Thursday, April 19, 2012
Claude Thomas Colston
Claude Thomas Colston, 88, died April 10, 2012. He was the widower of Gertrude Marie Humphrey Colson, his wife of 63 years. He attended Believers Baptist Church. He served in World War II at Camp Shelby, then at Camp Croft in Spartanburg, S.C. He learned to cook while in the Army, farmed and did factory work.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 13 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Frank Feathers delivered the sermon.
He leaves a son, Jerry Wayne Colston; a daughter, Pattie Dickerson of Holly Springs; a brother, George Monroe Colston of Hickory Flat; a sister, Nora Russom Peel of Holly Springs; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Nathan Colston, Jimmie Cathey, Michael Garber, Roger Allen, Jackie Humphrey and Timothy Humphrey.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Willie Mae McEwen DeBerry
Willie Mae McEwen DeBerry, 94, of Holly Springs, died April 16, 2012 in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Roy Lee DeBerry Sr., and a member of Hopewell No. 1 MB Church, where she was on the Mother Board, Sunday school teacher, Missionary Society and choir member. She retired as a teacher’s assistant at ICS HeadStart in 1988.
Visitation will be April 20, at the funeral home, from 2-7 p.m., with the family visiting friends from 6-7 p.m.; and at the church, April 21, 10 -10:55 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on April 21 at Anderson Chapel CME Church with burial in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Mayor André DeBerry will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves six sons, James DeBerry, Melvin DeBerry, Mayor André DeBerry, all of Holly Springs, Roy Lee DeBerry Jr. of Oxford, Willie Houston of Irving, Texas, Ronald DeBerry of Memphis, Tenn.; four daughters, Doris Mae Waller of Holly Springs, Mary Beard of Potts Camp, Elnora McKennley, Lee Etta Smith, both of Memphis; 32 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Alberta Griffin.
Daniel Wayne Devore Sr.
Daniel Wayne Devore Sr., 62, of Mt. Pleasant, died April 14, 2012, at his home. He was a Baptist and a mechanic.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on April 19 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hopewell Cemetery, near Ashland.
He leaves a son, Daniel “Chug” Devore Jr. of Mt. Pleasant; a daughter, Michelle Ballard of Collierville, Tenn.; a brother, John Devore of Somerville, Tenn.; four sisters, Elsie Brooks of Ashland, Jewel Frances Creech of West Orange, N.J., Inez Ferrell of Brownsville, Tenn., Dale Cannon of Somerville; and three grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Cora Lee Ingram
Cora Lee Ingram, 74, of Holly Springs, died April 10, 2012, at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She was a member of Strawberry MB Church and a retired factory worker with Wurlitzer Corp. in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on April 14 at Holy Family School Auditorium. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Rev. Deldrick Leasure officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two children, Judy Ingram, Alvertis “Chuck” Ingram, both of Holly Springs; a sister, Lucy Mae Ingram of Holly Springs; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
John Lee Nunnally Jr.
John Lee “Sle-Slaw” Nunnally Jr., 74, of Holly Springs, died April 9, 2012, at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. He was a retired grocery clerk with Cummings Grocery.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on April 14 at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves four sisters, Mary R. Campbell, Janie Dowdy, Christine Lyons, all of Holly Springs, Betty Bronson of Collierville, Tenn.; and five brothers, Willie L. Nunnally of Sacramento, Calif., Joseph McKinney of Philadelphia, Penn., T.S. Nunnally of Holly Springs, Jesse Nunnally, Mark Nunnally, both of Byhalia.
He was preceded in death by siblings Susie Isom, Billy Nunnally, Charles Nunnally, Bruce Nunnally, Leroy Nunnally and John McKinney.
Michael Owens, 69, of Memphis, Tenn., died March 21, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Services were held at 2 p.m. at New Era Baptist Church in Memphis, where he was a member. Burial was in Galilee Cemetery in Bartlett, Tenn.
He leaves his wife, Cynthia Blake Owens; five sons, Michael Owens Jr., Archie Owens, Eric Owens Sr. (Lynda) Alvatis Jones, Darren Owens, all of Memphis; three daughters, Gloria Tabor (Barnabas), Kim Chism, Stacy Owens,; eight brothers, Robert Small (Jackie), Fentress Small, Noah Owens (Marsha) all of Memphis, Vernell Owens (Mary) of Walnut, Gabriel Owens (Judith) of Lamar, Daniel Owens (Marsell) of Ashland, Jobe Owens (Cherry) of Byhalia, Ezekiel Owens of Holly Springs; five sisters, Beverly White, Helen Key, Pauline Yancy, all of Memphis, True Angel Jones (Bobby), Annie Jean Hardaway (Edison); and 16 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were brothers Vernell Owens, Gabriel Owens, Daniel Owens, Jobe Owens, Noah Owens and Ezekiel Owens.
Tina Bowden Riddiough
Tina Bowden Riddiough, 40, of Byhalia, died April 7, 2012, at her home.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on April 13 at Hernando Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery in Coldwater.
She leaves her fiance, Jesus Perez of Southaven; three daughters, Brandi Wood, Candice Wood, both of Little Rock, Ark., Larrisa Riddiough of Batesville, Ark.; her parents, Debra Brown of Byhalia, Rickey Bowden of Desha, Ark.; and two brothers, Rickey Bowden of Desha, Randy Jowers, Bartlett, Tenn.; and a grandson.
She was preceded in death by a son, Zane Riddiough.
Thomas Lee Short
Thomas Lee Short, 65, of Byhalia, died April 11, 2012, at his home. He served in the United States Navy in the 1960s. He was a mechanic.
Services were held at 6 p.m. on April 18 at Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home Chapel in Union Grove, Wis. Rev. Richard Oertel officiated. A private burial will be held at a later date.
He leaves a daughter, Maria Clark of Connecticut; his mother, Rose Hovgaard of Racine, Wisc.; his father, Marvin (Betty Jean) Short of Tennessee; siblings Gloria Jean (Richard) Oertel of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Marvin James (Sherry) Short of Tennessee, Ruth Short of Racine, Rhonda (Curtis) McKinzie of Tenn., Steven (Debbie) Short of Tennessee, Lee Ann (Tom) Kristiansen of Racine, Kay (Johnie) Crawford of Racine, Timothy Short of Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Victoria Short.
Memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project have been suggested.
News: (662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: (662) 252-3388
Questions, comments, corrections: email@example.com
The South Reporter
P.O. Box 278
Holly Springs, MS 38635
©2004, The South Reporter, All Rights Reserved.
No part of this site may be reproduced in any way without permission.
The South Reporter is a member of the Mississippi Press Association.
Site managed and maintained by
South Reporter webmasters Linda Jones, Kristian Jones
Web Site Design - The South Reporter
Back | Top of Page