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Jon Scott

A valentine to those who do our dirty work

Valentine’s Day, News Editor Jonathan Scott writes, is about roses and romance – and sewage and those who deal with it. Scott relates an incident in his neighborhood and praises local city workers – and gives them a valentine – for their quick and successful work. (February 14, 2013, Page 4)

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    Wednesday’s obituaries

    • Nancy Ann Smith Hampton — 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her home in Thaxton. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Rosemark Cemetery in Rosemark, Tenn. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the church Saturday. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

     (February 13, 2013, Page 2)

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      Tuesday’s obituaries

      • Jasmine Alford — 19, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Water Valley City Auditorium. Burial will follow in the Rocky Mt. M.B. Church Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
      • William S. “Boob” Groner — 89, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Batesville. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

       (February 12, 2013, Page 2)

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        MPA honors Eagle ad staff with 13 awards

        The advertising staff of The Oxford EAGLE received 13 awards at the annual Mississippi Press Association’s 2012 Better Newspaper Contest, advertising division. Included in the awards were one for first place, three for second place and nine for third place. (February 11, 2013, Page 5)

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          Monday’s obituaries

          • Hubert Russell “Sut” Fisher — 62, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at East St. Peter M.B. Church. Burial will follow be in East St. Peter Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
          • William S. “Boob” Groner — 89, died this morning at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
          • Thomas Stanford Hayes Jr. — 84, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale, with burial to follow in the Oakridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening, with a prayer service starting at 7 at the church in Clarksdale. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is in charge of arrangements.
          • Milton Lee Lewis — 57, died Friday at Select Specialty Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
          • James R. “Chuck” Sanders — 66, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

           (February 11, 2013, Page 2)

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            Hospital’s new CEO ready to meet health care challenges

            Bill Henning started his job this past Monday as the CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of heading up a hospital at a time when it’s about to build a $300 million medical center in the community. (February 8, 2013, Page 1A)

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              Friday’s obituaries

              • Melanie Hollowell Chance — 53, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for three hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
              • Hubert “Soot” Fisher — 62, died Thursday at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
              • Jessie Marie “ReeBaby” Fox — 68, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Tuesday at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association building. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at East Providence M.B. Church. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
              • Otra V. Smith — 94, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem CME Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 6:15 this evening at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.

               (February 8, 2013, Page 2A)

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                Thursday’s obituaries

                • Jessie Marie “ReBaby” Fox — 68, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
                • Frank Victor Hynous — 55, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his home in Paris. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Various individuals are invited to speak. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                • William “Neg” Pettis Sr. — 89, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Buford Chapel UM Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
                • Berkley Redmond — 85, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association building in Oxford. Burial will follow in Hurricane Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                • Geraldine Westmoreland Smith — 63, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Clear Creek M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, with family present from 5 to 7, and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
                • Joseph Adam Taylor — 15, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Camp Hill, Ala. A memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Oxford Church of Christ in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.

                 (February 7, 2013, Page 2)

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                  Wednesday’s obituaries

                  • George David Churchill — 83, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Mo. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, Mo. Burial will follow in Hillview Memorial Gardens in Farmington, Mo. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

                   (February 6, 2013, Page 2)

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                    Tuesday’s obituaries

                    • Sandra Fay Brigman Jackson — 71, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in Memphis. Burial will follow in the Poplar Grove Cemetery in Drummonds, Tenn. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.

                     (February 5, 2013)

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