Thursday, April 11, 2013
Ben Earl Faulkner
Ben Earl Faulkner, 66, of Holly Springs, died April 1, 2013, in Victoria. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a supervisor with C & M Bushhoging in Oxford.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on April 6 at Smith Grove MB Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bishop Malcolm Howell officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Rosie Thomas Faulkner of Byhalia; two daughters, Clarise Phillips of Oxford, Audrey Thomas-Strong of Germantown, Tenn.; four sons, Dwight Thomas of Byhalia, Vincent Morris of Atlanta, Ga., Cornell Johnson of Philadelphia, Penn., Ben Johnson of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; two sisters, Joyce James of Ft. Wayne, Bennie Pearson of Chicago, Ill.; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Eddie Floyd Jones
Eddie Floyd Jones, 46, of Byhalia, died March 30, 2013, at his home. He was disabled.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on April 6 at Chulahoma MB Church, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Lonnie Whitfield officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his father, Walter Jones of Byhalia; six sisters, Elizabeth Stevenson, Debra Ann Miller, Shalonda Howell, all of Holly Springs, Lenora Sesson, Shirley Mims, both of Memphis, Tenn, Constance Wren of St. Louis, Mo.; three brothers, John Walter Jones, Larry Hearn, both of St. Louis, Mo., Larry Miller of Aurora, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Mae Langston Jones; his daughter, Latrice Williams; and his brother, Lynell Jones.
Commander Howard P. Summers
Commander Howard P. Summers, 88, of Jacksonville, Fla., died March 24, 2013. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17. Commander Summers participated in the initial landings of Normandy as a Third Class Electricians’ Mate aboard the USS LST 288. After Normandy, he participated in the invasion of Southern France. In March 1945, he served aboard the USS LST 1139 and took part in landing troops at Yokosuka, Japan, and witnessed the Japanese surrender aboard the ship USS Missouri. In May 1957, Commander Summers was raised to the degree of Master Mason by Members of Lodge 671 in Millington, Tenn. He flew P2 Neptunes over the Vietnam area and special patrol flights off the Russian coast during the Vietnam and Cold Wars. He joined the “Hurricane Hunters” Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (VW4) as executive officer in April 1967. Commander Summers retired from the Navy in April 1973. He served 33 years and received the Joint Service Commendation medal from Commander-in-Chief North American Defense Command on his retirement. He established “Spooks Guide Service” and guided clients in sea and fresh water fishing. On Nov. 10, 2004, he was awarded the “Normandy Medal of the Jubilee of Liberty” by Congressman Ander Crenshaw on behalf of the French government for his participation in Normandy. On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2011, Commander Summers was awarded the French “Knight of Legion of Honor” medal. The Consul General of France, on behalf of the French people, presented the award for his participation and contribution in the Normandy and Southern France invasion battles.
He will be buried with military honors at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. on March 28.
He leaves two sons, Paul Summers of Byhalia and Brian Summers; and four grandchildren.
Friends may sign the online guestbook at
Fred Coley Wood
Fred Coley Wood, 86, of Walnut, formerly of Byhalia, died April 2, 2013, at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was the widower of Elizabeth Wood and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Byhalia.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on April 4 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
He leaves his son, Ronald Wood (Rosalie) of Millington, Tenn.; his daughter, Glyn Kuhling of Snellville, Ga.; his sister, Lura Smith of Walnut; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
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