Our Obituaries

Christine Brandon

March 3, 1939 - January 28, 2018


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Eddie Louise Redding

October 24, 1946 - January 26, 2018


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Larry Wilbert Frantz

July 2, 1950 - January 26, 2018


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Earlene M. Stanford

June 25, 1944 - January 23, 2018

Earlene Marie Stanford, age 73, of Olive Branch, Mississippi passed away on Tuesday January 23, 2018. Earlene was born June 25, 1944 in Alcorn County, MS to the late Lloyd Riley Robinson and Birdie Mae Flake Robinson.She was a retired office clerk in the printing industry, a member of Cedar View Baptist Church and attended Meadow Brook Baptist Church.Mrs. Stanford is survived by her husband;...
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Kay Marie Pearcy

June 18, 1934 - January 23, 2018

Kay Marie Pearcy. 83, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Tilson and two daughters, Cathy Moffitt and Carrie Bridger. Survivors include her daughters, Kim Knop (Craig) and Kristin Barber (Greg); her sister, Pat Hochistein (Lee). She also leaves behind 6 grandchildren, Joseph, Ashley, Caney, Jessica, CarrieLynn, and Dewey...
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Carolyn H. Foreman

February 15, 1949 - January 20, 2018

Carolyn Huckabee Foreman, 68, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Huckabee and her husband, Bob Foreman. She is survived by her son, J.R. Foreman (Shelley); her mother, Dessie Huckabee; an aunt, Dorothy Thompson and her uncle, Jimmy Huckabee (Sue); 5 cousins, Tommy Moore, Barbara Patrick (Billy), Debbie Whaley (Mike), Cliff Thompson. She also...
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Nancy Rebecca Powell

November 23, 1944 - January 18, 2018

Nancy Rebecca Powell, 73, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be missed dearly. Nancy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Glenn Earl Powell; four sisters, Linda Hughes, Sue Moore, Nell Donahoe, Terri Flanagan; two sons, Michael and David Powell; a daughter in law, Marilyn...
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Joseph O. Walker

December 6, 1931 - January 18, 2018

Joseph O. Walker, 86, of Southaven, MS, formerly of Potts Camp, MS, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven. Born to Mattie Lou and Orlando Walker, Mr. Walker was retired from Constar Plastics of Collierville, TN. He was an avid race fan and especially loved sprint car racing. Mr. Walker was a "jack of all trades" and enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. He was...
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Joseph W. Sisk

February 7, 1934 - January 17, 2018

Joseph W. Sisk, 83, of Olive Branch, MS passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at a local hospital. Joe was born in Olive Branch, MS on February 7, 1934 to Sally and Floyd Sisk. He was retired from Ford Motor Company and Pat Salmon & Son's Trucking. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 27 years; Evelyn Sisk, his parents, his brother; Hollis Sisk, and son; Eric Sisk. He is...
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James L. Griggs

December 29, 1940 - January 15, 2018


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Melba Irene Philen

August 6, 1931 - January 15, 2018

Melba Irene Wallace Philen, 86, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. Along with her parents, James and Rosie Wallace; she was preceded in death by her husband, James Philen; two daughters, Laureen "Coonie" Corkran and Helen Sue Philen; a sister, Peggy Sue Williams and three brothers, Max, Maurice, and Hassell Wallace. Melba is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Rose Philen; a sister, Mary...
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William Don Fiers, Jr.

August 24, 1961 - January 7, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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Janice Kay Vaughn

August 9, 1941 - January 7, 2018

Janice Kay Vaughn, 76, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018. Born in Meridian, MS, Mrs. Vaughn was raised in Helena, AR. She retired as a Teacher with Memphis City Schools after 30 years of service and was a member of Maples Memorial United Methodist Church in Olive Branch. Mrs. Vaughn is survived by her husband, David H. Vaughn, Sr.; three children, David H. Vaughn, Jr.,...
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Loyd G. Box

April 17, 1936 - January 5, 2018

Loyd Gwyn Box, 81 of Byhalia passed away on Friday January 5th at Methodist Olive Branch. Mr. Box was preceded in death by his parents Dalton and Ola Box, his brothers Wallace, Ernest, Coleman and Wade, and his sisters Eloise Bullard, Edith Smart, Dorothy Ednaiston, Faye Bateman and Renee Reed. He leaves his wife Donna of 60 years and grandson Loyd Gregory Box Jr., Brother, Mark Box, and sisters...
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Granville Brown Cleveland,

