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Bell, Mrs Viola
Mrs. Viola Bell Born in Hollysprings Mississippi September 15, 1915. To the late Mr. & Mrs. Seldia Bell of Osceola Ark. She departed this life on Wednesday May 28, 1980. She leaves to morn a very dear friend, Herman Willie Turner, of Rochester, N. Y. One daughter Mrs. Dorothy Walker, of Osceola Ark. Mother Mrs. Se1dia Bell of Osceola Ark. One Sister Hannah Jones of Rochester, N.Y. Nine Grandchildren. Miss Shirline Braggs, of Davenport Iowa. Jerry Lee Walker of Davenport Iowa. Barbara Ann Walker, of Manhattan Kansas. Dianne Walker, of Osceola Ark. Lawrence Walker, Ervin Walker, Nathain Walker all of Oscola Ark. Therman Lee Walker of Chicago Ill. Seventeen great grand Children. Four great great-grandchildren. A host of relatives, and friends. Funeral: Tuesday, June 30 1980, 1:30 p.m. Place unknown. [Source: Funeral Program]
Dorothy French Green
Clark, Jimmie
Mr. Jimmie Clark, son of the late Miss Judy Alexander, and Mr. George Clark, was born in Marshall County, Mississippi in April 1876. He professed a faith in Christ at an early age and joined Smith Grove M. B. Church, later uniting with Chulahoma M. B. Church, where he served as Church treasurer for many years and remained a faithful member until his health failed. He was married to the late Miss Caroline Jones and to this union 2 children were born who preceded him in death. Later he united in Holy Matrimony to Miss Willie Mae McKinney. To this union, 9 children were born. On Wednesday morning about 4:00 A.M. at his home he took his eternal flight. Survivors include: a loving wife, Mrs. Willie Mae Clark; 6 sons, Mr. Elvan Clark, Mr. Jessie Clark, and Mr. J. B. Clark, all of Holly Springs, Rev. O. D. Clark, Omaha, Nebr., Mr. Leo Clark, Memphis, and Mr. S. T. Clark, Chicago; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lydia Hardin and Mrs. Mary Falkner of Holly Springs and Mrs. Julia Reynolds, Memphis; 94 grandchildren, 124 great-grandchildren, 44 great-great-grandchildren, 3 sons-in-law, 5 daughters-in-law, many nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends. Funeral: Sunday, November 17, 1974, 2:00 p.m., Chulahoma M.B. Church, Rev. T. L. Tipton, Pastor. [Source: Funeral Program]
Dorothy French Green
Cox, Mrs Louvia Jones
Mrs. Louvia Jones Cox, the daughter of Howard Jones and Alice Jeffries Jones, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Marshall County. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with Mt. Gillie C.M.E. Church, after moving to Memphis, Tennessee. She joined Collins Chapel C.M.E. Church, where she remained a faithful member until death. She served as an Elementary teacher in Mississippi and Shelby County Tennessee. To cherishing her memories are: two sisters, Victoria J. Lucas, and Betsie L. Jeffries, one brother, Ural Jones; three sisters-in-law, LaVerne Jones, Ms. Ardie Jones, and Thelma Jones; six nieces, seven nephews, many grand-nieces and nephews and many relatives and friends. Wednesday, August 22, 1990, 11:00 a.m., Collins Chapel C.M.E. Church, 674-78 Washington Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, Pastor Edgar L. Wade, Officiating. Internment Chulahoma Missionary Baptist Church, Chulahoma, Mississippi. Mrs. Cox was born in 1917 Holly Springs and died in 1990 Memphis TN. [Source: Funeral Program]
Dorothy French Green
Davis, Mrs Lizzie B Deberry Sims, was born December 3, 1933 in Marshall County, Mississippi to the late Mr. Robert DeBerry and Mrs. Maggie Henderson DeBerry in Marshall County, Mississippi. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Mt. Sinai M. B. Church where she remained until her death. Mrs. Lizzie B. DeBerry Sims Davis joined hands in marriage to the late Mr. Edward "B. B." Sims, Sr. To this union, 13 children was born. (One son preceded here in death, Sidney R. Sims.) She was later remarried to the late Rev. R. C. Davis, who also preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memories, seven sons, Edward (Verlene), Bobby (Earlene), Maurice (Catherine), Tyrone (Shirley), Freddie, Kennedy and Carl Sims all of Holly Springs, MS; five daughters, Juanita (Larry) Barksdale and Jacqueline (Kent) Falkner both of Holly Springs, MS, Terry (Jim) Smith of Aurora, IL, Bennette (Melvin) Norrington of Kansas City, KS and Patris (Samuel) Garret of Memphis, TN; one step-son, Fred Bell (Doris) of Holly Springs, MS; one step-daughter, Shirley Peyton (Victor) of Rockford, IL; two brothers, Robert "Bob" DeBerry of Chicago, IL and Leroy "Buddy" DeBerry of Holly Springs, MS; two sisters, Mamie Phillips and Louise Neely both of Memphis, TN; (nine other sisters and brothers preceded her in death.); one sister-in-law, Mrs. Dora A. (L. C.) Jones of Holly Springs, MS; one very special uncle to the children, Mr. Simon A. Jones; three very special nurses, Ms. Gladys Liggin, Ms. Yvonne Walker and Mrs. Ethel Barksdale; 35 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral: Friday, July 5, 2002, 12:00 noon, Mt. Sinai M. B. Church, Byhalia, Mississippi. Rev. S. A. Phillips, Pastor, Officiating. [Source: Funeral Program} Dorothy French Green
Davis, Miss Mattie
On August 17, 1923, Miss Mattie Davis was born to the late Mr. John Ellis Davis and the late Mrs. Eulah McGhee Davis in Marshall County, Mississippi. She departed this life on Saturday, June 28, 1998 at her residence in Byhalia, Mississippi. Two sisters and on brother preceded her in death. Cherishing her memory are her survivors, three sisters: Mrs. Augusta Taylor, Ms. Annie Bessie Davis and Ms. Alma Davis all of Byhalia, Mississippi; four brothers: Mr. J. T. Davis, Mr. Clyde Davis, Mr. Atha Davis all of Byhalia, Mississippi and Mr. Johnny Davis of Chicago, Illinois; three sisters-in-law, and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Funeral: Sunday, July 5, 1998, 12:00 Noon, Chulahoma M.B. Church, Chulahoma, Mississippi, Reverend J. R. Futrell, Pastor, Elder Joseph Porter, Officiating. Interment Street Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Marianna Community. [Source: Funeral Program]
Dorothy French Green
Falkner, Calvin William was born May 13, 1940 in Holly Springs, Mississippi to Claude and Lois Falkner. He departed this life April 21,1999 at 1:00 p.m. He accepted Christ at, an early age and joined the Chulahoma, Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. T.L. Tipton. He later united with the New Bethel Baptist Church Parkway, in Memphis, Tennessee under the leadership of Rev. B.F. Abram. He was united in holy matrimony to Corrine James Falkner and to this union two children were born. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Corrine; a loving daughter, Stacey Falkner; one son, Darris Falkner; a loving mother, Lois Falkner; six sisters, Kathyel Robert) Jims of Holly Springs, MS, Rosetta (Bennie) Abram of Southaven, MS; Kathlen (Boyce) E1more; of Victoria, MS, Dorothy (E.J.) Matthhews; Joyce (Alvester) Epps and Jean (Frederick), Ivory all of Memphis, TN; five brothers, James (Chris) Falkner, Robert, Falkner, Tony Falkner all of Memphis, TN, Claude Faulkner, Jr. of Holly Springs, MS and, Jack Nevels of Florida; three grandchildren, Robert Dotson, Jr., Deandra Dotson and , Jasmine Falkner; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral: Saturday, May 1, 1999, 1:00 p.m., Chulahoma Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 4, Holly Springs, Mississippi. Rev. J.R. Futrell, Pastor, Rev. B. F. Abram, Officiating. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Falkner, Claude, was born October 6, 1912, in Marshall County, Miss., to the late Mr. William Falkner and Mrs. Elnora Wooten Falkner. He departed his life Saturday, November 18, 1989, at an early age, he confessed his hope in Christ and joined the Morgan Grove M. B. Church, in Hernando, Miss. He was united in holy matrimony to Mrs. Lois King Falkner on November 22, 1936, and to this union 14 children were born (two sons preceded him in death). He leaves to mourn his passing, a loving wife. Lois Falkner of Holly Springs, Mississippi; seven sons, James, Calvin, Lecoy and Robert, all of Memphis, Tenn., James Nevels of Lakeworth, Fla., Claude Jr. and Tony Falkner of Holly Springs, Miss.; six daughters, Mrs. Kathvel Sims of Holly Springs, Miss., Mrs. Kathleen Elmore of Victoria, Miss. And Mrs. Rosetta Abram of Southaven, Miss., Mrs. Dorothy Matthews, Jean Edwards and Joyce Epps of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Isiah Falkner; one sister, Panola Buchanan; two daughters-in-law, six sons-in-law, three brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, 34 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral: Saturday, November 25, 1989, 1:00 p.m., Chulahoma M.B. church, Chulahoma, Mississippi, Minister J. R. Futrell, Pastor, Minister B. F. Abram, officiating. Interment Chulahoma M.B. Church Cemetery. