Thursday, November 10, 2011
Lillie Mae Clark
Lillie Mae Clark, 64, of Coldwater, died Oct. 30, 2011, in Southaven. She was a nurse’s aid.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 5 at West Oak Grove Church of Christ in Hernando. Burial was in West Looxahoma Cemetery in Senatobia. Rodgers Funeral Home of Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Sheila Jackson of Coldwater; a son, Wesley Hibbler of Coldwater; a sister, Clara Harris of Horn Lake; a brother, Gary Faulkner of Holly Springs; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Rev. Lee Ester Falkner
Rev. Lee Ester Falkner, 84, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 2, 2011, at his home. He was vice president of UBA, associate minister of Smith Grove MB Church and a retired laborer with United Rubber Cork.
Visitation will be Nov. 11 from 2-7 p.m. with the family receiving visitors from 6-7 and Nov. 12, at the church from 11-11:55 a.m.
Services will be held at 12 noon on Nov. 12 at Smith Grove MB Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Willie C. Conner will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a brother, Fred Falkner of Holly Springs; and four sisters, Mary Tuggle of Holly Springs, Lula Reynolds, Doris Reynolds, both of East St. Louis, Ill., and Armenia Alexander of Chicago, Ill.
James Grayson Sr.
James “Shack” Grayson Sr., 78, of Potts Camp, died Oct. 31, 2011, at his home. He was a member of True Bible Way Pentecostal Church in Abbeville and a retired self-employed mechanic.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Mt. Olive MB Church in Potts Camp. Burial was in Baptist Hill MB Church Cemetery in Potts Camp. Rev. Anthony Marion officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves five daughters, Glendora Paden, Brenda Grayson, both of Potts Camp, Josephine Anderson, Janice Rahman, both of Holly Springs, Dorothy Smith of Byhalia; three sons, Sammie Grayson of Peoria, Ill., James Grayson Jr., Jimmy Dale Grayson, both of Potts Camp; a sister, Sarah Grayson of Potts Camp; a brother, Jake Thomas Grayson of New Albany; 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Sabrina Quinn Hall, 15, of Byhalia, died Oct. 21, 2011, at LeBonheur Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a student.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery. Bro. Melvin Shackelford officiated.
She leaves her mother and father, Ricky Hall and Tammy Hall; her brother, Ricky Lee Hall Jr.; a sister, Danielle Hall; and grandparents, Sally Hall, Christine Wilkerson, George Wilkerson, all of Byhalia.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Thomas Enlow “Tommy” Hoskins
Thomas Enlow “Tommy” Hoskins, 64, of Byhalia, died Nov. 2, 2011, at the Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. He was a native of Fayette County, Tenn. and former resident of the Whiteville, Tenn. and Somerville, Tenn. areas. He was a self-employed buyer and seller of salvage and wholesale goods, and a Christian.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 5 at Liberty Baptist Church in the Laconia Community near Somerville. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Jim Whitley, pastor, officiated. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes and Cremation Center — Main Chapel of Somerville.
He leaves three daughters, Susan Welch of Jackson, Tenn., Melba Hoskins of Bolivar, Tenn., Linda Barker of Blue Springs; a son, Thomas “Tommy” Hoskins (Elissa) of Byhalia; many brothers and sisters in West Tennessee; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers
Pallbearers were Thomas Hoskins, Velton Devore, Doug Devore, Michael Devore, Glyn Whitten, Joey Mauney and Billy Hoskins Jr.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Liberty Cemetery Association, c/o Reba Dowdy, 870 Dowdy Road, Somerville, TN 38068.
For online condolences, visit www.peeblesfuneralhome.com
William Arthur Houston
William Arthur Houston, 75, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 5, 2011, in Southaven. He was a member of Carey Chapel Church, a flooring inspector and employed with Marshall County road maintenance.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 8 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Patsy Houston; four sons, William Bishop of Senatobia, James Bishop, Allen Weaver, both of Mt. Pleasant, Frankie Houston of Walls; two daughters, Deborah Simmons of Byhalia, Sheila Rushing of Lake Cormorant; a sister, Mary Ann Whitehead of Memphis, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Betty Lee Valentine McClellan
Betty Lee Valentine McClellan, 69, died Oct. 26, 2011. She was united in holy matrimony to Lee McClellan. She affirmed belief in Christian faith early in life at Ellis Chapel in Saulsbury, Tenn.
