Thursday, June 30, 2011
Marjorie Jane Clayton
Marjorie Jane Clayton, 66, of Holly Springs, died June 20, 2011, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 23 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Potts Camp Cemetery.
She leaves five daughters, Della M. (Eddie) Rogers of Como, Donna K. (Ralph) Roark of Jacksonville, Ark., Katherine Clayton (Phyllis) of Southaven, Judy Gowland (Jerry Lynn Rogers) of Holly Springs, Linda Garrett of Olive Branch; three sisters, Wanda Derrick, Judy Pannell, Sandra Lee; a brother, Tommy Esmon; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margie Lee Clayton; a sister and brother, Alice Bishop and Harold Esmon.
Pallbearers were Steven Crowder, Mark A. Crowder, Wayne A. Gowland, Robert L. Gowland, Eddie Rogers, Peyton A. Lewis and Chris Kuers.
Sarah Tucker Glass
Sarah Tucker Glass, 84, of Lamar, died June 21, 2011, at her home. She was the widow of George R. Glass. She was a choir member for more than 46 years, former superintendent of Sunday school and retired domestic worker in private homes (2001).
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 25 at Sand Hill MB Church in Lamar, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Etoy Bogard officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Nielene Jeffries, Sharon Readers, both of Lamar; three sons, Herman Glass of Aurora, Ill., David Glass of Lamar, Bradley Glass of Ashland; a brother, Robert Tucker of Chicago, Ill.; 21 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lue Pirley Harris; and a son, Marvin Glass.
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; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Osie Estelle King and Gedya Morgan King of Potts Camp.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Lenzora Street Johnson
Lenzora Street Johnson, 76, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died June 18, 2011, at Metro Center Hospital in Chicago. She was a retired school teacher with Chicago Public Schools.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on June 25 at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. F.H. Brown officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Sandy Johnson; a sister, Mary Ruth Street of Holly Springs; and a brother, Victor Donald Street of Holly Springs.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the homeless shelter or the American Cancer Society in honor of Lenzora Johnson.
Adranna Phillips, 81, of Holly Springs, died June 25, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a retired school teacher for Marshall County Schools.
Visitation will be held June 29, 2-6 p.m. at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Chapel and June 30, at the church, from 11-11:55 a.m. Services will be held June 30 at Mt. Gilead CME Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Lawrence McKinzie will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her nephew and caregiver, James F. Douglas of Chicago, Ill.; and two brothers, Adell Phillips and Reynard Phillips, both of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by siblings, Louise Phillips, Inez Ellington, Lucille Jackson and McCoy Phillips.
Stan Pumphrey, 59, of Potts Camp, died June 22, 2011, at Baptist Hospital North MS in Oxford. He was a manager at Kroger. He served in the Army National Guard. He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church and the Antique Auto Musuem of Tupelo.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on June 24 at Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Rev. John Kramer officiated.
He leaves his wife, Mary Ash Pumphrey; a son, Jake Pumphrey of Marshall County; parents, Samuel G. and Juanita Caldwell Pumphrey of Oxford; a stepdaughter, Cathy Garrison of Potts Camp; and a granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Anthony Pumphrey.
Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, 1800 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 or St. Andrews Building Fund, P.O. Box 6, Oxford, MS 38655.
R. Keith Wicker
R. Keith Wicker, Jr., 62, died peacefully at home after a brief illness on June 21, 2011. A service of celebration of his life was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 24, at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, with Warren Black and Claire Dobbs officiating. Visitation was held at Coleman Funeral Home on Thursday, June 23, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and from 1 p.m. until service time on Friday.
Keith was born in Baton Rouge, La. to Lois Kent Wicker and the late R.K. Wicker of Liberty. He graduated from Southwest Junior College in 1968 and Mississippi State University in 1970. He was a dairy farmer until 1981. He then began coaching at the following schools: Amite School Center, Centreville Academy, Prentiss Christian Academy, and Marshall Academy in Holly Springs. He moved to Oxford in 2006 to live closer to his three sons and seven grandchildren.
In addition to Jane, his wife of 40 years, Keith is survived by his mother, Lois Kent Wicker of Liberty; his sister, Penny Wicker Maxwell and her husband, Marion (Mac), of St. Francisville, La.; a brother, Ted Wicker and his wife, Jan, of Zachary, La.; three sons and their wives, Trey and Tracey Wicker, Kyle and Corley Wicker, and Britt and Jamie Wicker, all of Oxford; seven grandchildren, Ty, Gracie, Claire, Eli, Luke, Addie and Bryce Wicker.
He was preceded in death by his father, R.K. Wicker, Sr. and nephew, Kent Stewart. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son and coach. Family was very important to him. He was also a great role model to the football players he coached and loved. He was always positive and genuinely cared about everyone he came in contact with. He touched many lives with his dedication to fairness and honesty. All former coaching colleagues and football players were honorary pallbearers.
The family is very grateful to North Mississippi Hospice for the care that they gave him.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com
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