Thursday, March 21, 2013
Marlene Lovelady Balfour
Marlene Lovelady Balfour, 70, of Holly Springs, died March 13, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth. She was the widow of Mingo Balfour. She was a member of Providence MB Church in Holly Springs and a retired factory worker.
A memorial service will be held at a later time. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Jesse Mitchell of Holly Springs; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Earnestine Hoggs Bean
Earnestine Hoggs Bean, 75, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs and Chicago, Ill., died March 15, 2013, at The Highlands of Memphis Care Home. She was a member of the church mother board. She was a retired supervisor of housekeeping at Executive House of Chicago.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on March 23 at Kimbrough Chapel MB Church in Hudsonville, where she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. J.W. Smith Jr. will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, William R. Bean; two daughters, Mary Lynn Boyd of University Park, Ill., Janice Buckner of Chicago; two sons, Carnell W. Hoggs of Holly Springs, Kenneth Bean of Memphis, Tenn.; a stepson, Willie Bean of Lamar; three sisters, Madie L. Sanders of Memphis, Lyristine Conaway of Indianapolis, Ind., Girtha Hoggs of Holly Springs; a brother, William L. Hoggs of Indianapolis; 22 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Hoggs Jr.
Willie Howard Bell
Willie Howard Bell, 68, of Coldwater, died March 8, 2013. He was a member of Wall Hill Church of Christ and a factory worker.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 16 at Thyatira Church of Christ. Burial was in Wall Hill Church Cemetery in Coldwater. Rodgers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Willie Irene Bell; a son, Micheal Johnson of Byhalia; three stepdaughters, Maggie Sharp of Coldwater, Glenda Moore of Victory, Lenna Cathey of Byhalia; three stepsons, Robert Cathey, Ira Newsom, both of Memphis, Tenn., Ronnie Cathey of Chulahoma; three sisters, Forestine Taylor of Nashville, Tenn., Meda Lambert of Detroit, Mich., Josephine Douglas of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Robert E. Bell, Woodrow Bell, both of Chicago, Cleveland Bell of Byhalia; 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Joe Lee Davis
Joe Lee Davis, 51, of Byhalia, died March 10, 2013. He was a sawmill worker.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on March 16 at Wyatte Community Church. Burial was Wyatte Community Cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three daughters, Veunca Mays, Shaunteria Mays, both of Holly Springs, Von Mays of Coldwater; five sisters, Verna Cathey, Ollie Mae Ingram, both of Holly Springs, Arbella Nichols of Byhalia, Mae Lena Mays, Felicia Ann Davis, both of Senatobia; four brothers, Larry Davis of Como, U.L. Davis Jr. of Senatobia, Wavey T. Davis of Senatobia, Almos Davis of Memphis, Tenn., and 10 grandchildren.
Donald Richard Floyd
Donald Richard Floyd of Mt. Pleasant, 75, died March 12, 2013. He was an active member, deacon and greeter of CrossPointe Christian Fellowship. He retired from a lifelong career in the grocery business that lasted 63 years.
Services were held March 17 at CrossPointe Fellowship in Olive Branch. Burial was in Carey Community Cemetery. Pastor Douglas Bell and pastor Ken Bradley officiated.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Jerry Nell Thornton Floyd; two daughters, Tina Floyd Kinney (Bobby), Susan Dianne Shackelton (Bob), both of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Helen Haffey of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, Aubrey Floyd of Red Banks; two grandchildren, Jonathan Kinney (Kyle), Andrea Kinney Claunch (Michael), all of Mt. Pleasant; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy Floyd and Tommy Floyd.
Memorials may be made to CrossPointe Christian Fellowship, P.O. Box 1005, Olive Branch, MS 38654.
Maxine James Hearn
Maxine James Hearn, 55, of Byhalia, died March 15, 2013 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. She accepted Jesus Christ early in life at Mt. Olive COGIC.
Visitation will be March 22 from 1-7 p.m. in the Gillespie Funeral Home Chapel in Olive Branch and March 23 from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at Christ Temple COGIC in Holly Springs. Services will be held at 1 p.m. at Christ Temple.
She leaves her husband of 36 years, Clarence Hearn Sr.; two sons, Audwin (Kipey) Hearn of Byhalia, Clarence (Jameka) Hearn Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Teicher (Cornelius) Gray, TaKeena (David) Cain of Memphis; five sisters, Pearlie Stolongo, Marvin (Kelvin Sr.) Brown, Marilyn James of Memphis, Mildred (Eugene) Gibson of LaPorte, Tx., Myra (Jacob) Smith of Hamilton; two brothers, Lonell (Stepheny) Burns, Edward (Glynis) James of Memphis; and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie James Jr.; and a granddaughter, Tijara Miracle Cain.
