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Obituaries 04/18/19

Charles Thomas Holloway

SOUTHAVEN—Charles Thomas Holloway, age 37, of Southaven died Friday, April 5, 2019, in Southaven.

He was born April 8, 1981 and was the son of Cristella Holloway and the late Charles Holloway, II. He was a machinist by trade and he enjoyed fishing when time allowed.

Thomas is survived by his mother, Cristella Holloway of Southaven; and one uncle, Steve Holloway  of Water Valley.

Along with his father, Thomas was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles A. and Genora Holloway, as well as Richard and Frankie Hughes.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

Calvin Spencer Shields

HORN LAKE –  Calvin Spencer “Penny” Shields, 66, of Horn Lake, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at his residence. 

Visitation was held Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Desoto Hills Baptist Church. Interment followed at New Bethlehem Presbyterian Cemetery. Twin Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

“Penny” was born in Water Valley on September 20, 1952 to Buford Spencer and Lorene Peeples Shields.    When they brought him home his brother asked “Is he ours?  Can we keep him?”  His nickname came from his brother who couldn’t say Spencer and instead said Spenny.  So it was shortened to “Penny”.  

He started working in his Dad’s shoe shop as a child.  When they would open the shop every morning there was an older black man named Cal that would always call him “Boss Man.”  Penny graduated in 1970 from Water Valley High School.  He and Carol Sartain married on June 3, 1973 at 3 p.m. in the afternoon.  

Penny loved working and especially with his hands. He worked many jobs and achieved many things but his passion was his shoe repair.  He was the Director of Operations for the City of Horn Lake.  He was on the Board of Commissioners for Desoto County Regional Utility Authority.  

Calvin leaves behind his loving wife of 46 years, Carol Shields; a daughter, Penny Marie (Grant) Holley;  a son, Spencer (Crystal) Shields; grandchildren, Brayden Holley, Barrett Holley, Bryant Holley and Blake Holley, Logan Holley Jones;  Nathan and Bailee Shields, siblings, Yvonne Shields, Carl (Jane) Shields, Alice (John) Henderson; and a host of nieces and nephews. Calvin is preceded in death by his parents.     

The family would like to express special thanks for the care and love provided by Dr. Raymond Osarogiagbon, Laura McHugh, and Deana Sexton who nicknamed him “trouble.”  

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made out to Friends of Horn Lake (6520 Center St. E, Horn Lake, MS 38637). 

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