Thursday, September 18, 2014
William Harper Booth Jr.
William Harper Booth Jr., MD, FICS, 84, of Leland, formerly of Holly Springs, died Sept. 12, 2014, in Kosciusko. He was an Eagle Scout with Silver Palm. An accomplished musician, he played the clarinet and saxophone in both high school and college. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.S. in pharmacy and a master’s in pharmacology. He attended medical school at the University of Mississippi and the University of Tennessee. He was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He interned at Baroness Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., then served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant. While serving as a sea surgeon, he was a member of the First Middle East Naval Taskforce dispatched to the region by President Eisenhower in 1950. He held both commercial and instructor pilot licenses and served as an FAA medical examiner and accident investigator. He practiced for 14 years as a surgeon in Holly Springs and at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and was made a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons. After retirement, he organized the jazz band Doc’s 3B’s.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16 at Boone Funeral Home Chapel in Leland.
He leaves his wife of 64 years, Aetna Condon Booth; three sons, David Booth (Nancy), James Booth (Scarlett) and Dr. Patrick Booth (Anne); a sister, Virginia Horne (Monty); a sister-in-law, Ellen Ann Condon Johnson; and nine grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Junie Hunter, 57, of Hickory Flat, died Sept. 7, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 10 at Covenant Church. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery in Potts Camp. Bro. Bob Pugh officiated. Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, David (Janie) Culver of Stanton, Tenn.; a daughter, Rebecca Culver of Hickory Flat; seven siblings, Howard Stanton, Leroy Stanton, Linda Lowry, all of Hickory Flat, Michael Stanton of Holly Springs, Allen Stanton of Falkner, Jo Ann (Henry) Nanny of Fulton, and Wanda McKnight Albrecht of Tupelo; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Millicent and Edgar Stanton; siblings Danny Joe Smith, James Edgar Stanton, Anita Stanton Hood; and daughter, Karen Culver.
Erie Teasler King
Erie Teasler King, 93, of Big Sandy, Texas, died Sept. 9, 2014, at East Texas Medical Center in Gilmer, Texas. She was the widow of Charles King.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 13 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Laws Hill.
She leaves a son, Myrl Owens of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Marie Owens Urbaitis of McAlester, Okla.; longtime caregiver and niece, Shanna Smith; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vernel Owens Leek.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Samuel Carter Lowry III
Samuel Carter Lowry III, 35, of Byhalia, died Sept. 9, 2014, at his home.
Services were held at 12 noon on Sept. 12 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Ashland.
He leaves his sister, Sara Morse of Tupelo; aunts Betty Essary (Joe), Mary Lois Edwards (Jr.); uncle Bill Goolsby (Debbie) and many cousins.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Granville “Peter” Reed, 68, of Byhalia, died Sept. 10, 2014, at his home. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and a heavy machine operator with Marshall County Road and Bridge.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16 at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks, where he was a member. Rev. Danny Kimbrough officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves four children, Jacqueline Harmon, Kayla Reed, both of Waterford, Tim Reed of Southaven, John Cancer of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Patricia Echols-Randle of Chicago, Ill., Althea Russell of Sacramento, Calif.; four brothers, Dayton Reed of Senatobia, Percy Echols Sr. of Bloomingon, Ill., Bernard Echols of Chicago, Roosevelt Echols of Byhalia; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
William “Mike” Vick, 60, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 11, 2014, at Region One (Med) in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel.
He leaves his mother, Janie Ruth Vick; two sons, Christopher M. Vick, Michael W. Vick, both of Ellisville; two brothers, Paul (Teresa) Vick of Washington State, David (Cindy) Vick of Hernando; his fianceť, Virginia Feathers; three stepsons, Grant (Jena) Feathers, Scott (Brandi) Feathers and Clay Skelton; and one grandson.
He was preceded in death by a sister, a brother and his father.
Reggie Wilson Jr.
Reggie Wilson Jr., 69, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died Sept. 5, 2014, at his home. He was a member of New Hope MB Church in Laws Hill and a chef.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 13 at Mt. Peel MB Church in Laws Hill. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Rondias Cox officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Linda Ella Wilson; two children, Reggie Wilson III, Darrel Wilson, both of Chicago; seven sisters, Dorothy LeSure of Olive Branch, Mentha Miller, Annie Moffitt-Lucas, Deloris Dowsing, LuCatheryn Wilson, Brenda Rogers, Martha Penilton, all of Holly Springs; and four brothers, Wesley Wilson of Huntsville, Ala., Leroy Wilson of Oxford, Essex Wilson of Olive Branch, Kelvin Wilson of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Wilson; and siblings Edith M. Wilson, Gussie Talley and Daryl Wilson.
Janice Scruggs Yancey
Janice Yancey, 48, of Corinth, died Sept. 6, 2014, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a member of Palestine MB Church.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Hopewell No. 2 MB Church. Burial was in Palestine Church Cemetery in Ashland. Rev. Danny Kimbrough officiated. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Ricky Yancey; her mother, Pearlie Scruggs of Memphis, Tenn.; three daughters, Catricia Yancey (Azavier) Jones, Marleta Yancey (Anthony) Hurd, both of Corinth, Lora (Stacy) Jones of Ashland; three brothers, Rev. Danny (Rita) Kimbrough of Holly Springs, James (Shelia) Scruggs of Memphis, Tenn., Charles Kimbrough of West Memphis, Ark.; five sisters, Helen (Freddie) Scruggs, Linda Scruggs, Wilma (DeBarrius) Hooper, Sonya Bell, Rita Mitchell, all of Corinth; and 12 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jack W. Scruggs; and a granddaughter.
Pallbearers were Demarveyai Scruggs, Kenneeth Scruggs, Ajarvis Scruggs, DeAndre Scruggs, DeQuentis Scruggs, Freddie Scruggs, LaBrandon Scruggs and Jamal Scruggs. Honorary pallbearers were James Scruggs, Charles Kimbrough, Danny Kimbrough, John Evans, Leon Evans Jr., Levi Taylor, Rodney Taylor and Sam Evans.
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