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Monday’s obituaries

  • Kay Robeson Nix — 62, died Friday, July 19, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi. A Celebration of Life memorial to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at The 5 Twelve Bed & Breakfast in Oxford. The Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Biloxi is in charge of arrangements.

 (July 22, 2013, Page 2)

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    Little store with a big history

    The College Hill Store has served the College Hill community for more than 175 years. The small historic structure provided goods for some of the earliest settlers in Lafayette County, and today it continues to be a gathering place for locals and visitors. (July 19, 2013, Page 1B)

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      Friday’s obituaries

      • Hayden Lane Vines — 49, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his home near Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
      • Curby White — 82, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Kingdom Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
      • Jerry Porter Wood — 77, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. A private graveside service will be held in the Garden of Memories located at Coleman Funeral Home.

       (July 19, 2013, Page 2A)

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        Thursday’s obituaries

        • Donna Burke Rakestraw — 77, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
        • Curby White — 82, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Kingdom Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

         (July 18, 2013, Page 2)

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          Wednesday’s obituaries

          • Virgle Jones — died Tuesday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
          • Francis Jo Lee McCormick — 77, died Monday, July 15, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services were held this morning at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial followed at Rocky Mt. Cemetery in Pittsboro.
          • Hayden Lane Vines — 49, died Tuesday at his residence near Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.

           (July 17, 2013, Page 2)

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            Friday’s obituaries

            • Indiana Price — 93, died this morning at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
            • Charles Carroll Scott — 78, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Lake Park Cemetery in Laurel.

             (July 5, 2013, Page 2A)

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              Old issues await new city leaders

              News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at changes in city government and issues awaiting the mix of returning and new aldermen. In particular, he expects changes involving the sale of cold beer and downtown parking. (July 5, 2013, Page 4A)

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                Wednesday-Thursday obituaries

                • Mary Alice Evans Beard — 75, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
                • Richard Campbell — 64, died Thursday, June 27, 201, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jeffrie Chapel M.B. Church, with burial to follow in the Beverly U.M. Church Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
                • Willie E. Herod — 63, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Friday at Providence U.M. Church in Abbeville. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
                • Elizabeth Ann “Pumpkin” Lewis — 55, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be form 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at New Hope M.B. Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
                • George E. Thompson — 78, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at his residence in Abbeville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association building. Burial will follow in East St. Peters M.B. Church Cemetery in Abbeville. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

                 (July 3, 2013, Page 2)

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                  Tuesday’s obituaries

                  • James Nesbit Butler — 86, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at his home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service in the atrium of First Baptist Church. Tutor Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
                  • Timothy Wayne Raines — 56, died Saturday, June 15, 2013. Services were held Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Prairieville, La.
                  • Judge Edwin H. Roberts Jr. — 65, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at his home in Lafayette County. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday, all at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
                  • Charles Scott — 78, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.

                   (July 2, 2013, Page 2)

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                    Monday’s obituaries

                    • Willie Herod — died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
                    • Elizabeth “Pumpkin” Lewis — 55, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
                    • Morris “Ray” Rayburn Rhyne — 66, died Saturday, June 20, 2013, at his brother’s home in Batesville. Services were held Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville, with the Rev. Al Mullan officiating. Burial followed in Cold Springs Cemetery near Sardis.
                    • Judge Ed Roberts — 65, died this morning at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
                    • George Thompson — 78, died Friday at his residence in Abbeville. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

                     (July 1, 2013, Page 2)

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