Thursday, February 23, 2012
George L. Amirault
George L. Amirault, 70, of Ingram’s Mill, died Feb. 14, 2012. Born in Boston, Mass, he was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was retired after 35 years from the FAA in Memphis, Tenn., and attended Gracewood Baptist Church in Olive Branch. He served for many years with the Watson Volunteer Fire Dept. as a training officer and board member.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 17 at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel in Olive Branch. Burial was in Autumn Woods Memorial Park in Olive Branch.
He leaves his wife of 50 years, Shirley Ballard Amirault; two daughters, Sherrill Joan Amirault, Michelle Dawn Amirault, both of Ingram’s Mill; a son, Michael Sean Amirault of Milan, Tenn., a sister, Nancy Marie Amirault of Ayer, Mass. and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Amirault Carter; and a grandson, Cory James Carter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gracewood Baptist Church bus fund. Online condolences may be offered at www.BrantleyFuneral.com.
Marie Byrd, 79, of Slayden, died Feb. 18, 2012, at her home. She was a homemaker.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Slayden Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Slayden Cemetery. Bro. Stephen Roberts and Bro. Rusty Fair officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Gene (Demp) Byrd; a son, Barry Byrd of Slayden; two daughters, Judy Byrd Roberts of Slayden, Teresa Byrd West of Collierville; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Larry Douglas Watts
Larry Douglas Watts, 67, of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 14, 2012, at his home. He was a State Farm agent.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sons, Barry Watts (Kellie), Warren Watts, both of Brandon; a daughter, Lauren Walker (Wenton) of Madison; three sisters, Sandra Petech (George) of Olive Branch, Linell Imming (John) of Tampa, Fla., Deborah Smith (Charles) of Hernando; and two grandchildren.
L.C. White, 86, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 5, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. He devoted 60 years of service to Frisco and Shelby Railway.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 11 at New Sardis Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr. officiated. M.J. Edwards & Sons Funeral Home of Memphis was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Billie R. White; children, Marvin (Merle) White, Lawrence (Sharon) White; Jerome (Kimicia) White, Virgil White, Laplace (Gloria) Carr, Myron (Cheryl) Wright; Terralon (LaShawna) Wright, Sandra J. Wright; three sisters, Mattie Delbridge, Kattie Mayfield, Rosie Glover; a brother, Roosevelt (Martha B.) Galloway; and a host of grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two children, Mae White, Bobbie White; two brothers, Lloyd Galloway and J.T. Burgess; and a sister, Olia Martin.
Pallbearers were Laplace Carr, Lawrence Martin, Raymond Mayfield, Myron Wright, Marcus Gibson and Roosevelt Galloway Jr.
Russell Mae Wortham
Russell Mae Wortham, 68, of Oxford, died Feb. 12, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. She was a retired kindergarten teacher for Lafayette County School System. She was a member of North Hopewell MB Church in Taylor, where she served as church clerk and Vacation Bible School teacher.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 18 at North Hopewell Church with burial in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Rev. Samuel Johnson officiated. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Van Wortham; two daughters, April Wortham-Nelson of Atlanta, Ga., Vanessa Wortham-Hunt of Houston, Texas; a son, Herron Wortham of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a brother, John Houston of Milwaukee, Wis.; and five sisters, Bernice Houston, Annie K. Houston, both of Milwaukee, Barbara Houston of Holly Springs; Betty Coleman of Oxford and Bonnie Houston of Jackson.
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