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Falkner, Bro LC, 66, resided at 135 W. Eagle St. Painesville, Ohio. He was born October 9, 1919 in Holly Springs, Mississippi was the son of the late Toby and Laura Falkner. He confessed hope in Christ at an early age. At Smith Grove Baptist Church Holly Springs, Miss. He served in the United States Army for 4 years. L. C. later moved to Painesville, O. in 1965 and was united in marriage to Mary Lilly Jones in Painesville, O. He retired at the age of 62 from his job of employment the Painesville Laundry. Bro. Falkner was preceded in death by his Parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister. He departed this life Thursday morning January __, 1986, at his home. He leaves to mourn in passing his wife, Mary Lilly of Painesville, Ohio, a son Eugene Falkner of Minneapolis, Minn., a. daughter Janette of St. Paul, Minn. Stepson Otha Lee Howard and step daughter, Leslie Tomblin, both of Painesville, 0., 4 brothers, Rev. L.E. Falkner of Painesville, Ohio, Felix and Percy Falkner of Chicago, Illinois: Fred Falkner of Holly Springs, Miss. 4 sisters: Lula & Doris Reynolds of East St. Louis. Ill., Mary Ellen Tuggles of Holly Springs & Armenia Alexandria of Chicago. 6 grandchildren and 29 nieces and 22 nephews and a host of relatives and friends. Smith Grove Baptist Church, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Rev. Samuel A. Phillips, Officiating. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Faulkner, Ms Mary L, was born November 29, 1915, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy and Willie Mae Clark, in Marshall County, Holly Springs, MS. God called her home on Sunday, October 30,1994 at Holly Springs Memorial Hospital. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Chulahoma M. B Church, in Chulahoma, MS. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roosevelt and J. B. Clark of Chulahoma, MS, one brother-in-law, Abraham Hardin of Chulahoma, MS and one sister, Lycee Freeman of Byhalia, MS. She leaves to cherish her memory, eight children, one son, Joseph Faulkner of Milwaukee, WI; seven daughters, Annie Pearl Burton of Chicago, IL, Josephine Saint of Riverdale, IL, Annie Foster of Portland, OR, Corinne Roby of Dolton, IL, Roberta Hunter, Pearl Faulkner and Lavish Faulkner of Holly Springs, MS; A special godson, Michael Lee Kiser; two sisters, Lydia Hardin of Chulahoma, MS and Julia Reynolds of Memphis, TN; five brothers, Elvin Clark, Jessie Clark, Rev. O. D. Clark, of Chulahoma, MS, Rev. Leo Clark of Memphis and T. Clark of Chicago, IL; one brother-in-law, Porcine Reynolds of Memphis, TN; four sisters-in-law, Arnold Clark, Lillie Clark of Memphis, TN, Katie Clark of Chicago, IL and Bessie Mae Clark of Chulahoma, MS; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Funeral: Saturday, November 5, 1994, 1:00 p.m., Chulahoma M.B. Church, Chulahoma, MS. Rev. J. R. Futrell, Pastor, Rev. O. D. Clark, Officiating. Interment Chulahoma Cemetery, Chulahoma, Mississippi. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Falkner, Robert W, son of the late Mr. Claude Falkner and Mrs. Lois King Falkner was born November 1, 1945. He departed this life Tuesday, December 24, 2002. He was married to Evelyn Falkner and to this union a son was born who preceded him in death. He professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined the Chulahoma M.B. Church under the leadership of Rev. T. L. Tipton. He leaves to cherish his memory: six sisters, Kathyel Sims (Robert) of Holly Springs, MS, Rosetta Abram (Bennie) of Southaven, MS, Kathlen Elmore of Victoria, MS, Dorothy Matthews (Johnson), Jean Ivory (Fredrick) and Joyce Epps (Alvester) all of Memphis, TN; four brothers, James Falkner (Christine) of Memphis, TN, Claude Falkner, Jr. and Tony Falkner both of Holly Springs, MS and Jack Nevels of Florida; two aunts, Velma Phillips of Holly Springs, MS and Zettie B. Ware of Memphis, TN; one uncle, Lay Thurman Jones of Chicago, IL; a host of nieces. Nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral: Saturday, December 28, 2002, 1:00 p.m., Chulahoma M.B. Church, Holly Springs, MS. Rev. John E. Booker, Jr., Pastor, Officiating, Rev. B. F. Abram, Eulogist. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Faulkner, Ms Mary L, was born November 29, 1915, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy and Willie Mae Clark, in Marshall County, Holly Springs, MS. God called her home on Sunday, October 30,1994 at Holly Springs Memorial Hospital. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Chulahoma M. B Church, in Chulahoma, MS. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roosevelt and J. B. Clark of Chulahoma, MS, one brother-in-law, Abraham Hardin of Chulahoma, MS and one sister, Lycee Freeman of Byhalia, MS. She leaves to cherish her memory, eight children, one son, Joseph Faulkner of Milwaukee, WI; seven daughters, Annie Pearl Burton of Chicago, IL, Josephine Saint of Riverdale, IL, Annie Foster of Portland, OR, Corinne Roby of Dolton, IL, Roberta Hunter, Pearl Faulkner and Lavish Faulkner of Holly Springs, MS; A special godson, Michael Lee Kiser; two sisters, Lydia Hardin of Chulahoma, MS and Julia Reynolds of Memphis, TN; five brothers, Elvin Clark, Jessie Clark, Rev. O. D. Clark, of Chulahoma, MS, Rev. Leo Clark of Memphis and T. Clark of Chicago, IL; one brother-in-law, Porcine Reynolds of Memphis, TN; four sisters-in-law, Arnold Clark, Lillie Clark of Memphis, TN, Katie Clark of Chicago, IL and Bessie Mae Clark of Chulahoma, MS; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Funeral: Saturday, November 5, 1994, 1:00 p.m., Chulahoma M.B. Church, Chulahoma, MS. Rev. J. R. Futrell, Pastor, Rev. O. D. Clark, Officiating. Interment Chulahoma Cemetery, Chulahoma, Mississippi. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Fitts, Mrs Henrietta, was born December 28, 1899, in Tate County, Mississippi to the late Mr. Henry and Mrs. Hade McClatchey. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Half Chapel Methodist Church, later she joined Chulahoma Ms. Church, where she became a faithful member and served actively on the Usher Board. Within the past year, she became a member of Greater Faith Holliness of Memphis, TN, until death. January 11, 1920 she was united in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Haywood Fitts and to this union eleven (11) children were born, two preceded them in death. On Friday, December 11, 1987 at 12:20 p.m. she made her transition at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She leaves in passing to cherish her loving memory, three sons, Clay Fitts, Lucious Fitts, and Haywood Fitts, Jr. all of Chicago, IL; six daughters, Donna Phillips of Holly Springs, MS, Vastie Fitts, Almetter Jeffries, Jewel Davis, all of Chicago, IL, Ethel M. Mays of Coldwater, MS and Margie Neely of Memphis, TN; two sisters, Isabelle Lye, Sofie Jones of Holly Springs, MS; one brother, Lee McClatchey of Memphis, TN; 46 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; one stepson; one stepdaughter; 5 sons-in-law; 3 daughters-in-law; 6 sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral: Saturday, December 19, 1987, 1:00 p.m., Chulahoma M.B. Church, Chulahoma, Mississippi. Rev. J. R. Futtrell, Pastor, Rev. S. A. Phillips, Officiating. Interment Chulahoma M.B. Church Cemetery, Chulahoma, Mississippi. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Harden, Gilbert
Mr. Gilbert Harden, son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Jimmy and Mary E. Jones Harden, was born October 23, 1900 in Marshall County, Miss. He departed this life July 1, 1982 at 7:00 p.m. in the Marshall County Hospital. He professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined the Mt. Gillie C.M.E. Church where he remained until death. He was united in holy matrimony to Miss Truly James in 1921, and to this union seven children were born. To cherish his memory, he leaves his devoted wife, Mrs. Truly Harden, four daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Mae Mitchell of Holly Springs, Miss., Mrs. Layoma Cutler, Mrs., Armelia Brannon, and Mrs. Gertrude Kinard all of Rochester, New York; three sons, Mr. Louis Gilbert Harden of South Bend, Ind., Mr. Arthur and Lonzo Harden of Aurora, Ill.; four sisters, Mrs. Jenny Lee Marion of Waterford, Miss., Mrs. Mary Harden, Mrs., Lydia Austin and Mrs. Louvenia Jeffries all of Holly Springs, Miss.; two brothers, Mr. Eugene Harden of East St. Louis, Ill., Mr. Enos James of Gilmore, Ark. Thirty-three grandchildren, thirty-six great grandchildren, two sons-in-law, three daughters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral: Sunday, July 4, 1982, 2:00 p.m., Mr. Gillie C.M.E. Church, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Rev. Q. H. Whitlock, Pastor, Officiating. Interment Mt. Gillie Cemetery. [Source: Funeral Program]
Dorothy French Green
Harden, Louis Gilbert
