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May 19 2017,
Mary Alice Newman, 82, went home to her Lord and Savior on May 17, 2017.
She was born to Bill and Alice Nethery in Brownsville, TN on April 30, 1935.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She
was an honor graduate of Tech High School, a kindergarten teacher, and an
office administrator. She was most recently a member of Grace Evangelical
Church. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bobby Newman; sons Mark
(Bridget) of Jonesboro, AR, David (Cindy), and Scott (Mollie) of Memphis, TN;
and 10 grandchildren: Steven, Alison, Katie, Matt, Andy, Michael, Patrick,
Kathryn, John, and Mary Caroline. She is also survived by her brother,
Bill Nethery (Janice) of Richardson, TX.
The family will receive visitors on Saturday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m. at
Memorial Park Funeral Home with the service to follow at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to St. Jude
Childrens Research Hospital or the charity of the donor's choice .
Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 19, 2017 -
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April 20 2017,
Orville Howard Williams, Jr. left this world on April 20, 2017.
He was born on May 20, 1934 and was a lifelong Memphian.
"Bubba" graduated from Tech High School and was a Golden Glove
Flyweight Boxing Champion. He graduated the University of
Memphis and served his country in the US Air Force. He was a
member of Ellendale Baptist Church and a men's Bible study group.

Bubba was preceded in death by his parents Orville Howard Williams,
Imogene McGuire Williams, and a brother Col. David R. Williams USAF.

Bubba leaves his wife Carolyn (Kakie) Williams, a daughter Laurie
Samuels (Harry), a son Jeff Williams (Debbie) and four grandchildren.
He also leaves two sisters, Jean Rose Raney and Margaret Kee all of Memphis.

Funeral will be 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 26 at the West Tennessee
State Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill-Irene Road.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be
made to the National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee.

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 23, 201
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Drc 31, 2016,
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Oct 11, 2016,
The Golden Branch Senior Club of Olive Branch
Sandra Jeans  Florine Cockran   Craig Collier

Sept 4, 2016,
I got an email from Jay Kennedy,,,
Good to know all of us aren't sitting around,, goofing off!
jkenndy_award.bmp - 200214 Bytes I competed in the World Heart Games in Charlotte, NC
last month and won gold medals in tennis and volleyball
and a silver medal in pickle ball. My opponent in
the tennis finals was a forty year old youngster
from Baltimore, MD.

Aug 30, 2016,
nixon_desk - 73553 Bytes The Commercial Appeal files shows Outgoing Shelby County
Mayor Roy C. Nixon packs up the contents of his desk in his
eighth-floor office at the Shelby County Administration
Building on Aug. 30, 1978, as he prepares to make way for
his successor. Nixon was the county's first mayor and decided
not to seek re-election.
He was succeeded by former Shelby County sheriff William N. Morris.

July 29, 2016,
Mary Nell is home now.
But we need to keep her on ypur prayer list

June 23, 2016,
      Candy has reported that Mary Nell is in the Hospital.
Methodist Labonner on Union Rm 1309 Thomas.
She has a blood clot on her hip.
As more info is obtaimed, I will post
She needs to be added to your prayer list for now,

April 5, 2016,
As the sun began to set on Monday, March 28, 2016, Sharon Ann McNeill succumbed
to the effects of the heart attack she suffered on March 17 and went to be with her
Lord and savior Jesus Christ. She leaves behind her husband of 39 years, Alton
Douglas McNeill, as well as two son: Andrew Douglas McNeill of Horn Lake, and Stephen
Kyle McNeill (husband of Lexie) of Olive Branch. She is also survived by her sister,
Denise Thoele (wife of Luke), of Hernando, and mother-in-law, Mary Nell McNeill of Memphis.
Sharon was effectionatley known as "Granny" to her precious granddaugthers Ella and
Nora, and as "Miss Sharon: to the students and faculty at Shadow Oaks Elementary Scholl.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father and brother
She was born on Feb 1, 1958 in Memphis, TN to Raymell Dennison McCaleb.
The youngest of 4 children (her twin sister , Shirley, died shortly after birth).
Sharon grew up in Memphis, and met the love of her life, Doug at Memphis
Techical High School in the 11th grade english class. They married in December of 1977.
A devoted wife and mother, Sharon went above and beyond to offer her entire life as a gift to her family.
She lived to take care of people she loved: her husband, her boys, her grandkids, her mother
and her mother-in-law. The love she showed to us was a reflection of the love of God, shown to us
in Christ. We find confort and peace in assurance that Sharon is now and forever in the all-satisfing
presence of Jesus.