May 13, 1929 - January 2, 2018

Granville Brown "Dick" Cleveland Jr., 88, born in Whitehaven, TN on May 13, 1929 and passed away on January 2, 2018 in Southaven, Ms. He was a retired captain for the Memphis Fire Department and the city of Southaven. He was a long time resident of Southaven, MS and a member of Labelle Haven Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Granville and Louise Cleveland and his brother,...
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Virginia Dale Shugars

December 7, 1938 - December 31, 2017

Virginia Dale Shugars, 79, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Family will receive guests on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Brantley Funeral Home 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, MS 38654. A funeral service will be on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 11:00 am with visitation an hour prior to the service. The graveside service will follow at Lebanon Cemetery. Virginia was...
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Merlie Reynolds

June 4, 1932 - December 30, 2017

Merlie Ruth Reynolds, 85, of Southaven, MS, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Reynolds retired from the Commercial Appeal after nearly 40 years of service. She was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen Craig Harper and Gary Harper, her daughter-in-law, Kathy Harper, her parents, Herman and Edna Roberts, and five siblings, Richard E. Roberts, Valeria Embrey, Lola Embrey,...
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Maydell Johnson

December 13, 1934 - December 27, 2017

Maydell Johnson, 83, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Johnson and a son, James Lawrence Johnson. Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Anderson (David); three sons, William Johnson (Debbie), David Johnson (Lauri) and Dexter Johnson; two sisters, Mary Lee Perkins and Marie Gateley. She also leaves behind 9 grandchildren and numerous...
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Juanita Judith Neal

November 3, 1942 - December 27, 2017

Juanita J. Hamilton Neal, 75, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Mrs. Neal was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Neal, her daughter, Tonya Miller, and her granddaughter, Kerry Miller. She is survived by her daughers, Debbie Moore, Kim Gamber, Crissie Campbell, Brandy Bloodworth, and Penny Andrews. Mrs. Neal is also survived by her brother, E. Forrest Hamilton (Pat...
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Bobby Gene Nelson

January 16, 1936 - December 25, 2017

Bobby Gene Nelson, 81, of Byhalia, MS, passed away December 25, 2017 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven. Mr. Nelson was a graduate of Olive Branch High School and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He attended Byhalia Baptist Church and retired from Memphis Stone and Gravel as a dispatcher. Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his only child, Donald "Donnie" Glenn Nelson and seven siblings. He is...
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Fred Eugene Hudspeth

September 14, 1949 - December 21, 2017

Fred Eugene "Gene" Hudspeth, was born September 14, 1949 in New Albany, MS and he left this earth to return to his Creator and to his Savior, Jesus Christ on December 21, 2017. He lived most of his life in the Memphis area from 1st grade on, and was living in the Olive Branch, MS area at the time of his death. He leaves behind six children: Amy, Chad, Brett, Corey, Cody, and Chase. He also...
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Charles A. Curbo

July 17, 1930 - December 20, 2017

Charles A. "Charlie" Curbo, 87, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Olive Branch, Ms on July 17, 1930, Mr. Charlie was an active member of Brookside Baptist Church for most of his life. He loved his church and his men's Sunday School Class, The Shepherds Class. Mr. Charlie was a Veteran having served our country in the U.S. Army in Europe during...
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Charles Samuel Dickenson

December 5, 1935 - December 17, 2017

Charles Samuel "Sam" Dickenson, long-time resident of Nesbit, Mississippi passed away at the age of 82 on December 17, 2017. His beloved wife of 60 years, Doris Ann Davis Dickenson, was at his side.He was born on December 5, 1935 in Estelline, Texas to parents Willie Mae Gattis Dickenson and William Raymond Dickenson. He spent his childhood years in Houston, Texas and attended Milby High School....
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Eric Wayne Sparks, Sr.

July 27, 1962 - December 16, 2017

Eric Wayne ("Ricky") Sparks Sr. (b. July 27, 1962), Christ-follower, loving husband, father, and fan of all things Ole Miss, Tolkien, and fishing, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours on Saturday, December 16, 2017. A native of Memphis, TN he relocated to Shelby Co, Kentucky to further his career as a Chemical Engineer at Lawson-Mardon Packaging (now the Bemis plant), where he...
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Joseph E. Beasley

February 29, 1928 - December 16, 2017

Joseph Edward Beasley, 89, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Born in Heth, AR, February 29, 1928, Joe was a retiree of Bell South Telephone Co. where he worked in the central office and later the outside plant department from which he retired in December 1983 after over 35 years of service. He was a graduate of Memphis Technical High School class of 1945 and a veteran...
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Raymond E. Plumley, Jr.

