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Harrison's Funeral Home Inc.

Orange Mound Chapel

2647 Carnes Avenue

Memphis, TN 38114

 

Harrison's

Memorial Chapel Inc.

3320 Millbranch Road

Memphis, TN 38116

 

Phone (901) 452-7331

Fax (901) 348-2291

 

Website:  www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com

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Katherine King, 97, of Memphis, transitioned to her eternal home on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis with her loving family by her bedside. Katherine was born on April 14, 1917, in Marshall County, Mississippi to the late Bobbie and Ben Davis King, Sr. Katherine worked as a hairdresser and also ran an in-home day care center for many years. Katherine is survived by her children, Liza H. Ingram, John L. Phillip, Frank L. King, Leola E. King, Delois A. Lucas and Ophelia King; 33 grand-children; 62 great-grand-children, 10 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her sons, Minor L. Harris of Salina, Kansas and Raymond D. Stone, Sr., daughters, Betty Sue King and Wanda L. King-Tuggle. Family will receive friends on Friday, July 4 from 3-5 p.m. at Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc., 3320 Millbranch Rd. Visitation - Saturday, July 5 from 10-10:55 a.m. at New Sherron Missionary Baptist Church, 219 New Sherron Lane. Cayce, MS, where she was a member with Funeral Ceremony at 11 am. Interment to follow in church cemetery. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from July 1 to July 10, 2014

DANIEL EDWARD NICHOLS, JR., 81, died June 21, 2014. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 23, 2014

KARIM RASHEED JACKSON, 25, the son of John David and Rosalind Sims Jackson, employee of FedEx, graduate of Kirby High School, died on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc., 3320 Mill Branch Rd. Graveside service will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. - Historic Elmwood Cemetery 824 So. Dudley Street. Reverend Bernard Jennings officiating. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

WILLIE JAMES ROGERS, 78, died June 16, 2014. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 17, 2014

Joe Louis Wilburn, 72, died June 14, 2014, Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 901-452-7331 

FANNIE MAE DUCKETT VALENTINE, 76, of Memphis, widow of John Valentine, retired caregiver, alumnus of Melrose High School, and member of New Era Baptist Church, died on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Family will receive friends on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. at Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Ave with Funeral Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Interment: Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 9 a.m. in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. Pastor Eddie A. Goodall officiating. She leaves to cherish her life and legacy, her children, Felicia Diane (Leon) Martin, Stephanie Victoria H. Bonds, Phyllis "Kay Kay" Harris, and Mario J. (Laura) Harris, her sisters, Thelma (Rev. Eddie) Goodall and Geraldine Redeemar, her brother, Napoleon Duckett, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Distinctive services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. (901)452-7331 

DEBRA SUE JONES VANN, 53, formerly of Memphis, of Indianapolis, IN, widow of Leslie Vann, employee of Lloyd Graphics of Indiana, alumnus of Fairley High School, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Family will receive friends on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Mill Branch Rd. Visitation: Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 10-10:55 a.m at True Life Missionary Baptist Church, 67 East Raines Road with Funeral Ceremony at 11 am. Interment: Forest Hill Cemetery South. Her life and memory will be cherished by her children, NaToria (Timothy) Morgan and Akeel Jones, her mother, Laura J. Harris, her sisters, Ellen L. Hicks, Donna Sue Jones, Mary Jane Burnett, and Michelle Garba, two grandchildren, Timberlon and Timmia Hardrick, and a host of other relatives and friends. One brother, Donnie Lee Jones preceded her in death. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331 

GLENETTA "Nettie" MICHELE DAVE, 45, of Memphis, formerly of New Orleans LA, graduate of St Mary's Academy, Southern University, and Strayer University, Clinical Research Coordinator for U. T. Medical Group and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 15 from 1-1:55 p.m. at Brown Baptist Church, 980 Stateline Rd., Southaven, MS, where she was a member, with Funeral Ceremony at 2 p.m. Her memory will be cherished by her daughter and fiancé, Garyn Michele Gardner and Anthony D. Gardner; her mother, Bernice Honore Dave; her brother, Simon P. (Debra) Dave, III; her sister, Sandra M. Dave; her nieces, Danaeha Dave, Kimberly Firmon-Williams and Jordan Gardner, and a host of other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331 

Norris "Zero" Chambers, 63, of Memphis, retired supervisor for FedEx, Melrose alumnus and a Mason died on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 12, from 6-8 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Millbranch Rd. Visitation : Friday, June 13, from 11-11:55 a.m. at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 2231 S. Parkway East, with Funeral Ceremony at 12 noon. Interment will follow in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. His life and legacy will be cherished by his loving mother, Pattie Guy; his children, Tameron Sillers (Iziah,III) Raymone D. Chambers, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Mario Antwon Dupree, 31, died Monday, May 26, 2014, Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10 at Bethesda Word of Life Christian Center, 3530 Orchi Rd. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel (901)452-7331

CAMILLE BENNETT TAYLOR, 64, passed June 8, 2014. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

WRENNIE D. LOVE, 61, of Memphis, the son of the late, Willie and Dorothy Love, retired employee of Schering Plough, U.S Postal Service and ARC, alumnus of Hamilton High School and Mason, died on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Family will receive friends on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc. 3320 Mill Branch Rd. Visitation: Saturday, June 7, from 10-10:55 a.m. at Holy Temple Ministries, 1228 E. Dempster Ave. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 am. Interment: New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife, Irma Moore Love, his children, Tinika D. Love, Candi P. Love, Mario C. Love, and Shyree Palmer, his sister, Iris Love, his brother, Arthur Love, ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Jones, Jr. and one brother, Willie Love, Jr. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

DEBORAH ANN COX, 59, of Memphis, clerk for Internal Revenue Service, alumna of Southside High School, died on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Mill Branch Rd. Interment in Memorial Park Southwoods. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Dekwada Cox, Sr., Donisha Holmes, Deirdre Lizardo and Denise Holmes, her sister, Sharon Cox Hill, her brother, Issac Whitlock, eight grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

ELSIE HASSELL STROUD, 92, of Memphis, widow of Odell Stroud, retired retail sales clerk of Helen of Memphis, member of Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church, where she was a member of the March Birth Month Fellowship and President of the Deaconess Board died peaceully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Visitation: Thursday, May 29, from 11-11:55 a.m. at Castalia Baptist Church, 1540 Castalia St. with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment at 1:45 p.m. in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Dr. Randolph Meade Walker officiating. Her memory will be cherished by her devoted daughter, Earnestine Stroud Matthews, her sister, Birdie Kent of Pasadena, CA, and a host of other relatives and dear friends Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc (901)452-7331

WALTER N. SYKES, 69, of Memphis, TN, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. He leaves his daughter, Marla S. Bernard, two grandchildren, Shanita and Christopher and one great-granddaughter, Galina. A host of family members and friends. Visitation is Wednesday, May 28, from 10-11:25 a.m .at St. Peter Baptist Church, 1410 Pillow Street. Funeral will follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment in New Park Cemetery. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

WALTER LEWIS PRICE, 64, died May 19, 2014. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331

GRACE S. JAMISON, 91, of Memphis, retired dietician for Goodwill Homes, died on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Visitation: Monday, May 19, 2014 from 4-5:55 p.m. at Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church, 4450 Knight Arnold Rd., where she was a member of the October Birth Month Fellowship and "Pearls" Discovery Class with Funeral ceremony at 6 p.m. Pastor Eugene Gibson, Jr. officiating. Interment: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Historic Elmwood Cemetery 824 So. Dudley. Her life will be forever cherished by her devoted daughter, Reverend Dr. Wanda Elaine "Precious" Jamison, her brother, Ernest Anthony (Ollie) Stittiam, her nephew and caregiver, Gregory D. Buffkins, Wandra Robinson who assisted with her care, nieces, nephews, other relatives, church members and dear friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc 901-452-7331

 

GABRIELLE LATRICE ROSS, 21, died May 13, 2014. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

HARVEY E. LYNCH, SR., 71, of Cordova, first African American General Manager of WLOK and U. S. Army Veteran, died on Monday, May 12, 2014. Family hour will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Mill Branch Rd. with Graveside Service with Military Honors at 10:15 a.m. at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Memorial service, Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. - Living Life in Victory Church, 4300 Raleigh LaGrange Rd. where he served the Men's Ministry. Pastor Henry Lavender officiating. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Debra E. Rowlett Lynch, his children, Harvey E. (Maria) Lynch, Jr., Robin (Maria) Lynch, Eric T. (Marlena) Lynch, Demond R. (Camalon) Moore, Derrick R. (Barbara) Moore, Harvetta E. Lynch, LaFran R. Lynch and Kelby D. Lynch, his siblings, Ruth Walker, Ada Burns-Price, Charles Lynch, Frank Lynch, Dimple Fields, Moses Lynch, Ossie Randle, Jr., eighteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc 901-452-7331

DANIEL FRANK JACKSON, SR., 96, of Memphis, retired communication supervisor for J. C. Penny Corporation, Retired Master Sgt. of the U.S. Army/ Air Force serving 27 years during World War II, Korean and Vietnam, member of the Deacon Board of Union Baptist Church, and a Mason died on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Mill Branch Road. Visitation: Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 1-1:55 p.m. at New Era Missionary Baptist Church, 797 Laurel St. with Funeral Ceremony at 2 p.m. Interment with Military Honors, Monday, May 19, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. His life and legacy will be cherished by his wife of 68 years, Annie B. Hoyle Jackson, his children, Karen D. Smith and Daniel Frank (Gail) Jackson, Jr., of Houston, TX, five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from May 15 to May 22, 2014

Laura Augusta Stewart Smith, 98, of Memphis, widow of Wister Smith and caregiver at Care Inn, died Sunday, May 11, 2014. Visitation will be Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 11:55 a.m., at Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, 3320 Millbranch Rd., with Funeral Ceremony at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Payne’s Cemetery, Winchester Rd. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her daughters, Saphronia (Frank) Hurt, Barbara (Willie Eugene) Cummings, Rose Marie Hall, Valeria (Jesse) Barksdale, and Maedelle Smith Lee, 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grand-children and a host of other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Memorial Chapel Harrison's Funeral Home 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 14, 2014

FRANK ANTHONY, 78, of Memphis, retired employee of Memphis City Schools died on Monday, May 5, 2014. Visitation- Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10-11:55 a.m. at Union Valley Baptist Church 1051 E. McLemore Ave. where he served on the Trustee Board with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon, Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery 824 So. Dudley. Pastor H. O. Kneeland officiating. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 57 years, Ann Curry Anthony, his sons, Gerald (Arubey) Anthony and Reginald Anthony, his brothers, Herman Anthony and Nathan Anthony, his sisters, Oletha (Edmond) Dandridge, Frances Nash and Shirley McCoy, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harison’s Funeral Home,Inc Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 8, 2014

WILLIE FORREST WALKER, 80, died May 4, 2014. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 5, 2014

ROBERT WASHINGTON, JR., 83, of Memphis, widower of Lucille Ellis Washington, retired truck driver, died on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Family hour will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 From 4-5 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc, 3320 Mill Branch Road. Visitation: Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10-11:55 a.m. at Temple of Holiness, 1265 Semmes Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment with Military Honors, Monday, May 5, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. His life and legacy will be cherished by his sons, Larry (Sheila) Washington and Carl (Anita) Washington, his daughters, Patricia Ann (Leroy) Robinson and Deborah A. Washington (his caregiver), his brother, John Washington, his sisters, JoAnn Washington Chism, Corrine Anderson, Sallie Price and Gloria Hilliard, ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from May 1 to May 8, 2014


ERNESTINE WILLIAMS POUNDS, 106, widow of Marshall Pounds, one of the oldest residents of Memphis, last of six siblings, longtime member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, died on Monday, April 21, 2014. Graveside service will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 1 p.m. at New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. Her life will be cherished by her niece, cousins, and special friends, Elma J. Pettis, Carolyn J. Johnson, Ernestine J. (Willie) Stewart, Calvin E. (Denise) Johnson, Julius M. Casey, Evelyn C. Liggins, Edna C. Chavis, Janice C. (Russell) Dickson, Clarence Casey, Sonjia G. (Ray) Moore, Ramonn A. (Candace) Moore, Stephanie P. Moore, Ross A. Moore, Margie J. Whitney and Clara Mae Jamerson. Pastor Harvey B. Jackson officiating. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

LAURA F. MATTHEWS, 97, widow of Wilbert Matthews, Jr., died on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Graceland Nursing Center. Family will receive friends on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Millbranch Road. Visitation: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12-12:55 p.m. at Coleman Avenue Church of Christ, 3380 Coleman Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 1 p.m. Interment: Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10:15 a.m. - West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Winfield Jean, Lamont (Tracie) Matthews, Sr., Udell Wynn Matthews, her sister, Arie Lee Collins, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc (901)452-7331

ERMA LEE HEARNS, 82, widow of Donnell Hearns, retired employee of Cleo Wrap and alumnus of BTW, died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Family will receive friends on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 5-7 pm. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Millbranch Rd. Funeral Ceremony 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2914 at World Overcomer's Outreach Ministry, 6655 Winchester Rd. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave. Her life and legacy will be cherished by her children, Rita (Michael) Traylor, Loraze (Michael) Wright and Anthony (Debra) Hearns, her brothers, Gene Thomas and Ralph McKinney, her mother-in-law, Hattie Jackson, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Hazel Benson. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc 901-452-7331

CEDRIC RENARD SHORT, 29, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The following services will be held at Monumental Baptist Church 704 So. Parkway East. Family will receive friends on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 5-7 pm. Visitation: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 11:30 .am. Interment: Forest Hill South. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

JEFFREY DANIEL CAGE, JR., 14, died April 9, 2014. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

Ollie Smith, 77, died April 9, 2014, Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 11, 2014

Norman Johnson, 75, of Memphis widower of Marie Johnson, retired truck driver for 35 years, died Monday March 31, 2014. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 12, at 11 a.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Millbranch Rd. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his daughters Cynthia Butler, LaTonya Johnson, his brothers Richmond Johnson, Ernest Johnson, Andrew Johnson, a grandson who cared for him, Marco Johnson, a aunt Juanita Kirkland, 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Memorial Chapel Harrison's Funeral Home 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 9, 2014

Charles Edward Turner, 67, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at his residence. The following services will be held at Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, 3320 Millbranch Rd. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 9 from 5-7 p.m. Memorial service will be held Thursday, April 10 at 2 p.m. to celebrate Mr. Turner’s life. Distinctive services by Harrison’s Memorial Chapel Harrison’s Funeral Home 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 6, 2014

DAVID WALTER HELEM, 57, died April 5, 2014. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 8, 2014

Maggie Wallace Eldridge, 94, died April 4, 2014, Harrison's, 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 7, 2014

HENRY RUFUS BRIGGS, JR., 64, died April 3, 2014. Harrison’s, 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 4, 2014

JOHN WALTER COGER, 71, of Collierville, TN, retired City of Memphis employee, died on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Family hour will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 3-5 pm at Harrison's Memorial Chapel 3320 Millbranch Road. Visitation- Friday, April 4, 2014 from 10-10:55 a.m. - New Philadelphia Baptist Church 533 So. Mendenhall where he served on the Usher Board with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave. He leaves to cherish his memory, his sisters, Sophia Coger Atkins and Catherine Coger (Willie) Ragland, his brothers, Robert Leroy Coger and Richard L. (Jennifer) Coger and a host of other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 2, 2014

BARBARA JEAN AYERS, 60, of Memphis, died on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Family will receive friends on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Millbranch Rd. Visitation, Saturday, April 5 from 11-11:55 a.m., Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2660 Spottswood with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment, Memorial Park Southwoods. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Joe Calvin Boyce; her daughters, Kimberly Pointer, Catherine Ayers, Tyishia Ayers, and Carrasha Ayers; her sons, Larry Deontrail Ayers, Tommie Purdy and Curterrious Wilson; her sisters, Lois Hamer, Annie Bennett, Betty Ayers, and Cynthia Vance; her brothers, James T. Ayers, Jr., Lawrence Ayers and Darrell Ayers, 13 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Apr. 1 to Apr. 10, 2014

ROSALIND RENEE FREEMAN, 53, of Memphis, alumnus of Memphis Technical High School, died on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Family will receive friends on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Millbranch Rd. Visitation, Friday, April 4, from 11-11:55 a.m. at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 1410 Pillow St., with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment in New Park Cemetery 4536 Horn Lake Rd. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Apr. 1 to Apr. 10, 2014

BRODIE PATRICK CLAYTON, SR. 62, of Memphis, retired service technician of AT&T, 1969 graduate of Hamilton High School, attended University of Memphis, died on Monday, March 24, 2014. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 28 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Millbranch Road. Visitation, Saturday, March 29 from 12-12:55 p.m., Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church, 4450 Knight Arnold Rd., where he served the Deacon Ministry, Male Chorus, Men of Valor, and December Birth Month with Funeral Ceremony at 1 p.m. Dr. Eugene Gibson officiating. Interment, Forest Hill South, 2545 E. Holmes Rd. His love and legacy will be cherished by his devoted wife, Eva J. Clayton; his son, Brodie P. Clayton, II; his mother, Mae E. Cole; his stepchildren, Alfred (Linda) Bowden, Sheryl Bowden and Alicia Bowden; his brothers, Alan (Loretta) Clayton and Zedric Kurt Clayton, Sr.; his sisters, Lillian Britton, Clevla (Kevin) Brooks and Toya "Tricie" Clayton and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Mar. 27 to Apr. 3, 2014

CALVIN "Moses" ALEXANDER, 71, of Memphis, retired employee of Shelby County Government and alumnus of Melrose High School, died on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. The following services will be held at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Millbranch Rd. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 28 from 5-7 p.m. Visitation, Saturday, March 29 from 10-10:55 a.m., with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment, New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. His memory will be cherished by his siblings, Nathaniel (Linda) Bogan, William (Linda) Bogan, Jr., Pat Bogan, Sharon "Binky" (Andrew) Fleming, Hazel (Orlando) Harris, Carolyn Berry and Kenneth Alexander and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Rosetta Alexander Moss, Pauline Woods and Pamela Alexander and one brother, Y. C. Alexander, Jr. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Mar. 25 to Apr. 3, 2014

GERMAN J. ROBERTS, 84, widower of Marian Juanita Roberts, retired Lab Tech of V. A. Hospital at Memphis, member of Kappa Alpha Psi, North Bridgeport Block Club and Orange Mound Senior Citizen Center, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Methodist University. Memorial service will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. - Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. 2634 Carnes Avenue where he was a member for more than 50 years, serving as a Trustee, Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher, Chairman of Finance Committee and Male Chorus. Interment in Forest Hill-Midtown. Pastor Harvey B. Jackson officiating. He leaves to cherish his life and legacy, his daughters, Juanita Roberts Baker and Margaret Roberts Woods, his son, Jerry Roberts of West Orange, NJ, his sister, Essie Roberts Pelote, his brothers, Harry (Catherine) Roberts and Earl (Jacqueline) Roberts all of Georgia, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to: American Cancer Society . Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 16, 2014

ARGIE LOUISE McFARLAND, 72, widow of Alonzo McFarland, retired employee of The Regional Medical Center and alumnus of Douglass High School, died on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel 3320, Millbranch Road. Visitation: Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 10-10:55 a.m. at Breath of Life Christian Center, 3795 Frayser Raleigh Road where she was a member and worked in the nursery. Funeral ceremony at 11 a,m, with interment at New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road. Dr. Sammie Holloway officiating. Her memory will be cherished by her children, Carol (Dr. Rickey) Hudson, Kyle (Cheryl) McFarland and Ronald Washington, her sisters, Bernice Martin, Mary Alice Latham and Gloria Earl, her brothers, Howard Earl, Jr. and Emerson Earl, six grandchildren, one great grandchild and other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Mar. 13 to Mar. 20, 2014

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IDA MAE HARDING, 95, died March 6, 2014. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 8, 2014

