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Jon Scott

Fire at Lafayette High School

After a fire that shut down Lafayette High School this morning, school will reopen Tuesday with only limited disruption to some classes. The school district is working with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and an arrest is imminent, according to school officials.

 (February 4, 2013)

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    Monday’s obituaries

    • Frances Landreth Colvin — 56, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at her home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Pentecostal Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
    • Richard L. Conner — 76, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Yellow Leaf Cemetery.
    • Mary Gaynell Hudson — 65, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, near her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christian Rest Methodist Church in Lafayette Springs. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 8 this evening at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Oxford and for one hour prior to the service at the church.
    • Hazel Pack — 85, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Mt. Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
    • Berkley Redmond — 85, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
    • Nicholas “Nick” Sandefer — 82, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
    • Sara Sarullo Sherman — 82, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Waller Funeral Home of Oxford. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.
    • Geraldine W. Smith — 64, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

     (February 4, 2013, Page 2A)

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      Friday’s obituaries

      • William Pettis Sr. — 89, died this morning at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

       (February 1, 2013, Page 2A)

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        Thursday’s obituaries

        • Willis E. Burt — 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
        • Lois Smith Mooney — 58, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Mt. Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Calhoun County. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
        • Lula Mae Ivy Woodall — 93, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at her residence in Taylor. Services will be at held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association building in Oxford. Burial will followed in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the T.O.M.B. building. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

         (January 31, 2013, Page 2)

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          Wednesday’s obituaries

          • Liz Childress — 68, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2012, at her home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Baptist Church in Harmontown. Burial will follow in Fulmer Cemetery in the Harmontown community. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven is in charge of arrangements.
          • Mary Lois Johnsey — 76, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.

           (January 30, 2013, Page 2)

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            Tuesday’s obituaries

            • Willis Burt — 84, died this morning at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
            • Wanda Fae Crawley — 63, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at her home in Batesville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
            •  Frank James Ellis — 65, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. Services were held Saturday at the Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial followed at the Free Branch M.B. Church Cemetery in Holly Springs.
            • Roscoe Gandy — 86, died at his home near Oxford on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. There will be no funeral service. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.
            • Raymond Neely — 51, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Spring Hill North Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Green Goshen Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
            • Gene Saucier — 83, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
            • Jewel Mathis Swanson — 85, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

             (January 29, 2013, Page 2)

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              Monday’s obituaries

              • Margaret Karr Hewlett Crawford — 80, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
              • Cecil Derril Hale — 79, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
              • Mildred Tyler Lovelace — 84, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her home in Oxford. Graveside services were held Sunday in Pine Bluff Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
              • Gene Saucier — 83, died this morning at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.

               (January 28, 2013, Page 2)

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                Friday’s obituaries

                • LaDonna Renee Hamm — 40, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                • George William Reinemann — 58, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Henry Chapel at the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Panola County. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
                • John Edward Rockette — 63, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Viewmont Hospital in Detroit. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
                • Lula Mae Ivy Woodall — 93, died Thursday at her residence in Taylor. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

                 (January 25, 2013, Page 2A)

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                  Thursday’s obituaries

                  • Dr. Richard Lee Barnes — 58, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Conway County, Ark. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
                  • Maurice “Dock” Ven Brown — 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at his home near Toccopola. Services will be held at noon Friday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Toccopola Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                  • Samuel “Sam” Keith Havins — 19, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at St. David’s Hospital in Round Rock, Texas. Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Oxford. A memorial service will follow from 3 to 4.
                  • Marie P. Nelson — 87, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association building, with a repast at 6 in the fellowship hall of the TOMB building. Friends may bring food to the fellowship hall on Friday evening. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Hope M.B. Church. Burial will following in Cypress Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

                   (January 24, 2013, Page 2)

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                    Wednesday’s obituaries

                    • Gary W. Chandler — 55, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Memory Chapel in Laurel. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                    • James Dawson Hamilton — 94, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                    • Alice Katherine Fisk Herring — 92, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at her home in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of the College Hill Presbyterian Church. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall immediately following the service. Burial will follow at 4 in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                    • James Lafayette Huckaby — 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Driver’s Flat Baptist Church in Banner. Burial will follow in Driver’s Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

                     (January 23, 2013, Page 2A)

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