2021 Hall of Fame Judy Berryhill

Image Judy Holloway Berryhill 2021 Hall of Fame Inductee

Judy Holloway Berryhill
February 1, 1951–September 29, 2018

Judy Holloway Berryhill was born February 1, 1951, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Gus and Justine Holloway. She and her three brothers were raised in Memphis, Tennessee, but completed high school at Olive Branch after they moved here in 1966.

Judy married Carl Berryhill on October 26, 1968. They welcomed a son, Anthony, in 1971 and a daughter, Dee Dee, in 1979. Both of their children would grow up in Olive Branch and raise their families here as well. Anthony would work for the City, and Dee Dee would work at the flower shop. Ultimately Dee Dee would take over the daily operations of the business after Judy passed away.

In 1969 Judy graduated from DeGarmo Beauty School and began working as a beautician. She would continue her career as a beautician for fifteen years until she had the opportunity to purchase the Olive Branch Florist from Ms. Alma Young in February of 1985. This was a birthday gift to herself. She loved making flower arrangements and seeing the smiles it put on the faces of her customers. She was a “people person” and loved to talk with everyone who visited the flower shop.

Judy opened a second flower shop in Tunica in 2008. She loved the small-town feel and likened it to Olive Branch when she purchased Olive Branch Florist in 1985. She would sell the Tunica Florist in 2012 to take care of her mother, who was battling an illness at the time.

Judy loved to cook. This passion led her to purchase Wray’s Fins and Feathers in 2016. She found the same pleasure in cooking for others as she did in creating beautiful floral arrangements. After becoming ill with cancer in 2017, she decided to sell the restaurant. She would continue to work in the flower shop until her death in September of 2018.

Mrs. Berryhill was a friend to everyone in Olive Branch and served the needs of countless families during times of celebration and times of grief. You could always count on Judy to be there in time of need.

2021 Hall of Fame Jim Davis

Image Jim Davis 2021 Hall of Fame InducteeJames Paul “Jim” Davis
December 29, 1948–

James Paul “Jim” Davis was born December 29, 1948, in Augusta, Arkansas, to Marguerite and Babe Davis. He is the youngest of five children and attended Augusta Elementary School. Jim graduated from Laura Conner High School, where he received academic awards in History and Math. He not only excelled in the classroom but also in athletics. Jim received All-District recognition in football, basketball, and baseball.

He would continue his education at Southern Arkansas University from 1966 to 1970, studying Business Administration and receiving his BBA in the Spring of 1970. He played varsity basketball and baseball while pursuing his college degree. As a postgraduate, Jim continued his education through the Mississippi School of Banking and LSU School of Banking. He also served a year in the Navy.

Jim and Sharron “Lynne” Turner Davis were married on February 13, 1971. They moved to Olive Branch in 1974 because Jim took a job with Bank of Mississippi, now known as Bancorp South. They loved the “small town” feel and the wonderful people they quickly became friends with. They knew this was the place they wanted to put down roots and raise their three sons, Trevor, Zach, and Jared. Jim and Lynne now have the joy of watching their five grandsons, Dalton, Grif, Evan, Camden, and Hudson, grow and thrive in the Olive Branch Community.

Mr. Davis served the needs of the people in Olive Branch as a retail and commercial lender from 1971 until 2013. He is a two-time President of the Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce, a Charter Member of the Olive Branch Rotary Club, and holds the recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow through the Olive Branch Rotary Club. He served as a Deacon of First Baptist Church in Olive Branch for thirty-five years and is currently a member of Great Commission Church, where his son is Senior Pastor.

Jim enjoys raising beagles and hunting rabbits. He is a friend to all and serves the Olive Branch community with honesty, integrity, and a sense of pride. He will proudly tell you that Olive Branch is his “hometown.”

Civic Groups

B.J. Chain/1st Regional Library

Provides materials and services to help residents obtain information, meeting their personal, educational, and professional needs. Mary Agnes Ledbetter, Head Librarian, 662-895-5900 www.first.lib.ms.us.

Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 155 meets once a week on Monday nights from 6:30pm to 8pm at Mineral Wells United Methodist Church 7395 Stateline Rd in Olive Branch.Fred Allen 662-895-5833.

Civitan Club

Building good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. Cynthia Earhart. 901-517-7001 or 1-800-civitan.

