Thursday, July 25, 2013
Larry Darnell Ashford
Larry Darnell Ashford, 57, of Memphis, Tenn., died July 16, 2013, in Memphis. He was a store manager.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 21 at Mt. Newall Church of God in Christ in Coldwater. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sisters, Dorothy R. Shorty of Coldwater, Rosie Summers of Byhalia; and six brothers, Charles Howard Ashford, Eddie D. Ashford Sr., both of Coldwater, George Howard Ashford of Eupora, James Howard Ashford of Sundusta, Ohio, Ronnie Lee Ashford of Atlanta, Ga., Charlie H.G. Ashford of Memphis.
Wilma Ashford, 80, of Coldwater, died July 14, 2013, in Southaven. She was a dietician and on the church Mother Board.
Services were held at 12 noon on July 20 at Hopewell MB Church in Coldwater, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodgers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, David Ashford of Independence; five daughters, Armelia Newsom of Byhalia, Joyce McCain of Senatobia, Anita Ashford of Southaven, Carolyn Davis of Coldwater, Sherry Hamilton of Arlington, Tx.; five sons, Samuel Johnson of Nashville, Tenn., Dale Ashford of Senatobia, Perry Ashford, Terry Ashford, both of Coldwater, Carlos Ashford of Holly Springs; 27 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
Juanita Bogard, 71, of Michigan City, died July 17, 2013 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. She was on her church usher board and director of the church kitchen committee. She was a retired seamstress at ABC Manufacturing in Ashland.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 24 at Samuel Chapel MB Church in Ashland, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Rickey Ball officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Douglas B. Bogard; a daughter, Antylor “Tylor” Bogard of Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Antonius “Tony” Bogard of Memphis; two sisters, Sylvia Cleveland of Memphis, Ernice Elliott of Michigan City; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jane Gordon, Freddie Bogard; and two brothers, Jimmy and Jerry Strickland.
Lydia Boxx, 87, of Byhalia, died July 16, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Shannon. She was the widow of Roy Lee Boren Sr., and Leonard Eugene Boxx. She was employed at Walgreen’s, a member of Olive Branch Church of Christ and Booneville Church of Christ while she lived in Booneville.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 19 at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery. Minister Doug Greenway officiated.
She leaves two daughters, Nancy (Larry) Wright of Germantown, Tenn., Helen (Larry) Barnett of Shannon; a son, Roy Lee (Carolyn) Boren Jr. of Housesprings, Mo.; a sister, Dorothy Morgan of Tupelo; a brother, Bobby (Mary) Mink of Fresno, Calif.; 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Linda Burgess and Brenda McClain; three sisters, Margaret Casstevens, Warrine Barron and Maxine Dodson; two brothers, Charles Mink and Jimmy Mink; and two granddaughters, Tabitha Barnett Moore and Paula Everett.
Pallbearers were her grandsons and great-grandsons.
Yolanda E. Jeans
Yolanda E. Jeans, 34, of Cordova, Tenn., died July 10, 2013, at The Med in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of Hopewell No. 2 MB Church in Hudsonville, a 1997 graduate of H.W. Byers High School and attended the University of Mississippi. She was employed at Accredo Pharmaceutical.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 21 at H.W. Byers Attendance Center. Burial was in Hopewell No. 2 MB Church Cemetery. Pastor Shelby Washington officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her parents, Jake and Ella Mae Jeans of Holly Springs; two sisters, Chandranita Ankton and Tonia Jeans-Baker (Bryan), both of Cordova and her grandmother, Della Hodges of Grand Junction, Tenn.
Pallbearers were Larry Strong Jr., Cedric Cohen, Roderickus Foster, Fredrick Johnson, Mario Donnell, Royce Washington, Jimmy Donnell and Darryl Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Cohen, Linwood Johnson, Jimmy Donnell, Kenneth Cato, James Johnson, Frank Cohen, Jimmy Hollard, Bryan Baker, James Cato, Jerry Cato and Rickey Jeans.
Donna Vanessa Johnson
Donna Vanessa Johnson, 47, of Byhalia, died July 18, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. A president of the church choir, she was an alumnus of the University of Phoenix and a billing clerk for Methodist-LeBonheur Health System.
Visitation will be July 26, 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home and on July 27 from 10-10:55 a.m. at the church.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on July 27 at Antioch MB Church in Victoria, where she was a member. Burial will be in McCraven Cemetery in Victoria. Rev. Roger Daniels will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Derell Johnson (Erica) of Byhalia; her mother, Frances Smith Johnson of Byhalia; a sister, Sharon Johnson-Rayford of Byhalia; a brother, Kenneth Johnson of Byhalia; and two grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Johnson and a sister, Cynthia Johnson.
Thomas Edward Lafever Sr.
