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Friday’s obituaries

  • Nancy Winders Shaw — 74, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at her home in Yalobusha County. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will be in the Harbour Cemetery in Coffeeville. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.

 (July 8, 2011, Page 2A)

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    Can wordy Faulkner exist in time of tweets?

    Could William Faulkner and his writing be the anti-tweet? That’s quite likely, but it doesn’t mean that Faulkner’s not moving up in this age of electronic communication. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at Mr. Bill and some of his work as Oxford gets set to host this year’s Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference. (July 8, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Thursday’s obituaries

      • Nancy Higgins Fowler — 65, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Chicago. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the local arrangements.
      • Homer Clyde Toles — 77, died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at his daughter’s home in Abbeville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Clear Creek M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the J. F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs, and for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

       (July 7, 2011, Page 2)

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        Wednesday’s obituaries

        • Ollie Herod Vaughn — 84, died Friday, July 1, 2011. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Abbeville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 7 this evening at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.

         (July 6, 2011, Page 2)

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          Monday-Tuesday’s obituaries

          • Mildred E. Bishop — 84, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Philadelphia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bobby Irvin officiating. Burial will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
          • Elizabeth C. “Betty” Elliott — 80, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at St. Dominic’s Hospital. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Parkway Chapel of Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson. Inurnment will follow in the Trinity Mausoleum.
          • Preston Booker Farr — 65, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at his residence. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Macedonia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Malcolm Brock and the Rev. Louie Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Cornersville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 till 9 this evening at the United Funeral Service in New Albany and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
          • Jimmie Dee Franklin — 87, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. A private memorial service will be held for the family at a later date. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon.
          • George B. Jones — 49, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at the state hospital in Whitfield. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jesus’ Crown of Life Apostolic Pentecostal Church, with burial to follow in the Rock Hill Church Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
          • Stanley Mark Partridge — 55, of Long Beach died Friday, July 1, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Eastover Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be from 4:30 – 6:30 Wednesday, with a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. at Michael Memorial Baptist Church in Gulfport, with Pastor Tony Karnes officiating. The Riemann Family Funeral Home of Gulfport is in charge of arrangements and Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.
          • Ollie O. Vaughn — 84, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

           (July 5, 2011, Page 2)

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            Friday’s obituaries

            • Sherman Lee Greer — 90, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
            • Cleatus “Sam” Burton Houston — 78, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at his home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, with burial to follow at Mt. Zion Church Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.

             (July 1, 2011, Page 2A)

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              Thursday’s obituaries

              • Paul Stephenson Frady — 80, died on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at his home in Coffeeville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Burial will follow in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
              • Helen Hairston — 92, of Water Valley died Monday, June 27, 2011. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Springhill North M.B. Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.

               (June 30, 2011, Page 2)

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                Wednesday’s obituaries

                • William Eugene Davis Jr. — 49, died Friday, June 24, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery in Water Valley. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                • George Jones — died Monday at the Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
                • Bobby Dee “Buddy” King — 60, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 this evening at the funeral home.
                • Raymond Thornton — 90, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

                 (June 29, 2011, Page 2)

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                  Tuesday’s obituaries

                  • Helen Hairston — 92, of Water Valley died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.
                  • Bobby Dee “Buddy” King — 60, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

                   (June 28, 2011, Page 2)

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                    EAGLE named top paper in state — again

                    For the second year in a row, The Oxford EAGLE has been named the best small daily newspaper in Mississippi. The paper was honored with the General Excellence award and 24 other awards Saturday in Biloxi at the Mississippi Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. (June 27, 2011, Page 1)

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