Obituaries 6-8-07

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 8, 2007

Margaret Esther Kelly Brinkley

MEMPHIS– Margaret Esther Kelly Brinkley, 80, died Tuesday, June 5, 2007. She was the mother of John Brinkley of Batesville.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Forest Hill East Funeral Home. Burial was in Forest Hill East Cemetery. Forest Hill East Funeral Home has charge.

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Brinkley retired as vice president of Boyle Insurance Company. She was a member of Union Avenue Baptist Church where she served in the choir and as a Sunday school teacher. She also worked with the youth group and in the Women on Missions. She had been a state secretary of the NALC.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Brinkley Sr., and one daughter, Margaret Rose Cooper.

Survivors along with her son include: one daughter, Janet Kelley of Memphis; three sons, Judd Brinkley of West Memphis, Ark., Gene Brinkley of Memphis and John Brinkley of Batesville; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Women on Missions, Union Avenue Baptist Church, 2181 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38104.

Harold M. “Trey” Freeman

BATESVILLE– Harold M. “Trey” Freeman, 17, died Monday, June 4, 2007, at The Med in Memphis from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Services were Thursday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Freeman, born, June 21, 1989, in Memphis to Nina Goodwin of Water Valley and Harold M. Freeman Jr. of Pope, was a member of Pope United Methodist Church. He worked with Redwine Lumping Service. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He attended Pope School and was presently enrolled in Gateway Extension Service in Sardis.

Survivors along with his parents include: one sister, Mary Beth Freeman of Enid; one half sister, Lisa Goodwin of Water Valley; his grandmothers, Elenar Bonner Freeman of Batesville and Elizabeth Young Goodwin of Charleston; two nieces, Brooklyn Byford and Summer Houston, both of Enid, and his friend, Floyd Naramore of Water Valley.

Clarissa “Clara” Hall

MARKS– Clarissa “Clara” Hall, 93, died Monday, June 4, 2007, at Quitman County Hospital.

Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Valley Queen Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Bernard Handy will officiate. Burial will be in Booker Cemetery. Delta Burial has charge.

Hall, born April 19, 1914, in Panola County, was a member of Valley Queen M.B. Church.

Survivors include: five daughters, Gertrude Saddler of Marks, Annie Pearl Charley, Emma Madison and Luella Merritt, all of Chicago, and Mae Lene Jones of Kansas City;  26 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren.

Frances Pittman

CRENSHAW – Frances Pittman, 75, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at Tri Lakes Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Senatobia. Burial will follow at Longtown Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Burlin Pittman of Crenshaw, three daughters Penny Potts and Pamela Gentile, both of Senatobia, Peggy Raines of Crenshaw; three sisters, one brother, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.