Thursday, September 22, 2011
Lawrance Vivian Ingram Bridges
Lawrance Vivian Ingram Bridges, 83, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Byhalia, died Sept. 10, 2011, at Methodist Hospital-South in Memphis. She was a retired counselor for Memphis City Schools, attended M.I. College and was a graduate of Rust College.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 17 at The Healing Cathedral Christian Church in Memphis, where she was a member. Burial was in Ingram Family Cemetery in Byhalia. Pastor Tyrone Hunt officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Curtis Bridges; two children, Sondra Watley of Memphis, Tony Bridges of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Evelyn Ingram Haynes, Deloist Scott, both of Memphis, Joan Veazy of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Cecil Ingram, Ben Ingram, both of Memphis; and three grandchildren.
Florence Bowens Falkner
Florence Bowens Falkner, 80, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 17, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven. She was the widow of Clarence Falkner Sr.
Visitation will be Sept. 23, 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home; and Sept. 24, 10-10:55 a.m. at the church.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24 at Adolphus Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Billy Williams, pastor, will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her daughter, Bonnie Bowens Isom of Holly Springs; her son, Clarence Faulkner Jr. of St. Louis, Mo.; her sister, Daisy Mae Hamer of Dallas, Tx.; two brothers, Oscar Bowens, Arthur Bowens, both of Holly Springs; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Vanquita Deloris Guy Fagan
Vanquita Deloris Guy Fagan, 39, of Memphis, Tenn., died Sept. 11, 2011, at her home. She was a member of The Memphis Church, Bible Top Leader and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 17 at Balmoral Presbyterian Church. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Kelbert Fagan; a daughter, Kendall Paige Fagan of Memphis; her parents, Joe W. Guy, Lydia Moore Guy of Memphis; and a sister, Lori Guy of Memphis.
Ella Jean Johnson
Ella Jean Johnson, 80, of Memphis, Tenn., died Sept. 12, 2011, at her home. She was born and grew up in Blue Mountain, where she attended Blue Mountain College and received a bachelor’s degree. In 1958 she and her husband and children moved to Memphis and assumed the pastorate of the Grey Road Pentecostal Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. She garnered numerous accolades throughout her life, among them, receiving an award at the 1988 GOP Convention for her Christian leadership.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 16 at Grey Road Pentecostal Church in Memphis. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Bishop Don H. Johnson; two sons and a daughter, Rev. Charles Johnson (Renee); Rev. David Johnson (Nancy); and Karen Kirk; two sisters, Thelma Hall, Eloise Windham; seven grandchildren, Rev. David Johnson (Jeanna), Rev. Mark Johnson (Tabatha), Aimee Weeden (Chris), Kelli Neier (Jason), Joshua Johnson, Jonathan Johnson and Carmen Johnson; and six great-grandchildren.
Maud Ollie Jeffries Martin
Maud Ollie Jeffries Martin, 88, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 15, 2011, at Alliance HealthCare System. She was the widow of James Isaac Martin. She was a member of the church mother’s board and former church secretary.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 19 at Rising Star MB Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Robert McClain officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Arnita A. Martin of Holly Springs; a son, Herbert I. Martin of Keokuk, Iowa; a sister, Jessie Kilpatrick of Holly Springs; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three children, Emma Lou Hardaway, Roy Hayward Martin and Barry Louis Martin.
Arlette McKinney, 58, of Tulsa, Okla, formerly of Byhalia, died Sept. 6, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was a member of Victory Christian Center in Tulsa and a former CNA.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Mt. Olive MB Church in Byhalia. Burial was in Union Valley MB Church Cemetery in Byhalia. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Tammy McKinney of Tulsa; a son, Morris McKinney of Tulsa; a sister, Emma Mae McKinney of Tulsa; and seven grandchildren.
Lawrence Joseph Molaison
Lawrence (Larry) Joseph Molaison, 64, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 17, 2011 at Methodist Hospice Residence in Memphis, Tenn., of pancreatic cancer. He was formerly of New Orleans, La. He was an associate at Liddy’s HealthMart Pharmacy in Holly Springs, a graduate of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La., and taught Louisiana history in the Terrebonne Parish school district.
Graveside services will be held Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Houma, La. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his friend, Christopher Liddy of Holly Springs; a sister, Arlene Molaison of Austin, Tx., and a brother, William Molaison Jr. of Dallas, Tx. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anita Molaison, and his sister, Gail McElroy.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Bankston, Jerry Bascle, Jesse Houdibre, Timothy Liddy, Stephen McElroy and Jerry Quick.
A book of condolences will be available at Liddy’s HealthMart Pharmacy. Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Lula Mae Phillips
Lula Mae Phillips, 71, died Aug. 31, 2011. She was the widow of Oliver A. (T) Phillips, her husband of 18 years. She was a member of Grace Temple Church Of God In Christ, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, president of the youth and president of the Mother Board.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 10 at Riverside Church of God In Christ in Memphis, Tenn. Superintendent John Harris officiated. Burial was in New Park Cemetery in Memphis. Forest Hill Funeral Home, Memphis, was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Kent (Flamauion) Gaines of Nashville, Tenn.; two daughters, Jacqueline Phillips, Annette Phillips, both of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Daisy Gaines, Jessie (J.T.) Pettway, both of Chicago, Ill., Sallye (Robert) Johnson of St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Charles Gaines of Chicago, Ill., Oxcar (Josephine) Gaines Jr. of Rockford, Ill.; a sisters-in-law, Iola (M.L.) Rayford and Katie Phillips of Byhalia; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Ridy F. Shed Sellers
Ridy F. Shed Sellers, 77, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 11, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of the mother’s board and a bus driver with ICS Headstart.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 17 at Kimbrough Chapel MB Church in Lamar, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. J.W. Smith Jr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Arthur Lee Sellers; five daughters, Linda Sellers of Southaven, Charles Venita Sellers of Holly Springs, Phyllis Denise Sellers Evans of Holly Springs, Gwendolyn Sellers of Lamar, Jacquelyn Sellers Hampton of Holly Springs; a son, Arthur Lee Sellers Jr. of Lamar; eight sisters, Climmie Mitchell of Omaha, Neb., Lura Collins, Charles Etta Davidson, Dorothy Shed, Joyce Shed, Brenda Shed, all of Chicago, Gannice Hubbard of Cleveland, Ohio, Regina Shed of California; seven brothers, L.B. Liggins, Clarence Edward Hubbard, Wallace Hubbard of Omaha, Neb., Gene Hubbard of Cleveland, Ohio, Cagie Hubbard of Holly Springs, Clarence “Freddy” Shed, Mark “NuNu” Shed, both of Chicago; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Ojars Smiltnieks Sr.
Ojars Smiltnieks Sr., 74, of Waterford, died Sept. 12, 2011 at his home. He was a Lutheran, a salesman in the food industry and a veteran.
He leaves his wife, Mary Frances Smiltnieks; a brother, Russ Smiltnieks of Collierville, Tenn.; and a sister, Mara Smiltnieks of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Holly Springs Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
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