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Washington E. Burton
Washington E. Burton, 90, of Ashland, died Nov. 26, 2013, at Ashland Health and Rehabilitation. He was a veteran of the Army.
were held at 12 noon on Nov. 30 at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red
Banks. Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 4 in West Tenn. Veterans
Cemetery. Rev. S.A. Phillips was eulogist. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two
sons, Lloyd Sims of St. Louis, Mo., Washington Berkley of Alabama; and
two daughters, Helen Young, Cheryl Moore, both of Memphis, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by brothers and one sister.
Cora Elizabeth Peeler Lamond
Elizabeth Peeler Lamond, 86, of Williamsburg, Va., died Nov. 25, 2013.
She graduated from Holly Springs High School and received her B.S. at
Delta State, her M.A. from Memphis State and her M.A. in guidance from
The College of William & Mary. She was a member of S.C.O.T.S.
Masters of Scotland, the Burgess Society of Colonial Williamsburg and
St. Andrews Society of Williamsburg.
Services will be held in Tupelo.
leaves her husband, John Lamond; son, John Lamond and his wife, Tina;
daughters, Heather Lamond Walker and her husband, Charles and Mary
Olivero; brother, Sam Peeler and his wife, Pattye; five grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
contributions may be made to the YMCA of the Rockies, 1101 County Rd.,
Granby, CO 80446 or the Salvation Army of Williamsburg, 151
Kristiansand Dr. #109, Williamsburg, VA 23188.
For online condolences visit www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net
Mary Winifred Lorenz
Winifred Lorenz, 90, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 25, 2013, at Methodist
Olive Branch Hospital. She was the widow of Walter Lorenz, a Catholic
and a pre-school teacher.
Services were held at 2
p.m. on Nov. 29 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Holly Springs.
Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Elmhurst, Ill.
leaves her son, Robert Lorenz of Groveland, Fla.; her daughter, Mary
Ann Sullivan of Ashland; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Gleniva P. Owens
Gleniva P. “Polly” Owens, 83, of Memphis, Tenn., died Dec. 1, 2013. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 3 at Brantley Funeral Home Chapel.
She leaves her daughter, Carmen Marlin; two sisters, Avis Marie White, Virginia Lee Jones; and her brother, Clyde Morris Woods.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, James M. Woods, Arthur C. Woods Jr.
Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.brantleyfuneral.com.
Emma Jean Shinn
Jean Shinn, 82, of Springdale, Ark., formerly of Byhalia, died Nov. 28,
2013, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. She was the widow of
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Dec.
2 at Luginbuel Chapel in Prairie Grove, Ark. Graveside services will be
held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 4 at Byhalia Cemetery.
leaves two sons, Gary J. Shinn of Byhalia, Charles F. Hughes of
Lincoln, Ark.; a daughter, Dianne E. Bearden of Elkins, Ark.; seven
grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Wilson, and two grandsons, John Vinson and Brian Wilson.
Online guestbook can be signed at www.luginbuel.com.
Tammy Waldron, 43, of Red Banks, died Nov. 26, 2013, at her home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
leaves her husband, Kenny Waldron; a daughter, Kaleigh Waldron of the
home; her mother, Mary Young of Coldwater; two brothers, Ronnie Young
of Red Banks, Glen Young of Byhalia.
Alen Dean Sexton
Dean Sexton, 58, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 27, 2013, in Holly
Springs. He was a member of Evangel Full Gospel, a welder and
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel.
leaves his wife, Suzie Sexton; a son, John Alen Sexton of Bainbridge,
Ga.; a daughter, Jennifer Bruner of Holly Springs; three brothers,
Robert Sexton of Holly Springs, and Glen Sexton and Dale Sexton, both
of Lamar; four sisters, Frances King and Dianne Seward, both of
Virginia, Janice Sexton, of Memphis, Tenn., and Teresa Zilinsky of
Cordova, Tenn.; and six grandchildren, Madison, Paiton, Aleena, Deven,
Levi and Justin.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Sexton.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Donna Beck Barnes Stark
Donna Beck Barnes Stark – November 25, 2013
was the first baby born in The North Mississippi Hospital in Holly
Springs, Miss., nine days before its official opening. She came into
the world as Donna Karen Beck, the third child of Leon Jackson Beck and
Connie Jewel Beck on February 6th, 1946. She graduated from Holly
Springs High in 1963, where she was voted “Most Beautiful” and was the
recipient of the Daughters of The American Revolution Citizenship
Award, the Balfour Award, and the American Legion Award for her
She met her first husband, Richard Grant
Barnes, Jr., at the president’s reception for new students at
Mississippi College, and they were married within months of their
initial meeting. Giving birth to their first child, Jeffrey Forrest
Barnes on December 23rd of 1964, she continued her studies at The
University of Mississippi, Memphis State University, and the University
of Alabama at Huntsville, where she gave birth to their second child,
Karen McKinley Barnes on April 27, 1968. She graduated from The
University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in
English and minoring in Biology.
The family settled in Jackson,
MS, where she took chemistry and physics classes at Tougaloo College,
and made several long lasting friendships with those who were working
tirelessly in the civil rights movement. She earned a degree in Medical
Technology at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.,
and was part of the team of doctors and technologists who were
responsible for the first test-tube baby born in the state of
Mississippi, garnering the headline in the Jackson Clarion Ledger on
March 20, 1986. This was one of her proudest accomplishments. Her
thirst for knowledge and her desire to help others through her study of
Science culminated in a Master’s Degree in Immunology and a Doctorate
in Biological Science, both from Mississippi State University.
met her second husband, William Dean Stark, in Starkville, where he was
the City Attorney, and where they resided until 2012. Her time in
Starkville was spent researching current political issues relating to
the well-being of others, and doing what she could to educate as many
as possible through letters to the editor of the Starkville Daily News.
While in Starkville she was a member of the Oktibbeha County
Democratic Committee and also served as the president of the Oktibbeha
County Federation of Democratic Women. She and her husband moved to
Germantown, Tenn., in 2012 to spend more time with their grandchildren,
Joseph and Kai Barnes, sons of Jeff Barnes and Elaine Sheng, and this
was her greatest joy in life. She was a much loved “Grandy” to the boys
and many other young ones who came to visit, always having a roomful of
toys ready at all times.
She is survived by her husband and great
love, William Dean Stark, with whom she celebrated the 20th anniversary
of their marriage this year; her son, Jeffrey Forrest Barnes, her
daughter-in-law, Elaine Sheng, her grandchildren, Joseph Alexander
Barnes and Benjamin Kai Barnes all of Memphis, Tenn.; her daughter,
Karen McKinley Barnes of Ojai, Calif.; her brother, Jerry Bonds Beck
Sr. of Holly Springs, Ms.; and four stepchildren, Eugenie Stark Thomas,
her husband, Greg Thomas and their son, William Reagan Thomas, Randolph
Maxon Stark, his wife Alexandra Howie Stark and their son William Henry
Stark, Caroline Genevieve Stark and her husband Thomas Schuttenhelm,
and Robert Andrew Stark.
She touched the lives of all who met her, and her love will be carried in the hearts of all who knew her.
were held at St. George’s Episcopal Church, at 2425 S. Germantown Rd.,
in Germantown, Tenn., at 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013.
In lieu of flowers she and her husband would prefer donations be made to any charity of your choice.