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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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      Thursday’s obituaries

      • Elvis Oscar Champion Jr. — 83, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday 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.
      • Michael Vernard Orange — 53, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clear Creek M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Cypress Grove M.B. Church Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and visitation will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

       (October 16, 2014, Page 3A)

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        This week in Oxford history

        Back in 2004, the new Indoor Practice Facility at Ole Miss was just about finished, while in 1934, the original City Grocery on the Square was adding a meat market. These are some of the highlights that took place in Lafayette County during this week in local history. (October 15, 2014, Page 1A)

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          Wednesday’s obituaries

          • Betty Quay Cofer Cox — 76, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Oxford. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Turkey Creek Cemetery in Calhoun County. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
          • James Harvey Donnell Jr. — 94, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
          • Michael Vernon Orange — 53, died Monday in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
          • Sharon Pegues Orange — 50, died Monday in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

           (October 15, 2014, Page 2A)

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            Tuesday’s obituaries

            • Betty Q. Cofer Cox — 74, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
            • William “Bill” Oscar Jones — 69, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at his home in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pine Flat Cemetery in Oxford. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:40 p.m. prior to the service at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
            • Jefferey Gene Keel — 46, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.

             (October 14, 2014, Page 3)

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              Monday’s obituaries

              • Loyd James Connell — 88, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Acree Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the funeral home.
              • Gladys Thweatt Douglas — 92, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Providence Assisted Living Home in Batesville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.

               (October 13, 2014, Page 3)

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                Sunday Focus – Paid parking becomes norm

                It’s been about five weeks since paid parking returned to the Square area. Downtown merchants and city leaders say the parking meters seem to be working, and residents and visitors seem to be adapting. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)

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                  OSD may get millions for land

                  The Oxford School District has received some multi-million-dollar bids on several tracts of land it owns near the Square. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)

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                    Only In Oxford – Square Books

                    Square Books has been a haven for authors and book aficionados since being founded by Richard and Lisa Howorth in 1979. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)

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