Thursday, June 21, 2012
Sadie R. Benford Brown
Sadie R. Benford Brown, 96, died June 2, 2012. She worked in the Sunday school, the choir and the Missionary Society. She was employed for 22 years with Collierville Care Inn in Collierville, Tenn. She ran a small convenience store at her home.
Services were held at 12 noon on June 9 at Newell Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Byhalia, where she was a member. Rev. Charles LeSure is pastor; Rev. Spencer Mathis officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Memphis, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her sister, who was her caregiver, LaVerne Jones of Holly Springs; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, James Anderson Hull, and her brother, George Benford.
Pallbearers were Milton Benford, Allen Hull, Alfonzo Hull Sr., Corey Hull, Jeremy Hull, Daniel Owens and Jobe Owens. Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons.
Robert Lee Higgins Jr.
Robert Lee Higgins Jr., 63, of Holly Springs, died June 16, 2012, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He was a data processor.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on June 19 at Hill Crest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Marilyn Kay Higgins; a daughter, Christina Cole of West Plains, Mo.; a brother, Charles Edward Higgins of Holly Springs; a sister, Ann Marie Danner Wiegand of Morton, Ill.; and four grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Lawanda Diane Jones
Lawanda Diane Jones, 37, died June 9, 2012. She was a member of Land Mark Temple in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 10 noon on June 16 at Concord MB Church in Slayden. Pastor Clyde Williams was eulogist. Rev. Willie Huey officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sons, Michael M. Jones, Antwan M. Jones; her mother, Diane (Terrance) Kimmons; her father, Larry Joe Jones; grandmother, Annie Beard; four brothers, Tracey L. Jones, Marco Jones, Courtney Jones, Corey Jones; and a sister, Lolita Williams.
Pallbearers were Robert Faulkner, Rico McKinney, Danny Jones, Glenn Buntyn, Kyle McCommon and Terrance Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were sons and brothers.
Neddie Mae Bowens Lemons
Neddie Mae Bowens Lemons, 92, of Holly Springs, died June 13, 2012, at Trinity Mission Health & Rehab. She was a member of Mt. Peel MB Church in Laws Hill and a retired laborer with Proctor & Gamble in Chicago, Ill.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on June 17 at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Evangelist Tarsha Mosley officiated.
She leaves a daughter, Clara M. Mosley of Holly Springs; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Sue Richmond.
Margaret E. (Brown) McNatt
Margaret E. (Brown) McNatt, 82, of Ripley, died June 13, 2012, at her home. She was the widow of Elvis E. McNatt, who died June 8, 1982. She was a Baptist. She was a retired restaurateur and industrial executive cook.
Services were held at 11:30 a.m. on June 15 at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment was in Memorial Park Mausoleum.
She leaves a daughter, Tawana (McNatt) Neal (Chip) of Ripley; a son, Tony McNatt of Ripley; a stepdaughter, Linda Brucks (Eddie) of Little Rock, Ark.; a sister, Dorothy Beaumont of Tucson, Ariz.; special caregivers Linda Hutchins, Glenda Decanter, Linda Green; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Eugene Lewis Malone
Eugene Lewis Malone, 52, of Holly Springs, died June 17, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a former laborer for Whitlock Construction Company.
Visitation will be June 22, 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home and June 23, 10-10:55 a.m. at the church.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on June 23 at New Hope CME Church in Red Banks, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Doris Alexander will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a brother, Ezekiel Malone Jr. of Holly Springs, and six sisters, Mable Lester, Virginia Ivy, both of Corinth, Deneice Finley of Irving, Tx., Channie Grimes of Aurora, Ill., Earlene Hearn and Josie Malone, both of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ezekiel and Magnolia Malone, and a brother, Joseph Richmond.
Howard Richmond Jr.
Howard Richmond Jr., 48, of Olive Branch, died June 12, 2012, at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. He was a maintenance worker with S & H Grocer in Olive Branch.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on June 16 at Antioch MB Church in Red Banks. Burial was in McCraven Cemetery in Victoria. Rev. Kenneth Artison officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Tonya Brown of Memphis, Tenn.; his mother, Vera Taylor Richmond of Olive Branch; four sisters, Vivian Richmond, Carolyn Richmond, both of Olive Branch, Loraine Jones of Byhalia, Verna Sutherland of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Marvin Richmond, Narvin Richmond, both of Olive Branch, Lynnwood Richmond of Olive Branch; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Johnson Richmond; and a brother, Mark Richmond.
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