Thursday, October 4, 2012
Addie Mae Skelton Allen
Addie Mae Skelton Allen, 92, of Ashland, died Sept. 29, 2012, at her home. She was the widow of Relay “Slick” Allen.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Clear Creek Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Frank Feathers officiated.
She leaves a daughter, Shirley Swain (Gary) of Cornersville; four sons, David Allen (Ruby) of Ashland, Roy Allen (Peggy Jean) of Rosemark, Tenn., J.C. Allen (Nancy) of Ripley, Joel Allen of Ashland; a sister, Myrtice Newcome of Ashland; a brother, J.W. Skelton (Connie) of Ashland; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, Leon Allen; three sisters, Mag Bolden, Britt Tice and Gracie “Tot” Allen; four brothers, James “Bilbo” Skelton, John L. Skelton, Jack Skelton and Billy Skelton; three grandchildren, Michael Warren Allen, Douglas Dewayne Allen and Tonya Denise Allen; and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sanctuary Home Hospice, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
For online condolences visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Frederick McKinney “Fred M.” Belk Jr., died Sept. 29, 2012, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law. He was a practicing attorney in Marshall County 47 years and served as the Marshall County prosecuting attorney for 31 of those years. During the course of his distinguished career, he was a Special Master in Chancery, Mississippi Supreme Court appointed interim chancery judge, a member of the Mississippi and Tennessee Bar Associations, member of the Mississippi Trial Lawyer’s Association, president of the Marshall County Bar Association, president of the Mississippi Prosecutor’s Association, Outstanding Young Man of America, Who’s Who in American Politics, a member of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Planning Commission, served as a Mississippi State Senator, chairman of the City of Holly Springs Planning Commission, director of Marshall County Civil Defense, president and director of the Holly Springs Jaycees, president of Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce and co-owner/editor of The Marshall Messenger.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., Oct. 3, at the Holly Springs Funeral Home, with services at 1 p.m. on Oct. 4 in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Joe Lusby of First Baptist Church in Holly Springs and Bro. Milton Whatley of the First Methodist Church in Holly Springs will officiate.
He leaves his wife of 52 years, Linda Kay Moore Belk; four children, daughter Letitia “Tish” Summerlin (Jim); sons Fred M. Belk III (Anna), Fielding Belk (Cindy), Jonathan Belk (Linsey); and six grandchildren, Anna, Wil, Fielding Jr., Frederick, Alex and Lucy.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Leta Ellis Belk Richardson; and his parents, Frederick M. Belk Sr. and Leta Ellis Belk.
The family requests that any memorials be sent to the Marshall County Historical Museum.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
James Luther Berryhill
James Luther Berryhill, 65, of Fountain Inn, S.C., died Sept. 21, 2012 at his home. He was a retired business owner of Berryhill Home Remodeling and former director of special projects at Ryan’s Family Steak House in Greer. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 192 and the Hejaz Shrine Temple. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Fountain Inn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24 at Cannon Funeral Home Chapel Rev. Mike Bearden officiated. Burial was in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
He leaves his wife, Dot Berryhill; daughters Sherry Gladwin (Richard), Angela Scott (Bobby); sisters Nancy Moncrief, Becky Pitts (Robert); brothers Bobby Berryhill (Leah) and Terry Berryhill (Bonnie); three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Riley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Fountain Inn, 206 N. Weston St., Fountain Inn, SC 29644, or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29607.
Susie Etta Mull
Susie Etta Mull, 69, of Memphis, Tenn., died Sept. 26, 2012, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. She was a church usher, a member of the Mother’s Board, Missionary Society, BTU, Bible class, Sunday school, Baptist Nurture and retired factory worker with Ivers & Pond Piano Company in Memphis.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 6 at Union Grove MB Church in Memphis, where she was a member. Burial was in Roberts Chapel CME Church Cemetery. Rev. Robert C. Jones officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Eddie Lee Mull of Memphis; five sons, Travis Mull of San Diego, Calif., David Mull, Irvin Mull, Eddie Earl Mull, Lee Mull, all of Memphis; three daughters, Barbara Mull, Susie M. Mull, Helen Mull, all of Memphis; three sisters, Ardella Brown, Mary Ann Watkins, both of Moscow, Tenn., Lugean Walker of Memphis; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pete Gill Sr.