June 16, 1963 - December 13, 2017

Raymond E. Plumley, Jr., 54, of Byhalia, MS, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Raymond was a U.S. Navy Veteran and worked for Kik Custom Products in Olive Branch. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. Raymond is survived by his parents, Raymond E. "Curly" Plumley, Sr. and Betty Hill Plumley, his daughter, Cheyanne Plumley, his son, Raymond Earl Plumley, two sisters,...
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Pat Sandlin

November 10, 1944 - December 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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Farra Alan Brooks

October 7, 1945 - December 11, 2017

Farra A. Brooks, 72, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017. Ms. Brooks was a resident of Olive Grove Terrace of Olive Branch. She leaves to cherish her memory, a host of friends. Ms. Brooks was an avid horse lover who spent much of her time enjoying horseback riding. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 1pm until the funeral service begins at 2pm, all at...
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Faye Tramel Clawson

June 1, 1954 - December 11, 2017

Faye Clawson, 63, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Clawson was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one brother-in-law. She is survived by her husband, Warren Clawson, her son, Andrew Courson, two sisters, Maxine McCullom and Denise Morse, and four brothers, Jerry Tramel, Wesley Tramel, Terry Tramel, and Kevin Morse. She is also survived...
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Christopher Wade Ellis

April 5, 1971 - December 10, 2017

Christopher "Chris" Wade Ellis, 46, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Family will receive guests on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Great Commission Church, 7070 Reliance Lane. Olive Branch, MS 38654 with the Memorial Service to immediately follow.
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Lawrence E. Woods

March 25, 1930 - December 8, 2017

Lawrence "Larry" Woods, 87, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017. Family will receive guests on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brantley Funeral Home 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, MS 38654. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM with visitation an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Lebanon Cemetery. Lawrence worked 44 years...
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Thomas Polk Avent

January 1, 1927 - December 4, 2017

Thomas Polk Avent, 90, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017. Mr. Avent was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving in WWII. He was a member of Broadway Baptist Church and was retired from MLGW. Mr. Avent is survived by his wife, Delsie Leathers Avent, four children, Barry Avent (Pam), Donna Mariechild (Ed Kimball), Lisa McLean (Chris), and Kevin Avent (Diane), ten grandchildren, and...
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Bonnie Jeanette Sine

November 15, 1928 - December 4, 2017

Bonnie Jeanette Sine, 89, went to be with Lord on the 4th day of December, 2017. Bonnie was loved by many including her two sons James Sine of Norton, Ohio; Charles Sine (Sandra Striff) of Clinton, Ohio; her daughter Janine Sine (John Partridge) of Coldwater, MS and cherished grandchildren Eric Sine of New Franklin, Ohio and Kristin Sine of Barberton, Ohio. Bonnie was preceded in death by her...
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Mildred Lucille Currie

July 13, 1924 - November 26, 2017

Mildred Lucille Currie, 93, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Jamison (David); two sons, Edwin Currie (Audrey) and Wayne Currie (Opal). Mildred also leaves behind numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family will receive guests on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am with the services to immediately follow at 10:00 am at Brantley...
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Donnie Lee Page

December 30, 1947 - November 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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Brenda T. Wood

January 8, 1960 - November 25, 2017

At 57 years of age, Brenda Tapp Wood of Olive Branch, Mississippi, died from cancer on November 25, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, James Ross Wood; her parents Maxine Frederick Tapp and Willie Tapp of Corinth Mississippi, niece Amanda Houston Null and nephew Daniel Tapp (Stephanie); great nieces and nephews, Chloe Null, Kaitlin Tapp, Shiloh Null, John Houston Tapp and...
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John Buford White, Jr.

