Thursday, October 6, 2011
Marvel Allen, 81, of Lamar, died Oct. 2, 2011, at her home. She was the widow of Jimmie Allen, a member of Lamar Union Church and was retired from Troxel.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery. Bro. Don Wilson officiated.
She leaves two sons, Robert Allen of Ripley, Stanley Allen of Lamar; two daughters, Betty Denham, Sue Allen, both of Lamar; a brother, Fuller Todd of Cordova, Tenn.; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Louis “Butch” Allen, Jimmy (Jabo) Allen.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Arine Sims Cochran
Arine Sims Cochran, 85, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 2, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Clarence Cochran, a member of Christ Temple Church of God In Christ in Holly Springs and a retired domestic worker in private homes.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Oct. 7, 2-6 p.m. and at the church Oct. 8, from 11-11:55 a.m.
Services will be held at 12 noon on Oct. 8 at Hebron CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Joseph Lesure will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two children, Lloyd Douglas Sims of St. Louis, Mo., Susie S. Vaughn of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by a son, Clarence Sims Jr.
Betty Gray Gadd
Betty Gray Gadd, 66, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 26, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a Baptist.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 29 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in McKay Cemetery. Brother Frank Feathers officiated.
She leaves her husband, Frank Gadd; a daughter, Tammie Waddle Sanders of Holly Springs; a sister, Lillie Keel of Holly Springs and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Willie Owens Jr. and a sister, Marie Russom.
Odell Hampton, 85, of Lamar, died Sept. 26, 2011, at his home. He was a church deacon, a member of Greenwood Masonic Lodge #68, a member of True Loving Five Singers and a retired brick shader with Holly Springs Brick and Tile after 37 years.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 at Sand Hill MB Church, where he 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.
He leaves his wife, Katie Mitchell Hampton; eight daughters, Gloria Bogan, May Frost, Katie Kilpatrick, Barbara Wicks, Linda Jones, Shondra Hampton, all of Holly Springs, Janet Luellen of Slayden, Audrey McShan of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; two sons, Shone Hampton of Lamar, Ozell Hampton of Victoria; a sister, Tommie Jean DeBerry of Holly Springs; two brothers, Johnny Hampton Jr., M.H. “Shug” Hampton, both of Holly Springs; 24 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Scruggs.
Richard Lee Harris
Richard Lee Harris, 61, of Memphis, Tenn., died Sept. 27, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. He was a laborer with Cleo Wrap in Memphis for more than 40 years.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Memphis, where he was a member. Burial was in Jeffries Family Cemetery in Lamar. Bro. Alvester Epps officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Alma Moore Harris; two children, Victor Moore, Aldoncey Moore, both of Memphis; a sister, Fannie Harris of Memphis; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Moore.
Ester King Jr.
Ester “Bug” King Jr., 64, died Sept. 28, 2011, at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto. He accepted Christ at an early age at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks, then joined St. Paul MB Church in Byhalia. He was an employee of Don Willis Construction Company before retirement.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 2 at New Dimension Salt & Light Ministries. Burial was in Bell Grove MB Church Cemetery in Marianna. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Georgia King; a son, Lonnie King (Patricia); five daughters, Sharron Washington (Michael) of Memphis, Tenn., Andrea Hamm (Donald), Felecia Jones, Teresa Porter (Lajaune), all of Holly Springs, Chereda Daugherty (Shamon) of Southaven; her mother, Beatrice King-Davis of Holly Springs; four brothers, Jeffrie King of Detroit, Mich, Stanley King, Kip King (Debbie) of Holly Springs, Randy King (Josie) of Ocean Springs; five sisters, Fay Campbell of Detroit, Mich., Mattie Brown (Alexander), Cathy Walker (Charles), Bonnie Morgan (Roosevelt) and Zelma Allen (Actavatis) all of Holly Springs; two adopted brothers, James Brookins and Robert Michael Suggs of Holly Springs; a special friend, Thelma Wilson of Holly Springs; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bryant Brown, Sam Jarrett, Torrance Brown, Kennard King, Maurice Campbell, Steve King. Honorary pallbearers were James Brookins, Jeffrie King, Kip King, Randy King, Stanley King and Robert Suggs.
Catherine Payne, 76, of Lamar, died Sept. 27, 2011, at Ashland Health & Rehab in Ashland. She was a disabled factory worker with Troxel Manufacturing Company in Moscow, Tenn.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 1 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 a son, Barry Payne of Lamar; a brother, Sherman Avant of Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Vanessa Cornelia Lewis
Vanessa Cornelia Lewis, 45, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Potts Camp, died Sept. 30, 2011, at Baptist Hospital-Memphis in Memphis. She was a fork lift operator with Technicolor.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 8 at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four children, Aerial Lewis, Emanvelle Lewis, LaNardeus Lewis, Cordy Lewis, all of Memphis; her stepfather, Roy Lester of Potts Camp; two sisters, Lauticia Moore of Rochester, N.Y., Tascha Moore of Philadelphia, Penn.; two brothers, Ben Lewis of Memphis and Farris Lewis of Denver, Colo. and two grandchildren.
Sinaria Lamont Oliver Jr.
Sinaria Lamont “Munchie” “Budda” Oliver Jr., 19, formerly of Byhalia, died Sept. 23, 2011. He graduated from Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Ala., and was attending Lawson State College majoring in culinary arts.
Services were held at 12 noon on Oct. 1 at St. John AME Church in Birmingham, where he was a member. Rev. Mashod A. Evans Sr. officiated. Burial was in George Washington Carver Memorial Gardens, Inc., Birmingham. Bushelon Funeral Home, Birmingham, was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother and father, Clarice Reynolds and Sinaria Oliver Sr.; five brothers, Clarence Reynolds Jr., Timothy Reynolds, Alexander Martin, Sincere Oliver and Braden Oliver; two sisters, Ryan Neil and Rechelle Carbins; grandmothers Minnie Reynolds, Stella Oliver Wright; and grandfather, Willie Wright.
Pallbearers were Timothy Reynolds, Alexander Martin, William LaMotte, Le-Eric Bell, Sincere Oliver, Clarence Reynolds, Malcolm LaMotte, Darryl Davis, Javon Johnson and Richard Allen.
Harry Lee Shipp
Harry Lee Shipp, 75, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 26, 2011, at his home. He was a member of Taylors Chapel CME Church in Victoria and a retired machine operator for Malone Concrete Company.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 29 at New Hope CME Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Dorse Alexander officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Jimmie Ree Wells Shipp; a daughter, Cynthia Shipp of Holly Springs; a son, Cary Shipp of Holly Springs; six sisters, Ruby Newsom of Riverdale, Ill., Bessie Ellis, Susie Brown, Mattie Shipp, Leaner Shipp, Mary Young, all of Byhalia; two brothers, David Shipp of Memphis, Tenn., L.D. Shipp of Red Banks; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
David Ward Shoffner
David Ward Shoffner, 52, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 29, 2011 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He was a truck driver for Davis Wrecker in Red Banks and a Baptist.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 15 at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs. Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Carole Shoffner; three sons, Chris Shoffner of Victoria, Shane Shoffner of Potts Camp, John Mock of Holly Springs; a daughter, Angela Mock of Holly Springs; his mother and step-father, Sarah and Jerry Hemme of Holly Springs; a step-brother, Jamie Hemme of Miss., a half-sister, Michelle Shoffner of Texas; and three grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry “Buddy” Shoffner.
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