Thursday, March 13, 2014
Henry Wallace Burton Jr.
Henry Wallace Burton Jr., 75, of Holly Springs, died March 3, 2014, at Methodist Hospital of Olive Branch. He was the widower of Ida Mae Spight Burton. He was a church deacon, a member of the church choir and male chorus, and a retired machine operator with Holly Springs Brick & Tile.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 8 at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two children, Tamara Onwuemenyi of Memphis, Tenn., Thatan “Meechie” Blacke of New Albany; two sisters, Willie Mae Stewart, Louise Wicks, both of Holly Springs; a brother, Rev. John D. Burton of Holly Springs; and three grandchildren.
Eddie Crumb, 46, of Springfield, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died March 1, 2014, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was a member of Holly Springs High School Class of 1987. He was active in his work at The Bridge Care Suites, a nursing facility, as well as Springfield Care Center and Springfield School District 186 in Springfield.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 8 at Hopewell No. 2 MB Church in Hudsonville, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. L.G. Bogard officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves four sons, Edrico Rivera Crumb, Edthao Floyd Crumb, Edracio Lee Andrew Crumb, Edberto Loyce Crumb, all of Springfield; three daughters, Laresa Ann Crumb of Springfield, Candace Lawrence of Memphis, Tenn., Janeica Neely (Rodrico) of Holly Springs; two stepdaughters, Altita McGhee, Labriana Vazquez, both of Springfield; his mother, Josephine Crumb Stinson of Holly Springs; his father, Raymond Garmon of Memphis; his stepfather, Lee Andrew Stinson of Holly Springs; four sisters, Latisha Evette Stinson, Vinola Shaw, both of Holly Springs, Tammy Garmon, Sharon Garmon, both of Memphis; six brothers, Lee Andrew Crumb (Toshiko) of Springfield, Tony Stinson of Chicago, Ill., Charles Garmon, Rodney Garmon, DeShawn Cortez Garmon, Corian Garmon, all of Memphis; and five granddaughters.
Ruby Jean Yancey Bell, 67, of the Holly Springs/Red Banks community areas, died March 4, 2014, at the Methodist Hospice Residence in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of James Edwin “Jim” Bell. She was a former resident of Indianapolis, Ind., where she was employed by the Frito-Lay Corporation. She was employed as a mail clerk for Orgill Brothers Corporation in Germantown, Tenn., for 28 years before retirement.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on March 8 at the Hood Cemetery in the Warren community. Rev. Kent Bailey of Somerville, Tenn. officiated. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes and Cremation Center — Main Chapel of Somerville.
She leaves her daughter, Angie Scott (Duane) of Indianapolis; her son, Eddie Ground (Cathy) of Holly Springs; her stepdaughter, Liz Clark of Houston, Texas; her sister, Evelyn Doyle (Billy) of Somerville; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers were James Bryant Jr., Bobby Hymans, Bill Hymans, Phoenix Feathers, Charles Feathers Jr. and Bill Yancey. Honorary pallbearers were David Yancey, Butch Bobbitt and Bobby Yancey.
The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148, or the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 713 S. Mendenhall Road, Memphis, TN 38117.
Condolences may be left at www.PeeblesFuneralHome.com.
John Samuel Parker
John Samuel “Sam” Parker, 64, of Victoria, died March 6, 2014, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was a construction worker with Parker Construction Company.
Services were held at 12 noon on March 13 at Newell Chapel CME Church in Victoria, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Curtis Nelson, pastor, officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a sister, Corniece A. Parker-Butler of Victoria; and five brothers, Sandy Parker Jr., Louis Edward Parker, R.D. Parker, Arvon Parker, Enell Parker, all of Victoria.
He was preceded in death by brothers Terry Parker, Laval Parker and James Parker.
Robert R. McGuffee
Robert R. “Bob” McGuffee, 92, of Memphis, Tenn., died March 7, 2014, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. He was originally from New Hebron and moved to Memphis in 1947, where he was employed as a supervisor with the Federal Aviation Administration until his retirement in 1976. He was a World War II veteran and served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He was a Mason and served as Worshipful Master of Whitehaven Lodge #599 in 1967. He served on the board at Whitehaven Country Club and also on the board of the original Danny Thomas Memphis Classic.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on March 11 at Brantley Funeral Home. Burial was in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
He leaves his wife of 60 years, Grace J. McGuffee; two stepsons, Glenn D. Williams (Sharon) of Rossville, Tenn.; Doug R. Williams of Oxford; his son, Robert R. McGuffee Jr. of Cordova, Tenn.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 9235 Pigeon Roost, Olive Branch, where he was a member, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Ruth Onita Reves
Ruth Onita Reves, 82, died March 6, 2014. She was born in Carroll County and lived in Marshall County about 20 years. She was a registered nurse and practiced in seven states. She authored a Christian book called “God Gave Us Two Angels.”
Services were conducted by Dr. Ken Story, pastor of First Baptist Somerville, Tenn. Burial was at 2:30 p.m. on March 8 in Memorial Park in Memphis, Tenn.
She leaves her husband, Samuel S. Reves Sr.; her son, Samuel S. Reves Jr. of Holly Springs; two sisters, Becky Farris of Winona, Ann Walls of Greenwood; a granddaughter and two great-granddaughters.
Pallbearers were Randy Hettich, Clyde Reves Jr., Kenneth Walls, Doug Carpenter, Ben Coleman and Chris Box.
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
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