Obituaries for Friday, August 29, 2008

Published 5:00 am Friday, August 29, 2008

Jimmie Dale Holloway

Services for Jimmie Dale Holloway, of Sontag, are 1 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 30, at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church inSontag with burial in Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemeteryin Sontag.

Visitation is Saturday from noon until 1 p.m. at the church withfamily present Friday, Aug. 29, from 6 until 8 p.m. at MarshallFuneral Home in Brookhaven.

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Mr. Holloway, 44, died Aug. 27, 2008, at Central MississippiMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Sontag on Sept. 25, 1963,to Juanita Holloway.

He was a member of Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church where he served onthe deacon board, as assistant superintendent of Sunday school, asan usher board advisor, as president of the trustee board and inthe youth ministry.

Preceding him in death was his mother.

Survivors are his loving wife, Mosetta Holloway, of Sontag; hissons, who are his nephews that he reared, Terence Hilliard, of Ft.Lauderdale, Fla. and Timothy Hilliard, of Sontag; his four sisters,Evelyn Holloway, Ikie Holloway, Bobbie Holloway, all of Monticello,and Mary Evans, of Stockbridge, Ga.; his five brothers, MarkWalters, Dwayne Holloway and wife, Cassandra, Tyrone Holloway, allof Monticello, Calvin Hilliard, of Sontag, and W.C. Boyd, ofGulfport; his two godchildren, Anya Moyé and Dwayne Holloway Jr.;his three sister-in-laws, Glenda Hall and husband, David, RosemaryMartin and Carol Moyé; his two brother-in-laws, Kenneth Hilliardand wife, Justine, and Denver Hilliard and wife, Lolitha; his fiveaunts, Willie Mae Hall, Mary Hinton, Mattie Williams, BrendaBlackwell and Patsy Ann Green; his four uncles, Leonard Fairley andwife, Jean, Kenneth Hathorn, Dennis Reggans and Arthur Reggans; anda host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Sally Shoemaker

A memorial service for Sally Shoemaker, of Brookhaven, will beheld at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Brookhaven Branch of theChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Brookhaven FuneralHome is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Shoemaker, 92, died Aug. 19, 2008, at Countrybrook LivingCenter in Brookhaven. She was born in Elsie, Neb., on Oct. 8, 1915,to Stephen Everett Dixon and Izetta Gertrude Roe.

She was a homemaker and seamstress. She was a member of theBrookhaven Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, WalterShoemaker.

Survivors are her sons, Don Shoemaker, of Arizona, DavidShoemaker, of Colorado, and John Shoemaker, of Mississippi.

Mrs. Shoemaker had numerous friends and church members that sheconsidered her family.

Max Eric Thornhill

Max Eric Thornhill, of Brookhaven, passed away peacefully athome on Aug. 28, 2008, surrounded by his loving family after alengthy battle with cancer.

Max graduated from Columbia High School in Columbia, where hemet his lifelong sweetheart and wife, Bonnie Pierce. Theycelebrated 56 years of marriage on Aug. 24. Max graduated with ageology degree from the University of Texas and after spending twoyears in the U.S. Army he worked in the oil industry in Tyler,Texas. In 1957, he and Bonnie moved to Columbia, where he was inbusiness with his father-in-law, Ed Pierce. In 1964, he bought andmanaged the Texaco distributorship in Brookhaven until selling outin 1976. In recent years, Max was involved in oil exploration andreal estate development. He was a man of many interests andtalents. He enjoyed photography, music, woodworking, traveling,snow skiing and most of all his family. He was a faithful member ofFirst Baptist Church where he served in many capacities through theyears. He enjoyed singing in the choir and recently took greatpleasure in being a bassist in the church orchestra. As aself-taught musician, Max, was a talented guitarist and has passedhis love and passion for music down to his children andgrandchildren. He was a man of integrity, loyalty, laughter andlove. His kindness and generosity touched many. He will be greatlymissed.

Services for Mr. Thornhill are 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at FirstBaptist Church in Brookhaven. Following the service visitation willbe held in fellowship hall at the church. Riverwood Family FuneralService is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Thornhill, 75, died Aug. 28, 2008, at his residence. He wasborn on Dec. 4, 1932, to Clayton Thornhill and Gertrude ForbesThornhill.

Max is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Bonnie Pierce Thornhill; his daughters,Debbie Thornhill Acker, Dana Thornhill Simmons and Diane ThornhillIrby; and his 11 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church RenovationFund or Gideon Bible International.