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William Marine Henley Sr.

William Marine Henley Sr., 88, of Holly Springs, died May 6, 2017, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., a church trustee, Sunday school teacher, and men’s choir. He received degrees from Mississippi Industrial College, Tennessee State University and Atlanta University. He was a former baseball coach at Old Salem School, M.I. College and Rust College. He was a retired educator at Rust College.

Services were held at 3 p.m. on May 13 at Anderson Chapel CME Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Rev. William S. Banks officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He leaves his wife, Mae Louis Scales Henley; a son, William Marine Henley Jr. of Holly Springs; four daughters, Calverta Henley McMorris of Memphis, Tenn., Freda Young of Detroit, Mich., Myrtis Beal of Portland, Ore., Olivia Taylor of Detroit; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Gaddis.

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