GRADY “PETE” MATHIS BROWNING JR. – 73, died Satuday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at North Oxford Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in North Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home and again prior to the service from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church.
LILLIE “SEAL” CROWLEY – 53, caregiver, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at her residence in Oxford. Visitation will be today from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at East St. Peter’s M.B. Church in Abbeville with the Rev. William Woods officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
LUKE “TODDY” CLIFTON LEE HYLAND – 64, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, in Batesville. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Tutor Memorial with the Rev. Joey Swords officiating. Burial followed at County Line Baptist Church in Pontotoc. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of the arrangements.
MICHAEL CARL LADD – 53, of Como, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at his home. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Jan. 2, at 1 p.m. at Davis Chapel United Methodist Church in Sardis with the Rev. Dayna Goff officiating. Interment followed in Davis Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Wells Funeral Home of Batesville.
NANCY BRACKEN LOVE — 65, of Madison died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at St. Dominic‘s Hospital. Funeral services were held at Grace Episcopal Church on East Peace Street in Canton today. Burial and a graveside service will be held at a later date in Oxford Cemetery in Oxford, Md. Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland is assisting with arrangements.
MARGARET ANN RUSSELL PARTRIDGE – 76,, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. A memorial service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Semmes officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from noon until 2 p.m. at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
WILLIAM DAVID “SPRAD” SPRADLIN – 59, of Pendleton, Ind. and formerly of Gilboa, Ind. died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Meadowbrooke Rehabilitation in Anderson, Ind. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home in Leipsic with Pastor Tad Finch officiating. Burial will follow in Harman Cemetery in Gilboa with military rites by the Ottawa American Legion and VFW. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to service on Tuesday.
JUANITA “NOUNCE” VAUGHN – 67, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at her residence in Oxford. Funeral service arrangements will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home.
CHRISTOPHER T. WOODARD – 31, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, in Waterford. Funeral services were held Dec. 31, 2010, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Bell officiating. Burial followed at Anchor Baptist Cemetery. (January 3, 2011, Page 2)
Candidates wishing to run for a county office can begin registering on Monday. The deadline to register for county races is March 1, according to deputy circuit court clerk Baretta Mosely. The qualifying deadline for state races is June 1.
Races on this year’s ballot in the county are for sheriff, chancery clerk, circuit clerk, tax assessor/collector, coroner, constables, supervisors, Justice court judges, election commissioners and school board members. (January 3, 2011, Page 1)
The community newspaper business is one where we try to serve our readers by giving them a snapshot of their lives and the lives of those around them. To accomplish this, we count on members of the community to help us with stories, story ideas, pictures, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten notes that some of his most valuable contacts – his “muses” – passed away in 2010 and will be missed. (January 3, 2011, Page 4)
Lafayette County’s unemployment rate for November inched up by one-tenth of a percentage point from October, according to the latest jobs report. Still, the county continues to have one of the lowest jobless rates in the state. (January 3, 2011, Page 5)
The EAGLE is taking a five-week look at the Vision 2020 study. This week’s look back is at land use and transportation. The final feature will run once the AIA report is submitted to Oxford. (January 3, 2011, Page 1)
Oxford saw 18 restaurants doors close in 2010 which bucked the national trend of the industry actually improving from the past few years. (January 3, 2011, Page 1)