Mr. Louis Gilbert Harden, 62 of 24013 Fillmore Road departed this life at 10:21 a.m., Monday at 6, 1985, in St. Josephís Medical Center, after a two year illness. He was born to the union of Truly and Gilbert Harden on September 5, 1922 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Coming from Holly Springs, he moved to South Bend in 1947. On May 30, 1948, he was united in wedlock to Lillie Mae Bellford. Mr. Harden confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with the Mount Poll Missionary Baptist Church in 1935. He united with the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in 1978. He leaves to mourn his lost, a loving wife, Lillie Mae; seven daughters, Myra Milan, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Noreen Harden, Rochester, New York, Anna Harris, Leathea Harden, Mary Lois Harden, Wyvonia Harden and Shantia Harden, all of South Bend; three sons, Eddie, Frank Harden, Aurora, Illinois, Larry Harden and Calvin Harden both of South Bend; twenty-one grandchildren; four great grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Truly Harden, Holly Springs, Mississippi; four sisters, Lizzie Mae Mitchell, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Layonia Cutler, Amelia Brannon and Gertrude Kinard of Rochester, New York; two brothers, Arthur Harden of Aurora, Illinois and Alonza Harden of Germany; along with a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Harden was a retired construction worker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Funeral: New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 313 East Ohio Street, South Bend, Indiana, Officiating, Rev. James Chism. Interment Highland Cemetery. [Source: Funeral Program]
Dorothy French Green
Harden, Mrs Truly James
Mrs. Truly James Harden, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tobie and Susie Totten James was born December 7, 1904 in Marshall County, Mississippi. She departed this life Saturday, February 13, 1993 at 10:30 a.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven, Mississippi. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined the Mt. Gillead C. M. E. Church, where she remained until death. She was also a member of Sunrise Chapter No. 166 Order of Eastern Star. She was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Gilbert Harden, who preceded her in death. To this union seven children were born, one preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory, four daughters, Lizzie (Royster) Mitchell (Sr.) of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Layoma (McKisonzy) Cutler, Armelia Brannon, Gertrude Kinard, all of Rochester, New York; two sons, Arthur (Lillie) Harden of Aurora, Illinois and Lanzo (Marie) Harden of Rochester, New York; one sister, Mandia Pryor of Waterford, Mississippi; one brother, Columbus (Mae Liza) James of Holly Springs, Mississippi; seven sisters-in-law, five brothers-in-law, two sons-in-law, three daughters-in-law, 36 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral: Thursday, February 18, 1993, 1:00 p.m., Mt. Gillead C. M. E. Church, Holly Springs, Mississippi, rev. Q. H. Whitlock, Pastor, Rev. L. M. Wilson, officiating. Interment Mt. Gillead Cemetery. [Source: Funeral Program]
Dorothy French Green
Hardin (Harden), Mrs Mary M, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy and Mary E. Jones Harden was one of twelve children born December 12, 1907, in Marshall County, Mississippi. She departed this life Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 11: 20 a.m., in Holly Springs Health & Rehabilitation Center. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Chulahoma M. B. Church, where she remained a faithful member until her health failed. She served on the Usher Board, Mother Board and other auxiliaries in the church. In 1925, she united in holy matrimony to Henry Hardin. To this union two children were born. She leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters, Artie M. Waterford of Chicago, IL and Arlena Liggins of Holly Springs, MS; (seven sisters preceded her death, Arlena Thompson, Jennie Marion, Viola Harden, Carrie James, Lillian Dean, Lydia Austin and Louvenia Jeffries; four brothers, Gilbert, Eugene, Jimmy Harden and Enuse James). She also leaves eight grandchildren, Peggy, Calretha, Charles (Francine) and Jerrel of Aurora, IL; Luverne of Calumet City, IL, Tony of Memphis, TN, Gazetta and Nelson of Holly Springs, MS; 13 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren, five sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral: Saturday, February 8, 2003, 12:00 noon. Chulahoma M.B. Church, Holly Springs, MS, Rev. John E. Booker, Jr., Pastor, officiating, Rev. J. R. Futrell, Eulogist. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
House, Bernice, Let US not mourn as those without hope, for BERNICE has received the gift of eternal life that is for all who have repented and trusted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. On September 25, 1998 at 3:45 a.m. at Methodist Hospital, BERNICE went home to be with the Lord. The daughter of the late James Northern and Lillian Robenia King, she was born January 2, 1923 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Chulahoma Missionary Baptist Church. She later joined Beulah Baptist Church, where she remained a loyal and faithful member. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Robert House in 1942 and to this union one child was born. She was a loving wife and mother. BERNICE was a cheerful person with a witty personality who was devoted to her family, church, and many friends. She ministered to all with sweet spirit, reflections of family roots, cooking and many family gatherings. To know her was to love her. She was preceded in death by six siblings; Levi, Zelma, Earnest, Lela, Thomas and Ollie. Among those who love and cherish her memory is her husband of fifty-six years, Robert; her daughter, Roger House Grant; her stepson, William (Natalie) House, Sr. of Kansas City, MO; three grandchildren, David Cooper Grant III, Jeremy and William House Jr.; four sisters, Inez Gardner, Lonnie (Douglas) Barber, Shirley (Leroy) Johnson, and Barbara (O.C.) Pleasant; two brothers, Moses King Sr. and Leslie (Euretha) King, Sr. of Holly Springs, MS; three sisters-in-law, Marie King, Margie King, both of Chicago, IL,and Lee Ethel DeWalt of Memphis, TN; two brothers-in-law, Eldridge (Rosemary) House of Westchester, IL and Dewey House of Maywood, IL; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends. Funeral: Friday, October 2, 1998, 12:00 p.m., Beulah Baptist Church, 2407 Douglas Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. Reverend W. C. Holmes, Th. D., officiating. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Howell, Mrs Abie, On October 28, 1987 time 1:45 p.m. the angel came and took away our beloveth. Mrs. Abie Howell, she was born October 10,1910 to the parents of Abe and Anner Burton. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined the Bell Grove M.B. Church. Later she united with the Chulahoma M.B. Church and remained until her health failed. Then she moved to Colt, Arkansas to live with her son, Bobbie Howell. On October 28 God took her away. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. C. Howell who preceded her in death. To this union 7 children were born; two who preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing, three daughters, Emogene Burton, Dorothy Walker of Holly Springs, Sadie Deer of Saint Louis, MO; two sons, Will A Burton of Holly Springs, Miss. and Bobbie Howell of Colt, Ark.; one sister Maggie Burton of Holly Springs, Miss.; twenty-three grandchildren; forty six great grandchildren; one sister-in-law Louie Holloway of Holly Springs, Miss.; three daughters in-laws, Louise Burton & Mae Eunice Howell of Holly Springs, Lettie Mae Howell of Colt, Arkansas; 4 sons-in-law Joe Deer of Saint Louis, Franklin Walker, Henry Regue, Rosevelt Burton all of Holly Springs, Miss.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Funeral: Saturday, October 31, 1987, 1:00 p.m., Chulahoma M.B. Church, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Rev. J. R. Futrell, Pastor. Interment Church Cemetery. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Hughes, Nathan Jr, was born December 27, 1959, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, to the union of Nathan and Melinda Hughes. He professed a hope in Christ and joined Providence M. B. Church. He attended Holly Springs High School and graduated in May of 1979. He was employed at Mulay Plastics for 18 years. Nathan departed this life on Friday, October 23, 1998. Nathan leaves to cherish his loving memories, his parents, Nathan and Melinda Hughes of Holly Springs, Miss.; two sons, Travis Hughes and Nathan Hughes, III of Waterford, Miss.; five sisters, Ms. Sweetie Hawkins of Baltimore, Maryland; Mrs. Bulah (Richard) Toles of Oxford, Miss., Mrs. Maggie (Sidney) Holcomb of Aurora, Ill., Mrs. Aubrey (Lee) Kinard and Ms. Debra Hughes both of Holly Springs, Miss.; one brother, James (Georgia) Lawson of Aurora, Ill.; (one brother preceded him in death, Johnny Hughes); five nieces, seven nephews, five great-nieces, seven great-nephews a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, and a life long companion, Ms. Velva Mull of Waterford, Miss. Funeral: Wednesday, October 28, 1998, 1:00 p.m., Providence M.B. Church, Holly Springs, MS, Rev. R. B. Hardway, Pastor, Rev. Willie Hoey, Officiating. Interment Cottrell Memorial Garden, Holly Springs, Mississippi. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Isom, Rev Lester, was called to eternal rest on May 24, 2000 at Alliance Health Care Center. He was born on August 5, 1912 to the late Frank and Hattie Isom. He confessed his life to Christ at an early age and joined Kimbrough Chapel M B. Church. He later joined Hopewell No.2 and proceeded to Smith Grove until his death. He united in holy matrimony to the late Mrs. Floria Lee Wright-Isom. To this union thirteen children were born. Three preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Eurline Isom, of Holly Springs, Miss.; one sister, Ms. Adell Isom, of Holly Springs, Miss.; Four brothers who preceded him in death; five daughters, Mrs. Evelean Richard (T. C), Mrs. Bessie Clayborn, and Ms. Hattie Isom, all of Holly Springs, Miss.; Mrs. Jannie Mason and Mrs. Madell Howell, both of Memphis, Tenn., five sons, Mr. Jessie Isom and Ricky Isom, both of Memphis, Tenn.; Mr. James Isom (Ann), Robert Isom, and Frank Isom, all of Holly Springs, Miss., one daughter-in-law, two grand daughter-in-laws, one son-in-law, three brother-in-laws, and three sister in laws, five step daughters, five step sons, 43 grand children, 58 great grand children, two great-greatgrandchildren, 29 step grand children, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral: Sunday, May 28, 2000, 2:00 p.m., Smith Grove M.B. Church, Marianna, Mississippi, Rev. Willie C. Conner, officiating. Interment Smith Grove Church Cemetery. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
