Thursday, February 16, 2012
Ethel Darlene Cox
Ethel Darlene Cox, 81, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 8, 2012, at her home. She was a retired security guard for Wackenhut/Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Hernando. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
She leaves her husband, Jack Cox; five daughters, Shirley King (Tommy), Jackie Baker (Phil), both of Holly Springs, Barbara Noel (Harry) of Southaven, Mary Scroggins of North Little Rock, Ark., Nancy Kaminski of Olive Branch; three sons, Jimmy Tharp of Holly Springs, Tony Cox of Alabama, Johnny Cox of Forrest; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jeanne T. Deblock
Jeanne T. Deblock, 84, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 2, 2012, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. She was Presbyterian, a real estate broker and a writer.
Services will be held at a later date. Holly Springs Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Ronnie Deblock of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Bernice Fink of Orange City, Fla.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Ryan Deblock; and three sisters, Mary Smith, Joann Phillips and Kay Cross.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the following charities:
St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 N. Main St., Chamerlain, SD 57325, www.stjo.org
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.
Leshia Belfour Douglas
Leshia Belfour Douglas, 78, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Marshall County, died Feb. 11, 2012, at her home. She was the widow of J.C. Pritchard and Otis Douglas. She was a member of New Way of Living Baptist Ministry of Collierville, Tenn., and a retired housekeeper with Scottish Inn in Memphis.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 18 at Mt. Newell MB Church in Red Banks, where she was also a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Arthur Fitzpatrick will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Olibbie Wilchie, Anna Pritchard, both of Memphis, Dorothy Jean Crutcher of Collierville; five sons, Robert Pritchard, Willie Pritchard, David Lee Pritchard, Arthur Miller Pritchard, Kenneth Lee Pritchard, all of Memphis; two brothers, Robert Page Belfour, Daniel Belfour, both of Memphis; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Earl Pritchard.
Emma Jean Gammon
Emma Jean Gammon, 74, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 7, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 11 at Forest Hill South Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment was in Forest Hill South Mausoleum.
She leaves four children, Sharon Scoggins Luther, Kendall Coleman, Kory Coleman, Kelly Jane Coleman Davis; a sister, Dorthy Parrette of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Leoda Carlock; and brother, Sterling Gammon.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Frank Hopkins, 85, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Feb. 8, 2012. He grew up in Holly Springs, where he graduated from Holly High. Following a tour of duty with the U.S. Army of Occupation in Japan, he studied at Vanderbilt University, where he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He received his master’s degree from Yale. He was employed by Sperry (later Honeywell) Corporation as a control systems engineer in Great Neck, N.Y., Huntsville, Ala. (under the auspices of NASA) and later in Phoenix, Az. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Phoenix and sang with the Arizona State University Choral Union.
A memorial service was held Feb. 11 in Phoenix. Burial will be held at a later date in Hill Crest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
He leaves his wife of 60 years, Helen Bell Hopkins; and two sons, Frank Jr. and Elliott.
Blanch Mackson LeSueur
Blanch Mackson LeSueur, 56, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 7, 2012, at his home. He was a graduate of Holly Springs High School and Rust College. He was a member of Tabernacle of Prayer in Holly Springs, original member of The Gospel Seekers singing group and a retired (1987) health inspector.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 at Christ Temple Church of God In Christ in Holly Springs. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Superintendent Albert Pass officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a son, Robert Norris Marion of Holly Springs; three sisters, Zora LeSueur, Odessa LeSueur-Meeks, both of Holly Springs, Carol LeSueur-Fulger of Memphis, Tenn.; and a brother, Nash LeSueur of Holly Springs.
He was preceeded in death by a brother, Blake LeSueur.
Kenneth Glen Nelson
Kenneth Glen Nelson, 54, of Arlington, Tenn., died Feb. 10, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 14 at Ashland Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two brothers, Larry Nelson of Arlington, Terry Nelson of Memphis, Tenn.; and two sisters, Linda Morrow of Oakland, Tenn., Nancy Davison of Millington, Tenn.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Ruth E. Sutherland
Ruth E. Sutherland, 76, of Byhalia, died Feb. 6, 2012, at her home. She was a homemaker.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 9 at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home in Hernando. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery.
She leaves a daughter, Faith Armstrong of Byhalia; a brother, Jimmy Edwards of Georgia; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Matilda Lawrence Washington
Matilda Lawrence Washington, 98, of Collierville, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Feb. 6, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Collierville. She was a retired nurse’s assistant. She was a member of Mt. Nebo MB Church in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 at Rising Star MB Church. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery Mid Town, Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 13. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves her caregiver, Lillie M. Alford of Collierville; and a sister, Ruby Pegues of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Lawrence Porter, Ada Lawrence Massey.
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