WATER VALLEY— Stanley Crow, longtime band director from Water Valley, MS, passed away peacefully at his home April 8, 2013 surrounded by his family. Born in Ruleville, MS to the late James Eldon and Evie Lou Smith Crow, he was a retired band director from Water Valley where he devoted his entire career and touched countless lives. He was the music director for the Water Valley Community Band, First Baptist Church Handbell Choir, and a charter member of the Oxford Community Band. He also served as past president of Lion’s Club, I-55 Band, North East MS Band Director’s Association, and was a coordinator between the Lion’s Club and the MS Lion’s All State Band. In his retirement, he traveled the state performing instrument repairs and mentoring young band directors until his recent illness. Stan accumulated many awards and accolades through the years, but he was loved for his gentle spirit and well known for his strong Christian principles. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church.
Stanley is survived by his wife, Becky Crow of Water Valley, MS; one son, Michael J. Crow of Oxford, MS; a brother-in-law, David Miller and his wife, Joy and their children, William Katie and Robert Miller; a sister-in-law, Roseanne Miller; a brother-in-law, Doug Graham and his children, Spencer and Erin Graham and a host of close friends.
The Water Valley Lion’s Club has established a memorial fund in memory of Stan Crow to endow a Lion’s Band Chair for future Lion’s Band Students.
Memorials may be made to Water Valley Lion’s Club Memorial Fund, Water Valley First Baptist Church Handbells or the American Cancer Society.
COFFEEVILLE—Clyde Holyfield, 77, of Coffeeville died Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Baptist Hospital East at Memphis.
Born in 1935, in Simpson County, he was a son of the late Etta Mae and Frank Elias Holyfield. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany and spent four additional years in the Army Reserve. He was the retired owner and operator of a trucking company, C H Express. He especially enjoyed gardening and fishing, and occasionally put his woodworking skills to use by making rockers and birdhouses. Mr. Holyfield was a Baptist, but he was a faithful attendee of Coffeeville Church of Christ for many years.
The funeral service was held Monday, April 8, at three o’clock in the afternoon in Coffeeville Church of Christ, with Bro. Don Roberson officiating. Visitation was held from one until three, prior to the service. Burial was in the Coffeeville City Cemetery, with Reagan Holyfield, Bryan Holyfield, Caleb Holyfield, Bob Swanson, Tony Carmichael, and Leon Strickland as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Matthew Gill, Derrick Gallardo, Clinton Gallardo, Jacob Carmichael, Carl Holyfield, Hal Vaughn, John Wayne Purdy, Bobby Morgan, and Billy Turner. Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Woods Holyfield of Coffeeville; two daughters, Melissa “Lisa” Swanson (Bob) of Brighton, Colo. and Sandra Carmichael (Tony) of Coffeeville; one son, Michael Clyde (Patsy) Holyfield of Siberia, Russia; one sister, Frankie Contas of New York; two brothers, Carl Holyfield of Magee and Tommy Holyfield of Mendenhall; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
William Herbert Jolley
WATER VALLEY—William (Bill) Herbert Jolley died peacefully in the Veterans Home at Oxford on April 4, 2013, at the age of 96.
He is survived by his three sons, Robert, William, and Charlie; his wife, Sue, and her four sons, Steve, Mike, Van, and Jim Hedges; his three sisters, Ruth, Patty, and Coleen, as well as nieces and nephews scattered across the states.
His sister, Aileen, died last month.
Born October 19, 1916, he was the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. C. N. Jolley, the oldest of five children. He graduated from Fulton High School in Fulton, Kentucky. This was followed by his college years at Lambuth College in Jackson, Tenn. and Memphis State University, prior to receiving his DDS from the University of Tennessee, Memphis, in 1941.
Bill served his country during World War II as a major, working in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. His service continued after his honorable discharge, through his activities in the U.S. Army Reserve’s 330th General Hospital Unit as a Colonel commanding the Dental Section.
After his discharge, he had a successful dental practice in Paris, Tenn. for ten years before returning to the University of Tennessee in 1956, where he was appointed Associate Professor in Oral Medicine and Surgery. In 1958, Bill became the Clinical Director of the UT College of Dentistry. He was the only UT alumni to be Dean of the School of Dentistry (1952-1961), returning to that position as Acting Dean from 1969 to 1970. His career was long and distinguished. Among his proudest achievements was being a founding member of the Tennessee Dental Alumni Association in 1961.
He and Sue Elliott Hedges married in 1979, enjoying retirement traveling in their RV. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Water Valley, where he served on the Official Board. Bill was an avid reader to the end of his life, surprising his care-givers by the depth of his interests in politics, the military and pioneering of the west. In March of 2012, he was honored by Masonic Lodge No. 108 in Paris, Tenn. for “more than 65 years of outstanding service to his brethren.”
A graveside service was held Tuesday, April 9, in the Memphis Memorial Gardens at 1:30 p.m. in Memphis. Bill was put to rest with his parents to whom he was devoted, following the service to celebrate a long, loving, and productive life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to The Veterans Home, 120 Veterans Dr., Oxford, MS 38655, where Bill resided for the last years of his life. Or, donations can be sent to the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry, 875 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38163.
James Thomas Redwine
COFFEEVILLE—James Thomas “Tommy” Redwine, 67, of Coffeeville died Monday, April 1, 2013, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.
Born March 11, 1948, in Calhoun County, he was a son of Lewis Sr. and Vera Winters Redwine. He was a retired truck driver and also served in the U.S. Army in Berlin.
The funeral service was held Thursday, April 4, in New Hope Baptist Church at Coffeeville at 10:30 a.m., with Bro. Truman Scarborough officiating.
Interment followed in the New Hope Cemetery. Garner Harper Funeral Home of Grenada had charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Slade Redwine and Dereck Redwine, both of Coffeeville; three brothers, Lewis Redwine, Jr. and Billy Redwine, both of Coffeeville, and Edward Earl Redwine of Carrollton; one sister, Lucy Wright of Coffeeville; and four grandchildren, Abby, Riley, Andy, and Jack Redwine, all of Coffeeville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Cornelius Redwine.