September 16, 1934 - November 24, 2017

John "Johnnie" Buford White, Jr., 83, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. Mr. White was born September 16, 1934 to the late John and Mary Elizabeth White. He served his country in the United States Army from June 11, 1957 to June 10, 1959. Johnnie was an active member of Bethel Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Glenda Mae White...
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Dorothy Gertrude Goldsmith

July 31, 1923 - November 24, 2017

Dorothy Jones Goldsmith, 94, of Horn Lake, MS, passed from this life Thursday, November 23, 2017 at North Delta Hospice House in Southaven. Mrs. Goldsmith was born July 31, 1923 in Memphis to the late Emory and Sally Harthcock Jones. She was a lifetime member of CrossRoads United Methodist Church in Memphis and was a retired secretary for the University of Memphis. Along with her parents she was...
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John L. Coopwood

February 29, 1924 - November 20, 2017

John L. Coopwood passed away on November 20, 2017, at home. He was 93. He was preceded in death by his parents, seven siblings and wife Ella Coopwood. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Ruth Coopwood, daughters, Brenda Gallini and Carol Helms (Jerry); his grandchildren, Ricky Hudson (Peggy), Duayne Hudson (Pam), David Hudson (Debbie), Shirley Davis (Leroy), Alan Gallini, Jennifer Moerbe ...
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Carol Jean Evans

May 1, 1950 - November 20, 2017

Mrs. Carol Jean Evans, age 67 of Leland, MS passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Memphis. Mrs. Evans is survived by her husband Randall Evans of Coldwater, MS, children Bonnie Sellars (Mike) of Leland, MS, Kathryn Murphy (Greg) of Batesville, MS, Tonya Cooper (Bobby) of Hernando, MS, Anna Lewis of Hot Springs, AR, Sisters; Margaret Fouse of Michigan, Beta Edwards of Horn Lake...
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Norman Pyles, Jr.

April 3, 1939 - November 18, 2017

Norman "Jack" Pyles, Jr., 78, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, passed away on November 18, 2017. He was born on April 3, 1939 to Bellevue Pyles and Norman Pyles in Huntington, West Virginia. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Virginia "Cookie" Pyles; one son, Steven Pyles(Victoria); one daughter, Kimberly Carson; five grandchildren, Jack Pyles, Cliff Pyles, Daniel Carson, Benjamin...
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Jerry L. Turner

October 22, 1957 - November 15, 2017

Jerry L. Turner, age 60 Passed Away on Wednesday November 15, 2017. Jerry was born October 22, 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee to Colleen Turner and Byron Turner. Jerry is survived by; daughter Amy (Bradley) Shook; son Daniel Turner.Jerry was preceded in death by; father Byron Turner and mother Colleen Turner.A visitation for Jerry will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at...
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Edwin Grant Bradley

April 14, 1928 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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Audrey Louise Nichols

August 12, 1927 - November 14, 2017

Audrey Louise Nichols, 90, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Mrs. Nichols retired from Keystone Laboratories with over 30 years of service. Mrs. Nichols was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Ernest Nichols. She is survived by her children, Norma Price, of Olive Branch, MS, Timothy Nichols (Rebekah), of Collierville, TN, Robbie Marshall, of Olive Branch, MS,...
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Mark Lamar Durham

September 4, 1961 - November 12, 2017

Mark Lamar Durham, 56, of Southaven, MS, passed from this life Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was born September 4, 1961 in West Memphis, AR to Robert and Shelby Durham. Mr. Durham was a Mail Carrier for the U. S. Postal Service and was a member of Longview Heights Baptist Church in Olive Branch, MS. Along with his parents, Mark is survived by his...
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Martha Jane Grace

February 3, 1929 - November 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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Lisa Dawn Strickland Faulkner

July 20, 1971 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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Marion D. Womble

October 24, 1925 - November 9, 2017

Marion "Hope" Dawson Womble, 92, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Olive Branch, MS. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Richard Womble, Jr. Survivors include two daughters, Marion Cox (Louis) and Marsha Trollinger (Don); one grandson, John Cox (Nicole); two granddaughters, Mary Catherine Trollinger and Anna Hope Trollinger. Family will receive guests Tuesday, November 14,...
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Thomas Leroy Owings

July 10, 1944 - November 7, 2017

Thomas L. Owings, 73, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017. A graveside service will be held Friday, November 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 419 Hardee Street Jackson, TN 38301.
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Alice Jean Abraham

October 14, 1932 - November 6, 2017

Alice Shultz Abraham, 85, of Olive Branch, MS., passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. Mrs Abraham was born and raised in Memphis, TN where she met the love of her life, Fred Abraham. Alice Abraham and her late husband, Fred, were both picture framers and were owners of AlFreds Frame Shop. Mrs. Abraham is survived by 8 children, five daughters: Kathy (Talmage) Reynolds of Hartselle, AL.,...
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Lawrence Arthur Rasmussen

November 4, 1926 - October 29, 2017

Lawrence Arthur "Larry" Rasmussen, 90, formerly of Rhinelander, WI, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017. Mr. Rasmussen was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ramona Rasmussen, one sister, and two brothers. He is survived by his children, Barbara Church (Tom), Debra Brunsell, Diane Anderson(Ray), David Rasmussen, and Dawn Steckbauer, his brother,...
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Roger E. Bateman, Sr.