James, Deacon Ike, 83, of 310 South Falcon Street, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 1986 at 10:00 a.m., in the Carlyle Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born to the union of Toby and Susie James in Holly Springs, Mississippi on February 26, 1902. On April 15, 1916 in Hughes, Arkansas, he and Beulah Patterson were united in wedlock. Beulah preceded him in death December 2, 1984. In 1944, he and his wife moved to South Bend coming from Taronze, Arkansas. Deacon James accepted the Lord in his life in 1938 and was saved in Taronze. Shortly after Deacon and Sister James came to South Bend, they placed their membership with Saints Memorial Church of God In Christ until the time of their death. Deacon James was a faithful member of the church where he especially love the Sunday School and Y.P.W.W. departments. He also was a member of the Deaconís Board. Deacon James is survived by two sisters, Amanda Pryor and Truly Harden of Holly Springs, Mississippi; one brother Columbus James of Holly Springs also; along with a host of other relatives and friends. Saturday, January 11, 1986, 1:00 p.m., Saints Memorial Church of God In Christ, 323 South Liberty Street, South Bend, Indiana, officiating Pastor Carl J. Steen. Interment Highland Cemetery. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
James, Tobie, On October 2, 1906, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Tobie James was born to the union of his parents, Tobie and Suzanne James. In Holly Springs on March 27, 1937, he and Alisha Mitchell were united in marriage. In 1951, the family moved to South Bend, Indiana. In the year of 1966 Brother James was saved and became a member of the Saints Memorial Church Of God In Christ under the late Bishop C.E. Bennett. He was a member of the Senior Choir. Serving as a faithful member under the present pastor, Elder Carl Steen, until he became ill and could no longer be present at worship services. Brother James went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 25, 1981, at 4:00 p.m., in his residence, 110 LaPorte Avenue, after a lengthy illness; he was 74 years of age. Surviving along with his wife Alisha are two daughters, Mrs. Minor (Ethel) Pruitt, Niles, Michigan, Mrs. Vera Brown, and one foster daughter, Mrs. Pearl Lipsey, South Bend; five sons, Roger and Isaac James of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Henry, Ernest and Artie, all of South Bend; forty-nine grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Truly Hardin and Mrs. Arnandie Prior, Holly Springs, Mississippi; two brothers, Mr. Ike James, South Bend and Mr. Columbus James, Holly Springs, Mississippi; along with a host of other relatives and friends. As even now Jesus is saying to those who have lost their beloved, "weep not", Christ will back the dear one lost. Wait patiently on Him. The resurrection morning is sure to come. Funeral: Thursday, April 30, 1981, 11:00 a.m., Saints memorial Church of God In Christ, 321 South Liberty Street, South Bend, Indiana, officiating, Elder Carl Steen. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Johnson, Mother Annie L, was born August 28, 1904 in Holly Springs, Mississippi to Lee and Sally Alexander. On April 1, 1923 she was united in Holy matrimony to Robert L. Johnson in Hughes, Arkansas. To this union was born four children. God blessed them with three sons, William, Arthur Lee of Rochester, Virgil of South Bend Indiana; and a daughter; Sallie Mae also of Rochester. After hearing the Gospel preached in Tyronza, Arkansas under the anointing of the Holy Ghost, she was sanctified and baptized with the Holy Ghost through faith. In 1944 they moved to South Bend, Indiana and united with the Liberty Street Church of God in Christ under Bishop J. B. Davis there she served faithfully as the Church Mother. In 1964 she moved to Rochester, New York and united with the Power House Church of God in Christ under Pastor H. M. Newkirk. She was faithful and served on the Mother's Board and as a missionary until her illness. After an extended illness, God called her home on December 20, 1981 at 7:15 a.m. Surviving are her children, one nephew, twenty grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A host of relatives and friends mourn her passing. Funeral: December 23, 1981, 1:00 p.m., Power House Church of God In Christ, Rochester, New York and December 26, 1981, Dinan Memorial Church of God In Christ, South Bend, Indiana. Interment Highland Cemetery, South Bend, Indiana. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Jones, Mr LC, was born in Holly Springs, Miss. on June 11, 1936, to the late Eddie Roosevelt Jones and Louvenia Stephenson Jones, in Holly Springs, Miss. He gave his life to Christ at an early age and joined the Mt. Moriah M B. Church. He attended the Marshall County Public School, in Holly Springs. He later moved to Chicago, Ill. In 1969, and remained there until his death. He was united in matrimony to Lucy Beard in 1960. To this union, one child was born. He departed this life on Monday, September 30, 1996, at Oak Forest Hospital, in Chicago, Ill. He leaves behind to cherish his loving memories, a wife, Lucy Jones of Byhalia, Miss.; two daughters, Velma Cooper of Durham, N. C. and Venus Tatum of Chicago, Ill.; one son, Major Jones of Chicago, Ill.; mother, Louvenia Jones of Holly Springs, Miss.; (two sisters preceded him in death, Ms. Louise Jones and Christine McGarr of Old Hickory, Tenn.); (six brothers preceded him in death, Eddie Lee, Charlie Jr., Lenon Jones, Lawrence Jones, and Willie Edward Jones, all of Holly Springs, Miss. and Norvis Jones of Memphis, Tenn.;) one son-in-law, Tony Cooper, Sr. of Durham, N. C.; one brother-in-law, Sidney P. McGarr of Old Hickory, Tenn.; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Jones of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren, a host of aunts, uncles, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral: Saturday, October 12, 1996, 11:00 a.m., Mt. Moriah M.B. Church, Marianna Road, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Dr. R. J. Wilson, Pastor, Rev. Samuel A. Phillips, Officiating. Interment Mt, Moriah Cemetery, Marianna Road, Holly Springs, Mississippi. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Johnson, William Washington, was born on January 25, 1922 to Annie Lee (Alexander) Johnson and Robert Lee Johnson in Holly Spring, Mississippi. He grew up in Tyronza, Arkansas. In 1940, he joined the army and served his country in World War II. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1945. On December 3, 1946, he married Rosie ( Cutler) Johnson in South Bend, Indiana. To this union, eight children were born. The family moved to Rochester in 1953. William leaves to mourn his wife Rosie; his children Freddie (Isabelle), Bobby Joe (Betty), Debbie, Dale and Tracy Johnson, Lynn (Anthony) Bowler, Gwendolyn (Wallace) Thomas and a special daughter Annie Becoats; two sisters Bertha and Sallie Mae; three brothers Arthur, Raymond and A.C.; fifteen grand-children; seven great grands; and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral: Thursday, September 7,1989, 2:00 p.m., Metropolitan Chapel, 109 West Avenue, Rochester, New York, Rev. H. M. Newkirk, officiating. Interment Riverside Cemetery Ė Veteranís Section. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Jones, Mrs Lena Mae Davis Falkner, was born January 9, 1953 in Marshall County, Mississippi. At an early age she confessed a hope in Christ and became a member of Union Valley Baptist Church. She was united in Holy Matrimony on December 24, 1972 to Mr. Edwin Earl Jones, and to this union one child was born. Previous marriage to the late Willie F. Falkner, one child was born. Mrs. Lena Mae Jones departed this life on December 5, 1993 at 3:30 a.m. She leaves to mourn her passing a loving husband, Mr. Edwin Earl Jones; two daughters, Alice B. Falkner and Latonya Y. Jones both of Byhalia, Mississippi; three grandchildren, Franklin C. Falkner, Shaquanna M. Jones and Chelsea T. Falkner, all of Byhalia, Mississippi; a loving mother and father, Mrs. Mary A. Davis and Mr. Atha Davis both of Byhalia, Mississippi; seven sisters, Mae Falkner, Ruby Falkner, Ada Hardin, Brenda Davis, Linda Davis, Angie Newson all of Byhalia, Mississippi and Mattie Davis of Aurora, Illinois; three brothers, Atha Davis, Jr. of Byhalia, Mississippi, Larry W. Davis of Holly Springs, Mississippi, John H. Davis of DeSoto County, Mississippi; seven sisters-in-law, Seven brothers-in-law, eight uncles, fourteen aunts, and one great-aunt, twenty nieces, twenty-three nephews and many relatives and friends; one play sister, Ms. Annie Falkner of Holly Springs, Mississippi. Funeral: Saturday, December 11, 1993, 1:00 p.m., Union Valley M.B. Church, Byhalia, Mississippi, Rev. Samuel Phillips, Pastor and officiating. Interment Union Valley Cemetery, Byhalia, Mississippi. