Thursday, June 14, 2012
Benjamin Boone Adams
Benjamin Boone Adams, infant, died June 2, 2012, at The Med in Memphis, Tenn.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on June 7 at Fairfield Presbyterian Cemetery in Blue Springs.
He leaves his parents, Jonathan and Libby Adams of Blue Springs; a sister, Laura Adams of Blue Springs; and his grandparents, John and Nancy Boone of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mallory Adams.
Eddie Mae Echols Cathey
Eddie Mae Echols Cathey, 79, of Byhalia, died June 9, 2012, at her home. The widow of Eddie Cathey, she was a member of Strickland United Methodist Church in Byhalia, where she was a trustee and on the Mother Board.
Visitation will be June 15 at the funeral home, 2-8:30 p.m. with the family present from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and at the church on June 16, 10 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on June 16 at Strickland United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Cynthia D. Malone, Rhonda L. Cathey, Twonda Cathey, all of Holly Springs, Kipey C. Hearn of Byhalia; five sons, Shurnell Cathey of Washington, D.C., Eddie Cathey Jr. of District Heights, Md., Jarvis Cathey of Holly Springs, Carson Cathey of Byhalia, Barnett Cathey of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Minnie Pearl Phillips of Detroit, Mich., Alberta Merrell of Chicago, Ill., Virginia Wilkinson of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Anzell Echols of Chicago; 27 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three children, Calvert Cathey, Moease Cathey and Jeanetter Phillips.
Mary Marie Strickland Davis
Mary Marie Strickland Davis, 79, of Holly Springs, died June 6, 2012, at her home. The widow of O.V. Davis, she was a retired cafeteria worker for the Benton County School System.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on June 13 at Shiloh MB Church in Ashland, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. M.L. Bowers officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Lois Davis of Ashland, Earnesteine Eason, Darlean Davis, both of Memphis, Tenn.; five sons, Meldivours Davis, Kerry Felix Davis, both of Ashland, John Edward Davis, Larry Lewis Davis, Tyrone Davis, all of Memphis; her mother, Mattie Jane Strickland of Ashland; a sister, Mae Jane Strickland of Ashland; five brothers, Luster Strickland of Ashland, Troy Strickland of Memphis, Tenn., Felix Strickland Jr., Herman Lewis Strickland and David Donald Strickland, all of Ashland.
She was preceded in death by two children, Jimmy Davis and Dorothy Jean Davis.
Chester Lee Harris
Chester Lee Harris, 79, of Michigan City, died June 8, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Ripley. He was a retired production worker for Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Visitation will be June 15 from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home and June 16 from 10-10:55 a.m. at the church.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on June 16 at Palestine MB Church in Michigan City, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Isaac Parker Sr. will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Callie Falls Harris; three daughters, Vera Smith of Jackson, Marie Trice of Michigan City, Mamie Bowen of Holly Springs; three sons, Chester L. Harris Jr., Kelvin Harris, both of Michigan City, John Harris of Corinth; four sisters, Geanie Parker of Ashland, Ruby Richard, Dorothy Evans, Betty Gibson, all of Michigan City; six brothers, George Harris of Memphis, Tenn.; Reed Hoyle of Columbus, Ohio, Freddie Hoyle of Corinth, Thomas Hoyle, Cluster Hoyle, Raymond Hoyle, all of Michigan City; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Solon Eugene Jackson
Solon Eugene Jackson, 74, of Holly Springs, died June 9, 2012. A golfer, he’d won many golf tournaments and was a member of the O.K. Houck Lodge Chapter of the Masons of Tennessee. He was retired from the Memphis and Shelby County Airport Authority.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on June 11 at Chewalla Cemetery in Potts Camp.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Wanda Jackson; four children, Terry Jackson (Margaret), Ilinda Parham (Mike), Darla Atlas, and Johnny Jackson (fianceť Mandy Peck); his mother, Sarah Jackson; two brothers, William Jackson, Carroll Jackson (Dot); and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
For online condolences visit www.BrantleyFuneral.com.
Cynthia Gail Johnson
Cynthia Gail Johnson, 52, of Horn Lake, died June 3, 2012. She was Pentecostal and a dental receptionist.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 8 at Millington United Pentecostal Church in Millington, Tenn. Burial was in Helen Crigger Cemetery in Munford, Tenn.
