Thursday, March 20, 2014
Bryan Keith Baker
Bryan Keith Baker, 37, of Cordova, Tenn., died March 4, 2014, at Methodist Germantown Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. He attended Grambling University in Grambling, La., where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in criminology in 2000. He moved to Memphis, Tenn., to pursue a career in counseling and corrections. He worked at a juvenile court in Memphis until 2005. Then he worked at the Memphis Recovery Family as a counselor until 2012. Then he graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga., and joined the Federal Bureau of Prisons, where he worked at the Forrest City Campus before transferring to the Memphis Campus.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. on March 15 at New Dimension Salt and Light Ministries in Holly Springs. Burial was in Hopewell No. 2 Church Cemetery. Rev. Danny Kimbrough officiated. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Tonia Jeans-Baker; a daughter, Raven Baker; his parents, Katherine Warren and Frankie Gathan of Luxora, Ark.; two brothers, Chatom Warren (Marquaita) of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Marvin Warren of Little Rock, Ark.; and four sisters, Gwyneth Cloyd of Ellendale, Tenn., Donna Nelson (Ronald) of Jefferson City, Mo., Jackie Rhodes of Washington, D.C., RoxieAnn Gathen of Jonesboro, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Joseph Warren Sr.; two brothers, Joseph Warren Jr., Alvin Warren and a sister-in-law, Yolanda Jeans.
Pallbearers were Christopher Cloyd, Sicarr Shaw, George Warren, Johnathan Moore, Marcus Claxton, Sean Morgan, Fredrick Willis, Marlon Milan, Timothy Willis, Larry Strong Jr., Gary Miles, Corey Pugh, Mario Donnell, Arthur Pugh, Rick Forman, Patrick Webb and Darryl Norman. Honorary pallbearers were Federal Bureau of Prisons Honor Guard.
Clayborn Paul Creddle
Clayborn Paul Creddle, 75, of Byhalia, died March 14, 2014, at his home. He was a Baptist, a mechanic and an Army veteran.
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. on March 20 at Meadow Brook Baptist Church. Bro. Oscar Geeslin will officiate. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Linda Creddle; a son, Clay Creddle of Byhalia; three daughters, Paula Stacy, Cathy Rainey, Amy McIntire, all of Byhalia; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Shirley A. Taylor Dillard
Shirley A. Taylor Dillard, 69, of Potts Camp, died March 16, 2014, at her home. She was a member of Baptist Hill MB Church in Potts Camp, financial secretary and treasurer, choir member, Sunday school teacher, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., former director of computer consultation at First National Loans, and director of New Hope Village shelter. She was a retired director of alumni affairs at Rust College.
Visitation will be March 21 at the funeral home, 2-7 p.m., and March 22 from 10-10:55 at Doxey Auditorium. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on March 22 at Rust College Doxey Auditorium. Burial will be in Baptist Hill MB Church Cemetery. Rev. Lacey E. Scott will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Ralph Dillard; three sons, Jocephus Dillard (Jocelyn) of Madison, Julian Dillard of Atlanta, Ga., Jerrold Kirby Dillard of Potts Camp; two sisters, Roberta Carter of Detroit, Mich., Patricia Beard of Fairfield, Ala.; a brother, Mack A. Taylor of Potts Camp; her mother-in-law, Issie Dillard of Potts Camp; four grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and a great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Baptist Hill MB Church in Potts Camp, 4892 Bethlehem Rd., Potts Camp 38659.
Eddie Faulkner Jr.
Eddie Faulkner Jr., 62, of Potts Camp, died March 11, 2014, at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a 1971 graduate of Holly Springs High School and a brick mason with Gulledge Construction.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on March 15 at New Dimension Salt & Light Ministries, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Actavatis Allen officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Natochewa Finley of Chicago, Ill.; a son, Bertrum Jackson of Memphis, Tenn.; six sisters, Margaret Faulkner of Cordova, Tenn., Carol Whaley of Potts Camp, Helen Wilkins of Byhalia, Celestine James, Linda Faulkner, Madie Faulkner, all of Holly Springs; a brother, Gary P. Faulkner Sr. of Memphis; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Willie Faulkner.
Olonzo A. Thomas
Olonzo A. Thomas, 48, of Waterford, died March 10, 2014, at North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo.
A memorial service will be held by his family at a later date. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two brothers, Willie Martin, Maurice Martin, both of Waterford; two sisters, Andrea Burkett of Olive Branch, Frances Thomas of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Thomas.
Jacob Johnson Sr.
Jacob Johnson Sr., 83, of Holly Springs, died March 17, 2014 at Trinity Missions Health and Rehab in Byhalia. He was a retired auto mechanic.
Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home and March 23 from 2-2:55 p.m. in the chapel.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on March 23 at the J.F. Brittenum Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hill Crest Cemetery. Pastor Larry Bell will officiate.