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Jones, Mrs Lorine Mosley, was born October 2, 1914, in Tate County, Miss., to the late Mr. Jerry and Mrs. Carrie Sessom Mosley. At an early age, she professed a hope in Christ and united with Chulahoma M. B. Church, where she remained a consistent Christian until her health failed. She was an employee for ICS Head Start for 20 years, where she retired. She was also a member of the Go Forward Club, a member of Mary Magdalene No. 64, Order of Eastern Star, and Daughters of Jepthah's No. 167. In 1940, December 29, she united in holy matrimony to Mr. William (Buster) Jones, Jr. To this union seven children were born. On January 19, 1991 at 6:15 a.m., she entered into eternal rest at South Panola Hospital (B) Wing, Batesville, Miss. She leaves to cherish her memories, a devoted husband, William B. Jones; four daughters, three sons, Imogene Jones, Ivylyn Johnson, Barbara Wilson, all of Aurora, Ill. and Carolyn Richmond of Byhalia, Miss., Prentiss Jones of Aurora, Ill. Ira Seal and Alvin Jones of Holly Springs, Miss.; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one brother, Van Mosley of Chicago, Ill.; one aunt, Alena Jones of Memphis, Tenn.; one uncle, Rev. Nathaniel Green of Memphis, Tenn.; one loving daughter-in-law, Mrs. Joe Ann Jones of Holly Springs; two brothers-in-law, Troy Jones of Memphis, Tenn. and Lawrence Jones of Detroit, Mich.; one son-in-law, Rev. Rapheal Wilson of Aurora, Ill.; a host of relatives and friends. Funeral: Saturday, January 26, 1991, 12:00 p.m., Chulahoma M. Church, Holly Springs, MS, Rev. Jr. R. Futrell, Pastor, Minister, S. A. Phillips, officiating. Interment Chulahoma M.B. Church Cemetery, Holly Springs, Mississippi. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Jones, Rev Royster Sr, was born October 11, 1920, to the late Mr. Charlie Jones and Cornelia Talley Jones in Marshall County, Miss. He professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Moriah M. B. Church and served as a deacon and was an ordained minister. He entered eternal rest on Sunday, January 4, 1998 at 10:00 p.m. at Methodist Hospital Central, Memphis, Tenn. (one son, Larry Jones, preceded him in death.) Rev. Jones leaves to cherish his memories, a loving wife, Mrs. Mae Frances Davis Jones; seven sons, Mr. Willie C. Jones, James L. Jones, Royster Jones, Jr., Mervin L. Jones, Kerry D. Jones, Eddie S. Jones, and Thomas E. Jones, all of Memphis, Tenn.; four daughters, Mrs. Mamie J. Jefferies of Holly Springs, Miss., Frances L. Faulkner of Memphis, Tenn., Glinnie M. Collins of Holly Springs, Miss., and Rev. Sherry 1. Miller of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Willie Brunson of Memphis, Tenn. and Corrine Jones of Zion, Ill.; one brother, Mr. Alvin Jones of Holly Springs, Miss.; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Etherline Jones, Luevenia Jones of Holly Springs, Miss., and Mrs. Etoy Wells of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers-in-law, Rev. Angus Brunson and Mr. Emmitt Wells, both of Memphis, Tenn.; four sons-in-law, Mr. Willie Jefferies, Mr. Joe Faulkner, Mr. Jimmie Collins, and Rev. Eldred Miller; 22 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral: Saturday, January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m., Mt. Moriah M.B. Church, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Rev. R.J. Wilson, Pastor, Rev. S. A. Phillips, officiating. Interment Moriah M.B. Church Cemetery, Holly Spring, Mississippi. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Jones, Mr William (Buster) Jr, was born October 5, 1915, in Marshall County, Miss., to the late William Jones, Sr. and Irene Jones Tuggles. At an early age, he professed a hope in Christ and united with Strickland Chapel U. M. Church, where he remained a consistent Christian until his health failed. He was a retired farmer, a dependable part-time employee of Cash Lumber Company, a landscaper for First State Bank and others. On December 29, 1940, he united in holy matrimony to Miss Larine Mosley, to this union seven children were born. On November 30, 1991, about 1:50 p.m., he entered into eternal rest at North Mississippi Baptist Memorial Hospital, Oxford, Miss. He leaves to cherish his memories, seven children, four daughters, three sons, Imogene Jones, Ivylyn Johnson, and Barbara Wilson, all of Aurora, Ill. and Carolyn Richmond of Byhalia, Miss., Mr. Prentis Jones of Aurora, Ill., Ira Seal Jones and Alvin Jones of Holly Springs, Miss., 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers, Lawrence (Sam) Jones of Detroit, Mich. and Troy Jones of Memphis, Tenn., two sisters, Mrs. Mae Etta Walls of Detroit, Mich. and Mrs. Mattie Griffin of Chicago, Ill., one loving daughter-in-law, JoAnn Jones of Holly Springs, Miss., one son-in-law, Elder Rapheal Wilson of Aurora, IL. Many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral: Saturday, December 7, 1991, 12:00 p.m., Chulahoma M.B. Church, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Rev. J. R. Futrell, Pastor, Rev. L. M. Wilson, officiating. Interment Chulahoma M.B. Church Cemetery, Holly Springs, Mississippi. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
McCraven, Thomas, was born in DeSoto County, on August 9, 1916. He was the second son of four children born to T. C. and Nettie McCraven (both deceased). Thomas professed his faith in Christ early in life and was baptized at Mt. Gilliam Baptist Church where he served as deacon. Later in life, he joined Chulahoma Baptist Church where he also served faithfully as deacon until he departed this life. Thomas was educated in the DeSoto County Mississippi Public Schools and was a graduate of Mississippi Industrial College. He also attended the University of Mississippi. He served as a teacher and assistant principal in the Marshall County Public Schools and the Holly Springs Public Schools for 44 years. He held membership in many professional and religious organizations: The Retired Teachers' Association of Marshall County Mississippi; Mississippi Education Association and National Education Association. He leaves to mourn; a devoted wife, Nona B. McCraven; one son, Thomas McCraven, Jr.; one daughter, Bobbie J. Lawrence; one daughter-in-law, Geneva E. McCraven; one son-in-law, Dr. Felix Lawrence; five grandchildren; Andrianne Gentry, Tiffani McCraven, Genesha McCraven, Kenneth Allen Lawrence, and Monice Lawrence; a host of other relatives, in-laws and friends. Funeral: Saturday, May 31, 1997, 1:00 p.m., Chulahoma M.B. Church, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Reverend J. R. Futrell, Pastor, Officiating. Interment Chulahoma M.B. Church Cemetery, Holly Springs, Mississippi. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
McKinney, Carvella Dean, "Whatever I gave or left you was from my heart. Therefore, in my eternal life I'1l have no regrets; neither should you." Carvella Dean McKinney, affectionately known as "Aunt Sang" was born on December 13th, 1903 in Hollysprings, Mississippi. She confessed hope in Christ at an early age. She was a member of Cox's Chapel and later became member of Hopewell Baptist Church. During her life in Hollysprings Aunt Sang worked for Mr. and Mrs. Hyman and Mary Doxey as a domestic helper later encompassing their trust to help in raising their four children Helen, Frances, Sarah and Dick with whom she maintained constant correspondence throughout all these years as a good friend. Carvella, in her union with Jim Smith had one son John Wesley Smith Jr. In later years she became united in matrimony with Mr. M.C. McKinney with whom she became known as Momma Sang to Clyde, Robert Lee and David C. Upon, Carvella's arrival in Chicago, she worked for years with the Stern Nursing Home. Many years later, Carvella became employed with Armstead's Private Nursing home. Through these jobs she helped take care of patients giving them the best care, nutrition and love, as if, they were her own family. She became a member of the Gethsemane Star Missionary Baptist Church at 3535 west 15th Chicago, IL. In the late sixty's under the leadership of current Rev. ME Saunders. Her best friend and confidante was her sister Castory Shaw with whom she shared the good times, worked together through bad times and shared the greatest and strongest love any two sisters could have. Carvella shared that same strength and love with her family and friends. Carvella's favorite Psalms were the 23rd and 27th. She leaves her blessed and well lived life of memories to her surviving family; her sister, Castory Shaw; son, John W. Smith (Ora) of Chicago, Robert Lee of Kansas City, MO.; daughter-in-law, Vera McKinney (Waukegan); grandchildren: John Jr.