January 30, 2014
Lillian Lee Baker
Lillian Lee Baker, 80, of Hickory Flat, died Jan. 20, 2014, in Oxford. She was the widow of Troy Baker, a member of Union West Baptist Church in Oxford and an order filler for Cleo Wrap.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 22 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Gaston Cemetery in Booneville.
She leaves seven daughters, Sheila Frazier (Hank), Sandra Hipps (Larry), Sharon Chism (Rex), Susan Frazier (Hayes), Sara Jackson (Scott), Pam Hale (Tommy), Rita Hamlet (Danny); a son, Charles Baker (Jennie); three brothers, Sidney Pulse, Steve Pulse, Don Pulse; three sisters, Carol Ann Walls, Peggy Sappington, Mary Alice Swift; 12 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by grandsons Clinton Frazier, Mitchell Chism; a sister, Gussie Davis, stepbrothers, Jimmy Pulse, Joe Pulse, Mack Pulse and a stepsister, Sue Mills.
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Willie E. Brooks
Willie E. Brooks, 74, of Springfield, Ill., died Jan. 23, 2014, at his home. He was born and raised in Red Banks. He moved to Springfield in 1970 and was a teacher, coach and administrator for District 186 schools during his 29-year career.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 29 at Zion MB Church in Springfield. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park.
He leaves his wife, Drucilla; two daughters, Lizabeth (Womack) Stokes, Jennifer Brooks; a son, Christopher; two brothers, James Brooks Jr., Donald Brooks (Yvette); two sisters, Fannie Douglas and Mattie Brooks; and two granddaughters.
Memorials may be sent to St. John’s Hospice Services.
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Leo E. Clayton
Leo E. Clayton, 80, of Potts Camp, died Jan. 21, 2014. He was a member of Faith Assembly of God in Myrtle, employed with Memphis Hardwood Flooring Co. He also worked at Marshall County Sheriff’s Dept. under Osborne Bell and Johnny Taylor.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 23 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Faith Assembly Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Mary Frances Clayton; three sons, Tommy Clayton (Lisa) of Hickory Flat, Ricky Clayton (Deborah), Jamie Clayton (Larissa), all of Potts Camp; five brothers, Beottis Clayton, Thurman Clayton, Billy Clayton, all of Potts Camp, Leon Clayton of Natchez, Bobby Clayton of Byhalia; a sister, Rowlette Brock of Hickory Flat; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Zenedaya A. Dockery
Zenedaya A. Dockery, infant, died Jan. 17, 2014, at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.
Services were held at 12 noon on Jan. 22 at Serenity-Autry Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in St. Paul Church Cemetery in Byhalia.
She leaves her parents, Devin Henderson and Jasmine Dockery of Southaven; a sister, Eimri Lashay Dockery; grandmother Brenda Dockery; and grandfather Jerry Henderson.
Melvin Everett Sr.
Melvin Everett Sr., 75, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 9, 2014, at his home. He was a member of Greenwood MB Church. He was a floor supervisor at Memphis Furniture Factory. Later he worked at Wurlitzer, where he was a leadman. He was employed with the Benton County Board of Supervisors until he retired.
Services were held at 12 noon on Jan. 18 at Greenwood MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pastor Patrick Washington officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 56 years, Pearlie M. Everett; three sons, Melvin Everett Jr. of Olive Branch, James Everett of Holly Springs, Marcus Everett of Tupelo; five daughters, Mary Helen Brown of Chicago, Ill., Josephine Hampton of Lamar, Pearlie Thompson of Holly Springs, Sharon Everett of New Albany, Sherrill Moore of Olive Branch; three sisters, Mary Hampton, Annie (Chester) Cole, Beatrice (Vance) Judge; a brother, Roosevelt Everett; 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Allen Everett Jr., two grandchildren, Andre Brown Jr. and Marcus Everett Jr.; and four siblings.
Pallbearers were Allen Everett, Jerry Thompson Jr., Jermon Thompson, Calvin Hampton Jr., James Matthew and Melvin Everett. Honorary pallbearers were Melvin Everett Jr., James (Ray) Everett, Marcus Everett, Andre Brown Sr., Calvin Hampton Sr. and Travis Reaves.
Larry Heath, 68, died Jan. 20, 2014, in Tunica Nursing Home. He was born in Baltimore, Md. He was employed at Poleron in Batesville and worked with construction crews across the United States. He went on to work as an assistant crew chief for a pipeline company in Louisiana. Later he opened up an antique shop in Hickory, N.C. He could bend sheet metal and barn tin into awesome works of art with just his bare hands and airplane snips. For most of the 1990s, he built, sculpted and painted art. Today, pieces of his art are on permanent display at The Hickory Museum of Art in Hickory.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 25 at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville.
