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Monday, April 21, 2014

Holly Springs Funeral Home

Wednesday’s obituaries

  •  Lillian Lee Baker — 80, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Oxford. Services were held this morning at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial followed in Gaston Cemetery in Booneville.
  • Johnnie “Skin” Murry — 67, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Harrisonville M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Myra Ellen Jackson Vines — 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
  • Jerry Wayne Wilson — 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Clear Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

  (January 22, 2014, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Alice E. “Betty” Cleland — 93, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in The Villages in Florida. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home.
  • Leon Steven “Steve” Cooper — 56, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in Tuscaloosa. Services were held this morning at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore, Ala. For information on a later memorial service planned for early February in Tuscaloosa, contact Deborah Hughes at deborahhughes50@gmail.com.
  • Betty Ann Kennedy Mobley — 84, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be at held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Holly Springs. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service in the commons area of the church. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Ronald Keith Parker — 54, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Charles F. Sitzler — 86, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • David Lee Sullivan — 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–East in Memphis. A graveside service will be held at 3 this afternoon at Rose Hill Cemetery in Obion, Tenn. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Gregory Anthony Tinner — 46, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Clear Creek MB Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Ann Beckham Turney — 96, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Anchor Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Forest Hill South Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Gwen Williams — 75, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at her home in Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Drew Cemetery in Drew. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (January 3, 2014, Page 2A)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Edith Ray Woods Boyd — 64, died Thursday at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • Lloyd Kesler — 89, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at his home in Senatobia. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Holly Springs Funeral Home in Holly Springs. Burial will follow at Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
  • James C. Ledbetter — 66, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, in the Ruleville Nursing & Rehab Center.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Batesville. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
  • Ernest William “Will” McLellan V —  23, died Monday, April 15, 2013. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, and burial will follow at Autumn Woods Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch.
  • Joseph Henry “Joe Henry” Norris — 67, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at his home in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 2 this afternoon at Shelby Cemetery in Shelby. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • George Washington Phillips — 86, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were held this morning at Waller Funeral Home. Burial followed in Pine Flat Cemetery.

 (April 19, 2013, Page 2A)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Belle McDonald Alexander — 85, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at her home in Cleveland. Services will be held Monday at First Baptist Church in Cleveland. Burial will follow in New Cleveland Cemetery. Ray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Xanaka Hill-Burgess — 34, of Oxford died Thursday in Pontotoc County. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Iona Vinson — 80, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Holly Springs Funeral Home in Holly Springs. Burial will follow at Bluff Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (April 12, 2013, Page 2A)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Billy Campbell — 57, died Friday, March 22, 2013. Services will be held at 3 this afternoon at the Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs. Visitation will be held for three hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Belinda Karen Mathis — 46, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Second Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
  • Betty Mae McAllister Wiseman — 84, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Endville Cemetery in Belden. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the funeral home.

  (March 27, 2013, Page 2)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Joseph Grant Bradley — 5, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at his home in Oxford. Services were held Saturday at the Burton Funeral Home in Indianola. Burial followed at the Hickory Grove Cemetery.
  • Murphrey Adams Cooper — 71, formerly of Taylor, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at his home in Escondido. Burial will be in California.
  • Dr. Francis Gary Fournet Jr. — 89, died Sunday at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Bee Bee Gater — 69, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at his residence in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
  • Gladys Mandy Herod — 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Providence U.M. Church. Burial will follow in Free Spring C.M.E. Church cemetery in Harmontown. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Pearl Christine Kesler — 93, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in Abbeville. Services were held this morning at the Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial followed at Abbeville Cemetery.
  • Texanna Redmond — 94, died Friday at her son’s residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • John E. Ruffin — 57, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

 (September 24, 2012, Page 2A)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Cassie Lucille Chaney Berry — 94, died Friday, August 3, 2012. A graveside service was held this morning in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley was in charge of arrangements.
  • Omar Alejandro Rosas Guzman — 20, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Holly Springs. Services will be held at 6 this evening at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs. Visitation will be held until funeral services begin.

 (August 8, 2012, Page 2)

Monday-Tuesday obituaries

  • Ida Mae Edlin Hatler — 91, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at her home in Laws Hill. Services will be held at 2 Tuesday afternoon at the Holly Springs Funeral Home in Holly Springs. Burial will follow in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
  • Sam Doyle Horton — 51, died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at the Hosanna Family Worship Center in Pope. Services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hosanna Family Worship Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the center. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
  • James Tate Scott Jr. — 80, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were held Tuesday morning at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
  • James Felix “Jimbo” Thompson Jr. — 69, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. A private family service will be held at a later date. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • Mahlon Earl Webb — 97, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Oxford.

 (May 29, 2012, Page 2)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Linda Carrol Ellzey — 62, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. Graveside services will be held at 4 this afternoon at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven. Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven is in charge of arrangements.
  • Charles Wynn Gadd — 84, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services were held this morning at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial followed at McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat.
  • Ruthie Thompson Ivy — 75, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in Buford Chapel Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • James Douglas Minor Sr. — 64, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Calm Missionary Baptist Church in Coldwater. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Second Baptist Church in Oxford, and one hour prior to the service in Coldwater. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Charles Morgan — died Thursday at his home in Water Valley. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.
  • Samantha Rena Stokes — 35, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Toccopola Church of the Living God in Toccopola, with Bishop Calvin Worthem officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill Toccopola Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

 (October 20, 2011, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Delores Owen Busby — 84, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Harold Cooke died this morning at Methodist Central University Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • Barbara Fournie — 92, died on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at the Meadows Nursing Home in Fulton. No formal services were held. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Shirley Dale Johnson — 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Cornerstone Health and Rehabilitation Center in Corinth. Services will be held at 3 this afternoon in the  Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Lebanon Cemetery.

 (February 25, 2011, Page 2A)

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