(Chgo), Charlotte Jones (Rev. Derrick), Ella Shaw (Chgo), Charles, Cheryl and Ruby of Kansas City, MO.; three great-grandchildren, Desiree, Derrick Jr. and Denelle, two nieces Grace Fleming (Chgo), Mattella Faulkner (MS); grandnieces, Vera Lee, Bobbie Seal, Pauline of Chicago; great-grand nieces and nephews, Jamesetta, Muriel (Reggie), Carolyn, Zachary Vanessa (James), Clyde (Portia) and over 21 great-great grand nieces, nephews, along with a host of other nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Milam, Mrs Irene, The late Mrs. Irene Milam was born November 29, 1916 to the late Mr. Sam and Julia Cox. She departed this life on February 4, 1984 at the Oakville Health Care Center. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age. She united with the Smith Grove M. B. Church. She leaves to cherish her memories, 2 daughters: Mrs. Georgia B. Malone of Memphis, and Mrs. Julia B. Davis of Chicago, IL.; 2 sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Sharp of Memphis, Tn and Mrs. Lerline McCarthy of Holly Springs, Ms.; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral: Sunday, February 12, 1984, 1:00 p.m., Smith Grove M.B. Church, Holly Springs, Ms., Rev. W. C. Connors, Pastor. Interment Smith Grove Cemetery. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Moore, Claudia Jones, On July 6, Claudia Jones Moore, was born to the late Charlie and Carnelia Talley Jones, in Marshall County, in Holly Springs, Miss. Born in a Christian home, she professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Moriah M. B. Church, and remained a member until death. On December 25, 1963, she was united in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Irving Moore, Jr. She learned early in life her personal path of duty and followed it with unselfishness and dedication until her passing. On January 14,1997, God called her home and she answered His call. An industrious worker in a world of work, she was employed as a school teacher and pursued this career for many years. She endeared herself to her fellow workers, as well as, to her employers. She was a faithful member of Mt. Moriah Church, where she attended regularly, and supported its various programs; to these she generously gave her full support. Perhaps she will be remembered best for her quiet and lovely disposition, her love and loyalty to family and friends, her dedication and devotion to God and church. She served as church secretary, a member of Mississippi Retired Teacher's Association and American Legion Auxiliary #250. May her soul find peace, favor and acceptance with her maker, and indeed may her good works live on. Cherishing her memory are her survivors, three children, Mr. Napoleon Moore of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Magdalene (Eugene) Moore-Hughes of Batavia, Ill. and Ms. Vannetter Moore of Aurora, Ill.; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Mr. Alvin Jones and Mr. Royster Jones, both of Holly Springs, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Willie Brunson (Mr. Angus Brunson) of Memphis, Tenn. and Ms. Corine Freeman of Zion, Ill.; six sisters-in-law, Mrs. Luvenia Jones, Mrs. Etherline Jones, Mrs. Clara Adams of Holly Springs, Miss., Mrs. Alia Walker of Waterford, Miss, Mrs. Lenora McGlowen and Mrs. Frances Jones of Memphis, Tenn.; a godson, Mr. Leslie King of Chulahoma, Miss.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral: Saturday, January 18, 1997, 12:00 Noon, Mt. Moriah M.B. Church, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Rev. Dr. R. J. Wilson, Pastor, officiating. Interment Mt. Moriah M.B. Church Cemetery, Holly Springs, Mississippi [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Moore, Nathaniel was born January 21, 1916 to the late Robert and Agnes James-Moore, in Marshall County, Miss. He professed his belief in Christ, accepting Him as his personal Savior at an early age and joined Mt. Gilead C.M.E. church. In 1937, he was united in holy matrimony to the late Louise Franklin, from that union one child was born which preceded him in death. He moved to Detroit in 1957. Where he lived with his sister and family and worked as a bricklayer until his retirement in 1979. Nathaniel was a loving person who enjoyed life with his family and friends. He always looked forward to the annual family reunion with great anticipation. He departed this life Saturday, March 8, 1997, after a short illness. He leaves to cherish his memories, two devoted sisters, Ophelia Moore-Phillips and Dorothy Moore-Silas of Belleville, Mich.; five nieces, Ernestine Phillips, Bernadine Phillips of Belleville, Mich. Dorothy (Andrew) Osaro of Detroit, Mich., Birdopher Wigington of Chicago, Ill, and Manha (Elvert) Howard of St. Louis, Mo.: five nephews, John Rogers (Claudia) Phillips of Mt. Clemens, Mich., Merlin R. Phillips of Belleville, Mich., Ramon and Ermon Moore of Detroit, Mich. and Lester Taylor of Lansing. Mich.: a host of great nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. One brother, Adolph Moore, preceded him in death, December 1987. Funeral: Saturday, March 15, 1997, 1:00 p.m., Chulahoma M. B. church, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Rev. J. R. Futrell, Pastor, Rev. S. A. Phillips, officiating. Interment Chulahoma M.B. Church Cemetery, Holly Springs, Mississippi. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Mosley, Mrs Eula, the daughter of the late Mr. Oliver and Mrs. Pearl Stewart, was born April 26, 1926, in Marshall County, Mississippi. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with Mt. Peel M. B. Church, where she remained until death. In 1947, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. George Mosley. She departed this life May 21, 1984, at Regional Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee. She leaves to cherish her memory, a husband, Mr. George Mosley of Chicago, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Jean Washington of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Essie Mae Clark of Holly Springs, Miss.; one brother, Mr. Artis Ware of Madison, Ill.; one brother-in-law, Mr. Jessie Clark of Holly Springs, Miss.; a mother-in-law, Mrs. Nina Mosley, a father-in-law, Mr. Josh Mosley both of Holly Springs, Miss.; and other relatives and friends. Funeral: Sunday, May 27, 1984, 2:00 p.m., Chulahoma M.B. Church, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Rev. J. R. Futrell, Pastor, Rev. S. A. Phillips, Officiating. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Phillips, John Wesley, was born January 13, 1930 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, the son of Will Henry and Sarah Jones Phillips, who preceded him in death. John Wesley accepted Christ at an early age under the guidance of Rev. Wade Harris at Chulahoma Baptist Church in Holly Springs. In December of 1947, John Wesley married Cora Mae Dean and together, they moved to Chicago, Illinois in early 1950. John Wesley accepted his call to minister and was ordained at Mt. Zion M. B. Church under Rev. W. Stockerd. Rev. Phillips trained for 3 years under the leadership of Rev. Louis Boddie at Greater Harvest Baptist Church. In 1958 Rev. Phillips founded Hopewell 13th Street Missionary Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a loving Pastor, teacher and friend. On Thursday, March 5, 1998, Rev. Phillips was called home by God. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Willie, John Rogers, Joseph and Emmon; and his granddaughter, Taiciana M. Phillips. Rev. Phillips leaves to cherish his memory: his loving and devoted wife, Cora Mae Phillips and from their union, eleven children: John Douglas (Willa), Michael, both of Chicago, Robert (Linda) of Country Club Hills, IL, Jerry (Geraldine), and James (Annette), both of Chicago, Gloria John) of Long Beach, California, Winston (Cheryl) of Houston, Texas, Ivin Jeanette) of Bellwood, IL, Autry (Cheryl), Victor (Suzette) and Felicia all of Chicago; Thirty-three grandchildren: Sharon, Elijah, Sherron, Pamela, Tammie, Tarasia, Michael, Jr., Jermaine, Ebony, Yusef, Robert, Ladagea, LaTrina, LaQuonda, Lisa, Sherry, Me'Sha, Debbie, Patricia, Destiny, Marco, Tanya, Sakeena, Ameerah, Ashley, Preston, Winston, Jr. Benjamin, Ivin, Jr., Jarvis, Autry, II, Brenda, Ray, Jr.; Twelve great grandchildren: Jermaine, Jr. Jeane, Alissa, Nukeshia, Jamar, Larry, Jawone, LaShan, Antonea, Lamar, Johnteese and Shanice; Five godchildren: Vernon, Edward, Tommy, Annie and Norma. Two brothers: Rev. Samuel (Linzell) of Holly Springs, MS and Rev. Isaac Phillips (Ruth) of Chicago IL, four sisters: Madora Pate and Ida Mae Mason, both of Chicago, IL, Josephine Phillips and Evangelist Jessie Stockerd, both of Robbins, IL, and a host of loving relatives and friends. Funeral: Services, Saturday, March 14, 1998, 10:00 a.m., Greater Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 718 S. Independence, Chicago, Illinois, Rev. F. James, Pastor, Rev. C. L. Brookins, officiating. Interment Oakridge & Glen Oaks Cemetery, 4301 W. Roosevelt, Hillside, Illinois. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Powers, Mrs July Mary Cox
