Thursday, November 28, 2013
Martha Brown Maxey
Martha (Bobbie) Brown Maxey, 99, of Montgomery, Ala., on Nov. 22, 2013. She was the widow of Rev. Torrence H. Maxey, her husband of 72 years.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 26 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel.
She leaves a daughter, Martha D’Angelo (Joe) of Slidell, La.; a son, Bill Maxey (Ruth) of Montgomery; brothers, John Dabney Brown of Holly Springs, Robert E. Brown of Pine Bluff, Ark.; a sister, Doris B. Avent of Holly Springs; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter Carol Ashton D’Angelo and sisters, Mary B. McGill and Cecelia B. Giles.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Endowment, P.O. Box 241661, Montgomery, AL 36124 or to First United Methodist Church, 2416 W. Cloverdale Park, Montgomery, AL, 36106.
Sylvia Phillips, 72, of Potts Camp, died Nov. 19, 2013, at her home. She was the widow of Richard Phillips and a Baptist.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves two sisters, Judy Griffith (Louie), Rita Clough, both of Memphis, Tenn.; and a nephew, Bryan Evants (Susie) of Victoria.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Laura Hulbert Teel, 55, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 15, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. She formerly served as a secretary for Rossville Academy and was also a teller at the Mt. Pleasant branch of First State Bank.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 16 at Carey Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant, where she was a member. Pastor Rev. Barry Littlefield officiated. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes and Cremation Center Main Chapel of Somerville was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband of 36 years, Donald Christopher Teel; her daughter, Christy Teel Abell (Mike) of Collierville; her son, Cody Teel of Holly Springs; her father, Donald Hulbert of Holly Springs and her brother, Dennis Hulbert of Dallas, Texas.
Pallbearers were family members and friends.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Marshall or Shelby County Chapters of the American Cancer Society, 718 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103.
Condolences may be left online at www.PeeblesFuneralHome.com.
Cordia C. Williamson Jr.
Cordia C. Williamson, 70, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Benton County, died Nov. 19, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. He was a member of the church usher board and male choir, and a retired laborer with Weyhauser Company.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 24 at Nollies Chapel MB Church in Oakland, Tenn., where he was a member. Burial was in Samuel Chapel MB Church Cemetery in Ashland. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Adell Smith Williamson; two sons, Michael Williams of Norristown, Penn., Glenn (Leona) Smith of Fayetteville, N.C.; two daughters, Karen Williamson, Taisha Williamson, both of Memphis; four sisters, Arzeila Strickland of Ashland, Hattie P. Gordon of Lamar, Deloris Hullon of Fresno, Calif., Pearlie McKinney of Michigan City; two brothers, John H. Bostick of Lamar, Frederick Bostick of Michigan City; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Crystal Williams.
Barbara Garner Carrington, 81, of Paris, Tenn., died Nov. 15, 2013, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. She was a member of East Wood Church of Christ. She was born in Marshall County and was the daughter of the late Eldon and Mavia Rochelle Garner.
Services were held Wed., Nov. 20 at McEvoy Funeral Home Chapel in Paris, Tenn. Preacher Bobby O’Dell officiated. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.
She leaves her husband of 64 years, Robert “Bob” Carrington; a daughter, Tracey Carrington (David) Beasley of Buchanan, Tenn.; three sons, Ronald Donald (Mary) Carrington of Southaven, Dale Garner (Andrea) Carrington Sr. of West Jordan, Utah, and Edwin Carrington of Paris; two sisters, Debra Garner (Buddy) Flowers of Atoka, Tenn., and Renee Garner (Curtis) Cook of Holly Springs; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Eldon Freeman Garner and Bobby Grant Garner.
Pallbearers were Jason Smith, Steve DeLaney, Charlie Neal, Bob Comer, Jerry Scarbrough, Logan Dodd, Don Cate and Bill DeWees.
Annie Ruth Holley Stone
Annie Ruth Holley Stone, of Potts Camp, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died Saturday, Nov. 23 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Oxford. She was born June 30, 1920 in the Bethlehem Community of Marshall County, the daughter of Sidney Garfield Holley and Annie Mae Wren Holley.
She grew up in Potts Camp and was a 1939 graduate of Potts Camp High School and attended Wood Junior College. In 1940 she and her high school sweetheart, Thomas Mitchell Stone, were married. An active member of the Potts Camp United Methodist Church all her life, she served as a Sunday School teacher and church treasurer for many years. She worked for ten years at the Potts Camp State Bank and twenty years for the Bank of Holly Springs-Potts Camp Branch, serving as assistant manager at her retirement.
She delighted in God’s creation and spent many happy hours working with plants and flowers. She enjoyed feeding and watching the birds, especially hummingbirds. An avid writer, she collaborated with Mary Minor to complete a history of Potts Camp focusing on the town’s older homes. She and her daughter Pebble compiled the book “Annie’s Hats,” which chronicled her mother Annie Wren Holley’s life through the stylish and fashionable hats she wore. She wrote in her journal daily, compiling page after page of the day-to-day life of her family and friends. These journals are prized family legacies chronicling a history of her family through the years. She compiled numerous scrapbooks beginning with the sports career of her high school sweetheart and husband, and continuing throughout her life for family and friends alike. She had many friends and continued to send cards, write letters and make phone calls to keep in touch up until the day of her death.
Mrs. Stone is survived by her four children: Tommye Ann Stone Goode and husband, Gale, of Cornersville; Thomas Mitchell “Mitch” Stone, Jr. and wife, Jeanette Gurley Stone, of Potts Camp; Cherrie Stone Shaw and husband, Tim, of Waterford; and Merri “Pebble” Stone Gadd and husband, Jack, of Hickory Flat; ten grandchildren: Patrick Goode, Stone Goode (Tonya), Mark Shaw, Holley Stone Muraco (Mike), Emily Stone, April Shaw Stacks, Hayley Shaw, Cody Gadd, Jeanie Anne Gadd and Jacob Gadd; nine great-grandchildren, Seth Milliorn, Austin Goode, Sawyer Goode, Dylan Goode, Gary Michael Stacks, Madison Grace Stacks, Thomas Brayen Turner, Jordan Muraco and Colton Muraco; and three great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Thomas Mitchell (Coach) Stone, Sr., and her brother, Sidney Garfield Holley, Jr.
Visitation was on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at the Holly Springs Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at Holly Springs Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at 11 a.m., followed by burial in Potts Camp Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Potts Camp United Methodist Church, Susan Howell, treasurer, 5369 Hwy. 178 E. Potts Camp, MS 38659.
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