Victoria Nona Robinson, 81, of Memphis, died Sunday, February 23, 2014. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 28, 2014, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Millbranch Rd. Visitation, Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 9-9:55 a.m. with funeral services at 10 a.m. at Mt. Gilead Ministries, 3997 Willowview Ave. Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving daughter, Barbara Mabry, sisters, Emma Jean Pye, Lucy Lee (Thomas), 4 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and special friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc., Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 28, 2014

 

JERMEIKA ADAMS MATTOX, 36, died February 22, 2014. Harrison’s (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 28, 2014

Melvin Robert Foster, 75, of Memphis, retired employee of Memphis Area Transit, Authority died Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel 3320 Millbranch Rd. Visitation, Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 12-12:55 p.m., at Whitehaven Baptist Church 4800 Elvis Presley with Funeral Ceremony at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Memorial Park - Southwoods, 5484 Hacks Cross Rd., Pastor Jim Meredith officiating. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 44 years, Erma Foster, his mother Helen Bailey, his children, Melvin Hason, Latifah Banks (Priestly), Patricia L. Hubbard, (Joe), Robert Whittaker, brothers, Carl E. Bailey (Peggy), Larry Bailey (Sharon), Lee Bailey, five grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 27, 2014

JACKIE CHALMERS, 52, died February 24, 2014. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 27, 2014

HELEN MODESTINC FLIPPIN, 81, died February 20, 2014. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 27, 2014

RENAE SCALES, 40, died February 23, 2014. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 25, 2014

JANICE WASHINGTON, 44, died February 19, 2014. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, 452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 24, 2014

 

ALANDIS GUY SPELLS, 36, of Decatur, GA, formerly of Memphis, TN, 1996 graduate of Hamilton High School, attended Clark Atlanta University and employee of Saia Logistics - Suwannee, GA, died on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Gwinnett County, GA. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Millbranch Rd. Visitation: Thursday, February 13, 2014 From 11-11:55 a.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 7289 U. S. Hwy 64 with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 So. Dudley. Pastor Donald J. Johnson officiating. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Spells. His memory will be cherished by his devoted mother, Jacklyn Lavender, his sisters, Sheree Spells, Danesha Kinsey and Diamond Kinsey, his brothers, Guy Spells, Jr. and DeAndre Kinsey, his grandmother, Pauline Spells and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Feb. 9 to Feb. 20, 2014

JIMMIE NEAL, JR., 69, of Memphis, retired employee of Hershey's, died on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel. 3320 Millbranch Rd. Visitation: Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10-10:55 a.m. at Cummings Street Baptist Church. 8800 Winchester Rd. where he was on the Greeter's Ministry with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in Memorial Park South Woods, 5485 Hacks Cross Road. Pastor Gary Faulkner officiating. He leaves to cherish his life and legacy, his wife of 47 years, Betty J. Neal, his daughter, Jennifer (Julian) Hart, his sons, Vincent (Zonda) Thornton, Perry Thornton and Darrell (Carist) Neal, his sisters, Shirley (David) Mollett, Zelmarie Neal, Victoria Thomas and Avion (Derrick) Lee, his brothers, Phillip (Sharon) Neal and Dwayne Neal, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Feb. 9 to Feb. 20, 2014

LURIE MAE VALENTINE, 79, of Memphis, retired unit aide for Methodist University and private duty of Mrs. Walters for 10 years, and a longtime member of Mt Olive Baptist Church died on Friday, January 31, 2014 at her residence. The following services will be held at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Mill Branch Rd. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. Visitation on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 11-11:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Entombment Forest Hill Midtown. Pastor B. T. Jackson officiating. She leaves to cherish her life and legacy, her husband of 60 years, Daniel Valentine, her daughter, Annette Valentine, her sons, Stanley W. (Vera) Valentine, Daniel Darnell (Pamela) Valentine, James Ray (Sonya) Valentine and Leon (Sharon) Lane, her stepdaughter, Bobbie Jean Smith, her sisters, Rosie Lee Glass and Ruby Jean McNeal, her brothers, Glen D. Glass, Willie James Glass, Lewis Charles Glass, James F. Glass and Elder Larry Glass, nineteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 5, 2014

 

JAMES ROBERT TEAL, 73, of Memphis, retired contractor, died Sunday, January 26, 2014. Family will receive friends on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel 3320 Millbranch Rd. Visitation, Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 10-10:55 a.m., St. John Baptist Church 1656 Pendleton Street with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery 824 So. Dudley St. Pastor James Delaney officiating. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6, 2014

LLOYD WILLIE GREEN, 68, alumnus of Hamilton High School, U. S. Navy Veteran, retired welder and member of Amazing Grace Baptist Church died on Sunday, January 19, 2014. Visitation, Friday, January 24, 2014 from 5-6:55 p.m. at Harrison's Memorial Chapel 3320 Mill Branch Rd. with Funeral Ceremony at 7 p.m. Interment with Military Honors Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Curtis Wooten officiating. He leaves to cherish his memory, his son, Damion Green, his brother, Lawrence (Christine) Green, his sister, Joan Morgan, one granddaughter, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn Green Shannon. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Jan. 24 to Jan. 30, 2014

DORIS MARIE LOTT ASHURST, 75, retired employee of Memphis Defense Depot, alumnus of Booker T. Washington, and member of Norris Road Church of Christ, died on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Visitation: Saturday, January 25, from 1-1:55 p.m. Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Mill Branch Rd with Funeral Ceremony at 2 p.m. Interment: Tuesday, January 28, at 9:30 a.m. West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Road. Her life and legacy will be cherished by her husband of 46 years, Leon Ashurst, two sons, Eddie (Mary) Gordon of Palm Springs, CA and Tony (Sharon) Gordon, her brother, Milton (Lubertha) Lott of Oakland, TN, two grandchildren, Nia Gordon and Barry Gordon, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel Inc 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 24, 2014

GEORGE SMITH, SR., 70 of Memphis, husband of Jacqueline Smith, retired employee of Sears Roebuck, died on Monday, January 20, 2014. The following services will be held at Harrison's Memorial Chapel, 3320 Millbranch Rd. Family will receive friends on Sunday, January 26 from 4-6 p.m. Visitation Monday, January 27 from 10-10:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Southwoods 5484 Hacks Cross Rd. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife, Jacqueline: his three children, Stephanie Andrea Smith, George Anthony Smith, Jr. (Grace), Warren Artrell Smith, his sister, Minnie Smith, his brother, Robert Smith, nine grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc., Harrison's Memorial Chapel 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 23, 2014

WILLIE L. PAYNE, 41, passed away January 10, 2014. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 19, 2014

JACQUELINE ANN CARTER, 57, died January 9, 2014. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 14, 2014

 

MARGARET A. PALMER MAYFIELD, 57, of Memphis, RN and employee of Shelby County Aging Commission, 1974 graduate of Southside High School, graduate of Northwest Miss. Jr. College and attended University of Memphis, died on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Baptist East. Family will receive friends on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 4-6 pm at Harrison’s Memorial Chapel 3320 Millbranch Road. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 11-12 Noon at Greater Imani Church where she was a member. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Park South Woods, 5485 Hacks Cross Road. Margaret is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Bernard L. Mayfield, Sr., sons, Maceo (Katrina) Mayfield and Corey Mayfield all of Memphis, TN; her mother, Thelma Palmer; two sisters, Shirley Palmer of California and Beverly (Glenn) Bailey; two brothers, Gary Palmer and Milton Palmer; stepdaughter, Laquitta (Anthony) Hodges, goddaughters, Angelica Rucker and Debra Rucker; stepsons, Bernard Mayfield, Jr., Damon Thomas of Texas and Marceo McCulley, her sisters-in-law, Ella Hamlet, Patricia Lee and Evelyn Palmer, brothers-in-law, Robert Herron, Luther Mayfield, Donnie Mayfield and Larry Mayfield, sixteen grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 11, 2014

 

ANNIE L. H. PAYNE, 80, of Memphis, retired University of Tennessee Dental College employee, transitioned into eternity on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 9th from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, 3320 Millbranch Rd. Visitation, Friday, January 10th from 10-11:55 a.m. at Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ, 229 S. Danny Thomas where she was a choir member, Sunday School teacher and December Birthday Club member. Funeral ceremony at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Memphis Memory Gardens, 6444 Raleigh-LaGrange Rd. Her life and legacy will be cherished by her children, Rosemary Davis, Gloria J. Payne, Michael Payne, Lisa D. Barringer, Ella Payne, and Cecil Payne, nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 9, 2014

 

Edward Lewis “buzzy” Hall Jr., 53, passed away January 2, 2014, He leaves a host of family and friends, Selena Smith (Grandmother) Vincent, Tony, Lawanda and Nona of Las Vegas. Children, Christopher, Christina and Robin Harrison’s Funeral Home 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 5, 2014

WESLEY ALLEN MIDDLETON, 30, of Memphis, son of Valerie Middleton and Arthur Ray Woods, died on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. He was a supervisor for Youth Villages, a 2001 graduate and football player of Whitehaven High School, Lane and Lambuth Colleges, founder of Promise Pro, member of Memphis Blast Semi Pro Football Organization, and St. Peter M. B. Church. Family will receive friends on Friday, January 3, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Harrison's Memorial Chapel 3320 Millbranch Road. Visitation - Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 10-11:55 am at Brown Baptist Church 980 Stateline Road Southaven, MS with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment - Forest Hill Midtown. He will be forever cherished by his devoted and loving mother, Valerie Middleton, his sisters, Asia Middleton, Shenitra Woods and Michelle Woods, his brothers, Gary Smith and Derrick Woods, his grandparents, Etta Middleton Preyer, Charles Preyer, Edith Mae Woods and Wilbert Middleton, his aunts, Patricia Burkett and Audrey Hayes, his uncles, Reginald Middleton, Warren Middleton, Daryl Hill and Terrell Middleton and a host of cousins, classmates, co-workers and dear friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. Harrison’s Memorial Chapel Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 1, 2014

ERMA MAXINE CLARK MATTHEWS, 92, died December 29, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Dec. 31, 2013

ARTHUR RAINES, JR., 80, died December 18, 2013. Harrison’s (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Dec. 29, 2013

 

JOSHUA BENJAMIN NELSON "Malekebu" PARKS, 34, of Memphis, employee of NAPA Auto Parts, graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, died on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at First Baptist Broad 2835 Broad Avenue. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Sarah J. Batts, Aliyah Winston, Joslyn Dotson, Jeremiah Worley and Joshua Dotson, his mother, Bennetta "Bennie" Nelson West, his brother, Jacob Aaron Taylor Ford and a host of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers send memorials to Josh's Kids Memorial Fund at any First Tennessee Bank. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Dec. 28, 2013

 

LEE ALPHONSO MOORE, 66, died December 8, 2013. Harrison’s (901)452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Dec. 14, 2013

JAMES LEE ROWLAND, 90, of Memphis, retired letter carrier for the U. S. Postal Service, U.S. Army veteran, alumnus of Booker T. Washington High School, graduate of Lemoyne Owen College, member and Sunday School Teacher of Bethel United Presbyterian Church, died on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at St. Peter Villa. The following services will be held in our chapel at 3320 Millbranch Rd. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 17 from 3-5 p.m. Funeral Ceremony Wednesday, December 18 at 9 a.m. Interment with Military Honors on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. His life and memory will be cherished by his sons, Thomas E. (Elizabeth) Rowland and Michael A. (Ann M.) Rowland and their mother, Lola M. Rowland, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Dec. 17, 2013

 

LYNN EDWARD COX, 65, of Bolivar, TN, retired construction worker, alumnae of Melrose High School Class of 1966, attended University of Missouri and was a member of Local Union 462, died on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Bolivar General Hospital. Family will receive friends on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church 1656 Pendleton Street. Graveside service will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 1pm - Old Salem/Cox Family Cemetery in Bolivar, TN. His memory will be cherished by his siblings, Shirley Cox Fluker, Gloria Cox Truitt, Cleavern Cox, Jr. and Michael Cox and a host of other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Dec. 7, 2013

 

ERMA W. YARBROUGH, 69, retired General Sessions Court Clerk of Shelby County Government, alumnae of Hamilton High School Class of 1962 and attended Tennessee State University, died on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital Bartlett. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 7 at Cummings Street Baptist Church, 8800 Winchester Road at 11 a.m. where she was a member. Her life and legacy will be cherished by her children, Michael L. (Angeline) Yarbrough of St. Louis, MO and Terri S. (Darrell) Thornton of Louisville, KY; her mother, Lucinda Hill; her sisters, Vivian M. Williams, Thelma D. Thornton, and Tracey L. Hill Henson; her brothers, Ronald O. Hill and Kenneth Hill; eight grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, send memorials to the Pancreatic Cancer Society. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Dec. 6 to Dec. 12, 2013

Baby Jayeden Jahmon Tipler, 13 month old, son of Courtney B. Tipler and Yaffia Y. Nelson died on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Visitation: Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 9-9:55 a.m. St. Luke Baptist Church, 1641 Keating with Funeral Ceremony at 10 a.m. Interment: Monday, December 9, 2013 - 10 a.m. - Babyland) New Park Cemetery 4536 Horn Lake Rd. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331. www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Dec. 5, 2013

 

GREENIE WALKER WALLS, JR., 80, retired Supervisor for the U. S. Postal Service, alumnus of Melrose Class of 1953 and University of Memphis, U. S. Army Veteran, member of the Orange Mound Booster Club and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church died Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Methodist University. Family will receive friends on Friday, December 6, from 5-7 p.m., 3320 Millbranch Rd. Visitation: Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 11-11:55 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church, 2407 Douglas Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment with Military Honors - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters, Rosalind R. Walls and Toni Y. Walls, his sons, Greenie W. Walls, III and Darrian Walls, his grandson, Blake Walls, his brother, Wiley Walls, his devoted caregivers, Ramona Sims and Michael Douglas and a host of dear relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Dec. 5, 2013

 

RONALD EDWARD GOLDEN, SR, 58, husband of Patricia Luellen Golden, died on Monday, November 25, 2013. at Methodist Germantown. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 29, from 5-7 p.m. at 3320 Millbranch Rd. Visitation - Saturday, November 30, from 11:30 a.m.-1:25 p.m. at Burdette United Methodist Church, 4953 Malone Road, where he was a member, with burial in church cemetery. He leaves two children, Yolanda E. White and Ronald E. Golden, Jr., four grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331. www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Nov. 29, 2013

MATTIE LEE "AUNTIE" TERRY MCKINNEY, 97, of Memphis, widow of Edward McKinney, retired employee of Memphis University School, died on Monday, November 25, 2013 at Graceland Nursing Center. Visitation - Friday, November 29, 2013 from 9-10:55 a.m. at Robinhood Lane Baptist Church. 3804 Kimball Avenue where she was one of the oldest members and served on the Mother Board (Golden Girls) with Funeral Ceremony at 11 am. Pastor David Ricks officiating. Interment - New Park Cemetery 4536 Horn Lake Rd. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331. www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Nov. 27, 2013


LUCILLE WASHINGTON, 84, died November 23, 2013. Harrison’s,(901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Nov. 25, 2013

CLAUDETTE C. PAYNE, 74, died November 22, 2013. Harrison’s (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Nov. 24, 2013

 

RICHARD "Jean" TEAL, 71, of Memphis, retired shipping and receiving clerk, died on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Baptist Hospital East. The following services will be held at Polk Chapel CME Church, 8510 East Shelby Drive where she was a faithful member serving on the Usher and Missionary Boards. Family visitation will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 23, at 12 Noon with Burial in church cemetery. Mrs. Teal requested a closed casket ceremony. Pastor Edward C. McKelvey officiating. Her life and legacy will be cherished by her children, James Robert Teal, Jr., Marvin Lewis (Teresa) Teal, Ametria L. Teal (Dr. Henry) Stamps, Joby Lee Teal, Dorothy M. Teal (Kevin) Johnson and Glen A. (Chris) Teal, her sisters, Robella Tucker, Vera Cooper, Ollie Ruth Patrick and Willie Mae Ivy, her brothers, Reverend William (Betty) Jones, Marvin (Billie) Jones and Ray (Bernice) Jones, a host of loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331. www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 

DEWEY H. FOSTER, 92, of Memphis, widower of Eteria Foster, retired employee of Missouri Pacific Railroad and member of Sunset Masonic Lodge 211, died on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at his residence. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. -12:55 p.m. at St Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 1410 Pillow Street, where he was a dedicated member, serving as Membership Clerk, Deacon, Trustee, Custodian, Chairman of Building and Grounds Committee, Layman, Director of Male Chorus and Senior Choir Member. Funeral Ceremony at 1 p.m. Interment with Military Honors will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. - West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road. Pastor James Greene officiating. His legacy will be cherished by his children, Virginia L Foster (Willie) Rogers, Sherry V. Foster Brown, and Jerome D (Yvon) Foster; his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and dear friends, Distinctive Services By: Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. (901)452-7331 www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Nov. 10 to Nov. 14, 2013

 

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CALVIN L. SHIELDS, 56, died on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 8 from 5-7 p.m., St. John Baptist Church, 1656 Pendleton St. Visitation, Saturday, November 9 from 11-11:55 a.m., New Stinson Community Church, 230 Frayser Rd. Rossville, TN, with Funeral ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment, church cemetery. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331 harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Nov. 7 to Nov. 14, 2013

 

DAVE L. PATTERSON, 81, of Memphis, died on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at his residence. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 8, from 10-10:55 a.m., St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 1410 Pillow Street, with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m., Reverend Daniel Odum officiating. Interment, Greenview Cemetery Hernando, MS. He leaves to cherish his memory his sister and caregiver for 45 years, Sallie (Willie) Edington and a host of a nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331 harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Nov. 6 to Nov. 14, 2013

 

ANGELA LYNETTA GATHINGS, 53, died October 22, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Oct. 26, 2013

RICKY TYRONE GARNER, 51, of Memphis, died on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Methodist University. Family will receive friends on Friday, October 25, from 6-8 p.m. at Cummings Street Baptist Church, 794 E. Raines Road. Visitation, Saturday, October 26, from 11-11:55 a.m. at Morning View Baptist Church, 1626 Carnegie St., with Funeral Ceremony at 12 noon. Interment, Memorial Park Southwoods, 5484 Hacks Cross Rd. Distinctive Services by Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331 www.harrisonsfuneralinc.com

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Oct. 24, 2013

 

BILLIE JEAN BAILEY, 74, of Memphis, widow of Clarence Bailey, retired clerk for the U. S. Postal Service, alumnus of Manassas High School died on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 10-10:55 a.m. at Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church, 1248 Haynes St. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment: New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. Her memory will be cherished by her daughters, Tonia (Darryl) McGee and Veda Bailey, her brother, William Jodi Hunter, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Oct. 20 to Oct. 24, 2013

 

WILLIE JAMES HAYDEN, JR., 72, of Memphis, retired employee of Kroger died on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Delta Medical Center. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10-11:55 a.m. at Collins Chapel CME Church 676 Washington Ave. where he was a member with Funeral Ceremony at 12 noon. interment - Galilee Memorial Gardens. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted sister, Wilma Claudette Hayden and a host of other relatives and friends. (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Oct. 11, 2013

Byhalia - FLORENCE J. THOMPSON, 69, Byhalia, MS, devoted homemaker and wife of John Thompson, died on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Family will receive friends on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 11-11:55 a.m. at Shiloh M. B. Church, 220 Quinn Road Barton, MS where she was a member with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment: Shiloh Church Cemetery. Pastor Gary L. Davis officiating. Her memory will be cherished by her husband of 44 years, John, her children, Winfrey Sullivan of Norcross, GA, and Regina A. (Joe) Morrison, her brother, Sgt. Major Sullivan (Mary), two grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Oct. 11, 2013

RUBY NELL WOODS, 78, of Memphis, widow of Lynell Woods, retired employee of The Med, alumnus of Melrose High School died on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 10-10:55 a.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 1656 Pendleton St. where she was a longtime member and served on the Usher Board, with Funeral Ceremony at 11 am. Interment: New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. Pastor James Delaney officiating. She leaves to cherish her life and legacy, her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Paul Watson, her father, Howard Catron, her sister, Lelia M. Catron, two brothers, Howard (Gloria) Catron, Jr. and Harold Catron; three grandchildren, one great- grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends. (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Oct. 6 to Oct. 10, 2013

