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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Jon Scott

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • William Brown Jr. — 63, died Monday at Methodist Hospital in Olive Branch. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Homes in Oxford.

 (February 18, 2015, Page 3A)

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    Tuesday’s obituaries

    • William “Bill” Wayne Beaver — 55, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.
    • Thomas Henry Heatherly — 86, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at his home in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
    • Wilma K. Morrow — 89, died Monday at the home of her daughter in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.
    • William Earl Williams — 44, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Homes in Oxford.

      (February 17, 2015, Page 3)

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      Monday’s obituaries

      • Ernestine Holt Aune — 83, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
      • Homer Samuel Greene — died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale, with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
      • Annie Redmond-Rodgers — 61, died Friday at her residence in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford.

       (February 16, 2015, Page 3)

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        Sunday Focus – Boom times are back

        After slowing down during the Great Recession, local development has regained its strength as the number of building permits and amount of new investment in construction near record levels. (February 15, 2015, Page 1A)

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          Litter meeting to address dirty situation

          A public meeting to discuss the local litter problem will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Oxford Police Training Center, located next to the Oxford Police Department on Molly Barr Road. (February 15, 2015, Page 1A)

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            Only in Oxford – Ventress Hall

            Ventress Hall on the campus of the University of Mississippi is one of UM’s most uniquely designed buildings. While it serves as the home of the College of Liberal Arts, it also contains some historic graffiti. (February 15, 2015, Page 1A)

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              Sunday’s obituaries

              No obituaries were submitted for publication today. (February 15, 2015, Page 2A)

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                Friday’s obituaries

                • Frederick Hilliard — 43, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at Methodist Charlton Hospital in Cedar Hill, Texas. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association building in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford.
                • Ronald O’Neal — 62, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Cahokia, Ill. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pontotoc Second Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Serenity-Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc.
                • Bennie W. Stehr — 88, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Grace Living Center in Clinton, Oklahoma. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Tula Cemetery in Lafayette County. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.

                 (February 13, 2015, Page 3A)

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                  A terrible truth that needs to be remembered

                  News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at a recent report titled “Lunching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror” and notes that communities should make a determined effort to remember and mark sites of these racial injustices so they can be discussed and explored more openly. (February 13, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    Thursday’s obituaries

                    • Diana “Pie” Hentz — 84, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at the Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with family hour from 4 to 6 p.m., all at the church. Hodges Funeral Homes in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                    • Clarence E. Hilliard — 71, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. at East Providence MB Church. Burial will follow in the Philadelphia MB Church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Hodges Funeral Homes in Oxford.
                    • Bobby Lee Payton — 72, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association building. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, with family hour from 5 to 6 p.m., all at Hodges Funeral Homes in Oxford.
                    • Clarence C. “C.C.” Pinson Jr. — 90, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clear Creek MB Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Gray’s Chapel Cemetery in Hudsonville. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

                     (February 12, 2015, Page 3A)

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