Thursday, September 20, 2012
Ora Stewart Bowen
Ora Stewart Bowen, 94, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 8, 2012, at her home. She was a member of Smith Grove MB Church, former member of Harris Chapel CME Church, where she served as an usher, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 14 at Chulahoma MB Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, LeSoy Bowen; two children, Ressie King of Holly Springs, Lee Morris Bowen of Fresno, Calif.; two sisters, Alice Adair of Memphis, Tenn., Willie August Summer of Newark, N.J.; five grandsons and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded death by two daughters, Clara King Morgan and Alma Bowen.
Willie Earl Dowdy
Willie Earl Dowdy, 48, of Lamar, died Sept. 6, 2012. He was a former employee of Troxel Company of Moscow, Tenn.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 15 at Hebron Baptist Church in Lamar. Burial was in Jeffries Cemetery in Lamar. Pastor Ricky Franklin officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two children, Kawanda Galmore, Quinton Galmore, both of Lamar; his mother, Gussie Bailey Dowdy; two sisters, Vickey Everett (Major) and Andrea Dowdy, both of Ashland; four brothers, Donald Dowdy of Lamar, Tony Dowdy (Carolyn) of Michigan City, Rickey Dowdy (LaTonya) of Grand Junction, Tenn., Jerry Dowdy of Memphis, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Christopher Shields, Akeo Galmore, Scott Perry, David Hudson, Mark Hudson, Lee Shantail Thompson, Fredrick Franklin and Wesley Terry. Honorary pallbearers were Antonlio Dowdy, Quinton Galmore, Reco Hamer, Terry Macon, Terry Perry and John Galmore.
Lennard Kinard, 67, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 10, 2012, at his home. He was the widower of Mattlean Isable Kinard. He was a retired factory worker with St. Charles Cabinet, St. Charles, Ill.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 15 at New Hope MB Church in Laws Hill, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Dr. Bessie Tables officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves six daughters, Shounteil Haywood of Memphis, Tenn., Trinia Echols, Linda Mitchell, Nyresa Kinard, Brittney Kinard, Amber Kinard, all of Aurora, Ill.; two sons, Shoun Haywood of Memphis, Kenny Ray Battle of Aurora; two sisters, Brenda Harmon, Beatrice Hoey, both of Waterford; six brothers, Willie James Kinard, Ivory Kinard, Sylvester Kinard, all of Waterford, Lee Kinard of Holly Springs, Ernest Kinard, Rayford Kinard, both of Aurora; and 17 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Kinard.
William Earl Luellen
William Earl Luellen, 61, of Ripley, formerly of Lamar, died Sept. 12, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Ripley. He was a member of New Zion CME Church in Moscow, Tenn., later with Evangelist Faith COGIC in Memphis, Tenn., member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and he was a disabled laborer with AT&T.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16 at Evangelical Faith Church of God In Christ in Memphis. Burial was in Hudsonville CME Church Cemetery. Supt. Dudley Lewellen Jr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two children, Brandon Luellen of Olive Branch, Sheneka Jones of Houston, Tx.; two sisters, Betty L. Davis of Waterford, Louella Buck of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, superintendent Dudley Luellen Jr. of Memphis, Larry Dortch of Chicago, Ill.; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were his nephews.
Lula Bell McGhee
Lula Bell McGhee, 85, of Moscow, Tenn., died Sept. 11, 2012, at University Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a retired cook and bus driver for Fayette County Schools. She was mother, teacher, counselor and missionary to many at Fellowship COGIC.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 15 at Lagoshen MB Church in Rossville, Tenn. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery in Moscow. McGhee and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband of 68 years, James McGhee; seven daughters, Evelyn (Thomas) Jones of Memphis, Jeanette Lacy of Oakland, Tenn., Mozella Wright (Cleven) of Oakland, Tenn., Carolyn Cole (Elder Clyde) of Southaven, Jeraldine Graham (pastor Willis) of Atlanta, Ga., Annette McGhee, Sheila Rivers (Joel) of Moscow; six sons; a special granddaughter, Queen McGhee; a brother, Morgan Wright Jr. of Chicago, Ill.; Mary Armstrong of Memphis, Tenn., also Maggie Wade (Frank) of Los Angeles, Calif.
Sadie B. Newson
Sadie B. Newson, 85, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 8, 2012. She was the widow of Baby B. Newson.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 15 at Thyatira Church of Christ in Senatobia. Burial was in Carter Memorial Cemetery in Senatobia. Rodgers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Jenett Newson, Isabella Jones, both of Holly Springs, Vanessa Ward of Senatobia; and six sons, Eddie B. Newson of Holly Springs, Willie B. Newson of Byhalia, Robert Lee Newson of Colombia, Mo., Lavern Newson of Como, Sylvester Wooten, Vinson Porter both of Senatobia; 40 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
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