Community Foundation of Northwest MS

Helping donors to achieve their charitable purposes without the administrative burden of maintaining their own foundation. Tom Pittman, CEO/President, 315 Losher Street Hernando, MS 38632. 662-449-5002

DeSoto County Literacy Council

The Council provides competent and confidential tutoring to DeSoto County residents. 2601 Elm St. Hernando, MS 38632 662-429-2354 desotolit@hotmail.com

DeSoto Health & Wellness Center

Providing primary health care and health educational services to the working uninsured citizens of DeSoto County. 7181 Delta Bluff Parkway, Walls, MS 662-781-0038.

DeSoto Sunrise Homes, Inc.

A non-profit, 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt, provides services to children and adolescents who are “at risk” of developing delinquent behaviors. 1259 Stateline Road E. Southaven, MS 38671 662-342-0155.

Friends of the B.J. Chain Library

A group of volunteers who support the library staff in whatever task they propose. Contact Sarah Camp 662-895-5633.

Golden Branches

Provides for the recreational, educational, and fellowship well-being of the senior citizens of Olive Branch and the surrounding community. Missy Powell, Coordinator 662-890-7182.

Hernando Desoto Habitat for Humanity

Allowing working people who have no other opportunities to own a home the chance at building their lives and protecting their families. Marcus Manning, President, 662-449-5002

House of Grace

Domestic Violence Shelter and Support Groups – Mission is to offer a way out for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assualt; 24-Hour Crisis Hot Line 662-342-1432 Contact Lorine Cady, Executive Director at 662-342-1889.

Lifeblood

A full-service blood center and an educational resource which is responsive to the needs of Mid-South patients, donors, healthcare facilities, and medical professionals. Call 662-349-0662.

Lion’s Club

Has been offering citizens the opportunity to give something back to their community since 1943. For more information, please visitwww.lionsclubs.org/EN/index.shtml.

Mid-State Opportunity

A non-profit organization, which provides case management services assistance to low-income families. 9607 Hwy 178 Olive Branch, MS 38654. Hours 8:00 am to 4:45 pm Closed 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch. Call 662-895-4153.

Volunteer Northwest Mississippi

Our mission is to develop, promote, and support volunteerism in Desoto County and Northwest Mississippi. We work to match volunteers with non-profit organizations. If you would like to find out more about volunteering in your community or would like to list your volunteer opportunities with us, contact Anna Dickerson, Director of Volunteer Northwest Mississippi at 662-449-5002 or email us at volunteer@cfnm.org. Visit our website at www.volunteernwms.org.

Olive Branch Arts Council

Mission is to promote an appreciation of the arts in the Olive Branch Community. For more information please call 662-404-2787 or visit www.obarts.com.Olive Branch Community Thrift ShopProvides the Olive Branch Community an opportunity to purchase used clothing at a nominal price and to provide clothing on an emergency basis. 662-895-2913

Olive Branch Emergency Food Ministry

Assists the Olive Branch Community with food needs in time of emergency or economic crisis. 10947 Highway 178 Olive Branch, MS 38654 Open Tuesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. 662-895-2913

Olive Branch Heroes Fund

We believe it is our civic duty to have funds available to help families in their time of crisis and to better equip our heroes in their calling to serve our community. www.obheroesfund.com

Olive Branch Humane Society

A non-profit organization, allowing for 100% tax deductible donations. For more information, please call 662-895-5328 or visit www.obpets.petfinder.com.

Olive Branch Shriner’s Club

Serving mankind through the resources of its great philanthropy, the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Call 662-895-9919 or go to www.shriners.org

Olive Twigs

Consists of four groups, the Cultural, Philanthropic, Humanitarian, and Hospitality Groups whose purpose is to strive to create civic interest in the community and to help finance projects that benefit the community.

Rotary Club

Local service club of business and professional leaders. Go to www.olivebranchrotary.com

Sacred Heart Southern Missions

Strives to extend the Reign of God in the nine northern counties of Mississippi by giving witness through presence and compassionate service in parish, education, and social ministries. 662-893-0255

Who to Contact

AIRPORTS

Memphis International 901.922.8000

Olive Branch 662.895.2978

AMBULANCE

Olive Branch Fire Department 662.895.4111

ANIMAL CONTROL

Olive Branch 662.895.4582

After Hours and Emergencies 662.895.4111

ARTS COUNCIL

Olive Branch Arts Council 662.404.2787

AUTOMOBILE TAGS

Automobile licenses must be purchased annually and are due during the month in which the vehicle was purchased. For new residents, Mississippi state law requires that automobiles be registered within 30 days of establishing residence. Vehicles purchased new or used from a dealer or individual must be registered within seven days. In all cases, license plates must reflect the county of residence of the registered owner.

