Thursday, May 29, 2014
Dorothy Bryant, 65, of Collierville, Tenn., formerly of Marshall County, died May 21, 2014, at Baptist Trinity Hospice in Collierville. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 24 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Walnut Grove in Boliver, Tenn.
She leaves her husband, Harold Bryant Sr.; four sons, James Bryant, of Olive Branch, Terry Bryant of Mt. Pleasant, Harold Bryant Jr. of Collierville, Jason Bryant of Southaven; two daughters, Debra Goetze of Atoka, Tenn., Patricia Bryant of Collierville; four brothers, Daniel Willis of Holly Springs, Curtis Willis of Byhalia, John Willis of Alabama, Wayne Willis of Somerville, Tenn.; three sisters, Bertha Smith of Holly Springs, Donnie Wilson of Somerville, Brenda Cox of Collierville; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Wayne Bryant; a daughter, Barbara Sue Bryant; a brother, Paul Willis and her parents, Buck and Edna Willis.
Jimmy Dale Glover
Jimmy Dale Glover, 65, of Holly Springs, died May 13, 2014, at Alliance HealthCare System. He was a disabled factory worker with McKee Door Company of Aurora, Ill.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 17 at Mt. Teamer CME Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden Cemetery. Rev. Lexine Smith officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three children, Gregory Oneil Glover of Aurora, Jennifer Larry of Lansing, Mich., Yolanda Glover of Aurora; three sisters, Rev. Lexine Wilkins-Smith, Linda Guy, Angela Jones, all of Olive Branch; three brothers, Larry Glover, Ira Glover, Willie Glover, all of Holly Springs; and eight grandchildren.
Vevilan Guy, 53, of Oxford, formerly of Byhalia, died May 20, 2014 at North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on May 24 at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Sinai MB Church Cemetery in Byhalia. Rev. S.A. Phillips officiated.
She leaves three sisters, Corrine Davis of Byhalia, Oderia Ivery of Bellwood, Ill., Valda Jean Tunstall of Memphis, Tenn.; and two brothers, Euria Guy, Alfornia Guy of Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Mattie Lawson, 69, of Potts Camp, died May 23, 2014. She was a homemaker and the widow of Edward Lee Lawson.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 27 at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial was in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery in Potts Camp.
She leaves seven brothers, Joe Ford, Jesse Ford, Leon Ford, Claudell Ford, Lawrence Ford, Emmett Ford and Walter Ford, all of Potts Camp; four sisters, Mary Jumper of Pontotoc, Mae Gadd and Dorothy West of Potts Camp, and Betty Smith of Collierville, Tenn.
Rella Terry Preston
Rella Terry Preston, 92, of Lamar, died May 15, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Columbia, Tenn. She was the widow of Jessie J. Preston. A retired food server for the Benton County School System in Ashland, she was a member of the Mother Board and a former choir member.
Services were held at 12 noon on May 24 at Hebron MB Church in Lamar, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Dwight Rucker officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
She leaves three daughters, Pearlie Washington (James) of Holly Springs, Evelyn Brown (Jordan) of Detroit, Mich., Hazel Stigger (Roscoe) of Columbia; two sons, James H. Preston (Gloria) of Lamar, Cedric Preston of Lamar; a stepson, Brian Ayers of Memphis, Tenn.; a son-in-law, Charles Rucker of Holly Springs; two sisters, Thelma Lofties of Moscow, Tenn., Betty Holoman of Chicago, Ill.; 27 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren; two godchildren and a god brother and god sister.
She was preceded in death by three children, Dorothy Mae Rucker, Hardy Preston and Derry Preston.
David Rooker, 52, of Hickory Flat, died May 18, 2014, at his home. He was a logger.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 21 at Winborn United Methodist Church in Hickory Flat. Burial was in Rooker Family Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Patricia Rooker; six children, Joseph Waller of Memphis, Tenn., David King of Ripley, Christopher (Jennifer) Rutherford of Byhalia, Angela (Jeff) Stacks of Collierville, Tenn., Angel Noe of West Memphis, Ark., and Bradley Kennedy of Arkansas; his mother and stepfather, Donald and Mary Cash of Laws Hill; three brothers, Richard “Rickey” (Patty) Rooker of Arkansas, Russell “Rusty” (Janet) Rooker of Potts Camp, Steven Cash; and a sister, Carol Rather of Holly Springs; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack “J.W.” Rooker; and a daughter, Malissa Pugh.
Dale Fredrick “Fred” Spann
Dale Fredrick “Fred” Spann, 68, of Victoria, died May 17, 2014. He was a Vietnam veteran, have served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 684 in Memphis, Tenn. He was active in fundraising for the VFW National Children’s Home.
A memorial service will be held May 31, 1 p.m. at VFW Post 684 in Memphis. Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter Jennifer Algee of Senatobia; a son, Dale Spann of Victoria; three sisters, Carol Johnson, Martha Powell, both of Jonesboro, Ark., Doris Johnson of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Robert Spann of Bartlett, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Bowers.
Memorials may be made to the VFW Post 684, 3709 E. Raines Rd., Memphis, Tenn., 38118.
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