February 24, 2011
Maggie Lorine Curry
Maggie Lorine Curry, 56, of Waterford, died Feb. 16, 2011, at her home in Oxford. She was a bus monitor with ICS Headstart.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 21 at Greenfield Presbyterian Church in Waterford, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Minister Alvin Curry officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, LaTonya Walton of Waterford; a son, Carlous Antonio Curry of Waterford; two sisters, Gracie L. Holman of Minneapolis, Minn., Barbara Dixon of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Booker T. Curry of Oxford, Fulton Curry Jr. of Omaha, Neb., Douglas Curry of Minneapolis; and three grandchildren.
Ira Mae Ford
Ira Mae Ford, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 16, 2011, at Alliance HealthCare System. She was a church clerk, a member of the choir, director of Vacation Bible School, Missionary Society Circle chairperson, Sunday school teacher, member of Marshall County Singing Union and secretary, member of Retired Teachers Association, member of Heroines of Jericho Court #38, member of Eastern Star and a retired school teacher with Marshall County Schools.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Hopewell No. 1 MB Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Leroy James will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sisters, Etoyil F. Long, Ethel L. Terry, both of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by siblings James B. Ford, Ella B. Hubbard and Earlease White.
Knowledge Gipson, 79, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 18, 2011, at his home. He was a member of the American Legion Post 250, Marshall County Citizens for Progress, church trustee and former member of the Holly Springs School Board. He retired from ICS Head Start in 2007 as a social worker.
Services will be held at 12 noon on Feb. 25 at Hudsonville CME Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Bobby Wilson will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Gloria Jean Jones Gipson; five children, Abifia Judon of Holly Springs, Valerie Leonard of Hattiesburg, Christopher Penilton, Bernard Jones, Leonard Jones, all of Memphis, Tenn.; six sisters, Naomi Murphy, Evelyn Cummings, Francis Lawshe, all of Memphis, Lou Ree Boykins, Gloria Suggs, Revelyn Coleman, all of Holly Springs; five brothers, Quentell Gipson Sr., Alva E. Gipson, Clinton Gipson, all of Holly Springs, Clifford Gipson of Oxford, Elijah Gipson of Nashville, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two children, Knowledge Gipson Jr. and Dewayne Gipson.
Jackie Dewitt Hodges
Jackie Dewitt Hodges, 75, of Byhalia, died Feb. 20, at his home. He was retired from the construction industry.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Collierville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tenn.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Vivian Hodges; a daughter, Vickie Mosby of Byhalia; a son, Billy Jack Hodges (Natalie) of Byhalia; a sister, Charlene Hodges of Boliver, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Bobby Dewitt Hodges and Jackie Dewitt Hodges Jr.
Florene Holec, 70, of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 19, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a Catholic and employed in VIP reservation at Horseshoe Casino.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Leonard will officiate. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her son, Clay Holec Jr. (Sandra) of Ashland; a daughter, Kimberly Holec of Memphis; two brothers, Travis Phipps of Hernando, Larry Ted Phipps of Tupelo; and a sister, Laraine Watkins of Hernando.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Wesley McDonald, 77, of St. Paul, Minn., died Feb. 16, 2011. He born and reared in Holly Springs, to Mildred Rucker McDonald and Wesley McDonald and moved to St. Paul, Minnesota
A Celebration of Life Service was be held Feb. 21, 2011 at Attucks Brooks American Legion Post #606, 976 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. A gathering of family and friends was held immediately following the memorial service, with a private inurnment.
He leaves his wife Meredith McDonald; children, Esther, Effie, Wesley (Sonja), Mark, Lori, Nathan, and Denise; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter Cheryl. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred; call 651-222-6363 for details.
Murry Shipp, 57, of Aurora, Ill., formerly of Byhalia, died Feb. 17, 2011 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. He was a member of New Faith Temple in Oswego, Ill., and a supervisor at Just Parts.
Services will be held at 12 noon on Feb. 26 at Strickland Chapel United Methodist Church in Byhalia, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Perry L. Mamon Jr. will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Jeanette Shipp of Aurora; 13 children, Murry Shipp Jr., Randy Stewart, Rickey Stewart, all of Aurora, Alan Austin of DeKalb, Ill., Tony Austin, Patricia Shipp, Toni Shipp, Linda Stewart, Penny Austin, Cedra Austin and Janice Revera, all of Aurora, Brenda Stewart, Teresa Shipp, Tammy Campbell, all of Holly Springs; his parents, Wash Shipp and Lois Shipp, both of Byhalia; three brothers, Robert J. Shipp of Byhalia, Russell Shipp, Wash Shipp Jr., both of Aurora; five sisters, Cal Rayford, Glory Bobb, both of Byhalia, Georgia M. Lawson of Holly Springs, Catherine McKinney of Naperville, Ill., Curtisean Mamon of Oswego, Ill., and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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