Mar 31, 2016,
Sharon McNeill, wife of Doug McNeill, and daugther-in-law
of Mary Nell McNeill, passed away march 28.
As of this date no information is available,
other than the announcemnt in the Memphis paper.
     Sharon Ann McNeill
     Olive Branch, MS
     Passed away March 28, 2016.
     Coleman Funeral Home of Olive Branch, 662-893-3900.
     9370 Goodman Rd
     Olive Branch, MS 38654
     (662) 893-3900
Your Prayers are requestes
Sharon McNeill, daugther-in-law of Mary Nell McNeill, has had a
stoke and is in the ICU at Baptist Desota. She is not too responsive
Please keep her and her husband, Doug in your prayers

Feb 4, 2016,

Denise "Dee" Marie Gentry, daugther of Sam Gentry, was born in
Memphis on August 29, 1963. She entered Heaven to be with her Savior, Jesus,
on January 24, 2016. She went to school at Snowden and graduated from Briarcrest,
where she was in the band. She was in the Navy for 5 years and had a successful
career in Orlando Fla. She leaves her family and many friends. A memorial
service will be at Riveroaks Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1665 So. Germantown
Rd. on Saturday, February 6. Visitation 11-12 and service 12-1pm.
Memorials to American Cancer Society or St. Jude Hospital, Memphis. -
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Jan 31, 2016,
b_wilson_obit_pic.bmp - 90454 Bytes Bill (Billy) Gene Wilson, 83, of Nipomo, California, peacefully left this earth to be present
with the Lord Jesus on December 27, 2015. Bill was born in De Kalb, Mississippi, on March 7,
1932. He was raised by his grandparents, Albert Brown and Essie May McLelland, in the small town
of Blackwater, Mississippi. He later joined his mother and stepfather, Opal and Ezra Addy, in
Memphis, Tennessee, where he attended Tech High School. After graduating from Tech High School in
1953, Bill joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. He earned the rank of
master sergeant and went on to travel serving in the States and abroad in Azores, Portugal and
Madrid, Spain, concluding 20 years of military service at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
Bill retired from the service on June 30, 1973, and settled his family in Nipomo, California.
He immediately returned to the workforce as an Operating Room Technician at Valley Community
Hospital in Santa Maria, California, and retired in September of 1999. Bill met his wife, Pamela
Catherine Gavlak, while they were both working at Marian Hospital in 1961. It was love at first
sight and they married on December 15, 1962. Bill and Pam had four children together and built
their dream home in Nipomo. He was a devoted family man and a happy homebody. Bill was the
consummate southern gentleman and preferred the simple things in life. He enjoyed tending to his
two-acre property, gardening, sipping iced tea, playing with his Chesapeake Bay Retriever,
“Honker,” listening to country music, splitting logs, and resting by his wood-burning stove
every evening. He was a man of deep faith and rarely missed a Sunday worship service. He will be
greatly missed for his profound wisdom, incredible capacity for love, and sweet sense of humor.
Bill is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pamela Catherine Wilson. He is also survived by his
son, Anthony Todd Wilson; daughter, Catherine Ann Wilson; daughter, Rebecca Marie Weber and
son-in-law, Dale William Weber; daughter, Ann Marie Looysen and son-in-law, Christopher Looysen;
and sister, Sylvia Hutchens and brother-in-law, Mickey Hutchens. Bill was preceded in death by
his parents, Willie Ray Wilson and Minnie Opal Wilson Addy; and stepfather, Ezra Addy. A memorial
service for Bill's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2016, at Calvary
Chapel Nipomo. The service will be followed by burial at Santa Maria Cemetery. In lieu of flowers
the family requests contributions be made to either Lewy Body Dementia Association, or a
scholarship in Bill's name established at Allan Hancock College benefiting a R.N. student.
Donations to the Bill Wilson Memorial Scholarship can be made to AHC Foundation, PO Box 5170,
Santa Maria, CA 93456.
To leave a condolence for the family visit

