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.
James 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.”
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 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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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
Memphis International 901.922.8000
Olive Branch 662.895.2978
Olive Branch Fire Department 662.895.4111
Olive Branch 662.895.4582
After Hours and Emergencies 662.895.4111
Olive Branch Arts Council 662.404.2787
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
Olive Branch 662.892.9331
Olive Branch 662.892.9238
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce 662.895.2600
CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT
CITY COURT CLERK
Olive Branch 662.892.9500
Olive Branch 662.892.9351
CITY OF OLIVE BRANCH PHONE NUMBER
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Northwest Mississippi Community College (DeSoto Center)
5197 W.E. Ross Pkwy, Southaven, MS 38671
University of Mississippi DeSoto Center
5197 W.E. Ross Pkwy, Southaven, MS 38671
DeSoto County 662.429.8477
DESOTO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Olive Branch Clinic
6569 Cockrum Road, Building A, Suite 2
Olive Branch, MS 38654
DESOTO COUNTY JUSTICE COURT
DeSoto County Justice Court
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
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
Northcentral Electric Cooperative 662.895.2151
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
(Not Trash) 662.892.9305
Cherokee Valley 662.893.4444
O.B. Country Club 662.895.6525
Timber Truss 662.895.3530
To obtain a Handicap Decal for your automobile, contact the DeSoto County Tax Collector’s Office at 662.469.8030.
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
662.280.9120 or 888.280.9120
B.J. Chain Public Library Olive Branch 662.895.5900
DeSoto County Literacy Council
2061 Elm St.
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
Customer Service 888.286.6700
Natural Gas Emergency 866.322.8667
City of Olive Branch
Gas Services 662.893.5209
After hours emergencies 662.895.4111
Locate underground lines 800.227.6477
PARKS & RECREATION
Olive Branch 662.893.5219
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Dispatcher (Emergency / Report Crime) 662.895.4111 or 911
Olive Branch 662.890.5493
PUBLIC WORKS STREETS & DRAINAGE
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 662.469.8500
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Mississippi District Office
210 E. Capitol St., Suite 900, Jackson, MS
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
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
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
Kevin Blackwell 901.412.0431
Michael McLendon 662.359.3229
David Parker 901.473.9760
(Not Garbage) 662.893.5209
To locate all underground lines call:
MS One Call 800.227.6477
WIN Job Center 662.342.4002
2565 Caffet Street, #200
Hernando, MS 38632
Cindy Hyde-Smith 662.236.1018
Roger Wicker 662.429.1002
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