Thursday, August 7, 2014
Jerry Leon Collins
Jerry Leon Collins, 71, of Lamar, died Aug. 2, 2014. He was a supervisor for US Airways, a Navy veteran, a member of the MS National Guard and the American Legion. He was co-founder of the Rossville Academy Booster Club as well as the voice of the football team for 12 years.
Visitation will be held Aug. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 8 at Slayden Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in Slayden Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Jonnie Collins; three sons, Jason Reaves (Amanda), Derek Reaves (Karen), Josh Reaves (Valerie), all of Lamar; four daughters, Britney Waddle (Cody) of Lamar, Candy Featherstone of Collierville, Tenn., Leona Collins of Georgia, Penny Jones of Collierville; three brothers, Archie Collins of Weir, Charles Collins of Longview, Billy Blankenship of Sturgis; a sister, Angie McGinsis of Sturgis; and 14 grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Mirakul Grace Garner
Mirakul Grace Garner, 2 weeks old, died July 28, 2014, at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 2 at Cottrell Memorial Cemetery in Holly Springs.
She leaves her mother and father, Imiyah Pass and Kenneth Garner Jr. of Holly Springs; grandparents Faith Bass and Warren Wagner and Jonathan Bass, Anita Jefferies and Kenneth Garner Sr.; and great-grandparents Elder Albert and Johnnie Pass.
Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs was in charge of arrangements.
Lillian Newsom, 81, of Byhalia, died July 24, 2014, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a seamstress.
Services were held at 12 noon on Aug. 2 at Mt. Olive MB Church in Byhalia.
She leaves two daughters, Mary Newsom of Byhalia, Patricia Newsom of Holly Springs; six sons, Whitlen Newsom of Coldwater, Roosevelt Newsom, Richard Newsom, Calvin Newsom, all of Byhalia, Leeaster Newsom of Memphis, Tenn., Leon Newsom of Elkville, Ill.; four sisters, Ruby Newsom of Coldwater, Diane Wilson, Ether Lee Jones, both of Byhalia, Flora Moore of Chicago, Ill.; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Rodgers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Martha Ann Oglesby
Martha Ann Oglesby, 69, of Waterford, died July 30, 2014, in Waterford. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
Services were held 2 p.m. on Aug. 3 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
She leaves her husband, Norman Oglesby; her daughter, Janet Ash (Jarrett) of Waterford; two sisters, Mary Mitchell (twin) of McKinney, Texas, Betty Huey of Waterford; and three grandchildren.
James Lee Raimey
James Lee Raimey, 63, of Ashtabula, Ohio, fomerly of Lamar, died July 25, 2014, at Cleveland University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a disabled factory worker.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 2 at Hudsonville CME Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Willie C. Conner officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Paulette S. Hall Raimey; two daughters, TaKesha Hart of Pittsburg, Penn., Raynette Raimey of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Mollie Raimey of Lamar; two brothers, Elester Raimey, Esker Lee Raimey, both of Painesville, Ohio; and four grandchildren.
Keyanna LaSha Thomas
Keyanna LaSha Thomas, 17, of Potts Camp, died July 30, 2014, at Alliance HealthCare System. She was a member of St. Paul CME Church, an 11th grade student at Holly Springs High School and ROTC.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 6 at Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Charles Dooley officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her mother, Angela Thomas of Potts Camp; her father, Glenn Glover of Holly Springs; stepfather, Jeremiah Walton of Holly Springs; two sisters, Tierra Thomas, Kierra Thomas, both of Potts Camp; four brothers, David Thomas, Justin Thomas, both of Potts Camp, Christopher Gilbert of New Albany, LaMarco Withers of Memphis, Tenn.; grandmothers Irene Thomas of Potts Camp, Ella Glover, Betty Turnage, both of Holly Springs; and grandfathers Johnny Ingram and Freddie Glover, both of Holly Springs.
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