Thursday, September 11, 2014
S.P. Brown, 87, of Lamar, died Sept. 1, 2014, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was the widow of Annie B. Harris Brown. He was a retired bus driver with Benton County School District.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 6 at Sand Hill MB Church in Lamar, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Minister James Morgan Jr. officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his daughter, Rosie M. Brown of Lamar; five sons, S.L. Brown of Ashland, Howard L. Brown of Memphis, Tenn., Willie Brown of Michigan City, Cassell Brown, Sammy Brown, both of Memphis, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
W.M. Chapman, 89, of Ripley, died Sept. 3, 2014, at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a farmer, sawmiller, logger, a birddog trainer and a former employee of American Biltrite Corporation. He retired as vice president of Chapman Hardwood and Flooring. He was a member of Chapman Church of Christ, where he served as an elder for 10 years.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 5 at Chapman Church of Christ with Min. Mark Lindley and Dr. Patrick Chapman officiating. Burial was in Chapman Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of almost 65 years, Janie Copeland Chapman; a son, Greg Chapman (Randa), of Ripley; a daughter, Amy Chapman Shaw (Ralph) of Potts Camp; a daughter-in-law, Helen Chapman of Dumas; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Wicky Chapman, three brothers, Hollis, Ralph and Mig; five sisters, Gladys, Georgia, Clytee, Inez and Valcie.
Pallbearers were Brian Chapman, Bo Chapman, John Frank Reid, Haston Cross, Brad McAlister and Kevin Shaw.
Honorary pallbearers were Jody Criswell, Barrett Chapman, Starrett Chapman, William Copeland, Johnny Hamblin, Tony Morrison, Jim Berryman, Jimmy Wayne Roberson, Larry Wood, Darrell Morrison, Timmy Hurt, Mickey Chandler, Nicky Nance and Donnie Hopkins.
To view and sign online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com
Brenda Lee Kimmons Crawford
Brenda Lee Kimmons Crawford, 57, of Ashland, died Sept. 3, 2014, at her home. She was the widow of James Ivy Crawford. She was a general laborer with RACOR.
Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. on Sept. 12, wth family from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home and Sept. 13 from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. at the church.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 13 at Powell Chapel MB Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in Samuel Chapel MB Church Cemetery in Ashland. Rev. Eddie Walker will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Antonia Crawford of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Quincharolette Strickland of Horn Lake, LaWanda Crawford of Ashland; a stepdaughter, Vonda Teresa Williams of Oxford; father, Junior L. Kimmons of Holly Springs; four sisters, Lucy Walls, Daffiney Harris, both of Ashland, Betty Yates, Ella Kimmons, both of Holly Springs; three brothers, Billy Kimmons of Ashland, Cartica Kimmons of Byhalia, Michael Kimmons of Huntsville, Ala.; 15 grandchildren and a special friend of 10 years, Loyd “Punch” Hamer of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, James Wilmontre Hamer; and two brothers, John Kimmons and Curtis “Ricky” Kimmons.
Agnes Jean Royston Floyd
Agnes Jean Royston Floyd, 81, of Southaven, formerly of Benton County, died Sept. 6, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. She was the widow of Curtis Floyd. She was a Missionary Society secretary and a retired seamstress with ABC Garment Factory in Ashland.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Royston Chapel CME Church in Potts Camp, where she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Gwendolyn Nelson will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her daughter, Gwendolyn McGee of Southaven; two stepdaughters, Ella B. Cowans, Elnora Manning, both of Memphis, Tenn.; two stepsons, Curtis A. Floyd Sr., Alford Floyd, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Naomi Nevels of Columbus, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Evelyn Talley; and siblings Murphy Royston, Tennyson Royston, Raymond Royston and Thelma McAllister.
Dorothy J. Henderson
Dorothy J. Henderson, 65, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 1, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Southaven. She was the widow Harry Henderson.
Visitation was held Sept. 6 from noon -6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
A memorial service will be held at a later day. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Gregory Henderson of Holly Springs; a daughter, Lillian Antoinette Henderson; two sisters, Sarah Gatewood, Maxine McKinney of Slayden; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Tommy Lee Liggins
Tommy Lee Liggins, 87, of Holly Springs, died Aug. 30, 2014, at his home. He was a former member of Chulahoma MB Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired laborer with Holly Springs Brick and Tile.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 6 at Wilkins Chapel CME Church in Waterford, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Robert Odum officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Louiza Richmond Liggins; a daughter, Bobbie Smith of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Daryl Shead of Coldwater; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Gloria Jean Norman
Gloria Jean Norman, 63, of Byhalia, died Aug. 28, 2014, at Golden Living Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Southaven. She worked for many years at Hanes Hosiery before becoming disabled.
Services were held on Sept. 6 at St. Paul MB Church in Byhalia, where she was a longtime member and served on the usher board. Burial was in Shady Grove CME Church Cemetery in Chulahoma. Gillespie Funeral Home in Olive Branch was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her brother, Lee Boyce Norman; two sisters, Gracie N. Pitts of Memphis, Tenn., Linda N. Joseph (Jesse) of Nashville, Tenn.; and a first cousin who is considered a brother, Ervin Tunstall (Tierney) of Memphis.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Terry.
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