Mary Elizabeth Holyfield

October 26, 1944 – December 31, 2020

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A gathering of family and friends for Mary Elizabeth Holyfield, 76, will be held Saturday from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm at Memorial Funeral Home. A private family service will follow at 1:30 pm and will be live streamed on Memorial Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Bro. Dennis Smith will officiate the service. Graveside services will take place at 2:00 pm on Monday at New Hebron Cemetery in New Hebron, MS.

Lib died on December 31, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Amory. She was born in Camden, MS on October 26, 1944 to the late Dee and Betty Berry Quinn. She was a graduate of Silver Creek High School and Mississippi College. She was a school teacher for over 30 years, having taught at Natchez, Silver Creek, Monticello, with 20 of those years in the Corinth School System. She was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, Shakespeare Club and Kappa Kappa Iota. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She enjoyed history, traveling and being with family and friends.

Lib is survived by her son, William Holyfield (Nina); daughter, Jo Beth Alford (Tim); grandchildren, Peyton Holyfield, Landon Holyfield, Lauren Alford and Emily Alford; and a brother, Don Quinn.

Lib was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph Holyfield; and brothers, Tommy and Harold Quinn.

Pallbearers will be James Self, Eddie Little, Henry Little, Tom Hurley, Johnny Palmer, Don Everett Smith and Bill Waldon.

Donations in honor of Lib Holyfield can be made to the First Baptist Church c/o General Fund, 501 Main St. Corinth, Mississippi 38834 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Fond memories and expressions can be left at for the Holyfield Family.

Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Family and Friends Gathering

    Saturday, January 2, 2021

  • Private Family Service (Live streamed on Facebook)

    Saturday, January 2, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, January 4, 2021

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