WILLIAM JAMES RODGERS, JR., 41, died September 24, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on September 26, 2013

INEZ MILLER, 87, died September 22, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on September 24, 2013

 

ELEANOR ROSE BRADEN MITCHELL, 77, of Memphis, retired CNA of King's Daughters & Sons Nursing Home, died on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Delta Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Grace Temple Ministries, 2693 Park Avenue. Visitation: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 11-11:55 a.m. at Christ Baptist Church, 3826 Mickey Drive with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment: New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road. Her memory will be cherished by her son, Frank "Skip" Mitchell, Jr. (Brenda), her devoted sister, Carolyn Braden Hall, two grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends (901)452-7331

ORA B. FERGUSON, 83, widow of Percy James Ferguson, Sr. retired sergeant of the Shelby County Sheriff Dept., died on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. The following services will be held at Greater Adelaide Baptist Church, 4748 Winchester Road. Family will receive friends on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. Visitation: Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10-10:55 a.m. Funeral Ceremony at 11 am. Interment: New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. Her life and legacy will be cherished by her children, Irene (Milton) Murray, Betty (James) Chapman, Debra Ferguson, Calvin Ferguson, and Lisa (Lee Andre) Taber; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two children, Dorothy Ferguson and Percy James Ferguson, Jr. and her siblings. (901)452-7331 

CHRISTINE A. TAYLOR, 81, of Memphis, widow of Reverend Harvey C. Taylor, alumnus of Booker T. Washington and Rust College, and retired educator of Memphis City Schools died on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Family will receive friends on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 9-9:55 a.m. at Mt. Zion AME Church 42 S. Parkway West where she was a lifetime member serving as a Stewardess, Choir Member and Missionary Society. Funeral ceremony at 10 a.m. Interment - 1:30 p.m. - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - West Tn. Veterans Cemetery 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Pamela Taylor (Donald) Thomas, her sons, Gregory D. Taylor and Darrell C. Taylor, her brother, Leon Ashurst, three granddaughters, one great- grandson and a host of other relatives and friends. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on September 6, 2013

BEULAH MAE ROSS, 85, of Memphis, widow of Henry Ross, retired factory worker, died on Friday, August 23, 2013. Family will receive friends on Friday, August 30, 2013 from 4-6 pm at Greater Life Missionary Baptist Church, 3599 Vanuys where she was a l

ong time member, serving on the Mother Board and the Pastor Aide Committee. Visitation - Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 10-10:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment: New Park Memorial Gardens. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Marjorie Dean and Mark Anthony Ross, her sisters, Earline Mayfield, Inez Glover and Vorice White, her brother, Willie Howard (Mary) Malone, ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. (901)452-7331

ALLEN POWELL, JR., 71, died August 22, 2013. Harrison’s (901)452-7331

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ENYOLTA MEYAN "YOYO" HEMPHILL, 43, of Memphis, daughter of Beverly Joyce McCarthy and the late Don O. McCarthy died on Monday, August 19, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital. She was a graduate of Holston High School and Knoxville College.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 9-10:55 am at Cummings Street Baptist Church 8800 Winchester Rd where she was member with Funeral Ceremony at 11 am. Interment - Memorial Park Southwoods.  Pastor Gary Faulkner officiating. 
Her memory will be cherished by her daughters, Haven Dawn Hemphill and Cemera Rosa Marie Hemphill, her mother, Beverly Joyce McCarthy, her brothers, Amen-Ra (Keelah) McCarthy and Bertram Mullins, her aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.


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MARY HELEN SANDERS, 98, of Memphis, the widow of Ellis Sanders, died on Friday, August 16, 2013 in Racine, WI. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 10-11:55 a.m. at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 1410 Pillow Street where she was a longtime member serving the Usher Board, Helping Hand Club and Missionary Department with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment: Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 So. Dudley. Pastor James Green officiating. Her life and legacy will be cherished by her daughter, Jennie Mae Goff, her brother, Dewey H. Foster, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.Published in The Commercial Appeal from August 21 to August 29, 2013

 

Gerald B. Talley, 65, died on Monday, August 12, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on August 21, 2013

WILMA LEE JEFFERSON THOMPSON, 85, wife of Raymond F. Thompson, Sr. died on Friday, August 2, 2013. Visitation-Monday, August 12, 2013 from 10-11:25 a.m. at Mt.Gilead Ministries, 3997 Willowview with Funeral Ceremony at 11:30 am. Interment: West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from August 11 to August 15, 2013

BEVERLY JOYCE BOLDEN, 71, of Memphis, retired counselor for Memphis Memory Gardens, died on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Visitation: Monday, August 12, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Greater Faith Tabernacle COGIC, 905 E. Shelby Dr. Graveside service 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Memphis Memory Gardens, Elder Orlester Johnson officiating. Her life and legacy will be cherished by her daughters, LaJuana (Robert) Jackson, Monica (Robert) Scott and Georgerly Wilder, her siblings, Ann Echels, Paula Glenn and William (Star) Finley, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 901-452-7331

ANITA TATUM DORSEY, 62, of Memphis, wife of Clarence L. Dorsey, daughter of the late Ernest and Luvenia Tatum died on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Methodist Alliance. She was a 1968 graduate of Southside High School, received her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Memphis State University, finishing her post-graduate work at Cumberland University. She was an educator for Memphis City Schools from 1973 and retired in 2010 as an Instructional Facilitator. In 1961, she accepted Christ at Olivet Baptist Church and continued her Christian walk at Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church where she was ordained as a deacon in 2006. Anita will be cherished by her husband of 25 years Clarence Dorsey of Memphis; Daughters Monica Lester (LaVergne, TN), Erika Dorsey Payne (Memphis,TN), Nicole Dorsey (Memphis,TN); three sisters Betty Cooley-Tatum (Los Angeles, CA), Josephine T. Hall (Memphis, TN), and Sherion Holmes, (Donnie) (Nashville, TN); four grand children, four sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, one great aunt, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and the grand-dog Pepper. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 4-5:55 p.m at Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church, 4450 Knight Arnold Rd with Celebration Service at 6 p,m. Pastor Eugene Gibson officiating. Interment: 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Road. In lieu of flowers send memorials to: Clara G. Hill Scholarship (OFBC) 4450 Knight Arnold Rd Memphis, TN 38118 or Guiding Light Ministries P. O. Box 301088 Memphis, Tn 38130. 901-452-7331

ALBERT WELLS, III, Family will receive friends on Friday, August 9, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Cummings Street Baptist Church, 794 E. Raines Rd. Visitation, Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 11-12:55 p.m. at Prayer House of Deliverance, 1111 McClure Rd. with Funeral Ceremony at 1 p.m. Interment: New Park Memorial Gardens. (901)452-7331

LESTER EUGENE DAVIS, 89, of Memphis, retired master mechanic for Orgill Brothers and U.S. Army veteran, died on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 64 years, Thelma A. Davis, his son, Andre' K. (Barbara) Davis, his daughters, Gloria Jean Cash and Cheryl D. (Charles) Beloate, his sisters, Mary Alice Morrow and Julie B. (Arthur) Perkins, eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation, Friday, August 9, 2013 from 9-10:55 a.m. at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 1807 John Paul Dr. where Mr. Davis served for more than 60 years as a Deacon, bus driver and custodian with funeral ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment with Military Honors: West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd.. Pastor Richard G. Clark officiating. (901)452-7331

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MACHELLE MILLER SHOEMAKER, 55, widow of Larry Van Shoemaker, alumnus of Melrose 1975 died on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Visitation: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 10-11:55 a.m. at Mt. Gilliam Baptist Church, 1029 Raymond St. with funeral at 12 Noon. Interment: New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road. Pastor David Fitzgerald officiating. She leaves to cherish her life and legacy, her children, Angela R. (Kendreck) Jones, Sierra Miller, Mary Shoemaker, Brittany Shoemaker, Pizarro Marcus Miller and Micah Shoemaker, her sisters, Classie Miller, Katherine (Samuel) Westbrook and Shirley Wright, two brothers, Floyd (Beverly) Miller, Jr. and Theopolis Miller, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends. 901-452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal from August 4 to August 8, 2013

TERRY LEWIS FOXX, 61, of Memphis, alumnus of Booker T. Washington, retiree of the U.S. Air Force, and retired emergency room Technician of Rapides Hospital - Alexandria, LA, died on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted mother, Jessye Foxx Anderson, his children, Carlos (Michelle) Foxx and Terri Lynette Foxx, his grandson, Cortez Foxx, his siblings, Brenda (Adrian) Kilgore and Roosevelt Foxx, Jr., and a host of other relatives and friends. The following services will be held at St. John Baptist Church, 1656 Pendleton St. Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 1, from 5-7 p.m. Visitation Friday, August 2 from 10-10:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment with Military Honors in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Pastor James Delaney officiating. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal from July 30 to August 1, 2013

 

MARY ALBERTA JAMES, 71, passed July 28, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331
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BABY AMAYA SLAUGHTER, 5 months, died July 20, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 24, 2013

 

 

WILLIE EVANS, 72, died July 22, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc., (901)452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 24, 2013

 

 

Isiah Davis, Sr., 83, moved to a new home not made by hands on Sunday, July 21, 2013. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was a member of New Wrights Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he served actively as an Usher, Trustee and Treasurer until his health declined. Isiah was a member of the Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 213. He is survived by his three children, Isiah (Vicki) Davis, Jr., of Nashville, TN; Dr. Barbara D. Davis and Rev. Janice M. Davis, both of Memphis, TN; four grandchildren, Conklin Davis and Jennie Willingham of Memphis, TN; Nikesia (Charles) Lemard of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Tiffany (Victor) Fletcher of Nashville, TN; ten great-grandchildren: Alesia Marshall, Camryn Marshall, Azaria Lemard, Casani Lemard, Madisyn Willingham, Ishaya Fletcher, and Ikiya Fletcher; Victor Fletcher, Jr., Tyler Fletcher, and Taylan Fletcher, four great-great grandchildren: Joseph, Joiyah, Marcus, and Vegas; five sisters-in-law: Henrene Davis, Josephine Davis, Oretha Scales, Dessie Scales, and JoAnn Davis, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins. The following services will be held at New Wrights Missionary Baptist Church - Visitation Saturday, July 27 from 5-7 p.m. Celebration Service - Sunday, July 28 at 1 p.m. Interment - Monday, July 29 at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park Southwood, 5485 Hacks Cross Rd. Pastor Charles Parker officiating. (901)452-7331
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Charles C. "Chuck" WIlliams made his eternal transformation Tuesday, July 2, 2013 surrounded by family and friends. He was a retired Shelby County Deputy Sheriff who worked for USF Holland until his illness. He was predeceased by his parents Asbury and Recie Watson Williams, and all of his siblings except his older sister. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Teena Byrd Williams; three sons and daughters-in-law Joel (Paula), Gary (Kari) of Reno, NV, and Cristopher (Ashli) Williams; six grandchildren, Janai, Jaala, Jaresiah, Owen, Cristian and Aiden Williams; one sister Mary Frances Czuchra (Paul) of Las Vegas, NV; five sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law; an adopted brother/friend Cecil Booker (Lisa); his church family and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be Friday, July 5, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, July 6, 2013 from 11 a.m. until 12 noon with funeral services immediately following at Ross Road Church of Christ, 4920 Ross Road, Memphis,TN 38141. Entombment will follow in Memorial Park - Garden of Angels Mausoleum, 5668 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Agape, 111 Racine St. Memphis, TN 38111 or The West Clinic, P.O. Box 240728, Memphis, TN 38124-0728. Harrison’s Funeral Home (901) 452-7331
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MARJORIE AMBROSE, 65, of Memphis, alumnae of Hamilton High School and 30 year retiree of Bell South, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Allenbrooke Nursing Center. Visitation: Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 11 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. at Salem Gilfield Baptist Church, 3176 Kimball Avenue where she was a member with Funeral Ceremony at 1 p.m. Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery South, 2545 Holmes Rd. Marjorie leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Chantel S. Jordan (Alexander) and Bonnye S. Jordan (Jenae’), four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Sean C. Ambrose and her mother, Idalia Jones. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331
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Annie Woodson Glass, 99, of Memphis, died on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Visitation, Friday, June 21, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Ave. Visitation, Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 10-10:55 a.m. at Robinhood Lane Baptist Church 3804 Kimball Ave with Funeral Ceremony at 11 am. Interment in Memphis Memory Gardens. Harrison’s Funeral Home 901-452-7331 

Published in The Commercial Appeal from June 20 to June 27, 2013

 

 

Dr. Herman Holmes,Sr., 65, of Memphis, husband of Carolyn Holmes, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Addiction Counselor died on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 30 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Friday, May 31 from 11-11:55 a.m. at Anointed Temple Of Praise, 3939 Riverdale Rd., where he served as the Head of Christian Counseling Ministry with Funeral Ceremony at 12 noon. Interment in Memphis National Cemetery, 3568 Townes Ave. He leaves to cherish his loving memory his wife, Carolyn Ann Holmes; children, Herman Holmes, Jr., Sharron Blakemore, Sherrie Blakemore, Faberge Holmes, and Tamara Chism, 13 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. (901)452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 29, 2013

 

 

 

THEODORE CROCKETT, 83, died May 24, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 26, 2013

 

 

CLOYD SCALES, 80, of Memphis, husband of Minnie Brown Scales, died on Sunday, May 12, 2013. Family will receive friends on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Monday, May 20, 2013 from 2-2:55 p.m. at Orange Mound Community Center, 2572 Park Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 3:pm. Interment with Military Honors-Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road. (901)452-7331

J. D. THORNTON, 89, of Memphis, husband of Laurine Hollowell Thornton, U. S. ArmyVeteran, and retired truckdriver for ABL Trucking, died on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10-10:55 a.m. at New Nonconnah Missionary Baptist Church, 4701 Tulane Road where he served on the Trustee and Usher Board with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m.. Interment with Military Honors in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. (901)452-7331

SHERMAN JONES, JR., 60, died May 5, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331

JOHN SHARP, 102, died May 4, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331

EARLINE S. REED, 65, died May 4, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331

BOBBYE C. SANDERS, 78, died May 3, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331

CORINE M. ROGERS, 82, died April 30, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331

 

REV ROSA M. JOYNER, 91, died on Saturday, April 27, 2013, widow of Parker H. Joyner, Sr., She was Associate Pastor of Mt. Pisgah. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Zion C.M.E. Church, 4183 Hickory Hill Rd. She will lie in state on Thursday, May 2, from 11-11:55 a.m., with funeral ceremony at 12 noon at Greenwood C.M.E. Church, 3314 Kimball Ave. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her children, Marnette Joyner Calloway, Delorise H. Joyner Booth, Beverly Joyner McCarthy, Juanita Joyner, Genine Joyner Taylor, Rev. Arnold Joyner, Rev. Elliot A. Joyner, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. All memorials and gifts go to Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. Church, 2490 Park Ave. building fund. (901)452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal from April 30 to May 2, 2013

 

 

 

MICHAEL EUGENE NELSON, 61, died April 25, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331
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CHARLOTTE MARIE OSBORNE 70, died April 19, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral, 901-452-7331
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CEDRIC LYNN THOMPSON, 56, died March 30, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331 Published in The Commercial Appeal on April 4, 2013

 

ERMA JEAN JOHNSON, 85, died Friday, April 12,2013. Harrison Funeral Home, 901-452-7331
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Larry Joe Veasey, 56, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Methodist University Hospital, Mr. Veasey will lie in state on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10:30a.m.-12:25 p.m., with Funeral Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. at Anointed Temple Of Praise, 3939 Riverdale Rd. Interment will take place at Greenview Cemetery, Hwy 51, Hernando, MS. He leaves to cherish his loving memory three children, Mario Veasey, Nikki Veasey, Kim Walters, 4 sisters, Alberta Bryant, Erma V. Foster (Melvin), Betty L. Briggs (Henry), Linda A. Veasey; three brothers, Eddie L. Veasey (Cathelean), Archie Veasey, Jr. (Shirley), Ulice Veasey (Maxine), a special friend Betty Cooper, a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends (901)452-7331
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DANIEL MARCELL MILAM, 24, died April 6, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home (901)452-7331 Published in The Commercial Appeal on April 10, 2013

 

Ouita T. Brown, 85, passed on April 5, 2013. Born on October 25, 1927 to John and Beatrice Thomas, she graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1944. She earned her BA Degree from LeMoyne College in 1955 and Master’s Degree in Education from Memphis State University in 1971. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She began her distinguished career as a Memphis City Schools Teacher in 1955 and for 31 years taught first grade at Magnolia and Cromwell Elementary Schools. She was a devoted 50 year member of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church and served as member of the Ruth Circle and Deaconess Boards. She was a prolific foreign traveler, visiting countries such as Egypt, Kenya, Philippines and China. She married Johnny C. Brown, Jr. on February 20, 1946. She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, in 2012. She is survived by her beloved sons, Michael D. Brown, Sr. of Memphis, TN, Johnny C. Brown III, of Chicago, IL, and Keith E. Brown of Falls Church, VA; as well as, her sister, Johnetta M. Thomas and her best friend of 70 years, Gussye M. Sweet, both of Memphis. She was loved by five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, friends and students. Family will receive friends on Thursday, April 11 from 5-7 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 2634 Carnes Ave, Memphis, TN. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 12, also at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church where she will lie in state from 10-10:55 a.m., with the Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at 1 p.m. in the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill-Irene Road, Germantown, TN. 38125 (901)452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal from April 10 to April 18, 2013

 

 

PHILLIP “Popsie” HARRIS, 79, died March 29, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

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HAROLD TYRONE BOYD, 55, died March 30, 2013. Harrison’s (901)452-7331
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JERALD D. DICKERSON, 42, died February 6, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home 901-452-7331

MARION JOHNSON, 86, of Memphis, widower of Earline Johnson, retired employee of Kraft Foods, and former member and deacon at Hoskins Road Spiritual Kingdom Church formerly True Liberty Baptist Church died on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Memphis Jewish Nursing Home. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 27 from 9-9:55 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows, 3700 Thomas Street, with Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodhaven Cemetery, Millington, TN. He leaves to cherish his life and legacy, two daughters, Claudia Mull and Rose Marie (Kenneth) Hill; two grandchildren, Candace (Rodney) Hughes and Lakiesha (Larry) Words and a host of other relatives and friends. (901)452-7331

RANDY BUTLER, 51, died March 23, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331

WILLIE JAMES NEVILLES, SR., 68, of Memphis, retired employee of John Deere Company and member of Prospect CME Church, died on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel. 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 11-11:55 am. at Polk Chapel CME Church, 8534 E. Shelby Drive with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment in Prospect CME Church Cemetery. He leaves his loving wife, Jerline Nevilles, his son, Willie James (Rochelle) Nevilles, Jr., his stepson, James Britton, his stepdaughters, Debbie Carter, Daphne Whitaker and Jeanette Nevilles, four brothers, Dewitt (Pauline) Nevilles, Joe Nevilles, Phillip (Bereene) Nevilles and John (Virgie) Nevilles, three sisters, Barbara Coleman, Laverne West, Janice (Michael) Parrish, his father-in-law, Wallace Campbell, Sr., his brother-in-law, Wallace (Juanita) Campbell, Jr., four sisters-in-law, Bobbie (George) Watson, Linda (Emmanuel) Jackson, Inez Campbell, and Verline (Howard) Marshall, and a host of other relatives and friends. (901)452-7331

EVELYN J. ELLINGTON, 54, died March 21, 2013. Harrison’s (901)452-7331EVELYN J. ELLINGTON, 54, died March 21, 2013. Harrison’s (901)452-7331

ARLILLIAN STEPHENSON, 90, died March 20, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

