Thursday, March 8, 2012
James Earl “Chubby” Bell Sr.
James Earl “Chubby” Bell Sr., 52, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 25, 2012 at his home. He was a member of Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks and the Ruff Riders 4-Wheel Club. He was a self-employed carpenter.
Visitation will be March 2, 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home, with family present from 6-7 p.m. and March 3, at Rust College Doxey Auditorium from 10-10:55 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on March 3 at the Rust College Doxey Auditorium. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove MB Church Cemetery. Rev. Columbus Bell will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Errin Greer Bell; four children, LaKeshia Bowen of Holly Springs, James Bell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., Erik Bell, Emit Bell, both of Holly Springs; his mother, Frankie King Bell of Holly Springs; two sisters, Lela Dukes of Holly Springs, Emma Jean Young of Victoria; five brothers, Columbus Bell of Oxford, Kenneth Bell, Mark Bell, Fredrick Bell, all of Holly Springs, Timothy Bell of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Columbus Hale.
Lillie Mae Cherry
Lillie (Momma) Mae Cherry, 93, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Hollandale, died Feb. 28, 2012, at Methodist Hospice Residence in Memphis. She was the widow of L.C. Davis and a member of Pentecostal Temple Church of God In Christ in Memphis.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on March 3 at McCraven Cemetery in Victoria. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Annette (Percy) Richmond; five grandchildren, Rochelle (Orlando) Smith, JoAnne (David) Cowan, Regina Fondren McClyde, Karen (Michael) Anderson, Tara Elena Richmond, all of Memphis; eight great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Shirley Williams.
She was preceded in death by a grandson.
Arthur Dale Hanson Jr.
Arthur Dale Hanson Jr., 69, of Rossville, Tenn., died March 4, 2012. He was a member of Coldwater Baptist Church and a fork lift operator with Con Star Plastic.
Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. on March 6 at Tabernacle Hill Cemetery in Piperton, Tenn. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Lennie Bolden Hanson; three daughters, Pamela Jean Kimery, Jamie Hansen, both of Rossville, Debra Yager of Moscow, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary Harris of Waterford, Lillie Lumpkin of Ashland; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Dale Potts Hollingsworth
Ruby Dale (Potts) Hollingsworth, 93, of Potts Camp, died Feb. 27, 2012 at Sunshine Health Care, Inc., in Pontotoc. The widow of L.D. Hollingsworth, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Potts Camp, a community correspondent for The South Reporter for approximately 30 years, a known genealogist for the area, author of a book “Memories of Potts Camp on the Old Pontotoc Trail,” and great-great-granddaughter of Col. Erasmus and Elizabeth Brownlee Potts, the first settlers of Potts Camp.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 29 at United Funeral Home in New Albany. Burial was in Potts Camp Cemetery.
She leaves two sons, Jimmy L. Hollingsworth (Martha) of Tupelo, Dr. Dan Potts Hollingsworth (Elizabeth) of Demorest, Ga.; a daughter, Betty Hollingsworth Greer (David) of the Cornersville community; nine grandchildren: Vickie Lea Winter (Earl), David Hollingsworth (Teresa); Sonya Kidd (Greg); Tracy Pipkin (Bobby); David Greer, Jr. (Amy), Dr. Liesa Harte, Luke Hollingsworth, Clark Hollingsworth, and Jake Hollingsworth; and 16 great-grandchildren: Skylar Brooke Griffin, David Greer III, Mary Greer, Hannah Greer, Lilah Shepherd, Julia Blond, Mireille Blond, Olivia Blond, Nathan Blond, Lewis Blond, Alex Griffin, Lindsey Winter, Brittany Griffin, Sarah Lambert Hollingsworth, Suzette Hollingsworth and Zach Winter.
T.Y. Kimmons, 90, died Feb. 26, 2012. He served in the United States Army in Germany and fought in World War II. He attended Mississippi Industrial College. He was the widower of Dorothy Cook Kimmons. He was a truck driver for Merchants Truck Lines for more than 30 years; even after retirement, he was called to do short runs. He was commander in charge of Am. Vet Post 0355, a member of the American Legion Post 72 and a lifelong Mason.
Services were held at 12 noon on March 3 at Watson Grove MB Church in New Albany, where he was a member and usher. Rev. Avence Pittman, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Watson Grove Cemetery in New Albany. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his son, Rev. Thomas Kimmons (Lolean); brothers Harvester Kimmons of Racine, Wisc., Claude Kimmons of Montgomery, Ala., Harry Kimmons of Holly Springs; sisters Mable Kimmons of New Albany, Maxine Crem, Eloise Richards of Aurora, Ill.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Pete Bailey, Rodney Spears, Danny Elzie, Kelly Washington, Bill Jones and Earl McClellan.
