September 13, 2013
Louise Allen, 80, of New Albany, died Sept. 8, 2013, at Baptist Hospital-Union County. She was a homemaker and a seamstress.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 11 at United Funeral Service Chapel. Burial was in Canaan Baptist Cemetery. Rev. Omega Hall, Rev. John Parker and Rev. Larry Dukes officiated.
She leaves her husband, J.W. Allen of Hickory Flat; a daughter, Marie White (Tony) of Hickory Flat; three stepdaughters, Barbara Bridges of New Albany, Brenda Swift of Memphis, Tenn., Glenda Chism (Dale) of New Albany; two sons, (Jim Robinson (Penne) of Waterford, Anthony Robinson (Son Cha) of St. Louis, Mo.; two stepsons, Gary Allen (Judy), Johnny Allen (Vickie), both of New Albany; three sisters, Betty Pinckley (Vernon) of Colfax, La., Lydia Harvey (Larry) of Millington, Tenn., Nora Louise Weatherly of Jackson; a brother, Alvin “Buddy” Adams (Janice) of Shreveport, La.; 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Robinson; and a sister, Hattie Mae Jones.
Bessie Marion Anderson
Bessie Marion Anderson, 80, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 9, 2013, at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She was a member of the church choir, Missionary Society, Mother’s Board, and church youth director. She was a retired nurses aide at Marshall County Hospital.
Visitation will be held Sept. 12, from 12-4 p.m., and 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home; and Sept. 13, 10-10:55 a.m. at Hopewell #1 M.B. Church, where she was a member, with service following at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery. Rev. Ronnie Franklin will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Vivian Crosby of Holly Springs; a son, James Richard Anderson of Holly Springs; two sisters, Ivion Crittle, Easter Marion, both of Holly Springs; a brother, James Marion Jr. of East St. Louis, Ill.; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
In lie of flowers, please send contributions to Hopewell #1 M.B. Church.
Lillian Moore Bailey
Lillian Moore Bailey, 89, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 1, 2013, at her home. She was the widow of William Bailey. She was a retired housewife.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 7 at Land Mark Temple of Jesus Christ, where she was a member. Burial was in Faith Fellowship COGIC Cemetery in Slayden. Bro. Dwane Collins officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves four special nieces, Cora, Fannie, Verlean and Annie; two granddaughters; a grandson and a great-granddaughter; six sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.
She was preceded in death by sisters Everneeza Williams, Leanna Rankin, Sarah Lee Dowdy; and brothers West Moore, Ardell Jones, Hess Moore, James Moore, Willie Moore and Rogers Moore.
Breattia Keria Bennett
Breattia Keria Bennett, 21, of Hickory Flat, died Sept. 4, 2013, at her home. She attended Hickory Flat Attendance Center. She was employed as an assembly worker at Diamond Comic Distributors Inc. in Olive Branch.
Burial was in the McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Rev. Robert McClain officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her father, David Massey; mother, Mary Bennett; two brothers, Justian Bennett, Kameron Massey; and a sister, Sharette Bennett.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Minnie Bennett.
Morise Jones Brown
Morise Jones Brown, 65, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Marshall County, died Sept. 5, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. She was a retired educator in the South Panola School District and a member of Strickland Chapel UM Church in Byhalia.
Visitation will be held Sept. 13, from 2-7 p.m. and with the family from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home; and at Strawberry MB Church, Sept. 14, 10-10:55 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Strickland UM Church Cemetery. Rev. Willie F. Jeffries will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, John L. Brown; her daughter, Kellie Brown of Memphis; her son, Jason Brown of Memphis; seven sisters, Rose Coleman, Annie Wilson, Mytrice Jones, all of Memphis, Willie Milan of Byhalia, Linda Fay Johnson of Jackson, Blonetta Jones, Maude E. Melvin, both of Aurora, Ill.; two brothers, James and Sam Jones, both of Memphis; and three grandchildren.
Samuel Raymond Dehaviland Gipson
Samuel Raymond Dehaviland Gipson, 32, died Sept. 4, 2013, in Hickory Flat.