June 22, 1967 - October 28, 2017

Roger E. Bateman, Sr., 50, of Lewisburg, MS, formerly of Waynesburg, PA, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Methodist Olive Branch Hospital. Mr. Bateman graduated from West Greene High School in PA and worked as an Industrial Battery Technician. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rodney E. Bateman, his brother-in-law, Kevin Kerr, his father-in-law, Richard Kerr, and his niece, Anna...
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Willie Dave Byrd

July 14, 1953 - October 27, 2017

Willie Dave Byrd, 64, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Brenda Byrd; two daughters, Paula Smith (Joe) and Bethany Bishop (Jonathan); a sister, Jean Steele (Randy), and two brothers, Richard Byrd (Gail) and Robert Byrd (Gloria). He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Nikki Smith, Wyatt Smith, and Adalyn Bishop. Family will receive guests on Monday,...
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Janet Louise Brown

July 1, 1941 - October 27, 2017

Janet Louise Brown, 76, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. Family will receive guests on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with the service to immediately follow at 2:00 pm at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, Ms 38654.
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Rosey E. Sain

January 13, 1928 - October 27, 2017

Rosey Elaine Sain, 89, went to be with her Lord on Friday, October 27, 2017. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and sister, who will be dearly missed. Elaine is preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Sain. She is survived by three daughters, Rosell Payton, Edie Sciuto and Connie Evans; one sister, Ann Partin (Dan); two brothers, Bobby Gadd ...
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Martha Louise Hale

October 13, 1932 - October 26, 2017

Martha Louise Hale, 85, was born October 13, 1932 in Etowah County, AL (Gadsden) to the Late Joseph and Fannie McClain, parted this life on October 26, 2017 at Shelby Gardens nursing home in Cordova, TN. Mrs. Hale retired as a manager of Army Surplus in Southaven, Ms. She was a member of Barton United Methodist Church of Byhalia, Ms. Mrs. Hale was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years,...
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Dorman Lynson Robbins, Sr.

November 14, 1923 - October 21, 2017

Dorman L. Robbins, Sr., 93, a WWII Veteran and a master carpenter, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones, Saturday, October 21, 2017. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia Whittington Robbins, his son, Dorman (Don) L. Robbins, Jr., a grandson, Christopher Woodard, and a great granddaughter, Elyse Zoe Robbins; also 9 sisters and one brother. He is survived by his daughter...
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Kenneth C. Sanders

August 15, 1950 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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Malcolm L. Ferrante

September 26, 1930 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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Carroll Vernon Magee

February 25, 1922 - October 11, 2017

Carroll "Pop" Vernon Magee, 95, passed from this life Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Methodist Hospice Residence in Memphis. Pop was born February 25, 1922 in Bethany, MO to the late Everett and Naomi Miles Magee. He was a Veteran of the United States Army/Air Force and retired with 40 years of Federal Service with the Memphis Defense Depot. Mr. Magee was a faithful member and...
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James Neal Halley

September 24, 1935 - October 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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Johnnie Calvin Pruett

August 3, 1931 - October 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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Richard Jay Moser

December 26, 1946 - October 9, 2017

Richard (Rick) Jay Moser, age 70, died Monday, October 9, 2017, at Memorial Baptist Hospital in Southaven, Mississippi. He was born December 26, 1946, in Highland, IL, and graduated from Highland High School in 1965. He received a BS from the University of Illinois. Following graduation he was selected for officer candidate training in the US Marine Corps and proudly served as a Captain in the...
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Carol Jean Boone

April 13, 1956 - October 9, 2017

Carol Jean Boone, 61, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017. Family will receive guests on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Brantley Funeral Home 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, Ms 38654. A funeral service will be Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Brantley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Emory Independent Cemetery in Byhalia, Ms.
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Jerry M. Abbott

November 24, 1932 - October 8, 2017

Jerry M. Abbott, 84, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away on October 8, 2017. Mr. Abbott was born in Truman, AR and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He retired from First Tennessee Bank after 23 years of service. Mr. Abbott is survived by his wife Jane Abbott, two children, Sherri Stevens (Walter) and David Abbott (Jennifer Jonas), and two grandchildren, Stephani Stevens Adair (Gerry) and Schaeffer Stevens....
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James Henry Marr, Jr.

