Thursday, October 31, 2013
Ural L. Brown
Ural L. Brown, 67, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Oct. 24, 2013, at Methodist Hospital-South in Memphis. He was a former employee with Kroger Bakery in Memphis.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 at Strawberry MB Church in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Willie Jeffries will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Josephine Riddle Brown; two children, Terral Brown of Memphis, Terrance Brown of Oxford; his mother, Mary J. Brown of Holly Springs; four sisters, Beautye DeBerry, Joyce Guy, Elaine Totten, all of Holly Springs, Georgia Hampton of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two brothers, John Brown of Memphis, Wilbert Brown of Holly Springs; and three grandchildren.
Ida Margaret Patterson
Ida Margaret Patterson, 69, died Oct. 20, 2013, at her home. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Slayden.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Sand Hill MB Church in Lamar. Rev. E. Bogard, pastor. Rev. Houston Evans, eulogist. Burial was in Samuel Chapel MB Church Cemetery in Ashland. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Willie Patterson Jr.; two daughters, Christine Briggs, Sharon Hoyle, both of Ashland; five sons, Robert E. Briggs (Felicia) of Ashland, Melvin Briggs (Ronda) of Ashland, Willie Patterson (Mary Ann) of New Albany, Reggie Lee Patterson of Blue Mountain, Gregory Lee Patterson of Ashland; a sister, Mollie Johnson of Flint, Mich.; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Martha Crawford, Ruth Wilson and Susie Turner; seven brothers, David, Willie, Leroy, Thurman, John, Lemroy and James Briggs.
Pallbearers were Reggie Patterson, Greg Patterson, Willie Patterson, Melvin Briggs, Andre’ Williams and Robert Williams.
Donald Lynn Pinson
Donald Lynn Pinson, 64, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 24, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Mt. Moriah MB Church in Holly Springs, a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam and a disabled construction worker.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 30 at Eddie L. Smith Multi-purpose Building. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Joe Lester officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Earma Jean Monger Pinson of Memphis; two daughters, Alma Jean Pinson and Tina Johnson, both of Memphis, Tenn.; two sons, Demetrius Pinson of Holly Springs, Donnie Lynn Pinson of Ripley; six sisters, Ruby Pinson, Sandra Pinson, Evon Thomas of Holly Springs, Martha Harris of Memphis, Rovis Pollard of Batesville, Truly Payne of Southaven; two brothers, William Pinson of Janesville, Wisc., Albert Pinson of Beloit, Wisc.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Martha Ann Jones Rogers
Martha Ann Jones Rogers, 47, of Byhalia, died Oct. 21, 2013, at Baptist Hospital-Collierville in Collierville, Tenn. She was a missionary and a member of the female chorus at her church. She was an inventory worker with Pepsi-Cola in Collierville.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 27 at St. Paul MB Church, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Dr. Rev. Andrew Cheairs officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her daughter, Valencia Rogers of Byhalia; her son, Andrew L. Rogers Jr. of Byhalia; her mother and father, Mary Isabella Jones Milan and John Wesley Milan of Byhalia; five sisters, Alberta Smith of Holly Springs, May E. Jones of Byhalia, Bertha B. Clark of Louisville, Ky., Evangeline Jones Martin of Holly Springs, Camilla Jones of Olive Branch; three brothers, Floyd Jones, John Wesley Jones Jr., both of Byhalia, Grablin Cancer of Albany, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
Harold Allen Rowland
Harold Allen Rowland, 63, of Waterford, died Oct. 25, 2013, at his home. He was a teacher and coach with Benton and Marshall county schools.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Hickory Flat Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat, Bro. Brownie Tohill officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Elizabeth Rowland of Hickory Flat; a son, Carleton Rowland (Ruth) of Hickory Flat; two daughters, Leslee Whaley (Neil), Kali Rowland, both of Potts Camp; and five grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Juanita Barrett Stevens
Juanita Barrett Stevens, 86, of Byhalia, died Oct. 23, 2013. She was the widow of Robert L. Barrett, her husband of 42 years. She was a member of Meadow Brook Baptist Church in Byhalia.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 26 at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel in Olive Branch.
