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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jon Scott

This week in Oxford history

From the expansion of power lines into rural Lafayette County in 1941 to budget problems at Ole Miss in 1991, this week in Oxford’s history saw a lot of activity. (October 22, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Wednesday’s obituaries

    • Jefferey Gene Keel — 46, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Abbeville. Visitation will be held for 30 minute prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
    • Earl “Ken” Kenneth McCullough Sr. — 79, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in North Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
    • William “Bill” Andrew Reeves — 54, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Bruce. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at New Prospect Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Kingdom Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford and for one hour prior to Thursday’s service at the church.

     (October 22, 2014, Page 2A)

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      Tuesday’s obituaries

      • Mamie Ioda Morgan — 106, formerly of Water Valley, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Batesville.

       (October 21, 2014, Page 3)

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        Sunday’s obituaries

        • Mary Evelyn Mize Massey — 88, of Tula died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Oxford.

         (October 19, 2014, Page 3A)

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          Community comes together to renew nature

          A group of concerned citizens has paired with the developers of the Faulkner Flats project and Strawberry Plains Audubon Center to restore the natural habitat on a section of Whirlpool trails that had been damaged by the development on Old Taylor Road. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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            Only in Oxford – Rowan Oak

            The world-famous home of William Faulkner is some 170 years old, and it continues to attract thousands of visitors each year who want to see where the Nobel Prize-winning writer worked and lived. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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              Cancer survivor uses fashion show to lift others

              LaVera Hodges founded a fashion show for cancer patients, survivors and their supporters. A cancer survivor herself, Hodges uses the event as a fundraiser to help those battling the disease. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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                Friday’s obituaries

                • Sharon Denise Orange — 50, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the T.O.M.B. Building. Burial will follow in Union Hill M.B. Church Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and visitation will follow from 5 to 7 p.m., all at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

                 (October 17, 2014, Page 3A)

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                  Thursday’s obituaries

                  • Elvis Oscar Champion Jr. — 83, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                  • Michael Vernard Orange — 53, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clear Creek M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Cypress Grove M.B. Church Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and visitation will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

                   (October 16, 2014, Page 3A)

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                    This week in Oxford history

                    Back in 2004, the new Indoor Practice Facility at Ole Miss was just about finished, while in 1934, the original City Grocery on the Square was adding a meat market. These are some of the highlights that took place in Lafayette County during this week in local history. (October 15, 2014, Page 1A)

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