Thursday, April 5, 2012
Florence Taylor Boehm
Florence Taylor Boehm, 86, of Byhalia, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in Byhalia. She was a member of Byhalia Baptist Church and a factory worker.
Services were held at 2 p.m, March 28, at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery in Benton County. Bro. William Phillips officiated.
She leaves a daughter, Belinda Collins of Byhalia; a son, David Taylor (Susan) of Marietta, Ga.; two sisters, Lorene Denbow (Ronnie) of Cahokia, Ill., Ophelia Brannon of Ashland; a brother, Pearl Taylor of Ashland; five grandchidlren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three husbands and a grandson, Shane Collins.
Pallbearers were Mike Garcia, Gary Calhoun, Travis Davis, Wesly Davis, Gary Denbow, and Michael Hodge.
To view on-line obituary and sign the online guest book visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com
Belva Jean Foster
Belva Jean Foster, 69, of Ashland, died March 26, 2012, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. She was a member of Ashland Methodist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 29 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Rev. William Kemp officiated.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Rev. John West Taylor
Rev. John West Taylor, 94, died March 27, 2012, at his home in Byhalia. He was the widower of Hazel S. Taylor. During his ministry, he was a pastor at churches in Arkansas and Tennessee. He was a missionary in Mexico for 22 years, where he built seven churches, had a Bible school and founded an orphanage for 318 girls. He had a magazine that went into 19 countries, and he was responsible for various radio programs. He was a member of the First Assembly of God of Collierville, Tenn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 30 at the First Assembly of God of Collierville. Burial was in Forest Hill-East Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. Rev. Dr. John W. Taylor, Jr. officiated. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Mary F. Taylor; two daughters, Joyce Marie Nails of Byhalia, Merriel Joan Tomb of Harrison Valley, Pa.; two sons, Rev. Dr. John W. Taylor Jr. of Minneapolis, Kan., James Lawrence Taylor of Byhalia; two stepdaughters, Lydia Frances Smith of Horn Lake, Wanda Jean Marion of Marion, Ark.; two stepsons, Gregory Hall Gibson of West Memphis, Ark., Peter McNair Gibson of Wynne, Ark.; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Clyde Russell White
Clyde Russell White, 72, of Olive Branch, formerly of Holly Springs, died March 26, 2012, at his home. He was a former church steward and a member of Cedar Grove Masonic Lodge.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 31 at St. Paul CME Church, Lake Center Community, where he was a member. Burial was in Charity Hill Cemetery. Rev. Tony Wilkins officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Shirley Bean White; three children, Evelyn Jones of Olive Branch, Carver White of Holly Springs, Christopher White of Memphis, Tenn.; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Carlton Bernard White.
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