February 27, 1928 - October 7, 2017

James H. Marr Jr. (Jimmy), 89, of Olive Branch, passed away on Saturday, October 7. He is survived by his wife Louise Nichols Marr and daughter Miriam Marr Brown. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents James H. Marr Sr. And Ellen Emrich Marr. Jimmy was a life long resident of Olive Branch and a graduate of Olive Branch High School Class of 1946. He served his community as the Olive Branch...
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Ernest Coleman Brewer

October 27, 1932 - September 24, 2017

Ernest "Shag/Ernie" Brewer, 84, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017, surrounded by his family. He served in the Army from 1953-1955. He was a loving husband, married on July 12, 1964; 53 years of marriage. He was a hard working man who loved to help others and always enjoyed the company of family and friends. He was a member of CedarView Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents,...
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Lawrence Edward Clark

May 29, 1924 - September 22, 2017

Lawrence Edward Clark, 93, of Olive Branch, went to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ Friday, September 22, 2017. Mr. Clark, originally from Tupelo, MS, was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served in World War II. Upon completion of his Naval service, Mr. Clark graduated from Mississippi State University and went on to work for IBM where he retired after 37 years of service. He was a member of Longview...
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Michael Keith Wallace

October 11, 1958 - September 21, 2017

Michael Keith "Mike" Wallace, 58, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away Thursday September 21 2017. He was an avid Harley Davidson Motorcycle rider and deer hunter. Mr. Wallace was preceded in death by his parents Barbara & Hassel Wallace. He is survived by his wife Patricia T. "Pat" Wallace, his son Brian A. Wallace (Rachna), his brother James "Bru" Wallace (Thea), and two children whom he loved...
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Louise Crump Webb

July 11, 1925 - September 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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John Milton Anglin

February 5, 1953 - September 14, 2017

John Milton Anglin, Jr., 64, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at his home in Nesbit, Ms. He is preceded in death by his mother, Delaine Anglin. Mr. Anglin leaves behind his father and stepmother, John and Becky Anglin; a brother, Jimmy Anglin (Connie); a Sister, Nelda Lee(Spencer); a stepbrother, Steve Fugua; two step sisters, Tina Herron and Kathy Pilkington. He also leaves behind...
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Charles Hart Corkran

August 13, 1947 - September 13, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Hart Corkran, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital from surgery complications. Chuck is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University. Early in his career, Chuck was a teacher, where he touched many lives. Over the years he was employed at several hospitals and medical offices. He currently was employed at Baptist Memorial Hospital in...
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Stephen G. Wilson

August 14, 1954 - September 13, 2017

Stephen G. Wilson, 63, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. Stephen was Vice President of American Insurance Training since 1992. Stephen is survived by his wife, Barbara S. Wilson; a daughter, Amy Cole; a son, Eric Wilson; his father, Dewey C. Wilson and a sister, Sandra Winston. He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren, Jacob,...
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Bobby Mason

July 24, 1935 - August 31, 2017

Bobby Lee Mason, 82, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017. He is survived by many numerous nieces and nephews who will miss him greatly. Mr. Bobby is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Carrie Lee Mason, two sisters, Sylvia Matthews and Marie Medlin and four brothers, Lewis Mason, James Stewart, Howard Mason, and Larry Mason. Family will receive guests on Tuesday, September 5, 2017...
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Larry W. Murray

February 1, 1953 - August 28, 2017

Larry W. Murray, 64, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017 at home after a long illness. Larry worked for Federal Express for 42 years and 1 day. He was a member of Memphis Shooting Association and served as president for 12 years. He also volunteered as Transportation Chairman for the Fed. Ex. St. Jude Classic for 29 years. Larry is survived by his wife of 38 years, Karen Murray; his brother,...
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Shannon Sipes

June 30, 1940 - August 26, 2017

Shannon Sipes, 77, of Memphis, TN, passed away August 26, 2017. Shannon attended Bartlett High School and the University of Memphis. He served in the Air Force Reserves. In his professional career, he was an individual construction contractor, most recently of Olive Branch, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred William Sipes and Vera A. Sipes. He is survived by his wife of 40 years,...
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Jeffie Donald Norris

November 10, 1941 - August 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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Jack L. Crockett, Sr.