Olive Branch - CALLIE P. MASON, 93, of Olive Branch, MS, widow of Andrew Mason, retired phlebotomist of Baptist Hospital and former employee of U. T. Memphis and Regional Medical, and member of Ebenezer Baptist Church died on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 22 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation - Saturday, March 23 from 10-10:55 a.m. at Berean Baptist Church, 1666 E. Raines Rd. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 So. Dudley. Dr. Edward Parker, Jr. officiating. Her life and legacy will be cherished by her sons, Whillex (Pearlie) Mason and Kenneth R. Mason both of Memphis, one daughter, Alice (Henry) Arnold of Olive Branch, Mississippi, one sister-in-law, Lellar Cousin of St. Louis, Missouri, a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren and other relatives who will remember her fondly. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles E. Mason and her daughter, Doris J. Love. (901)452-7331

JOHNNIE MAE WILLIS, 89, of Memphis, retired homemaker, licensed beautician and alumnus of Booker T. Washington High School, died on Friday, March 15, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital. Family will receive friends on Thursday, March 21 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Ave. Graveside service on Friday, March 22 at 11 a.m. in Paradise Gardens Cemetery, Edmondson, AR. Interment to follow. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Carol Miller, Eddie Mae (Charles) Oliver, Shirley (Lawrence) McKee, James (Amelia) Willis and Patrice Ferguson, 15 grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. (901)452-7331

West Memphis - JAMES E. BUFORD, 69, of West Memphis, AR, retired Post Master in West Memphis, AR, 1963 graduate of Hamilton High School, 1975 graduate of LeMoyne-Owen College and member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 7, 2013. He was a longtime member of Olivet Baptist Church and served as a deacon and member of the male chorus of Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 10-10:55 a.m. at First Baptist Church Broad, 2835 Broad Avenue where he was a member and sung with the male chorus. Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road. Pastor Keith Norman officiating. James leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 48 years, Sarah Caldwell Buford, his sons, Jason (Joycelyn) Buford, Jeffery (Marisha) Buford, his daughter, Marissa Buford, ten grandchildren, his brother-in-law, Herman A. (Jenny) Caldwell, two sisters-in-law, Aritie Wiley and Ostella M. Caldwell, his nieces, his nephew, other relatives and friends. 901-452-7331

LELIA SMITH MACLIN, 79, died March 8, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331

FREDDIE LEWIS, 67, died March 4, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331

MAUDINE M. JONES CARTWRIGHT, 88, widow of James Louis Cartwright, Jr., retired employee of Bel l South, and a 1942 graduate of Manassas High School died on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 3-5 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation: Monday, March 11, 2013 from 10-10:55 a.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walker Avenue where she was a member of August Birth Month, Sunday School and Mary J. Owens. Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Cheryl Cartwright (Frederick) Sanders, her sisters, Dora Echols, Betty Winfrey, Atlena Frazier and Shirley Floyd, her brother, Reuben Jones, five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 901-452-7331

DOROTHY JEAN NIX died March 4, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home,(901)452-7331

ROSIE MAE SKIPPER, 92, of Memphis, widow of Willie Skipper, died on Friday, February 22, 2013 at Poplar Point Health & Rehab. She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation: Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 11-12:55 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church. 1656 Pendleton where she was a member with Funeral Ceremony at 1pm. Interment in New Park Cemetery 4536 Horn Lake Road. She leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted son and daughter-in-law, Reverend Willie Harold and Shelia Skipper, her sisters, Martha McDaniel, Jacqueline Woodard, Sara Thomas and Jessie Mae Sago, her brothers, Freddie Starnes and Floyd Starnes, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 901-452-7331

LEON BLEDSOE, 73, died on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

JOE LAROCHEA HOWELL, 38, died February 15, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

CHARLIE PHILLIPS, 92, died February 16, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331

CARNELL MOORE, 78, died February 15, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331

 

ERIKA DENTON, 30, died February 13, 2013. Harrison’s, Funeral Home, (901)452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal on February 18, 2013

JULIET SIGGERS DAVIS, 91, Memorial Service on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Harrison's Funeral Home Chapel. 2647 Carnes Ave. Interment Monday, February 18, at 10 a.m. Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 So. Dudley. Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331

JOSEPHINE GIPSON MOORE, 84, died February 12, 2013. Harrison's, 901-452-7331

Baby Demario Deshan Thompson, Jr. 2 mos, died February 12, 2013 Harrison's, 901-452-7331

DONALD EARL BARNES, 57, of Memphis died Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Methodist North Hospital, He was a graduate of Melrose. Visitation: Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 11-12:55 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 1656 Pendleton St. with Funeral Ceremony at 1 p.m. Interment in Memorial Park Southwoods 5485 Hacks Cross Rd. (901)452-7331

ARLICIA TATE, 63, of Memphis, employee of FEDEX and MPD, died on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Methodist Alliance Health Care. She was a 1967 graduate of Melrose. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel. 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation: Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 9-9:55 a.m. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church. 2634 Carnes Avenue where she was a member with Funeral Ceremony at 10 a.m. Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery 824 So. Dudley. Dr. Harvey B. Jackson officiating. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her children, Tondrick M. Tate and Kimberly P. Tate, her sisters, Barbara J. McCoy, Bennetta Wheeler, and Yvette Willett, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 901-452-7331

VERNICE THOMPSON, 55, Visitation, Friday, February 15, 2013 from 10-11:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon at Harrison's Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Ave. Interment in Galilee Memorial Gardens. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. (901)452-7331

Hattie Jean Bullard, 49, of Memphis, died on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Methodist University Hospital. The following services will be held at Harrison's Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Ave. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. Visitation - Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10-11:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment - Galilee Memorial Gardens 8283 Ellis Rd. She leaves to cherish her memory, her parents, Albert and Lorene Washington, her sons, Leonard Earl and Treasure Jermaine (Princess) Bullard, her siblings, Dorothy A. (James E.) Williams, James Earl (Adrienne) Washington, Albert (Gwendolyn) Washington, Jr., Tracey Washington, Natasha (Robert) Snyder, and Alexis Washington, her grandchild, Kyria Bullard and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Albert Lewis Mondie. (901)452-7331

FRED J. PIERCE, JR., 67, of Memphis, retired of chemical operator of Dupont, 1964 graduate of Manassas, died on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Baptist Hospital Desoto. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 6:30 8 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel. 2647 Carnes Ave. Visitation : Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 11-11:55 a.m. at Springdale Baptist Church, 1193 Springdale where he was a member with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 So. Dudley. He leaves to cherish his loving wife of 46 years, Patricia Stitt Pierce, his children, Sheila Wilson, Beverly (Lourenco) Washington, Brian Keith (Londa) Pierce, James (Maurine) Anthony and Jeremy O’Keefe Pierce, his goddaughter, Tamara Nicole Chism, ten grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. (901)452-7331

EDWARD LEE BROOKS, 58, passed January 27, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

EVIE LEE CLARK, 67, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

Michigan, Burton - CLINTON H. GUY, JR., 75, of Burton, MI, died on January 16, 2013. He was a 1956 graduate of Manassas High School, attended Michigan State Universityand was a Master Barber and former realtor. Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 12-12:55 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel. 2647 Carnes Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 1 pm. Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 So. Dudley. He leaves to cherish his memory, his sister, Shirley G. Dobbins, his brothers, Herman (Doris) Muhammad and Melvin (Charlotte) Guy and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 901-452-7331

DONALD EARNEST, 60, died January 10, 2013. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331

ADA MARJORIE CASH MITCHELL, 91, died January 10, 2013. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

WESLEY HALL, JR., 70, widower of Linda R. Hall, died on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Family will receive friends on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 11-11:55 a.m. at Miracle Temple Ministries 3750 Millbranch Road with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment Tuesday, January 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. 901-452-7331

TERRY LARVOKUS ROBINSON 49, died December 22, 2012. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

 

EVELYN DELORIS GREEN SHANNON, 72, retired Unit Secretary for Methodist Hospital and activities coordinator for Graceland Nursing Center, alumnus of Hamilton High School and Lemoyne College, died on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at her residence. She was a longtime member of Olivet Baptist Church and a former member of Olivet Fellowship. Family will receive friends on Thursday, December 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation on Friday, December 21 from 10-11:55 a.m. at Amazing Grace Baptist Church, 253 Byron where she was a member with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Pastor Curtis Wooten officiating. Interment in New Park Cemetery 4536 Horn Lake Road. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, Nina P. (Delrey) Bonman and Kimberly Shannon (James) Williams both of Wesley Chapel, FL, her sister, Joan Morgan of Marino Valley, CA, her brothers, Lawrence (Christine) Green of Jackson, Michigan and Lloyd Green of Memphis, TN, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and special friends. (901)452-7331

 

CHARLES MITCHELL, JR., 58, died December 11, 2012. Harrison’s (901)452-7331

 

 

OPHELIA EALEY, 93, died December 7, 2012. Harrison’s Funeral Home, 901-452-7331

CHRISTINE LORETTA JAMES, 59, died December 4, 2012. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

SUPERINTENDENT ELMO RANDOLPH was born on the twentieth of February, 1925 in Barton, Mississippi to the Late Ed and Ella Randolph. He was reared and nurtured by loving parents and was the youngest child of eight children, four sons and four daughters. Supt. Randolph accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and joined Shiloh Baptist Church in Barton, MS. He attended school in Olive Branch, MS and played baseball. After completing high school, Supt. Randolph was employed by Sears & Roebuck as a Warehouse Clerk. He later resigned to enlist in the military during World War II. Private First Class Elmo Randolph served in the US Army from May 1944 May 1946 and received an honorable discharge. Upon returning home from the military Supt. Randolph was anxious to help his parents farm and supported them in maintaining the Randolph Estate. He married Pinkie Sullivan on January 24, 1948 and to this union four children were born: Elmo Jr., Joseph, Carol, and Larry. Supt. Randolph accepted employment at H. R. Hungerford Furniture Factory and was a dedicated employer there for six years. Eager to advance, Supt. Randolph obtained employment at the Memphis Defense Depot in 1954 where he worked until his retirement. During his tenure at the Memphis Defense Depot, he received numerous awards for outstanding performance, and significant contributions toward error free performance. In December 1967 he was recognized for merit Safety Accident Free Environment. Supt. Randolph retired from the Memphis Defense Depot in 1984 after 30 years of exemplary work performance, including several years of receiving special commendation for perfect attendance wherein which he did not take any leave from work. Supt. Elmo Randolph joined Metropolitan Baptist Church as a young adult and attended for several years. After receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost he later joined Zion Temple Church of God in Christ where he worked faithfully along with his sister, Mother Annie Lane. He was ordained an Elder in the Church of God in Christ on August 5, 1964 under Bishop A. B. McEwen and served the church faithfully throughout his life; assisting several local pastors and congregations in Memphis, Arlington, and surrounding communities. His primary emphasis was to support and upbuild the Kingdom of God, under the leadership of the Pastor in charge. In 1980, Elder Randolph came to work with the Late Elder J. T. McDonald at the St. James Church of God in Christ. Elder Randolph pastored Cross Temple Church of God in Christ for four years. In 1982 after Elder McDonald’s death, with unanimous support of the church, Elder Randolph was appointed by Bishop F. D. Macklin to become the pastor of St. James Church of God in Christ . As a result of his faithful and dedicated service and homage to the late Supt. C. C. Knox, in August 1989 Elder Randolph was appointed to be the Superintendent of the Calvary District under Jurisdictional Prelate, Bishop Samuel L. Lowe. Superintendent Randolph’s love for God, and his people was widely known and appreciated throughout the church and community. In his later years, he became affectionately known as the “Good Shepherd of Orange Mound”. He was dearly loved by his family, church, neighbors, and the community at large. His life was filled with a legacy of excellence and dedication to ministry. A quiet and humble man, yet a giant leader and man of integrity. Pastor Elmo Randolph has been instrumental in the lives of many of the young men that have come under his leadership and guidance, mentoring numerous Pastors, Elders, Ministers, Deacons, and professional men, that if not for the guidance of Supt. Elmo Randolph would not have grown to become the men that they are. He not only took the role of Pastor, Mentor, Provider, Good Shepherd, but he has also been a father/father figure to many of the saints that attended St. James COGIC and other churches. In October 2012 Supt. Randolph was honored for 30 years of Excellence in Ministry as Pastor of St. James COGIC. At that celebration, Councilwomen Janis Fullilove pledged her support to changing the name of Marianna Street in honor of Supt. Randolph’s legacy of service in the Orange Mound Community! Supt. Randolph accepted his assignment from the Lord and definitely fought a good fight, finished his course, and has earned his eternal reward. When his health began to decline, for the past two years Supt. Randolph was given special attention and tender loving care by his daughter, Carol and special daughter, Meaca. He leaves to mourn his passing 3 sons and a daughter: Elmo, Jr. Joseph, Carol, and Larry. All of his siblings preceded him in death. His wife of 55 years preceded him in death in 2002. Supt. Elmo Randolph also leaves nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a special niece, Ethelene McLarin and family (Castro Valley, CA) , Ruby Randolph, Bernice Warren and Altheria Ford and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Superintendent Elmo Randolph will be greatly missed by the St. James Family and the C. C. Knox District (formerly Calvary District), TN Fifth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction , the Orange Mound Community and all of those who had the privilege of ever meeting him. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 30 from 3-5:55 p.m. at St. James COGIC, 673 Marianna with Memorial Service at 6 p.m. Visitation on Saturday, December 1 from 10-10:55 a.m. at Gethsemane Garden COGIC - 1740 Vollintine St. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment with Military Honors - Monday, December 3 at 9:30 a.m. in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. 901-452-7331 harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com

DIANE ELAINE TAYLOR, 60, of Memphis wife of Robert Louis Taylor, died Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Springate Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Taylor was a devoted Memphis City school teacher for more than 16 years until her retirement in 2012. The following services will be Friday, November 30 at Cummnings Street Missionary Baptist Church, 794 East Raines Rd. Visitation will be 11-11:55 a.m., with Funeral Ceremony at 12:00 noon . Interment to follow West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. She leaves to cherish her precious memory her husband Robert Louis Taylor her children Ashley Bailey, Robert Issac Taylor, two stepdaughters Debra Shipp, Candice Flowers, one special granddaughter, her brothers, Bernard Bailey, Steven Bailey, Michael Bailey , Eric Bailey, Terry Grimes, Stewart Grimes, David Grimes, Daniel Grimes, Lester Grimes, Troy Grimes, her sisters, Carol Bailey, Nikkita Grimes, and a host of other relatives and dear friends to cherish her memory. 901-452-7331 harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com

Johnny C. Brown, Jr., 85, passed at home on November 19, 2012. Johnny was born on April 17, 1927 to John and Essie Brown, and lived his entire life in Memphis, TN. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1945. In May 1946, he entered the U.S. Army and served in Japan with the 9th Ammunition Squadron and was Honorably Discharged in June 1947. His employment with the Veterans Administration in 1948, led to a distinguished 35 year career at the Kennedy Veterans Administration Hospital as a surgical technician. Johnny married Ouita Beatrice Thomas on February 20, 1946, and they were married for 66 glorious years. From this union, they had three sons. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ouita T. Brown, and sons, Michael D. Brown of Memphis, Tennessee, Johnny C. Brown, III (Chrishun) of Chicago, Illinois, and Keith E. Brown (Susan) of Falls Church, Virginia, 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation and funeral services will be held on Monday, November 26, 2012, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 2634 Carnes Avenue, Memphis, TN. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and funeral services from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Internment will take place at 1 p.m. in the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road, Germantown, TN.

WILLIE EARL RICHMOND, SR., 79, died November 20, 2012. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

FANNIE MAE CONNER, 87, retired domestic engineer, died on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Methodist Hospital South. She was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and a member of Cenacle Retreat League of Memphis. Visitation - Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 10-11:55 a.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road. She leaves to cherish her memory, her sister, Mildred Taylor and her brothers, Andrew Conner and William Conner, all of Memphis, TN and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 901-452-7331 harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com

MAGNOLIA JEAN SMITH, 85, of Memphis, wife of Reverend A. D. Smith, Sr. of 67 years, died on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. She was an alumnus of Manassas High School, former first lady of Greater Nazareth Baptist Church for more than 35 years, where she was president and directress of the choir, BTU and Sunshine Band Teacher and served on the Mother Board. She was also President of the Klondike Christmas Club. The following services will be held at Antioch Baptist Church, 3639 Faulkner Road. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 23, 2012 from 5-6:55 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 7 p.m.. Visitation - Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 10-10:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in Memory Hills Garden Cemetery, 3700 N. Germantown Pkwy. Her life and legacy will be remembered by her loving husband, Reverend A. D. Smith, Sr., her children, Ruby (Robert) Kimble, Carolyn Brock, Pastor A. D. (Pastor Mary) Smith, Jr., Elder Shirley F. (Dr. Lee Otis) Adams, Beverly (Curtis) Watson, William C. Smith, Deborah (Reverend Leon) Walker, Sandra (Fred) Harris, Reverend Michael (Vickie) Smith, twenty-seven grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and dear friends. 901-452-7331 harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com

Mary Ellen Rambert, 78, of Memphis died Saturday, November 10, 2012. The following services will be held at Greater New Liberty Baptist Church, 1633 Webb, where she was a faithful member for more than 30 years. Visitation will be held Friday, November 16 from 5-7 p.m. Funeral Ceremony will be Saturday, November 17, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 S. Dudley. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her children, Magnolia (Tommy) Fondren, Georgetta Rambert, Patricia Rambert, George Henry Rambert, Rory (Cheri) Rambert, Eric (Jewel) Davis, Derrick (Keisha) Davis all of Memphis, Yancy (Rafielle) Freeman of Chattanoga, TN., 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and host of other relatives and friends.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331

LESLIE " Sage" HARVEY, 69, of Memphis, retired employee of Southern Spray, died on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital. Family hour Friday, November 2 from 4-5 p.m. - Harrison's Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Ave. Visitation Saturday, November 3, from 10-10:55 a.m. - Easthaven Church of Christ, 4833 Tchulohoma Rd. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment church cemetery. He leaves one son, Wayne Harvey, his sister, Everlena Ford and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sallie Harvey. (901)452-7331

CHESTER W. HAWKINS, 77, of Memphis, widower of Gloria Hawkins, alumnus of Melrose High School, U. S. Armyveteran, died on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 5-8p.m. at Harrison's Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Graveside service with Military Honors on Friday at 10 a.m. West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Wanda Hawkins Harris, his son, Chester W. (Gale) Hawkins, Jr. of DeSoto, TX, his sister, Peggy Kirkland of Philadelphia, PA, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. (901)452-7331

HANNAH LOUISE MURPHY, 95, passed October 22, 2012. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

BETTY JEAN JONES, 67, died October 20, 2012. Harrison’s (901)452-7331

BABY KALI LATAY JONES, 4 months, died October 18, 2012 Harrison’s (901)452-7331

WILLIE JAMES LEWIS, 59, died October 18, 2012. Harrison’s Funeral Home, (901)452-7331

 

MARY OLLA EDWARDS, 89, died October 15, 2012. Harrisons, (901) 452-7331. 

 

MYRTIS HAMPTON, 64, of Memphis, retired employee of Baptist East Hospital, died Friday, October 12, 2012. She will lie in state on Saturday, Ocotber 20, 2012 from 11-12:55 p.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 1 p.m. at Vision Temple Ecumencial Church, 3415 Chapel Rd. Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 S. Dudley St., she leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Catana Mckay, Carla Granderson, Sheila Hampton and a host of other relatives and friends. harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331.

