Thursday, October 3, 2013
Louise Hutchens, 89, of Potts Camp, died Sept. 28, 2013, at Baptist Hospital Union County in New Albany. She was the widow of Chester Hutchens.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Steve Wilson and Bro. Jon Vasquez officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three sons, Buford Hutchens of Conway, Ark., Faron Hutchens of Potts Camp, Kenneth Hutchens of Hickory Flat; four daughters, Lavon Owens of Saucier, Virginia McCallen of Hickory Flat, Denise Hamby of Lakeland, Tenn., Lynda Williams of Potts Camp; her brother, Ezra Butler of Myrtle; two sisters, Velma Patterson of Hickory Flat, Shirley Wiseman of New Albany; 27 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Chester E. “Peewee” Hutchens; a daughter, Katherine Stroud; and grandchildren Heather Hutchens, Tina Hudson, Lee Warrington, Stewart Howell.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Mary Frances Perry Richmond
Mary Frances Perry Richmond, 95, of Byhalia, died Sept. 29, 2013 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Byhalia. The widow of Quentin Richmond, she was a former usher, choir member and on the mother board.
Visitation will be held Oct. 4 at the funeral home from 2-7:30 p.m., with family present from 6-7:30 p.m. and Oct. 5, at the church, from 10-10:55 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 5 at Liberty Hill MB Church in Byhalia, where she was a member. Burial will be in McCraven Cemetery in Victoria. Rev. Calvin Rayborn will offiicate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sons, Alfred Richmond, Quentin Richmond Jr., both of Memphis, Tenn.; six sisters, Annie Clark of Memphis, Calverta Marshall (Cody), Leada Jones, Corine Little (Charles), Leathie A. Powerll (Samuel), Rose L. Wells (Billy), all of Illinois; two brothers, Bobby Perry (Ann), of Illinois, Eddie Perry of Louisville, Ky.; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Sam Richmond, Naosba Richmond; siblings, Mae Little Boga, Audrey Jackson, Jannie Richard, Autry Perry, Jim Perry; her aunt who raised her, Alkavia McCarley; and a special cousin who was like a sister, Nannie Mae Harris.
Dr. Elbert Bernard White
Dr. Elbert Bernard White, 68, of Springfield, Va., died Sept. 20, 2013. He was a retired associate dean of Undergraduate Students, School of Engineering - George Mason University, after more than 22 years, a member of St. Stephens United Methodist Church, a graduate of Mississippi Industrial College, University of Illinois, where he received his master’s degree, Howard University and University of Virginia, where he received his Ph.D. He worked at The South Reporter in the 1960s with George Yarbrough. As a former member of Lomax AME Zion Church in Arlington, Va., he served in many capacities for more than 20 years.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 28 at New Allen AME Church in Memphis, Tenn. Burial was in Union Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Nettleton. Rev. Agnes M. Henderson, pastor. Presiding elder Linda F. Thomas-Martin officiated. N.J. Ford & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Bettye Joyce White; a son, Michael B. White (Shonna) of Gainesville, Va.; a daughter, Jylinda Johnson (Rhaashan) of Falls Church, Va.; four siblings, Rev. Bruce Vernon White Jr. (Mae Frances) of Memphis, Tenn., Clark E. White (Juanita) of Memphis, Rev. Oliver Phalen White of Holly Springs, Rev. Agnes Marie White Henderson of Memphis and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Jean White; his brother, William Louis White; and his twin sister, Evelyn Benita White Henry.
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