December 16, 1933 - August 23, 2017

Jack Leroy Crockett, Sr., 83, of Hernando, MS, passed away August 23, 2017. Mr. Crockett was a U.S. Army Veteran where he served in the 101st Airborne division and was a member of Carriage Hills Baptist Church in Southaven. He retired after 40 years of service with Burlington Northern Railroad. Mr. Crockett was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis Leroy Crockett and Norma Sue Crockett Kulp...
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Randy Martin Watson

March 25, 1956 - August 23, 2017

Randy Martin Watson, 61, of Independence, MS, met Jesus face to face, Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Randy loved his family, farming, yardwork, fishing, and just generally being outdoors. He was a very spontaneous person and lived whole-heartedly by the motto "Go Big or Go Home." Randy was preceded in death by his parents, B.W. and Annie Mae Watson, three brothers, Roy Allen Watson, Denver...
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Barbara Wolfe Ingram Gargano

October 21, 1928 - August 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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Leroy Bryant

February 13, 1924 - August 17, 2017

Leroy "Sonny" Bryant, 93, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017. Mr. Bryant was born in Weiner, Arkansas, and moved to Memphis in 1946, where he began working for MATA until his retirement 38 years later. Sonny was a WWII Combat Infantryman and was involved in three major battles in Europe. After retirement he enjoyed raising cows and horses on his small farm and spoiling his...
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John Montgomery Hudspeth

September 16, 1934 - August 16, 2017

John "Monty" Montgomery Hudspeth passed away August 16, 2017. He was retired from landscaping and farming. He leaves behind 3 daughters Diana Boatwright, Linda Moss and Carol Parks and their husbands Leonard Boatwright and Ian Moss. He also leaves a son Johnny Hudspeth. He was blessed with 9 grandchildren, Jeremy and Lucas Boatwright and their wives Jamie and Candice Boatwright, Katelyn...
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Crystal Dawn Jones

March 3, 1971 - August 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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Donald Robert Beilstein, Sr.

March 29, 1951 - August 15, 2017

Donald Robert Beilstein, Sr., 66, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Mr. Beilstein was retired from Tri-State Signs where he worked for 20 years. He loved to draw and play with his grandchildren. Don is survived by his wife of 36 years, Cindy; a daughter, Mariann (Chris Word, two grandchildren, his mother, Marjorie Beilstein, and his siblings Ken (Mamie) Beilstein, Jim (Carla) Beilstein, Sue ...
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Michael A. Dill

October 26, 1950 - August 13, 2017

Michael Anthony Dill, 66, went home to be with our Lord on August 13, 2017, succumbing to a lingering illness. He was at North Delta Hospice House surrounded by family and friends. He was cared for at home prior to that by Spring Valley Hospice of Olive Branch, MS. Mike was born in Murray, KY on October 26, 1950 to Brandon and Anna Dill. He graduated from Murray High School and attended Murray...
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Russell Sage Broadway

June 11, 1921 - August 11, 2017

Russell Sage Broadway, 96, died on August 11, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in Olive Branch, MS. He was born June 11, 1921, to parents Olivia Allison and Clement Martin Broadway on "Shinpoch Hill," a DeSoto County landmark located two miles west of Lewisburg, where Byhalia and "old" Craft roads intersected and named for his great aunt and uncle, and original land owners, Captain William H....
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Amy White Avent

March 10, 1942 - August 11, 2017

Amy White Avent, 75, of Cockrum, MS, died August 11, 2017. She was born in Memphis, TN to Horace and Helen White. She retired as a Librarian Assistant from Center Hill Elementary School. She is survived by her beloved husband, Ray, her daughters, Angela Smith (Philip) and Allyson Brigance (Kyle), five grandchildren, Megan Milton, Blake Milton, Wesley Milton, Anna Brigance, Garrison Brigance, and...
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George Michael Tomlinson

June 28, 1950 - August 10, 2017

George (Mike) Michael Tomlinson, 67, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017, quietly at home. George was retired from the IRS after 32 years of faithful service. He loved reading about military history, especially the Civil War. Spending time with his friends on the gun range was what he enjoyed most. George (Mike) is survived by his sister, Patricia C. Tomlinson of New Port Richey, FL, and a...
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Norma Jean Doles

September 29, 1936 - August 10, 2017

Norma Jean Doles, 80, of Nesbit, MS, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday August 10, 2017. Mrs. Doles was born September 29, 1936, in Eudora, Mississippi to the late Eslie and Ollin Pounders. She was also preceded in death by her children, Bubba, Cindy, and Dewey May, her sister, Jean Donnelly and her grandson, Griffin May. Norma was a meat clerk for 32 years, and in her retirement, a...
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James Wilson Baird, Sr.