Debbie S. Nave
Debbie S. Nave, 49, died March 11, 2013. She was born Dec. 15, 1963, in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held March 17 at 2 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church in Victoria. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sons, Anthony (Christina) Lopez, Joseph (Tiffany) Lopez, both of Byhalia; a daughter, Delana Lopez of Byhalia; three brothers, Joe Allen Nave of Memphis, Carl Leon Nave of Byhalia, Russell Neil Nave of Red Banks; three sisters, Clara Moses of Byhalia, Teresa Armstrong of Red Banks, Cathy Cain of Georgia; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosa Lopez; and a sister, Cindy Ramos.
Joe Walton Jr.
Joe Walton Jr. 62, of Byhalia, died March 14, 2013 at Trinity Mission in Byhalia. Visitation will be March 20, 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home, with family visitation from 6-7. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on March 21 at the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Center. Bro. Leroy White Jr. will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Jewel Mitchell Walton of Holly Springs; four sisters, Genora Martin of Memphis, Tenn., Joanne White, Alice Burton and Irene Turnage, all of Holly Springs; and seven brothers, Louis Charles Walton of Chicago, Ill., Oliver Steam of East St. Louis, Ill., Louis Walton of Memphis, Tenn., Jackie Walton of Pontiac, Mich., George Walton, Joseph Walton and Kenneth Walton, all of Holly Springs.
James William Warren Jr.
James William (Jimmy) Warren Jr., 65, of Holly Springs, died March 18, 2013. A lifelong resident of Holly Springs, he graduated as valedictorian from Holly Springs High School. He received his bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity. He served as a first and second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Military Police Corp and as an armored Cavalry officer and executive officer in the Mississippi National Guard. He began practicing law in 1975 at his law firm Warren and Jones. He served as Holly Springs Municipal Judge, attorney for the Marshall County Board of Supervisors and legal advisor for the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. From 1989-2007, he served as assistant United States attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi and acted as chief of the Asset Forfeiture Unit, Criminal Division and district office security manager. Since retiring from the U.S. Attorney’s office, he has been an investigator with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and served by invitation on the joint FBI/ATF Tobacco Task Force.
He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, president of the advisory board for the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi, former president of the Holly Springs Rotary Club, a member of the Oxford Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. For over 45 years he served as a volunteer with the Holly Springs Volunteer Fire Department. He was honored by the University of Mississippi Department of Legal Studies with the 2006 Alumni Meritorious Service Award and the 2007 Outstanding Criminal Justice Alumni.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on March 20 at Christ Episcopal Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 40 years, Susan Stegall Warren; a daughter, Alexis Warren Williams (Clay) of Ocean Springs; his mother, Dorothy Warren of Holly Springs; a grandson, Warren Lewis Williams of Ocean Springs; a sister, Sally Permenter (Fred) of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Thomas Warren; his father, Jimmy Warren; aunt, Mary F. Warren and uncle, Charles F. Warren.
Memorials may be made to the Rob Warren Scholarship Fund for Legal Studies, c/o First State Bank, P.O. Box 580, Holly Springs, MS 38635 or Christ Episcopal Church.
Elma “Sister” Williams, 55, died March 7, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She received her GED and graduated later from Whiteville Technology Center in Whiteville, Tenn., in business management. She was employed at Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation.
Services were held at 12 noon on March 13 at Mt. Bethel MB Church in Michigan City, where she was a member. Pastor James Williams was eulogist. Burial was in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two daughters, Stephanie Sherill Williams, Jessica Renee Williams, both of Michigan City; a son, Mickey Lamount Williams; four brothers, Melvin (Margaret) Williams of Memphis, Tenn., Bobby Williams of Michigan City, David Williams of Memphis, Kenny (Vicky) Williams of Grand Junction, Tenn, Danny Conner of Memphis; two sisters, Virginia (Dee) WIlliams of Holly Springs, Linda Hampton of Saulsbury, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Stacy Williams, Gary Williams, Mickey Williams, Brandon Williams, Atwine Richardson and Derron Williams.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Tenise Williams; a sister, Joyce Lavern Williams; and a brother, Mickey Williams.
Thomas M. Winders
Thomas M. Winders, 85, of Holly Springs, formerly of Bethany, Okla., died March 10, 2013, at Baptist Oxford Hospital. He was a Methodist, a police officer and a U.S. Marine veteran. Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 15 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel.
He leaves his wife, Adelyn Winders; three sons, Gregory Winders of Rifle, Colo., Dale Winders of Cortez, Colo., Scott Winders of San Jose, Calif.; four daughters, Laura Miller of Oxnard, Calif., Kimberly Manzari of Naperville, Ill., Sandy Milon of Glendora, Calif., Linda Lafond of Gilroy, Calif.; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Winders.
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