Thursday, August 8, 2013
Lillie Jordan Kinnard Chandler
Lillie Jordan Kinnard Chandler, 72, died May 27, 2013. She joined Pleasant Hill CME Church. Later, she joined St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holly Springs. In 1963, Lillie married Charles Kinnard. Later, she married Gene Chandler. She began working in real estate in the late 1960s. After moving to Chicago, she attended Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church. She was the co-founder of the Chicago State Educators Scholarship Fund. She was one of the hostesses at the first wedding celebrated in the St. Mary’s Chapel, Claude and Cornelia Vinson’s.
Gatlin Chapel, Inc. of Chicago was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Gene Chandler; daughters Petrina Kinnard (Terrance) Thompson, Shelia Kinnard, Lori (Fulvio) Calcinardi; sisters Pearlie Howell, Helen (Dave) Hunt, Emma Williams, Carolyn (Anderson) Cook; brothers John Paul Jordan and Rev. Earnest (Betty) Jordan Jr.; stepdaughters, stepsons, stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and a granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by brothers Jeremiah, Clarence, Lawrence and Booker Jordan Sr.
Walter Conley, 97, of Michigan City, died Aug. 3, 2013, at Select Speciality Hospital at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The widower of Hattie Moore Conley, he was a member of Concord MB Church in Slayden, a retired groundsman at Houston Levee Golf Course and a farmer.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the funeral home and Aug. 10, 10-10:55 a.m. at the church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Aug. 10 at Sims Chapel MB Church in Michigan City. Superintendent James A. Norman will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves six daughters, Fannie Conley of Michigan City, Mattie S. Liddell, Emma Patterson, Hattie Walls, all of Memphis, Dorothy Charles of Lafayette, La., Heneretta Reed of Sikeston, Mo.; 24 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Pearlie B. Conley and three grandchildren, Denise Taylor, Willie Frank Walls Jr., and Willie L. Walls.
Thester Jones Cooper
Thester Jones Cooper, 86, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of New York and Holly Springs, died July 29, 2013, at Graceland Nursing Home in Memphis. She was a retired domestic worker with McCall Magazine in New York.
Services were held at 4 p.m. on Aug. 3 at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Evangelist Patricia Brown-Harris officiated.
She leaves her husband, Percell Cooper of Georgia; a daughter, Patricia Brown-Harris of Far Rockaway, N.Y.; and three sisters, Kitty Tate, Ethel Mae Jones-Edgerton, both of Memphis, Ruby Johnson of New York.
She was preceded in death by siblings Melissa Dawson, Dorothy Rogers, Jane Alice Davis, James Jones and Johnnie Jones.
Annette C. Jowers
Annette C. Jowers, 81, of Mt. Pleasant, died Aug. 4, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. Retired from Peeples Bank she was the widow of James Morris Jowers.
Visitation will be Aug. 8 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services will be held Aug. 9 at United Methodist Church of Mt. Pleasant, where she was a member. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Rev. Michael-John Pope will officiate. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves three nieces, Wanda Carroll (Paul) of Adamsville, Tenn., Lisa Croft of Collierville, Tenn., Judy Hays (Don) of Cordele, Ga. and a nephew, Robert Lee (Catherine) of St. James City, Fla.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Mt. Pleasant.
Earnest LeSure Jr.
Earnest LeSure Jr., 68, of Holly Springs, died July 29, 2013, at his home. He was a church usher, a member of the male chorus, a Sunday school superintendent, and a retired laborer with Byhalia Brick & Tile.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 3 at Hopewell No. 2 MB Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Willie Hoey officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Minnie S. LeSure; two daughters, Sharon C. LeSure, Jenetha E. LeSure, both of Holly Springs; two sons, John E. LeSure of Douglas, Ga., Shawn C. LeSure of Holly Springs; a sister, Esklene Ford of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, George Scales of Holly Springs, John T. LeSure of Memphis, Willie Gene LeSure of Aurora, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Van Dee Nutt
Van Dee Nutt, 81, of Ashland, died Aug. 1, 2013, at his home. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ashland, a cattle farmer and a veteran of the Korean conflict for three years. He was a 1952 graduate of Ashland High School and attended Northeast Junior College. He was a cattleman and a farmer.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 4 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Bro. Farron Ash officiated.