Services were held at 12 noon on Nov. 5 at Hardaway MB Church in Michigan City, where she was a member. Pastor Robert Camper officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Earlene (James) Wright, Nancy (Bradley) Walls; a son, Terry L. McClellan; four sisters, Jessie M. Williams, Betty S. Poplar, Walte M. Hullom, Ida L. Valentine; a brother, Daniel (Lurie) Valentine; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two children, Janet McClellan and Lee McClellan Jr.
Pallbearers were Sherman Valentine, Barry Poplar, Tony Poplar, Roy Williams, Lewis Hullom and Daniel Valentine Jr.
Catherine V. Newsom
Catherine V. Newsom, 89, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 27, 2011 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. She was a member of the Mother Board and a retired domestic worker. She was the widow of Royster Childress.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 5 at Providence MB Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Alonzo Johnson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Climbra Jane Hampton of Holly Springs, Darlene Malikulmulk of Detroit, Mich., Janet Harris of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sons, Alfred Childress of Jackson, Royster Childress Jr. of Clarksdale; a sister, Versia N. McGhee of Aurora, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Childress.
James Edward Plummer
James Edward Plummer, 51, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 3, 2011, at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. He was a former member of the church usher board, and he was disabled.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 at Rising Star MB Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Robert McClain will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Ruth Davidson Plummer of Holly Springs; and a sister, Sherron Plummer of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by siblings Harrison Plummer and Jacqueline Plummer.
Rev. Montie Glenn Scherff
Rev. Montie Glenn Scherff, 80, died Nov. 3, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was the pastor of Evangel Full Gospel in Holly Springs for 47 years.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Evangel Full Gospel cemetery. Bro. Virgil Scherff officiated.
He leaves his wife of over 57 years, Virginia Nance Scherff; sons Charles Scherff of Tupelo, Virgil Scherff of Waterford, Frederick Scherff of Florence, Jerry Palmer, and Timothy Scherff, both of Ripley; a daughter, Clarissa Dunn of Medina, Tenn.; two sisters, Marilyn Gray, Sue Gulley; a brother, Larry Scherff; 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Palmer; a brother, Donald Scherff; and a sister, Laura Belle Scherff.
Frankie Mae Williams Spencer
Frankie Mae Williams Spencer, 77, of Ashland, died Oct. 29 at Resthaven Care Center in Ripley. She was a member of her church choir.
Services will be at 1 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Samuel MB Church in Ashland, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. James Patterson officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, John Henry Spencer; a daughter, Brenda Brown of Lamar; six sons, Johnny Hampton Jr., Walter Hampton, James Hampton, Willie E. Hampton, Henry Spencer Jr. and Lonnie Spencer, all of Ashland; a sister, Sally Norton of Ashland; and 38 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Louise Spencer.
Bonnie Faith Reynolds Thomas, 59, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 31, 2011, at the Methodist Hospice in Memphis, Tenn. She served as a hospice healthcare giver for the Methodist/LeBonheur Hospital Systems in Memphis before retiring. She was a certified nurse and recipient of numerous honors during her employment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, West Clinic and other area healthcare facilities. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland, Tenn. Burial was in the Somerville City Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes and Cremation Center — West Chapel.
She leaves her husband, Kyle R. Thomas; her son, Bobby Ray Sherman (Becky) of Bartlett, Tenn.; her sister, Connie Parish of Drummonds, Tenn.; two brothers, Terry W. Reynolds of Scotts Hill, Tenn., Lyn Reynolds of Raleigh, N.C.; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Thomas Corder.
Pallbearers were Randy Parish, Bobby Sides, Dennis Palmer, Steve Riles, Wes Jenkins, Darrell Deckaman, Stoney Fuller and Matthew Jones.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, c/o Linda Taylor, 16845 Highway 64, Somerville, TN 38068, or the Shelby County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 718 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103-3323.
For online condolences visit peeblesfuneralhome.com
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