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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jon Scott

Fun with Faulkner

An exhibit of paintings by local artist Jason Heavner, also known as J-Man, focuses on writer William Faulkner. The series of paintings are profound, a bit profane and a lot of fun. (July 25, 2014, Page 1B)

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    Friday’s obituaries

    • Ora Lee Eggerson — died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her home in Taylor. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building, with burial to follow in Yacona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

     (July 25, 2014, Page 2A)

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      Thursday’s obituaries

      • Gloria Mae Holmes — 66, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

       (July 24, 2014, Page 2)

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        Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at July 21, 1949

        The Oxford area was worried about the spread of polio and whether the community had a reliable source of power during this week 65 years ago. (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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          Wednesday’s obituaries

          • Carol Pittman Bell — 76, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Coffeeville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
          • David Talbert Dotson — 93, died Monday, July 21, 2014, in the VA Medical Center in 
Jackson. Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in 
Winona. A graveside service with military honors will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge of arrangements.
          • Richard Jennings Field Jr. — 87, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Centreville. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the church. Newman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
          • Ray Elisha Slaughter Jr. — 67, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Full military honor services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in the veteran’s section of Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
          • Robert Eugene Williams — 55, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Methodist University Hospital- Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Philadelphia M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.

           (July 23, 2014, Page 2)

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            Tuesday’s obituaries

            • Ora L. Eggerson — 86, died this morning at her home in Taylor. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
            • Richard Shoemaker — 66, died recently at his home in Oxford. No formal memorial service is planned. He will be laid to rest alongside his parents at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson. Lakewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

             (July 22, 2014, Page 2)

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              Monday’s obituaries

              • Frank W. Brown — 68, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services were held Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial followed in Peach Creek Cemetery in Sardis.
              • Gloria Holmes — 66, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
              • Lavelle Billings Moore — 86, died Friday, July 18, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the College Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery in College Hill.
              • Harry Leon Russell — 86, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his home. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Central Academy Church of Christ in Batesville. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Wells Funeral Home in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
              • Billy W. Taylor— 74, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial will follow in Bethleham Cemetery in Potts Camp. Visitation will be held for four hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

               (July 21, 2014, Page 2)

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                Friday’s obituaries

                • Vanqueisha Tierra Rena “Nay” Carr — 20, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Water Valley Civic Auditorium. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
                • Laverne B. Stewart — 99, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Oxford Health and Rehab. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in New El Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                • Bobby Gene Stone — 74, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
                • Susan Clark Tutor — 60, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home–Senatobia Chapel. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
                • Martha Lee Reed Vinograd— 89, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, Austin, Texas. The burial will be in Marlborough Cemetery in Alliance, Ohio.  A memorial service will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oxford.
                • Robert Gene Williams — 55, died Thursday at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

                 (July 18, 2014, Page 2A)

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                  Thursday’s obituaries

                  No obituaries were submitted for publication today. (July 17, 2014, Page 2A)

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                    Yesterday’s Papers looks at July 17, 1969

                    Forty-five years ago this week, The Oxford EAGLE reported on a school bond issue and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. (July 16, 2014, Page 1)

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