Martha McGill Mitchell
Martha McGill Mitchell, 71, of Holly Springs, died March 4, 2012, at Alliance HealthCare Hospital in Holly Springs. She was born March 13, 1940, in Lauderdale County, Ala. A 1957 graduate of LCHS in Rogersville, she attended Freed-Hardeman College at Henderson, Tenn.; Harding University at Searcy, Ark.; and the University of Mississippi, graduating with highest honors from each institution. She did further study at Mississippi State University and Arkansas State University. She began her teaching duties in Deering, Mo., going next to Caruthersville, Mo.; Holly High in Holly Springs, Marshall Academy and finishing her career with 21 years as a counselor and administrator with Northwest Community College. She was a member of the Holly Springs Church of Christ, Edward Cary Walthall Chapter UDC and numerous academic honor societies and professional associations, serving as an officer in many of the organizations.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bernard Konig of Lexington, Ala., officiated.
She leaves her husband, Bobby Mitchell; a daughter, Tonya Mitchell Ragland (Joel) of Clarksville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Nicholas Ragland and Natalie Ragland of Clarksville.
Pallbearers were Dale May, Cliff Valentine, Mitchell Tomlinson, Percy Carter Dorris, Robert White, Chelius Carter, Aubrey Wilson and Nicholas Ragland. Honorary pallbearer was Joel Ragland.
Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Genealogy Society; Marshall County Library, 109 E. Gholson, Holly Springs; The Friends of the Library, or to an organization of the donor’s choice.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Donald Lee Moore
Donald Lee Moore, 62, of Byhalia, died Feb. 29, 2012, at his home. He was the widow of Deborah Beaty Moore, a Pentecost, a welder and an Army veteran of Vietnam.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 3 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Blocker Cemetery in Olive Branch. Bro. Buddy Moore officiated.
He leaves two sisters, Ruby Cotham of Southaven, Sandra Tilley of Byhalia; a brother, Rev. Buddy Moore of Horn Lake.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Moore.
Donnie Mae Pottenger
Donnie Mae Pottenger, 70, died Feb. 25, 2012. A native of Potts Camp, she worked at F.W. Woolworths in Memphis, Tenn., her Christmas Store and her husband’s Jim’s Jungle Garden Center. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
A memorial service was held on March 5 at the LDS Chapel in Apache Junction, Az. Burial was in Mountain View Memorial Garden in Mesa, Az.
She leaves her husband of 53 years, Jimmie R. Pottenger; children Douglas Edward Pottenger (Shelly), Steven Troy Pottenger (Kelly), Rebecca Ann Gray (Gary), Melissa Lynn Bucholz (Ben); two half-brothers, Jim Weaver of Alabama, Mike Weaver of Tennessee; three stepbrothers, Hoyt Johnson, Lake Johnson, Fred Johnson, all of Mississippi; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Mable H. Sharp
Mable H. Sharp, 86, of Lamar, died Feb. 28, 2012, at her home. She was the widow of Robert Sharp. She was retired from Wurlitzer.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 1 at Rice Chapel Methodist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Walter Myers officiated. Ripley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Betty Gardner of Lamar, Marilyn Hammons of Bolivar, Tenn., Carolyn Carpenter (George) of Lamar; a sister, Susie Brown; three brothers, Odell Hunsucker, Roger Dale Hunsucker, James Wade Hunsucker; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five sisters, Neva Mae Leake, Helen Gray, Margie Hunsucker, Billie Ester Wright and Molly Cothern; and one brother, George Hunsucker.
Pallbearers were Vivian Ramage, Tim Ramage Sr., Tim Ramage Jr., Wayne Allen, Henry Wright and Derrick Hunsucker. Honorary pallbearers were George Carpenter and Larry Breedlove.
Katherine Turner Yarbrough
Katherine Turner Yarbrough, 89, of Red Banks, died Feb. 29, 2012, at Trinity Great Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Byhalia. She was the widow of Garland Hamlet Yarbrough Jr. She was a member of Red Banks Methodist Church, a retired registered nurse and a community volunteer.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on March 3 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Red Banks Cemetery. Rev. Anita Lawson officiated.
She leaves four daughters, Garland Minton of Hardy, Ark., Paula Noble, Carolyn Neergaard (Johnny), both of Olive Branch, Lean Follett (George) of Meridian; a sister, Jo Turner Wright of Tupelo; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Turner Rutledge and Ann Turner; and a brother, Haiden Turner.
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