He leaves his brother, Johnny F. Nutt of Ashland; and two sisters, Martha Nutt Holliday of Ashland, Sally Mae Mason of Jackson.
Pallbearers were Danny Talbert, Keith Thompson, Greg Thompson, Allen Garner, Floyd Shaw and Mike Carroll. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Orman, Mike Carroll, Freddie Geno, Betty Ruth Carroll, Nathan Cook and Samantha, Betty Thompson, Bobby King and Darrell Morrison.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Edward Buster Martin
Edward Buster Martin, 89, of Memphis, Tenn., died Aug. 2, 2013, at his home. He was formerly of Marshall County.
Visitation will be held Aug. 11 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Breath of Life Seven Day Adventist Church, 5665 Knight Arnold Rd., Memphis, where he was a member. Services will be held at 2 p.m. at the church. Superior Funeral Home in Memphis is in charge of the arrangements.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill Wilkins, James (Brother) Wilkins, Sug Wilkins and three sisters, Pauline Seay-Coleman, Mary Alice Martin and Ophelia Snoop.
William Eugene Mong
William Eugene Mong, 76, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 2, 2013, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He was retired from the Air Force and a veteran of Vietnam.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 7 at Heritage Apostolic Church, where he was a member. Burial was in West TN Veterans Cemetery. Bro. Tony Roberts and Bro. Russell Snyder officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Faye Hollifield Mong; four daughters, Bell Mong, Bonnie Mong, Tracy Mong, all of Tucson, Ariz., Angela Yeats (Robbie) of Holly Springs; two stepdaughters Kathy Glenn, Kimberly Rounion, both of Dalton, Ga.; stepson David Cooper of Dalton; two brothers, Sonny Mong of Augusta, Ga., Butch Mong of York, Pa.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Joseph Earlton Paslay Sr.
Joseph Earlton Paslay Sr., 79, died July 31, 2013, at Baptist Hospital — North Mississippi in Oxford. He retired as director from Camp Lake Stephens in Oxford. He was state director of the Mississippi YMCA. He was an active member of College Hill Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 3 at College Hill Presbyterian Church. Rev. Alan Cochet officiated. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Jean Wall Paslay of Oxford; two daughters, Wendy Paslay of Oxford, Aki Hashimoto (Masa) of Chester, England; two sons, Joe E. Paslay Jr. (Beth) of Norman, Okla, Clay Paslay (Susan) of Oxford; six grandchildren and many friends in Marshall County.
Memorial contributions may be made to College Hill Presbyterian Church, 339 CR 102, Oxford, MS 38655, or any charity of the donor’s choice.
Braxton Sweet, 29 days old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cory Wayne Sweet of Byhalia, died July 31, 2013, at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the Morris Chapel Baptist Church in Somerville, Tenn. Burial was in the New Salem Cemetery in the Cayce Community. Bro. Billy Adair officiated. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes and Cremation Center - Main Chapel of Somerville was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his maternal grandparents, John and Vicky Ingram of Coffeeville; paternal grandparents, Terry and Melissa Bryant of Mt. Pleasant and Wanda Pruitt of Byhalia.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Dale Pruitt.
Pallbearers were J.J. Ingram, Gary Sweet, Scotty Hutchins and Stephen Bryant.
The family requests that memorials be directed to LeBonheur Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174.
Penny Mural Wilson
Penny Mural Wilson, 80, of Chicago, Ill., died July 18, 2013, A minister, she was certified to teach by the Azuza Ministry in Phoenix, Ariz. The widow of David Wilson, she worked at her husband’s fish market for many years and was employed with the Chicago Transit Authority for 28 years.
Services were held July 29, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Crusaders Ministries in Chicago. Officiant was David Joe Wilson. Leak and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her children, David Jr., Joe, Randall Paul (Mina), Sim Sereno, Pamela, Dwight Duvall (Angela), And Dwayne (Theresa); 37 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Lofton and a grandson, David Dwayne.
Pallbearers were Gary Wilson, David Joe Wilson Sr., Donnell Wilson, Sim Wilson Jr., Clayton Wilson, David Duvall Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were David Wilson Jr., Joe Wilson, Randall Paul Wilson, Sim Sereno Wilson, Dwight Duvall Wilson and Dwayne Wilson.
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