He leaves four daughters, Susan Heath Wright (Kenny) of Brandon, Sherry Heath Austin (Allen) of Batesville, Rhonda Heath Mastin (David) of Holly Springs, Renee Heath Rhoades (Larry) of Howard City, Mich.; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Hickory Museum of Art, P.O. Box 2572, Hickory, NC 28603.
Rebecca McNeal Hill
Rebecca McNeal Hill, 59, of Glendora, formerly of Marshall County, died Jan. 18, 2014, at her home. She was a 1973 graduate of Byhalia High School and a graduate of Brown Beauty School.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Persimmon Grove Church, with burial at Mt. Calvary MB Church, where she was a member. R.C. Chambler officiated. Eddie Robinson Funeral Home in Grenada was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Richard Lee Hill; five daughters, LaKeita Hill of Charleston, Queneshia Hill of Glendora, Regina Hill of Atlanta, Ga., Jennifer Hill of Charleston, Shareika Hill of Glendora; two sisters, Linda (Issac) Leisure of East St. Louis, Ill., Iola (Roy) Powers of Holly Springs; and a brother, Robert B. McNeal of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Lou Simon, Elizabeth McNeal and two brothers, Henry McNeal and Robert Jones.
William Joseph Joyner
William Joseph Joyner, 39, of Memphis, Tenn., died Jan. 21, 2014, at Methodist Bartlett Hospital in Bartlett, Tenn. He was a Baptist and a grounds keeper.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 25 at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial was in South Woods Cemetery in Memphis.
He leaves his father, Wilbur Joyner Jr. of Memphis; two brothers, Keith Joyner of Potts Camp, Jeffery Joyner of Bartlett; four sisters, Cheryl Joyner, Brandy Lebo, both of Hernando, Lisa Joyner of Memphis, Crystal May of Brighton, Tenn.
Kelly Ingram, 31, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 13, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She was a member of Beverly Chapel CME Church and a dialysis technician at Fresenius Medical Care in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 at Jones Grove MB Church. Burial was in Beverly Chapel CME Church Cemetery. Rev. Willie Hoey officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a daughter, Mondrea Moton of Holly Springs; her father, Larry Pointer Sr. of Holly Springs; four sisters, Juanita Ingram, Margaret Jones, both of Holly Springs, Rose Bell of Olive Branch, Annie Ingram of Battle Creek, Mich.; three brothers, Marvin Ingram, Larry Pointer Jr. of Holly Springs, Larry Pointer III of Horn Lake.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mattie Ingram.
Sybal Geraldine Fowler Kemp
Sybal Geraldine Fowler Kemp, 87, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 24, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of the Ashland United Methodist Church Charge.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 27 at First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband of 70 years, Rev. William V. Kemp; two sons, Michael L. Kemp (Beckey) of Holly Springs, Timothy V. Kemp (Lynn) of Corona Del Mar, Calif.; a daughter, Ella Susan Kemp Jones (Dr. John H. Jones) of Holly Springs; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, William Gerald Kemp.
Pallbearers were grandsons William B. Kemp, John Brian Jones, Thomas Fowler Jones, J. Stuart Kemp, C. Michael Kemp, Lt. William P. Jones and E. Austin Kemp.
Memorial may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Larmont Coleman King
Larmont Coleman King, 41, of Olive Branch, died Jan. 26, 2014, in Byhalia. He was a member of St. Matthews MB Church in Byhalia, and painter and labor installer with Norton Equipment Company in Byhalia.
Visitation will be at the funeral home, Jan. 31, 2-7 p.m. and at the church, Feb. 1, from 9-10:25 a.m.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 1 at Mt. Gilliam MB Church. Burial will be in Smith Grove MB Church Cemetery. Rev. Joe Lester will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Karmiko Hodges; two children, DeMontez Hodges, M’Kyia Hodges of Olive Branch; his mother, Anner Coleman of Byhalia; his father, Thessalonia King of Holly Springs; a sister, Nakeeta Coleman of Byhalia; and two brothers, Tracy King, Solomon Coleman of Byhalia.
Albert Tipler, 86, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 24, 2014, at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. He was the widower of Nelma White Tipler. He was a member of the deacon board and a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He retired in 1980 from Mississippi State Highway Department, highway maintenance driver.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Greenwood MB Church in Lamar, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Patrick Washington will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three daughters, Michell Matthews, Rosie Hunt, both of Holly Springs, VeShon Tucker of Southaven; seven sons, James Tipler, Cortez Tipler of Oakland, Calif., Alvin Tipler of Primisean, Germany, Garry L. Tipler of Chicago, Ill., William M. Tipler of Memphis, Tenn., Gaither L. Tipler, Dexter Tipler of Holly Springs; a brother, Sylvester Tipler of Memphis; 49 grandchildren and 70 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by seven children, Carolyn Porter, Alberta Foster, Althea Coleman, Waurene Tipler, Steven Tipler, Michael Tipler and Felicia Tipler.