JOYCE B. WILLIAMS, 69, of Memphis, widow of Lovell Williams, retired employee of Western Electric, alumnus of Booker T. Washington High School, and member of Riverside Baptist Church died on Monday, October 8, 2012. The following services will be held at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Family will receive friends on Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 3-5 p.m. Visitation, Monday, October 15, from 10-10:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road. Her memory will be forever cherished by her companion, Harrison Robinson, Jr., her children, Cheryl Exum and Daryl Burns, three sisters, Dorothy Burns Smith, Sharonetta Burns and Carolyn (Evander) Dickinson, one brother, Carl Burns, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331

ROBERTO CARLOS AMERY HIBBLER, 28, of Palm Bay, FL, formerly of Memphis, died on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 1 p.m., at Christ Missionary Baptist Church, 494 So. Parkway East. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Cynthia Hibbler, his grandparents, Charlene Hibbler and J. D. Hibbler,his aunts,uncles, cousins other relatives and friends. 901-452-7331 harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com

DEBBIE ANNETTE JONES, 53, manager of Clinical Informatics for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, graduate of Carthage High School and received her B.S. degree from Mississippi State University died on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. The following services to celebrate her life will be held at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, 70 North Bellevue Blvd where she served faithfully as a Diaconate. On Monday, October 1, 2012, the family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Visitation, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 10-10:55 a.m. with Funeral ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in Mary Bethel Cemetery, Carthage, MS. She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Bessie Crouther Jones, her siblings, Desi (Marilyn) Crouther, Jerome Jones, Laschelle (Charles) Jones and Jason (Tammie) Jones and a host of other relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her sister Jeanette Beatie. harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331

GLORIA LEE LEWIS, 80, died on September 26, 2012 at Methodist University Hospital. Family will receive friends on Saturday, September 29, from 10-11:55 a.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc., 2647 Carnes Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment in Galilee Memorial Gardens, 8283 Ellis Road. harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331

ANGELA SEAHORN, 48, died September 13, 2012. Harrison’s (901)452-7331

CLARA MARIE TYSON, 94, of Memphis, retired Supervisor for Holiday Inn Rivermont, died Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Methodist Central Hospital. The following services will be held at New Friendship Baptist Church 724 E. Georgia Ave .Visitation on Friday, September 28, from 10-11:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 12 noon. Interment in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Ethel Norment, Clara Hoke, her sons Rev. Coney Tyson, George Tyson and host of other relatives and friends. harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331

NELLIE MAE SMITH, 86,of Memphis, retired Memphis City Schools Teacher for over 25 years, died on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. The following services will be held at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 2634 Carnes Ave., where she was a member. Visitation on Thursday, September 27, from 10-10:55 a.m., with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her daughters, Karmen S. Dyson, Karen Smith; her sons, Harvey Smith, Jr., Ronnie Ringo; a sister, Yvonne Webb Banks; four grand-children, three great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331

KENNETH WAYNE BRYANT, 52, died September 19, 2012. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331.

ANNIE MAE YOUNG HILL, 77, of Memphis, widow of Johnnie Hill, retired employee of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kline, and founder and member of Christ Missionary Baptist Church of 45 years, died on Friday, September 14, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital. The following services will be held at Christ Missionary Baptist Church 480 South Parkway East. Family will receive friends on Sunday, September 23, from 2-6 p.m. Visitation on Monday, September 24 from 10-10:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. She leaves to cherish her life and legacy, her devoted and loving daughter, Patricia Brunson (Lionel) Ware. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Bertram L. Brunson and will be remembered by other relatives, church family and friends. harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com (901)452-7331

PRENTISS MARTIN, JR., 66, died September 16, 2012. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

 

BERTILA ROMERO, 90, died September 11, 2012. Harrison’s Funeral Home (901)452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal on September 14, 2012

 

EUGENE SAVAGE, 66, died August 30, 2012. Harrison’s, (901)452-7331

 

ISAIAH LATHAM, 90, of Memphis, retired contractor, died Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Medical Veterans Medical Center. Visitation, Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 10-11:55 a.m. at Midtown Church of Christ, 1930 Union Ave. with Funeral Ceremony at 12 noon. with Bro. Harold Redd officiating. Interment with Military Honors Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 1 p.m. at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Overzenia Stephens-Latham, his children, Isaiah Latham, Jr., Margaret L. Latham, Sharon M. Latham, Dennis A. Wirt, Roland L. Wirt, Nobilene W. Thompson, Sheeree O. Wirt (Joseph), his sister, Pauline Latham-Stephens, his brother, Ernest Latham, and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends . Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc 901-452-7331www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com

 

AARON ROSEBUD, JR., 86, August 16, 2012. Harrison’s 901-452-7331

RALPH BERNARD FAULKNER, SR., 68, August 15, 2012. Harrison’s, 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on August 17, 2012

ESTELLA JACKSON, 56, of Memphis died on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Nashville, TN. Visitation will be Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home 2647 Carnes Ave., Funeral Services will be Friday, August 17, 2012 at 12 noon at Bethelhem Miss. Baptist Church, 918 Looney. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, 1663 Elvis Presley Blvd. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Tisa Wilbourn, Kisha Jackson, 4 sisters, 6 brothers, 10 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and host of other relatives and friends. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331

LEO HERBERT WILLIAMS, 65, of Memphis died on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Baptist East Hospital. Family will receive friends on Sunday, August 12, 2012 from 3-5 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel. 2647 Carnes Ave. Funeral Ceremony Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Castalia Baptist Church, 1540 Castalia Street. Interment in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife Debra Williams, his loving mother Gonzella Williams, his daughter Jennifer Williams, his sisters, Cornellius Bolden, Mamie Williams, Josephine Boddie (Sherman), Gloria Williams-Mcghee (John), 4 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331

BERTRAM LENARD “Bert” BRUNSON, 42, of Memphis, died Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Americare Health and Rehab Center. “Bert” was baptized at True Missionary Baptist Church, was a 1987 graduate of Hamilton High School and attended Lemoyne and Southwest Colleges. He was a former employee of Memphis International Airport. The following services will be held at Christ Missionary Baptist Church, 480 So. Parkway East. Family will receive friends on Friday, August 10, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. Visitation, Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 11-11:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 So. Dudley Ave. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted and loving mother and stepfather, Patricia Brunson Ware and Lionel Ware, his father and stepmother, John L. and Diane Brunson, three sisters, Ashley Mayes, Tierrani Brunson and Shavetres Ware Beamer his grandparents, Mrs. Annie Mae Young Hill, Mrs. Joe Willie Brunson, Reverend Angus Brunson, Sr., Sylvester and Georgia Mae Powell and a host of other relatives and dear friends. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331

BILLY JOE WESTBROOKS, 72, of Memphis, husband of Delaine Hudson Westbrooks, self-employed carpenter, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Visitation, Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 10-11:55 a.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 So. Dudley. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331

HATTIE MAE CRUMBLEY, 88, of Memphis, retired employee of Memphis Defense Depot and Memphis City Schools, alumnus of Melrose High School, died on Sunday July 15, 2012 at Methodist University Hospital. Visitation: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 9-10:55 a.m. at Magnolia First Baptist Church, 1518 South Cooper Street where she was a member of the Mother Board, Usher Board and Missionary Society with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. She was preceded in death by her son, David Elion, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 65 years, Theodore Crumbley, a devoted daughter-in-law, Sand Elion and five grandchildren, Eric (Anita), Tony (Terry), Jonence, Evadne and David Len Elion, five great-grandchildren, Dion, Tony, Jr., Essence, Jerrico and DeMadre Elion, four great-great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, Christian Warriors and friends. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331

Frank Vernard Brantley, Sr., 55 of Memphis, Forklift Operator for Aerotech Staffing died on Friday, July 13, 2012. Visitation, Friday, July 20, 2012 from 11-11:55 a.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 1060 Mississippi Blvd. with Funeral Ceremony at 12 noon with Pastor Anthony Burton officiating. Interment to follow in Paradise Gardens Cemetery in West Memphis, AR. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Jacqueline Brantley, his mother Mary Watkins-Brantley, daughters, Mari-theres Miller, Toni Brantley, sons, Fabian Gaines, Cordary Brantley (Shayla), Frank Brantley, Jr., sisters, Ann Ruffins, Cathey Jackson, Audrey Brantley, Linda Brantley, Vikki Brantley, Autry Bufford, brother, Paul Brantley, grandchildren, Azion, Abrianna, Aaliyah, Terriyah, Frank III, Brandon, Tatiana and a host of other relatives and friends. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. www.harrisonsfuneralhome.com 901-452-7331

 

ERNEST L. BOSWELL, JR., 64, of Memphis, TN a US Army Veteran, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Ashton Place Rehab and Care Center. Visitation will be held at Harrison's Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes on Wednesday, July 11 from 9:15-10:15 am. Graveside service will begin at 11:00 am in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene; Interment immediately following.
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CHERYL ANNE FOSTER- RODGERS, 53, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Baptist East Hospital. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 6, 2012 at Harrison's Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue from 5-7 p.m. The Funeral Ceremony will be held Saturday, July 7 at Jordan River Church Ministries, 616 Scott Street at 10a.m. Interment will follow in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. She leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Sadie Foster Casey, her stepfather, Rev. Joel Casey, sister, Rev. Stacey Andrienne Foster, two brothers, Reginald Allen Foster, Rochelle Anthony Foster, and a host of other relatives.
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Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 5, 2012

TIMOTHY BURGESS MCREE, 43, died on Saturday, June 30, 2012.  The Visitation will be on Friday, July 6 from 9-9:55 am at Union Grove Worship Center, 905 Ayers with Funeral Ceremony at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Beverly F. McRee, his mother Shirley Ann McRee, his children Jayden McRee, Demarius Francis and Kenneth Francis; his sisters Lois Dixon, Connie Duckett, Freddie Duckett, Deirdra McRee, Angela (Steve) Sidney, all of Memphis, TN, his brothers Keith Duckett, Willie McRee, Jr., James (Sharon) McRee, all of Memphis, TN.


MICHAEL RAY GRANT, SR., 58, of Memphis, tree trimmer, graduate of Messick High School, died on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital. Family will receive friends on Thursday, July 5, from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Friday, July 6, from 10-10:55 a.m. at Greater New Shiloh Baptist Church, 839 Maywood St. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Pastor Fred C. Lofton officiating. Interment in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. He leaves to cherish his memory, his sons, Michael Ray (Denise) Grant, Jr. and James Travis; his mother, Julia L. Richardson; two sisters, Tracy Richardson and Amy Richardson; three brothers, Carl (Misty) Parson, Vincent (Marcy) Parson and Troy Richardson; three stepbrothers, Melvin Banks, William Brittman and Reverend Raford Savage; one granddaughter, London Grant; one uncle, Harry Grant, Sr.; two aunts, Gloria Turner and Khadijah Muhammad and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John Parson, brother, John Patrick and stepfather, Willie Richardson. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 1, 2012

EVELYN DELORIS PORTER, 59, of Memphis, retired employee of Federal Bureau of Investigation, school crossing guard for City of Memphis, alumnae of Melrose High School Class of 1972, died on Monday, June 25, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital. Visitation, Monday, July 2 from 10-10:55 a.m. at New Life Holiness COGIC, 5680 Winchester Road, where she was a member, with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m., Pastor Fredrick Smith officiating. Interment in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Brandon Lee Porter; her mother, Erma Jean Porter; six sisters, Debra A. Boddie, Linda F. Porter, Sheryl B. (J. C.) Smith, Phyquita L. Porter, Theresa Porter and Verlisa (Alfred) Bowen; one brother, Tyrone Porter, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 29, 2012
JESSE BENJAMIN ROSE, SR., 65, of Memphis, retired Field Manager for Memphis Light, Gas, & Water, alumnus of Carver High School and attended Lemoyne-Owen College died on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Visitation, Wednesday, June 20, from 10-11:55 a.m. at Moody Chapel CME Church, 1608 South Cooper St. with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Dr. Ruth O. Bryant Pastor Reverend Randy James officiating. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Kisha Rose (Mario) Wiley of Suwanee, GA and Jesse B. Rose, Jr. of Memphis, TN; his mother, Florcella Rose; two sisters, Bertha Jones and Birdie Maxwell, one brother, Joseph Weldon Rose, two grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one brother, George Rose, Jr. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. (901)452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 19, 2012

ANDREW DEVON (A.D.) HURNS, 73, of Chicago, IL., died on Thursday, June 7, 2012.  Local survivors include his sisters, Vivian (Curtis) Dillihunt, Ann Jennett (Jasper) Dowdy, and Linda F. Carter; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Visitation - Monday, June 18, 2012 from 10am-12:00 Noon at Harrison's Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Graveside service will follow with Military Honors and Interment at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hil Irene Road at 1:00 pm.

 


CLYDE STEPHENS, 83, of Memphis, retired maintenance supervisor for the City of Compton and U.S. Army Veteran died on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Family will receive friends on Friday, June 8, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Midtown Church of Christ, 1930 Union Avenue where he was a member. Visitation, Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 10-10:55 a.m. at Midtown Church of Christ with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. with Brother Harold Redd officiating. Interment with Military Honors Monday, June 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Pastor Dale A. (Peggy) Stephens, Reverend Christopher L. (Toni) Stephens, Shirley Briggs Stephens, Gwendolyn Bravo, Clyde D. Stephens, Canary S. Stephens, Clinton L. Stephens and Lisa E. (Deon) Figures, his siblings, Earnestine Porter, Overzenia (Isaiah) Latham, and Julius Stephens, thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Garfield Stephens and Floyd Stephens. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. (901)452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 7, 2012

GEORGE WILLIE JOHNSON, 70, of Bartlett, U. S. Army Veteran, U. S. Marine Retiree, retired chemical operator for PCS Nitrogen, Inc., alumnus of Ripley High School, died on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Methodist Hospital North. Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Friday, June 8, 2012 from 10-11:55 a.m. at Full Gospel Tabernacle, 787 Hale Rd. where he served on the Deacon Board and was a member of the Male Chorus with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment with Military Honors in West Tennesse Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill-Irene Rd. with The Reverend Al Green officiating. His life and legacy will be remembered by his loving and devoted wife of 30 years, Annie Y. Hall Johnson; his children, Georgianna De Vonne Johnson, Gregory D. Johnson and Rodney (Michelle) Hall, his mother Irene Thomas Sprewer; his siblings, Douglas Richard (Wendy), Ronald Eric, and Lisa (Eddie) Riley; his godson, Adrian Stitt; nine grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and a host of close relatives and friends. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. 901-452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 6, 2012

SADIE R. BROWN, 95, of Byhalia, MS died on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at her residence.  The Family will receive friends on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Newell Chapel CME Chuch, 3085 Moore Road, Byhalia, MS from 5pm-7pm.  Visitation will be Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 11am-11:55am at New Chapel CME Church with Funeral Ceremony at 12:00 Noon.  Interment to follow in New Chapel CME Church Cemetery.

KEITH ALLEN SPAIN, 48, died Monday, May 14, 2012 at Delta Medical Center.  Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN.

 


ROSCOE DOVER, 62, of Memphis, retired employee of Memphis Park Commission, shop steward of AFSCME 1733, graduate of Melrose High School - Class of 1968 died on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Methodist University Hospital. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation - Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 10-11:55 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah CME Church, 2490 Park Avenue where he was a member with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon, Pastor Willie Ward, Jr. officiating. Interment - New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road. He leaves to cherish his life and legacy, his children, Ina “Tricy” Dover (Andre) Buford, Marcus D. (Chiquita) Dover, Ashley C. (Tremaine) LaBarre, two grandchildren; two aunts, Lela B. Wright and Ella B. Yancy; his nieces and nephew; and a host of other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his only sister, Delores Dover Morris. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 18, 2012

CAECILIA HUDSON, 77, passed away May 12, 2012. Visitation will be on Friday, May 18, 2012 at Central Area Church of Christ, 3856 So. Mendenhall from 11:00 am - 12:55 pm with Funeral Ceremony at 1:00 pm.  Interment will be on Monday, May 21, 2012 in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Harrison’s Funeral Home, 901-452-7331

 


ROBERT HENRY McKINNEY, SR., 80, of Memphis, husband of 55 years of Ruth N. McKinney, retired employee of Stephenson’s Big Star and Guardsmark, died on Friday, May 11, 2012. The following services will be held at New Wright’s Chapel Baptist Church 3892 Knight Arnold Rd., where he was a lifetime member and served faithfully on the Deacon Board, Sunday School Teacher, Male Chorus and Mass Choir. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the church. Visitation - Saturday, May 19 from 10-10:55 a.m., with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment with Military Honors Monday, May 21 at 11 a.m. West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Pastor Charles Parker, Sr. officiating. He leaves to cherish his life and legacy, his wife, Ruth; his sons, Robert, Jr. and Randolph (Latasha); his daughter, Brenda L. (Aubrey) Crutcher; his brothers, Theodore, Jr., J.C. (Rena), Oliver (Elizabeth), Willie (Marie) and George (Airwanna); his sisters, Geneva Tunstall and Mae Lee Montgomery, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Harrison’s Funeral Home, Inc. www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com (901)452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 16, 2012

LILLIAN GUY HALE, 94, of Memphis, widow of Obie Hale, retired from Memphis City Schools, and graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, died on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The following services will be held at Moody Chapel CME Church 1609 South Cooper Street where she was a longtime member. Family will receive friends at the church on Thursday, May 10, from 5-7 p.m. Visitation, Friday, May 11, 2012 from 10-10:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in Memphis National Cemetery. Dr. Ruth O. Bryant will be officiating.

BELINDA WALKER, 56, the loving wife of Edward Walker, died on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Methodist South Hospital.  The Visitation will be held on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Castalia Baptist Church, 1540 Castalia Street, Memphis, TN from 10-11:55 am with Funeral Ceremony to begin at 12:00 pm.  Interment in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Monday, May 7 at 11:00 am. Mrs. Belinda Abston Walker leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Edward Lee Walker, seven brothers, Leroy Sonny Abston (Mary) of Memphis, TN, Tommy Abston, Daniel Abston (Lorraine), Angus Abston, Stanley Abston (Vanessa), all of Cleveland, OH, Leslie Abston (Trease), Alvin Abston (Judy), both of California, her sister Bertha Abston of California, her mother-in-law Emma Lee Walker, eight brothers-in-law, Elijah Walker, Jr., Eric Lee Walker, Timothy Walker, Reginald James Walker all of Memphis, TN, Richard Martin (Janet) of Orlando, FL, four sisters-in-law, Emma Sue Hulbert (DonJullian), Eloise Fisher (Rollie), Linda Marie Scott (Clyde) all of Memphis, TN and Jamesetta Lee Hall of Denver, CO; two aunts, Mattie Pearl Lane (Richard) of Springfield, MI, Lottie B. Eason, of Memphis, TN, two uncles, Table Abston, and Bennie Moody both of Memphis, TN and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

 

 


JANICE DAVIS JEANS, 83, of Memphis, TN, a retired self-employed beautician, widow of Curtis Lee Jeans, Sr., died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital. The visitation will be Wednesday, May 2 from 10-11:55 a.m. at Parkway Gardens United Presbyterian Church, 1005 W. Shelby Drive; the Funeral Ceremony to follow at 12 Noon with Repast following the Funeral Ceremony. Interment will be in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road on Thursday, May 3 at 9:30 a.m. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her children, Dr. Rev. Andrea Jeans, Curtis L. Jeans, Jr. (Yolanda) of Buford, GA, Donnie Jeans (Shirley), Derrell Jeans (Flora); two sisters, Faye D. Lee, Dr. Cheryl Jones (Fred), Carl Davis (Ollie) of Chicago, Il, Rev. Maurice Davis (Gina) of Southfield, MI, her loving granddaughter, Andrea Herenton (Rodney), seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives.

MARC GRAHAM THOMAS, 28, of Memphis, TN, died Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Methodist South Hospital.  He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother Sandra Graham Barlow, his father Terry Thomas, two sisters Brittani Barlow and Christina Barlow and a host of other relatives.  The Visitation will be held Saturday, April 28th at Harrison's Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue from 10-10:55 am with the Funeral Ceremoney to begin at 11:00 am.  Interment will follow in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road.

 

 


ARMINTER JEAN MACLIN JOHNSON, 74, of Memphis, wife of Nathaniel Johnson, homemaker, devoted member of Monument of Faith Baptist Church, died Saturday April 14, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Monument of Faith Church, 4605 New Allen Rd. She will lie in state Saturday, April 21, from 10-11 a.m. at Holy Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 4590 New Allen Rd, the funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Pastor Kenneth Bohanna officiating. Interment to follow at Historic Elmwood Cemetery. She leaves to cherish her memory, one son, Sylvester Johnson; and one daughter, Nashonda Jean Johnson; four grandchildren, Natcole West Artic (Rahim), Sylvester Johnson II, Tres Anthony Johnson, and Chad Everett Johnson; five great-grandchildren, Kinslo Artic, Amya Johnson, Genesis Johnson, Zach Johnson, and Kingston Artic. A godchild, Traci Miskel; two sisters, Essie Jewel Maclin, of Milwaukee and Frances Helen Gee (Clyde) of Caledonia WI; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her godson, Michael Gee, five brothers, R.C. Maclin, Peter Maclin, Nesbitt Maclin, Joesph Maclin, and Johnie Maclin.

