|Jean Griffin Allison
Jean Griffin Allison, born April 7, 1944 in Roswell, N.M. passed away at home in Senatobia, Miss., on Monday, July 23, 2012 from a long illness. She loved gardening, sewing, and any kind of craft, especially with her grandkids.
She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Robert "Bob" Allison; daughters, Debra Darlene Bratton and Rebecca Renee Chapman; two sons, Dennis Chapman and Randy Chapman; stepsons, Doug and John Allison; grandchildren, Brandon, James, Alexis, Ashley, Erin, Ryan, Rachel, Kenny, and Asa; her father, Boyd Griffin; sister, Bonnie; and brother, Joe.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Maroney.
A special thanks goes to Aseracare Hospice.
Funeral services were held at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Saturday, July 28 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice or American Lung Association.
C. P. Burton
C. P. Burton, 65, of Como, Miss., passed away July 20, 2012 at North Oak Regional Medical Center in Senatobia. Services were held Saturday, July 28, at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Church of God in Christ in Como. Burial followed in Independent-Tyro Cemetery.
He is survived by his daughters, Sherry Nunley, Darlene Hunt, Merlin Nunley, Teresa Ware, all of Como, and Joyce Nunley of Inglewood, Calif.; sons, Phillip Nunley and Elvis Nunley both of Como, and James Nunley of St. Louis, Mo.; sisters, Ora Love of Sardis, and Massie Lee Garrett of Looxahoma; brother, B.W. Burton of Looxahoma; 33 grandchildren; and 33 great grandchildren.
Mr. Burton was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Johnny Lee Butts
Johnny Lee Butts, 61, of Como, Miss., passed away July 22, 2012. Services were held Saturday, July 28, at 12 noon at Mt. Moriah C.M.E. Church where he was a member. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his son, Donny D. Butts (Sandra) of Courtland; father, Jack Butts of Como; sisters, Linda D. Jefferson of Nashville, Tenn., Patricia A. Jones (Jacoby) of Columbus, Ga., Hattie Buchannan of Memphis, Tenn., Martha Danner (Terry) of Como, Gloria Mitchell (Dennis) of Como, Irma Butts of Como, Kathleen Jones (Roosevelt) of Como, and Betty Toliver of Sardis; brothers, Fred Butts (Brenda), Melvin Butts, Riley Butts, and Credic Walker, all of Como; and two granddaughters; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his brother, David Lee Butts and his mother, Jessie L. Pratcher.
Ella Pearl Gray
Ella Pearl Gray, 80, homemaker, of Senatobia, Miss., formerly of Ashland, Miss., died July 25, 2012. Funeral services were held at Ashland Baptist Church Friday, July 27 at 3:00 p.m. Burial was at Ashland Cemetery in Ashland. Holly Springs Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen Loretta Gray of Senatobia; a son, Lee R. Gray, Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Frank Thompson and David Thompson, both of Hickory Flat, Miss.; a sister, Maxine Weatherly of Ripley, Miss.; two grandchildren, Wesley Gray and Nathan Gray.
Elbert L. Key
Elbert L. Key, 90, of Coldwater, Miss., died July 26, 2012. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28 at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home. Burial followed at Greenleaf Cemetery in Coldwater.
He was a supervisor at Chromcraft and a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by a daughter, Paula Jenkins (Bruce); a son, Lanny Key (Emily) of Madison, Miss.; seven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tandy Welch Key and Minnie Etta Brown; his wife, Valora Scott Key; and a daughter, Janice Herron.
Thelma Sinqufield Kirkland
Thelma Sinquefield Kirkland, 95, passed away July 12, 2012 at the Senatobia Convalescent Center. Services were held Saturday, July 14, at 11:00 a.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Crockett Cemetery.
She is survived by her brother, Bruce Sinquefield of Strayhorn, and many nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Senatobia Church of Christ.
Rubystine Leverson, 55, of Como, Miss., passed away July 18, 2012. Funeral services were held at Ruffin Grove M.B. Church in Como Saturday, July 28 at 11:00 a.m. Burial followed at Cistern Hill Cemetery in Como.
She is survived by her husband, Eddie James Leverson; mother, Ethel Mae Lark of Como; daughters, Lakisha Milam of Como and Tracy Leverson of Senatobia; sons, Jonn Hunt of Como and Quinctus Hunt of Starkville; and sisters, Alma Hunt of Como and Earnestine Augustus of Chicago, Ill.
