Thursday, February 6, 2014
Brenda Sue Williams Barnett
Brenda Sue Williams Barnett, 55, of Michigan City, died Jan. 31, 2014, at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She was a member of the church choir and a parts operator with Memphis Shades in Rossville, Tenn.
Visitation will be Feb. 7, 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home, with family from 6-7 p.m. and again Feb. 8 from 10-10:55 a.m. at the church
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 8 at Sims Chapel MB Church in Michigan City, where she was a member. Burial will be in Williams Family Cemetery in Michigan City. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Ronnie Barnett; four children, VaKeila Norika Crawford of Michigan City, Kenneth Dupree Crawford of Potts Camp, Kenneth LaPrae Crawford of Douglasville, Ga., Keith Crawford of Lamar; her father, Julius Williams of Michigan City; two sisters, Helen Williams of Ashburn, Va., Vonsha Williams of Michigan City; a brother, Edward Williams of Michigan City; and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Fredrick Williams and Wallace Williams;
Ben Gann, 93, of Holly Springs, died Feb. 1, 2014, in Holly Springs. He was the widower of Erline Gann. He was a former teacher and basketball coach in the Holly Springs area. He was employed with Ford Tractor Co. in sales and service, and the John Deere Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II and he served in the South Pacific.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 4 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
He leaves his brother, Charles R. Gann Sr. of Kenosha, Wisc.; several nieces and nephews and good friend, Bobby Fant.
He was preceded in death by two sisters.
Memorials may be made to Christopher’s Hospice.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Eva Hazel Cooper Glenn
Eva Hazel Cooper Glenn, 70, of Byhalia, died Jan. 29, 2014, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital. She was the widow of Thomas Glenn. She was a Baptist and a supervisor at GEM, Inc.
Services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
She leaves two sons, Micah Blankenship of Byhalia, Dewayne Blankenship (Pam) of Olive Branch; two sisters, Mary Bailey of Camden, Ark., Bobbie Jo Clark of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Donna May Grimes
Donna May Grimes, 66, of Coldwater, died Jan. 26, 2014, in Southaven. She worked as a warehouse clerk for Milwaukee Tool Company in Olive Branch.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch.
She leaves her husband, Charles Grimes; a son, Mike Robinson of Coldwater; a daughter, Melissa May Grimes of Coldwater; a brother, James Stalbird of Rochester, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.BrantleyFuneral.com
Barbara Hale, 38, of Senatobia, died Jan. 29, 2014, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. She was a cashier.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Coldwater High School. Rodgers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Kristen Hale; a daughter, Kristin R. Bohanna of Senatobia; a son, Kameron D. Hale of Senatobia; her father, James Roberts Futrell of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Debra Harris of Hernando, April Bohanna of Coldwater; and four brothers, Corey Bohanna, Chris Bohanna, both of Senatobia, Jeffery Bohanna of Holly Springs, and Vincent Bohanna of Little Rock, Ark.
Dorothy Jane Jackson Harris
Dorothy Jane Jackson Harris, 70, of Olive Branch, died Feb. 1, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a retired director of Memphis Trolley for the City of Memphis after 36 years.
Services will be held at 12 noon on Feb. 8 at Samuel Chapel MB Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Rayburn will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Levi Harris; a son, Stanley Harris of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Verlean Nash of Ashland; two brothers, William Jackson of Memphis, James Jackson of Ashland; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ionia Jackson.
Jennifer Jones, 35, of Collierville, Tenn., died Jan. 27, 2014, at Baptist Hospice House in Collierville. She was a Christian and a waitress.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel.
She leaves a son, Dylan Elkins of Victoria; a daughter, Emily Elkins of Southaven; two brothers, Steve Lea of Hickory Flat, Mark Lea of Co.; and a sister, Pam Watkins of Collierville.
William Joseph Joyner
William Joseph “Billy Joe” Joyner, 39, of Memphis, Tenn., died Jan. 21, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tenn. He was a Baptist and a groundskeeper.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 25 at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial was in South Woods Cemetery in Memphis.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Akins Joyner.
He leaves his father, Wilbur “Billy” Joyner Jr. of Memphis; two brothers, Keith Joyner of Potts Camp, Jeffery Joyner of Bartlett; four sisters, Cheryl Joyner Smith of Hickory Flat, Brandy Lebo of Hernando, Lisa Joyner of Memphis, Christy Joyner Max of Brighton, Tenn.
Glen Allen Rainey
Glen Allen Rainey, 82, of Byhalia, died Jan. 26, 2014, at Methodist Hospice in Memphis, Tenn. He was the widower of Peggy Grimes Rainey. He was a Baptist, a quarter horse rancher and an Air Force veteran.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel.
He leaves a son, Glen Rainey Jr. of Palmetto, Ga.; four brothers, John Thomas Rainey, Charles Rainey, both of Byhalia, Billy G. Rainey of Holly Springs, Robert Rainey of Barton; and two sisters, Mattie V. Smith of Collierville, Tenn., and Martha R. Morris of Memphis.
Frances Shumaker, 73, died Feb. 2, 2014, at her home in Pheba. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and a retired manager’s assistant at Oktibbeha County Lake.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 5 at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Greg Skelton officiated.
She leaves her husband, James Shumaker; two daughters, Lynn Brigance (Tim) of Pheba, Loretta Blansett of Cumberland; two sons, Eddie Shumaker (Johnice), Edward Shumaker, both of Pheba; four sisters, Christine Bing, Pauline Russom, both of Waterford, Bernice Watkins (Bobby) of Holly Springs, Lottie Dempsey (J.W.) of McCool; two brothers, Joe Culver of Byhalia, Travis Culver (Margarit) of Waterford; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers.
Pallbearers were Austin White, Ashley Britt, Mitch McDaniel, Hank Dempsey, Scott Dempsey and Randy Watkins.
Memorials may be given to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, 10713 Hwy. 14 West, Louisville, MS 39339.
For online condolences, visit www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com
Jamie Shontae Stewart
Jamie Shontae Stewart, 36, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 25, 2014, in Holly Springs. He was a member of New Community MB Church in Holly Springs and employed at Annie’s Restaurant in kitchen maintenance.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Chulahoma MB Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Robert Stephens officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his mother, Rebecca Stewart of Holly Springs; a son, Javeon Walker of Memphis, Tenn.; five sisters, Kim L. Brown of Aurora, Ill., Heather Scruggs, LaToya Alexander, RoyLonda Singleton, Melissa Moss, all of Corinth; and six brothers, Anthony D. Stewart of Aurora, Cliff L. Cathey of Holly Springs, Roy Charles Brown, Shaun Terrell Brown, Damien Latrell Brown, all of Aurora, Terrance Alexander of Corinth.
May Etta Brown Walker
May Etta Brown Walker, 86, of Oxford, formerly of Potts Camp, died Jan. 25, 2014, at Graceland Care Home. She was the widow of John Henry Walker. She was the head church usher and a retired bus driver with ICS Headstart.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 2 at Baptist Hill MB Church in Potts Camp, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Lacy Scott officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a brother, Eddie Brown of Buffalo, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Havisteen Walker; and three grandchildren, Mack Walker of Memphis, Tenn., Derrick Walker, Deirdra Walker, both of Potts Camp.
She was preceded in death by a son, R.L. Walker.
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