Cleophus Lyons, 76, of Holly Springs, formerly of Charleston and Detroit, Mich., died Jan. 23, 2014, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a former member of Greater Providence MB Church in Detroit and a retired hi-lo driver with General Motors, retiring in 2000.
Visitation will be Jan. 31, at the funeral home, from 2-6 p.m. and at the church on Feb. 1, from 9:30-10:25 a.m.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 1 at Greenwood MB Church in Lamar, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Patrick Washington will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Mary Peterson Lyons; three daughters, Cynthia Falconer, Effie Carr, Clarissa Lyons of Detroit; two sons, Dwayne Tinnon, Charlie Peterson of Detroit; five sisters, Ollie Sperman of Coffeeville, Olene Pittman of Detroint, Mattie Matthews of Charleston, Emma Taylor of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Spencer Lyons of Detroit, James Boone of Toledo, Ohio; 24 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and his mother-in-law, Effie Peterson of Holly Springs.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Hughes.
Jerry O’Neal Moore Sr.
Jerry O’Neal Moore Sr., 72, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 27, 2014, at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. He was a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ, where he served as an elder. He was retired from Carrier Corp.
Visitation will be Jan. 29, 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 30 at the Holly Springs Church of Christ. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Peggy Akins Moore; a son, Jerry Moore Jr. (Wendy) of Holly Springs; two daughters, Emily Moore Brewer (Darrell) of Olive Branch, Kristen Moore Reid (Kerry) of Holly Springs; a brother, Sonny Pryor of Red Banks; two sisters, Dale Pryor, Ann Pryor, both of Holly Springs; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Otto Moore Jr. and Homer Samuel Moore.
Memorials may be made to the Sardis Lake Christian Camp, 176 4-H Club Road, Batesville, MS 38606.
Clarence C. Parker
Clarence C. Parker, 85, of Byhalia, died Jan. 26, 2014, at his home. A farmer, he was a U.S. Army veteran and the widower of Ruedell Mills Parker.
Services were held at 11 a.m. at Meadowbrook Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery. Bro. Oscar Geeslin officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves five daughters, Mary Lou Allen, Shirley (Charles) Thompson, both of Byhalia, Ruby (Stanley) Smith of Southaven, Virginia (Butch) Jones of Mt. Pleasant, Evelyn (Larry Phillip) Busby of Byhalia; a brother, Robert Lee Parker of Bethlehem; three sisters, Virginia Gullett, Dorothy Pannell, both of Holly Springs, Sarah Pannell of Mt. Pleasant; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Golie Parker, Clarence Parker Jr., a sister, Thelma Parker, and grandchildren Troy Dewayne Allen and Kaitlyn Grace Morrow.
Sarah Luellen Washington
Sarah Luellen Washington, 88, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 16, 2014, at her home. She was a retired cook at Reaves Hill Headstart in Ashland.
Services were held at 12 noon on Jan. 23 at Greenwood MB Church in Lamar, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Patrick Washington officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves eight daughters Mattie Jordan, Bobbie Smith, Linda Malone, Berdean Malone, Martha Turner, Cynthia Sanders, all of Memphis, Tenn., Minnie Williams, Juanita Paige, both of Ashland; six sons, Willie Washington, David Washington, Wendell Washington, Cornell Washington, Joseph Washington, all of Memphis, Billy Washington of Ashland; a sister, Elizabeth Coleman of Memphis and a brother, Levi Luellen of St. Louis, Mo.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Bean.
Hosea Frank Wright
Hosea Frank Wright, 75, of Senatobia, died Jan. 24, 2014. He was a factory worker.
Visitation will be Jan. 31 at the funeral home from 4-6 p.m. and 10-11 a.m. at the church on Feb. 1
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 1 at Zion Hill MB Church.
He leaves his wife, Helen Wright; three daughters, Pricilla King of Holly Springs, Jeanette Wright of Olive Branch, Deborah Wright of Senatobia; five sons, Charles Wright of Senatobia, Frank Wright of Como, John Wright of Memphis, Tenn., Hosea Tyrone Wright of Olive Branch, Andre Wright of Senatobia; three sisters, Catherine Moorehead of Como, Mattie Sessom of Senatobia, Imogene Jean Lewis of Memphis; three brothers, S.T. Wright of Coldwater, Tommie Wright of Bartlett, Tenn., J.B. Wright Jr. of Memphis; and eight grandchildren.
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