Obituaries 08-17-10

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Obituaries 08-17-10

George Holvitz

POPE- George Holvitz, 86, died Friday, August 13, 2010, at his residence.

Services were Monday at Wells Funeral Home. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Rev. Lester Tankersley officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

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Holvitz, born May 6, 1924, in Filbert, Pa. to Samueal and Anna Pronik Holvitz, was a retired painter for Southern Painting Company in Memphis. He was a member of Enid Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Shankle Holvitz.

Survivors include: two sons, Dewey L. Gianelloni III, and his wife, Nita of Batesville; John T. Shankle of Batesville; two sisters, Hazel Holvitz Gillikin of Pittsburg, Pa., Mildred Holvitz Kerr of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

James Bryan Moyer

COLT, Ark.- James Bryan Moyer, 39, died Thursday, August 12, 2010, at his residence. He was the son of Johnny Mack Moyer of Marks and MaeDell Mooney Workman of Como.

Graveside services were Saturday at Nettleton Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark. Stevens Funeral Home had charge.

Moyer, born May 28, 1971, in Clarksdale, to Johnny Mack Moyer and MaeDell Mooney Workman, worked in the grocery business. He was a Baptist and served in the Mississippi National Guard.

Survivors along with his parents include: two daughters, MaeDell Rana Moyer and Katlyn Rose Cotton; one brother, John Moyer of Senatobia; one step-brother, Brad Workman of Longtown; one step-sister, Dana Bridges of Marks and his grandmother, Louise Mooney of Caraway, Ark.

Robert Earl Bob Simmerman

PORTERVILLE, Calif.- Robert Earl “Bob” Simmerman, 66, formerly of Sledge, died Tuesday, August 3, 2010.

Military services will be held at Bakersfield National Cemetery, 30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd.(Arvin Hwy. 223) in Arvin, Calif. on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. Mission Family Mortuary in Bakersfield, Calif. is in charge of arrangements.

Simmerman was born in Sledge, Mississippi to Hattie and Charlie Simmerman. At the age of 18, he joined the Army. When he came back to Mississippi he became a roofer. He worked in and around Memphis for several years, before relocating to California to be closer to his mother and siblings in 1974. Robert worked in the Porterville area, and finally settled in Bakersfield. He got his contractor’s license in 1984 and continued his hard working lifestyle until he retired in 2003.

Survivors include: four brothers, Charles Simmerman of Dundee, Walter Gene Simmerman of Porterville, Calif., Henry Simmerman of Porterville, Calif., John Simmerman of Porterville, Calif., one sister, Louise Clark of Porterville, Calif., several nieces and nephews and companion Stacey Freeland.