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Melvin Tennial Jr.

Melvin Tennial Jr., 65, of Holly Springs, died Sept. 4, 2019. He was a carpenter, a Christian and attended W.T. Sims School.

A memorial service was held Sept. 6 at Serenity Funeral Home. Minister Cheryl Gillespie officiated.

He leaves six children, Demetrius (Christopher) Lester of Phoenix, Ariz., Melvin R. Faulkner (PedeRow) of Atlanta, Ga., Shalanda (Gary Sr.) Banks, Shameka S. Houston, Shanta (Jeremy) Benson, all of Olive Branch, Daniel (April) Burton of Duluth, Ga.; eight siblings, Annie Faulkner of Holly Springs, Velma Tennial (Morece Sr.) of Byhalia, L.V. Tennial (Mary) of Holly Springs, Gloria Jean Tennial (Sammie), Brenda (William III) Simmons, both of Aurora, Ill., Elverlena (Donald) Phillips of Memphis, Tenn., Clementine Freeman of Holly Springs, William Belfour of Houston, Texas; 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Tennial and Michael Holloway.

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