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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Jon Scott

Monday’s obituaries

  • Paul Oneil Davis — 57, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Jerry Lipsey — 57, died Sunday at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Homes in Oxford.
  • Phillip Bruce Yarbrough — 56 died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Community Hospice House in Verona. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial will follow in Memory Memorial Gardens in Bruce. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.

 (March 9, 2015, Page 3)

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    Sunday Focus – Local police serve all

    Local law enforcement officers are taking steps to reduce language barriers when it comes to providing their services to the rapidly expanding Hispanic population. (March 8, 2015, Page 1A)

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      Avoid Break-ins during spring break

      When spring break arrives, thousands of students and many residents leave town. However, criminals often hang around to break in to vacant homes and apartments. (March 8, 2015, Page 1A)

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        Only in Oxford – Fulton Chapel

        Fulton Chapel, completed in 1927, has been the site of countless concerts and plays on the Ole Miss campus. (March 8, 2015, Page 1A)

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          Sunday’s obituaries

          • Beverly Ann Walker — 48, died Thursday in Ridgeland. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley.
          • Dorman Gilbert Yancy — 89, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi of Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in North Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the funeral home.

           (March 8, 2015)

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            Friday’s obituaries

            • George Washington “June” Bell — 69, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Due to this week’s inclement weather, the services have been rescheduled. Services will now be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, with the Rev. Marvin Quarles officiating. Burial will follow in Providence United Methodist Church in Abbeville. There will be no visitation.
            • Hattie Ann Isom — 72, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home in oxford
            • Sheila Gregory Nelson — 51, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at her home in Water Valley. Services were originally scheduled to be held on Thursday morning in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Chaplain Wayne Harlow and Pastor Bill Rutledge officiating. Burial was to follow in the Walker Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Due to Thursday’s inclement weather, the services have been rescheduled. Services will not be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.

             (March 6, 2015, Page 3)

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              Thursday’s obituaries

              • George Washington “June” Bell — 69, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, with the Rev. Marvin Quarles officiating. Burial will follow in Providence United Methodist Church in Abbeville. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

              Born in Abbeville, he professed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with Pilgrims Rest Church in Lafayette County. He attended Gordon School in Abbeville, and he worked at Ray Farms in Abbeville. He loved to help anyone in need, and being around family and people.

              Survivors include three nieces, Loretta Morris, Linda Quarles and Barbara Marion, all of Abbeville; two nephews, Freddie Marion and Tommy Marion, both of Abbeville; and two special cousins, Ora Redmon and Tina Sisk, both of Oxford.

              •  WATER VALLEY — Sheila Gregory Nelson, 51, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at her home in Water Valley. Services were originally scheduled to be held at 11 this morning in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Chaplain Wayne Harlow and Pastor Bill Rutledge officiating. Burial was to follow in the Walker Cemetery in Yalobusha County. However, due to today’s inclement weather, today’s services were postponed.
              •  Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Chrestman Murphree — 59, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at her home in Lafayette County. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with the Rev. Gerald Shook and the Rev. Ken Hanks officiating. Burial will follow with a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Calhoun County. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

              Born in Calhoun County, she was a legal assistant at Tannehill, Carmean and McKenzie PLLC in Oxford. She was a member of Anchor Baptist Church where she attended the Grace Sunday school class, and formerly taught a Bible study class and assisted with children’s church. She loved her scrapbooking club, reading and cross stitch. She enjoyed playing and spending time with her grandchildren.

              Survivors include her daughter, Lindsay Murphree Hastings of Bruce; a son, Jason Lee Murphree of Oxford; two brothers, Mike Alford of Tupelo and Bobby Chrestman of Pontiac, Ill.; four sisters, Mary Bowker of Anchorage, Alaska, Terry West of Washington State, Reba Ward of Big Creek and Noelle Chrestman of Hawaii; and two grandchildren.

              Memorials may be made to: Anchor Baptist Church, in honor of Sue Cook, teacher of the Grace Sunday School Class, 1009 Highway 7 South, Water Valley, MS 38965; or Holding Hands Resale Shop, 2618 West Oxford Loop, Oxford, MS 38655. For online condolences, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

              • SOUTHAVEN — Betty Ann McCoy Sullivan, 72, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Southaven Community Church in Southaven. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Hernando Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

              Originally from Yocona, she lived in Southaven. She was a retired nurse.

              Survivors include her husband, Stanley Sullivan of Southaven; two daughters, Sherry Cupp and Belinda Higgins, both of Southaven; a son, Charles A. Clark of Southaven; a brother, Tim McCoy of Potlockney; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

              • Glynn Jenkins Hobby Tatum, 83, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with the Rev. Jerry East officiating. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two prior to the service at the funeral home.

              Born in Sledge, she was a retired hair dresser at Glynn’s Beauty Shop. She was a member of Yellowleaf Baptist Church and loved reading her Bible. She enjoyed gardening and arranging the flowers that she grew. She was a quick-witted lady who loved to laugh. Her home was the gathering place where she found pleasure in cooking for her family. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Aubrey Lee Hobby and James Leon Tatum; a daughter, Robin Gail Hobby; and a son, Randy Hobby.

              Survivors include her daughters, Kem Hobby Gossett and Connie Hobby, both of Oxford, and Dana Tatum Harwell of Abbeville; her sons, Marty Hobby of Sardis and Kelly Hobby of Holly Springs; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

              Memorials may be made to Yellowleaf Baptist Church, 50 Cr 435, Oxford, MS 38655; or the American Heart Association, 2170 Business Center Drive, Suite 1, Memphis, TN 38134. For more information, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

              • Dorman Yancy, 89, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

                (March 5, 2015, Page 3A)

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                This week in Oxford history – Yesterday’s Papers

                Twenty years ago this week, city leaders were making plans to widen West Jackson Avenue due to the rapid development taking place along the street. Sixty-four years ago, an initiative was launched to build a major new high school in the Abbeville area to serve several communities in the northern part of Lafayette County. (March 4, 2015, Page 1A)

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                  Wednesday’s obituaries

                  • William Pluett Denley— died Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City, with Brother Wayne Gullett officiating. Burial will follow in Pittsboro Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                  • Eloise McDaniel — 81, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were held Monday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. David Floyd officiating.  Burial followed in the Browning Cemetery in Lafayette County.
                  • Glynn Tatum — died Tuesday at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

                   (March 4, 2015, Page 3A)

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                    Tuesday’s obituaries

                    • Malik J. Dye — the infant son of Micrishia Vaughn and Martavious Dye, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hodges Funeral Homes Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in Philadelphia M.B. Church Cemetery in Oxford.
                    • Tim Ford — 63, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 this afternoon at Paris-Yates Chapel on the campus of the University of Mississippi.
                    • Sheila Gregory Nelson — 51, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at her home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Walker Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

                     (March 3, 2015, Page 3)

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