WILL T. ROSE, 57, died April 14, 2012. The Family will receive friends on Friday, April 20, 2012 at Harrison's Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue from 5-7pm.  The Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Harrson's Funeral Home from 10-11:55 am with Funeral Ceremony starting at 12 Noon.  Interment in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road.

 

 


Victor Andre Barber, 44, of Memphis, TN, an Environmental Specialist for TBA, died Saturday, April 7, 2012 at High-lands of Memphis. The Family will receive friends on Friday, April 13, at Harrison’s Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue from 5-7 p.m. Visitation will be Saturday, April 14, at Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church, 1248 Haynes Road from 9-9:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony to follow at 10 a.m. Interment immediately following in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Vera Miller; father, VC Barber, wife Maria Barber; six children, Wayneisha, Whitney, VicTorria, Victor, Jr., Andrea and Terrion, one sister Jacquelyn Wright, one brother, Bobby Barber, a special friend Pat Carter, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. One brother, Jerry Bowers, preceded him in death.

LEON TAYLOR, 61, a U.S. Army Veteran and a Retired Electric Line Foreman for MLGW, died Monday, April 2, 2012 at Methodist South in Memphis, TN. He is survived by his children, Corey Taylor and DeLeon Carr, four sisters, Darnell Sharp (Eldred), Joyce Howell (Ronald), Kathy Jean Morris and Janice Taylor, five brothers, Joe C. Foster, Lawrence Billy Foster, Timothy Foster, Thaddeus Taylor and Rodney Taylor, and a special friend Faith Edison and a host of other relatives. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 9 at Harrison’s Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes from 5-7 p.m. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 10 at Brown Baptist Church, 980 E. Stateline Road, Southaven, MS from 10-10:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony to follow at 11 a.m., Pastor Bartholomew Orr officiating. Interment will be in the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road, with Military Honors at 1:30 p.m.

 

 


LEWIS CANNON, JR., 54, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Family will receive friends on Friday, April 6 at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, 6580 Hwy 57, Rossville, TN from 4-6 p.m. Visitation will be on Saturday, April 7 from 12-12:55 p.m. with Funeral Ceremony to follow at 1 p.m., Pastor Terry Smith officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Rossville, TN. He is survived by his loving wife Della Cannon, his children Tiffany Farr (Korell), Roy Springfield and Rory Springfield, five sisters, three brothers, two grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 


LATONYA DENNETTE NEWSOM, 47, was born in Kansas City, Missouri November 30, 1964. She was employed at Aafes for 20 years and recently worked at TJ Maxx. God called her home Friday, March 30, 2012 at Methodist University Hospital. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 7 at Chelsea Avenue Church of Christ, 2334 Chelsea Avenue from 10-10:55 a.m. Funeral Ceremony will follow at 11 a.m., Brother Brett Foxx officiating. Interment will be in Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 S. Dudley. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Rodney Newsom; she is survived by two sons, Darryl Wright-Lester and wife Stacy and granddaughter Izabella, Roger Wright-Lester and wife Jessica, four daughters Denae McNair and husband Darryl and grandson Darryl, Brittany Bowens husband Milton and granddaughter Zarria, Shaunita Lester grandkids LaNaya and Gabriel Galloway, Denise Lester granddaughter Kalina Traywick, two step-daughters Jasmine Newsom and Jalisa Newsom, parents Alford and Anita Abernathy, three sisters Theresa Douglas, Cynthia Tapp, and Viola Abernathy, preceded after death of Alferd Abernathy and survived by five brothers Victor Abernathy, Terril Abernathy, Roger Abernathy, Brandon Abernathy, and Cordae Abernathy and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 


CHARLES MARTELLOUS ECHELS, 70, a U.S. Army Veteran, a retired employee of Kellogg’s, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at his resident. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 5 at Greater Community Temple, 5151 Winchester Road from 10-11:55 a.m. The Funeral Ceremony will follow at 12 Noon, Pastor Brandon B. Porter officiating. Interment will be in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road, with Military Honors, at 2 p.m. His life and legacy will be remembered by his loving and devoted wife, Ann Y. Echels, his children, Monica James (Toney), Seth Miller, Jr. (Karen), Reginald T. J. Miller (Trina), his brother Fred D. Echels, Jr. (Geraldine), his cousin Ronald K. Burford (Carol) and a host of nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and other relatives and friends.

 

 


MAXINE FERGUSON, 81, of Memphis, widow of James H. Ferguson, Sr., retired dietician for Merryland Day Care Center, alumna of Melrose High School, died on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at her residence. Visitation, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 from 10-11:55 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah CME Church, 2490 Park Avenue where she was a member of the Gospel Choir with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road. Pastor Willie Ward, Jr. officiating. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Darrell Ray Ferguson, Michael W. Ferguson, and Janet D. (Alan) Taylor, two sisters, Corace Jean Brown and Elizabeth Ann Robinson, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

RUBY W. JONES, 89, of Memphis, widow of Dolphus Jones, Sr., retired domestic worker and the last of sixteen siblings, died on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Graceland Nursing Center. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 24 at Greater New Shiloh Baptist Church, 829 Maywood Street from 10-11:55 a.m., where she was a longtime member, served the Choir, Rose of Sharon and Golden Girls. Funeral ceremony will follow at 12 Noon. Interment, Monday, March 26 at 11 a.m. in Memphis National Cemetery, 3568 Townes Avenue. Dr. Fred C. Lofton officiating. Her life and legacy will be cherished by her sons, Dolphus Jones, Jr., Chriss (Rose) Jones and Eary (JoAnn) Jones, eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

 

 

LOUELLA SMITH, 81, died, March 12, 2012. Wake ~ Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - Harrisons Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue, Memphis, TN 9:00 am - 10:55 am Service ~ Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - Harrison's Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue, Memphis, TN 11:00 am Burial ~ To Follow in West Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road, Memphis, TN

 

MINNIE PEARL GADDY, 64, of Memphis, retired employee at Regional Medical Center and MIFA, alumnus of Eastside High School died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Methodist University Hospital. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 7, from 3-5 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel. 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Thursday, March 8, from 10-10:55 a.m. at Prospect CME Church, 6679 E. Raines Rd. where she served on the Usher Board with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in Prospect Cemetery, Byhalia, MS. She leaves to cherish her memory, her brothers, Willie Gene (Ruby Nell) Gaddy, Joe Mark Gaddy, Eddie Lee Gaddy, Jr. and Tony Gaddy, her aunts, Margaret Yarbrough and Gladys Bowen, a dear cousin, Gussie Holmes and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

 


JAMES A. CHAPMAN, 90, a retired Crane Operator for Chromasco, a US Army veteran, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Veterans Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He was affectionately known as “Granddaddy” in the Orange Mound Community. His life and legacy will be remembered by his children Shirley J. Ward, Ethel Chapman, James C. (Betty) Chapman, Otis Ward, and Grady Chapman, his grandchildren Sheronda Ward, Tamala C. Brown, Nycole T. Chapman, Tracie D. Chapman, and Brenina R. Williams. Mr. Chapman will lie in state on Saturday, March 3, from 11:30 a.m.-1:25 p.m. at Mt. Gilliam Baptist Church, 1029 Raymond Street with Funeral Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor David Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road in Memphis.

 

 


CLIMMONS JONES, SR., 72, of Memphis, husband of Lessie L. Jones, retired security officer for Sears and Orgill Brothers, died on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at his residence. The following services will be held at Union Grove Baptist Church, 904 Ayers where he was a longtime member and sang in the Male Chorus. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 2, from 4-7 p.m. at Union Grove. Visitation, Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 10-10:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 am. Interment will follow in Galilee Memorial Gardens, 8283 Ellis Road. Pastor Corey D. Johnson officiating. He leaves to cherish his memory four children, Edward Jones, Climmons (Angie) Jones, Jr., Jennifer Jones and Fredrick (Dorinda) Jones, his sister, Mae Liza Brewster, his brothers, Joseph Jones, Eliger (Mary) Jones and Williams Jones, Jr., eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

 

RUTHIE MAE BROWN, 70, died February 21, 2012.

 


Y. C. ALEXANDER, JR., 72, of Memphis, widower of Ella Mae Alexander, retired stocker of Robilio’s/ Big Star, died on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Methodist University. Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 5-6:55 p.m. with a Life Tribute Ceremony at 7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Graveside service and interment Friday, February 24, 2012 at 11 a.m. inMemorial Park South Woods, 5484 Hacks Cross Road. He leaves to cherish his memory, three children, Pamela Fason, Michael Alexander, and Kimberly (Jackie) Wilson, four sisters, Hazel Jean (Olando) Harris, Carolyn Berry, Sharon (Andre) Fleming, and Patricia Bogan, four brothers, Calvin Alexander, William (Linda) Bogan, Nathaniel (Linda) Bogan and Kenneth Alexander, seven grandchildren, one great- grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 


RICHARD HOLCOMB, SR., 81, widower of Ella Holcomb, retired waiter of 50 years of Four Way Grill, U.S. Army Veteran, died on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Parkway Health & Rehab. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel. 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 10-10:55 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah CME Church, 2490 Park Avenue where he served on the Steward Board, Usher Board and Methodist Men’s Ministry with Funeral Ceremony at 11 am. Interment with Military Honors in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road. He leaves to cherish his memory, two sons, Richard Holcomb, Jr. and Riccardo Holcomb, his brother, George Holcomb, Jr., his oldest aunt, Bernice Martin, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, his loving and devoted companion, Thelma Yancey and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

 

 

REUBEN ELLIS, JR., 52, died Sunday, February 12, 2012. Mr. Ellis will lie in state on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 10-10:55 a.m. with funeral ceremony to begin at 11 a.m. at New Harvest Missionary Baptist Church, 2532 Warren Street, Reverend Kenneth Pinkney officiating. Interment will be in Carbon Hill, AL in Carbon Hill Memorial Gardens.

 


LLOYD LEE HALL, 68, of Memphis, retired compounding operator of Schering Plough, 1962 graduate of Father Bertrand, U. S. Army veteran, communicant of St. Augustine Catholic Church and member of Knights of Peter Claver, died on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Veterans Medical Center at Memphis. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Wednesday, February 15, from 10-10:55 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1169 Kerr Avenue with Funeral Mass at 11 a,m. Interment with Military Honors in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 42 years, Carolyn D. Braden Hall, his loving son, Gregory V. Hall, his mother, Beatrice Hall Frye, his sister, Barbara A. Dortch-Okara, three grandchildren, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

PAUL SMITH, 70, of Memphis, died on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at South Parkway Health & Rehab. He is survived by his children, Kimball Smith, Leon Seals, Ethel Jo Dunlap, and Reginald Smith; his sisters, Katherine Griffin, Ethel Britt; his brother, Carey Smith; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 10, at Harrison’s Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue from 5-7 p.m. Mr. Smith will lie in state from 10-11:55 a.m. Saturday, February 11, at Lagoshen Baptist Church, 490 Lagoshen Dr., Moscow, TN; the Funeral Ceremony will be held at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in Lagoshen Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

 

 


CLARA BERNICE STITT, 88, of Memphis, died on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Quince Healthcare and Rehabilitation. She leaves to cherish her loving memory three daughters, Patricia (Fred) Pierce, Edna Butler, and Brenda (James) Hester, two aunts, Carrie Stowers of Columbus, OH and Elise Glass of Indianapolis, IN, twenty-four grandchildren, fifty great-grandchildren and twenty eight great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie V. Stitt, two daughters, Beatrice Hamilton and Annie Bell Smith, three sons, Johnnie Stitt, George Stitt, and Fentress Stitt. The family will receive friends at Harrison’s Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes on Thursday, February 9, from 4-7 p.m. Mrs. Stitt will lie in state on Friday, February 10, at Christ Missionary Baptist Church, 494 S. Parkway E. from 10-10:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m., Rev. Dr. Gina M. Stewart, officiating. Interment will follow in Memphis National Cemetery, 3568 Townes Avenue.

 

LINDA CAROLYN GOVAN, 61, of Memphis, died on Monday, January 30, 2012 at Baptist East Hospital. The Visitation will be held at Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc., 2647 Carnes on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 10-11:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horne Lake Road. Her life and legacy will be cherished by her daughter, Andreaneice, King, two sisters, Gretchen Govan, Katrina Govan; two brothers, Raymond Govan, Ronald Govan and one grandchild.

 


HELEN F. DAY, 58, of Memphis, retired screener for Argenbright Security and alumna of Carver High School, died on Friday, January 13, 2012 at Methodist University Hospital. The following services will be held at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 19, from 5-7 p.m. Visitation - Friday, January 20, from 10-11:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment - Historic Elmwood Cemetery 824 So. Dudley. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Rodney L. (Laquinta) Hurt and Latashia Nicole Hurt; her mother, Teresa Day; her sisters, Judy Bradley (Spencer) Crawford, Doris Day, Greta L. (Earl) Johnson, and Cassandra (Joe) Brooks; her brothers, Luther Blade, Harry Day, Julius Day, Jr. and Hal C. Day; two grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

MCKINZIE BURSI, infant baby girl, died on Saturday, January 14, 2012. Graveside service, Thursday, January 19 at 11:30 a.m., at Burdette Church Cemetery.

 


ARTHUR ROBERT WALLS “Wolfhound”, 66, born September 21, 1945, a graduate of Carver High School, a retired data processing technician for the Shelby County Government, and a U. S. Army Veteran, died Friday, January 6, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The family will receive friends at Harrison's Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue on Monday, January 16, from 5-7 p.m. The Funeral Ceremony will be held Tuesday, January 17 at St. John Baptist Church, 1656 Pendleton at 11 am. Interment with Military Honors will be in the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery following the funeral ceremony at 1 p.m. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Sheryl Walls, one stepdaughter, Yolonda Jett, three brothers, Jesse Walls, Jr. of Coldwater, MS, Lemuel Walls, of Flint, MI, Wendell Walls (Phyllis), three grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.


ROBERT “Rob-boy” SCALES, 78, of Memphis, TN, born in Germantown, TN in 1933 to the late George and Estelle Scales, died on Friday, January 6, 2012 at his home. He was a U. S. Army Veteran, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 13 from 4-7 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 7786 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN, where Mr. Scales served faithfully as a Deacon until his illness. The Funeral Ceremony will be on Saturday, January 14 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the New Bethel Church Cemetery. He leaves to celebrate his life, his loving and devoted wife, Dessie S. Scales, two daughters, Carolyn Wright and Minister Jacqueline Scales, two sons, Michael Scales, Sr. and Terry Scales, Sr., eighteen grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

 

 


HERBERT CLIFTON TATE, SR., 78, of Memphis, husband of 58 years of Juanita Shields Tate, retired teacher and coach for Memphis City Schools died on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Delta Medical Center. He was a communicant of St. Augustine Catholic Church, a graduate of Melrose High School, M. I. College, Southern University, and Trevecca College, U.S. Army Veteran, and member of NEA, TEA and MEA. Family will receive friends on Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 4-6 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Monday, January 9, 2012 from 10-10:55 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1169 Kerr Avenue with Funeral Mass at 11 a,m. Interment with Military Honors will be in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Juanita, his daughters, Vernita and Geri Tate, his sons, Herbert, Jr. and Phillip Tate, Sr., his sister, Irma Jean Tate Copeland of Chicago, IL, his brother, Don Tate (Carol) of Milwaukee, WI, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

MELVIN WOODEN MILLS, 76, made his transition from earth to his heavenly home on Friday, December 23, 2011 at Methodist Hospital South with his wife and daughter by his side.  After serving in the U.S. Navy, he began his career with the Federal Government as a Construction Engineer for the Department of Interior-Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC, Corps of Engineers in Memphis and retired from the Defense Depot Memphis as an Environmental Specialist. He leaves to celebrate his life, his loving and devoted wife, Linda F. Mills; one daughter, DeMella Wooden of Cleveland, OH; three sons, Melvin Andrew Wooden of Jacksonville, FL, Edwin Wooden of Cleveland, OH and Kevin Wooden of Broken Arrow, OK; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a devoted cousin, Mattie Wooden of Memphis.  The Visitation will be Tuesday, January 3, 2012 from 4-7 P.M. at Beulah Baptist Church, 2407 Douglass Avenue.  Graveside services will be Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at West Tennessee Veterans’ Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill-Irene Road with interment to follow. 

 

 

 

 

ELIZABETH LAWRENCE, 101, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehab.  Visitation will be Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from 10-10:55 am at The Jordan River Church Ministries, 616 Scott Street, with Funeral Ceremony to begin at 11:00 am, Dr. Gerald J. Jordan, officiating. Interment will follow in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road. 

JAMES EDWARD WATKINS, JR., 69, died December 14, 2011.  A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 2:30 pm in Memorial Park Southwoods, 5484 Hacks Cross Road with Burial to follow.

ROSE ANNA HAYES, 81, died Monday, December 12, 2011 at Methodist Hospital South.  The Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 from 10:00 am - 11:55 am at Harrison's Funeral Home, D. E. Thomas Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. The Funeral Ceremony will begin at 12:00 Noon.  Interment to follow in Galilee Memorial Gardens, 8283 Ellis Road.  She leaves to cherish her loving memory one son, James Edwin Hayes (Patricia), two daughters, Doris Suggas and Belinda Hayes, and one sister, Lilliam Hayes Hines of Chicago, IL, three nieces, 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

WILLIE B. MALONE, 88, died Sunday, December 11, 2011. The Visitation/Wake will be Thursday, December 22, 2011 from 9:00 am to 10:55 am at St. John Baptist Church, 1656 Pendleton Street with the Funeral Ceremony to begin at 11:00 am.   Interment in New Park Memorial Gardens following the service.  She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Mary E. Jeffries, Merlene Totton and Verline Brown of Clinton, MD, one sister Epsie Brooks.

LEROY BROWN, 64, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2011 at Methodist South.  The Visitation will be held on Friday, December 16, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Harrison's Orange Mound Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue.  Mr. Brown will lay In-State from 12:00 pm to 12:55 pm at Vance Avenue Holiness Church, 728 Tate Avenue; the Funeral Ceremony will begin at 1:00 pm.  The Interment will follow in Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 S. Dudley Street.

ANTHONY RAY CLAY, 54, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011.  The Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Harrison's Orange Mound Funeral Home, located at 2647 Carnes Avenue, Memphis, TN at 12:00 pm.

HENRY A. NEELY, 23, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Iberville County, LA.  The Visitation will be Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Harrison's Orange Mound Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue from 6pm-8pm.  The Funeral Ceremony will be Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at Solid Rock Christian Church, 4100 Ross Road.  The Interment will follow in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road.

DEBRA L. GRUNDY- CHALMERS, 57, of Memphis, alumnus of Southside High School Class of 1972, attended University of Memphis and was a student at Victory University died on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital. Family will receive friends on Friday, December 9, from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Saturday, December 10, from 10-10:55 a.m. at Cummings Street Baptist Church, 794 E. Raines Road where she served on the Ministerial Staff, Missionary Society, Kitchen Ministry, Seniors Ministry and Choir. Funeral ceremony at 11 a,m. Interment in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road. Pastor Gary Faulkner will be officiating. Her memory will be cherished by her husband, Willie L. Chalmers, her children, Jeremy Chalmers and Rhosalyn Chalmers, her father, Arthur Grundy, Sr., her sister, Janet (Marvin, Sr.) Colbert, her brother, Arthur (Vel) Grundy, Jr., her nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

 

HENRENE “Penny” ANDERSON HOOD, 70, died on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Thursday, December 8, from 10-11:55 a.m. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 2634 Carnes Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road.

