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Friday, October 31, 2014

Jon Scott

Is state becoming a more welcoming place?

News Editor Jonathan Scott, here during LGBT History Month, looks at the progress made in equal rights and civil rights for all Americans around the country and in Mississippi. (October 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Thursday’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. Saturday 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.
    • Mamie Ioda Bishop Morgan — 106, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in Utica. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Green MB Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Pleasant Green Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, with family hour from 6 to 7, at Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Batesville.

     (October 23, 2014, Page 3A)

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      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

                Many people know the name of William Faulkner’s Oxford home Rowan Oak, but they may not know its relation to Scottish folklore. According to legend, the rowan tree is a symbol of protection that some believe wards off evil spirits. Keep that in mind if you decide to take a peaceful walk through the Bailey’s Woods Trail that leads to Faulkner’s former home this Halloween. (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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