Jan 24, 2016,
Vera Pauline Coleman Lincoln, Bartlett, TN
"Polly", 81, went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2016. She was a
member of Bellevue Baptist Church. Mrs. Lincoln was preceded in death
by her loving husband of 40 years, Claude C. Lincoln; grandson, Donny
Parker; and six siblings. She is survived by her three daughters, Cynda
Smith; Karen Parker, Robbie Hadley; sister, Shelby Thornton; six
grandchildren, Johnny Parker, Kristopher Parker, Christy Morgan, Randy
Smith, Ryan Hadley, Nathan Hadley; ten great grandchildren; and Pretty
Polly's sweetheart, Roland Bonham.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 28 until service begins at 2 p.m.
at Forest Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park, East with interment following.
Forest Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park, East 901-382-1000

Jan 24, 2016,
ann_robbins.jpg - 43798 Bytes       Doris Ann Derryberry Robbins, 78, of
Pewee Valley, KY went to her heavenly life on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. She was
born and raised in Memphis, TN from 1937-1957. Doris Ann was a graduate of Treadwell
High School and attended Memphis State. She was always active in her church and
communities. She enjoyed Elvis music, was an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles,
volunteering, making Christmas stockings for needy children, and needlework blankets
for family members. Doris Ann is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years,
Walter H. Robbins, Jr., also originally from Memphis, and three daughters,
Catherine Rohe (David), Carole Powell (Kent), and Cristen Ohlin (Paul).
She had six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and three siblings, William
Derryberry, Donna Derryberry and Kay Blaum (Paul).
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 24 2-6 p.m.
at Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood, KY. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, January 25 at
Crestwood United Methodist Church. Donations can be made to a charity of choice'

Jan 24, 2016,
Just recieved this info today
Veleda (Sowell) Barnett expired peacefully at home, on Wed June 3 at 5:30, after a
lengthy illness under the watchful care of Stein Hospice Nurse Connie and husband Lee

Jan 10, 2016,
      Sandra Anne "Tu" Sullivan, 79 of Pelham, passed away on
Monday, January 4, 2016. Anne was born in Memphis, Tennessee
on June 26, 1936 and graduated from Central High School
and Memphis State University. She was a member of Briarwood
Presbyterian Church. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother
(lovingly known as "Tu") and homemaker. Anne was an antique
dealer and collector, as well as an avid gardener. Mrs. Sullivan
is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Devon "Bob" Sullivan,
and by her parents, John and Pansy Shirley. She is survived
by her son, David Devon Sullivan (Christa); daughter, Farris
Ann Sullivan (Luc Andreo); sisters, Audrey Rainey and Jean
Reaves; grandchildren, Mary Caitlin Sullivan, Michael David
Sullivan and Mollie Anne Sullivan. Anne is also preceded by
her beloved dog, Sugar Baby.
The celebration of Anne's life will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12
at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, with a visitxation beginning at 1 p.m.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home 205-988-3511v

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Jan 3, 2016,
William C. "Buddy" Dial, Memphis, TN, 73, passed away Wednesday,
December 30, 2015, after a long illness. He was an Army veteran and was
preceded in death by his mother, Edith Brisco Dial; father, Burnie Dial; brother,
Vernon Dial; sisters, Pauline Dial and Freda Dial Ashworth. Mr. Dial leaves his
brother, B. Franklin Dial (Janice); and sister, E. Bernice Eley (David) and
many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. Monday, January 4 until service begins at 2 p.m.
Forest Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park, East with interment following.

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