Thursday, December 13, 2012
Madyson Daneylle Bledsoe
Madyson Daneylle Bledsoe, 1, died Dec. 3, 2012.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 7 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Oxford. Pastor Darryl Booker, St. Johns, Charleston, officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Serenity-Martin Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother and father, Uricka Williams, Riccardo Bledsoe; siblings Sa’Niya Bledsoe, Ricanah Flax, Miguel Hollingsworth and Morgan Blesdsoe; grandparents Lee (Paul) Booker, Annie Bledsoe, James Williams, E.Q. Eckford; great-grandparents Mae Ruth Smith, Mary Ann (James) Williams, Elge Flemons; and great-great-grandparent, Ella Ree Gilliam.
Pallbearers were family and friends. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Smith, Emmanuel Brown, Terry Pegues, Donan Joiner and Bill Adams.
Tereisa Lynn Bradford
Tereisa Lynn Bradford, 55, of Ashland, died Dec. 3, 2012. She was the widow of Mark Bradford and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be held at a later date. Holly Springs Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Ashley Conner of Oxford, Brandy Woods of Ashland; three brothers, Randal Dyer, Eddie Dyer, both of Ashland, Pete Dyer of North Carolina; and a grandson, Devin Brooks.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Paul Morris Cavanaugh
Paul Morris Cavanaugh, 70, of Oxford, died Dec. 4, 2012, at his home. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was later employed as a maître d’ and manager of several restaurants during the 1960s and ’70s. He was retired as a furniture warehouse manager. He was a Catholic.
According to his wishes, there will be no funeral services. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Michelle Dalton of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Patsy Cavanaugh Day of Holly Springs, Janet (Allen) Cavanaugh Hollingsworth of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Billy Ray (Nancy) Cavanaugh of Rowlett, Tx.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild and his long-time friend, Terrie Thomas Johnson of Water Valley.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the giver’s choice.
Eldridge Cole, 90, of Byhalia, died Nov. 30, 2012 in Southaven. He was the widower of Fannie Mae Griffin Cole. He was a member of West Looxahoma Church of Christ.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Independence Tyro MB Church in Senatobia. Burial was in the church cemetery.
He leaves two daughters, Margerette Mays of Byhalia, Mary Kennedy of Senatobia; five sons, James Cole of Jackson, James Bernard (J.B.) of Tuscaloosa, Ala., William Cole of Byhalia, Larry Cole of Wyatte, Richard Cole of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Lucille Echols of Memphis; 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
D’Mitri Marquel Hall
D’Mitri Marquel Hall, 23, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 4, 2012, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was employed with Walmart of Holly Springs.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 7 at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Denise Anders-Modest officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his parents, Stephanie and Michael Beard of Calumet City, Ill.; and grandparents Stella S. and Walter Hall of Holly Springs, Louvenia and Thurman Warr of Calumet City.
James Lee Howell
James Lee Howell, 40, died Nov. 30, 2012. He was a member of Concord MB Church, a graduate of H.W. Byers and a mover.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 8 at New Stinson Community Church in Rossville, Tenn. Pastor John Powell officiated. Burial was in Charity Gardens. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his guardians, Louise and John Powell; five brothers, Clyde Ray Howell of Mt. Pleasant, Calvin (Elnora) Howell of Holly Springs, Carl Howell, Terry (Donna) Henderson, Marvin Johnson, all of Mt. Pleasant; and a sister, Sandra (Demechal) Davis of Collierville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmanuel Howell Sr. and Cora B. Owen-Howell; brothers Willie James, Chester, Edward Earl, Emmanuel Jr., James Ray, Charles B.F., and Lorenzo Henderson.
Pallbearers were Shinault Young, Michael Martin, Joseph Dunlap, James Loftin, Christopher Penilton and Antonio Howell. Honorary pallbearers were Kent Henderson, Floyd Dixon, Terry Henderson, William Moore, Marvin Johnson and Tony Henderson.
Patrick Antonio Jones
Patrick Antonio Jones, 33, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 6, 2012, in Tate County.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Chulahoma MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. MacArthur King officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Carron Wright Jones of Byhalia; a son, Jimarion Jones of Coldwater; his mother, Alberta Jones Smith of Holly Springs; four sisters, Cleopatra Jones of Holly Springs, LaChris Jones of Olive Branch, Berta Polk of Southaven, Maria Cancer of Albany, N.Y.; and two brothers, Michael Jones of Holly Springs, Casey Jones of Jacksonville, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Tuggles.
Frances Oswalt Martin
Frances Oswalt Martin, 64, of Byhalia, died Dec. 8, 2012, at her home.
She leaves her husband of 43 years, Henry J. Martin; a daughter, Sherry Tubbs (Johnnie); a son, Richard Martin (Audrea); four sisters, Mary Riddell, Edith Parker, Nellie King, Wanda Oswalt; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Luther, William Jr. and William Eugene Oswalt.
