Thursday, January 12, 2012
Ann Boren Armstrong of Jackson, 79, died Jan. 3, 2012. She was the widow of James S. Armstrong. She graduated from Potts Camp High School and attended Blue Mountain College. She was a member of the Euzelian Society. She was a member of the Wesley Foundation. She was a retired banker, working 20 years in the banking and savings and loan industry, where she achieved the level of vice president. She was very active in her church and served on many committees. She was a den mother for Cub Scouts.
Services were held at 9 a.m. on Jan. 6 at St. Matthews United Methodist Church.
She leaves a daughter, Sherrel Ann (Keith) Moffat of Ridgeland; two sons, James S. (Fran) Armstrong Jr. and Mark S. Armstrong of Valdosta, Ga.; a brother, Norris H. (Erla) Boren of Moraga, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and caregivers Bea Brown and Elsie Echols.
She was preceded in death by her son, Allen B. Armstrong; and brother, George W. (Billy) Boren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthews UMC of Madison, and the television ministry of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.
Ollie Chairs, 76, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died Jan. 4, 2012 in Chicago. He was a member of Hudsonville CME Church. He sang tenor professionally in the family gospel quartet “The Southern Jubilee.” He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Masons. He was employed as a printing pressman with W.F. Hall Printing Co. in Chicago for 15 years and with Kentile Tile and Flooring Co. as a tile cutter, for 10 years.
Visitation will be at the funeral home on Jan. 13 from 2-6 p.m. and at the church, Jan. 14 from 12 noon to 12:55.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 14 at Hudsonville CME Church with burial in Isom Chapel Cemetery in Holly Springs. Elder Bobby G. Wilson will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Vera Bailey Chairs; five children, Deborah Bailey of Chicago, Ronald Chairs of Bellwood, Ill., Tareylon Chairs of Valparaiso, Ind., Lezondra Chairs and LaShundra Chairs, both of Chicago; five sisters, Louise Coleman, Lorine Chairs, Annie Mae Chairs, Maxcine Archbell-Chairs and Freddie Hayes, all of Holly Springs, Alice Coleman of Memphis, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Chairs; and three brothers, Larry Gatewood Sr., F.C. Chairs and Edward Chairs Sr.
Tommy L. Esmon, 58, died Dec. 21, 2011. He was born July 25, 1953, in New Albany.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 27 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Potts Camp Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sons, Tommy Esmon II of Holly Springs, Shane Esmon of Potts Camp; three sisters, Wanda Derrick, Judy Pannell of Red Banks, Sandra Lee of Southaven; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Rod Hulsey, Richard Hulsey, Craig Pannell, Brad Pannell, Johnny Brown, Shane Frankum, Johnny Gibbons and Kenny Young. Honorary pallbearers were Doug Newell, Daniel Gibbons, Ricky Taylor, James Gibbons, Shannon Gibbons, Scotty Rodgers, Steve Rodgers and Paul Gibbons.
Stacey Renee Allen Feathers
Stacey Renee Allen Feathers, 37, of Lamar, died Jan. 6, 2012, at her home. She was Baptist.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 8 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery in Lamar. Bro. Casey Russell officiated.
She leaves her husband, Mark Feathers; two sons, Matthew Feathers, Justin Feathers, both of Lamar; her father, Charles Allen of Lamar; her mother, Rose Skelton (Charles) of Holly Springs; her daughter, Victoria Sue Feathers of Lamar; stepdaughters, Emma Hancock, Erika Hancock, both of Lamar; three brothers, Stanley Allen (Jennifer) of Lamar, Stephen Skelton (Chris) of Holly Springs, Mike Skelton of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Marvel and Jimmie Allen, Mary Lou and Jack Skelton and Hayes Brown.
Richard Allen Gilmer
Richard Allen Gilmer, 50, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 6, 2012, at home. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a truck driver.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 9 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Charlie Knight officiated.
He leaves his father, Billie Gilmer; his mother, Dorothy Gilmer; his brother, Billy W. Gilmer; his sister, Cynthia Freeze, all of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James Kevin Gilmer.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Lester Givens, 75, of Hickory Flat, died Dec. 23, 2011, at his home.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 29 at Serenity Funeral Home. Burial was in McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Pastor Brownie Tohill of New Albany officiated.
He leaves a sister, Martha Toliver; and two brothers, James Givens and Henry Givens.
Pallbearers were Justin Akin, Steve Dodson, Bobby Greer, Ricky Pipkin, Rick Pipkin and Doug Stanton.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gwen Hurt and Hazel Givens; and four brothers, Willie Jr., Sylvester, Waldell and Charlie Givens.
Gary Eric Love
Gary Eric Love, 27, of Red Banks, died Jan. 1, 2012 at his home. He was Baptist and a swimming pool builder.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 4 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his daughter, Amiyah Love; his father, Craig Love; his mother, Janet Roberts; and a stepbrother, Mark Roberts.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Columbus Luellen, 66, of Slayden, died Jan. 3, 2012 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He worked in construction most of his life.
Services were held at 12 noon on Jan. 7 at Concord MB Church in Slayden, where he was a member. Pastor Harvey Garrison officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Fannie Mae Luellen; a son, Earl Spencer (Neice) of Memphis, Tenn.; five daughters, Brenda Harris of Red Banks, Patricia Spencer of Lamar, Kivia L. Moore (Tony) of Memphis, Lakesha Luellen of Byhalia, Jasmine Luellen (Nancy) of Byhalia; a daughter, Regina Kimble; four brothers, Kimet L uellen Jr. (Emma Jean) of Memphis, Jimmie Lee Luellen of Memphis, Leon Gatewood of Memphis, Hardy Strickland (Genell) of Somerville, Tenn.; four sisters, Eva Lee Ambrose (Eddie) of Holly Springs, Maggie Luellen of Memphis, Venelsa Buntyn of Rossville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James Henry Luellen.
