Thursday, March 6, 2014
Nathaniel “Nay” Bills, 62, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 25, 2014, at his home. He was a member of New Life Christian Center in Ashland, a former baseball and basketball player, and a retired school bus driver with Holly Springs Public Schools.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on March 2 at New Dimension Salt & Light Ministries in Holly Springs. Burial was in St. Luke Church of God In Christ Cemetery in Ashland. Elder Sheldon Herrington officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two children, Dr. Tina Bills-Herrington of Grenada, Wanda Bills-Campbell of New Albany; a stepdaughter, Cyleno Pugh of Grand Junction, Tenn.; a stepson, Cedrick Scott of Grand Junction; two sisters, Angela Robinson of Ashland, Dorothy Bills of Holly Springs; three brothers, Dr. Johnny Bills of Jackson, Roosevelt Bills of Ripley, Dwight Steward of Bolivar, Tenn.; and eight grandchildren.
Daniel “DD” Boone, 62, of Horn Lake, died March 1, 2014, at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. He was a Baptist and a body shop manager of Memphis Auto Center for more than 25 years.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 5 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Moscow, Tenn. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bro. Andy Skelton and Bro. Curtis Yount officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 41 years, Janie Skelton Boone; his daughter, Michelle Edge (Bobby) of Walls; his son, Michael Dennis Boone (Destinie) of Southaven; two brothers, Richard L. Boone of Athens, Ga., Joe G. Boone of Ashland; and four grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Chester Brooks, 78, of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 21, 2014, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of the usher board, a choir member, a member of the male chorus, and a retired cabinet maker with Blue Ribbon Cabinet Company.
Services were held at 4 p.m. on March 1 at Union Baptist Church in Memphis, where he was a member. Burial was held at 12 noon on March 3 in Beverly Chapel CME Cemetery in Holly Springs. Rev. Leonard Sharp officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three children, Bobbie Jean Brooks, Chester Lee Brooks, Preston Brooks, all of Memphis; a sister, Opherine Carter of Jackson, Tenn.; his nephew and caregiver, Bobby Brooks of Arlington, Tenn.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Cynthia Y. Evans
Cynthia Y. Evans, 36, of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 21, 2014, at Methodist Hospital South in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of Ark of Deliverance Church.
Services were held at 12 noon on March 1 at Hopewell No. 2 MB Church in Hudsonville. Burial was in Jeffries Cemetery in Lamar. Rev. Danny Kimbrough officiated. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves five sons, Terry Evans, Xavier Evans, Tyree Evans, Tarico Evans, Cyn’cere Evans, all of Memphis; three daughters, Dinisha Evans, Amia Miller, Rhianna Evans, her father, William Evans Sr. of Lamar, all of Memphis; five brothers, William Evans Jr., Antron Evans, Brandon Evans, Christopher Evans, Devaris Evans, all of Memphis; and three sisters, Sherley Evans Jones (David), Lorraine Evans, Daisy Evans, all of Memphis.
Pallbearers were Lederrius Evans, Tony Brown, Marcus Evans, Anthony Evans, Leroy Ford, Lequonton Evans, DeAngelo VanHook and Tony Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were her brothers.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Terica Martin Rayford
Terica Martin Rayford, 42, of Olive Branch, died Feb. 26, 2014, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of the church choir, a member of the kitchen committee and an auditor with Hamilton Beach Distribution Center.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 4 at Antioch MB Church in Victoria, where she was a member. Burial was in McCraven Cemetery in Victoria. Rev. Roger Daniels officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Christopher Rayford; two children, Christopher Joseph Rayford, Khristy Evette Rayford, both of Olive Branch; a stepson, Brandon Rayford of Memphis; her mother, Ida Mae Martin Morrison of Cayce; her father, Joseph Morrison of Cayce; and a sister, Valeria Evette Morrison of Cayce.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence A. Martin.
