August 11, 2011
Ronald Morris Ash
Ronald Morris Ash, 64, of New Albany, died Aug. 5, 2011, in Germantown, Tenn. He was a Baptist and an Army veteran.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Waterford.
He leaves his wife, Minnie Lou Ash; three sons, Arthur Lee Ash of Olive Branch, Bryan Todd Ash of Rosemark, Tenn., John Wesley Wright of New Albany; two daughters, Teri Lynn Daniels of Memphis, Tenn., Tracey Ann Watson of New Albany; two brothers, Jerry Ash, Harold Ash, both of Nesbit; three sisters, Cherly Bailey of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Myna Hughes of Olive Branch, Janice Tyus of Nesbit; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jeff Tyus, Andy Ash, Charlie Moore, Brad Tyus, Tommy Stewart and Tommy Taylor.
Tommy Autry, 60, of Wyatte, died Aug. 6, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. He was the fire chief of the Wyatte Fire Department and a member of the Marshall County Search and Rescue Squad.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Wyatte Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his daughter, Shannon Ferguson of Wyatte; his son, Brandon Autry of Wyatte; two brothers, Pat Autry of Louisville, Bobby Autry of Ashland; and four grandchildren.
The family requests any memorials be sent to the Wyatte Baptist Church.
Katie Mae Shaw Carrington
Katie Mae Shaw Carrington, 98, lifelong resident of Marshall County, died Aug. 6, 2011. She was the widow of Robert Gaston Carrington of Victoria.
Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Aug. 10 in the Victoria United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Byhalia Cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves nieces Freddye Shaw Shoffner of Memphis, Tenn., Jean Shaw Lanzillo (John) of Richardson, Tx., Shirley Shaw Reeder of Winston Salem, NC, Peggy Shaw Lewis (Jim) of Kiowa, Tx., Julia Ann Mason (Doug) of Somerville, Tenn., and nephew Terry Sanderson (Jenny) of Slayden.
She was preceded in death by brothers Richard Shaw, Charlie Shaw, James B. Shaw, Daniel Shaw and Henry “Jack” Shaw; and a sister, Julia Shaw Ellett.
Auther C. Eben
Auther C. Eben, 70, of Southaven, died Aug. 1, 2011, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn. He was an Air Force veteran and he was employed with DTTL Trucking.
Funeral Services will be held at a later date. Serenity Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his daughter Julie (Jeff) Teddeder of Southaven; five siblings, Melvin Eben of Red Banks, Larry Eben of Germany, Leta Camp of Collierville, Tenn., Rita Bamberger, Robbie Gilbeth, both of Longview, Tx.; and one granddaughter, Shelby.
Eddie Frank Ford Jr.
Eddie Frank Ford Jr., 70, of Sikeston, Mo., formerly of Holly Springs, died Aug. 4, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was a science instructor in the South Panola School District in Batesville and later in the Meridian School District in Mounds, Ill., over the course of three decades until his retirement in 1994.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 10 at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks, where he was a former member. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. S.A. Phillips will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Mattie Mae Orange Ford; two sons, Timothy (Anita) Johnson of Horn Lake, Chico (Lisa) Ford of Minneapolis, Minn.; a daughter, Jacqui (Joe) Delbert of Savannah, Ga.; three sisters, Ardia Lester, Carol Cook, both of Memphis, Tenn., Jo Ann (Winfred) Boyd of Holly Springs; two brothers, Curtis Isom of Sikes, Mo., Henry Mack (Shirley) Isom of Potts Camp; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a child, Franco T. Ford.
Jimmie Ambrose Hart
Jimmie Ambrose Hart, 75, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 7, 2011, at his home. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Holly Springs and a researcher with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 10 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Chewalla Cemetery in Potts Camp.
He leaves his wife, Margaret G. Hart; a son, Joseph Ambrose Hart of Greenbrier, Ark.; four daughters, Cynthia Passons (Leland) of Southaven, Sherry Colhoun (Garrie) of Holly Springs, Jacquelyn Wilson (Billy Rex) of Brandon, Judy Forester (John) of Holly Springs; a nephew, Billy Cline of Germantown, Tenn., a niece, Jeanine Cline Starbuck of California; and nine grandchildren, Anna Passons, Thomas Passons, Elizabeth Colhoun, Rebecca Colhoun Moore (Jonathan), Zac Wilson, Margaret Wilson, Will Forester, Ashley Forester and Jimmie Ambrose Hart II.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Holly Springs or the Holly Springs Lions Club.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Willard Michaud, 76, of Holly Springs, died July 31, 2011, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He was formerly employed with Thomas & Betts Distribution Center.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 4 at Evangel Full Gospel Assembly in Holly Springs. Burial was in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Cynthia Michaud; children Eric Michaud of Quebec, Canada, Charlie Michaud, Melissa Michaud, both of Memphis, Tenn., Patrick Hayes, Crystal Deanne Smith, both of Holly Springs; six siblings, Ted and Anthony Michaud of St. Catharine, Ontario, Jean (John) Michaud of Scotland, Ontario, Bill Michaud of British Columbia, Marie Michaud of Hawkesburg, Ontario, Gloria Syr of Terrelonne Quebec; and four grandchildren.