Pallbearers were Stanley Ambrose, Robert Lee Jones, Terrence McGauyhey, Lorenzo Ambrose, Tedric McGauyhey and Willie Earl McGauyhey. Honorary pallbearers were Leon Gatewood, Joe Cotton, Bruce Ambrose and Tony Moore.
Freeman Phillips Jr.
Freeman “Bopete” Phillips Jr., 49, died Nov. 19, 2011. He was a member of Union Valley Baptist Church in Byhalia. He was formerly employed by Krag Plumbing Company and was an artist.
Services were held at 12 noon on Dec. 31 at M.J. Edwards and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Memphis, Tenn. Pastor Joe L. Richmond officiated. Burial was in Union Valley Baptist Church Cemetery in Byhalia.
He leaves his parents, Freeman Sr., Bobbie Phillips; his brother, D’wayne Phillips; four children, Jamal Phillips, Marissa Craig, Keyvion Phillips, Freemya Phillips; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Bowens.
Pallbearers were Alonto Hopkins, Terry Phillips, Bobby Street, Cassell Knox, Larondo Spears and Bobby Lee Spears. Honorary pallbearers were D’wayne Phillips, Jerry Clayton, M.L. Rayford, Mike Miller, Jamal Phillips, Robert DeBerry, Ishmal Durden, Emmitt Jones, Cecil Ingram, Carl DeBerry, Orndorff Matthews Jr. and Lonnie Jones.
Mary Pauline Roberson
Mary Pauline Roberson, 77, of Red Banks, died Jan. 7, 2012. She was the widow of Marvin E. Roberson, her husband of 50 years.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial was in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn.
She leaves her son, Marvin E. Roberson Jr. (Charlotte); and grandson John T. Roberson of Collierville, Tenn.
Marcus Scruggs Sr.
Marcus Scruggs Sr., 80, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 30, 2011, in Southaven. He was a retired railroad worker. He was a member of Independence Masonic Lodge #81 and a member of Mt. Gillead CME Church.
Services were held at 12 noon on Jan. 7 at Chulahoma MB Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in Mt. Gillead Cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home of Senatobia was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Mary Frances Moore-Scruggs; five daughters, Dorothy Cox of Holly Springs, Marie Scruggs of Olive Branch, Nancy Louis of Little Rock, Ark., Helen Scruggs of Oxford, Annie Richards of Memphis, Tenn.; four sons, Charles King of St. Louis, Mo., Isaac King of Byhalia, James Scruggs, Marcus Scruggs Jr., both of Holly Springs; seven sisters, Jessie Mae King, Verelene Jones, both of Holly Springs, Veonnie Harper of Memphis, Mae Ella Tuggles of Indianapolis, Ind., Luerine Beard of Indianapolis, Veola Amos of St. Louis, Mo., Pearl Brooks of Chicago; 11 brothers, Marshall Jones of Aurora, Ill., Joe Willie Jones, L.C. Jones, Lorenzo Harper, Gene Stewart, Lamar Stewart, Arnold Stewart, all of Holly Springs, Eddie Stewart of Memphis, Ezekiel Jones of Flint, Mich., Crawford Jones of Indianapolis, James Stewart of Chicago; 27 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-
Bobby Thomas, 54, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 8, 2012, at his home. He was a restaurant food preparer.
Visitation will be Jan. 11, 2-7 p.m. with the family receiving visitors from 6-7 p.m. and on Jan. 12, from 12 noon until 12:55.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 12 at Sand Hill MB Church in Lamar, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Elder Actavitis Allen will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Rosie Lee Thomas of Holly Springs; a grandson, Twayna Hudson of Memphis, Tenn.; seven sisters, Brenda Reynolds, Dianne Thomas, Annie Jean Spight, all of Holly Springs, Verlean Dowdy of Sugar Grove, Ill., Virginia Jones of Minneapolis, Minn., Martha Cooper and Elenor Clayborn, both of Memphis; and three brothers, James Earl Thomas, David Thomas, both of Holly Springs, and Marcus Dortch of Memphis.
He was preceded in death by two children, Monshia Hudson and Christopher Thomas.
Gladys Clarene Warrell
Gladys Clarene Warrell, 61, of Memphis, Tenn., died Jan. 4, 2012, at her home. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and employed at Circle K.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 7 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Phil Anderson officiated.
She leaves two sons, Walter Free (Sherry) of Corinth, Edward Free (Carolyn) of Horn Lake; a daughter, Diane Vincent (Albert) of McMinnville, Tenn.; two brothers, Charles Cook of Lexington, Tenn., David Cook of Boliver, Tenn.; a sister, Agnes Gray of Memphis, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Marvin Delbridge Jr.
Marvin Delbridge Jr., 57, died Jan. 2, 2012 at his home. He was a member of St. Mark MB Church in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 9.
He leaves a son, Marchello Sellers; his mother, Mattie Galloway Delbridge of Holly Springs; a brother, George Delbridge of Holly Springs; and two sisters, Izonia Delbridge (Winfred), Janice Delbridge (Earnest), both of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
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