Thursday, March 15, 2012
Emery F. Battle
Emery F. Battle, 69, of Byhalia, died March 6, 2012, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Marshall County and a farmer. He retired from Carrier Corporation after 31 years of service.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on March 10 at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
He leaves his wife of 34 years, Pattie Lou Battle; three stepchildren, Tammy Lisa Clifton, Dawn Marie Hankey, Odin Edward Clifton (Valerie); three brothers, Calvin Battle, Tommy Battle, Billy Battle; a sister, Carrie Schaab; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his stepson, Donald Duane Clifton.
For condolences visit www.BrantleyFuneral.com.
Agripper Craine, 92, of Byhalia, died March 5, 2012, at his home. He was the widower of Annie Glass Craine, a member of Free Branch MB Church and a retired farmer.
Services were held at 12 noon on March 10 at Liberty Hill MB Church in Byhalia. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Calvin Rayborn officiated. J.F. Brittneum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three daughters, Eliza Mae Craine, Annie Milan, Deborah Craine, all of Byhalia; four sons, Eyrice Craine, Jasper Craine, Edward Craine, Maurice Craine, all of Byhalia; three sisters, Roxie Craine Holloway, Lula Craine Finley, both of Holly Springs, Juanita Craine Guy of Memphis, Tenn.; and a brother, Timothy Craine of Elkhart, Ind.
He was preceded in death by three children, Inez Craine, Mary Craine Wilson and Wesley Craine.
Stanley Eugene Dees
Stanley Eugene Dees, 55, of Mt. Pleasant, died March 11, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. He was Pentecostal and a salesman with H-D Supply.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 14 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in DeSoto Memorial Gardens. Jerry Northam officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Regina Dees; stepmother, Betty Dees of Mt. Pleasant; two daughters, Sarah Bryant (Jason) of Southaven, Stacy Blan (Jimmy) of Olive Branch; three brothers, Jackie Eaton of Kossuth, Chester Ederes of Brighton, Tenn., Gary Dees of Mt. Pleasant; five sisters, Gloria Clem of Collierville, Tenn., Vickie DeAvelar of Memphis, Tenn., Rosie Purvis of Florida, Mae Hymans of Holly Springs, Kathy Eaton of Mt. Pleasant; and two grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
David D. Dunn
David D. Dunn, 48, of Byhalia, died March 4, 2012.
Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, DeJuana Dunn; a daughter, Terri Smith of Byhalia; a sister, Holly Bell of Holly Springs; two brothers, Andy Dunn of Olive Branch, Billy Riley of Potts Camp; his grandmother Jean Berryhill of Potts Camp; three stepdaughters, Cora Jackson, Mindy Quinn, Jennifer Pipkin, all of Byhalia; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Rodney Eugene; and grandfather, Floyd Berryhill.
Daisy Mae Withers Hall
Daisey Mae Withers Hall, 84, of Byhalia, died March 9, 2012, at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She retired from Curtis Candy Company, Chicago, Ill., as a packer in 1988.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on March 17 at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks, where she was a member and president of the choir. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
She leaves six sisters, Henrietta Cobb of Byhalia, Earlean Fuller of Gardena, Calif., Hattie Pearl Mims, Lessie Hannah, Florida Garrett, Pauline Withers, all of Chicago; and a brother, John David Withers of Memphis, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by siblings William Withers, Jodie Withers, Amanda Hazelwood, Leola Parker and Nora Tunstall.
Frank Johnson Jr.
Frank Johnson Jr., 85, of Ashland, died March 8, 2012, at Ashland Health and Rehab in Ashland. A retired laborer for Holly Springs Brick and Tile, he was a World War II Army veteran.
Visitation will be held March 16, 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home and March 17 from 9:30-10:25 a.m.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., March 17 at Greenwood MB Church in Lamar, where he was a member. Rev. Gerald Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife Eldora Peterson Johnson of Ashland; three daughters, Casynette Hoyle of Michigan City, Deborah Flemming of Holly Springs, Jennifer Brown of Lamar; nine sons, Freddie B. Johnson, Trence Johnson, Larry Johnson, Dwight Johnson, all of Ashland, Frank Howard Johnson of Memphis, Tenn., Ellis Johnson, Rickey Johnson, Casey Powell, Sylvester Mark Johnson, all of Holly Springs; two sisters, Thelma Thompson of Ashland, Myrtle Johnson of Mobile, Ala.; 26 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Monica Diane McDonald
Monica Diane McDonald, 25, of Olive Branch, died March 4, 2012, in Olive Branch. She was a Baptist and cafeteria coordinator with Region One Medical Center.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 8 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Temperance Hill Cemetery. Bro. Lee Castle officiated.
