Thursday, March 1, 2012
Oneta B. Arnold
Oneta B. Arnold, 87, of Tate County, died Feb. 16, 2012. She was a hair stylist in Indianapolis, Ind., for a number of years and head pastry chef at Marriott Inn. She was a faithful member of the Women’s Missionary League.
Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Rev. Byron C. Barnes officiated.
She leaves a son, James. L. Arnold, twin daughters, Dorothy Baker and Delores (Troy) McClendon; four sisters, Gladys Liggins, Fairsteen Jennings, Vallie G. Liggins, Herdisteine (Booker) Gregory; two brothers, Nalvis (Bunice) Freeman, Odis G. Freeman; and ten grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Baker, two brothers, Charley and Lee Boyce; and two sisters, Erma and Levester.
James Earl “Chubby” Bell Sr.
James Earl “Chubby” Bell Sr., 52, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 25, 2012 at his home. He was a member of Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks and the Ruff Riders 4-Wheel Club. He was a self-employed carpenter.
Visitation will be March 2, 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home, with family present from 6-7 p.m. and March 3, at Rust College Doxey Auditorium from 10-10:55 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on March 3 at the Rust College Doxey Auditorium. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove MB Church Cemetery. Rev. Columbus Bell will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Errin Greer Bell; four children, LaKeisha Bowen of Holly Springs, James Bell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., Erik Bell, Emit Bell, both of Holly Springs; his mother, Frankie King Bell of Holly Springs; two sisters, Lela Dukes of Holly Springs, Emma Jean Young of Victoria; five brothers, Columbus Bell of Oxford, Kenneth Bell, Mark Bell, Freddie Bell, all of Holly Springs, Timothy Dukes of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Columbus Hale.
Martha S. Boatwright
Martha S. Boatwright, 78, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 24, 2012 at Christopher’s Personal Care Home.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 27 at First Baptist Church of Holly Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bro. Milton Whatley officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three sons, Eddie Boatwright Jr. (Nancy), Philip Boatwright (Prentis), both of Holly Springs, Anthony Boatwright of Oxford; a brother, David “Nub” Strickland of Holly Springs; two sisters, Mary Ann Wheeler, Virginia Walker, both of Holly Springs; and four grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Freddie Odell “Sis” Strickland Bogard
Freddie Odell “Sis” Strickland Bogard, 66, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 25, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of Shiloh MB Church in Ashland, the church choir and usher president, first lady of Shiloh MB Church and Spring Hill MB Church and a member of Heroines of Jericho Court #38. She was a child care provider at Slayden Baptist Church Daycare.
Visitation will be March 2, 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home and March 3, at the church, from 10-10:55 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on March 3 at Samuel Chapel MB Church in Ashland, with burial in the Shiloh Church Cemetery. Rev. Houston Evans will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Rev. L.G. Bogard; two daughters, Tabitha Bogard of Holly Springs, Tonetta Marion of Potts Camp; two sons, Thaddeus Smith, Anthony Faulkner, both of Holly Springs; three sisters, Juanita Bogard, Ernice Elliott, both of Ashland, Sylvia Cleveland of Memphis, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by siblings, Jane Gordon, Jerry Strickland and Jimmy Strickland.
Dale Potts Hollingsworth
Ruby Dale (Potts) Hollingsworth, 93, of Potts Camp, died Feb. 27, 2012 at Sunshine Health Care, Inc., in Pontotoc. The widow of L.D. Hollingsworth, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Potts Camp, a community correspondent for The South Reporter for approximately 30 years, a known genealogist for the area, author of a book “Memories of Potts Camp on the Old Pontotoc Trail,” and great-great-granddaughter of Col. Erasmus and Elizabeth Brownlee Potts, the first settlers of Potts Camp.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 29 at United Funeral Home in New Albany with visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in Potts Camp Cemetery.
She leaves two sons, Jimmy L. Hollingsworth (Martha) of Tupelo, Dr. Dan Potts Hollingsworth (Elizabeth) of Demorest, Ga.; a daughter, Betty Hollingsworth Greer (David) of the Cornersville community; nine grandchildren: Vickie Lea Winter (Earl), David Hollingsworth (Teresa); Sonya Kidd (Greg); Tracy Pipkin (Bobby); David Greer, Jr. (Amy), Dr. Liesa Harte, Luke Hollingsworth, Clark Hollingsworth, and Jake Hollingsworth; and 10 great-grandchildren: Skylar Brooke Griffin, David Greer III, Mary Greer, Hannah Greer, Lilah Shepherd, Julia Blond, Mireille Blond, Olivia Blond, Nathan Blond and Lewis Blond.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Benton and Mae Harris Potts; brothers, James Potts, Charles L. Potts, and Bennie Potts; and a sister Ann Potts Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Potts Camp or a church of your choice.
Horace Eugene McCaig
Horace Eugene “Gene” McCaig, 68, of Byhalia, formerly of West Memphis, Ark., and Mountain View, Ark., died Feb. 27, 2012. He was the retired owner of Gene’s Pro Automotive.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on March 1 at Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tenn. Collierville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife Linda; a daughter, Debbie Jeffords (Henry); two brothers, Chet McCaig (Carole), Mike McCaig; a sister, Elsie M. Culpepper, and two grandchildren.
Emma Marie Osler
Emma Marie Osler, 58, of Michigan City, died Feb. 17, 2012.
Services were held at 12 noon on Feb. 25 at Palestine MB Church in Michigan City, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Elder Tyrrell Osler was eulogist, Rev. James Williams, pastor. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four children, Tyrell (Angie) Osler of Ft. Hood, Tx., Wynette (Walter) Williams, Patrice (Willie) Williams, Louis (Roshell) Jackson, all of Michigan City and Ashland; seven siblings, Betty Jean Osler of Chicago, Ill., Robet Osler of Memphis, Tenn., Mary Osler, Eather Osler Jr., Jerry Osler, Martha Sue Osler (Hudson), and Milton Osler of Benton Harbor, Mich.; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Doreatha Osler, Lucy Olser Green, and Buster Lou Osler Braddock, as well as other siblings.
Pallbearers were Walter Williams, Willie B. Williams, Louis Jackson, Ben Anderson, Doug Green, Tyrrell Osler. Honorary pallbearers were Alwontoe Smith, Larry Jackson Jr. and Terrance Jackson.
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