Edwin (Earl) Jones, 58, died Aug. 1, 2011 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He was a member of Union Valley MB Church in Byhalia.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 6 at Union Valley MB Church in Byhalia. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. London “Joe” Richmond officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 12 years, Angela Shipp-Jones; six children, Christina Williams (Reginald), Anetra Edwards (Clay) of Aurora, Ill., Alice Brown (Benny) of Memphis, Tenn., Latonya Beard (Derrick) of Byhalia, Roderick Burges of Holly Springs, Marico Ingram of Memphis, Tenn.; brothers James, Larry, John, Servant George, Aaron, pastor Van, Rev. Eddie, Dr. Richard and Dr. Walter Rayford; sisters Naomi Oliver (Charles) of Byhalia, Gwendolyn McClarty of Aurora, Ill., Truly Banks, Geneva Rubin, Claudette Marion; 16 grandchildren; one special grandson which he reared, Franklin Cordale Falkner; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Coleman, his first wife, Willie Mae Jones, and brothers, Troy Jr., Willie and Larry Jones.
Pallbearers were Robert James Phillips, Bobby Spears, Orndorff Matthews, Steve McKinney, Robert Fant, Vincent Holloway. Honorary pallbearers were his nephews.
Mervin Lewis Jones
Mervin Lewis Jones, 51, of North Miami Beach, Fla., formerly of Holly Springs, died June 25, 2011, at his home. He was a member of Mt. Moriah MB Church, a U.S. Army veteran and a former policeman with Memphis Metro Police Department, Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 23 at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Artwell Craft Jr. officiated.
He leaves his mother, Mae Frances Jones of Memphis; a son, Maceo Antron Jones of Miami, Fla.; a daughter, Tasha Jones of Memphis; four sisters, Sherry J. Miller of Louisville, Ky., Mamie Jean Jeffries of Holly Springs, Frances Lee Cox of Memphis, Glinnie M. Collins of Potts Camp; five brothers, James L. Jones, Royster Jones Jr., both of Memphis, Kerry D. Jones of Las Vegas, Nev., Eddie S. Jones, Thomas Earl Jones, both of Memphis; and two grandchildren.
Odell Poole Sr.
Odell Poole Sr., 62, of Aurora, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died July 29, 2011, at his home. He served as a Mason with the Keystone Lodge #15F and A.M. P.H.A., where he received the highest rank and honor. He was an active community leader working with the local government to improve the city of Aurora. He retired from Caterpillar after 30 years of service.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 8 at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Union Valley MB Church Cemetery in Byhalia.
He leaves his wife, Vivian Poole; six children, Angela Poole of Memphis, Tenn., Cathina Wilkins, Odell Poole Jr., both of Holly Springs, Brandi Jordan, Harold Alexander, both of Aurora, Jamie Walton of Olive Branch; siblings, his twin Estelle Poole of Holly Springs, Charles Poole, Gwendolyn Poole, both of Chicago, Robert Poole of Holly Springs, Ray Wilson, Emma Porter, Edna Brown, all of Memphis, Tenn., Shirley Gardner of Atlanta, Ga.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Crawford James Wilson
Crawford James Wilson, 57, of Bellwood, Ill., formerly of Waterford, died Aug. 1, 2011, at his home. He was a member of Free Springs CME Church in Harmontown, and a carpenter with a construction company.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 6 at New Hope MB Church in Laws Hill. Burial was in Free Springs CME Church Cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Patricia Ann Boone Wilson of Eufaula, Ala.; daughter, Geneva L. Peterson of Eufaula; a son, Crawford James Wilson Boone of Montgomery, Ala.; his mother, Geneva Wilson of Waterford; his father, Roosevelt Howell of Wisconsin; 10 sisters, Jimmie H. Boyd of Chicago, Rose M. Coleman, Geraldine Howell, both of Waterford, Dorothy C. Lesure of Potts Camp, Lonie Harmon of Como, Flora Howell, Evon Howell, Rose Mae Howell, Ida Howell, Mary Ann Howell, all of Wisconsin; 11 brothers, Chester Moering, Luther Harmon, both of Waterford, Roger Harmon, Gene Harmon, both of Laws Hill, Robert Wilson of Abbeville, Tommy L. Boyd of Tupelo, Cleveland Wilson, Steve Howell, Lawrence Howell, Tommy Lee Howell, Danny Lee Howell, all of Wisconsin; and six grandchildren.
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