She leaves her mother, Cindy Bradford (Chip) of Olive Branch; her father, Darrell McDonald (Gina) of Olive Branch; five sisters, Laura McDonald Haynes of Bartlett, Tenn., Sarah Thornton of Olive Branch, Victoria Benfred of Jackson, Tenn., Cheyenne Busby of Olive Branch, Lana Van Landingham of Ft. Drum, N.Y.; and grandparents Johnny and Laverne Westmoreland of Potts Camp, Billie and Linda Williams of New Albany, Ronnie and Bonnie Hathcock of Olive Branch.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Glenda Kay Echols Moore
Glenda Kay Echols Moore, 54, of Red Banks, died March 6, 2012, at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She was a retired lead inspector with KP Vinyl in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 10 at Greater Works Deliverance Ministry in Collierville, Tenn., where she was a member. Burial was in Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Pastor Joseph McKinney officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Sidney Moore; four children, Winter Moore of Mt. Pleasant, Sinwana Moore of Memphis, Tenn., Marico Echols of Holly Springs, Sidney Moore Jr. of Byhalia; parents, Elder Lawrence Echols, LueCity Watson Echols of Mt. Pleasant; five sisters, Joy Echols of Byhalia, Brenda Echols-Kizer of Southaven, Wanda Echols Faulkner of Las Vegas, Nev., Ruby Jean Echols of Memphis, Sarah Jo Smith of Houston, Tx.; a brother, Richard Echols of Richmond, Va. and 11 grandchildren.
Bobby Gail Tubbs Sr.
Bobby Gail Tubbs Sr., 77, died March 10, 2012, at Baptist Hospital-East in Memphis, Tenn. He was the widower of Nancy Harwell Tubbs, his wife of 46 years. He retired from Georgia-Pacific as a maintenance/production supervisor after more than 30 years employment. During the time he was in the United States Army, he was stationed in Georgia and Kentucky. He was a member of the President’s 100 Rifle Team, a member of the Marksmanship Unit, the 101st Airborne and the 82nd Airborne Units. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason.
Graveside services were held at 11 am. on March 14 at Anchor Cemetery in Lafayette County. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a son, Bobby Gail Tubbs Jr. of Holly Springs; a daughter, Susie Tubbs Murphy of Holly Springs; three sisters, Beverly Buchanan of Maryland, Diane Hunter of Memphis, Tenn., Deborah Cochran of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, David Robertson of Dunlap, Tenn.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Ralph Allen Waller
Ralph Allen Waller, 59, of Holly Springs, died March 9, 2012, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. A retired laborer for Snap On Tools in Olive Branch, he was a member of Hopewell No. 1 MB Church, the Tuff Street Band and an alumni of Cadet School, Holly Springs. Visitation will be March 16, 2-7 p.m. with the family receiving from 6-7 p.m. and at the school auditorium on March 17 from 2-2:55 p.m.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on March 17 at Holy Family School auditorium with burial in Bowens Cemetery. Rev. Leroy James officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He leaves four sons, Duwan Balfour, David Waller, Jovan Waller, all of Aurora, Ill., Steve Waller of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Demetris Balfour of Holly Springs, Keyyonna Williams of Aurora; four sisters, Brenda Waller, Tina Zinn, Nichole Washington, Erika Washington, all of Holly Springs; five brothers, Elbert Waller of Atlanta, Ga., Clinton Waller, Donald Waller, both of Holly Springs, Michael Waller of Las Vegas, Nev., Larry Waller of Aurora; and 21 grandchildren.
Nora Mae Tunstall
Nora Mae Tunstall, formerly of Red Banks, died Feb. 20, 2012. In 1946, she married Clarence Moore. In 1968, she married John Henry Tunstall. They resided in Kalamazoo, Mich. She retired from Chicago Public Schools as a food preparer. She was a member of True Light Church Baptist for 54 years.
Services were held at 12 noon on Feb. 25 at True Light Baptist Church, Chicago, Ill. Rev. A. Harold White and Dr. LaRue F Kidd, pastors, officiated. Services were held at 12 noon on Feb. 29 at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks. Rev. S.A. Phillips, pastor, officiated. Leak and Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, Ill, and Superior Funeral Home, Memphis, Tenn., were in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her children, Charlene, Gracie, Annie, Clarence (Leon) and John Jr.; sisters Daisy Hall of Byhalia, Hattie Mims of Chicago, Ill., Lessie Hannah, of Chicago, Florida Garrett of Chicago, Earline (James) Fuller of Los Angeles, Calif, Pauline Withers of Chicago, John Withers of Memphis, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by siblings William, Jodie and Amanda.
Pallbearers were Anthony Baylis, David Lee, Eddie London, Christopher Marshall, Clarence Moore Jr. and Frederick Withers. Honorary pallbearers were Derwin Cobb, Christopher Marshall, Gus Tunstall, John David Withers and Llewellyn Withers.
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