dannie Mae Smith, both of Chicago, Ill., Mozell Kelley of Waterford; a brother, John O. Adams of Chicago; and three granddaughters.
Kattie Mae Daniels
Kattie Mae Daniels, 59, of Coldwater, died June 12, 2011, in Southaven.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on June 18 at Hunters Chapel CME Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Clyde Daniels; a daughter, Lisa Davis of Florissant, Mo.; two sons, Clydrick Daniels of Coldwater, Demetrius Daniels of Senatobia; two sisters, Dorothy Herron of Como, Sharon Hibbler of Coldwater; six brothers, Gary Jackson, James Wilkins, Avis Murphy, all of Coldwater, Woodson Murphy Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., Mark Williams of Senatobia, Larry Wilkins of Holly Springs; and nine grandchildren.
Veronica Elizabeth Trainer Furniss
Veronica Elizabeth “Betty” Trainer Furniss, 82, died June 18, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Hernando. She was a past member of Lula Baptist Church. Over the years, she was a past member of Union Avenue Baptist Church, La Belle Haven Baptist Church, Highway Baptist Church, Colonial Hills Baptist Church and a charter member of Heartland Church, where she attended until her death. She served on the board of the Council for Conservative Citizens. She was very active through her life in politics. She helped organize many private schools all over Mississippi and Tennessee, including DeSoto County Academy, formerly known as Ark Academy.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 22 at Twin Oaks Cemetery. A reception at Heartland Church followed. Twin Oaks Funeral Home of Southaven was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband of 61 years, Arthur Furniss; four children, Veronica Hayes, Bill Furniss, Vanessa (Roger) Osborne and Vicki (Joe) Sutton; sisters Nanny Mae Trainer, Vaudie Emerson; a niece who was very special to her, Pam Matheson; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by brothers J.W. Trainer and Marion Trainer; and a sister, Jenny Wims.
The family requests that donations be made to DeSoto County Academy, 100 Academy Drive, Olive Branch, MS 38654.
Willie Virginia Hunsucker
Willie Virginia Hunsucker, 75, of Benton County, died June 17, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a caregiver.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on June 20 at Potts Camp First Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the Potts Camp Cemetery. Bro. Paul Hicks officiated.
She leaves her son, Kevin Hunsucker of Potts Camp; two daughters, Virginia Ann Allen of Potts Camp, Sandra Gaillard of Booneville; a brother, Robert H. King of Potts Camp; two sisters, Mildred Marbury, Anne Edlin, both of Potts Camp; a beloved friend, Candy Potts of Saltillo; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Theodis “Deacon” Jones, 79, of Moscow, Tenn., died June 13, 2011, at his home. He was the widower of Ethel Jones, a head deacon, superintendent of Sunday school, church custodian and retired in 1994 as an engineer from Butter Nut Bread Company in Chicago, Ill.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 18 at New Bethel MB Church in Moscow, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Gerrick Beasley officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Faith Lee Fisher Jones; two children, Sylvester Jones of Chicago, Mary Villa of Berwyn, Illinois; two brothers, Willie Franklin and L.C. Franklin, both of Moscow; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sylvia Jones; a son, Odis Jones; and a granddaughter, Candice D. Lloyd.
Franchia King, 81, of Holly Springs, died June 10, 2011, at Southaven.
Services were held at 12 noon on June 18 at Chulahoma MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves five daughters, Mary Totten, Brenda Miller, Belvia McNeal, Barbara Riddle, Lora King, all of Memphis, Tenn.; four sons, McArthur King, Detrick King, both of Holly Springs, James King of Chicago, Ill., Calvin King of Southaven; a sister, Bertha B. Davis of Memphis; a brother, McDuffie Hardin of Gary, Ind.; 41 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Linda Lee Starnes Moore, 70, of Byhalia, died June 15, 2011, at Delta Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. She was an insurance agent working in sales.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on June 16 at Little Hope Cemetery. Bro. Paul Adams officiated. Ripley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Becky Messina of Olive Branch; a son, Wayne Moore of Byhalia; four sisters, Frances Ann Severs of Olive Branch, Martha Dozier, Nancy Spencer, both of Memphis, Janet Turnmire of Independence; four brothers, Richard Starnes of Collierville, David Starnes of Independence, Bill Starnes, Stephen Starnes, both of Memphis; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandson.
Nicrislyn Re’yana Sipp
Baby Nicrislyn Re’yana Sipp of Coldwater died June 10, 2011, in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 17 at Rodgers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in New Independence Cemetery.
She leaves her parents, Nicomus Sip and Briana Davis; a sister, Jacari Sipp; a brother, Nickquan Sipp; and grandparents, Brian Davis, Cathey Davis, Rosalind Sipp and Cedric Ester.
James Earnest Smith
James Earnest Smith, 57, of Byhalia, died June 19, 2011. He was the widower of Janell Smith. He attended Byhalia High School and served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a craftsman and attended Macedonia Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on June 24 at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel in Olive Branch. Burial will be in Byhalia Cemetery.
He leaves his daughter, Angela Clark (Jeffery); his mother, Vulna L. Smith; his sister, Ruby S. Ford; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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