Nola Garrett Robinson
Nola Garrett Robinson, 81, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Red Banks, died Feb. 24, 2014, at Quince Nursing & Rehab Center in Memphis. She was a class leader at church, a member of NAACP, a member of United League and a Headstart director at ICS Headstart.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on March 1 at Newell Chapel CME Church in Victoria, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Spencer Mathis officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, James Robinson of Red Banks; a daughter, Tharon Robinson Seay of Memphis; four sons, Dr. Lloyd E. Robinson, Antonious M. Robinson, James Donald Robinson, Gaylon B. Robinson, all of Memphis; two sisters, John Ella Richards of Jackson, Wilmoth Simpson of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Willie Frank Garrett of Chicago, Lloyd Garrett of Cleveland, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
Henry David Rowland Sr.
Henry David Rowland Sr., 57, of Byhalia, died Feb. 26, 2014, at his home. He was a Baptist, a carpenter and an Army veteran.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 4 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Victory Baptist Cemetery in Coldwater.
He leaves three sons, Henry Rowland (Dierdre of Byhalia, John Rowland Sr., Steven Howard, both of Coldwater; two daughters, Billie Sue Rowland (Tyrone) of Coldwater, Natalie Rowland of Waxahachie, Texas; two brothers, Johnny Rowland of Brandon, Terry Rowland of Bartlett, Tenn.; five sisters, Lynn Croxton of Walnut, Belinda Dickerson of Byhalia, Ivy Owens of Hawaii, Carolyn Lloyd of Byhalia, Sherie Glisonen of Ripley; and nine grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Hillie Lee Shipp Jr.
Hillie Lee Shipp Jr., 69, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 25, 2014, at his home. He was a member of KOKO Reef Church of Christ in Hernando, a Boy Scout leader, a member of Knights of Columbus, a Sunday school teacher, and a retired custodian with Holy Family School.
Services were held at 12 noon on March 3 at Hernando Road Church of Christ in Holly Springs. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Bro. Gary Young officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Arby R. Shipp; four children, Dexter Shipp, Delores Reaves, DeqBunice Shipp, all of Holly Springs, Davelle Shipp of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Clothia Smith of Heth, Ark., Carol Washington of Memphis; three brothers, Albert Shipp of Holly Springs, Arrie Benard Shipp of Aurora, Ill., Peter Shipp of Byhalia; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Holbert.
Emogene Louise Valentine
Emogene Louise Valentine, 86, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 18, 2014, at Methodist Hospice in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of Travis Lee Valentine.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Slayden Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Slayden Cemetery. Rev. Larry Bailey of Jonesboro, Ark. (her nephew) officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sons, Travis Dwayne Valentine (Myra) of Young Harris, Ga., Roy Valentine of Slayden; two daughters, Patricia Box (Gary) of Liverpool, N.Y., Renee Coombe (Gene) of Salem, Conn.; two brothers, Ed Cleaves, John Cleaves, both of Jonesboro, Ark.; two sisters, Wilma Volner of Highland, Ind., Betty Smith of Trumann, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Slayden Cemetery.
Andrew Walls Sr.
Andrew “Big Andrew” Walls Sr., 63, died Feb. 14, 2014. He attended Grays Chapel and Hopewell Baptist Church. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School. After graduating, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. After completing his tour of duty, he moved to Chicago, Ill., where he met his wife, Suprenia. He graduated from Olive Harvey College with a degree in electrical engineering and worked as lead electrician at General Foods Inc. for more than 20 years.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 24 at Leak & Sons Funeral Homes Chapel, Country Club Hills, Ill. Military burial services were held at 2:30 p.m. at The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Ill.
He leaves two sons, Andrew Jr. (Atese), Adrian; two daughters, Annette, Angela (Steve); two sisters, Clyde Walls, Betty Johnson (Herbert); five brothers, Charles Rucker (Dorothy), Harry Walls (Yvonne), James Walls (Peggie), Calvin Walls (Tanya) and Larry Walls (Valencia); and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brothers Johnny Walls Jr., Robert Walls and Freddie Walls.
Pallbearers were Dexter Walls, Chris Walls, Wendell Barley, Jason Burnett, Lawrence Robinson and Mike Outten. Honorary pallbearers were James Walls, Harry Walls, Larry Walls, Adrian Walls, Calvin Walls and Charles Rucker.
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