Olive Branch 662.469.8032

BIRTH & DEATH CERTIFICATES

Mississippi Department of Health 601.206.8200

BUILDING PERMITS

Olive Branch 662.892.9331

BUSINESS LICENSES

Olive Branch 662.892.9238

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce 662.895.2600

CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT

662.892.9341

CITY COURT CLERK

Olive Branch 662.892.9500

CITY ENGINEER

Olive Branch 662.892.9351

CITY OF OLIVE BRANCH PHONE NUMBER

662.892.9200

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Northwest Mississippi Community College (DeSoto Center)

5197 W.E. Ross Pkwy, Southaven, MS 38671

662.342.1570

 

University of Mississippi DeSoto Center

5197 W.E. Ross Pkwy, Southaven, MS 38671

662.342.4765

CRIMESTOPPERS

DeSoto County 662.429.8477

DESOTO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Olive Branch Clinic

6569 Cockrum Road, Building A, Suite 2

Olive Branch, MS 38654

662.895.3090

DESOTO COUNTY JUSTICE COURT

DeSoto County Justice Court

662.469.8026

Doug Hollowell, III, District 1

Larry Vaughn, District 2

Billy Lantrip, District 3

Brad Russell, District 4

Karen Sanders, District 5

DESOTO COUNTY SCHOOLS

DeSoto County Schools 662.429.5271

Cory Uselton, Superintendant

DESOTO COUNTY SUPERVISORS

Jessie Medlin, District 1 662.469.8002

Mark Gardner, District 2 901.238.1600

DESOTO COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

All property and personal property taxes (county, city and school) are collected by the DeSoto County Tax Collector.

Olive Branch Office 662.469.8032

DESOTO COUNTY TOURISM

DeSoto County Tourism

4560 Venture Drive

Southaven, MS 38671

662.393.8770

DRIVERS LICENSE

New residents of Mississippi must apply for a driver’s license within 60 days. If the applicant has a valid out-of-state license, only a rules, signs and eye test is required. If the applicant’s out-of-state license has expired, a road test may be required. A Social Security card must be shown.

Olive Branch, 662.890.7211

Nesbit 662.429.1353

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

Entergy 800.368.3749

Northcentral Electric Cooperative 662.895.2151

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Olive Branch Dispatcher (Fire or Ambulance) 662.895.4111

Station 1 (9189 Pigeon Roost Road) 662.895.9611

Station 2 ( 7745 Craft Road) 662.895.9612

Station 3 (7750 Hacks Cross Road) 662.895.9613

Station 4 (5765 Pleasant Hill Road) 662.895.9614

Station 5 (3834 Pleasant Hill Road) 662.893.9615

GARBAGE COLLECTION

(Not Trash) 662.892.9305

GOLF COURSES

Cherokee Valley 662.893.4444

O.B. Country Club 662.895.6525

Timber Truss 662.895.3530

Wedgewood 662.895.7490

HANDICAP DECALS

To obtain a Handicap Decal for your automobile, contact the DeSoto County Tax Collector’s Office at 662.469.8030.

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

If you are buying or own a home and occupy it as your primary residence, you may be eligible for Homestead Exemption. To apply for Homestead Exemption, you need to go to the Tax Assessor’s office in Hernando and bring the following: a copy of your recorded warranty deed, social security numbers for you and your spouse if you are married, and your closing or settlement statement. Applications for exemption can only be accepted during the months of January, February and March of each year.

DeSoto County 662.469.8029

LANDERS CENTER

Southaven, MS

662.280.9120 or 888.280.9120

LIBRARY

B.J. Chain Public Library Olive Branch 662.895.5900

LITERACY COUNCIL

DeSoto County Literacy Council

2061 Elm St.

Hernando 38632

662.429.2354

MARRIAGE LICENSES

Applications for marriage licenses are made at the DeSoto County Circuit Clerk’s office, 662.469.8007.

