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Friday’s obituaries

DAVID JONES JR. — 67, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his home near Oxford. Funeral arrangements with Coleman Funeral Home are incomplete at this time.

DANNY JOE MARTIN — 62, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. Rick Glidewell officiating. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.

TOY L. PALMER — 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Beacham Memorial Hospital in McComb. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb, with Dr. David Millican officiating. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

TRAVIS DENTON PHILLIPS — 82, of Starkville, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, from complications due to Parkinson Disease. Services will be held at Welch Funeral Home on Saturday at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Graveside service and interment will be at Oktibbeha Memorial Gardens.

OCIA B. JONES-SMITH — 89, of Etta died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Flint Hill M.B. Church in Etta with Pator Lindsey Sanford Jr. officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30-6 p.m. today at Serenity-Martin Chapel and for one hour before the service at the church. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

PAULINE SOWELL WHEELER — 94, of Golden died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the Red Bay, Ala., Hospital. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Donnie Riley presiding. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Golden. Visitation will be 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements. (January 31, 2014, Page 2A)

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    Winter weather – erring on the side of caution

    Editor Don Whitten admits he’s long been one of those folks who think many over-react when there’s a threat of snow and ice. He’s considering changing his mind, though, after reading and seeing stories about stranded students and parents in the winter storm that struck the South earlier this week. (January 31, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Details of Bobby Hill arrest released

      BLOG — Details on the arrest of Ole Miss cornerback Bobby Hill were made available Thursday afternoon. (more…) (January 30, 2014)

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        Students recognized for rising about strife

        OHS student Kendall Jenkins and LHS student Jesse Coleman were recipients of the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association’s Youth Character Award Tuesday night. (January 30, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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          UPD officer wins top award

          Capt. Thelma Curry of the University Police Department was selected the 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association Tuesday. Sheriff’s secretary, Cathy Connor, was awarded Support Personnel of the Year. (January 30, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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            Merger of school districts proposed

            State lawmakers are pushing for consolidation of several low-performing school districts in Mississippi. Water Valley and Coffeeville are included in the proposal of mergers. (January 30, 2014, Page 1)

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              Thursday’s obituaries

              • Martha Elnor Berry — 96, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
              • Rowland Carothers — 56, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the T.O.M.B. building in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford and for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the T.O.M.B. building. Repast will be held at the Stone Center in Oxford.
              • Eddie Hilliard Jr. — 57, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church in Oxford, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
              • Maud “Bell” Mitchell-Key — 91, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at East St. Peter’s M.B. Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
              • Mary B. “Dump” Knight — 71, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakland Presbyterian Church in Oakland. Waller Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
              • John Mackie Pegues Jr. — 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held for an hour and a half prior to the service.
              • Edna Marie Polk — 72, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at her residence in Longtown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Askew Grove M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the Askew Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis.
              • Doyle Scott “Butch” Vance — died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at his home in Southaven. A gathering of friends will be held at a later date.

               (January 30, 2014, Page 2)

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                Lady Chargers win 5A playoff opener

                Oxford’s MHSAA Class 5A playoff opener against Center Hill followed nearly the same script as most of the Lady Chargers’ matches in the regular season. But Oxford found the back of the net a little more often this time. (January 30, 2014, Page 8)

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                  Freeman to officiate Super Bowl XLVIII

                  There are a lot of reasons to watch Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday. One is that Oxford’s Steve Freeman will be one of the game officials for the NFL. (January 30, 2014, Page 8)

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                    Hill suspended indefinitely following arrest

                    Ole Miss cornerback Bobby Hill has been indefinitely suspended from the team following an arrest on a charge of sexual battery. (January 30, 2014, Page 8)

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