 

 

 


RUSSELL MILTON CAMPBELL, 56, employee of Corps of Engineers, 1974 graduate of Melrose High School, attended Shelby State Community College and a U. S. Army veteran was found in his residence in Counce, Tennessee on December 4, 2011. Funeral ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 22 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Gilliam Baptist Church, 1029 Raymond Street. Interment with Military Honors West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road. He leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Angel Nicole Campbell and Terika Lyvette Campbell, two grandsons, Jaylon and Jordan Aldridge, his mother, Violet Waller Campbell, four sisters, Pauline Campbell-Albert, Maggie Mae Campbell, Rose Marie Campbell-Lewis (Jesse) and Denise Yvonne Hosey Campbell, three brothers, Booker T. Campbell, Jr. (Eunice), Reverend Dr. Sammy Campbell (Joyce) and Dr. Dennis Lee Campbell (Angela), one half-brother, Charles Campbell, one aunt, one uncle, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

 

CAROL D. SCALES WATSON, 53, died November 30, 2011.

JEFFREY E. DORTCH, JR., 31, died November 14, 2011. The Visitation will be Wednesday, November 23 at Harrison's Orange Mound Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue from 10:00 am to 11:25 am, the Funeral Ceremony to follow at 11:30 am. 

REV. LEROY ANDERSON, 66, of Memphis, Pastor of Mt. Olive CME Church Somerville, TN, retired employee of Memphis Light, Gas & Water, U. S. Army veteran,member of Temple of Love CME Church, and member of Ministerial Alliance died on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 15, from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Wednesday, November 16, from 10-11:55 a.m. at Mount Olive Cathedral CME Church, 538 Linden Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment with Military Honors in Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Avenue. He leaves to cherish his loving wife of 43 years, Martha L. Anderson, his devoted children, Gerald D. (Sharon) Anderson, Derrell Anthony Anderson, Timothy Lee Anderson, Keith R. (Renee) Anderson, Marco D. (Terika) Anderson and Clifton Athalone, his siblings, Clyde Phelps, Jr., Carolyn (George) Sullivan, Samuel (Janet) Phelps, and Renee (T. J.) Blackwell, eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

CARLO M. RODGERS, 39, passed November 6, 2011.


ANNIE MAE JONES, 78, died on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

ROCHELL CADE, SR., 77, of Memphis, widower of Velma R. Cade, retired welder of Dover Elevator, and member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church died on Monday, October 31, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 3-5 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home. 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Saturday, November 5, from 11-11:55 a.m. at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 1410 Pillow Street with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road. His life will be cherished by his children, Delois (Ricky) Bryant of Somerville, TN and Rochell (Sharon) Cade, Jr. of Memphis, TN, his sister, Mary Little, ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

RUTHIE LEE WADE, 58, of Memphis, retired customer service representative for Internal Revenue Service, alumnus of Hamilton High School and member of Divine Life Church died on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital. Visitation, Saturday, October 29, from 10-10:55 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church 7786 Poplar Pike with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m., Pastor Tony Wade officiating. Ruthie leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, Ursula N. Carter, M.D. of Atlanta, GA and April C. Butts of Memphis, TN, her mother, Florence Featherstone Wade, her siblings, Wilma Tyler, Paulette Lipford, Shirley Verges, Julius (Sharon) Wade and Belinda Williams all of Memphis, TN and a host aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

Garfield Stephens, 89, of Memphis, retired Nursing Assistant of the V.A. Medical Center, U. S. Army Veteran, died October 15, 2011 at Foxbridge Assistant Living Center. Family will receive friends on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel. 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Friday, October 21, from 10-10:55 a.m. at Midtown Church of Christ, 1930 Union Avenue where he was a member and deacon with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will be in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road. Garfield leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 69 years, Pauline Stephens; his daughters, Claudia (Ed) Vaughn, Verna (Ted) Crockett, Gerri (Ron) Purcell, Carol (Bill) Reed, Vickie Finch, Janice (Willie) McDowell, Beverly (Arthur) Norfleet, Patrice (James) Moore; host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. One son, Eddie James Stephens preceded him in death.

 

 

 

MICHAEL SULLIVAN, 52, of Memphis, died on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Visitation, Monday, October 17, from 9-10:55 am. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Ave with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in Bethlehem Cemetery, Moscow, TN.

DEMETRIOUS HUGHES, 43, of Memphis, Tennessee, died on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.  She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Keishun Leakes and a host of other family and friends.  The Visitation will be held in her memory on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 9:00 am to 10:55 am at Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc., D. E. Thomas Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue, Memphis, TN.  The Funeral Ceremony will follow at 11:00 am.  The Interment to be held in Mt. Vernon Church Cemetery, Rossville, TN following the service. 

CHRISTANN “Mickey” ARNETT, 55, of Moscow, TN, died on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis. Family will receive friends on Friday, October 7, from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation Saturday, October 8, from 9-10:55 a.m. at Gospel Center Temple COGIC, 16885 Highway 57, Moscow, TN where she served as choir member and assistant choir secretary. Funeral ceremony at 11 a.m. with interment in Bethlehem Cemetery. Her life will be forever cherished by her children, Jeremy T. Malone, Nathaniel Malone, Darrick (Shuntell) Malone, Russell Malone, Lametress (Barry) Franklin, Shemeka (Henry) Malone, Quchandria Malone, Carin Malone, Turalyn Malone and Chrisa Malone; her siblings, Minnie (James) Adams, Betty Arnett, Rosaline Jones, Ida (Sam) Sanders, Dorothy (Jimmy) Polk, Verdine Sanders, Bertha Lewis, Emma (Sam, Jr.) Billingsley, Jamie Tolbert, Rosie (Robert) Stotts, John (Doris) Arnett, Frank Arnett, Willie Arnett, Russell (Dora) Arnett, Sylvester (Ida Mae) Arnett and Melvin (Lisa) Arnett; twelve grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

TIMOTHY MULL, JR., 74, of Memphis, retired employee of Orgill Bros., Memphis City Schools and Walgreens, died on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Methodist University. Visitation: Monday, September 26, 2011 from 5-6:55 p.m. at Lord’s Tabernacle Holiness Church 2818 Midland Avenue where he was a member with Funeral Ceremony at 7 p.m.. Bishop Philemon Turner officiating. Interment Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10 a.m. in Historic Elmwood Cemetery 824 So. Dudley. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife, Bobbie L. Dye-Mull, three children, Rita Goens (Don), Twanna Mull, and Terry Mull, three stepchildren, Rodriquez Heard, Erica Seaton, and Octavius Parker, his loving sister, Barbara Mull Doss, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

DEMETRIUS CORTEZ ANDERSON, JR., 9, died September 18, 2011.  Memorial Service, Saturday, September 24, 2011 at New Bethel Full Gospel Baptist Church, 2225 Ball Road.

WILLIE B. CRADDOCK, 85, of Memphis, retired employee of Exxon and also worked in lawncare for more than 20 years, died on Saturday, September 17, 2011. Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation: Friday, September 23, 2011 from 12-12:55 p.m. at Greater Faith Baptist Church, 920 Haynes Street where he was a member with funeral ceremony at 1 p.m. Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 So. Dudley. Pastor James Cutter, Jr. will be officiating. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 64 years, Mary Frances Craddock, his children, Bertha Craddock, Dorrean Porter (Donald), Madie M. Craddock, and Dennis Craddock (Yvonne), his sisters, Sharmelle Craddock and April Craddock, seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, his special grandson, Marvin Craddock (Michelle) and a host of other relatives and friends. Three children preceded him death, Ida, Willie V., and Jinneal.

DOROTHY DOUGLAS COLE, 83, of Memphis, retired cashier for McCrory’s died on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Delta Medical Center. She was married to the late Samuel Douglas, Sr. and later married Bennie Cole who also preceded her in death. Family will receive friends on Friday, September 23, from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 9-9:55 a.m. at Greater Middle Baptist Church. 4982 Knight Arnold Road where she was a member with Funeral ceremony at 10 a.m. Pastor Robert Mason will be officiating. Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery 824 So. Dudley. Her legacy will be cherished by her children, Samuel Douglas (Barbara), Thelma Ellis (Nelson), Blanche Stone (Charles), Rochell Douglas, Carmack Douglas, Dwight Douglas (Monica), Tschavia Quinn (James), Gloria Douglas and Jeffery Ann Parson (Victor), twenty-nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Byhalia - CURTIS MALONE, SR., 68 Visitation, Sunday, September 11, from 3-5 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Funeral ceremony Monday, September 12, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Byhalia, MS. Interment in the church cemetery.

CORTRELL JONES, 80, of Memphis, retired supervisor for Memphis Defense Depot, U. S. Army veteran, shoe shine entrepreneur at Memphis International Airport, alumnus of Melrose High School and Lemoyne Owen College died on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital. Family will receive friends on Friday, September 9, from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Saturday, September 10, from 10-10:55 am at Divine Faith Baptist Church (located in Greater St. Thomas) 4655 Apple Cove where he was a charter member with funeral ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment , Tuesday, September 13, at 10:30 a.m. in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road with Pastor Bobby G. Baker officiating. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Gloria J. Jones, his children, Yvonne Cortrell Jones, Jacqueline Denise Jones Smith, Janet Elizabeth Jones, Torcy Yvette Jones, Julius Knight, Dedrick Wiggins, Susan Menefee and Joseph Taylor, twenty-seven grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, his mother-in-law, Susie Ransom, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, send memorials to Divine Faith Baptist Church.

FRED DRAPER, SR., 90, of Memphis, widower of Cleopatra Jones Draper, retiree of the U. S. Postal Service after 34 years, World War II Army Veteran, Park Avenue Alumni Association and National Communications Association passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011 at Baptist Trinity Hospice House. Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation Friday, September 9, 2011 from 10-10:55 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church 1656 Pendleton St. where he served on the Trustee and Usher Board with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment with Military Honors in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd., Pastor James Delaney officiatiing. His legacy will be cherished by his children, Jean Draper Gilliland, Jo Grante, Fred Draper, Jr., and Omalisa Draper; six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of other relatives and dear friends. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials be sent to Baptist Trinity Hospice House 1520 W. Poplar Avenue Collierville, TN 38017.

PRECIOUS MONIQUE WOODS, 39, of Memphis, CNA for Cordova Estates Assisted Living died on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital - Bartlett. Family will receive friends on Friday, August 26, from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison's Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Saturday, August 27, from 10-11:55 a.m. at Pillar of Faith Evangelical Deliverance Church 4088 St. Elmo Avenue where she was a member with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment, in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. Her memory will be cherished by her children, Ashley M. Woods, Rodney D. Higgins, Jr., Daniel M. Woods and Rodnecia L. Woods, her parents, Frank Wilkins and Beverly Wilson, her sisters, Regina D. Baker (Percy), Rosalind D. Woods, and Veronica Hall (Timothy), her granddaughter, A'ziya M. Houston her grandmother, Orether J. Scales; her companion, Rodney D. Higgins, Sr., and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

WILLIE SOLOMON, JR., 66, of Memphis, retired maintenance mechanic, died on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at his residence. Family hour will be held on Friday, August 19, from 4-5 p.m. Visitation Saturday, August 20, from 10-10:55 a.m. at Christ Baptist Church, 1615 Roosevelt Road, where he served as a deacon. Funeral ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in New Sardis Church Cemetery. His memory will be cherished by his children, Teresa Irene Solomon, Tracy Solomon (Adrian) Clark, Gregory Tomas Solomon, Minek Michelle Solomon and Cedric Andre’ Solomon; his sisters, Georgia Mae Solomon Dorsey, Birda L. Solomon Hardy and Lizzie L. Luckey (Charles) Howell; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

DeLores Cleaves Tuggle was born June 4, 1943. She departed this life August 16, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Tuggle retired after operating her own licensed home family child care for 32 years. Because of her love and commitment to children, she was instrumental in the implementation of certified Family and Group Child Care Homes in West Tennessee. Mrs. Tuggle was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, “neighborhood” mother and friend. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Willie L. Tuggle; two sons, Antonio Tuggle and Dr. Anthony Tuggle (Jacquelyn); three grandchildren; one great-grandson; two aunts, Willie Pearl Sellers and Katherine Cleaves; and a host of nieces, relatives, and friends. Please contact Harrison Funeral Home (901) 452-7331 for visitation details. Funeral will be August 19, 11 a.m. St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1169 Kerr.

CLAUDIA MAE TATE, 83, of Memphis, widow of Ernest L. Tate, retired crossing guard, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in Houston, Texas. Funeral Ceremony will be held on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 11 a.m. at World Overcomers Outreach Ministries, 6655 Winchester Road where she was a member. Apostle A. R. Williams will be officiating. Interment in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Rd. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her sons, Alvin (Vivian) Tate, Harold (Angelika) Tate, Kenneth (Carol) Tate and Maurice (Suzan) Tate; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

DIANNE MARSHALL SIMS, 62, of Memphis, an alumna of Lemoyne Owen College and Carver High School died on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Baptist Hospital East. Family will receive friends on Friday, July 29, 2011 at Harrison’s Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes from 5-7 p.m. Visitation, Saturday, July 30, from 10-11:55 a.m. at First Baptist Bartlett, 2775 Shelby Street with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Reverend Darryl McDonald officiating. Interment in Galilee Memorial Gardens, 8283 Ellis Rd. Her memory will be cherished by her daughter, Yulonda Marshall, and a host of family and friends.

JACQUELINE D. FINLEY ODOMES, 49, of Memphis, alumna of Fairley High School, former employee of FedEx and member of God’s House of New Beginnings, died on Friday, July 22, 2011 at her residence. Family will receive friends on Friday, July 29, 2011 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 10-10:55 a.m. at Church of the Living God CWFF, 1672 Vesey Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Bishop Elbert Jones officiating and Pastor Michael C. Love, Jr. eulogist. She leaves to cherish her memory, her parents, William D. (Estrella) Finley of Arlington, TN and Ella Tillman of Chula Vista, CA, her daughters, Deana Odomes, Nicole Odomes, and Arvellius Allen, her son, Gregory Odomes, two sisters, Sharon Finley and Angela Finley, four brothers, William Finley, II, Edward Finley, Andrew Finley and Steven Finley, six grandchildren, Travius, Cameron, Ariell, Tylan, Corniya and Caleeah, three aunts, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

CURTIS LYONS, 83, of Memphis, beloved husband of Bernice W. Lyons, retired painter, Korean War Army Veteran and spent 38 years in the United States Army Reserve and was a member of New Era Baptist Church. Family will receive friends on Monday, July 25, 2011 from 4-6 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 10-10:55 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2763 Spottswood Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Reverend Billy Jackson officiating. Interment with Military Honors in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. His memory will be cherished by his adopted son, Calvin Lyons, his loving sister, Laura Norris, two loving nieces, Pamela Williams and Patrice Norris, beloved uncle of Steve and Randy Norris, Barry and Daryl Campbell, four great-nephews, one great-niece, his sister-in-law, Marie Campbell (Charles) and a host of cousins and friends.

PHYLLIS ANN WILLIAMS KUYATEH, 60, of Memphis, phlebotomist for Methodist Healthcare, alumnus of Melrose High School, University of Memphis and Lemoyne Owen College, member of Order of Eastern Star died on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Methodist Hospital Germantown. The following services will be held at New Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church, 533 So. Mendenhall Road where she was a member and former choir director. Family will receive friends on Sunday, July 24, from 3-5 p.m. at the church. Visitation, Monday, July 25, from 11-11:55 a.m. with funeral ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Avenue with Pastor Chester Berryhill, Jr. officiating. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Kenya E Williams McTee, her grandchildren, Kaiah, Isaiah, Joshua, and Gia, her sister, Florida M. Parker, her stepmother, Estelle Williams, her half-brothers, Johnny Williams, Jr. (Sharon), and Lonnie Williams, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

VIRGINIA A. WATSON, 89, of Memphis, TN, alumna of Booker T. Washington died Thursday, July 7, 2011 at her resident. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 12 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Ave. Visitation Wednesday, July 13 from 10-10:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 2634 Carnes Avenue. Interment in Galilee Memorial Gardens, 8283 Ellis Road. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her brother David (Yvonne) Acey, her niece Virginia Acey and many other family and friends.

ERNEST JAMES JONES, 80, Of Memphis, TN, Pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Laws Hill, MS transitioned into eternal rest on Wednesday morning, July 6, 2011. He was President of the Miss. New Education State Congress, President of the Holly Springs Marshall County Congress and a retired Memphis City Schools teacher. He served in Korea as an interpreter and is an alumnus of Hamilton High School, Rust College, and the Herbert Brewster Theological Clinic. Family will receive friends on Monday, July 11, from 6-8 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Tuesday July 12, from 10-10:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. at Cane Creek Baptist Church, 1785 Elvis Presley. Interment at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road. His life and legacy will be cherished by his wife, Jennie Jones, six children, son, James (Connie) Jones, daughters, Janet (Ryland) Acey, Verna Dale Lucas, Maurice (Belinda) Jones of Houston, TX, Daryl Jones, Karen (LaMarcus) Johnson, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins and friends.

JAMES “Cookie Man” BRAZZEL, 75, died Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Methodist University Hospital. Mr. Brazzel, a retired Machine Operator with M&H Construction leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Bettye Brazzel, seven children, Allison (Carl) White, Bridgette Poole, Jocelyn (Larry) Bailey, CaSandra (Andre) Neyland, Michael Williams, Rodney Newsome, and Christopher Newsome and a host of grandchildren, family and friends. Funeral Ceremony, Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Living Word Outreach Ministries Church, 974 K.W. Williams Lane. Interment to follow in Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 So. Dudley

JAMES H. MAYO, 76, died Friday, July 1, 2011 at Poplar Point Health & Rehab. Mr. Mayo, a retiree of MLGW leaves to cherish his memory his loving children, Kimberly (Koury) Dickerson, Howard Mayo and James Mayo, five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Thursday, July 7, from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Funeral Ceremony will be Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill-Irene.

PRINCETON MASHARNE MARLOW, 16, of Memphis, student at Southwind High School, died on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 30, from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Friday, July 1, 2011 from 10-10:55 a.m. at New Directions Christian Center 6120 Winchester Rd. with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in Memorial Park Southwood, 5485 Hacks Cross Rd. His memory will forever be cherished by his devoted mother and stepfather, Patricia A. Marlow and Kenneth Scott, his father, Angelo M. Marlow, his sister, Whitney Rodgers, his grandparents, Jewel Stewart, Callie Rodgers and Gladys Scott, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

LEONARD DEAN WEST, with peace in every breath, favorite jazz tunes playing and love all around, died at home June 24, 2011. Born June 20, 1935 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to the late Amos West and Ruby DeBies, he grew up in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Memphis in the 70’s. Retiring after 18 years in advertising for Smith & Nephew Richards, he worked as a counselor at Alpha Omega Veterans Services and Foundations. In 2005 he was ordained a member of the Order of Interbeing through the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. As an artist, he created a diverse work in photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture and assemblages and exhibited in galleries and shows and taught at the Memphis College of Art and the FireHouse Community Arts Academy of the Memphis Black Arts Alliance. West leaves to celebrate his life his wife, Bennetta “Bennie” Nelson West, daughter Lynette West, sons Kevin (Ernestine) West, Leonard Robert West, Joshua Benjamin Parks and Jacob (Done’) Ford of Nashville, grandchildren LaDaun Griffin, Desmond Watkins of Los Angeles, Nikki West, Andrea Burks, Andrew Burks and Sarah Jeanette Batts. The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. until the memorial service at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 29 at the Quan Am Monastery, 3500 South Goodlett Street (off Winchester). In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be sent to the Memphis Black Arts Alliance (www.memphisblackartsalliance.org) or the Magnolia Grove Monastery (www.magnoliagrovemonastery.org)

PERCY JAMES FERGUSON, JR., 57, of Memphis, custodial worker for Memphis City Schools, alumnus of Melrose High School, U. S. Army Veteran died on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 28, from 4-6 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Ave. Visitation: Wednesday, June 29, from 10-10:55 a.m. at Greater Adelaide Ministries, 4748 Winchester Road where he was a member with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment with Military Honors in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd., Pastor Lee Andre’ Taber officiating. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving mother, Ora B. Ferguson; his son, Anthony Ferguson, his sisters, Irene (Milton) Murray, Betty (James) Chapman, Debra Ferguson, Lisa (Lee Andre’) Taber, his brother, Calvin Ferguson, and a special cousin, James (Lacy) Ferguson, Sr., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

WILLIE A. OLIVER, JR., 69, of Memphis, supervisor for K. T. G., USA, INC. and 1961 graduate of Delta Center High School died on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Friday, June 24, from 11-11:55 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah CME Church, 2490 Park Avenue where he was a member with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Pastor Willie Ward, Jr. officiating. Interment in Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, 5044 Fogg Rd, Hernando, MS. Willie will be remembered by his loving daughter, Yvette Oliver (Newman) Robertson, his granddaughter, Sydnie Lillian-Marie Robertson, his brother, Whitley A. Oliver, his sister, Callie L. (Charles) Jackson, his aunt, Callie V. Terrell and his nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie A. Oliver, Sr., and Beolia “Tot” Veazy Oliver, his brothers, Charles L. and James L. Oliver.

