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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Jon Scott

Monday’s obituaries

  • Dianah Hentz — 84, died Sunday at Tri-Lakes Medical in Batesville. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Bobby Lee Payton — 72, died Sunday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Clarence C. “C.C.” Pinson — 90, died Sunday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • James Clifford Smith Sr. — 73, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. There are no plans for a memorial service at this time. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of arrangements.

 (February 9, 2015, Page 3)

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    Sunday Focus – Teacher certification

    Being a board-certified teacher carries a lot of weight — and some extra cash — in the education world. Achieving this certification is described as “the highest mark of accomplishment in the profession,” by the Mississippi Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. (February 8, 2015, Page 1A)

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      Another property eyed for parking garage?

      Members of the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission met Friday with Mayor Pat Patterson in executive session to discuss a possible location for a parking garage and at undisclosed location. (February 8, 2015, Page 1A)

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        Only in Oxford – The Lyric

        The Lyric  was once a horse stable for William Faulkner’s family. Today, it’s a space for concerts, political debates, swimming parties, weddings and private benefits. (February 8, 2015, Page 1A)

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          Sunday’s obituaries

          • Homer H. Brower Sr. — 87, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services will be held at 3 this afternoon at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial will follow in Black Jack Cemetery in Batesville.
          • Eugene “Gene” Lavert Gathright, 81, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 this afternoon at Christ Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Toccopola Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

            (February 8, 2015, Page 3A)

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            Rep. Nunnelee dies after brain cancer, stroke

            U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi, a fiscal and social conservative elected to Congress in a Republican wave of 2010, died Friday. He was 56. Elizabeth Parks, the spokeswoman in Nunnelee’s congressional office, said he died at his home in Tupelo. In June 2014, Nunnelee had a stroke while surgeons were removing a cancerous brain tumor. In addition to chemotherapy and radiation, he underwent physical therapy and speech therapy to try to recover from the stroke. In an email to supporters in August 2014, Nunnelee said he had drawn strength from a Bible verse about giving thanks to God in all circumstances. (February 6, 2015)

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              Friday’s obituaries

              • Eugene Lavert Gathright — 81, died Thursday at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
              • Clarence E. Hilliard — 71, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford.
              • Peggy W. Muse — 86, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at South Sunflower County Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Itta Bena Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Itta Bena Cemetery. Wilson and Knight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
              • Thelma King Thweatt — 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at her home near Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

                (February 6, 2015, Page 3A)

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                Thursday’s obituaries

                • Claud Springer Beeler Jr. — 76, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at his home. Services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Yalobusha Primitive Baptist Church in Water Valley. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                • Thelma King Thweatt — 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at her home near Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

                 (February 5, 2015, Page 2A)

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                  This week in history – Yesterday’s Papers

                  During this week in Oxford’s history, a variety of issues were being brought before the community by The Oxford EAGLE. For instance, William Faulkner made the front page back in 1939 after earning rave reviews for his latest book, “The Wild Palms.” (February 4, 2015, Page 1)

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                    Wednesday’s obituaries

                    • Thomas Crisler “Cris” Baker — 33, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 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 sat the funeral home.
                    • Michael Wayne Wilkins — 50, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

                     (February 4, 2015, Page 3)

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