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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jon Scott

Sunday’s obituaries

  • James Robert May Jr. — 51, died on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at his residence in 
Toccopola. A graveside service were held Nov. 2 at Bramlett Cemetery in Pontotoc. Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce was in charge of arrangements.
  • Helen Elizabeth Starnes — 89, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at her home in the Church Street Manor care facility in Ecru. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Springdale cemetery.

 (November 9, 2014, Page 3A)

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    City rubbish pickup enters pilot program

    In an effort to make Oxford look nicer, the city’s Solid Waste Department has developed a new pilot program for rubbish pickup in Oxford. (November 9, 2014, Page 1A)

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      Friday’s obituaries

      • Betty Jo Arnold — died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. No services are planned. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
      • Mary Lee Flacy Miller — 74, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Oxford. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

       (November 7, 2014, Page 3)

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        Thursday’s obituaries

        • Betty J. Arnold — 82, died Wednesday at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
        • Jeoffrey L. Gordon — 43, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and visitation will follow from 5 to 7 p.m., all at Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford.

         (November 6, 2014, Page 3A)

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          This week in Oxford history

          With this being an election week, we take a look back at the results from previous elections. Back in 1936, Lafayette County was a Blue Community that enthusiastically supported Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. By 2000, the community had turned Red by giving its support to George Bush. (November 5, 2014, Page 1A)

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            Wednesday’s obituaries

            • Edith Jensen Conkerton — 87, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at her home in Taylor. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
            • James Robert May Jr. — 51, died on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at his residence in 
Toccopola. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bramlett Cemetery in Pontotoc. Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce is in charge of arrangements.

             (November 5, 2014, Page 2A)

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              Tuesday’s obituaries

              • Miles Murphree Barnes — infant son of Turner and Brittany Barnes, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
              • Edith Conkerton — 87, died this morning at her home in Taylor. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
              • James Macon Moore — 71, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Baptist-DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. A memorial service will be held at a time and place to be announced. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.
              • James Nicholson — 65, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
              • James Leslie Trumbo — 68, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday 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.

               (November 4, 2014, Page 3)

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                Condominiums slated for Hwy. 6 denied

                Due to their concerns about traffic in the area, the members of the Oxford Planning Commission denied Thursday a special exception to allow a condominium residential development off Highway 6 West (November 2, 2014, Page 1A)

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                  Sunday Focus – Rooms for rent

                  Hotel developers are betting that Oxford’s ability to attract visitors to the community is only going to grow stronger in the coming years. That helps to explain why hundreds of new hotel rooms will be made available in the next few months. (November 2, 2014, Page 1A)

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                    Only in Oxford – Grove and Walk of Champions

                    As a place to tailgate, the Grove is second to none. In addition to hosting the “biggest pep rally” before every home football game at Ole Miss, this special piece of property has a growing legion of fans who want to preserve it for future generations. (November 2, 2014, Page 1A)

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