The life of Mrs. July Mary Cox Powers begin April 22, 1919, the first born to the late Mr. Bobbie Cox and Mrs. Lucy Maud James Cox. On June 6, 1942, Jully Mary Cox was united in holy matrimony to Arbrie Jacob Powers. To this union, eight children were born, two of which died at birth. Her daughter Juanita preceded her in death on July 21, 1997. Other loved ones who preceded her in death were her brother, L. B. Cox and grandson, Micah Zaccheus Powers. Reared in the Mt. Peel Community, she professed a hope in Christ at an early age at home. Afterward, she joined Coxís Chapel M. B. Church, presently known as Chulahoma M. B. Church. As her faith in Christ grew, she became active in many auxiliaries of the church. Her roles consist of usher board president, member of the pastorís aide club, member of the motherís board and the missionary society. As an active community worker, she was a member of the Go Forward Club, Womenís Improvement Society, and other community organizations. Her love for sewing kept her busy in the community as she sewed for many. She and her special friend Mary Wooten, also made many arts and crafts and sold them through out the community. Determined to further her education, Jully Mary took several classes at Rust College, where she achieved her GED. This achievement opened up new opportunities for her. She was one of the major participants in the founding of the ICS Headstart Organization in the Chulahoma Community, where she was employed for nineteen years. In all of these auxiliaries she remained faithful until death. Jully Powers departed this life on Motherís Day, May 10, 1998, at 6:05 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Those who will cherish her memories are her husband, Arbie J. Powers of Chulahoma, Miss.; three sons, Marvin (Patricia L.) Powers, Roy (Ida) Powers, both of Chulahoma, Miss. And Calvin (Patricia M.) Powers of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughter, Lee Vatarie Moody of Memphis, Tenn. And Eleanor (Anthony) Marion of Holly Springs, Miss.; a granddaughter which she helped raised, Teresa Powers Williams of Memphis, Tenn.; five brothers, Ira Seal (Joyce) Cox, Willie A. (Josephine) Cox, and Matt C. (Mary) Cox, all of Chicago, ILL. Lester (Georgia) Cox of Chulahoma, Miss., Jimmy (Shirley) Cox of Detroit, Mich.; five sisters, Jeffie A. McNeal of Tyron, Miss., Anna H. Miller of Chicago, ILL, Annie Be. Martin of Chulahoma, Miss., Velma Jones of Gary, Ind., and Celestine Newsom of Indianapolis, Ind.; fifteen other grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one uncle, Columbus James of Chulahoma, Miss.; one other sister-in-law, Cinderella Sims Taylor, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral: Saturday, May 16, 1998 1:00 p.m., Chulahoma M.B. Church, Chulahoma, Mississippi, Rev. J. R. Futrell, Pastor Officiating. Internment Chulahoma Cemetery, Chulahoma, Mississippi. [Source: Funeral Program]
Dorothy French Green
Richmond, Lee Willie, born on June 20, 1913, to Mr. Levi and Mrs. Minnie Richmond of Byhalia, Miss. He professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Union Valley M. B. Church, where he remained until death. He departed his life on June 9, 1997, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven, Miss. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Levi Richmond and Mrs. Minnie Richmond, a son, Mr. Glenn Edward Richmond, and four brothers, Basal, Ellis, Percy, and Ralph Richmond. He leaves to cherish his memories, four daughters, Dod Johnson of Chicago, Ill., Minnie Lee Richmond of Aurora, Ill., Patricia Richmond of Memphis, Tenn., and Lee V. Richmond of Holly Springs, Miss.; one step-daughter, Janie Kimbrough of Holly Springs, Miss.; one son, Roger W. Richmond of Chulahoma, Miss.; one step-son, James E. Kimbrough of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Lathan Richmond of Memphis, Tenn. and Archie Richmond of Byhalia, Miss.; three sisters, Gertrude Walton of Memphis, Tenn., Thelman Jones of Chicago, Ill. and Ida E. King of Byhalia, Miss.; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral: Saturday, June 14, 1997, 12:00 Noon, Union Valley M. B. Church, Marianna, Mississippi, Rev. S. A. Phillips, Pastor, officiating. Interment Union Valley M. B. Church Cemetery, Marianna, Mississippi. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Shaw, Castory was born on March 31, 1903, to Louis and Ella Dean in Hollysprings, Mississippi - one of twelve siblings. She confessed hope in Christ at an early age. She attended and joined Mount Peel Baptist Church. Castory held several jobs including working in the fields, but her favorite job was cooking and taking care of her family, otherwise just being "Momma Shaw" as she was affectionately called. She loved going to church and gospel music. Castory was united in holy matrimony in 1921, to Yulas Shaw (deceased). Although she had only one daughter, Clyde Faulkner Wooten (deceased), she also raised her granddaughter, Ella Shaw and her nephew, John Smith, Sr. so that their mothers could work. Castory came to Chicago in 1956, whereby she continued to help and be with family. Castory joined Gerhsemane Star Missionary Baptist Church in the late 1960's under the leadership of Reverend M.E. Saunders. She served on the Mother's Board and offered her services whenever needed. She was a faithful member and servant until her health failed. She continued to support her church spiritually and financially. When, Castory could not attend church, she would listen to gospel service on television or radio ever Sunday and she prayed everyday. If faith were money she would have owned the world. Castory leaves to cherish her memories on granddaughter, Ella Shaw of Chicago, Illinois; six great grandchildren: Muriel (Reggie), Clyde (Portia), Carolyn, Zachary (Cathy), Jamesetta and Vanessa (James); twenty-two great great grandchildren; two great great great grandchildren all of Chicago, Illinois; one sister-in-law, Lula Dean of Hollysprings, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral: Thursday, June 16, 1998, 10:30 a.m., Lena Bryantís Funeral Home, 1136 West 87th Street, Chicago, Illinois, Reverend M. E. Saunders, officiant. Interment Mount Glenwood West, Willow Springs, Illinois. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Smith, Beauty B, was born on September 23, 1928 to the late Mrs. Stella Williams. From the age of two years old, along with her mother, she was raised by a stepfather, Mr. Oscar C. Williams, who preceded her in death. On July 20, 1944, at the age of 16 years old, she was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Lem J. Smith, Sr., and to this union nine children was added. At an early age, she confessed her belief in Christ and joined the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. In 1952, she and Lem moved to Holly Springs and joined Providence M.B. Church, where she remained a member until her death. She departed this life on Wednesday, June 1, 1988 at 8:00 p.m., in Marshall County Hospital after a brief illness. She leaves to rejoice in the knowledge of having her as a wife, mother, sister and friend, a loving and devoted husband, Rev. Lem J. Smith, Sr.; a sister, Mrs. Annie S. Richmond of Memphis, Tenn.; seven daughters, Mrs. Betty J. Arnold of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Annie M. Payne, Mrs. Stella Hall of Holly Springs, Mrs. Lennie Sykes of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Beauty Beard, Ms. Lydia Smith of Holly Springs, Mrs. Judy Echols of Memphis, Tenn.; two sons, Mr. Lem J. Smith, Jr. and Mr. Gaston Smith, both of Holly Springs; 19 grandchildren; six sons-in-law, two daughters-in-law, four sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, three aunts, a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral: Sunday, June 5, 1988, 12:00 Noon, Rust College, Doxey Fine Arts Building, Holly Springs, Mississippi. Interment, Yarbrough Chapel C.M.E. Church Cemetery. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Smith, Mrs Maggie, was born on April 14, 1926 in Chulahoma, Mississippi to the late Eary Jones and the late Derinda Echols Jones. She accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age at Strickland Methodist Church in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Frank H. Smith in 1951 and to this union five children were born, two preceded her in death. She departed this life on Friday, February 7, 1997 at her daughter's home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She leaves to cherish her memories; one daughter, Dessie L. Honer (Ira) of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, three sons: Eary Jones, Jr. (Ruthie), I.B. Smith (Janet) and Curtis Smith (Shirley) all of Holly Springs, Mississippi, one step son, Cleven Smith of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, three step daughters: Frances Scruggs of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Maude Lee Clark and Allie Mae Smith both of Holly Springs, Mississippi, one sister Mutil Burney of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, one sister-in-law, Desmerre McKinney of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, forty grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral: Saturday, February 15, 1997, 2:00 p.m., Mt. Sinai M. B. Church, Byhalia, Mississippi, Rev. Samuel Phillips, Minister & Officiating. Interment Mt. Sinai Church Cemetery, Byhalia, Mississippi. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Tidwell, ST, I. S. T. Tidwell. Sr. was born August 6. 1925 to the late Louella Palmer Tidwell and Willie Tidwell in Holly Springs, Miss. I professed a belief in Christ Jesus later in life and joined the Hopewell # I M. B. Church. I served in World War II from 1943 to 1946. I retired from the Holly Springs Housing Authority in 1990. I started my own lawn service in 1993, which I continued until my illness subsequent demise. On March 30, 1946, I was united in holy matrimony to Catherine James. To this union five children were born. I was preceded in death by one son. Wi11ie L. Tidwell, two brothers, McGown Tidwell, Odell Tidwell, two sisters, Lena Mae Braziel and Willie Mae Tidwell. On August 5. 1999, man said I answered the call of the Heavenly Father at 1:30 a.m., but only God and I know the exact time that I slept away. I leave to cherish my memories, my devoted wife. Catherine James Tidwell; three daughters, Berniece Anderson, Willie Mae Alshadly and Sandra Pinson of Holly Springs. Miss.; two sons. S. T. Tidwell II of New Orleans and John Tidwell of Holly Springs, Miss.; one sister, Dorothy (Sergeant) Jeffries of Holly Springs. Miss.; one brother, F. D. Tidwell of Chicago. Ill.; three daughters-in-law, Dorothy L. Tidwell of Holly Springs, Miss., Maggie Tidwell of Aurora, CO; and Frankie Gosa-Tidwell of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Eva Suggs and Hanna House of Aurora, Ill.; two brothers-in-law, Adam James of Detroit and Sergeant Jeffries of Holly Springs, Miss.; eight grandchildren, Joseph Tidwell. Carla Brown of Holly Springs, Miss., Shana Moore of Aurora, Il Catina Tidwell of Nashville, Tenn .. Marti Tidwell of Aurora, Co., Kawana and Nikeeta Tidwell of Nashville, Tenn .. Sandrika Pinson of Holly Springs, Miss.; seven great-grandchildren, Kenny Thomas, Ashley Moore. Kenny Moore, Leotray Davis, all of Aurora, Il, Acie and Bria Brown and Bryan Tidwell of Holly Springs. Miss.; a host of nieces, nephews. cousins, and friends. Funeral: Tuesday, August 10, 1999, 1:00 p.m., Mt. Newell M.B. Church, Red Bank, Mississippi, Rev. Arthur Fitchpatrick, Pastor, Minister Zellz Bobo, Officiating. Interment Chulahoma M.B. church Cemetery. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Tuggles, Mrs Mertilie, "Big Mama" was born June 21, 1924 in Marshall County, Mississippi to the late Jimmie Jr. and Lucindy Clark. She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age. She joined Chulahoma Baptist Church, where she served as a member of the Mother Board. On March 29,1946, she was united in holy matrimony to Henry Tuggles. She departed this life on Thursday, March 19, 1992 at Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. "Big Mama" leaves to cherish her precious memories: a loving husband of 45 years, Henry Tuggles; 13 children, Dorothy Jones, Vera Prentiss (Harold), Henry Tuggles (Lori), Louis Tuggles (Deanna), Felix and Carolyn Tuggles, all of Aurora, Illinois, Lizzie Nichols (Wilson), James, Harry, Larry, Nickey and Kenneth Tuggles of Chulahoma, Mississippi, Lucindy McNeal (Hue) of Memphis, one son, Joseph Tuggles, who preceded her in death; 41 grand-children, one grandchild preceded her in death; 13 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mae Ruby Martin of Memphis, Tennessee, Bernie Crawford of Coldwater, Mississippi and Carolyn Fant of Chulahoma, Mississippi; three brothers, Jimmie and Mosel Clark of Aurora, Illinois, and Foyce Clark of Memphis, Tennessee; father-in-law, Gus Tuggles; 10 sisters-in-law; 10 brothers-in-law; five uncles; six aunts, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and a very close and dear friend, Franchia King. Funeral: Sunday, March 22, 1992, 2:00 P.M., Chulahoma M.B. Church, Holly Springs, MS, Reverend J. R. Futrell, Pastor, Reverend Felix Tuggles, Officiating. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Wheeler, James Joe
I was born in Marshall County, MS on March 22, 1912. I was the first child born to the late Ms. Betty James and my father, the late Mr. Eugene Moore. At an early age I accepted Christ as my personal Savior and joined the Mt. Gilead C.M.E. Church. In 1931, I married the late Clara Jeffries. To this union four children were born and I reared two stepchildren my son, Bobby Mack James (by best friend) who preceded me in death. I was a retired worker from the Frisco Railroad. I entered into God's. world on Friday, September 18, 1998. Only God and I know the exact time. I leave to celebrate my homegoing three daughters - Essie Daniels, Gussie Delbridge, and Dorothy Hayes all of Detroit, MI; two sons - L. C. James of Aurora, IL, and Rochester (Charlotte) James of Detroit, MI; three sisters - Eva Suggs and Hannah House of Aurora, IL, and Catherine (S. T.) Tidwell of Holly Springs, MS; one brother, Adam James of Detroit, MI; two brothers preceded me in death, Jim James and Hosey James. I leave one niece, Willie Mae AlShadly (who cared for me), three brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law, twenty-three grandchildren, sixty great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral: Thursday, September 24, 1998, 1:00 p.m., Mt. Newell M.B. church, Red Banks, Mississippi. Reverend Arthur Fitchpatrick, Jr., Pastor, Reverend Samuel A. Phillips, Officiating. Interment Chulahoma Church Cemetery. [Source: Funeral Program]
Dorothy French Green
Wilkins, Alonzo, was born November 17, 1951 in Marshall County, Miss. to Mr. Earnest Wilkins, Sr. and Mrs. Earlene Jones Wilkins. He professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined the Chulahoma M. B. Church, where he remained until death. He was united in holy matrimony to Levine Glover Wilkins on June 4, 1977. To these union two sons was born, Nicholas Dewayne Wilkins and Jeremy Alonzo Wilkins. He departed this life on Wednesday, October 14, 1992 between the hours of 3:00-4:00 p.m. according to statistic, but only God knows the exact time he entered into eternal rest. He leaves to celebrate his home going, a lovely wife, Lexine Wilkins; two sons, Nicholas Dewayne Wilkins and Jeremy Alonzo Wilkins of Holly Springs, Miss.; a father and mother, Earnest Wilkins, Sr. and Earlene Jones Wilkins of Holly Springs, Miss.; eight brothers, Earnest Wilkins, Jr. (Mable) of Victoria, Miss., Sylvester Wilkins (Deborah), Willie Earl Wilkins, Lorenzo Wilkins (Anna), Curtis Wilkins (Cleo), Michael Wilkins, Percell Wilkins, all of Holly Springs, Miss. and Robert L. Herman of (Berniece) of Waterford, Miss.; one sister, Barbara Ann Malone (Larry) Memphis, Tenn.; father and mother-in-law Simon and Liza Glover of Holly Springs, Miss.; five brother-in-law, Ira L. Glove (Brenda), Willie C. Glover (Sandra), Larry T. Glover of Holly Springs, Miss., Leroy Glover (Lillie), Jimmy Glover, of Aurora, Ill., two Sisters-in-law, Angela Glover of Holly Springs, Miss. and Linda Guy (Walter) of Byhalia, Miss. Funeral: Saturday, October 17, 1992, 1:00 p.m., Chulahoma M. B. Church, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Rev. J. R. Futrell, Pastor, Rev. S. A. Phillips, Officiating. Interment Chulahoma M. B. Church Cemetery. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
Young, Wheelock Elliot, On August 10, 1916, a little girl was born to the family of the late Harden and Ella Cox Dean, in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She was named WHEELOCK ELLIOT, the fourth of five children. Unfortunately, she lost her parents at an early age and was reared by her grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. Moses Cox. She received her formal education in the state of Mississippi. Wheelock professed her faith in Christ at an early age and joined Chulahoma Missionary Baptist Church in Holly Springs Mississippi. After moving to Chicago Illinois in the early forties, she joined the First Church of Deliverance, there she was a faithful and dedicated member in the time of tithes. In 1951 she united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Martin Young Sr. To this union one son was born. On Thursday Morning, July 28, 1988, she wrote the final chapter of her life, closed her book and slipped away. A sister, brother and daughter preceded in death. She leaves to cherish her fond memories, her loving and devoted husband; Martin Young Sr. two sons, Earl and Martin Jr; one step-son, Marion Allen; a devoted sister, Mattie Falkner of Holly Springs Mississippi; one brother, Eddie Dean of Chicago; three grand-children; three great-grandchildren; three aunts; three sisters-in-law; a loving niece Bobbie Moton and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral: Tuesday, August 2, 1988, 11:00 a.m., First Church of Deliverance, 4315 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL. Rev. Eugene D. Gray, Pastor, Rev. Harold D. Porter, Asst. Pastor, Clarence H. Cobbs, Founder. [Source: Funeral Program] Dorothy French Green
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