Thomas Edward Lafever Sr., 73, of Michie, Tenn., died July 13, 2013, at Jackson Madison County Hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Kellogg Company.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on July 17 at Henry Cemetery. His grandson Josh Carroll officiated. Corinthian Funeral Home in Corinth was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Shirley Dixon Lafever; children Eddie Lafever Jr. of Monticello, Ark., Dee Lafever of Corinth, Johnny Lafever of Holly Springs, Larry (Sambo) Carroll of Michie, Tenn. Michelle Canton, Melinda Lafever, both of Corinth; a sister, Betty Hollowell of Olive Branch; and 16 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Ronnie Luellen, 56, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died July 17, 2013 at his home. A former church deacon, he was a former member of Faith Temple COGIC in Memphis. A retired railroad worker, he was a graduate of Holly Springs High School.
Visitation will be July 26 from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home and July 27 from 9:30-10:25 a.m. at the church.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on July 27 at Kimbrough Chapel MB Church in Hudsonville with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. J.W. Smith Jr., pastor, will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Gloria Kimmons Luellen; a son, Ronnie Luellen Jr. of Memphis; six daughters, Catina Daugherty, Lydia Moore, both of Olive Branch, Tana Henderson of Potts Camp, Rashedra Dortch of Gulfport, Camilla Dortch of Lamar, Larhonda Luellen of Holly Springs; two stepdaughters, Remetria Barlow of Memphis, Gloris Berry of Clarksville, Tenn.; three stepsons, Jonathan Gatewood, Danny Gatewood, both of Memphis, Tommie Gatewood of Clarksville; three sisters, Doris Jones of Slayden, Earnestine Luellen, Verlene Sims, both of Holly Springs; five brothers, Richard Luellen, John Luellen, both of Memphis, Joe Luellen, Lonnie Luellen, Melvin Luellen, all of Holly Springs; and 24 grandchildren.
Mary Jo Massengill
Mary Jo Massengill, 88, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died July 19, 2013, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. She was the widow of C.T. Massengill. She was a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church in Hickory Flat.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Shell Rock, Iowa. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her daughter, Cynthia M. (Stephen) Ziegenhorn of Cedar Falls; two granddaughters, Amy Ziegenhorn (Pat Bertroche), and Anna (Brett) Young, all of Des Moines; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Harold, Reid, William and Don; and five sisters, Jeannette Smith, Ethel Stine, Catherine Jahnke, Dorothy Wallingford and Carol Jackson.
Memorials may be directed to P.E.T. P.A.L.S., P.O. Box 373, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613.
Annie Wynn Miller
Annie Wynn Miller, 80, of Holly Springs, died July 16, 2013 at her home. She was assistant secretary of the Holly Springs Congress on Christian Education, a member of New Hope MB Church in Laws Hill, a former church Sunday school secretary, a member of the Pastor’s Aide Committee and the church Missionary Society.
Visitation will be July 24 from 2-7 p.m. with family visitation from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home and July 25 at the church from 12 noon until 12:55 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on July 25 at New Hope MB Church with burial in New Hope Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Bessie Tables will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sisters, Willean Porter of Holly Springs, Fadrie Phillips of Waterford; two nieces and a nephew, whom she called her children: Priscilla Porter, Mark Porter, both of Holly Springs and Gertrude W. Porter-Woodson of Tuscon, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Phil Miller, Garmon Miller and Clarence Miller.
Ella Grace Smith
Ella Grace Smith, infant, died July 16, 2013, at Baptist Women’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on July 19 at Bethel Cemetery in Ashland. Dr. Bryan Collier officiated.
She leaves her mother and father, Andrea Wilkerson and Samuel Smith of Blue Mountain; a brother, A.J. Wilkerson of Hickory Flat; grandparents, Bobby and Linda Wilkerson of Hickory Flat, I.V. and Vivian Smith of Jackson.
Leroy Snow, 64, of Waterford, died July 13, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. He was a member of Gray’s Chapel CME Church and worked at Best Built Lumber Co.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 20 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in New Hope MB Church in Laws Hill. Elder Arthur Brown officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his longtime companion, Maggie Buffington; his mother, Earline Snow; five brothers, Earnest Snow, David Lee Snow, Michael Snow (Annette), Bobby Snow, all of Holly Springs, Leon Snow (Jennifer) of Holly Springs; five sisters, Corrine Norton (Albert) of Ashland, Jearline Crutcher (Arthur) of Memphis, Tenn., Odessa Newton (Mecoye), Martha Jeffries, both of Holly Springs, Sharon Hall (Kendrick) of Oswego, Ill.; five stepdaughters, Betty Greed (James), Louise Rosie Mitchell (Tom), Lora Ingram (Cecil), Shirley Buffington, Georgia Buffington, Louise McAllen (Johnny) of Chicago, Ill.; and two stepsons, Fred Buffington and David Buffington.
Daniel Morris Wilburn
Daniel Morris Wilburn, 60, of Moscow, Tenn., died July 19, 2013.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 23 at Early Grove Methodist Church in Lamar. Burial was in the church cemetery. Collierville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two sons, Jeremy Wilburn, Lee Taylor; sisters Saundra Nunley, Susan Bolden, Ellen Wilburn, Beverly Poff, Dorothy Melissa Wilburn; brothers John Wilburn, Russell Wilburn, Leonard Wilburn, Paul Wilburn; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Mason Wilburn Jr. and a son, Bradley Wilburn.
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