Thursday, August 1, 2013
Emma Miller-Beck, 64, of Holly Springs, died July 24, 2013, at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Holly Springs, a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., a director of church and parent relations at Rust College for 42 years. She was director of alumni affairs for the last 28 years. During her tenure, she raised more than $8,000,000. She has served several state and national organizations. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in business education from Rust in 1970. She completed her Master of Education in administration and supervision from the University of Mississippi in 1979.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on July 27 at Rust College Doxey Auditorium. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Rev. David Hoey officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Alva Beck; a daughter, Audrey Okhiria (Peter) of Memphis, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Dominique Samari (Frederick) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Khadija Craine of Memphis; a stepson, Anthony (Sarah) Beck of Cincinnati; parents Claudell and Georgia Miller, both of Holly Springs; a sister, Claudia Miller of Stone Mountain, Ga., a brother, Wardell Miller of Holly Springs; two grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to The Emma Miller-Beck Scholarship Fund at Rust College.
Annie Bell Cook
Annie Bell Cook, 89, of Holly Springs, died July 23, 2013. She was the widow of Henry Lee Bell Sr. and Abram (Curtis) Cook.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on July 25 at First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant, where she was a member. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Doug Bell and Bro. Mike Pennock officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three sons, Henry “Buddy” Bell Jr., Ted Bell (Linda), both of Holly Springs, Doug Bell (Brandi) of Southaven; her daughter, Carol Gardner (Howard) of Holly Springs; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Bell and Jimmy Bell.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Evelyn Doris Harris
Evelyn Doris Harris, 90, of Southaven, died July 25, 2013, at Golden Living Nursing Home in Southaven. She was the widow of Joe Willard Harris and a Baptist.
Graveside services were held at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn., on July 30. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, June Trusty (Harold) of Olive Branch; and grandchildren April Steelandt, Amanda Trusty; and a great-grandchild, Jaxton Finney.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
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.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on July 25 at New Hope MB Church with burial in New Hope Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Bessie Tables officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was 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 four brothers, Phil Miller, Garmon Miller, Clarence Miller and Floyd Miller; and two sisters, Alma Howell and Ineice Clark.
Raymond Spight, 62, of Holly Springs, died July 25, 2013, at his home. He was a church trustee, a Sunday school teacher, male chorus president for more than 20 years, a member of the Masonic Lodge, a graduate of Mississippi Industrial College and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was assistant physical plant director at Rust College.
Visitation will be at the funeral home on July 31 from 2-7 p.m., with family from 6-7 p.m. and Aug. 2 from 12 noon to 12:55 p.m. at the church
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 1 at Isom Chapel CME Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Joe T. Lester will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Betty Spight; three children, Detra Beard of Mt. Pleasant, DeMarco Spight of Memphis, Tenn., DWayne Spight of Slayden; his mother, Annie E. Jones Spight of Holly Springs; two sisters, Delorise Jones of Memphis, Tenn., Sandra Overshown of Boston, Mass.; three brothers, Leon Spight, Brankley Spight, both of Slayden, Alex Spight Jr. of Lilburn, Ga.; and two grandchildren.
Annie B. Taylor Walker
Annie B. Taylor Walker, 59, of Potts Camp, died July 25, 2013, at Baptist Trinity Hospice House in Collierville, Tenn. She was a member of Way Truth and Life Church of Apostolic Faith in Oxford and a seamstress with Hillcraft Furniture in New Albany.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on July 30 at New Dimension Salt & Light Ministries in Holly Springs. Burial was in Baptist Hill MB Church Cemetery, Bethlehem community in Potts Camp. Elder Barney Martin officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Cornell Walker; three children, Hendrick Walker, Schmeka Walker, both of Holly Springs, Lillian Walker of Memphis, Tenn.; her mother, Louise Porter Taylor of Potts Camp; two sisters, Juanita Hatley of Chicago, Ill., Roberta Washington of Memphis; three brothers, Lee Taylor, Tony Taylor, both of Holly Springs, Frank Taylor Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin O. Walker.
Daniel Morris Wilburn
Daniel Morris Wilburn, 60, of Moscow, Tenn., died July 19, 2013. He was safety and environmental manager at Sharp Manufacturing Company, where he worked for 31 years. He was a member of Early Grove United Methodist Church, where he served as a lay leader.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 23 at Early Grove Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Collierville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 35 years, Mary Cawthorn Wilburn; two sons, Jeremy (Melanie) Wilburn of Lamar, Lee Taylor of Moscow, Tenn.; five sisters Saundra (Jim) Nunley, Beverly (Mark) Poff, Susan (Leslie) Bolden, Mellisa Wilburn, all of Lamar, Ellen Wilburn of Holly Springs; four brothers John (Sarah) Wilburn of Moscow, Leonard Wilburn of Lamar, Russell (Sherry) Wilburn, Paul Wilburn, both of Collierville, Tenn.; four grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Mason Wilburn Jr. and a son, Bradley Wilburn.
Memorials may be made to Early Grove UMC building fund or a charity of your choice.
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