Pete Gill Sr., 86, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 1, 2012, at Trinity Mission Health & Rehab in Holly Springs. He was a member of Powell Chapel Masonic Lodge and a retired sanitation worker with the city of Holly Springs.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Free Branch MB Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Lee Gill officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sons, Pete Gill Jr. of Holly Springs, Clyde Gill of Oxford; three daughters, Rosie Mae Faulkner, Emma Mae Jones, Faye Joyce Spearman, all of Holly Springs; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Shelia Elaine Malone Richards
Shelia Elaine Malone Richards, 55, of Houston, Tx., formerly of Holly Springs, died Sept. 29, 2012, at her home. She was a member of New Light Church in Houston, a 1979 graduate of Mississippi University for Women, member of the board of directors Texas Headstart Association, part-time reservationist for United Airlines and program director for Headstart and Early Headstart in Houston.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 6 at New Hope MB Church in Laws Hill. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Dr. Bessie Tables will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Gerald Richards; her mother, Amanda Ella Malone of Holly Springs; a sister, Cheryl Washington of Memphis, Tenn.; and four brothers, Malcolm Malone of Holly Springs, Kenneth Malone, Kelsey Malone, both of Memphis, Travis Malone of Jackson.
She was preceded in death by brothers Lawrence Malone and James Roland Malone.
Charles Anderson Roberson
Charles “Charlie” Anderson Roberson died Sept. 26, 2012 at his home. Brantley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Debbie Roberson; two daughters, Kim Roberson Motes (Billy), Keri Roberson Nuss (Steven); three sons, Jonathan Thweatt (Jamye), Jesse Thweatt, Josh Thweatt (Blair); a sister, Virginia Harden; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Eugene Roberson.
Rev. Roy L. Thurman III
Rev. Roy L. Thurman III, 67, died Sept. 15, 2012. After graduation from Dunbar High School in Chicago, Ill., he entered the United States Air Force. He worked on several jobs including the steel mills in Chicago. Many years later, due to a job transfer with South Central Bell, he relocated to Biloxi. He earned a master’s of theology degree from Slidell Baptist Seminary in Slidell, La. He served as an associate minister of the Main Street Baptist Church and was committed to the prison ministry, missionary of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist District Association and was active in South MS State Convention.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24 at Main Street Baptist Church in Biloxi. Dr. Kenneth Haynes Sr., pastor, officiated. Burial was in Biloxi National Cemetery. Dickey Brothers Memorial Funeral Home in Biloxi was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 25 years, Shirley Thurman; his mother, Julia Walton of Memphis; five daughters and three sons, Katrina (James) Lewis of Minneapolis, Minn., Phillip (Joann) Thurman of Chicago, Ill., Monique Keeton of Atlanta, Ga., Roy (Cynthia) Thurman IV of Los Angeles, Calif., Timothy (Vicki) Lewis of Savannah, Ga., Felicia Lewis of Houston, Tx., Sherry (Carl) Deese of Killeen, Tx., Tina (Tony) Fair of Pearl; six sisters and two brothers, Lovell (Trey) Cartwright of Los Angeles, Calif., Ralph (Rolena) Thurman of Atlanta, Ga., Robert Thurman of Las Vegas, Nev., Monica (Jerome) Odum, Linda Collier, Diane Shannon, Rhonda Ridley, Rene Campbell, all of Chicago; 24 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerome Thurman; a sister, Delores Parks.
Pallbearers were Kobie Sweeten, Phillip Jackson, Petie Thurman, Fred Toliver, Albert Wells, Karl Washington and Chris Magee. Honorary pallbearers were David Thomas, Otis Ducksworth, Cardell Lewis, Marcus Deese, Darrel Thomas, Roy Thurman IV and Douglas White Jr.
Charles Franklin Walton
Charles Franklin “Chuck” Walton, 45, died Sept. 22, 2012, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He was a member of St. Paul CME Church in Holly Springs, where he served as a steward, trustee and male chorus choir member. He was a 1986 graduate of Holly Springs High School and later attended Auto Diesel School in Nashville, Tenn. He was employed with Burlington Northern Sante-Fe Railroad, Hulcher Service and later Old Dominion Truck Lines.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 29 at St. Paul CME Church in Holly Springs. Pastor Charles E. Dooley officiated. Rev. Tony Wilkins was eulogist. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his children, Jamar of Oxford, Tametria and Darneshia of Holly Springs; his mother, Effie Walton-Johnson; his father, Frank Walton of Lamar; his brother, Noah; and sisters, Deborah, Karen and Kathy.
He was preceded in death by siblings Cynthia Walton, Mamie Parkins and Joseph Johnson.
Pallbearers were Auther Walton, Warren Johnson, D’Vonte Stinson, Steven Norris, Jeremy Snow, Marquis Johnson, Corey Spight and Gerald Evans. Honorary pallbearers were Fredrick Jenkins, Elvis Campbell, Sandy Jenkins, Chester Campbell, Donald Jenkins, Rodney Lowe, Larry Hubbard and Clinton Hubbard.
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