She leaves two sons, John Adam Johnson, Brandon Gordon Johnson, both of Horn Lake; her father, Bro. Harold Smith of Marks; three brothers, Stephen Wayne Smith of Cayce, Daniel Glenn Smith, Michael David Smith, both of Southaven; a sister, Sonia Ruth Bauer of Dallas, Tx.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Julia Faye Simpson Smith.
Josephine Spears Parks
Josephine Spears Parks, 76, of Byhalia, died June 10, 2012 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. She was retired from Hunter Fan, Inc. after 47 years and eight months of dedicated work. She was the wife of Charles Parks for 59 years and six months.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on June 13 at Barton First Baptist Church in Byhalia. Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her children, Gail Adkins and David Parks, a brother, Harold Spears; sisters Melba Leete and Juanita Dennis; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda Jo Welsh and a son-in-law, Sam Adkins.
Hazel Marlene Mason Radach
Hazel Marlene Mason Radach, 75, of New Albany, died June 5, 2012. She was the widow of retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Raymond William Radach. She was a Baptist and a lifelong member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Hickory Flat.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on June 9 at Ashland Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves daughters Diane Mason Radach of New Albany (who cared for her), Lisa Ann Radach Culver (Michael) of Arlington, Tx., Brenda Darlene Radach Rossetti (Donnie) of New Albany; sons, Terry Lee Radach (Billie) of Tacoma, Wash., and Bill Radach of New Albany; a brother, Audrey Dale “Buddy” Mason; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by brothers Cyrus Lee Mason Jr. and Jimmy Arlene Mason
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Doril Ilene Rooks Sharp
Doril Ilene Rooks Sharp, 51, of Holly Springs, died June 11, 2012, at her home. She was a member of the church choir and an unemployed assembly line worker.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on June 16 at Powell Chapel MB Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Eddie Lee Walker officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Robert Sharp; a son, Delvin Bell Sr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; four daughters, LaKeshia Faulkner, LaTasha Isom, Mesha LeSueur, Vesha LeSueur, all of Holly Springs; a sister, Brenda Stinson of Holly Springs; seven brothers, Sylvester Rooks, Walter Rooks, George Thompson, Joe Rooks, all of Holly Springs, Robert Rooks of St. Paul, Minn., James Rooks of Morgan City, La., Freddie Rooks of Clearmont, Fla.; and 16 grandchildren.
Rev. James E. Smith
Rev. James E. Smith, 87, of Holly Springs, died June 4, 2012, at his home. He was the widower of Marion Provost Smith, his wife of 61 years. He was a retired Baptist minister and a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Services were held on June 7 at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Memphis Memory Gardens.
He leaves his wife, Edith Smith; children Debra Lynn (C.J.) Smith of Olive Branch, Christopher Lee (Lisa) Smith of Germantown, Tenn.; Lisa (Mike) Van Note, Jamie (Dustin) Harding; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sons Jason Dean Smith, James David Smith; and granddaughter Jennifer Louise Whisenant.
Magnolia McKinney Wiseman
Magnolia McKinney Wiseman, 63, died June 4, 2012. She was the widow of Vertis Wiseman.
Services were held at 12 noon on June 9 at Christ Temple Church of Christ, where she was a member. Elder Albert Pass officiated. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her father, Luches McKinney Sr.; three nieces whom she cared for, Brityl T. Moore, Brenda Moore, Tabrina McKinney, all of Holly Springs; two brothers, Luches (Ester) McKinney Jr., Andrew Howell McKinney; a sister, Brenda Waller of Holly Springs; and a stepson, Vertis Wiseman Jr. of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Mae McKinney; three sisters, Willie Mae Falton, Cherry May McCool and Shelia Waller; two brothers, Charlie McKinney, James Howell McKinney.
Pallbearers were Marcus McKinney, Roosevelt Laney, Jadural Hardaway, Cedric Bady, Daniel Campbell and Charles Jeffries. Honorary pallbearers were Luches McKinney, Andrew Howell McKinney, DeWayne McKinney, Tyreak Rogers and Vertis N. Wiseman.
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