She leaves her husband of 25 years, James Stevens; a daughter, Oretta Barrett Dempsey; two sons, Jerry Leon Barrett (Mimi) and Tommy Barrett; two sisters, Avis Alexander Hall (Bobby) and Maxine Alexander Stroisch (John); eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Debra “DJ” Strickland, 54, of Ripley, died Oct. 20, 2013, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Gates of Praise Church and a prayer warrior.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26 at Serenity Simmons Chapel in New Albany. Minister Calvin Gillard officiated. Serenity Simmons Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her father, Lester Strickland of Ashland; and four sisters, Josephine Martin of New Albany, Brenda Braddock of Myrtle, Diane Strickland, Sondra Shelby, both of Ripley.
Joseph Dudley Walker
Joseph Dudley Walker, 52, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 24, 2013, at Ashland Health & Rehab. He was a member of Palestine MB Church, a CB operator and a laborer with Arial Trucking in Olive Branch.
Visitation will be Oct. 31 from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home and Nov. 1 from 10-10:55 a.m. at the church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 1 at Strawberry MB Church. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. Jessie Cooper will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three sisters, Easter Jackson of Holly Springs, Laverne Kimmons, Edna Marie Childers, both of Aurora, Ill.; four brothers, Willie Walker, Wade Walker, Milton Walker, Charles Walker, all of Holly Springs.
Lt. Col. James E. Williams
Lt. Col. James E. Williams (Jim), 89, of Southaven, formerly of Waterford, died Oct. 25, 2013. He entered the Army in 1944 during World War II and served in the 36th Division in Europe and North Africa as a truck driver, rifleman, field lineman and radio operator, and was injured twice. He received his BBA in marketing from the University of Mississippi. He operated his own business, Dealers Collection Co., for more than 35 years. He retired from the Tennessee Air National Guard as a Lt. Colonel and received the title of Brigadier General from the Tennessee Militia. He was elected to and served in the Tennessee House of Representatives two terms. He was a member of Cherokee Baptist Church and later attended Central Church.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 30 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
He leaves his wife of 67 years, Joanna Buttress Williams; children Wanda Williams Cross (Tommy), Bonnie Williams Hampton (Don), Edward Williams, Steve Williams; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Tommy, Nettie Mayer, Charlie, Glen, Dorothy Russell, Ruth Shipp, Jewell Swarner, Julia and Betty Jean Feorene; and a grandchild, Jason Williams.
The family requests memorials be made to Forever Young, P.O. Box 1381, Collierville, TN 38027, foreveryoungseniorwish.org (honors World War II vets).
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Walter James Wilson
Walter James “Jap” Wilson, 60, of Byhalia, died Oct. 20, 2013, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26 at St. Paul MB Church, Byhalia, where he was a member. Dr. Andrew Cheairs officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Lula Duncan; five sisters, Marine Jones, Maurice Duncan, both of Byhalia, Lillie Thompson, Margie King of Senatobia, Velma King of Milwaukee, Wisc.; four brothers, Calvin (Lucy May) Wilson, Eddie L. Duncan of Byhalia, Tyler King of Memphis, Tenn., and Walter King of Tacoma, Wash.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Duncan and Julie King; four brothers, John L. Wilson, Curtis L. Wilson, Robert Duncan and Willie King.
Pallbearers were Tlya Thompson, Joel Thompson, Roderick Wilson, Eddie Kiner, Carlos Jones and Kovdrick King.
William Gordon Wright
William Gordon Wright, 90, of Southaven, died Oct. 26, 2013. He was a cotton classer with Dunavant Enterprises and an Army veteran of World War II.
Services were held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 at Getwell United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. Pastor Bill Beavers officiated.
He leaves his sister, Mary Charlotte Thompson of Olive Branch.
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