May 10, 1951 - August 8, 2017

James W. Baird Sr., 66, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2017 after a long illness. Mr. Baird was the long time building manager at Clark Tower in Memphis, TN. He also was a wonderful chef and at one time owned his own restaurant. He very dearly loved his family and the company of the humming birds who came to visit James on a regular basis. James was preceded in death by his father Sam Baird...
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Gladys R. Fagan

September 12, 1932 - August 8, 2017

Gladys Melton Fagan, 84, of Olive Branch, MS died August 8, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday August 11, 2017 from 1-2pm at Brantley Funeral Home. The service will follow at 2pm. Burial will be at Blocker Cemetery. Gladys is survived by her daughter Sheri Lynn Fagan, son, Chris Fagan (Johanna). The family wishes to thank all of those that cared for and supported her during her illness, with...
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Edward Robert Milewski,

November 27, 1959 - August 7, 2017

Edward Robert Milewski, Jr., 57, of Southaven, MS passed away Monday, August 7, 2017. Mr. Milewski was a retired U.S. Marine with 20 years of Service and was a Railroad Engineer with Canadian National Railroad. He was an active member of Providence Presbyterian Church and was Vice President of the Northwest Mississippi Gideons. Mr. Milewski is survived by his parents, Edward Robert Milewski, Sr....
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Mary Sue Hall

October 2, 1931 - August 3, 2017

Mary Sue Hall, 85, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville, TN. She was born on October 2, 1931. Family will receive guests on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am with the services to immediately follow at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, MS 38654.
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Sarah Harville Magee

June 29, 1924 - August 3, 2017

Sarah Harville Magee, 93, of Olive Branch, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Magee was born June 29, 1924 in Cherry Valley, AR to the late Frank Ball and Ida (Davidson) Ball. She was married to Howard Harville in March 1945 and to this union was born five children. She lived a long and full life in which the most important things were loving and serving Jesus and taking care...
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Robert Nelson Beil

August 7, 1962 - July 29, 2017

Robert "Bob" Nelson Beil, 54, ascended with the angels on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Bob was born in Greenville, PA on August 7, 1962. Bob was an active and faithful member of Byhalia United Methodist Church. He enjoyed assisting others in the preparation of breakfast after Sunday morning services. Bob selflessly donated his time to assist the Byhalia Women's Garden Club in the tending of the...
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Janet Zotkiewicz Allen

October 24, 1959 - July 29, 2017

Janet Allen passed away on July 29, 2017 at the age of 57. She was born in Memphis, TN on October 24, 1959 to Vince and Gloria Zotkiewicz. She attended Messick High School and The University of Memphis and was the owner of The Resume Lady. Janet enjoyed many things in life, especially spending time with family, friends and being a "Nana" to her grandson, Caleb. Her life was a spiritual path...
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Leland Hartsell Wallace

January 23, 1929 - July 28, 2017

Hartsell Wallace, 88, of Olive Branch, passed away July 28, 2017 after a 3 and a half year courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Wallace was retired as a District Manager from General Foods after 32 years of service. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Wallace. Mr. Wallace is survived by his wife, Jeanette Wallace, two children, Scott Wallace and Diane Coffman, six grandsons, Cory Coffman ...
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Johnny Trusty

January 13, 1939 - July 27, 2017

Johnny Trusty, 78, of Olive Branch, passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Mr. Trusty was born to Raymond and Doris Trusty in Memphis, TN and resided in Olive Branch, MS for the past 30 years. He was a dedicated Christian and was a member of LaBelle Haven Baptist Church. Mr. Trusty was preceded in death by two children, Anita Jane Trusty and John Rowland...
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Mary Anne Caldwell

February 9, 1948 - July 26, 2017

Mary Anne Caldwell, 69, passed away on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 surrounded by her family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Whitt. Survived by her son, Benjamin Lee Tutt IV. Family will receive guests for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 29,2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with the service to immediately follow at 11:00 AM at 2nd Baptist Church, 4680 Walnut Grove Rd....
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Evie Jean Mask

June 13, 1936 - July 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, MS.
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