He leaves his wife, Mamie Waller Johnson of Memphis, Tenn.; five children, Jacob Johnson Jr., Helen Johnson, Michelle Olden, Kimberly Johnson, all of Memphis, Marcella Johnson of Virginia; a brother, Joe Lee White of Kansas City, Kansas; three granddaughters, and seven great-grandchildren.
George Albert Robinson
George Albert Robinson, 68, of Potts Camp, died Feb. 26, 2014, at his home. He worked several years for the Holly Springs School District as custodian.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 8 at Strawberry MB Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Hickory Flat Cemetery. Rev. James Green officiated. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Earlene Martin Robinson; three sons, Olden Robinson, George Robinson Jr. of Springfield, Mo., Fredrick Martin (Sondra) of Hickory Flat; four daughters, Dametrisca (Eddie) Berry of New Albany, Latoya Robinson of Dallas, Texas, Philisca Tucker (Mike), Augretta Martin (Jason) of Potts Camp; three brothers, Edward Robinson of Omaha, Neb., Vetan Robinson of Hickory Flat, Steve Robinson of Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Gladis O. Smith, Brenda Bolton of Omaha, Laura Hartin of Potts Camp; stepmother, Linda Robinson; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, LaRandell Robinson.
Pallbearers were Kinney Malone, Robert Malone, Anthony Malone and Connie Malone. Honorary pallbearers were Anthony Tucker, Antrell Tucker, James Jones, Fredrick Martin, Kardius Jones and Labanon Berry.
Mary Elizabeth Rowland
Mary Elizabeth Rowland, 90, of Hickory Flat, died March 15, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in New Albany. She was the widow of Harold Rowland and retired from the Sand Paper Company.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 17 at Hickory Flat Methodist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Bro. Tohill officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves five grandchildren, Jeff Ormon, Carlton Rowland, both of Hickory Flat, Brad Ormon of Terry, Leslee Whaley of Potts Camp, Kali Rowland of Waterford.
She was preceded in death by her son, Harold Allen Rowland; and daughter, Ann Rowland.
Karen Shaw, 50, of Holly Springs, died March 15, 2014, at North Oak Regional Hospital in Senatobia. She was a member of Bell Grove MB Church in Chulahoma, a former choir member and a disabled factory worker.
Visitation will be March 21, 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home, with the family from 6-7 and March 22 from 10-10:55 a.m. at the church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on March 22 at Chulahoma MB Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in New Hope MB Church Cemetery in Laws Hill. Pastor Marvin Lucas will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two children, Kenyatta Jitrice Shaw, Joshua Shaw, both of Holly Springs; her mother, Katie Barksdale Shaw of Holly Springs; three brothers, Glenn Shaw, Gregory Shaw, Donzell Shaw, all of Holly Springs; and a granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Shaw.
Amanda Jo Smith, 32, of Byhalia, died March 12, 2014, at Methodist Olive Branch Hospital. She was a member of Meadow Brook Baptist Church and employed at DeSoto Industries in labeling.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 16 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Temperence Hill Cemetery in Potts Camp.
She leaves her mother, Faye Smith (Charles) of Byhalia; two brothers, Jeff Smith, Timothy Smith, both of Byhalia.
She was preceded in death by her father, James D. Smith; and a brother, Tracy Smith.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Willie Smith Jr.
Willie Smith Jr., 76, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died March 10, 2014, at Renaissance Health and Rehab in Chicago. He was a member of St. Peter Rock MB Church in Chicago, a former deacon, trustee, choir president and manager of several gospel groups in Chicago. He was a supervisor at Leon Packing Company in Chicago.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 18 at Jones Grove MB Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in Beverly Chapel CME Church Cemetery. Rev. John Powell officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Jessie Smith; a daughter, Diane Smith of Chicago; a son, James Smith of Chicago; five sisters, Percie Smith Anderson of Las Vegas, Nev., Bobbie Mitchell of Holly Springs, Azle Smith Jones of Memphis, Tenn., Gwendolyn Jones, Zelma Smith-Wiley, both of Holly Springs; three brothers, Joe Smith, Monroe Smith, both of Chicago, Robert Smith of Holly Springs; and three grandchildren.
Edward Whitlock Sr.
Edward Whitlock Sr., 80, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died March 2, 2014, at Quince Nursing Home in Memphis. He was a retired concrete finisher. He served as a deacon and president of the usher board for many years.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on March 8 at The Healing Cathedral Christian Church (formerly Walker Memorial Christian Church) in Memphis, where he was a member. Burial was in New Park Cemetery in Memphis. E.H. Ford Mortuary of Memphis was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Mable Stockard Whitlock; four children, Lillie Matlock, Agnes (Benjamin) Dancy, James (Sherrie) Whitlock, Edward Whitlock Jr., all of Memphis; a brother, elder Quenton Whitlock Sr.; a sister, Mary Pegues, both of Holly Springs; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
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