Hernando Funeral Home Ebituaries

Charles Michael Frank

Hernando

 Charles Michael Frank, 62 passed away at his home on March 26, 2015. He is
 retired from AT&T, a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of Desoto
 Shrine Cub Motor Corp. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Frank of
 Hernando, daughter, Traci M. Frank of Louisiana, father, Charles
 Joseph Frank of Hernando, sisters and brothers in law, Julia and Dennis
 Luttrell and Janice and Wayne Grunewald. He was preceded in death by his
 mother, Bessie Lyles and grandparents, June and Grady Lyles. The family
 will receive friends at a catered reception Saturday, March 28, 2015 from
 1 pm until time of service at 4 pm at Hernando Funeral Home. Interment
 will follow in Hernando Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Cadence Aamaya Box

SOUTHAVEN

Cadence Aamaya Box, 3 months, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  Graveside services will be 10:00 Saturday at Desoto Memorial Gardens.  Hernando Funeral Home has charge.  Survivors include her parents, Ceara Shelton and Peyton Box of Southaven; grandparents, Susan Higgins of Memphis, Danny Box II of Horn Lake, Brandy Shelton of Southaven and James Shelton, Sr. of Southaven; great-grandparents, Danny Box, Sr. of Somervile, TN, William and Mary Ann Winters of Greenville, MS, and Brenda and Ray O'Daniel of Somerville, TN.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LeBonheur Children's Hospital, 848 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103.

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Paul Gentry

Como, MS

Paul Gentry, 71 passed away March 25, 2015. He was a 32nd degree Mason, member of the Unity Lodge of Memphis, member of the Horn Lake Lodge of Horn Lake and he was also past President of Olive Branch Shrine Club. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Sally Gentry and siblings, Jack Gentry, Dwight Gentry, Mary Pierce, Sophia Gentry and Virginia Elliott. He is survived by his wife, Jeannie Gentry, daughters, Judy Baker (Louis), Paula Stang (Paul) and Gininda Bing, siblings, James Gentry, Shirley Hinson and Doris Connor, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 5 pm until 8 pm and service will be 2 pm Sunday, March 29, 2015 both at Hernando Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Grays Creek Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will also be held Sunday immediately following the interment at Horn Lake Masonic Lodge 6780 East Center Street Horn Lake MS 38637. Memorial donations may be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children or the charity of your choice.

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Garry Vincent "Vince" Long

HERNANDO

Garry Vincent “Vince” Long, 58, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hernando Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time at the church.  Hernando Funeral Home has charge.  Interment will follow in Hernando Memorial Park.  Mr. Long was an Aviation Instructor with FedEx.  He was an avid musician and was outstanding in sports at Hernando High School, Northwest, and Delta State.  He played for North MS at the MS Association of Coaches High School All Stars Football Game.  He coached Little League Baseball, Football and Basketball.  Survivors include his sons, Conner Vincent Morton Long and Samuel Christopher Long; parents, Theron “Coach” and Mary Long of Hernando; and brother, Jeffery Charles Long (Terry) of Cordova, TN.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Methodist University Transplant Institute, 1265 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 or Hernando Baptist Church, 11 E Center St., Hernando, MS 38632.

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Winn Davis Brown, Sr.

HORN LAKE

Winn Davis Brown, Sr.

February 28, 1918 – March 23, 2015

Winn Davis Brown, son of Seymour Horace and Genevieve Curd Brown, was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky on February 18, 1918.  He graduated from Bowling Green Business University, now part of Western Kentucky University, with a degree in business.

Before entering the working world he volunteered to participate in the Methodist Youth Caravan, a summer project for college students.  This brought him to the Mississippi coast for training.  There he met Annie Ruth Hurt, another student volunteer for the project.  Every night he introduced himself to her and she silently said, “There comes that boy who looks like a boy from home; why can’t I remember his name?”

When the summer project ended and students were departing, Annie Ruth suddenly saw this Kentucky boy jump on her bus headed for Memphis, where he introduced himself to her family and spread a little Kentucky sunshine before he left for home.

He went to work for an accounting firm in Cleveland, Ohio, before World War II intervened.  He was one of many young men who volunteered for military service in the Army Air Corps, predecessor to the Air Force, where he served overseas for more than four years, answering role call in England, North Africa, Italy, France, and beyond.  After four years and countless letters, he came back to the United States on leave for a “Rest and Relaxation” break; he phoned from New York and made his R&R plans – that’s how Horn Lake, MS had a wedding before any Kentuckians saw the new Mr. and Mrs. Brown.

The “atomic bomb” happened before Winn had to return to his military duty.  War soon ended and Winn decided that Nashville was a good solution for pacifying both Kentucky and Mississippi families, so he accepted a job and found an apartment there.  Everyone was happy – except the “father of the bride”, who insisted that he wanted and needed a son at home.  After a year of resistance, Winn Brown became that son, and a resident of Horn Lake, Mississippi in the process.

He was not only learning and doing the farm and country way of life, he was one of those who saw needs and who helped bond together and start the Horn Lake Fire Department.  He partnered an ongoing legacy for local insurance options through Brown and Stevens, Brown and Caldwell, and Brown and Haynes, now known as Southgroup after his retirement.  He served as the first mayor of the City of Horn Lake when it incorporated in 1973, and has always encouraged and served this area and its people.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Annie Ruth, and their children, Winn D. Brown, Jr. and wife Phil; Ann Brown Ashcraft and husband Lee; William A. (Bill) Brown and wife Mary Lee.  Grandchildren are Ruth and Greg Munday; Winn Davis Brown, III and Yueh Ching Lee; Betsy and Brent Walker; Kate and Brett Leggett; Will Brown; and Rob Brown.  Great grandchildren are Hannah, Emily and Owen Leggett; Winn Davis Brown IV, Frank and Oakley Anna Brown.

Funeral arrangements are through Hernando Funeral Home with visitation there from 5-8 pm Friday, March 27; funeral service at 2 pm Saturday March 28, at Hernando United Methodist Church, with a grave-side service and internment following at New Bethlehem Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Horn Lake United Methodist Church or the Historic DeSoto County Museum.

Hernando Funeral Home

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www.BrentwoodFuneralServices.com