JUANITA B. SHIELDS-STRONG of Memphis, TN went to sleep in Jesus at the age of 101, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents Luther and Olivia Rogers, her brother Pastor W. C. Rogers, her sister Callie Branham, her husbands, Zellner Z. Shields, Sr., and Wash Strong, her sons, Zellner Z. Shields, Jr., and Dr. Leonard O. Shields. Celebrating the memory of a life well lived, are her five daughters and sons-in-law, Juanita S. (Herbert Tate, Sr.), Valeria S. (Dr. Arnett Montague, Sr.), of Memphis, TN., Loretta S. Young of Detroit, MI, Mamie S. (Paul Norman) of Bowie, MD, Janice S. (Elder Roy Gaiter, Sr.) of Birmingham, AL, twenty-five grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-great grandchildren. The celebration of her life will begin from 5-7pm, Tuesday, June 21, when the family will receive friends at Harrison’s Orange Mound Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue and continue Wednesday, June 22, from 11am to 12 noon at Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. Church, 2490 Park Ave. Burial will be in Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 S. Dudley. Please join the family as we celebrate the memory of our mother and grandmother, who was truly blessed by God and a blessing to us and many others.

JIMMIE LEE EDGERTON, 65, of Memphis, husband of Terry G. Edgerton, alumnus of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Rust College Holly Springs, U. S. Army Vietnam Veteran Army National Guard, died on Friday, June 10, 2011 at Veterans Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Monday, June 20, 2011 from 4-6 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from 11-11:55 a.m. at St. Therese of the Little Flower Catholic Church 1644 Jackson Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment with Military Honors in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Jimmie was an Auxiliary Probation Officer for Juvenile Court and Basketball Coach for Little Flower Catholic School. He will be forever remembered by his wife, Terry, his son, Arthur Erskine Grant, III and his daughter, Crystal A. Edgerton (John) Pruitt, his sisters, Betty Edgerton and Natley Walton, two brothers, Stanley (Justine) Edgerton and Johnny Edgerton, thirteen grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, send memorials to St. Teresa of the Little Flower Catholic Church.

JOYCE ANN KIRK THARP, 62, of Memphis, employee of City of Memphis Career Center, alumna of Booker T. Washington High School died on Monday, June 13, 2011. Family will receive friends on Friday, June 17, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 10-10:55 a.m. at Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church 4450 Knight Arnold Road, where Joyce served the Tribe of Asher, was a member of The Palms, a faithful Sunday School Teacher and a Ministry Assistant with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery 824 So. Dudley. Her life and legacy will be remembered by her daughter, Christal A. Tharp, her mother, Bernice Kirk, her sisters, Jacqueline Kirk (Sam) Rogers, Janice (Kenneth) Walker, Renee Kirk, and JoAnn Kirk, her brothers, Barry Kirk, Jerome (Phyllis) Kirk, Donald Kirk, and Darrell (Veronica) Kirk, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

THOMAS PARKS HALL, SR, 74, of Memphis, retired Memphis City Schools where he was the first black Vocational Supervisor, died June 7, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital. He was a U. S. Army Veteran, alumnus of Tuskegee Institute, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, and Memphis State University, and member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Thursday, June 16, from 10-10:55 a.m. at Coleman Avenue Church of Christ, 3380 Coleman Avenue where he was a member and song leader with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment with Military Honors-West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road with Brother John Deberry, Jr. officiating. Thomas leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 50 years, Rose Marie Smith Hall; his sons, Thomas P. Hall, Jr. and Timothy Wister Hall, his daughter, Tracie Marie (Lamont, Sr.) Matthews, his grandchildren; Rosemary Lauren, Lamont, Jr. and Alyssa Marie. One brother, Ivanhoe (Effie) Hall, four sisters, Rose Moore, Kathleen White, Estelle Collymore and Doris Richard; his mother-in-law, Laura Smith, his sisters-in-law, Florence Hall, Lelia Maclin, Saphronia (Frank) Hurt, Barbara (Eugene) Cummings, Valeria (Jesse) Barksdale and Maedelle Lee; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

REGINA DELOISE ROBERTS POWELL, 62, of Memphis, retired school teacher for Memphis City Schools, alumna of Melrose High School, Lemoyne Owen College, University of Memphis and Trevecca Nazarene University, and member of Union Grove Institutional Church died on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 14, from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Wednesday, June 15, from 10-10:55 a.m. at Greater Galatians Baptist Church 2418 Jackson Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road with Reverend James Gilkey officiating. Her life will be remembered by her daughters, Portia Y. Harrison and Karen N. Powell, her stepmother, Elnora Roberts of Gary, IN, four sisters, Loretta R. (Ossie) Hines, Jeanetta R. Davis, Gwendolyn R. Sharp, and Brenda (Michael) Byrd, five brothers, Edward (Shirley) Smith, Reverend Dudley (Lestine) Smith, Douglass (Earline) Smith, Keith (Louise) Smith and Charles (Linda) Roberts and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

MARGARET JEAN SMITH, 68, of Memphis, TN, died June 7, 2011 at Baptist Hospital East.  Family Hour Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 3pm-4pm at Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc., 2647 Carnes Avenue.  Funeral Ceremony Monday, June 13, 2011 at Morning View Baptist Church, 1626 Carnegie Street beginning at 11:00am.  Interment to follow in New Park Memorial Gardens, 3900 Sewanee.

DORIS FUQUA HAYES, 64, of Memphis, alumna of Melrose High School Class of 1967, LeMoyne Owen College and University of Memphis, died Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Methodist University Hospital. The visitation will be Wednesday, June 8, from 4-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Funeral Ceremony Thursday, June 9, at 12 noon at Brown Missionary Baptist Church, 980 Stateline Rd., Southaven, MS. Interment will follow in Brown Baptist Church Cemetery. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, J. T. Hayes; one son, Gerald Fuqua, three sisters, Erma Jenkins, Carolyn Woods, Brenda Hart; two brothers, Rayford Fuqua, Carl Fuqua; one granddaughter, Melissa Fuqua; one great-granddaughter, Madison Fuqua and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

MAKIYA MONIQUE ODOM, infant, died June 1, 2011. Harrison’s, 901-452-7331


SERETHA STEWART SPATES, 56, of Memphis, widow of Willie “Bill” Spates, Jr., alumna of Southside High School, supervisor for Air Serv, died on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at The Regional Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Friday, June 3, from 6-8 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Funeral ceremony Saturday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, 3454 Hillridge. She leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Bernard (Alisha) and Willie III; her step children, Willie II, Vera and Tanjela; her sisters, Mae Frances (Joe) Dyson, Lydia (Earnest) Williams, Jeannie (Elijah) Moore, Rose Jeter and Dorothy (LC) Evans; her brothers, Fred (Catherine), Bennie and Ivory (Carolyn) Stewart, three grandchildren and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

ROSIE J. BROOKS, 77, died June 2, 2011. Visitation will be from 10:00am-11:55am on Friday, June 10, 2011 at Harrison's Orange Mound Funeral, 2647 Carnes Avenue.  There will be a Graveside Service following in Memphis National Cemetery, 3568 Townes Avenue, Memphis, TN.  Interment to follow.

EVER HENDERSON, 87, died on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Funeral Ceremony May 29 at 2 p.m. at Burdette United Methodist Church. Interment in Church Cemetery.

QUEENIE EARLINE GRIFFIN, 74, of Memphis, wife of Seldon Griffin, Sr., retired nurse for St. Joseph’s Hospital, alumna of Hamilton High School and Sea Isle School of Nursing, died on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Methodist University Hospital. She was a member of more than 58 years of Parkway Gardens United Presbyterian Church where she attended Bible study, PGU Women and played the piano. She was very active in her Neighborhood Watch Block Club. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 27, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Parkway Gardens United Presbyterian Church, 1005 E. Shelby Drive. Visitation, Saturday, May 28, from 10-10:55 a.m. with funeral ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 So. Dudley Ave, with Pastor Brian Henderson officiating. Her life and legacy will be cherished by her husband, Seldon, Sr., her children, Sandra Griffin (Andrew) Jackson, Seldon (Stephanie) Griffin, Jr., Selina Clark, Cedric Scott (Tonya) Griffin of Woodstock, GA, her sister, Gwendolyn (Ralph) Looney of Ragland, AL, twelve grandchildren, her canine companions, Harley “Cakes” and Sue Sue and a host of other relatives and dear friends . She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Moses Griffin, two brothers, Walter and Moses, three sisters, Bessie, Lila and Mildred.

MOTHER ODESSA ORR WHITE, 100, affectionately called “Granny”, of Los Angeles, formerly of Memphis, widow of Noah White died on Monday, May 16, 2011 at Brothman Hospital in Culver City, CA She was a former member of New Mt. Sinai Baptist Church and served the Mother Board and Golden Circle of New Sardis Baptist Church where she served until her health failed. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 27, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Saturday, May 28, 2011 from 2-2:55 p.m. at New Sardis Baptist Church, 7739 East Holmes Road with Funeral Ceremony at 3 p.m. Interment in church cemetery. She leaves to mourn her memory, her granddaughter and caregiver, Tracy Solomon Clark, two children, Willie Solomon and Birda Hardy; and a loving niece, Lizzie (Charles) Howell; seven grandchildren, Teresa Solomon, Tracy (Adrian) Solomon Clark, Gregory T. Solomon, Onida (Vincent) Hardy Brooks, Minek Solomon, Cedric Solomon and Laquita Watson; one great grandchild that she raised, Jerome Shell, Other Great grandchildren include: Philemon Hardy Moore, Lajuanita Mauldin, Desiree Solomon Brandon Solomon, Cory Spratt, Hiram Gutter, Aaliyah Solomon, Aadonis Solomon, Aarmani Solomon, Mikaiya Watson, Infinity Shell, Jerome Shell, Jr., and a host of cousins and friends.


TERRI MIDDLETON BROWN, 50, educator for Memphis City Schools, student at Arkansas State University, alumnus of Overton High School, University of Memphis, Trevecca Nazarene University, Freed Hardeman University died on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Methodist University Hospital. Terri is a member of NEA, TEA, and MEA and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The following services will be held at Parkway Gardens United Presbyterian Church, 1005 E. Shelby Drive, where she was a former elder and youth director: Friday, May 20, 6-6:25 p.m. - Omega Omega Ceremony. Family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Visitation - Saturday, May 21, from 10-11:55 p.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Pastor Brian Henderson officiating. Interment - Memorial Park Southwods , 5485 Hacks Cross Road. Her life and loving spirit will be cherished by her twin sons, Albert Charles Brown, III of Atlanta, GA and Charles Edward Brown of Memphis, TN; her parents, Charles E. Middleton and Alma C. Middleton; her sister, Tanya Middleton (Jewell) Burton; and a host of other relatives and special and caring friends.

MABEL LOU ALLEN, 103, died May 16, 2011 peacefully at Quince Nursing and Rehab Center where she resided for the past eight years. Mabel was born January 2, 1908 in Capleville, TN. She was a graduate of Geeter High School. She lived in Marked Tree, AR, St. Louis, MO and Chicago, IL before returning to Memphis, TN in 1988. She was a retiree of the Veterans Hospital in Chicago, but continued to do volunteer work at The Med in Memphis. Mabel was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings and she was blessed with a long life. Mabel was a faithful soldier at the Easthaven Church of Christ. She leaves to mourn her death, her caregiver and niece, Margie E. Greer, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, employees of Quince Nursing and Rehab Center and the Easthaven Church of Christ family. Visitation - Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m.- 12:55 p.m. at Easthaven Church of Christ, 4833 Tchulahoma Rd. with Funeral ceremony at 1 p.m. Interment in church cemetery.

RUTHIE M. BROOKS, 79, of Memphis, TN, died Friday, May 6, 2011 at Methodist University Hospital. The Family Hour will be Friday, May 13, from 4pm-5pm at Harrison's Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue. The Funeral Ceremony will be Saturday, May 14, at 1:00pm at One Faith Fellowship, 4945 Winchester Road, Elder Napoleon Earl officiating.  Interment will follow in Memphis Memory Gardens, 6444 Raleigh-LaGrange Road.

BOBBIE J. HURT-OWENS, 56, died April 24, 2011. Harrison’s (901)452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on April 28, 2011

TERRELL A. WASHINGTON, 29, died April 24, 2011. Harrison’s (901)452-7331

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WILLIAM B. “Willie” SPENCER, 89, of Memphis, retired employee of City of Los Angeles and a World War II veteran of the U S Army Corps, died on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Baptist Hospital East. The following services will held at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. Visitation Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 11-11:55 a.m. with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment with military honors West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road. William is survived by his daughter, Gazella (Earl) Mabry, two brothers, Eddie Spencer of Arlington, TN and Aubrey Davis of Memphis, TN, one granddaughter, two grandsons, three great-grandsons and a host of relatives and friends. (901)452-7331 www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com

OLIVIA PRICE, 53, died Monday, April 11, 2011. Harrison's Funeral Home. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on April 21, 2011

MARSHA CURETON, 58, died April 12, 2011. Harrison's Funeral Home. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on April 21, 2011

JAMES BELL, 57, died Saturday, April 16, 2011. Harrison's Funeral Home. 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on April 21, 2011

THOMAS “Tommie” SULLIVAN, 53, of Memphis, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Family will receive friends on Friday, April 15, 2011 from 3-5 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Saturday, April 16, from 11-11:55 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Rossville, TN with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment Bethlehem Church Cemetery, Moscow, TN. He will be remembered by his mother, Louise Sullivan, his sisters, Annie Marie (Clifton) Wiggins, Irma Jean Hughes, Rubye Ann Sullivan, Ethel Louise (Rick) Turner, Juanita Sullivan, his brothers, Rochester Sullivan, Larry Sullivan, Michael Sullivan and Edwin Sullivan and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331
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THELMA V. PAYTON, 88, of Memphis, widow of Eddie Payton, Sr., retired sales clerk, member of Orange Mound Development Corporation, died on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Allenbrooke Nursing & Rehab. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 from 5-7 pm at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation, Wednesday, April 13, from 11-11:55 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah CME Church, 2490 Park Avenue where she served on the Stewardess Board, Usher Board, Faithful Few Missionary Society and Church Women United, with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment in Memphis National Cemetery, 3568 Townes Avenue. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, Carolyn (Elton) Townsend, Phyllis Evans and Patricia McNish, her sons, Wendell (Lenora) Payton and Joseph Payton, her sister, Ercille Jackson, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Eddie Payton, Jr. and her brother, Charles Spencer. www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331

Published in The Commercial Appeal on April 10, 2011

VELMA HESTER CHRISTIAN, 86, of Memphis, widow of Jessie Christian, retired employee of Malco Theaters, died on Friday, April 1, 2011 at Methodist University Hospital. Family hour will be held on Friday, April 8, from 4-5 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation Saturday, April 9, from 10-10:55 a.m. at Princeton Avenue Baptist Church 468 Scott St. where she was a member and served on the Usher Board with Funeral Ceremony at 11 a.m. Interment in Galilee Memorial Gardens 8283 Ellis Road. She is survived by her loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends. www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal on April 6, 2011

INELL MORROW TAYLOR, 69, of Memphis, TN,  died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital.  She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Sharon Morrow, Warren Kinner, Vickie Kinner, one sister, Liz Taylor, one brother, Kenneth Winston and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.  A Memorial Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2011 at 11:00 am at Harrison's Funeral Home, Inc., Orange Mound Chapel, 2647 Carnes Avenue, Memphis, TN. 

NOBLE CONNER, 70, of Memphis, retired employee of Chrysler and former employee of Orange Mound Funeral Home died on Friday, March 18, 2011 at his residence. Visitation- Friday, March 25, 2011 from 10-11:55 a.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel 2647 Carnes Avenue with Funeral Ceremony at 12 Noon. Interment in New Park Cemetery, 4536 Horn Lake Road. Bishop Gerald Coleman, Sr. will be officiating. He leaves to cherish his memory, his sons, Breattel Denton, Walter Denton, and Glenn E. (Chika) Denton, his sisters, Dorothy V. Parker, Shirley A. C. (Lewis) Brown, Janice White, Annette Baker, Sharon Conner and Ann Conner, three grandchildren, Berteisha, Candace and Victor, his dear cousin, Jerry M. Harrison and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his loved companion, Martha Joe Denton and his daughter, Noble Denise Conner. www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331

ED BOLDEN, JR., 58, owner of Ed’s Lawn Service, died on March 19, 2011, following a lengthy and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his daughter, Adrianne Bolden, his granddaughter, Mariah Bearden, his brothers, James Bolden, David Bolden, Robert Bolden and sister, Delores Bolden Henderson. He is also survived by his brothers, Joe Milam, Willie Milam, William Milam, Joseph Dean, Terry Dean and sisters, Ethel Mitchell and Stephanie Dean. Ed was predeceased by his parents, Melissa Mae Dawson and Ed Bolden, Sr., brother Columbus Bolden and sister, Flora Dawson. Ed was a graduate of Carver High School. He will be remembered by his aunts, uncles, many friends and customers as a loyal, caring man and friend who was an inspiration to everyone who watched him bravely battle his illness. His life was prolonged by his strong will to live, the expert care of his physician, Dr. Mike Martin at West Clinic, and the encouragement and constant support of his friends. Visitation, Thursday, March 24, from 5 -7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel 2647 Carnes Avenue. Funeral ceremony, Friday, March 25, at 1 p.m. at Cummings Street Missionary Baptist Church, 250 E. Raines Road, where he was an active member. Interment - Historic Elmwood Cemetery 824 So. Dudley Avenue. www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331

OLLIE M. WILSON, 92, widow of Houston Wilson, retired domestic engineer and former member of Mt. Gilliam Baptist Church died on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Methodist University Hospital. Family hour Wednesday, March 23, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel, 2647 Carnes. Graveside service and Interment - 12 Noon - New Park Cemetery. She will be remembered by her niece and caregiver, Essie Richardson and other relatives and friends. www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331

WILLIE MAE JONES, 90, died March 17, 2011. Harrison’s Funeral Home, 901-452-7331

LEON MORRIS, SR., 79, died March 16, 2011. Harrison’s Funeral Home, 901-452-7331

MARY LOU NORMENT HILL, 70, of Memphis, retired clerk for Central Hardware, died on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 18, from 5-7 p.m. at Harrison’s Funeral Home Chapel 2647 Carnes Avenue. Visitation Saturday, March 19, from 12-12:55 p.m. at New Salem Baptist Church 2231 So. Parkway East with Funeral Ceremony at 1 p.m. Interment in Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 So. Dudley. Her life and legacy will be remembered by her husband, Lee Otis Hill; her children, Jacklyn G. Lavender of Decatur, GA, Tony B. Mitchell, Roy D. (Michelle) Mitchell and Felicia C. (Derrick) Green, all of Memphis, TN; thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Granville and Ida Harris Norment, and her brother, Murry Tyus. www.harrisonsfuneralhomeinc.com 901-452-7331
Published in The Commercial Appeal on March 16, 2011