Visitation will be held Sept. 14 from 10 - 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic School. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Rev. Tracy Jeffries will officiate. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his parents, Quentell and Marguerite (Ford) Gipson Sr. of Holly Springs; five sisters, Patricia Dean of Glen Burnie, Md., Wanda Vereen of Huntsville, Ala., Vetra Gipson, Metra Gipson and Sharon Gipson, all of Holly Springs; three brothers, Jeremy Vereen of Holly Springs, Quentell Gipson Jr. of Stone Mountain, Ga., Arnaz Washington of Fort Washington, Md.
In lieu of flowers, send contributions to S.A.M. The Sam Center for Outreach.
Howard Leland McClure
Howard Leland McClure, 76, of Red Banks, died Sept. 4, 2013, in Byhalia. He was the widower of Patty Burns McClure. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and a factory supervisor.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 8 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery.
He leaves two sons, Howard G. McClure, Randal McClure, both of Red Banks; five brothers, James McClure, Robert McClure, Billy McClure, Roy McClure, all of Red Banks, Ralph McClure of Byhalia; a sister, Sue Friffin of Macedonia; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jim McClure; and two sisters, Martha Toombs and Mildred Tice.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Russell Odell Pitts
Russell Odell Pitts, 73, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Waterford, and Chicago, Ill., died Sept. 5, 2013, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He retired from the City of Chicago Sanitation Dept.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 14 at Springhill MB Church in Waterford. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. L.G. Bogard, pastor, will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two daughters, Demetric Booker of Fishers, Ind., LaToya Williams of Chicago; a son, Bryant Rose of Las Vegas, Nev.; six sisters, Golia Richmond, Johnnie Pitts, both of Memphis, Alice Starks of Holly Springs, Hattie Pitts of Waterford, Jeanette Edwards of Chicago, Joeann Alexander of Riverside, Calif., three brothers, Paul Pitts, McNeil Pitts, both of Waterford, Henry Pitts of Memphis; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Lay.
Sharon Elizabeth Powell
Sharon Elizabeth Powell, 54, of Red Banks, died Sept. 5, 2013, at her home. She was canteen manager at the VFW, and Ladies Auxiliary president of VFW Post 684.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 8 at VFW Post 684. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, John D. Powell; her mother, Sylvia Cook of Byhalia; and her sister, Stephanie Bruce of Nashville, Tenn.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Betty Lou Scales
Betty Lou Scales, 61, of DeKalb, Ill. died Sept. 4, 2013. Formerly of Holly Springs, she was a graduate of St. Mary Catholic School and received a degree in business administration at Waubonsee Community College in Aurora, Ill. She was a social worker and a faithful church member.
She leaves nine sisters, Williene, Linda, Ustacyul and Robbie Beard, Lois Scales, Delores Falkner, Brenda DeJesus and Arrelia Andrews, all of Rochester, NY, Lillian Beard of Detroit, Mich.; a brother, Robert Scales and six children, all in Illinois.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Nathaniel and Leslie Beard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Timothy Wayne Tate
Timothy “Tim” Wayne Tate, 53, died Sept. 1, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver before becoming disabled. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 4 at Beulah Cemetery. Rev. Byron Tate officiated. United Funeral Service of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Bridgett Tate; his mother, Mary Lawanda Rhodes; two daughters, Mary Tate and Nicole Tate; two stepdaughters, Christian Matthews, Kristi Spielhagan; a stepson, Huey Hebert; two brothers, Danny Tate, Jimmy Tate; a half-brother, Mark Fuller; and four stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Tate; and a brother, SSgt Byron C. Tate.
Pallbearers were his nephews and friends.
Tamika LaSha Clayborn Walls
Tamika LaSha Clayborn Walls, 32, of Olive Branch, formerly of Holly Springs, died Sept. 8, 2013, at Methodist LeBonheur University Hospital-Memphis. She was a graduate of Holly Springs High School and member of South Ashland Church of Christ.
Visitation will be Fri., Sept. 13, 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home; and Sat., Sept. 14, 1:30-2:25 with services at 2:30 p.m. at Yarbrough Chapel CME Church. Rev. Willie Hoey will officiate and burial will be in the church cementery. J. F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Bryan O. Walls of Olive Branch; one son, Bryan O. Walls Jr. of Olive Branch; her parents, Levi and Grace Faulkner Clayborn of Holly Springs; a sister, Johnisha Scott of Holly Springs; a brother, Levarr Clayborn of Holly Springs; mother-in-law, Jearline Walls of Lamar; sister-in-law, Nancy Walls of Ashland; and a special cousin, Matilda Everett of Olive Branch.
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