Warren H. Matthews
Warren H. Matthews, 92, of Michigan City, died Dec. 2, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Berries Chapel CME Church in Michigan City, a Sunday school treasurer and retired factory worker with Wurlitzer company in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 8 at Mt. Sinai MB Church in Byhalia, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Velma Cole Dorse; a son, Andrew Matthews of St. Louis, Mo.; four stepsons, Lemmie Dorse, John Dorse, Lorinzo Dorse, Berneal Dorse; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Claudia McGill, 92, of Spring, Tx., formerly of Ashland, died Dec. 1, 2012. She was the widow of Joe Gene McGill and a member of Audubon Park Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn.
Graveside services were held at 1:30 on Dec. 6 at Ashland Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sons, Michael Gene McGill (Sue), Joseph Mathis McGill, both of Spring; two daughters, Rebecca McGill Hargett of Charleston, S.C., Janice Dale McGill Martin of Memphis; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Corinne Watson Pearson
Corinne Watson Pearson, 76, of Waterford, died Dec. 4, 2012, at Baptist Oxford Hospital. She was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church and retired from the Holly Springs Health Dept.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Potts Camp Cemetery. Bro. John Parker officiated.
She leaves her daughter, Rhonda Smith (Steve); two sons, Blair Garner (Michelle), Bart Garner (Louisa); a sister, Suzy Stilwell; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Watson; and a sister, Linda Theisen.
Pallbearers were grandsons Chad Smith, Eric Smith, Corey Garner, Kyle Garner, Paul Garner and Thomas Garner.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
William Reese Simpson
William “Billy” Reese Simpson, 88, of Ashland, died Dec. 6, 2012, at his home. He was a Bible school teacher and deacon for 43 years. He served his country during World War II in the Navy. He was also a retired well contractor for many years.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Beech Hill Church of Christ, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Minister King McCarver and Minister James Horton officiated. Ripley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Bobbie Farrow Simpson; two sons, Bob Simpson (Penny), Ken Simpson (Cynthia), both of Ashland; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Micah McBride, Robert Farrow, Jacob Simpson, Will Simpson, Joab Hopper, John McCammon, Jacob Simpson, Dustin McMillin and Eddie Joe McMillin. Honorary pallbearers were Grant Graves, James Willingham and all his nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kerry Simpson; a sister, Reba Simpson Moody; and a brother, Donald Simpson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Middle Ms. Chapter, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite I, Jackson, MS 39216.
Mary Ellen Falkner Tuggles
Mary Ellen Falkner Tuggles, 79, of Holly Springs, died Dec. 3, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. She was the widow of Joe Le Tuggles. She was a member of the pastor’s aide committee, church choir and missionary society, and a retired teacher with ICS Headstart.
Services were held at 12 noon on Dec. 8 at Smith Grove MB Church in Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Willie C. Conner officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four daughters, Regenia Hughes of Olive Branch, Linda Coats of Starkville, Janet Tuggles, Denise Burke, both of Holly Springs; three sons, Wallace Falkner of East Aurora, Ill., Herbert Jones of Memphis, Tenn., Anthony Tuggles of Humble, Tx.; three sisters, Lula Reynolds, Doris Reynolds, both of East St. Louis, Ill., Armenia Alexander of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Fred Falkner of Holly Springs; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by siblings Laura Horne, Herman Falkner, Frank Falkner, Percy Falkner, Odell Falkner, L.C. Falkner, Felix Falkner and Rev. Lee Falkner.
Cassell Wiseman, 71, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Holly Springs, died Dec. 4, 2012, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau and a member of the church’s male choir.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Christ Temple Church of God In Christ in Holly Springs. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Elder Albert Pass officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Percilla Wiseman of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Carolyn (Calvin) Richard of Holly Springs; four sons, Jimmy Wiseman of Holly Springs, James Wiseman, Marcell Spencer, both of Cape Girardeau, Ricky Wiseman of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Rosetta Craine of Champaign, Ill., Roberta (Henry) Brown of Cape Girardeau; three brothers, Chester (Cora) Wiseman, James Wiseman, both of Holly Springs, Willie Wiseman of Tampa, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, five brothers and six sisters.
Wayland James Young
Wayland James Young, 69, of Collinsville, Ill., died Nov. 4, 2012, at his home. He was a Navy veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He worked with the NASA space program and later with electronics systems on industrial projects, usually with oil companies in the United States and throughout the world. He retired from Anheuser Busch, Inc. in St. Louis, Mo., as a field engineer. He was a member of the Victoria United Methodist Church.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 16 at Byhalia Cemetery.
He leaves a son, Matthew James Young (Tracy) of Livermore, Calif.; a daughter, Beth Bouvier Sperry of Marshall, Tx.; a brother, Seth Yarbrough Young III (Margie) of Fayetteville, Ark.; a sister, Darlene Young Shanklin (Steve) of Martin, Tenn; and six grandchildren.
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