February 17, 2011
Anthony Terrance Anderson
Anthony Terrance Anderson, 28, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 9, 2011, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn. He was a member of the church choir, a 2002 graduate of Holly Springs High School, attended Northwest Community College and was a truck driver with Pat Salmon Company in Little Rock, Ark.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Anderson Chapel CME Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Denise Anders Modest will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Purvene Love Anderson of Holly Springs; his father, George Anderson of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, George Durrell Jeffries of Holly Springs; and his grandmother, Anna Mae Love of Holly Springs.
James Howard Hoyle
James Howard Hoyle, 73, of Ashland, died Feb. 4, 2011, at Baptist Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a member of Palestine MB Church in Ashland and a retired fork lift operator with Scherring Plough, Inc. after 35 years.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Ashland High School gym. Burial was in Palestine MB Church Cemetery. Supt. Bernell Hoyle officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife Alberta Richard Hoyle; a daughter, Natalie F. Washington of Memphis, Tenn.; six sons, James Hoyle, Eldson Hoyle, Jerome Hoyle, Tarvaris Hoyle, Renaldo Hoyle, Patrick Hoyle, all of Ashland; four sisters, Geanie Parker, Ruby Richard, Doris Evans, Betty Gibson, all of Ashland; seven brothers, Chester Harris, Raymond Hoyle, Thomas Hoyle, Cluster Hoyle, all of Ashland, George Harris of Memphis, Reed Hoyle of Columbus, Ohio, Freddie Hoyle of Corinth; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Nehemiah Lesure Sr.
Nehemiah Lesure Sr., 80, died Feb. 5, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. He was the widower of Lillie Mae Scruggs Lesure. He was a factory worker at the Coca Cola Plant and Hoover Plant Corporation.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Free Branch MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Marvin Brooks officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, Minnie J. Lesure of Lamar, Carnella F. Lesure of Victoria; five sons, Nehemiah Jr. (Shirley) of Potts Camp, Wendell (Lisa) of Pontotoc, David (Shirley) of Ashland, Johnson L. (Sue Ann) of Louisville, Rowland (Lesa) of Columbia, Ga.; a sister, Minnie P. Lesure; five brothers, Willie Henry (Guthrie), M.T. Lesure, Ollie R. Lesure, Robert Lesure, Paul Lesure; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Eddie Nunn, Anthony Lesure, Robert Fairs, Terrell Lesure, Demarus Shield and Maurice Lesure. Honorary pallbearers were his sons.
He was preceded in death by his first child, James Roger Lesure; a granddaughter and one great-grandson.
Doris Elaine McDaniel
Doris Elaine McDaniel, 49, died Feb. 1, 2011, in Moses Lake, Wash. She graduated from Holly Springs High School in 1980 and attended junior college in Oxford, receiving an associate’s degree.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 11 at New Beginnings Christian Center in Moses Lake. Providence Funeral Services in Quincy was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, David; children, Sherita, Shavita, David Jr. and Shetekia; her mother, Lucille Rooks; brothers, Joe Ray Rooks, Walter Rooks, Freddie Rooks, Sylvester Rooks, Robert Rooks, George Thompson, James Rooks; sisters, twin Doral Sharp, Brenda Stinson.
She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Clarence Rooks, Milton Rooks, MaryLee Montez, Mattie Rooks and Martha Rooks.
Memorials may be made through New Beginnings Christian Center.
Curtis Hayes Ray
Curtis Hayes Ray, 59, of Pontotoc, died Feb. 5, 2011. He was a member of Naylor Chapel, worked for Tupelo High School until he became ill and played in a local band.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Naylors Chapel CME Church in Pontotoc. Burial was in Pontotoc Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Matthew Freeman, pastor, officiated. Serenity Funeral Home and Chapel of Pontotoc was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two children, Curtisha (James) Anderson and Lynett Ray of Kansas City, Kan.; his parents, Charlie A. Ray and Jennette Bell, and two brothers, Charles Ray of Pontotoc, Arnell Penson of Omaha, Neb.; five sisters, Carol Annette Ray Moore, Virginia Johnson, Nicole (Donnell) Wilson, all of Pontotoc, Brenda Penson of Beloit, Vickie Doss of Washington; and his uncle, Billy Autry.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlene Ray Siddell.
Pallbearers were Mark McEwen, Donnell Wilson, Charles Ray, William Lindsey, John Buck and Shan Stafford.
Mary Elaine Wicker Reese
Mary Elaine Wicker Reese, 71, died Feb. 11, 2011, at The Med in Memphis, Tenn. She retired from the Desoto County School District, having taught school in Olive Branch for 49 years. She graduated from Hickory Flat High School and Blue Mountain College.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Hickory Flat Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Rev. Johnny Rakestraw and Rev. William Phillips officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Mark Reese (Wendy) of Oxford; two brothers, Fred Wicker of Pontotoc, Kenneth Wicker (Norma) of Tupelo; a special cousin and caregiver, George Wicker of Hickory Flat; a grandson and a great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers were Glenn Cossitt, Jeff Beasley, Carroll Taylor, Don O. Taylor, James Smith and Walter Gadd.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Dan Robinson, 93, of Flint, Mich., formerly of Potts Camp, died Feb. 9, 2011, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Flint. He was the widow of Vera Robinson, a member of the steward board and retired farmer and construction worker.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 19 at Mt. Teamer CME Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Gwen Nelson will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Carolyn Greer of Aurora, Ill.; five sons, Gary Wicks of Flint, Michael Robinson, Freddie Robinson, both of Aurora, Carl Robinson of Jackson, Tommy Ray Robinson of Potts Camp; five stepchildren, K.C. Wicks, Freeman Wicks, both of St. Louis, Mo., Oliver Wicks of Holly Springs, Vorece Glover of Aurora, Betty Walton of Springfield, Ill.; 41 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Robinson.
Barbara Fournie, 92, of Fulton, died Feb. 9, 2011, at the Meadows Nursing Home in Fulton. She was the widow of William L. Fournie, a Protestant and a public health nurse.
Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
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