MAYOR, OLIVE BRANCH

Ken Adams 662.892.9201

NATURAL GAS SERVICE

Atmos Energy

Customer Service 888.286.6700

Natural Gas Emergency 866.322.8667

 

City of Olive Branch

Gas Services 662.893.5209

Billing 662.892.9300

After hours emergencies 662.895.4111

Locate underground lines 800.227.6477

PARKS & RECREATION

Olive Branch 662.893.5219

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

662.892.9334

POISON CONTROL

800.222.1222

POLICE DEPARTMENT

662.892.9400

Dispatcher (Emergency / Report Crime) 662.895.4111 or 911

POST OFFICE

Olive Branch 662.890.5493

PUBLIC WORKS STREETS & DRAINAGE

662.893.5200

SCHOOLS

Center Hill Elementary School 662.890.7705

Center Hill Middle School 662.890.6800

Center Hill High School 662.890.2490

Chickasaw Elementary School 662.895.6664

DeSoto Central Primary School 662.912.1300

DeSoto Central Elementary School 662.349.6234

DeSoto Central Middle School 662.349.6660

DeSoto Central High School 662.536.3612

Lewisburg Primary School 662.893.6001

Lewisburg Elementary School 662.895.8750

Lewisburg Intermediate School 662.892.6180

Lewisburg Middle School 662.892.5050

Lewisburg High School 662.890.6708

Olive Branch Elementary School 662.895.2256

Olive Branch Intermediate 662.893.1221

Olive Branch Middle School 662.895.4610

Olive Branch High School 662.893.3344

Overpark Elementary School 662.890.8745

Pleasant Hill Elementary School 662.890.9654

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

DeSoto County 662.469.8500

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Mississippi District Office

210 E. Capitol St., Suite 900, Jackson, MS

601.965.4378

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

Hernando 866.739.4771

SOCIAL SERVICES

DeSoto Sunrise Homes 662.342.0155

Mid-State Opportunities 662.895.4153

Olive Branch Emergency Food Ministry 662.895.2913

Palmer Home For Children, Hernando Campus 662.449.2400

Sacred Heart Southern Mission 662.893.0255

Thrift Shop 662.895.2913

STATE REPRESENTATIVES

Dana Criswell 662.278.0299

Jerry Darnell 901.277.1578

Dan Eubanks 662.374.0035

Jeff Hale 901.46.6673

Steve Hopkins 901.827.0755

Hester Jackson-McCray 901.410.7875

Bill Kinkade 901.365.4830

STATE SENATORS

Kevin Blackwell 901.412.0431

Michael McLendon 662.359.3229

David Parker 901.473.9760

STREET LIGHTS

662.895.0036

TRASH PICK-UP

(Not Garbage) 662.893.5209

UNDERGROUND LINES

To locate all underground lines call:

MS One Call 800.227.6477

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

Senatobia 662.562.4485

WIN Job Center 662.342.4002

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE

Trent Kelly

2565 Caffet Street, #200

Hernando, MS 38632

662.449.3090

U.S. SENATORS

Cindy Hyde-Smith 662.236.1018

Roger Wicker 662.429.1002

VOTER REGISTRATION

Residents in the City of Olive Branch may register at City Hall, 662.892.9200. Residents living in the county must register at the Circuit Clerk’s office in Hernando, 662.469.8007.

WATER & SEWER SERVICE

City of Olive Branch 662.893.5249

Billing Questions 662.892.9305

After hours emergencies 662.895.4111

Local Map

Map of Olive Branch, MS

Schools and Attendance Zones

Olive Branch Schools

Center Hill Elementary School

662.890.7705

Center Hill Middle School

662.890.6800

Center Hill High School

662.890.2490

Chickasaw Elementary School

662.895.6664

DeSoto Central Primary School

662.912.1300

DeSoto Central Elementary School

662.349.6234

DeSoto Central Middle School

662.349.6660

DeSoto Central High School

662.536.3612

Lewisburg Primary School

662.893.6001

Lewisburg Elementary School

662.895.8750

Lewisburg Intermediate School

662.892.6180

Lewisburg Middle School

662.892.5050

Lewisburg High School

662.890.6708

Olive Branch Elementary School

662.895.2256

Olive Branch Intermediate

662.893.1221

Olive Branch Middle School

662.895.4610

Olive Branch High School

662.893.3344

Overpark Elementary School

662.890.8745

Pleasant Hill Elementary School

662.890.9654

 

Desoto County School Attendance Zones

Property Taxes

Olive Branch Housing Facts

Homes sold in Olive Branch in 2007 950 (376 new construction)
Median price of a home in 2007 $256,000
Houses sold in the $0-199,999 range 550
Houses sold in the $200,000-299,999 range 263
Houses sold as $300,000 & UP 167

Property Tax Example

$100,000 Property
x 10%
$10,000 x .09870 = $987.00
– $300.00 Homestead Exemption
$687.00 County Taxes
$10,000 x .03850 = +$385.00 City Taxes
$1072.00 Total County & City Taxes per year

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Contact Us

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  • City of Olive Branch, MS
    9200 Pigeon Roost
    Olive Branch, MS 38654
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