Doris Kornegay, 86, of Arkabutla, Miss., passed away July 25, 2012 at Eaglecrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark. Services were held Saturday, July 28, at 2:00 p.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral in Senatobia. Burial followed in Surrette Cemetery in Arkabutla.
She is survived by her sons, Kevin Kornegay of Cherokee, Ark., and Steven Kornegay of Nashville, Tenn.; sisters, Connie Rowe and Betty Webb; brothers, Joe Elmore, Mike Elmore, Bob Elmore, and James Elmore; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Mrs. Kornegay was a member of Arkabutla Baptist Church.
Edward Bruce Morgan
Edward Bruce Morgan passed away peacefully at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California on July 21, 2012.
He was born 95 years ago to Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Morgan in Senatobia, Mississippi, and was one of eight children; he had four brothers and three sisters.
Ed attended Northwest Mississippi Junior College, and then entered the Army Air Force in 1940. He completed Bombardier School and received his commission in 1944.
When the Army Air Force divided, he received his permanent Master Sergeant rank with the United States Air Force. He was promoted to Chief Master Sergeant in June 1961. He retired in June 1962, and continued to work for the Federal government until 1979. Ed received many commendations and awards for his outstanding service.
Ed was also past governor of the Moose Lodge in Fairfield, and a member of the Ben Ali Shrine of Sacramento.
Ed loved hauling his trailer around with his wife Helen. They did many trips with their campers club, crabbing, fishing, sightseeing and partying. He loved to work in his garden and tinker in his garage, where he built many things for his beautiful home and friends.
Ed was quite a story teller, and everyone who met him was charmed by his smile, humor, and wit. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Helen and daughter Diana Lee.
He is survived by his daughter, Pam Mayer and grandson, Matthew Mayer.
Graveside services were held at Fairfield Suisun Cemetery Thursday, July 26 at 11:00 a.m. A reception followed at the Moose Lodge 623 Taylor St. Fairfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Attn: Donations, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA, 95817.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, 707-425-4697. Please sign the guest book at bryanbraker.com.
Francis Jean Taylor
Francis Jean Taylor, 69, of Olive Branch, Miss., passed away July 23, 2012. Funeral services were held St. Peter M.B. Church in Coldwater July 28 at 2:00 p.m. Burial followed at Mt. Calm Cemetery in Coldwater.
She is survived by a daughter, Forrestine Taylor of Olive Branch; sons, Ricky Taylor of Olive Branch, Roger Taylor of Coldwater, and Clifton Taylor of Coldwater; brothers, L.Q. Wadington of St. Louis, Mo., J.C. Taylor, Robert Taylor and James Taylor all of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Hazeltine Conrad Taylor
Hazeltine Conrad Taylor, 89, of Como, Miss., passed away July 20, 2012. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012 at Mt. Zion Church in Sardis. Burial followed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Como. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia had charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by five daughters, Barbara J. Crowe of Cleveland, Ohio, Gwendolyn J. Cox of Houston, Texas, Glendora T. Dugger of Como, Donna Kaye Taylor of Como, and Carolyn R. Taylor of Southaven; five sons, Larry Taylor Sr., of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, Aubrey D. Taylor of Como, Leon C. Taylor of Como, Mack H. Taylor of Como, and Bridgette C. Taylor of Holly Springs; two sisters, Earline Mattix of West Point, Miss. and Gladys Gines of St. Louis, Mo.; 36 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; and 13 great-great grandchildren.
Cheryle Ann Aldridge Twilley
Cheryle Ann Aldridge Twilley, 56, of Brandon, Miss., passed away July 20, 2012 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. Services were held Tuesday, July 24, at 2:00 p.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Surrette Cemetery in Arkabutla.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Twilley of Brandon; sons, Doug Twilley of Westerville, Okla., and Brian Twilley of Brandon; mother, Sadie Aldridge of Strayhorn; sisters, Jackie Ross of Crockett and Debbie Pennington of Hattiesburg; brothers, Eddie Aldridge, Sr. of Southaven, Donald Aldridge of Germantown, Tenn., Sammy Aldridge of Oxford, Tommy Aldridge of Grenada, and Terry Aldridge of Florence.
She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Aldridge, Sr., and her sister, Rita Gail Aldridge Coleman.
The family requests that memorials be made to Robinhood Baptist Church, 1451 Old Lake Rd., Brandon, MS, 39042, where she was a member.