Elcue Nathaniel Curry
Elcue Nathaniel Curry, 85, of Waterford, died July 7, 2011, at his home. He was a member of Greenfield Presbyterian Church, a church elder for more than 40 years, a member of Masonic Lodge/Waterford #450, a member of the community choir, male chorus, a male quartet singer and a retired brick mason, since 2001, from James Walton Construction Company.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on July 12 at Rust College Doxey Auditorium. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Dr. Terrlyn Lisa Avery officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Elmira Miller Curry; six daughters, Lavora C. Blake, Evelyn Elliott, both of Waterford, Devarieste Curry of Washington, D.C., Loretta Curry, Regina Curry, both of Bowie, Md., Terrlyn Lisa Avery of Grisword, Conn.; three sons, Robert Curry of Holly Springs, Alvin Curry of Lawrenceville, Ga., Ephram Nathaniel Curry of Conyers, Ga.; three adopted children, Magdalene Hughes of Batavia, Ill., Vannettar Moore of Aurora, Ill., Geraldine Trotter of Chicago, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vanessa Aretha Curry.
Danny O’Neil Darness Sr.
Danny O’Neal Darness Sr., 62, of Holly Springs, died July 5, 2011, at his home. He was a member of Liberty MB Church of Olive Branch, a heating and air repair person and a veteran.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 8 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Billy Adair officiated.
He leaves his wife, Rebecca Sue Darnell; a son, Danny O’Neil Darnell Jr. (Laura) of Potts Camp; three daughters, Dana Watkins (Richard Dyer), Melissa Darnell (Paul Anderson), both of Red Banks, Nicole Siler (Ronnie) of Holly Springs; a brother, Bill Darnell of Buffalo, NY; two sisters, Teresa Bobbitt of Mt. Pleasant, Vanessa Shepherd of Eads, Tenn.; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Ernest James Jones
Pastor Ernest James Jones, 80, of Memphis, Tenn., died July 6, 2011. He was the pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Laws Hill. He was president of the MS New Education State Congress, president of the Holly Springs Marshall County Congress and a retired Memphis City Schools teacher. He served in Korea as an interpreter and was an alumnus of Hamilton High School, Rust College, and the Herbert Brewer Theological Clinic.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 12 at Cane Creek Baptist Church. Burial was in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Harrison’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Jennie Jones; six children, son James (Connie) Jones, daughter Janet (Ryland) Acey, Verna Dale Lucas, Maurice (Belinda) Jones of Houston, Tx., Daryl Jones, Karen (LaMarcus) Johnson; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Artis Carra LeSueur
Artis Carra LeSueur, 48, of Jackson, died July 7, 2011, at West Jackson Hospital in Jackson.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on July 14 at Christ Temple Church of God in Christ. Burial will be in the LeSueur Family Cemetery. Elder Albert Pass will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Annie Seal Martin LeSueur of Byhalia; four sisters, Melissa Hunt of Holly Springs, Maresa Alexander of Bolton, Michele LeSueur of Cincinnati, Ohio, Wilma Parker of Hinesville, Ga.; and two brothers, Frank LeSueur of Hinesville, Derrick LeSueur of Memphis, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Doran LeSueur, Leonard LeSueur.
Michael Shawn Ramos
Michael Shawn Ramos, 43, of Ashland, died July 2, 2011, at Snow Lake. He was a Methodist and a carpenter.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on July 8 at Garland Funeral Home Chapel in Walnut, Ill. Burial was in Malden Cemetery in Malden, Ill. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his father, Richard Ramos of Malden; his mother, Lucille Ramos of Ashland; his son, Dakota Ramos of Ashland; and three sisters, Kimberly Sue Nealand, Brenda Jean Sloan, Michelle Dawn Rosenow, all of Princeton, Ill.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Oscar James Shinn
Oscar James Shinn, 84, of Victoria, died July 10, 2011, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 13 at Luginbuel Chapel in Prairie Grove, Ark. Neil Jackson officiated. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on July 15 at Byhalia Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Emma Jean Shinn; two sons, Gary J. Shinn of Victoria, Charles F. Hughes of Lincoln, Ark.; a daughter, Diann Bearden of Elkins, Ark.; a sister, Bonnie Walker of Conway, Ark.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Wilson; and a grandson, John Vinson.
Wyatt Anderson Thomas
Wyatt Anderson Thomas, 93, of Michigan City, died July 9, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was the widower of Grace Sims Thomas, his wife of 49 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Services were held at 7 p.m. on July 12 at Calvary Episcopal Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Valley Grove Cemetery in Michigan City. Rev. William Kemp, Rev. Dave Richie and the Rev. Bruce McMillan officiated.
He leaves a daughter, Susan Thomas James of Michigan City; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Faulkenbery.
Homer Clyde Toles
Homer Clyde Toles, 77, of Abbeville, died July 5, 2011, at his daughter’s home in Abbeville. He was a member of Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks and a retired self-employed carpenter.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 9 at Clear Creek MB Church in Oxford. Burial was in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Rev. Eddie Goliday officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves six daughters, Ann Pettis of Abbeville, Martha Telford of Water Valley, Catherine Mason, Rebecca Dowdy, Charlene Johnson, all of Holly Springs, Jeanette Lewis of Monroeville, Ala.; a son, Ray Toles of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Ruth Smith of Holly Springs, Ara Perry of Memphis; a brother, Brodis Toles Sr. of Taylor; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
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